Auto Expo 2023: The best display event in India for automakers and related businesses is the Auto Expo, which is held in Delhi annually. The event, which was originally slated to take place in January 2022 but was postponed to 2022 for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that the 2023 Auto Expo will take place after three years, there were high expectations for it. However, we have some unfavourable news that may disappoint those who were waiting to order their tickets for this event.
According to the most recent development, the majority of two- and four-wheeler manufacturers operating in India are probably going to miss the event. To date, only Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Toyota, Kia, Lexus, MG, and BYD have been officially confirmed.
However, a long list of automakers—among them Mahindra, Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Jeep, Citroen, Volvo, Nissan, and Renault—are likely to skip the 2023 Auto Expo. Even several two-wheeler producers are anticipated to skip the event, including Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS, KTM, and Royal Enfield.
Many people had high expectations that the best products from these brands would be on display at the Auto Expo, so this lengthy list of absentees from the event is undoubtedly a disappointment. While the exact causes of these brands’ absence are still unknown, it is reported that the high investment and stall setup costs are among the potential excuses given by businesses for not taking part this time.
Every two years, the India Expo Mart in Noida hosts the biennial Auto Expo
Auto Expo was scheduled for 13–18 January 2022. Although this event is typically held in February, the organisers have chosen to move it up this time to January.
The Auto Expo has long been anticipated by both car manufacturers and general audiences. In its early years, the event was held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. However, over time, carmakers have become increasingly concerned about the rising costs of stall setup and logistics. Even the most recent Auto Expo, which was held in 2020, had a smaller turnout than the 2018 Auto Expo. SIAM and CII are in discussions with all the major vehicle manufacturers to persuade them to participate in the event in order to ensure that the event receives the greatest amount of participation.
A number of rumoured vehicles, including the all-new Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door and Baleno Cross, MG City EV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Toyota Innova Hycross, and facelifted versions of the Hyundai Creta, Kona EV, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, and Safari, are expected to make their Indian debuts at the 2022 Auto Expo.