Auto Expo gets a thumbs-up from all quarters of the industry
~ Over 71 launches witnessed during the two media days ~
‘Celebrities of Bollywood’ amplify the auto show’s glam quotient
Greater Noida, February 6, 2020: On the second media day, at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020, Piaggio India unveiled Aprilia SXR 160. Additionally, Piaggio India showcased its BS-VI Vespa and Aprilia range of products, as well as its latest offerings in superbike like Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory & Moto Guzzi V85.
Celebrities spotted at the auto show today were Shah Rukh Khan, who unveiled the all new CRETA 2020. Singer Daler Mehndi who was at the launch of Evolet and actor Angad Bedi was at the Maruti Suzuki pavilion.
Olectra-BYD, the frontrunners in electric mobility in the country, in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways & Shipping, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India unveiled Olectra-BYD’s C9 – first electric inter-city coach in India. The bus is equipped with various safety features including EU standard FDSS System with TUV certification, ADAS System (Driver Fatigue System) and ITS System as per Indian Regulatory requirement.
Evolet India, Gurugram-based electric vehicle manufacturing organization, showcased a vast range of its e-vehicles, including the signature models of e-scooters – Polo, Pony, and Derby, besides this, visitors witnessed Evolet’s most-awaited e-vehicles such as Hawk (Sports Bike), Raptor (Cruiser Scooter), Warrior – ATV, Dhanno, a strong load bearing moped along with commercial vehicles.
The German major, Mercedes-Benz India launched the unique V-Class Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON luxury vehicles in India and showcased the Volocopter which is future of sustainable mobility; MBRDI highlighted the cutting-edge research work on MBUX undertaken in Bangalore.
Volkswagen India showcased the ID CROZZ, an all-electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s unique Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) for the Indian market. Also, the globally renowned TSI technology was on display.
Maruti Suzuki India unveiled the all-new Vitara Brezza, equipped with the powerful 1.5 Litre K-series BS-VI petrol engine.
Hero Cycles showcased the major innovation leap made by it in the field of electric bicycle manufacturing and design through a series of futuristic products that included Straphanger, Essentia Connect, and Easy Step range of electric bicycles. Hero Cycles also displayed E-bikes from the stable of the recently-acquired German firm HNF Nicolai and also on display was the existing portfolio of the Lectro brand with products like Townmaster, Glide and E Zephyr.
EeVe India unveiled two of its splendid two-wheelers, Tesero and Forseti. Newly showcased products, Tesero and Forseti are high on style and boasts of exceptional features, which includes their design which comes with a fresh look, characterized by a sense of dynamism.
At Okinawa India, Sh. Anil Shrivastava-Mission Director, Mission on Transformative Mobility & Battery Storage, Niti Aayog, Govt. Of India, unveiled Okinawa’s prototype maxi-scooter- Cruiser. On display were, LITE, PraisePro and Ridge+.
Electric Mobility was the key highlight at this edition of the auto show, under the auspices of which, Pune based Everve Motors showcased its luxury e-scooter, which is slated for launch in the last quarter of 2020. Devot Motors announced its first electric motorcycle prototype.
Bird Electric Mobility, fully owned subsidiary of Bird Group, today announced its plans to introduce e-scooters and low-speed electric bike in India. Nahak Motors, launched two first high-speed sports electric bikes – The Model RP-46 has a 3000 watt motor and Model P-14 has a 5000 watt motor.
From amongst the various tyre manufactures present at the Auto Expo, JK Tyre, today launched their new SMART TYRE range, a first-of-its kind cloud based monitoring system; Smart Tyres warrants maintenance of tyres through timely diagnostics by using sensors integrated with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS).
Pirelli participated for the first time in the Auto Expo 2020 – The Motor Show displaying its range of
Car, SUV and Motorcycles tyres. The Italian firm also exhibited its Formula 1 Trade Mark tyres (All Compounds– Soft, Medium, Hard, Intermediate, and Wet). Pirelli also launched two tyres for the Car and SUV segment, P7TM Evo and ScorpionTM MTR respectively.
Great Wall Motor, China’s largest SUV manufacturer, organized a prospective dealer’s meet on 5th February in the evening at its Pavillion. The event was attended by 50 prospective dealer partners from all across the country.
MG Motor India today showcased its huge line-up of global products – including the HECTOR PLUS, the latest 6- and 7-seater addition to the HECTOR brand.
Concurrently, the 14th SIAM Styling & Design Conclave and 12th Automotive Design Challenge
(ADC) was hosted at the venue. The theme for this edition of the conclave was ‘Explore a New World of Mobility: Re-imagining emotional connect with the customers’. The conclave was graced by a number of renowned automotive designers who showcased great zeal and enthusiasm in decoding the future trends of automobile styling in India.
About Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020
Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020 is scheduled from 7-12 February 2020 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The inauguration ceremony of Auto Expo 2020 will be held on 6th February 2020 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.
Auto Expo 2020 will not just focus on static display but would provide a truly unique and enriching experience for all the stakeholders and every segment of the society at large. The automobile industry is an embodiment of inclusiveness and richness through our diversity, of peoples, cultures, technologies, processes, thoughts and engagements. Also, this Expo will see 6 “special” days, with each day ‘exploring’ a specific aspect of the world of mobility – Enterprise Day, Goodwill Day, Family Day, Women Power Day, Green Day and Driving Experience Day.
Auto Expo 2020 at Greater Noida will also have new timings. 7th February 2020 being the enterprise day, will commence from 11 AM and will close by 7 PM. Whereas, during public days from 8th to 12th February 2020, the show timings will be from 11 AM to 8 PM. Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020, will be spread in a total ground area of 2,35,000 sq mtrs with key automobile majors participating in indoor built-up area of 51,000 sq. mtrs (gross).
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not for profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting the sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing the cost of vehicles, increasing productivity and achieving global standards of quality.