Paris show attracted fewer visitors this year

Paris - This year's Paris Motor Show lured fewer visitors than it did in 2014 mainly due to a perceived risk of terror attacks, organisers said on Monday.

From September 29 to October 16, about 1.1 million people visited the biennial auto exhibition at the la Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, down by 14 percent from 2014.

The Renault Trezor concept car shows off on the Renault stand. File picture: Benoit Tessier / Reuters.

“The decrease in the number of its visitors compared to the 2014 edition should be put in the context of the 15 to 30 percent decrease in the attendance rate of all national events since Nov. 13, 2015,” organisers said in a statement.

“The Paris Motor Show is still the most visited automobile show in the world,” the organisers added.

More than 230 brands participated in the Paris show this year, although some of the bigger carmakers decided not to participate, these being Rolls-Royce, Ford, Mazda, Aston-Martin, Bentley, and Lamborghini.


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