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Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2018

Crocus Expo, Pavilion 3, outdoor area

Organizers: Association of Russian Automakers (OAR) NP, Crocus Expo

The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) is the main national exhibition event of automotive profile and according to the calendar of the international industry shows supported by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles (OICA) is held in Russia once in two years (even years).

Since 2006 the Moscow International Automobile Salon has become a significant event in the automobile life of Russia. Today it is ranked among the top five European motor shows alongside with the Geneva, Paris and Frankfurt auto shows.

Chairman Association of Russian Automakers NP,
Director General KAMAZ PTC
Sergey Kogogin

The Autosalon has been evolving. MIAS18 reflects the main, current trends in organization and holding of a new format of a motor show: interactivity of the project and emotional involvement of attendees increases. The event is a genuine fiesta for all car devotees. For those experienced drivers who cannot imagine their life without a car and for those who dream about joining the army of car owners. For those who do not consider their rides to be just a vehicle!

This year the Moscow Autosalon gathered the brightest premieres and novelties from the leaders of the Russian automobile market. Families of model ranges will be displayed by: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, KIA, Huyndai, AVTOVAZ, Geely, GAC, Haval, Lifan, JAC, IKCO and many others. The premiere of the national AURUS brand will become the highlight of the project. Besides well equipped test drive sites are waiting for the guests of Crocus Expo. The test drives will not only provide the opportunity to test vehicles but to improve also driving skills in precarious conditions.

The impressive MIAS18 exposition is accommodated in the halls of the biggest, the third, Crocus Expo pavilion and also on the outdoor areas. The largest stand about 2500 sq m has been presented by the KIA company. AVTOVAZ, Huyndai, Renault, Lifan, GAC, Haval, Geely are also notable for their exhibit spaces. Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stands impress by enormous scales 10 000 sq m.

The organizers of the project did everything possible to make the visit to the motor show not only interesting, but also the most comfortable. There is a spacious free parking lot, infrastructure offers convenient exits from the metro station right to pavilions, foodcourt zone is located directly on the MIAS18 site. In addition reasonable prices and online sale of tickets which are separated into categories Office Days and Weekend have been specially established for the motor show.

August 30, the first working day for visitors is Business Day. Holders of the tickets of the category will have an opportunity to admire the exposition and experience communication with representatives of manufacturers in a comfortable and businesslike atmosphere. Besides the Forum Russian Automotive Industry: Challenges of the global market, problems, opportunities, prospects will be held within the frames of the Business Day. Panel discussions, conferences, round tables for discussion of the most urgent issues related to automotive industry of Russia will be held at the forum. Among topics of the forum are: State support of the automotive sector and export of motor vehicles, dynamics of automobile production in Russia; Localisation issues and promotion of local manufacture of automotive components; Technical regulation in the Eurasian Economic Union, harmonisation of regional and international requirements and others.

Automotive industry of Russia develops actively, there are not only new models of motor vehicles but also new competences thanks to which innovation projects, such as electric, connected, driverless and use of alternative types of fuel are being implemented.

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Denis Manturov

MIAS18 headliners

Renault: world premiere ARKANA! Group Renault releases the first teaser of an absolutely new crossover show-car. Thanks to the unique solutions for its class in the field of design and engineering, the novelty will take a special place in the product line of Renault and will be a real breakthrough for the Russian SUV-market, strengthening the leadership of Renault Russia in this promising, fast-growing segment. The production of the new crossover will be set up at Renault Moscow plant, which was selected as the first industrial site to manufacture the new global C-crossover thanks to its high quality and processes standards.

AURUS: the world premiere of the brand! There will be displayed two absolutely new models AURUS SENAT sedan and AURUS SENAT limousine. The cars have been designed on the Unified Modular Platform under the AURUS brand. The best experts and engineers from the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engine Institute NAMI designed vehicles possessing unique characteristics and combining exclusive performance characteristics, perfect comfort, safety, unsurpassed protection of passengers and pedestrians. The AURUS cars open a new page in the history of the automotive industry of Russia!

AVTOVAZ: the largest Russian car maker keeps intrigue until the event opening, preparing novelties or updating five positions of the lineup. The slogan of the official teaser published by the company is Premiere, Which will Change Everything. At the moment it is already known that one of the premiere will be a serial version of the Lada Vesta Cross. In addition, AvtoVAZ will bring to the Crocus Expo an updated Granta, which will finally receive the front part in the Vesta style. Most likely restyled Granta debuts at once in two bodies: a sedan and a liftback.

Hyundai Motor CIS: the company will unveil the Russian premiere of a new Hyundai Santa Fe. The fourth generation of Santa Fe SUV which became in the past the first model of the Hyundai crossovers lineup boasts numerous improvements.

GAC Motor: the heads of the company consider Russia to be overseas strategic market. The models GA3S and GS5S which have already obtained Customs Union Certificate and will be launched according to market needs will be presented at the show.

JAC Motors: the guests of the Moscow Autosalon will be one of the first to eyewitness two novelties from JAC Motors: the automaker will display two crossovers JAC S3 and JAC S5.

KIA Motors: the greatest number of the new products! New third generation of Ceed hatchback will be the main KIA premier at the MIAS. Created on a new platform, it appears more mature and sportive. New Ceed Sportswagon will be presented as well. The most spacious load compartment in its class will be a convincing advantage for the customers. The third generation KIA Cerato sedan with automatic gearbox will be another bright premier. Its sales in Russia will start in October 2018. The fourth model making its debut will be the updated version of worlds most popular KIA model Sportage. Its power unit lineup has been expanded and include a new 2.4 GDI 184 bhp petrol engine.

Lifan: The guests of the Moscow Autosalon in Crocus Expo will have an opportunity to get acquainted with a new version of the seven-seat crossover LIFAN MYWAY with a five-speed automatic transmission which the company has introduced recently to the Russian market. All in all the stand will attract visitors with displayed 7, X70, 80, renewed LIFAN MYWAY with automatic transmission and Lifan 820 EV midsize electric sedan. The attendees will have also an opportunity to get acquainted with the models which havent been presented at the Russian market yet but have already gained popularity and are in demand in China.

Volkswagen: the brand will display Touareg, Teramont, PoloJOY and a new version of Volkswagen Tiguan, Arteon and I.D. Volkswagen will be for the first time presented in an innovative format arranging a special area devoted to modern technologies. The visitors will get unique experience of acquaintance with bestsellers from Volkswagen by means of advanced digital technologies

Haval: premiere of the new F7 crossover! The model will be manufactured on the conveyor of the Russian plant Haval in Tula region already in 2019. In addition to stylish design, the crossover is equipped with a number of technologies voice-activated control, connection to the Internet, connection of mobile devices and other options meeting needs of modern young people.

Yandex.Taxi: unveils its autonomous car project. The prototype of a self-driving car the company has developed is a step towards a comprehensive set of driverless technologies for application across a wide range of industries. There will be an opportunity to test a self-driving car opposite the Crocus Expo pavilions within MIAS18. Yandex.Taxis effort in developing the self-driving car technology aims at creating a fully-fledged autopilot functionality, which is described as Level 5, according to the currently universally accepted classification system for automated vehicles.

Commercial vehicles Group GAZ: the first two models of driverless electric buses GAZel NEXT equipped with two different types of autonomous driving systems will be for the first time displayed for the wide audience.

Maserati official club in Russia: seven Maserati cars in one place! Among the novelties, visitors of the exhibition will be able to see 2 cars: Maserati Levante in the tuning package Shtorm and Maserati Ghibli also with a set of carbon parts from LARTE Design. Five Club cars, released in limited edition, will demonstrate the evolution of the sports coupe from the 80s of the last century to the present Biturbo RACING, Ghibli Primatist, Shamal, GranSport MC Victory and GranTurismo MC Stradale.

Look into future at Mobilistic18 festival

The future of transport and logistics will be presented at the event. The festival of innovative technologies Mobilistic demonstrating the prospects of vehicles development will be for the first time held within the frames of the Moscow Autosalon. In focus modern solutions in the automotive industry, alternative means of transport, electric transport, autonomous driving and smart projects. Bright ideas of the modern mobility and futuristic concepts of people and things movement, electric transport, autonomous driving, alternative fuel, space travels, drones, smart cities of the future only a part of what awaits the guests of the festival. Mobilistic presents the smart mobility lifestyle of the future, specialists talk about concepts and visions and visitors experience and try ideas.

The organizers of the project are Emin Agalarov, First Vice President of Crocus Group, and George Redlhammer, Advisor to the First Vice President and ideological inspirer of the Mobilistic.

MIAS choose your car!

Moscow International Automobile Salon will become the next indicative event for the development of the automotive industry in our country and will serve as additional incentive for filling of the Russian market with modern and high-quality cars.

Crocus Expo and the Association of Russian Automakers (OAR) NP would like to express their gratitude to general information partners of MIAS18 Avtoradio and Avto Plus TV channel, to general Internet partner Auto.ru and also to all Mass media which have rendered information support to the project.

See you at the Moscow Autosalon!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SALON 2018

09.07.2018

Venue: Moscow, Crocus Expo
Dates:
August 31 – September 9
August 29 – Press Day
August 30 – Business Day

At the end of summer every other year Crocus Expo traditionally opens the Moscow International Automobile Salon – a genuine fiesta for all car devotees. For those experienced drivers who cannot imagine their life without a car and for those who dream about joining the army of car owners. For those who do not consider their rides to be just a vehicle!

The brightest exposition of the latest developments in the world of automobile production will be accommodated inside the halls of the largest expo centre pavilion and outdoors.

MIAS is the unique multiformat event incorporating:

  • exposition of the leading automotive brands and automotive companies;
  • test drive areas providing an opportunity not only to test a car but also to learn driving skills in difficult driving conditions.

MIAs opens up wide opportunities to:

  • be the first to see premieres from global automobile brands;
  • explore in details car models to one’s liking and to gain comprehensive information about them;
  • participate in various drawings and quests with prizes and gifts from exhibitors;
  • enjoy many positive emotions from this awesome combination of technological innovation and exceptional cars.

What is in store for MIAS’18 visitors?

  • Presentations, contests, interactive entertainments and children’s play grounds.
  • Special ticket prices on office days, online tickets at a discounted price.
  • Comfort atmosphere of the fairgrounds offering free parking lots and direct exit doors from the metro station to the pavilions.

And of course all other advantages of the well developed Crocus City infrastructure!

The sales leaders of the Russian automobile market will be presented at MIAS’18.

Besides a festival of innovative technologies Mobilistic demonstrating the prospects of vehicles development will be for the first time organized within the frames of the event. In focus – modern solutions in the automotive industry, alternative means of transport, electric transport, pilotless driving and smart projects.

Bright ideas of the modern mobility and futuristic concepts of people and things movement, electric transport, autonomous driving, alternative fuel, space travels, drones, smart cities of the future – only a part of what awaits the guests of the festival. Visitors of Mobilistic will for the first time in Russia have an opportunity to get acquainted with the most innovative electric vehicles, to test electro-and autonomous transport, to see the new Formula-E racer and other fantastic developments ready to become a new reality or already realized.

MIAS’18 headliners

AVTOVAZ: the largest Russian car maker will prepare several surprises.
“I can't tell you about everything in details otherwise it is unlikely to be a surprise”, – comments Jan Ptacek, Executive Vice-president for sales and marketing.

Hyundai Motor CIS: the company will unveil the Russian premiere of a new Hyundai Santa Fe.
The fourth generation of Santa Fe SUV which became in the past the first model of the Hyundai crossovers lineup boasts numerous improvements including a more muscular exterior that makes it stand out in this hugely competitive segment and innovative, unique for the branch solutions for active safety.

KIA Motors Rus: the new Ceed hatchback of new generation will become the highlight of KIA’s exposition. Designed, developed and engineered in Europe, the next-generation Ceed features innovative new technologies and engines, a mature and athletic new design, and a more engaging drive. The line-up of the Ceed models is one of the segment leaders in Russia and the new generation will strengthen KIA’s market positions.
The car maker will also display the fastest car in the history of the brand – Stinger, the updated flagship Sorento Prime crossover, a new version of the subcompact Picanto X-Line hatchback and also a number of other novelties.

Renault Russia: the world premiere of a new model – C-segment crossover which will be made at the Renault Moscow-based factory and will expand Renault SUV lineup since the company is the leader of the range in the Russian market. The new vehicle will be a real breakthrough for the Russian SUV-market, strengthening the leadership of Renault Russia in this promising, fast-growing segment. The crossover will become the first implementation of the new strategy for the development of the brand in Russia – My country. My discoveries. My Renault.

LIFAN: the Chinese company will introduce a new seven-seat crossover MYWAY. In the Russian market Lifan MYWAY will be available with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 125 hp which is combined with a five-speed automatic transmission.
“It is not just a long-awaited novelty, it is a new step in LIFAN’s development”, – notes Wang Xiaolong, Executive Director of Lifan Motors Rus.

JAC Motors: a large Chinese car maker, the debutant of the Moscow Autosalon, has prepared for the Russian motor enthusiasts two novelties: S3 and S5 – modern city crossovers, combining European philosophy and oriental embodiment of the idea of dynamics and elegance.

Volkswagen Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands will display their innovative developments in the field of green technologies and electric car making in the special area devoted to modern technologies. MIAS 2018 visitors will have an opportunity to see Russian premieres of Teramont and Touareg SUVs. Besides, the visitors will have an opportunity to experience the thrill of test drives of the brand family cars including the premieres of 2018 at the Volkswagen’s big exposition.

AURUS: The world premiere of cars designed on the Unified Modular Platform under the AURUS brand will take place at the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engine Institute NAMI stand within the frames of the Moscow Autosalon 2018. President Putin, inaugurated for the fourth term May 7, 2018, drove from the Kremlin's Senate building to Andreevsky Hall in the brand new Russian-made limo. The project Kortezh envisions the creation of a family of luxury vehicles, including a limousine, sedan and minivan, based on a single platform.
Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, stated that the enormous amount of works had been done starting from the launch of the project and all the most perspective design solutions, technologies and tendencies in the global automotive industry had been explored and analyzed.

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MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SALON / MIAS 2016

Organizers: the Association of Russian Automakers NP, Crocus Expo IEC
under support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
and the Association of European Businesses in Russia

General Information Partners: AvtoRadio, Avtomir, Gazeta.ru, AvtoPlus

The leading national automotive event of the year in Russia was held August 24 September 4, 2016 in Crocus Expo IEC! The event runs every other year on even years in accordance with the exhibition calendar of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles (OICA). The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) demonstrated to the wide audience of specialists and motor enthusiasts the novelties and tendencies of the global automotive industry.

Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation; Sergey Kogogin, Chairman of the Association of Russian Automakers NP, KAMAZ PTC Director General; Nicolas Maure, AVTOVAZ JSC President; Frank Schauff, Director General of the Association of European Businesses in Russia; Igor Korovkin, Executive Director of the Association of Russian Automakers NP, made tour at the exposition of the salon during the dense with professional events and presentations Press Day.

Autosalon is not only a global review of the best novelties, but the demonstration of the latest trends in the industry, benchmarks towards which aim all world brands. The army of car fans is increasing in Russia attracting more and more people into fascinating automotive world. Common motorists were attracted to the show aiming to discover and explore new cars, to compare competitors on the same platform and to plan a purchase. And also to admire impressive supercars, concepts and, as always, the most beautiful girls of the motor show.

The leader of the national automotive industry AVTOVAZ produced quite an impression not only by the largest in its history stand (19 cars on 2 000 sq m of exhibit space) but by a number of concept cars. LADA designer Steve Mattin noted that designers worked hard on the development of new models aiming to present to public new results. Six concept cars were displayed at the Moscow Autosalon: LADA X-ode Concept a car that is designed to demonstrate the possible development of a lineup LADA and show a new design concept, currently produced X-Ray and Vesta cars, new concepts of cross-version Vesta and X-Ray cars, as well as the version of LADA Vesta SW Cross Concept the off-road version of the station wagon and sport-versions of Vesta and X-Ray models.

One of the most important events of the year for Mercedes-Benz was the 130th anniversary of the car created by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. In honour of the event Mercedes-Benz, a participant of the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2016, invited all owners of Mercedes-Benz cars to their stand which was accommodated in their hall! The producer brought many cars to the Autosalon. The list of cars included G500 4x4, GLC 250 Coupe, SLC 43, E 43, GLC 43, S 63 Cabrio and C 43 Cabrio, sport Mercedes-AMG and magnificent Mercedes-Maybach. Many of the cars were available for test drives. Premiere of new Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 was held within the frames of Stars & Cars event with participation of famous brand fans: Polina Gagarina, Vitaly Petrov, Evgeny Plushenko, Valery Meladze, Vera Brezhneva and Dima Bilan.

Hyundai Korean company displayed their main novelty SUV-B Hyundai Creta crossover in all various packagings. It is the second model of the brand assembled at the Russian plant in St. Petersburg. Representatives of the company noted that they had got about 3000 orders for the car already.

Changan Automobile Company Limited at the Moscow International Automobile Salon introduced the first compact crossover CS35, assembled at the production facilities in Lipetsk Region. Changan plant, which is located in the Lipetsk region, will work on the principle of SKD. At present, the company assembles only compact crossovers CS35, but eventually the company plans to expand the model range. During the MIAS 2016 Changan also introduced two sedans: Raeton, business-class sedan and the car Alsvin V7 that had never been exhibited in Russia. As noted in Changan, by 2020 the company plans to expand presented in Russia model range and to increase its share in the Russian market up to 5%.

Volvo presented a new 2017 family at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. The main premiere from Volvo became Volvo S90 premium class sedan. The car was for the first time unveiled for the general Russian audience at OBUKHOV GK stand. The S90 marks a giant step forward for Volvo Cars. The Swedish car maker is better known for its SUVs and estates, but with the launch of the S90 Volvo is clearly intent on shaking up the premium sedan segment with its distinctive executive class sedan. Equipped with a host of new technologies ranging from cutting edge safety to cloud-based apps and services, the S90 is further proof of the Swedish brands continuing transformation. A new version of Volvo V40 Cross Country was also displayed at the motor show. The list of new cars included S60 sedan, S60 Cross Country off-road sedan, sports V60 Cross Country wagon, compact XC60 crossover, luxury XC90 SUV and Volvo V40 Cross Country compact hatchback.

Chinese brands do not lose ambitions and wait for a successful moment to expand in Russia. For example, Geely told about changes in the cars produced in cooperation with Volvo specialists and presented five models including Geely Emgrand GT (GC 9) representative sedan the first car of the brand created by the international team of designers under Peter Horberi leadership. Also the company brought the first 4WD NL-3 crossover equipped with the interactive multimedia Apple CarPlay system, compact Geely Emgrand Cross crossover, Geely GL (FE-5) conceptual sedan and new generation of the Emgrand X7 crossover.

China's Dongfeng Motor Corp. unveiled a number of its novelties including its new flagship A9 sedan at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. The A9 uses a platform from joint venture partner PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. The model was developed on the platform of the Citroen C5. It is a 5-meter long premium class sedan. A very nice interior with shiploads of woods and leather. The corporation also displayed Rich New pickup, minivan DFM 370, DFM A9 business sedan, a medium size crossover and and class sedans!

TOPCAR stand presented a long awaited premiere of their special project for Porsche 991 Turbo/S Stinger GTR gen.2. Besides they showcased the two bestsellers of 2016: Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe INFERNO and Mercedes-Benz GLE Wagon INFERNO. TOPCAR has been in tuning premium segment since 2004. It is a world famed company successfully competing in the global market. Their products are exhibited at the largest motor shows worldwide: Essen Motor Show (Germany), Top Marques (Monaco), Geneva International Motor show.

Bike Land company, the official distributor of the Austrian brand KTM, whose motorcycles have been for decades conquering the world Championships in motocross, for the first time exhibited at the show. They presented the latest models for enduro races of EXC series and cross motorbikes of SX 2016 series.

Kawasaki stand showcased a variety of motor bikes including Ninja H2 sport motor bike and powerful Versys1000. The exposition attracted many motor bike fans and just project guests.

Presentation of the SHUTTLE project, exclusive concept of urban transportation system with unmanned (driverless) buses, took place at the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2016. The transport vehicle has been developed and designed in the scientific and research centre NAMI Russian Federation Federal State Unitary Enterprise. The key partners of the SHUTTLE project are KAMAZ and Yandex.

RTR Show of Masters, integral and essential part of large scale automotive events in Crocus Expo IEC, was held within the frames of the Moscow Autosalon. Among the participants of the show were KAMAZ MASTER team, Autorodeo LADA, LEGENDS RUSSIA SERIES and others. The outdoor area opposite from Crocus Expo Pavilion 3 was filled with motors roaring, tires squeal and exclamations of the audience striving to cheer up professional athletes performing spectacular drifting rides on rear-wheel sports cars, stunt riding on sport motorbikes on forward and back wheels, jumps and many other things.

Porsche Driving Center Russia arranged a special obstacles course for test drives. Attendees had an opportunity to improve sports cars driving skills and to get useful tips from experienced instructors on art of safe and polite driving.

Fans of motor sport appreciated LADA Vesta TC1, the vehicle of LADA SPORT ROSNEFT pilot Gabriele Tarquini who had participated in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

A number of photo and autograph sessions were organized with the stars of the world and national sport: Alexei Nemov, Evgeny Plushenko, Vitaly Petrov, Gabriele Tarquini, football players Lorenzo Melgarejo and Fernando, hockey players Konstantin Glazachev and Nikita Bespalov.

The second Friday of MIAS, September 2, 2016, was declared the Education Day aiming to assist professional orientation of young generation. The event was supported by the Association of Russian Automakers NP and the leading higher education institutions of the country. The Educational Day of the Moscow International Automobile Salon is the major event of professional orientation for the automotive industry. Companies of the automotive market, profile educational organizations of various levels and representatives of younger generation willing to obtain good promotion in automotive business met this day on the same platform. Participation in the event provided an opportunity to young people to gain a reliable insight about opportunities of professional development in the automotive industry and to producers to lay the foundation of the personnel reserve for the industry. Mercedes Benz RUS, Mitsubishi Motors RUS, Hyundai Motor CIS, BMW Group Russia, Renault Russia, NAMI Russian Federation Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Kia Motors RUS and AVTOVAZ JSC supported this socially important idea.

About 500 000 visitors came to the motor show during 12 days! Moscow International Automobile Salon 2016 was a complete business success and many car makers will return here and will continue to place Russia high on the list of targeted territories. Despite the changes taking place in Russia and in the automotive sector, the show continues to complement and reflect the industrys demand and is a promotional opportunity not to be missed!

We would like to express gratitude to all participant and information partners of
the Moscow Autosalon and to all who had provided support to the project!

See you in 2018!

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MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SALON / MIAS 2016

Crocus Expo IEC, August 24 September 4, 2016

Organizers: the Association of Russian Automakers NP
Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre
Under support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
and the Association of European Businesses

Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS), the leading national automotive event of the year, is held in Russia in accordance with the exhibition calendar of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles (OICA)every other year on even years. The next sixth edition of Autosalon will be held August 24 September 4, 2016 in Crocus Expo IEC.

During all previous years, including the periods of the world economic crisis, organizational level and quality of expositions of the Moscow Autosalon were highly appreciated both by its participants the leading global car makers, and visitors numerous army of motorists, and also heads of the international exhibition structures which are engaged in the organization of motor shows in many countries. Constructive cooperation between the organizers of the project, representatives of automobile companies and the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses in Russia contributed to the successful holding of the exhibitions. Today, in the conditions of a difficult economic and a complicated political situation, the interaction resulted in the presentation of an adequate exposition.

Thus despite not the best period for all participants of the national automobile market in the sphere of business development, many of them have confirmed their participation in the Moscow Motorshow, namely: AVTOVAZ, Changan, DFM, FAW, Geely, Hyundai, IKCO, LARTE Design, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes SMART, UzAvto and Obukhov, an official dealer of Volvo Cars, will also take part in the project. Thus the leading car makers showed their respect to the thousands of Russian motor-car enthusiasts which are looking forward to their main event. The organizers are confident that visitors of the show, and not only they, will highly appreciate the efforts of the exhibitors, first of all by increase in the purchases of their cars, and the exhibitors will strengthen their positions on the market of Russia. The organizers decreased the price of entrance tickets thus attracting many visitors to the show.

Press conferences of the Moscow Autosalon exhibitors will be held August 24 within the frames of united Press and Business Days.

RTR Show of Masters, integral and essential part large scale automotive events in Crocus Expo IEC, will be held within the frames of the Moscow Autosalon. At weekends (August 27 and 28, September 3 and 4) all visitors are invited to the adrenaline RTR Show of Masters drift show. Among the participants of the show are KAMAZ MASTER team, Autorodeo LADA, LEGENDS RUSSIA SERIES and others. The outdoor area opposite from Crocus Expo Pavilion 3 will be filled with motors roaring, tires squeal and exclamations of the audience striving to cheer up professional athletes performing spectacular drifting rides on rear-wheel sports cars, stunt riding on sport motorbikes on forward and back wheels, jumps and many other things. Please be reminded that the headliner of RTR Show of Masters at the Moscow Autosalon 2016 is Kamaz Master teams performance.

Famous top managers will arrive by tradition to the capital. They will answer journalists questions related to the prices of cars, the strategy of work in Russia and in the world. Information on novelties will be kept in secret till the opening of the show for the sake of keeping an intrigue. Common motorists will be attracted to the show aiming to discover and explore new cars, to compare competitors on the same platform and to plan a purchase. And also to admire impressive supercars and concepts and, as always, the most beautiful girls of the motor show.

The second Friday of MIAS, September 2, 2016, is declared the Education Day aiming to assist professional orientation of young generation. The event is supported by the Association of Russian Automakers NP and the leading higher education institutions of the country. The Educational Day of the Moscow International Automobile Salon is the major event of professional orientation for the automotive industry. Companies of the automotive market, profile educational organizations of various levels and representatives of younger generation willing to obtain good promotion in automotive business meet this day on the same platform. Participation in the event will provide an opportunity to young people to gain a reliable insight about opportunities of professional development in the automotive industry and to producers to lay the foundation of the personnel reserve for the industry. Mercedes Benz RUS, Mitsubishi Motors RUS, Hyundai Motor CIS, BMW Group Russia, Renault Russia, NAMI Russian Federation Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Kia Motors RUS and JSC AVTOVAZ supported this socially important idea.

The Official Opening Ceremony of the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2016 and the 12th International exhibition of automotive industry InterAuto will take place August 25 at 02:00 p.m. in the third pavilion of Crocus Expo IEC. Alfiya Kogoguina, State Duma deputy, Chairman of the Expert Council of the State Duma on the innovative development of the automotive and special equipment industry by the State Dumas Committee on Industry of the Russian Federation; Vladimir Gutenev, State Duma deputy, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Industry; Serguei Kogoguin, Chairman Association of Russian Automakers NP, Director General KAMAZ PTC; Frank Schauff, Director General of the Association of European Businesses in Russia; and Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, are invited to participate in the Official Opening Ceremony of the exhibition.

See you at the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2016!

Press Service Crocus Expo IEC

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Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014
(MIAS14)

Crocus Expo IEC, Moscow
Pavilion 2 (halls 5, 6, 7 and 8), Pavilion 3 (halls 12, 13, 14 and 15), outdoor area

August 27 September 7, 2014

12 days of the most long-awaited premieres, magnificent cars, charming models, fascinating competitions, unexpected awards and "stellar" meetings within the frames of the leading automotive event of the year the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014!

This year the exposition for the first time presented an integrated thematic area. The overall exhibit space exceeded 120 000 sq m. The number of presented brands increased up to 52. The following brands displayed their products in eight halls of the fairgrounds: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Brabus, Brilliance, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chery, Chrysler, Citroen, Ducati, FAW, Fiat, Ford, Geely, Great Wall, Haima, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, LADA, Land Rover, Lexus, Lifan, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SEAT, Skoda, smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Bridgestone (sponsor of IS 2014). PGO Automobiles, HAVAL, DFM, Changan, Datsun and HTM (Hawtai Motor) are newcomers of the Moscow Autosalon.

Crocus Expo IEC opened its doors for mass media members August 27. Exhibitors were given 10 minutes for a press conference and thus the format of the event allowed presenting the full range of celebrities of the modern automotive industry. Bright and long-awaited, magnificent and ready to withstand any tests they attracted cameras and attention of the best experts of motor vehicles. Presentations of the companies began very early in the morning. Mercedes-Benz unveiled 3 world debuts at their stand at 7:00 a.m.: magnificent S 65 AMG, the all-new CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC coupe and Mercedes S 600 Guard, a large state carriage with factory-integrated special protection. The speedy GLA 45 AMG MATIC was for the first time presented to the Russian audience. Despite the early time of the press conferences nobody could miss the opportunity to attend the event! Haima stand impressed by a number of astonishing shows at 06:35 p.m. They presented Haima S5 SUV which production started last year and it had never been unveiled before in Russia. More than 11 hours of premieres and press conferences an impressive marathon of achievements and a professional judgment through a windshield of a car of your dream. Enthusiastic looks and feeling of a genuine miracle overwhelmed mass media members whom general public envied that day.

All in all MIAS 2014 participants unveiled 14 world (Audi, Brabus, Datsun, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Land Rover, Peugeot, Renault and Toyota), 10 European (Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Volkswagen) and 73 Russian premieres (Audi, Bentley, BMW, Brilliance, Cadillac, Changan, Chery, Chevrolet, Citroen, FAW, Fiat, Ford, Geely, Haima, HAVAL, Honda, HTM, Hyundai, Infinity, Jeep, Kia, LADA, Lexus, Lifan, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen) as well as 21 concept cars (Acura, Chevrolet, Citroen, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, LandRover, MINI, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota).

A contest where prominent journalists estimated participants of the show in five nominations was held August 27 within the frames of Autosalon. Alexander Pikulenko, Alexander Dobin, Alexey Slashchev, Evgeny Shipilov, Igor Morzharetto, Pavel Fedorov, Sergey Aslanyan and Yury Geyko comprised a distinguished panel of judges. After careful examination and evaluation the experts granted the winners well-deserved awards: The Most Original Presentation (Renault), The Best Stand Design (Land Rover), The Most Unexpected Premiere (Chevrolet Niva concept of new generation), Corporate Style (Mitsubishi), The Best Speaker (Christina Dubinina, Director of LADA Vesta project). Maria Dolgova from the Opel stand was elected the most beautiful and charming girl of MIAS 2014 according to Playboy magazine editorial staff.

The Official Gala Opening Ceremony devoted to the opening of the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014 and the 10th anniversary exhibition of automotive industry InterAuto took place August 28 in the lobby of the third pavilion Crocus Expo IEC. Speakers at the ceremony:

  • Mr. Yves van der Straaten, OICA Secretary General;
  • Dr. Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of European Businesses;
  • Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee;
  • Bo Inge Andersson, JSC AVTOVAZ President;
  • Alexander Bortsov, First Deputy Director Crocus Group.

As its popularity and success rate had grown over the last MIAS2014 had developed to incorporate more than just an exhibition. These special events serve to attract leading exhibitors and visitors and allows all participants the chance to broaden their knowledge and of course their sales potential. The specialists of the branch August 28 had an opportunity to attend a topical and dense business program including the International Assembly of Automotive Industry (MAA-2014) incorporating the 2nd International Forum of Local Suppliers of Automotive Components and program for auto dealers Forum Autosphere: sales, service, innovation. The round table Expertise and Innovations in Road Safety was held the same day. The organizer of the event was Road Traffic Safety non-governmental organization together with the Russian Department of Road Traffic Safety and the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI). Heads of federal and regional ministries and departments, representatives of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), vehicles and automotive components manufactures and also public organizations and associations and mass media were invited to the event.

Starting from August 29 Moscow Autosalon opened its doors for the general public. A large-scale and impressive entertainment program had been prepared by exhibitors for attendees: brand quests, sure-fire lotteries, creative photoboxes, laser shows, autograph sessions with sport "stars", fashion parades, beatbox lessons, enchanting Go-Go dances, unforgettable emotions from flight in wind tunnel, track for electric cars from Kommersant FM, captivating test drives on Jeep, HAVAL, Land Rover and LADA cars, fascinating quests and these are only a few examples of adventures specially organized for Autosalon attendees (about 1 100 000 people!). Many celebrities were visible in the crowd and during Business Day one could meet well known people in the automotive world.

An unforgettable motor show the final of Eastern European championship of stuntriding was held September 5 within the frames of the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014 at the outdoor area opposite from the first pavilion of the fairgrounds. Stuntriding is a trick riding on a motorcycle. Breath fades and heart misses a bit when you watch these tricks. Performances of sportsmen were just magnificent!

Education Day was held September 5. Representatives of the leading global car makers (BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Volvo, Volkswagen, KAMAZ and many others) told school children and students about companies activity, about products, about sector-specific training and employment opportunities, about working conditions and prospects of professional career.

Exclusive samples of civil and military motor vehicles of the last century from Motors of War museum and Motorworld by Vyacheslav Sheyanov were of special attention at visitors. The exposition uniting more than thirty civil and military motorcycles of so-called Golden Age even received The Golden Ticket a special MIAS 2014 prize for impressiveness and uniqueness. The exposition was devoted to the forthcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014 was a complete business success and many car makers will return here and will continue to place Russia high on the list of targeted territories. Autosalon is not only a global review of the best novelties, but the demonstration of the latest trends in the industry, benchmarks towards which aim all world brands. The army of car fans is increasing in Russia attracting more and more people into fascinating automotive world.

Crocus Expo IEC and the Association of Russian Automakers NP(OAR) would like to express their special gratitude to the General Sponsor AVITO Avto, Russias largest online automotive classified site; Sponsor Bridgestone Corporation; General Information Partners AvtoRadio station and Avtomir. Test Drive magazine; General TV Partner Auto Plus TV channel; Press Centre Partner Rostelecom OAO, Business Day Partners The Moscow Times and RBK holding; and also Business Day Intellectual Partner Harvard Business Review magazine.

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