The Paris show takes place in even-numbered years, alternating with the giant Frankfurt show over the border in Germany. As you'd expect, the French event often brings out the best in the domestic manufacturers, and this year was no exception thanks to intriguing cars and concepts from Peugeot, Renault and Citroen.
New York has held a motor show every year since 1900. Today, the show is held at the Jacob Javits Center, and is the best-attended show in North America, thanks to its convenient location. This year's event ran from 18-27 April, but new-car debuts were noticeably down as carmakers chose Beijing, which ran at the same time, to show new models.
As carmakers increasingly look to China to boost sales volumes, so the Beijing show, or Auto China as it's officially known, continues to expand. This year's event took place from 20-29 April, and was the 12th time the show has been held.
This year's Geneva Motor Show took place in the Palexpo Exhibition Center. The event ran from 6-16 March and marked the 84th time that the event has been held.
Detroit's COBO Center again played host to the North American International Auto Show, celebrating its twenty-fifth year. It was held from 13-26 of January.
The Los Angeles Auto Show has often surprised and delighted, thanks to its proximity to Southern California's myriad advanced design studios. The 2013 edition could be considered a setback, as it was timed to overlap with the Tokyo show down to the day. However, that doesn't mean that there weren't interesting or relevant cars to see.
The forty-third Tokyo motor show took place at the Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku and saw 76 world debuts take place.
This year's IAA took place in Frankfurt and saw 159 world premieres and 1,091 exhibitors from 35 countries, with major topics being electric mobility and connectivity.
The Auto China exhibition is a time where the Chinese auto industry can flex its muscles and showcase the latest additions to its model ranges to compete with its European counterparts. This year's show was held in Shanghai and continued to show signs that the Chinese brands are steadily becoming able to compete with the traditional European powerhouses.
Geneva always promises to be one of the shows of the year and this year was no different, with a huge number of debuting models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Toyota and Alfa Romeo to name but a few.