Like the previous editions, this year’s Auto Expo also witnessed many celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Narian Karthikeyan, and Daler Mehndi.
Shah Rukh Khan at Auto Expo 2020. (Image: Arjit Garg/ News18.com)
India’s flagship motor show Auto Expo came to a close after witnessing over 70 product launches and unveils, recording a total of 6.08 lakh visitors over eight days. This edition of the Auto Expo witnessed over 352 product displays from 108 exhibitors, including eight global premiers, over 70 launches and unveils, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said in a statement. Keeping in pace with the trend for eco-friendly vehicles, the expo also saw the launch of 35 electric vehicles, while 15 concepts were showcased. New participants included Chinese players such as Great Wall Motors and Haima Automobile along with Olectra.
The expo, however, missed the likes of Toyota, Honda, BMW, Audi and two-wheeler majors Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor Co, which had stayed away from the show. The biennial motor show had kicked off on February 5 at India Expo Mart here under the shadow of coronavirus outbreak as officials of Chinese participants stayed away from pavilions, on a day when China’s Great Wall Motor announced an investment of USD 1 billion to tap into the country’s auto market.