Auto Expo saw 108 new products

Auto Expo saw 108 new products

The biennial automotive show ‘Auto Expo 2016’ concluded on Tuesday with the event witnessing over 108 product launches and unveilings during the five days.

The show, which was opened to public from February 5-9, saw over 6 lakh auto enthusiasts visiting the event. Around 5.6 lakh people had visited the show during the last edition in 2014.

The exposition, which is jointly organised by — the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) — expected over 7 lakh footfalls during the event. The Auto Expo 2016 had 65 manufacturers from across the globe exhibiting their products.

Some of the major participants were Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra, Hyundai Motor India, Honda Cars India, Tata Motors and Audi, among others. New participants included Jeep, Polaris, and Italian motorcycle-maker Benelli.

Some of the major product unveilings during the event included Maruti Suzuki’s compact sports utility vehicle Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Motor India’s upcoming premium sports utility vehicle Tucson, and Honda Cars’ seven-seater BR-V.
“With over 108 new products being launched and unveiled and over 6,01,914 footfalls received over the last one week, we believe this Expo will strengthen the belief of our manufacturers in the Indian automotive industry,” SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur said.


The show witnessed various Bollywood stars including Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Aliya Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, and Manoj Bajpai turning up for various events.

The cricketing fraternity too had a fair share of representation in the form of Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Piyush Chawla, and former legend Mohinder Amarnath.

Some companies have also given it a miss citing high costs and low return on investments. These include Bajaj Auto, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), and Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson.

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