The biannual car show – Auto Expo, was supposed to take place in 2022, but all thanks to the pandemic, it will now take place next year. Excitement for this meeting is high, but there is a catch. The event will now take place after a gap of 3 years, however, it seems that there will not be many automakers marking their presence at the 2023 Auto Expo. That said, it comes as sad news to those planning a visit to the fair. It has been reported that many car manufacturers are planning to skip the upcoming Auto Expo 2023.
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Speaking of confirmed names, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, Kia, BYD, and MG have confirmed their participation in the expo. That said, a host of automakers will be missing out on the event, including Mahindra, Skoda, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Citroen, Honda, Nissan, Volvo, and Renault.
Furthermore, various two-wheeler manufacturers will skip the 2023 Auto Expo. The list is quite long, and includes Hero MotoCorp, TVS, KTM, Bajaj Auto, and Royal Enfield. The main reason OEMs skip the event is ROI. Manufacturers have predicted that setting up high-end stores keeps them away from justice. Talking about the 2023 Auto Expo, it is likely to take place at the India Expo Mart in Noida, on 13-18 January next year. Earlier, the event was planned for February but it has been arranged this time.
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The 2023 Auto Expo will serve as a showcase for the car’s execution. The largest car manufacturer in the country – Maruti Suzuki, two new cars are expected to take the wraps off during the Auto Expo 2023, namely the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross. Hyundai is likely to showcase the facelift of the Creta and the new-gen Verna during the show. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 may also share a platform with the aforementioned vehicles. Apart from that, the Tata Harrier facelift, Tata Safari facelift, Kia Seltos facelift, and Toyota Innova Hycross are also likely to make their debut at the 2023 Auto Expo.