Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 Concludes On A Successful Note

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New Delhi, 9th February 2016: The 13th edition of the biennial show of the Indian Automotive industry, Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 came to a successful close today at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The exposition, jointly organized by - Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), was held from February 5-9, 2016. 

With over 108 new products being launched and unveiled and over 6,01,914 footfalls received over the last one week, the expo strengthened the belief of the manufacturers in the Indian automotive market. The motor show, had 65 manufacturers exhibiting products from across the globe. The first two initial days i.e  3rd and 4th Feb, 2016  exclusively for media, saw announcements of new investments, launches of new models and concepts being unveiled by global CEOs signifying further consolidation of the industry in 2016. 

The event saw participation from the glamour world too. Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Aaliya Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu. The cricketing fraternity too had a fair share of representation in the form of Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Piyush Chawla and former cricket legend Mohinder Amarnath. Manchester United legend Louis Saha also was a part of the event.  Also officials from Central and State government, Embassies, foreign dignitaries and delegations visited The Motor Show.

The inauguration ceremony of the Motor Show, held on 4th Feb, included dignitaries such as Mr. Anant Geete, Union Minister for heavy duty and public enterprises and Shri Nitin Gadkar, Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways as a part of it. While the vehicles exhibited remained most sought after entities at the event, street plays, puppet shows and laser shows showcasing the importance of road-safety came in as a breath of fresh air for the visitors at large. Stunt shows and super bike riders also added an element of panache to the show. 

Coinciding with the Auto Expo, The Auto Trade Dialogue facilitated better understanding and appreciation of the needs of the automotive industries in individual countries and regions. The international dinner in the evening saw participation of world leaders from Japan, Korea, UK, US, Germany apart from Indian CEOs.  

As an added attraction, the organizers had a lottery everyday wherein 14 (fourteen) two-wheelers were given away by Hero MotoCorp, TVS Motors and Suzuki Motor Cycles to the lucky winner over the 5 public days. NDTV organized The CNB Awards function and Zee TV organized the Zeegnition Awards at the venue. DND was made free for three hours in the morning and again in the evening everyday of The Motor Show to ensure smooth traffic movement while the Delhi and Noida Metro cooperated strongly by giving six Metro stations as the venue for sale of tickets.

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 today, setting the tone for the next financial year for the auto industry.

The day-wise footfall at the Auto Expo - Motor Show 2016 was as follows:

Date                                     Footfall

3rd and 4th February           75,000
5th February                        79,000
6th February                        1,12,400
7th February                        1,30,975
8th February                        1,09,539
9th February                        95,000

TOTAL                                6,01,914

In addition, The Auto Expo - The Component Show witnessed footfall of 1,14,000 at the Pragati Maidan between 4th-7th February, 2014.       


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