Auto Expo in Delhi! If you are someone like me who loves cars and has been reading Auto magazines for years, Auto Expo in Delhi would bring sparkle in your eyes. That’s also a reason, I did not miss talking about the Chicago Auto Show. A biennial event, Auto Expo 2018 will be held in Greater Noida this year and generally attracts some of the best car-makers across the globe, showcasing their upcoming offerings! I used to dream of attending it one of these years and if you are in or around the capital during the Auto Expo 2018 dates, do buy tickets and pay a visit. Details available in this post.
What is Auto Expo?
Auto Expo is Asia’s biggest and world’s second biggest auto show where global car makers showcase their future offerings and give a taste of the technology they are working on to media and crowds. It’s jointly organized by CII, SIAM and ACMA. Being a biennial automotive shows, its always drawn big crowd.
Auto Expo 2018 with the 14th edition of this event which will see cars from some of regulars like Maruti, BMW along with new comers like KIA. News is that there are quite a few prominent autocar manufacturers who are going to give this year’s expo a miss like Volkswagen, Audi, Bajaj, Ford, Harley-Davidson to name a few.
Why are some carmakers skipping Auto Expo 2018?
The fact that some of the key players are skipping the expo is definitely not a great feeling. While their multiple reasons being speculated for this like venue costs, expenses to showcase at the event along with actual value of returns, I would say it boils down to something very simple – Return of Investment (ROI).
Unlike earlier years when Internet was still at its infancy and information was not easily available, is today’s times of viral reach its easier for companies to promote their products. Also, compared to an event where there are several car makers, manufacturers are increasingly opting for exclusive events. It’s easier to go Apple & Tesla route of having an exclusive showcase event and live stream it across the world. While that may not be cheaper than join the Expo but its definitely better in terms of ROI.
You get focused attention of people, you are in the news with just your products and make a bigger dent.
So why attend Auto Expo 2018?
While some prominent players are skipping the event, there are several others who would be present. And more importantly, you will see a lot of buzz around electric cars and bikes which are not just functional but also in everyway attractive.
I love to see the car makers showcasing their concept cars along with newer models. Something Maruti and BMW would be doing. And as remarked by the officials, the expo generally sees participation by about 50% of the members only. So its not entirely surprising. Would recommend paying a visit before the participation dwindles further.
And for a visitor you still get to see an expansive number of automotive tech under a single roof which is something no other auto show can boast of in the country.
Auto Expo 2018 Auto Exhibitors List
|Ashok Leyland Ltd||www.ashokleyland.com|
|BMW India Pvt Ltd||www.bmw.in|
|Cummins India Ltd.||www.cumminsindia.com|
|Greaves Cotton Limited||www.greavescotton.com|
|Hero MotoCorp Ltd||www.heromotocorp.com|
|Honda Cars India Ltd||www.hondacarindia.com|
|Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (P) Ltd||www.honda2wheelersindia.com|
|Hyundai Motor India Ltd||www.hyundai.com|
|India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd.||www.kawasaki-india.com|
|India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd||www.yamaha-motor-india.com|
|JBM Auto Ltd.||www.jbm-group.com|
|Kia Motors India Pvt. Ltd||www.kia-motors.in|
|Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd||www.mahindra.com|
|Maruti Suzuki India Ltd||www.marutisuzuki.com|
|Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd||www.mercedes-benz.co.in|
|Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd||www.piaggio.co.in|
|Renault India Pvt Ltd||www.renault.co.in|
|SML Isuzu Ltd||www.smlisuzu.com|
|Suzuki Motorcycle India Ltd||www.suzukimotorcycle.in|
|Tata Motors Ltd||www.tatamotors.com|
|Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd||www.toyota-bharat.com|
|TVS Motor Company Ltd||www.tvsmotor.com|
|Aftek Motors India Pvt. Ltd.||www.aftek.com|
|Desmoto Electric Pvt. Ltd.|
|Devashish Jethwani Customs||www.thedjcgroup.in|
|Emflux Motors Pvt. Ltd.||www.emfluxmotors.com|
|Excellon Software Pvt. Ltd.||www.excellonsoft.com|
|Executive Modcar Trendz||www.executivemodcartrendz.net|
|Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.||www.heroelectric.in|
|Laish Madison Motor Werks Pvt Ltd||www.clevelandcyclerwerksindia.com|
|Lohia Auto Industries||www.lohiaauto.com|
|Okinawa Autotech Pvt. Ltd.||www.okinawascooters.com|
|Pinnacle industries Pvt. Ltd.||www.pinnacleindustries.com|
|Twenty Two Motors Pvt. Ltd.||www.22motors.in|
|UM India Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd||www.umglobal.com|
Auto Expo 2018 Venue
Until 2012, it was held at Pragati Maidan, Delhi but now the motor show will be organized in Greater Noida. There are two different events linked to Auto Expo and both will be organized at two venues as mentioned below:
- Auto Expo 2018 – The Motor Show: at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
- Auto Expo 2018 – Components: at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Free Shuttle Bus service would be operational between Botanical Garden Metro Station to India Exposition Mart.
It will be available 1 hour prior and 1-hour post to the Show Timings.
From Botanical Garden Metro Station to India Expo. Mart Greater Noida
( First Bus – 9:00 AM ) ( Last Bus – 7:00 PM )
From India Expo. Mart Greater Noida To Botanical Garden Metro Station
( First Bus – 11:00 AM ) ( Last Bus – 7:00 PM )
Auto Expo 2018 Dates
The joint inauguration of Auto Expo 2018 will be held on February 8. However, the dates for the event are:
- Auto Expo 2018 – The Motor Show: scheduled from 9-14 February, 2018
- Auto Expo 2018 – Components: scheduled from 8-11 February, 2018
|Day and Date||* Business Hours||General Public Hours|
|Friday, 9 February, 2018||1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs||1300 Hrs – 1800 Hrs|
|Saturday, 10 February, 2018||—||1000 Hrs – 1900 Hrs|
|Sunday, 11 February, 2018||—||1000 Hrs – 1900 Hrs|
|Monday, 12 February, 2018||1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs||1300 Hrs – 1800 Hrs|
|Tuesday, 13 February, 2018||1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs||1300 Hrs – 1800 Hrs|
|Wednesday, 14 February, 2018||—||1000 Hrs – 1700 Hrs|
Auto Expo 2018 Online Ticket & Price
Tickets for Auto Expo, Greater Noida is available at BookMyShow. Do not buy from anyone else online as BMS is the sole ticketing partner for the event.
The ticket prices are:
- Weekdays – Business Hours (10am) – 750
- Weekdays – General Public (1pm) – 350
- Weekend – General Public (10am) – 475
To buy tickets – click here. Do attend the event and share your experience.
Note – Through this blog, I try to put together information from multiple sources in a single post making it easier to find the right information for people. In no way can I claim that I know everything and this is being done on best effort. So please help others but adding/correcting anything else related to the event in the comments. Lets make information access easier.