ESSEN Motor Show 2016: It was great
The Essen Motor Show has crossed the finishing line successfully: Around 360.000 enthusiastic fans visited the automobile fair from November 25 to December 4. Over 500 highly satisfied exhibitors showed numerous innovations and premieres at the performance festival at Messe Essen: On the generously dimensioned booth of BMW, the new M Performance Parts for the BMW M4 gave their European premiere. Ford-Werke presented the new Ford Kuga and the current racing version of the GT. Skoda started its SUV offensive with the German premiere of the Kodiaq.
"The Essen Motor Show has impressively proven its exceptional position amongst the worldwide automobile fairs: Here, performance vehicles and makes are veritably celebrated. That was strongly noticeable this year, too," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, summarised the positive mood in the halls. "The enthusiasm for performance series vehicles and motorsports becomes tangible in Essen, not least due to highlights such as the special exhibition on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Ferrari. I am already looking forward to 2017. Then, the ideal sponsorship of ADAC and the Essen Motor Show will celebrate its 30th birthday," according to Hermann Tomczyk, Sports President of the General German Automobile Club (ADAC).