11th Auto Expo Countdown Starts– Highlights Of The Auto Expo 2012


Auto Expo is one of the most sought after international event for Indian Automobile Industry and Auto enthusiasts. It’s a brilliant platform for automobile sector companies to come together to display their products, gather feedback from industry experts, buyer and enthusiast. There is an opportunity where auto makers can directly interact with media, buyers, general public and other experts from around the globe who gather once every two years for the mega event in New Delhi India. The Auto Expo is organized jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) along with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA). It is the only show in India accredited by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA) and it attracts high International attention as well.

Delegates on the Dias

image – Delegated of the Auto Expo 2012 announcing the facts and details of the Auto Expo at a press conference in Delhi

The key highlights and facts of the Auto Expo 2012 are:

  • Around 1500 participants from 24 countries. Exhibitor presence in 16 halls, 10 hangars and outdoor space spread over 115000 sqm
  • 50 new launches including Cars, Two wheelers, Trucks & Buses. Also India-specific launches
  • Buying / sourcing delegations
  • Special focus on Green Technologies & Environment
  • Strong overseas participation

A massive surge of overseas participation, bigger contingents from Germany and China, besides a strong presence of Indian manufacturers have all resulted in a complete booking of space at the venue -16 halls, the 10 hangers and the outdoor space in total comprising 115000 square meters, Aligning with the theme of ‘Mobility for All”, Mr Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Steering committee, Auto Expo 2012, highlighted during his presentation.

Almost every foreign vehicle manufacturer has a presence in India, and companies who do not yet have a presence in India are expected to enter shortly. All eyes are currently on India, observed by Mr S. Sandilya, President SIAM. Auto Expo will aim to generate excitement and fulfill the aspirations of the Indian consumers with the Theme of “Mobility for All” and will also position India as a champion of Green Mobility, with a focus on alternative fuels, Electric and Hybrid Mobility etc, which is a national as well as a global imperative today, said Mr. Sandilya.

Exhibitors from the auto component industry have a strong presence in Auto Expo 2012. Some of the major component manufacturers from Belarus, Canada, People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and UAE are participating in the 11th Auto Expo. Making it, a truly “India’s global Automotive show” Mentioned Mr Arvind Kapur, President ACMA, during his address.

Auto Expo 2012 would witness launch of About 50 vehicles besides a display of world class vehicles and designs. India-specific products are also to be unveiled simultaneously for the first time. Component manufacturers will be announcing major innovations in their respective fields, especially their efforts in the area of green technology.

Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Vice President, SIAM, delivered the concluding remarks and said that like in the past the 11th Auto Expo will also showcase future vehicles that will be launched in Indian market during the coming months and years and it is hoped that the event will be a harbinger of revival of the industry in the new year.

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