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:
- A-Star Concept
- Mahindra AXE – Specially designed for the Indian Army
- Hyundai Gamma
- Volvo C70
- TVS King
- Mahindra DCE1 – Designed by students of Delhi College of Engineering, India
- Tata Nano – World’s Cheapest car
- Honda Jazz
- Hyundai Santafe
- Hyundai Veloster
- Volkswagen up!
- Chevrolet Captiva
- Volvo S80
- Volvo C9
- BMW 750Li
So, here’s all from me for the time being. Watch this space for more in Automobiles.