Auto Expo 2020 begins
The much awaited 15th edition of Asia's largest automobile show kicked-off on Wednesday with a plethora of auto companies, start-ups, telecom, alternate fuel, electric vehicle and social media firms participating at the mega event. The Auto Expo 2020 -- Motor Show, will have a select opening on Wednesday and it will formally open to the public from Friday.
The show features more than 15 start-ups, telecom, alternate fuel, electric vehicle and social media firms.
"Auto Expo 2020 would see a showcase of different technologies related to clean vehicles, safe vehicles, electric vehicles and connected vehicles," said Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Director General Rajesh Menon.
Furthermore, Reliance Jio and Facebook are also present at the event along with 15 new technology start-ups.
Others such as Lithium-ion battery and charger manufacturers, along with tyre firms will also be present at the auto show.
Besides, Brazilian UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association), one of the world's largest bio ethanol producers, Italian tyre firm Pirelli and design company Icona will also mark their maiden presence at the expo.
However, the star attractions are expected to be the new foreign players at the auto show.
New automobile firms like the Chinese' Great Wall Motor, FAW Haima, Olectra and MG Motors will showcase a vast variety of cars, SUVs and buses.
The visitors to the event will witness 60 launches of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers.
Many of these launches are expected to be face-lifts of existing models with BS-VI compliant engines as the country is shifting to BS-VI from April 2020.
Besides, brands like Volkswagen, Skoda, Force Motors will make a return to the motor show.
The much awaited expo, is being jointly organised by ACMA, CII and SIAM from February 7-12 for the general public, at the India Expo Mart in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida.