Agence France-PresseMarch 4, 2013 22:16
The Geneva International Motor Show opens its doors Tuesday under a dark cloud, with no sign of a speedy rebound in sight for the troubled European market.
The 83rd edition of the show will be reserved for the media on the first two days, but on Thursday the floodgates will open to the public.
The event, which is considered one of the most important car shows of the year, will again be heavily marked by the crisis in Europe after an already catastrophic year in 2012.
Last year, only 12 million new cars were sold in the European Union -- the lowest number since 1995.