Geneva Motor Show: When to watch the premieres online

In response to the cancellation of this year’s Geneva Motor Show, automobile manufacturers have rescheduled their announcements as online events. (AFP pic)

GENEVA: Since the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled last week, a slew of vehicle manufacturers have announced over the past few days that, in response, they will be showing off their new cars and tech digitally instead.

In response to the Geneva Motor Show cancellation, a conference that was supposed to officially open to the public this Thursday, several car manufacturers announced over the past few days that the announcements that were planned to take place in Switzerland will instead take place online.

Here’s a summary of when you can watch what were supposed to be some of the biggest reveals in Switzerland this year.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has scheduled a press conference for Monday at 3:30pm GMT during which they will announce the “return of a legend.”


Audi will be unveiling the new A3 Sportback on March 3 at 8:50am GMT.

The Sportback iteration of the model is expected to debut while a sedan version will make an appearance later this year.


Bentley will host a digital press conference to unveil the Mulliner Bacalar on March 3 at 8:30am GMT.

The model will be the second two-seater made by the company during years.


BMW will be premiering the i4 concept car on March 3 at 7:15am GMT.

While the i4 is just an all-electric concept model, it previews a production model that we could see in the near future.


Honda has scheduled its Geneva presentation for March 3 at 8:00am GMT.

The company stated that it will be showcasing its “e:TECHNOLOGY range of electrified and connected technologies” alongside the new Jazz and Jazz Crosstar.


McLaren scheduled its online press conference for March 3 at 8:30am GMT.

The online event will be hosted by company CEO Mike Flewitt who will reveal a brand-new mystery supercar.


Mercedes-Benz is to reveal an updated E-Class sedan on March 3 at 7:45am GMT.

In addition to the world premiere of the new E-Class taking place online, the company will also digitally outline their electrification and sustainability plans.


Volkswagen will be presenting a new Touareg and the eighth-generation Golf GTI on March 3 at 8:10am GMT.

The new Touareg will be the first in the model’s history to have an electrified powertrain.

All events will be held online so that the hundreds of thousands of visitors who planned on attending the show can view from the safety of their own home.