Which automakers will be absent at Auto Expo 2023?
The biennial auto show, Auto Expo 2023 will return to the country after three years, and while a number of automakers have already confirmed their participation in the event, several other prominent ones will be absent. The likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Kia India, Toyota Kirloskar and MG Motor India will lead traditional automakers at the show in Greater Noida.
However, others such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Skoda, Volkswagen and Nissan as well as luxury automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi will be noticed by their absence from the biennial show. time. Commenting on its absence from this year’s show, Mercedes-Benz India CEO & CEO Santosh Iyer told PTI, “I think we’ve been involved for many years. Now, when we see how relevant luxury brands like ours are, we see it a little less from the type of consumer going there or the potential customer.”
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The exhibition originally scheduled to be held in 2022 is expected to see 5 global launches and 75 product launches and announcements.
Two-wheeler manufacturers such as Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor will be restricted from displaying prototype flex-fuel vehicles at the Ethanol booth. The motor show will also see greater participation from newer startups, particularly in the electric vehicle segment.
This edition of the Auto Show will begin with press days January 11-12, followed by public dates January 13-18, 2023. “There are more industry-wide participants. compared to the previous version in 2020, with around 80 industry stakeholders participating in the Auto Show, including 46 vehicle manufacturers,” said an official from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). ) said.
The official added that the industry’s trend toward electrification will lead to a much larger participation of newer startups that are making vehicles, most of them just making electric vehicles from two- and four-wheelers. tricycles to passenger and commercial electric vehicles.
First published date: 13:57 pm January 8, 2023 IST