Manufacturers are busy in upgrading their lineup to BS6 norms and are giving Auto Expo 2020 a pass
Quite a lot of manufacturers are not attending India’s largest automobile show, the Auto Expo in 2020. The biennial event is going to held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida from February 7 to 12 February 2019. Nearly all new as well as existing manufacturers showcase their new models or concept models in the Auto Expo. However, for the 2020 edition of Auto Expo, only Suzuki and Piaggio seem to participate in the motor show.
Big players like Hero, Honda, TVS, Bajaj, Royal Enfield along with Yamaha and Triumph are skipping the Auto Expo 2020. Speaking about the electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Emflux and Ather Energy are also not putting a stall in the upcoming motoring show. Two-wheeler manufacturers Piaggio which manufactures Vespa and Aprilia in India as well as Suzuki are taking part with full optimism.
Honda, if it would have taken part, could showcase new BS6 models or maybe new products that might launch in India in the near future. Suzuki, on the other hand, is expected to showcase the 250cc adventure tourer concept model which could launch in 2021. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to display a concept of an electric scooter or motorcycle which could be launched in India in 2022.
Even the biggies like BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki along with Jawa, all are skipping the Auto Expo. The reasons for not attending the Auto Expo 2020 can be anything but we try to tell you the obvious reasons here in this story. As you all know the slowdown has hit hard nearly every two-manufacturer in the Indian market, be it Hero, Honda or Royal Enfield. At present, every automaker is offering heavy discounts to attract customers during the festive season.
Another reason could be the switch to BS6 emission norms which will be enforced from 1st April 2020. As Auto Expo is in the month of February, everyone will be busy in upgrading their entire lineup of scooters and motorcycles to BS6 compliance.
We hope to see the two-wheeler market grow once BS6 implementation is settled as there will be no further norms to hit the automotive market. Early implementation of BS6 emission norms is a good move to curb the rising vehicular pollution in the cities. However, this has a negative effect on the automotive market which is realized in the form of low customer demand and an increase in the initial cost of vehicles.
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