Asia’s most extravaganzas and the much-awaited automotive event, the Delhi Auto Expo is all set to begin in the second week of February 2018. The 2018 Auto Expo Delhi will start from 9th and will end on 14th February, 2018. The biennial event is scheduled to take place at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. While the show is just two months away, the online ticket bookings have been commenced on BookMyShow.com. Prices of the 2018 Auto Expo tickets start from Rs 350 and go up to Rs 750.
Commenting on the occasion, Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, SIAM, said “We are pleased to begin the booking of online entry ticket way in advance for the convenience of public, and have also introduced free home delivery of tickets, keeping in mind the convenience for the visitors. In this edition, we have moved away from just the static displays of automobiles to a more dynamic showcase of total mobility solutions.” Photo Gallery – Upcoming New Cars At Delhi Auto Expo 2018
On the other, the Components Show is slated to begin from 8th to 11th February, 2018 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. There will be a joint inaugural event on 8th February, 2018. While the 2018 Auto Expo provides a platform to showcase upcoming cars during the next two years, manufacturers like Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi will not participate in the event. On the flip side, the event will witness participation from some new manufacturers including Kia Motors, Peugeot, SAIC and some others.
The 14th edition of the world’s second largest motor show, 2018 Auto Expo will be a day longer than usual. This decision has been taken due to the increasing visitors’ interest and footfalls. The last year’s Auto Expo witnessed a colossal 6 lakh footfall and the organizers (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, Confederation of Indian Industry and Automotive Components Manufacturers Association) are expecting similar response for the next year’s biennial event.
Highlighting the salient features of Auto Expo – The Motor Show, Mr. Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM, said “The Auto Expo has conventionally been one of the most pursued platforms for the automobile industry in India and with the continued success of the show, it has gained a global thrust giving the participating brands a worldwide exposure. Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 is aimed at celebrating the industry’s biggest automotive event offering an opportunity to the Industry and visitors to Co-Create, Co-Exist and Celebrate.”
Spreading across 1,85,000 square meters, the 2018 Auto Expo will have 14 indoor exhibition halls and special zones for visitors including Smart Mobility Zone, Innovation Zone, Competition Zone and Destination Zone. Themed ‘Automotive Technologies that Drive the World, the 2018 Component Show will be spread across 60,000 square meters. It will witness participations from over 1,2000 companies. As a reminder, the 13th edition of the event witnessed participation from 65 auto makers from across the globe and more than 108 new vehicles were showcased and launched at the event.
The biennial event plays host to the launch of new cars, facelifts, special editions, new-generation models, concepts etc. Car & bike manufacturers bring their upcoming products lined-up for launch in India. While car and two-wheeler manufacturers give a glimpse of the upcoming vehicles, companies also display new technology developed for vehicles like new engines, in-car connectivity features among others. Students from established universities and institutions also utilise the platform to showcase their innovations in the field of technology. While the 14th Delhi Auto Expo is 4 months away, here are all the details about venue, ticket prices and dates for the upcoming event-
-New Maruti Swift, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (7 Seater), all new Maruti hatchback, Maruti Ciaz facelift, new-gen Maruti WagonR and new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
-Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV, Hyundai i20 facelift, new Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Ioniq and Hyundai Creta facelift.
-Tata X451, Tata Q501, Tata Q502/Merlin, Tata Tiago electric and Tata C Cube.
-Mahindra XUV Aero, Mahindra KUv100 facelift, Mahindra XUV700, Mahindra TUV LWB, Mahindra U321 MPV and New Mahindra Bolero (U302).
-Honda HRV, Honda Jazz facelift, Honda Civic and Honda CRV.
-Toyota CHR, Toyota Camry 2018 and Toyota Vios.
-Fiat Tip sedan, new Fiat Argo, Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass Trailhawk.
-Nissan Leaf, new Nissan Micra, Nissan Kicks and Datsun GO Cross.
-New Renault Duster, Renault Koleos and Renault Megane.
-Kia Rio sedan, Kia Picanto and Kia Stonic.
MG Motors Cars
-MG GS SUV, MG XS compact SUV and MG3 hatchback.
2018 Auto Expo Dates
The 14th edition of the biennial event will begin from February 9, 2018 and will conclude on February 14, 2018. The Components Show will be separately conducted from 8th to 11th February at the Pragati Maidan.
2018 Auto Expo Ticket Prices
The event organisers have commenced the online ticket bookings on BookMyShow.com. On weekdays, the ticket prices for the business hours (10 AM – 1 PM) and public hours (1PM – 6 PM)are Rs 750 and Rs 350 respectively. While the tickets for the weekend public days cost Rs 475, the additional day’s (February 14) tickets are priced at Rs 450. Interestingly, there is a free ticket home delivery on three and more bookings. Though, the deliveries will begin from January 8, 2018. Just so you know, the tickets will also be sold through offline medium. Visitors can also collect tickets at IEML – Greater Noida and at select Metro Stations in Delhi NCR.
2018 Auto Expo Venue/Place
As mentioned above, the main event will be organized at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida and the auto component show will be held at the Pragati Maidan (old venue) in New Delhi.