Auto Expo

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The Auto Expo is a biennial automotive show held in New Delhi, India. It is Asia's largest[1] and the world's second-largest[2] motor show.

The expo is organized at Pragati Maidan and is organized jointly by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

History[edit]

Origin[edit]

The Auto Expo was conceived in the year 1985 and had its debut showcasing in 1986.[1] The Auto Expo 1986 was a window for technology transfers showing how the Indian Automotive Industry was absorbing new technologies and promoting indigenous research and development for adapting these technologies for the rugged Indian conditions. The 9 day show was marked by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.[1]

Accreditation[edit]

The Auto Expo is accredited by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles

12th Auto Expo 2014[edit]

The 12th Edition of the Auto Expo was divided into two events:[3]

  • 12th Auto Expo 2014 (Components) which was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6 to 9 February 2014.
  • 12th Auto Expo 2014 (The Motor Show) which was held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR from 7 to 11 February 2014, with press preview days on February 5 and 6.[4]

Production car launches[5][edit]

Concept car launches[5][edit]

Two Wheeler launches[5][edit]

  • Aprilia Caponord 1200 (Indian introduction)
  • Aprilia RSV4 R ABS (Indian introduction)
  • Bajaj Pulsar SS400 and CS400
  • DSK Hyosung Aquila 250[35]
  • DSK Hyosung GD 250N[36]
  • DSK Hyosung RT125 D[37]
  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 (Indian introduction)
  • Hero Dare 125cc scooter
  • Hero Hastur
  • Hero iON Hydrogen-fuel cell vehicle concept
  • Hero Passion Pro TR
  • Hero SimplEcity electric bike
  • Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer
  • Hero ZIR 150cc scooter
  • Honda Activa 125
  • Honda CBR 650F
  • 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP
  • 2014 Honda CB Trigger
  • Honda CX01 concept
  • 2014 Honda Dream Yuga
  • Mahindra Cafe Racer concept
  • Mahindra Mojo
  • Mahindra Scrambler concept
  • Moto Morini Granpasso (Indian introduction)
  • Moto Morini Scrambler (Indian introduction)
  • Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring (Indian introduction)
  • 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 (Indian introduction)
  • Piaggio Liberty 125 (Indian introduction)
  • Rexnamo Electric SuperCruiser [38]
  • Suzuki Gixxer[39]
  • Suzuki Let's[39]
  • Suzuki V Strom 1000 ABS (Indian introduction)
  • Terra A4000i electric scooter (Indian introduction)
  • Terra Kiwami electric motorcycle
  • Terra T4 electric riskshaw (Indian introduction)
  • Triumph Daytona 675 (Indian introduction)[40]
  • TVS Draken concept
  • TVS Graphite concept
  • TVS Scooty Zest 110 cc scooter[41]
  • TVS Star City+
  • TVS Wego
  • UM Renegade Commando
  • UM Renegade Sport
  • UM XTreet
  • Vardenchi T5
  • Vespa 946 (Indian introduction)
  • Vespa S (Indian introduction)
  • Yamaha Alpha 110 cc scooter[42]
  • Yamaha FZ-S concept
  • Yamaha R25 concept (Indian introduction)
  • Yamaha YZF-R15 Special Edition

11th Auto Expo 2012[edit]

The 11th Edition of Auto Expo was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 5 January 2012 to 11 January 2012. The first 2 days of the event was reserved for Media and VIPs. The formal inauguration happened on 6 January and the event was open to general public from 7 January to 11 January 2012. The largest automotive show in India saw around 1500 participants from 23 countries.[43]

The 11th Edition of Auto Expo saw 50 car launches, 10 of them were global launches and 20 two-wheeler launches. For the first time Ferrari and Peugeot showcased their line-up for India.[44]

Production car launches[43][edit]

Concept car launches[edit]

Two Wheeler launches[edit]

The 10th Auto Expo 2010[edit]

The Silver Jubilee edition of Auto Expo happened from Jan 5 to 11, 2010 witnessed nearly 72 launches. This included more than 10 global launches comprising passenger vehicles and two-wheelers.

The show was inaugurated by Mr Kamal Nath, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India and Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The show was also visited by media from over 19 countries.

Production and Concept car launches[edit]

Mahindra Thar displayed at the expo

Two Wheeler launches[edit]

The 9th Auto Expo 2008[edit]

9th Edition of Auto Expo saw the launch of the much awaited and eagerly anticipated Tata Nano. The expo happened from 10 to 17 January 2008, it attracted 1.8 million visitors and generated business worth Rs. 20,000 Crores through 2000 exhibitors and the display area was 1.2 Lakh square. The event had 65 manufacturers and more than 1,900 auto component makers. More than 31 new product / facelift and 4 global launches happened during the expo.[54][55]

Tata Nano at the Auto Expo

Production/Concept Car Launches[edit]

Two Wheeler launches[edit]

Honda Aviator Honda Unicorn CBF Concept Honda CBR600RR Kawasaki Ninja 1000R

The 8th Auto Expo 2006[edit]

With more than 1,000 participants, 300 overseas companies and 22 countries—including country-level participation from China, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and UK. The Expo covers an area of over 70,000 sq meters in New Delhi`s Pragati Maidan. The Expo was jointly organized by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).[56][57]

Production/Concept Car Launches[edit]

The 7th Auto Expo 2004[edit]

7th edition of Auto Expo spanned for 5 days from 7th to 11th Jan 2004. The key OEM exhibitors were Maruti, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Nissan, Skoda, Audi, Volkswagen and Daimler Chrysler. The display area was 10,300 sq. mts.[58]

The 6th Auto Expo 2002[edit]

The 6th edition of the Auto Expo was held from 15 to 22 January 2002. The show witnessed international participation from 20 countries and exhibitors from China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Germany, Israel, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE and the USA.[59]

Production/Concept Car Launches[edit]

The 5th Auto Expo 2000[edit]

The 5th Edition of Auto expo was held in Pragiti Maidan from 12 to 18 January 2000. The event was inaugurated by Late.Mr.Murasoli Maran, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. The expo covered 65,000 sq.m in display area through 18 halls and 20 participating countries. The expo had close to a million visitors and more than 25 new models were launched.[60]

The 4th Auto Expo 1998[edit]

The 4th Edition of Auto expo was held in Pragiti Maidan from 15 to 21 January 1998.

Production/Concept Car Launches[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


References[edit]

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