Despite cutting short by two days due to uncertain economic condition, Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Steering Committee for Auto Expo 2010, is expecting 1.8 million visitors at the expo this year. Dilip Chenoy, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) expected it to be the largest show in terms of footfalls. This year there will be 2100 participants from 30 different countries (in the official website it was 25).
International automakers will unveil ten new cars in the upcoming Indian Auto Expo. Since, small cars make up two-thirds of the total car sales in
Chevrolet Beat by GM and Polo by Volkswage will be displayed at the show. The two cars will be launched in March 2010.
The show will also display electronic vehicles and focus on green auto technology. There will few hybrids and electronic cars at the show the famous Toyota Prius hybrid from
The Indian auto Industry was not badly affected by the global recession. Following a four month decline, the auto sales started to pick up in February. In November 2009, it registered a 61% growth to 133,687 units which became the “largest percentage gain since February 2004.” Small cars makes up about two-thirds of annual car sales in