HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Generating much vibrancy in the domestic automobile market, the NADA Auto Show 2013 concluded successfully on September 16 with around 40,000 potential customers and auto enthusiasts visiting the show. Though the auto show that kicked off on September 11 was supposed to last till September 15, the mega event was extended till September 16 due to sudden bandh on September 12. The eighth edition of the auto show was vibrant and lively in terms of providing better mileage for the automobile sector in both sales and promotion. As many as 1,400 units of two-wheelers and around 350 units of four-wheelers were booked during the auto show.
A significant number of customers were benefited by the expo, which incorporated as many as 100 different stalls of almost all the major automobile brands and auto component makers and dealers, lubricants and accessories. Throughout the expo, visitors cashed in on the chance to learn about the latest automobiles and grab offers on the purchase of these vehicles in a convivial atmosphere. Moreover, on-the-spot finance and insurance facilities at the auto show were added advantages for visitors.
The major attractions of the auto show were fresh models of the two-wheelers and four-wheelers, which were launched at the auto show. The four-wheelers launched at the auto show were — Tata Indica V2, Rexton W and Actyon Sports from SsangYong, Hyundai Santa Fe and Cross Polo and Polo GT TSI from Volkswagen while KTM Duke 390, Honda Activa-i, and Yamaha Ray Z were the three models of two-wheelers launched at the event.
“NADA Auto Show has created history this time,” said Karan Chaudhary, executive director of CG Automobiles, authorised distributor of Maruti Suzuki, adding that this edition of the auto show succeeded to attract an overwhelming number of potential and prospective customers. “The auto show was a real hub for both automobile dealers and customers as they got almost all the automobile brands under a single roof,” said Chaudhary. Citing that the auto show was primarily focused on brand promotion, he said, “Organised on the eve of the festive season, this expo will hopefully boost the sales of vehicles during the festivals.”
“The customers have developed a culture of buying vehicles at NADA Auto Show,” shared Rupesh Sharma Bhatta, assistant general manager at Laxmi Intercontinental, authorised distributor of Hyundai, adding that there was overwhelming response from visitors. According to him, the event was a platform for customers to see several brands under a single roof. Citing that the flexible auto loan was an additional advantage this time, he said, “The successful accomplishment of the auto show will obviously bear fruit in festive sales.”
Meanwhile, Vice Treasurer of NADA and Coordinator of NADA Auto Show 2013, Shambhu Dahal, said, “This episode of NADA Auto Show was smooth and vibrant except for the day of unexpected bandh. “The NADA Auto Show has helped the domestic automobile sector gain mileage to some extent and things will improve in days to come,” he said adding that it will be soon reflected in festive sales of vehicles.