The 12th Auto Expo started on 5th Feb, 2014 and ended today i.e. 11th Feb, 2014. The Motor show witnessed tremendous number of automobile enthusiasts. Despite the change in venue from Pragati Maidan to India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi, huge crowd thronged to visit the various brand and their automobile.
Auto Expo has been quite famous for, both the car manufacturers and the dealers, as it give them one place platform that help them to entice every potential customers.
Also, these auto shows consists all, from the high-tech hybrids to Superb Sports Cars to Ultra low cost cars.
The motor show, displayed cars, multi-utility vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, concept vehicles, commercial vehicles, vintage cars, super cars and super bikes.
During weekdays, the first half was reserved for business visitors and the second half for the general public. However, there were no business hours over the weekend.
This was the first time that tickets for Auto Expo were available online. Online portal www.Bookmyshow.com was the official partner for SIAM as the online store to book tickets. These tickets were priced between Rs 200 and Rs 500. Tickets for Business visitors cost Rs. 500 while for the general public, it cost Rs. 300.
Reaching Auto Expo Mart, Greater Noida was easier for those who commuted with their own vehicles. For those that commuted via Metro, it was not difficult either. You could take an auto that charged Rs.200 (That is Noida; No negotiation – what so ever), or board the public transport. The traffic was easy and free in the morning compared to that in the afternoon.
The space available for Auto Expo this time was larger and huge compared to the space crunch in Pragati Maidan.
The crowd was much disciplined. However, the police intervened to regulate entry into the pavilion, as and when required.
You could witness, large crowd rush at the hall exhibiting luxury car brands — Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, to name a few.
Other halls, like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors and Honda also attracted huge crowds. Amongst the two wheelers, Harley Davidson and Yamaha, were the winner with the crowd and they had a tough time with people that thronged their pavilions.
It feels glad that the 12th Auto Expo – The Motor Show, received such a stupendous response and has enhanced the experience of scores of visitors It upswing, a promising future for the Indian Automobile Market.