The main attractions at the Auto Expo in 2020 will be the electric, hybrid, and connected vehicles in anticipation of the BS-VI norms.
Auto Expo 2020.
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The slowdown-hit auto industry is looking forward to the upcoming Auto Expo in February 2020 as the ‘launching pad for revival’ despite some big regular companies skipping the biennial motor show, SIAM said. Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that over 60 new launches and unveilings of vehicles are expected at the expo to be held from February 5-12, where China’s Great Wall Motor Company and First Automotive Works (FAW) will make their debut along with MG Motors India. Notable absentees from the expo will be Honda, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover along two-wheeler majors Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor Co.
Holding the flag up for the industry are the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, M&M, Tata Motors and Kia along with Skoda and Volkswagen brands, which are making a comeback after skipping the 2018 edition. “Auto Expo 2020 will be the launching pad for the revival of the auto industry, we feel,” SIAM President Rajan Wadhera told reporters here. He said the slowdown witnessed by the auto sector in the past five successive quarters has had an impact on participation.