European carmakers to get serious at Geneva show


PARIS — The Geneva Motor Show has long had a name collectively of the glitziest stops on the worldwide automobile show circuit — the place to unveil luxury models and out-of-this-world fantasy thought cars.

But this year the dire state of the eu automobile business can droop over the exhibition halls. Hit by fleeing customers, troubled economies and idle production lines, the region’s carmakers ought to create robust choices if they’re reaching to survive.