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Successful closing of the Auto Expo 2016

Snapshot: The Biennial show of the Indian automotive industry closes on a successful note.

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The 13th edition of the Auto Expo came to a successful close on the 5th public day of the Motor Show at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Many visitors were excited by the fascinating products showcased by all the automobile marques. The exhibition was jointly organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), which was held from 5-9 February, 2016.

Expressing his delight on the success of the show, Mr. Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM, said, “We believe the Auto Expo has successfully evolved from being just another exhibition of vehicles to a showcase of Indian manufacturing strength and technological capabilities. 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. We would like to thank all those who visited the Motor Show as well as all our exhibitors, partners and the media. They are the ones who have made this show a success and helped us reach the desired level of excellence.”

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The Motor Show 2016 had 65 manufacturers exhibiting products from across the globe. While the first two days were exclusively for media witnessing investments, launches, concepts unveiled by global CEOs. This show also witnessed the participation from the glamour world too, like Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Aaliya Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu. Sports stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Piyush Chawla and former cricket legend Mohinder Amarnath. Manchester United legend Louis Saha had also been a part of the event. And moreover, officials from Central and State government, Embassies, foreign dignitaries and delegations visited The Motor Show.

Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Anant Geete along with the Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkar officially inaugurated the Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2016 on February 4 and then announced the show open.  The inauguration took place in the presence of office bearers from Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Automotive Components Manufacturers’ Association (ACMA) and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

While the vehicle displayed remained most sought, but events like street plays, puppet shows, Stunt shows, superbike riders and laser shows showcasing the importance of road-safety came in as the a breath of fresh air for the visitors at large. . The vintage car segment was a huge draw and had all auto enthusiasts thronging the Hall. The section on automobilia and the Bollywood zone had become a must see area for the auto enthusiasts. The graffiti competition highlighting the fight against counterfeit parts, launch of Asliman, the anti counterfeit mascot were added attractions.

The impressive consumer response at the Auto Expo indicates the rapid progress that the auto industry is making indicating the good times ahead for the auto manufacturers. The show successfully concluded on February 9th, setting the tone for the next financial year for the auto industry.

Day-wise footfall:

Day                                     Footfall

3rd and 4th Feb                   75,000

5th Feb                                79,000

6th Feb                                1,12,400

7th Feb                                1,30,975

8th Feb                                1,09,539

9th Feb                                95,000

Total                                     6,01,914

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