NADA AUTOSHOW 2017: ALL CARSPosted On: August 29, 2017 By : AutoLife Team
The 12th edition of the NADA Auto show was officially launched on August 29, 2017 with invigorating energy and promise. This is Nepal’s only auto show and it will go on till the 3rd of September 2017. It is being presented by the Nepal Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) and managed by Global Exposition & Management Services (GEMS) and sponsored by Servo Lubricants.
This year’s show is looking to better the 2016 Auto show and is showing promise of doing exactly that though the launches this year are relatively few. Nevertheless, the NADA Auto Show has shaped up to be a memorable one with the majority of the auto industry companies showcasing their products in equally spacious and well-designed arenas within the exhibit at the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall. Like in the past years, the expo venue has been properly designed to accommodate every exhibitor with comfortable display spacing that gives an international feel. The enthusiasm of the companies could be seen from the laborious efforts they had put in to brand their stalls and highlight their products, even till the last minutes.
The show was inaugurated by the President of NADA, Mr. Anjan Shrestha along with the Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport: Hon. Bir Bahadur Balayar who appreciated the initiative of the association to uplift the overall automobile sector by organizing such events in spite of the liquidity cap; he ensured that the government would create a better environment for the automobile industry to grow further.
Like in the past years, the 2017 NADA Auto Show has separate sections for two-wheelers, four wheelers and commercial vehicles. 16-four wheelers brands including Tata, Hyundai, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Ford, Honda, Datsun, Kia, Nissan, Skoda, SsangYong, Peugeot, Renault, Isuzu, Subaru, Mahindra; and 21 two-wheelers brands SYM, CFMoto, UM, Terra Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Runner, Hunter, Lemoto, CrossX, NIU, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Benelli, Bajaj, KTM, TVS, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Vespa, Aprilia, and Royal Enfield are showcasing the best products in their lineups. Similarly, Mahindra, Eicher, Ashok Leyland and Tata are participating under the heavy commercial vehicles segment. Besides, automobile brands, Banks and Financial Institutions (BFIs), and lubricant and tire companies, are also participating in the event.
The exciting new launches like those from Suzuki (Ignis and Dzire), CFMOTO, NIU, Hunter Motorcycles, Runner Motorcycles amongst many others make this year’s NADA Auto Show a delight for the auto enthusiasts of Nepal. Even bigger head turners were the Mahindra Thar Daybreak and the Ford Mustang GT, and they are certain to bring in the crowds this year. Keeping in mind the festive season ahead, the six-day event will also aim to promote the sale of automobiles and accessories though attractive festive offers.
A look at all the cars showcased at NADA Auto Show 2017:
Tata Motors launched the all new Hexa at this year’s NADA Auto Show. Adapting their display to resemble off road terrain, the Hexa made its presence felt as the new entrant in the SUV segment of Nepal. They also had on display their newly launched Tigor along with the Tiago, Zest, and Bolt.
NEW LAUNCHES: Tata Hexa (Rs. 75 lakhs)
Korean auto major Hyundai showcased their popular range of products available in Nepal along with the new Hyundai Elite i20 dual tone and Xcent facelift. Although slightly toned down from last year, their stall was attractive and seemed to attract the crowds early in the day.
NEW LAUNCHES: New Elite i20 dual tone (Rs 36,96,000), Xcent facelift (Rs 30,96,000- Rs 33,56,000)
Emphasizing their premium status, Volkswagen kept the comfort of visitors in mind by providing an air-conditioned stall which served as a respite from the sweltering heat. The German automaker Volkswagen had on display their newly launched all new Tiguan and the Amarok.
The Korean automaker came in full force showcasing their available offerings at the NADA Autoshow. They also have a tantalizing NADA Special offer that could win you a 7 day 6 night Europe trip for a couple.
When it comes to making a statement at the NADA Auto Show, Suzuki rarely disappoints. The much-anticipated Suzuki Ignis and the immensely popular Dzire made their Nepal debut. As one of the best selling monikers in the Nepalese industry, people were flocking towards the stall to see the new offerings from Suzuki that have immense sales potential in the upcoming festive season.
NEW LAUNCHES: Suzuki Ignis (Rs. 28.89 -35.19 lakhs), Suzuki Dzire (Rs. 30.89- 37.39 lakhs)
Hands down one of the most popular stalls, Go FORD Nepal definitely brought the heat with the Nepal Exclusive Ford Mustang GT. Although visitors did not get into close proximity with the Mustang, on account of its protective glass enclosure, it was definitely a showstopper at this year’s NADA Auto Show. Accompanying the Mustang was the fully decked out Ranger that was perched up on a shipping container making a statement from its high vantage point.
Looking for its second wind, the French auto brand now distributed by Shangrila Motors Pvt. Ltd. made their presence felt thanks to their impressive stall with a massive display as a backdrop and a regal golden orange and black color scheme. On display were the Peugeot 3008, 2008, and the 508.
Skoda had on display their Rapid and the new Superb in a well laid out stall that was spacious enough for visitors to access and observe their vehicles.
Renault reemphasized their presence in the auto market as a strong contender by showcasing their lineup consisting of the popular Duster and the Kwid. Their stall was right at the entrance and they made good use of the space to make a lasting impression on visitors.
Yet another prominent Korean player in the industry, SsangYong have been making strides under the IMS Motors nameplate. They showcased their existing offerings with the 2017 Korando, XLV and the Actyon Sports.
After missing out from last year’s show Subaru is back with a bang at the 2017 NADA Auto show with the 2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Impreza WRX and the new Forester.
NEW LAUNCHES: 2017 Subaru XV (Rs.1.01 crore)
Nissan too have found new vigor now that it is under the distribution of Pioneer Moto Corp Pvt. Ltd. Their stall proudly displayed the feisty firecracker of a machine: Nissan Micra Active which is set out to be the newest city slicker on the Nepali roads. Showing much promise, the Micra Active along with the X-Trail and the newly launched Sunny Diesel received plenty of attention from all visitors.
NEW LAUNCHES Nissan Micra Active (Rs. 23.99-26.99 lakhs), Nissan Sunny Diesel (Rs. 40.99 lakhs)
The Japanese juggernaut had on display their popular range of products in Nepal. With a minimalistic setup, their stand out product was the new Honda Civic and a City disguised as a Bat Mobile.
Much to the excitement of the offroader fanatics, Mahindra surprised everyone with the Mahindra Thar Daybreak edition. Much like a normal Thar on steroids, the Daybreak edition definitely brought in the crowds for Mahindra. They also had on display the KUV 100, XUV 500, E20 and the TUV 300.
Datsun was also placed right at the entrance and they utilized a massive display to showcase their brand. Their line up consisted of their available models in Nepal including their newly launched the Datsun Redigo 1.0.
NEW LAUNCHES: Datsun Redigo 1.0 (Rs. 19.75- 20.25 lakhs)
Making an appearance after quite some time, ISUZU is back in the game with their recently launched D-MAX V Cross and the S-Cab.