The 13th edition of the Auto
Expo, jointly organized by ACMA,CII, and SIAM, and accredited by OICA is
expected to see the unveiling of at least 80 new vehicles. While the Components
Show will be held from February 4 to 7, 2016, the Motor Show will be held at
the India Expo Mart from February 5 to 9 at the India Expo Mart in Greater
Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016
The gross indoor exhibition
space at the forth coming show has increased to 73,000 sq mts. from the
previous edition of 69,000 sq mts. The venue has witnessed enormous
construction in the form of six large halls with an additional carpet area of
37240 sqms complete with air conditioning and adequate power supply cabling.
The venue previously had only 8 permanent halls measuring 27,648 sq mts, as a
result in the 2014 edition the remaining display was curated in temporary
hangers measuring 32,400 sq mts.
Auto Components Show
Spread over 80,000 square
metres in 18 halls, the expo will see the participation from 1500 companies of
which 50 are new entrants. The Expo is
expected to revive the auto industry and give a fillip to the Indian economy.
Around 900 Indian companies and 600 International exhibitors will attend the
show. Seven exclusive International pavilions from China, Canada, Germany,
Japan, Taiwan ( ROC), South Korea and the U.K.
will display a array of components Overseas buying delegations expected
from around 15 countries. Dedicated pavilions for bearings and garage equipment
and live demonstrations of advance technologies will be showcased. With a view
to encourage an innovation driven mind- set amongst the youth, “ Passion for
innovation” – a contest for Engineering students, is also being organized on
the sidelines of the event. Continuing the endeavor to share knowledge and
build awareness, ACMA’s campaign against counterfeit products, the Asli Naqli
show, and other focused conferences will be organised in the upcoming edition
of the Expo.
Vinod Dasari, President, SIAM,
said “Auto Expo has conventionally been one of the most sought after platforms
for the automobile industry. We believe that Auto Expo gives the much needed
thrust to the industry in totality and ensures that the participating brands
get noticed at a global level. We applaud the efforts that have gone into
making this edition of the Auto Expo bigger, better and more exciting. The team
has put in cohesive efforts to ensure that the run to the expo is smooth and
every minute detail is taken care of.”
“We hope that this edition of
Auto Expo will be the harbinger of a strong and sustained revival in the
fortunes of the auto industry,” said Dasari.
Addressing journalists in the
capital, Arvind Balaji, President, ACMA, remarked, “The auto component industry
is making a conscious effort to graduate from Build to Print to creation of
Intellectual Property. In line with ACMA’s theme for this year - Make Quality
& Technology in India, a unique Innovation Pavilion will be set up at the
Auto Expo 2016 - Components which will have on display Auto Components
designed, developed and validated in India.
The primary objective of this pavilion is to showcase the product
development prowess of the component sector as also help deepen the automotive
value chain in the country. Several new components are also expected to be
launched at the individual company stalls at the Auto Expo.”
Describing it as a ‘unique and special show’,
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General CII, elaborated, Auto Expo has seen a tenfold growth from 152 exhibitors to 1580 exhibitors
in 2016, which is phenomenal over a period of 30 years. The show has been
growing from strength to strength. Chandrajit Banerjee further observed that
Auto Expo 2016 would further witness unveiling of 80 new vehicles.
Deep Kapuria, Chairman Trade
Fair Council, CII stressed on R & D and Innovation as a growth driver for
the automotive sector, Auto Expo would pave way for more collaborative approach between the
various elements of the value chain – the component manufacturers, OEMs,
Machine Tool Suppliers, and the raw material industry. “If we have to grow from
being locally competitive to be globally competitive, our relationship must
graduate from being transactional to a symbiotic one,” he added.
Audi India: Highlights at Auto Expo 2016
Audi is expected to showcase the new R8. The
2nd generation, sporty spearhead all new Audi R8 will be unveiled at Auto Expo.
Made to race, the new R8 shares around 50pc of its parts with the racing spec
R8 LMS. Coupled with the standard quattro all-wheel-drive, performance is
enhanced and road-holding is simply impeccable. The company will also showcase
the Audi A8 L Security. Showcased at IAA 2015, the Audi armoured security sedan
is now even more robust and the vehicle is certified to the requirements of
resistance class VR 9. The car has been tested for resistance to explosive
charges in accordance with the ERV 2010 guideline. Previously, the A8 L
Security fulfilled resistance class VR 7. The company manufacturers each order
entirely under its own supervision in a partnership between the Neckarsulm
plant and a secure, top-secret factory. Thanks to the high share of aluminum in
the body, the vehicle’s weight is relatively low. Nonetheless, it can handle a
maximum payload of 600 kg (1,322.8 lb), which is the best figure in the
competitive field. The entire chassis and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive
are specifically designed to meet the high security requirements.
HCIL announces its theme and displays for the Auto Expo 2016
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has
announced its line-up of production and concept-models to be exhibited at the
Auto Expo 2016 – The Motor Show. The new
generation Crossover Utility Vehicle Honda BR-V will make its India premiere at
the motor show. Honda BR-V features the combination of bold, sporty appearance
and handling of an SUV and spacious cabin of a Utility Vehicle. Also on display
will be the latest generation of premium sedan Honda Accord. The BR-V and
Accord together would be the key models slated for launch in India in future.
With the booth concept of
“Accelerate with Honda”, HCIL will showcase a wide range of exhibits including
models that will be launched in India in future and racing machines that pursue
excellence in driving performance. The
much loved Honda ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is the world’s
most advanced humanoid robot and will enthrall the audiences at the motor show
showcasing cutting-edge agility and intelligence technologies.
Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors, will unveil the new jaguar
XE and the new Range Rover SV Autobiography,
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The much awaited “compact SUV”
from Maruti Suzuki will be called Vitara Brezza. The global unveil of Vitara
Brezza will take place at Delhi Auto Expo in early February. Brezza, Italian
for “fresh breeze”, will be launched in the Indian market a few weeks after the
Delhi Auto Expo.
The first sketch of Vitara
Brezza points to a stylish compact SUV that is confident and energetic,
designed to especially appeal the urban SUV customer. On the exterior, the
designer has captured the essence of an SUV profile and infused it with the
dynamism of urban vehicles.
Several elements in the
exterior design impart a distinct character to the Brezza. In the words of the designer: “Balanced proportion
supported by square wheel arches, short overhangs, high ground clearance and
upright hood gives the vehicle a confident stance. The raising belt and rocker
lines, and the roofline that slopes down gently towards the rear give the
vehicle a dynamic posture.” Drawing our attention to the nuances, the designer
says: “The body surfaces are natural and sculpted tastefully to create the
right interplay of highlight and shadow. Instantly recognizable floating roof
over the wraparound greenhouse adds to the visual drama, and makes the Brezza
standout in the crowd.”