And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup

“And aside from the 2022 World Cup”…

Why this section? Because there are so many new products this fall, and you certainly look forward to seeing them all on our minisite. “Auto World” where you traditionally find new models from all manufacturers.

However, since several manufacturers have chosen not to be present at this edition of the 2022 Paris Motor Show, a certain number of new products will not be exhibited at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, and in particular the one presented in this article. However, to give you a comprehensive overview and meet your expectations, we have chosen to publish them on the minisite. Caradisiac dedicated to the Paris Motor Showbut in a special section “And outside the Mondial de l’Auto”.

Yes, it is clearly marked “Volkswagen Group” on the bodywork and not just “Volkswagen”. Nor do we find the famous shield of the German brand present in all the models in its range. Because this concept car named Gen.Travel is not signed only by the Wolfsburg brand but by the entire Volkswagen group. This is an outline of what the regional transport system could become in the medium term. When autonomous cars have taken over the roads, the German automotive giant thinks that this type of vehicle could “They constitute a flexible and sustainable mobility service (MaaS) alternative to short-haul flights. »

In other words, the machine above, with its particularly futuristic silhouette, would be a shuttle and allow less pollution than a regional airliner. But beware, the Gen.Traval can only accommodate a maximum of four people according to the official press release and even offers real comfort when there are only two people, with an interior finish worthy of limousines and a lot of work on well-being. of passengers The Volkswagen Group does not communicate neither the technical characteristics of the car nor its autonomy, but one cannot help wondering if the idea of ​​moving only two or four people, on trips of several hundred kilometers in a visibly large and heavy vehicle, really represents a credible alternative. tool for the future of sustainable mobility. One thing is certain: thanks to an active electric suspension capable of anticipating all vertical and horizontal movements, passengers are unlikely to experience motion sickness.

Volkswagen shuns the Paris Motor Show and prefers to exhibit the Gen.Travel at the Chantilly Ar & Élégance contest this Sunday, September 24. Over the years, will the French gathering end up attracting as many automakers as those in Villa d’Este or Pebble Beach in the United States? Now that brands are losing interest in classic car shows, it’s very possible.

Caradisiac, partner of the Paris Motor Show

As in 2018, Caradisiac is once again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto which will take place in Paris from October 17 to 23. Caradisiac’s editorial team will thus move to its own stand for the duration of the show to analyse, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And this, of course, will also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. What new or used car to buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we will give you in Caradisiac all the information that we have been able to obtain from the manufacturers about their new models.

practical information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When ? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (day reserved for the press on Monday 17)

What time? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day; Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

the essay news It will take place in the hall from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

How much ? Two differentiated rates between the week and the weekend for adults (€16 and €20); for children from 7 to 17 years old: €8 and €10 (ie 50% discount).

Free entry for children under 7 years old.

How ?Taking tickets by connecting to https://mondial.paris/ticketing. Purchase also possible at the reception desks in Hall 5.1 (depending on the number of places remaining)

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