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Auto Expo 2022 postponed, new dates for auto show to be decided later this year – Technology News, Firstpost

For the first time in its history, the Auto Expo – India’s premier automotive showcase event – has been postponed. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has decided to postpone the 2022 edition of the biennial motor show, due to the precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and fears of a possible third wave of the virus. which takes over the country. The 2022 edition of the show was originally scheduled to take place in February, in Greater Noida; the last edition took place in February 2020, just before the pandemic made its presence felt in the country.

“The magnitude of the risk of spreading infection is extremely high at a business-to-consumer (B2C) show like Auto Expo which is visited by large crowds and maintaining social distancing would be difficult. therefore it has been decided to postpone the Auto Expo – The Motor Show for the time being,” SIAM chief executive Rajesh Menon said in a statement.

If it is to be held in 2022, the Auto Expo can now only take place in the second half of next year. Picture: Skoda

SIAM said it recognizes the risks inherent in hosting the Auto Expo due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and fears of a possible third wave. At this point, there is uncertainty about the development of COVID-19 in the coming months and at the same time, the organization of the Auto Expo would require a delay of preferably one year.

SIAM said the exact date for the next Auto Expo will be finalized later this year depending on the COVID-19 situation and ensuring that it does not conflict with any event on the calendar. OICA of global motor shows. If SIAM is able to find a new Auto Expo slot on the OICA calendar in 2022, it will probably only be in the second half of next year.

The Auto Expo 2020 saw the total attendance of over six lakh visitors and witnessed around 70 product launches and unveilings. Interestingly, SIAM almost agreed to delay the 2020 edition for a year, before deciding against it. A pronounced downturn in the Indian auto industry meant that several big names – including Honda, Ford, BMW, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and more – opted to skip the 2020 event as the cost of attendance continued to be high and the Most gamers were in the process of revamping their product lines before the BS6 emission standards came into effect.

With PTI entries

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