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Auto Expo 2018 to witness 24 launches

Date: 16/01/2018 | Edition: Ahmedabad | Page: 9 | Source: PTI | Clip size (cm): W: 13 H: 7

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Extracted Text data: Auto Expo 2018 to witness 24 launches, Mumbai: The 19th edition of the biennial Auto Expo, slated for February 9-14, is expected to see 24 new launches and over 100 unveil-ing of vehicles, the organis-ers said. The expo is being held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, near the Cap-ital, while components show will be held at the Pragati Maidan in Delhi from Febru-ary 8-11. The joint inauguration of Auto Expo 2018 will be held on February 8. "We are going to see over 24 launches and unveiling of over 100 vehicles during the /expo," Society for Indian Mo-bile Automobile Manufac-turers Association (SIAM) head Sugato Sen said during a media conference. ' This year's show will be much higher than the 2016 edition, which saw only two-three launches, he said. The new launches and un-veiling of the products will be from across segments --passenger and commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. "On February 7-8, there is a preview of more than 100 products," chairman of the SIAM trade fair group, Arun Malhotra said. The expo is being organ-ised by SIAM jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and the Confederation of Indian In-dustry (CII). Asked about some of the leasing players skipping the mega event, Sen said the trend generally has been that only 50% of the SIAM mem-bers participate in the show. "Some of the regulars have opted out. We have 48 members and none of the event in the past has seen more than 50% participa-tion," Sen said. --1071