Auto Expo ends with more than 70 launches, it is presented; register 6.08 lakh visitors

GREATER NOIDA: India's flagship car show Auto Expo It came to an end on Wednesday after witnessing more than 70 product launches and presentations, registering a total of 6.08 lakh visitors for eight days.

This edition of the Auto Expo witnessed over 352 product displays from 108 exhibitors, including eight global premiers, over 70 launches and unveils, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said in a statement.

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Following the pace of the trend of green vehicles, the exhibition also saw the launch of 35 electric vehicles, while 15 concepts were exhibited.

The new participants included Chinese players such as Great Wall Motors and Haima Automobile along with Olectra.

The exhibition, however, missed people like Toyota, Honda, BMW , Audi and the older two-wheel Hero MotoCorp, Auto Baja and TVS Motor Co, which had stayed away from the program.

The biennial auto show had started on February 5 at India Expo Mart here under the shadow of coronavirus outbreak when officials of Chinese participants stayed away from the pavilions, on a day when China's Great Wall Motor announced an investment of USD 1 billion to take advantage of the country's auto market.

Reflecting on the experience of the latest edition of the expo, SIAM President Rajan Wadhera said, Auto shows globally have evolved and transformed from being mere static displays to providing a unique and enriching experience for every segment of the society at large. Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020 saw a great response with an overall footfall of 6.08 lakh, enabling them to Explore The World Of Mobility.

In tune with the changing landscape of the automotive industry worldwide, which has also been reflected in India, leading manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra&Mahindra, Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Voklswagen and Skoda, along with new participants. as Kia and H├ęctor exhibited their range of electric vehicles, concepts and upcoming SUVs during the exhibition.

Like the previous editions, this year witnessed many celebrities who were part of the grand Auto Expo canvas. Some of the names include Shahrukh khan , Huma Qureshi , Gul Panag, Narian Karthikeyan, Daler Mehndi, Angad Bedi, Nafisa Ali, Designer Gauri&Nainika, Kusha Kapila, Rahul Singh, Soha Ali Khan and Kat Kristian.

SIAM Director General, Rajesh Menon, said the exhibition saw an excellent showcase of clean vehicles, safe vehicles, connected vehicles, electric and fuel cell vehicles and futuristic concepts.

The automobile exhibition is organized by SIAM with the support of the Association of Manufacturers of Automotive Components of India (ACMA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (IIC).