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On 12 September 2013 the 65th IAA Cars will open its doors. While the first two days are reserved for trade visitors, from 14 September onwards the exhibition will be open to the general public. And there are numerous automobile-related special activities for visitors of all ages. Fun behind the steering wheel, the children’s cinema, and quiet breaks.
Two major country-themed events will take place at the 65th IAA Cars: the IAA symposium entitled "The Transatlantic Partnership – Opportunities and Challenges” on 18 September 2013, dealing extensively with trade relations between the EU and the USA, and the "8th IAA India Day” on 13 September 2013, which will focus on Indo-German relations.
The 65th IAA Cars will be characterised by two strategically important technological innovation topics: electric mobility and connected cars. These two technology drivers will not only be visible at the exhibitors’ stands, but will also receive detailed treatment at two one-day IAA symposia.
In July new registrations of passenger cars in Western Europe increased by a good 4 per cent to reach 954,300 units. Following April, this is the second month of growth this year. "The positive July result on the Western European passenger car market is a good start for the stabilisation of the automotive business we expected on this important market in the second half of the year.
Vehicles premiered at the IAA 30 years ago become the latest historic vehicles/ 150 years of the Red
These cars are just 30 years young and already well on the way to being classic cars. At the IAA 2013 the "Special show of historic vehicles” is presenting cars premiered at the IAA in 1983 – under the slogan "The stars of 1983 – where are they now?” Today the vehicles on display are 30 years old and therefore can be registered as historic vehicles for the first time.
The 65th IAA Cars in Frankfurt will not only host numerous world premieres; the world‘s most important trade fair for mobility is also a major congress with a large number of specialist events. One of the highlights will be financial aspects associated with cars – taxes, import duties and financial services.
65th IAA Cars: again large numbers of exhibitors and area despite economic situation in Western Euro
"Even in these difficult times the IAA is a rock of stability: the number of exhibitors (around 1,000) and the exhibition area (around 230,000 square meters) have both reached the high levels seen in 2011 – despite weakness on the Western European passenger car market,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in Berlin.
The German passenger car market grew by 2 per cent to 253,150 units in July 2013. That is the second rise this year, following growth in April. However, the last month had one more working day than July 2012. In the first seven months of this year 1.76 million passenger cars were newly registered in Germany (-7 per cent).
The situation on the international markets displayed marked contrasts again in June too. The dynamics in the Chinese market were confirmed once more in the past month. Sales rose by almost 15 percent by comparison with June 2012.
"When science and business are networked intelligently, this benefits Germany as an industrial location. Interfaces such as the "acs Automotive Center Südwestfalen” bring small and medium-sized suppliers and research institutes together and strengthen the entire German automotive industry with innovative ideas,” explained Dr Ulrich Eichhorn...
Starting immediately, journalists from all over the world can register online for the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars. This year the exhibition will be held in Frankfurt am Main, opening its doors to the international public from 12 to 22 September.
Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, who has been on the Management Board of Daimler AG since 18 February 2010 and in this capacity Head of Daimler Trucks Division since 1 April 2013, was today elected chairman of the Board Group Commercial Vehicles at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
VDA’s Commercial Vehicle Symposium 2013: "The commercial vehicle industry in global competition – mo
"In the future commercial vehicles will become even more efficient. The commercial vehicle industry is making a key contribution to mastering the coming growth in freight transport in a sustainable manner,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the VDA, at the Association’s Commercial Vehicle Symposium 2013 in Berlin.
Trends on the international vehicle markets continued to vary in May. Demand for new vehicles rose by 8 per cent in the USA, and by a good 14 per cent in China. Light vehicle sales in Brazil climbed by almost 10 per cent. In Western Europe, on the other hand, May saw a fall of nearly 6 per cent with Germany, France and Italy struggling most against weak demand.
Berlin, 15 June 2013. "A free trade zone between the United States and the EU offers considerable opportunities for the automotive industry, because although the American and European markets account for around 40 per cent of all vehicle sales world-wide, import barriers still exist between two economic areas.
Berlin, 13 June 2013. Today the European Commission proposed a Regulation on installing eCall systems in new cars. It envisages equipping all new vehicle types in the EU with automatic emergency call systems from October 2015 onwards.
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