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Auto Expo 2018 Wrap-Up, 22 New Launches and Over 6 Lakh Visitors

Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 witnessed over 500 product displays from 119 exhibitors. This included 53 Original Vehicle Manufacturers showcasing over 100 products, including 22 launches, 81 product unveilings and 18 concept showcase.

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Updated:February 15, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
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Auto Expo 2018 Wrap-Up, 22 New Launches and Over 6 Lakh Visitors
Auto Expo 2018. (Image: Auto Expo)
Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018, the biennial auto show, came to a successful completion of the 6th public day of the Motor Show at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida today. The exposition, jointly organized by - Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), was held from February 9 – 14, 2018.

This edition of the Auto Expo culminated with a resounding success and has been the harbinger of transformation for the Indian auto industry. Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 witnessed over 500 product displays from 119 exhibitors. This included 53 Original Vehicle Manufacturers showcasing over 100 products, including 22 launches, 81 product unveilings and 18 concept showcase.

There were 14 new brand launches that included Kia Motors India, India Kawasaki Motors, and Cleveland CycleWerks. There were 25 Electric Vehicles showcased in this edition of the Auto Expo. A total of 11 start-ups marked the presence in India through this edition of Auto Expo 2018. The crowds converged in large numbers, not just on the weekends but also on regular weekdays. The additional day saw large congregation, especially at the Special Zones created this time.

However, major global auto manufacturers such as the Volkswagen group, Fiat-Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Ford, Harley Davidson and homegrown Bajaj Auto and Royal Enfield were conspicuous by their absence from the Expo.

This year, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and eco-friendly technology took center stage at the expo with Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra and new entrant Kia Motors along with luxury vehicle makers Mercedes-Benz and BMW displaying their future products.



Keeping in mind the government's vision of 100 percent EV for public mobility and 40 percent for personal mobility by 2030, the companies had committed to putting investments in the new technology while also seeking support and clarity on policies.

Commenting on the highlights of the motor show, SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur said, "It is the biggest platform for the Indian automobile industry to showcase its journey towards the future of ‘Mobility in India’, with competitive and world-class products, technology and futuristic concept.”

There were 25 EVs showcased in this edition of the expo and a total of 11 start-ups marked presence, SIAM said.

SIAM Deputy Director General Sugato Sen the extension of the expo by one day from the previous edition received good response from visitors and manufacturers alike.

"It helped us manage the crowd efficiently, use the infrastructure optimally with no bottlenecks on roads and parking," Sen said, adding, "We had 6,05,175 footfalls during this edition of the Auto Expo".

Like in the previous edition, Bollywood celebrities also made their presence felt at the expo. These included Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Gul Panag and Rahul Khanna, who were seen at various launches.

Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir were also present at launches of vehicles at the expo.

(With inputs from PTI)

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