India's flagship motor show Auto Expo, held recently in New Delhi, witnessed over 70 product launches and unveils, recording a total of 6.08 lakh visitors over 8 days. The expo had over 352 product displays from 108 exhibitors, including 8 global premiers, SIAM said in a statement.
Keeping in pace with the trend for eco-friendly vehicles, the expo also saw launch of 35 electric vehicles and 15 concepts. New participants included Chinese players such as Great Wall Motors and Haima Automobile along with Olectra.
Discussing the evolution of global auto shows, Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM, asserted, "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 2020 saw a great response with an overall footfall of 6.08 lakh, enabling them to explore the new world of mobility."
Keeping in tune with the changing landscape of the automotive industry globally which has also been reflected in India, major manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Skoda along with new entrants such as Kia, MG and Great Wall Motors showcased their range of electric vehicles, concepts and upcoming SUVs during the expo.
Speaking about the showcasing of various variants, Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM, cited “The expo saw an excellent showcase of clean vehicles, safe vehicles, connected vehicles, electric and fuel cell vehicles and futuristic concepts".
The auto expo is organised by SIAM with support from ACMA and CII.