Auto Expo 2014 preview

The upcoming Auto Expo 2014, will have a new place to call home this year. Here’s a look at what’s in store.

For the first time since it debuted back in 1986, the Auto Expo for 2014 be moving from Pragati Maidan, to a new location, 30km outside the national capital, to the India Expo Center in Greater Noida.

The 2012 edition, the biggest one so far, highlighted the shortcomings of Pragati Maidan as a venue – poorly maintained infrastructure, badly managed press days, ineffective crowd management and massive traffic snarls outside.

Although some may feel that the new venue is too far away from the main city, a trip to the new premises shows plenty of promise. The India Expo Centre is situated at the end of the six-lane Greater Noida Expressway, which means getting there is much easier than the distance suggests because of the lack of traffic on the well-laid route.

The Auto Expo 2014 venue is spread over 58 acres, and boasts eight huge exhibition halls. While it pales in comparison to Pragati Maidan in terms of size, the comforting aspect is that only the Motor Show with the automobile manufacturers will be moving to the new location. The Component Show will continue to take place at Pragati Maidan. Continued..

Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
Chevrolet is bringing its massive Trailblazer SUV to India and we’ve driven it this month. We’ve also got detailed previews of the new Innova and Fortuner and Tata’s new Hexa concept, and that’s only the start. Read on!
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Most Read
Latest News
Aston Martin DB9 successor being developed
The new version of Aston's DB9 will come with a nine-speed automatic...
3 hours ago   1 picture
New version of Mercedes-AMG GT in works
The road-going car will be based on the GT3; will generate around 540bhp.
7 hours ago   1 picture
Live Q&A session with CS Santosh
A live social media interview will have CS Santosh answer your questions.
1 day 2 hours ago   1 picture
Honda’s expansion plans for 2016
The two-wheeler division of Honda has major plans to increase vehicle...
1 day 3 hours ago   1 picture
F1: Hamilton recovers to top Sepang practice two
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton bounced back from an engine problem that sidelined...
1 day 6 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 188 | Autocar India – April 2015

Chevrolet is bringing its massive Trailblazer SUV to India and we’ve driven it this month. We’ve also got detailed previews of the new Innova and Fortuner and Tata’s new Hexa...
Autocar Magazine