Electric/ hybrid vehicles will be the focus of Delhi Auto Expo
80 vehicles to be launched; 1,500 suppliers from 20 countries to participate
The 13th edition of the Auto Expo will see launches of 80 new vehicles and with footfalls exceeding seven lakh, Vinod Dasari, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, said on Thursday.
He was speaking at the curtain raiser for the auto expo here.
The expo, with special thrust on electric and hybrid vehicles, is being jointly organised by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India ( ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII) and Society of Indian Auto- mobile Manufacturers ( SIAM). The components show at Pragati Maidan will be held during February 4- 7, while the Motor show at India Expo mart, Greater Noida, will be held during February 5- 9.
Spread over 80,000 square metres in 18 halls, the Components Show will see participation from 1,500 companies, including 900 Indian companies and 600 international exhibitors.
There will be seven exclusive international pavilions from China, Canada, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the UK.
Arvind Balaji, President, ACMA, said: “An innovation pavilion will also be set up to showcase the product development prowess of the component sector as also help deepen the automotive value chain in the country.”
The gross indoor exhibition space at the Motor Show has been increased to 73,000 square metres from last year’s 69,000 square metres.
Merc to showcase GLC
Pune bureau adds: MercedesBenz will showcase the GLC a new generation SUV built on the CClass platform during the forthcoming Delhi Auto Expo. The vehicle that was premiered globally last year is slated to be introduced in the Indian market later this year.
While the GLC remains the highlight as it will help fill a gap in the German luxury car maker’s SUV portfolio in India, the other products on display will include the India- bound S- Class Cabriolet ( convertible) and the MercedesMaybach S 600 Guard.
For racing enthusiasts, Mercedes- Benz will display in its pavilion the special Mercedes- AMG Petronas F1 team’s FIA World Championship title winning car.