Auto Expo India 2008

Hi friends, in my previous posts on the automobile category, I had covered the hottest trends in the Automobile Sector of the world. But this time, I want to post a complete coverage on the Auto Expo 2008 in India, which was held on 9th to 17th January, 2008. I was toying with this idea for a long time now, to post the report on this event, to which I was an eye-witness. Now, the big question: Why did I choose to write a report on an Indian Auto Expo? The reasons are quite simple:

  • India is the 2nd largest two-wheeler market in the world
  • India is the 4th largest commercial vehicle market in the world
  • India is the 11th largest passenger car market in the world
  • India is expected to be the 7th largest Automobile market by 2016
  • I am an Indian

Here are a few snapshots fo the event:

Media Days                                 : 9th & 10th January 2008

Inauguration Day                     : 10th January 2008

Organized By                    : ACMA ( Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) ,CII ( Confederation of Indian Industry) ,SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers)

Auto Expo 2008 Theme        : Mobility for All

Accreditation By                    : OICA (Organisation Internationale Des Constructeurs D’automobiles International Organization Of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers )

Area Covered                          : 1,20,000 sqmts

Number of Participants      : 2000 : Indian – 1300 Overseas – 700

Vehicle Manufacturers        : 53

Auto Components Mfrs       : 1709

Others – Accessories,             : 238

Garage Equipments, Alternate

Fuel Technologies, Auto Design,

IT, Audio & Electronics, etc.

Estimated Orders         : Rs 2017 million

Trade Enquiries            : 2,27,335 Nos.

Total Number of Visitors : 18,00,237

Business Visitors            : 1,35,000: Domestic – 1,17,385 & Overseas – 17,615

Country Pavilions         : Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Spain,Taiwan, UK & USA

International Participation : 29 countries – Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, CzechRepublic, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, India,Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, South Africa,Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand,United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Overseas Delegations : 84 delegations from 33 countries – Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Focused Pavilions : Accessories / Car Décor Pavilion, Alternate fuel Technologies, Design Pavilion, Diesel City, Garage Equipment, Infotronics

Following are some of the awesome New Releases by Auto Manufacturers all over the world:

So, here’s all from me for the time being. Watch this space for more in Automobiles.



About theultimaterenaissance

I am an Engineer and a Management Graduate. I love writing poetry and research reports on cars. Surfing, listening to music, and Reading and writing Technical & Research papers are among my most savored hobbies.
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