SPECIAL FEATURE – 2016 Auto Expo

2016 Auto Expo Briefing (1)

Delhi Auto Expo is the largest and most anticipated motor car event in India. Organised by the CII, SIAM and ACMA, it is held in New Delhi biennially. The 2016 edition of the expo promises to be ‘Bigger, Better and More Exciting’ with exhibitors of national and international repute marking their presence in the extravaganza.

The Auto expo which debuted in the year 1986 has over the years grown to be Asia’s largest and the World’s second largest Motor Show. The purpose of the expo is to showcase the growing strength and potential of the Indian automotive industry and also to fetch the best from across the globe for the Indian consumer and industry. It also acts as a window for display and transfer of the latest technology, equipment and design.

The 2016 edition of the Auto expo will be held at two venues. While the Motor Show will be held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR from 5th to 9th February, the Component Show will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 4th to 7th February. A special press preview of the Motor Show will be held on 3rd February, while the formal inauguration will be done on 4th February.

2016 Auto Expo Briefing (2)

The India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) has been given a massive makeover for the upcoming event. It is spread over 58 acres with a gross indoor exhibition space of 68,000 square meters which is precisely 6000 square meters more than the last edition. It is also expected that there will be around 6 lakh visitors during the five public days which is up by almost 20% from 2014. As on 9th December, more than 65 exhibitors had already booked their stalls at the Motor Show. Along with vehicle manufacturers, there will also be High-end Bicycles, Tyres & Tubes, Oil Companies, Automotive Design and Technology, Engineering & IT for Automotive companies, Auto Insurance Companies, Auto Publications, Institutions and Universities participating in the show.

Highlights of the Motor Show at 2016 Auto Expo

Date & Schedules
3rd February: Exclusive Media Preview and Launches (8am to 8pm)
4th February: Opening Ceremony & Day One. (Only for Media & Special Guests/Dealers)
5th February to 9th February: Open for General Public

Exhibitors: The Motor show will witness participation from vehicle manufacturers such as Ashok Leyland, Audi India, BMW India, Datsun, Fiat India, Ford India, General Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Honda Cars India, Isuzu Motors India, Jaguar Land Rover, Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mercedes Benz India, Nissan Motor India, Renault India, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, SML Isuzu, Tata Motors, Toyota Kirloskar, VE Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen India etc. In the two-wheeler category, Hero MotoCorp India, Yamaha, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Piaggio Vehicles, Suzuki Motorcycle India, Triumph Motorcycles India, TVS Motor Company etc will be showcasing their latest products and technologies. Apart from the above, there will be Abarth, BMW Motorrad, Jeep, DSK Benelli, Indian Motorcycles, etc showcasing their products for the first time in India.

Most Anticipated Cars: Chevrolet Spin, Datsun Go-Cross (Concept), Datsun Redi-Go (Production version), Duster (Facelift), Ford Endeavour, Honda BRV, Mahindra KUV 100, Mahindra Verito (Electric), Maruti Ignis, Tata Hexa, Tata Zica based Compact Sedan, 2016 Toyota Innova, 2016 Toyota Prius, Toyota Vios, 2016 Skoda Superb, Suzuki Vitara-S, 2016 Audi A4, BMW X1, BMW M2, BMW 7 series (6th gen), BMW 3 series (Facelift), Ford Mustang, Jeep Wrangler & Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Focussed Activities & Concurrent Events:  There will be an additional outdoor space of 18,000 square meters marked for focussed activities like safety riding and driving simulators. Like in the past, there will be a separate pavilion for display of Vintage Cars.
Concurrent events like 6th Auto Trade Dialogue, 8th Automotive Design Challenge, 9th Auto Summit FADA, 10th Styling & Design Conclave and Bio Fuels Workshop will also be held at the venue.

Food & Beverage: The Motor Show will have 50 Food Stalls, 20 Food Kiosks, 6-8 Food Trucks, 7-8 Speciality Restaurants and 20 Hot & Cold Beverage Points. All transactions will be done through Centralised Card System via ‘Book My Show’. The food court has been ramped up by 1000 square meters for the upcoming event.

Entry & Security: The event will have 6 Public Entry/Exit Points with high level security check, baggage screening and frisking by CISF. There will also be a 3 layer security system comprising of CCTV Cameras, Scanners, Metal Detectors, Centralised Public Address Sytems etc. There will also be baggage deposit counters for those who wish to keep excess luggage/equipment in safe custody.

Transportation & Access: Frequent shuttle services would be available from Noida Botanical Garden Metro Station to the venue which is roughly a 25 minute drive by road. Approximately 160 CNG buses will also run from Noida City Centre Metro Station to the venue. A Free Bus Service from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium via Pragati Maidan to IEML has also been arranged. Parking provision for more than 10,000 cars has also been made at the venue.

Ticketing: Tickets can be booked online at www.autoexpo-themotorshow.in and www.bookmyshow.com. The tickets are priced at INR 650 for Business hours during weekdays (10am to 1pm), INR 300 for General public hours during weekdays (1pm to 6pm) and INR 400 during weekends (10am to 7pm).