I your particular attention is mainly given to German exhibitors. At Porsche, the PhD physicist examines the Mission E electric sports car in more detail.
The blazer made the difference
At Volkswagen, the new Tiguan - in the GTE version of course - is the focus of their interest. At the Audi stand, the Chancellor will be introduced to the electric SUV E-Tron Quattro by Audi boss Rupert Stadler. Merkel clearly had fun at Opel. Was it because Opel boss Neumann gave her an Astra model car in the color of her blazer? We don't know.
Of course, a visit to Dieter Zetsche and the Daimler stand was also on the program. Here, the Chancellor's focus was on the variable aerodynamics of the Concept IAA. At Ford, Angela Merkel then had a flounder-worthy encounter with the 600-hp Ford GT, which was presented to her by Ford Germany boss Bernhard Mattes. A visual inspection of the Toyota Mirai and Prius models was also a must.
The suppliers were also not forgotten: Here the Chancellor performed at Schaeffler /Continental, ZF and Bosch, among others.
You can find winking impressions of the Chancellor's tour in the photo show.