This year marks the 120 th year of the Mondial de l'Auto, popularly known as the Paris motor show. The
main theme will revolve around electric, connected and autonomous driving technologies, with over 300
exhibitors set to showcase a whole range of futuristic cars, motorcycles and even passenger-carrying
The show will also boast a special green test-drive zone, a new supercar and luxury zone, a new
motorbike show, and Mondial Women – a mini-conference where women achievers from the
automotive world will share their learnings.
There are new categories now - Mondial de la Mobilite, which looks at transforming the mobility
ecosystem, and Mondial Tech, a B2B technology platform, spearing debates and discussions on
technology aspects like IoT, telematics, cybersecurity and road safety.
Jean-Marc FENET, Minister-Counsellor for economic affairs, Embassy of France in India, said, “France has
become a central place in Europe post-Brexit, and offers a good industrial environment for businesses to
come and explore. Like India, the French passenger car market is growing tremendously, reaching sales
of over 2 million units annually. The bilateral relationship between France and India has been wonderful
and the recent state visit of the French president has given a new impetus to strengthen the relationship
between the two countries. The mobility space is witnessing foray of new technology at an
unprecedented pace and France is always there to extend a helping hand to India. French automotive
companies of the likes of Renault, Michelin and Faurecia are building and innovating new solutions here
in India, which are set to benefit a lot of emerging markets across the globe. These companies are being
highly benefited by the excellent talent pool offered by India in terms of its highly competent
The show will be open to the public between October 4 to 14, 2018.