The biggest auto extravaganza, NADA Auto Show concluded on September 4. The six-day long event attracted a lot of visitors from the first day itself. The expo showcased the latest models of two-wheelers and four wheelers. The launch of many new cars, motorcycles, scooters, et cetera during the auto show made the six-day fair more interesting and exciting. Stylish stalls of four-wheelers and two-wheelers show-casing different models of vehicles kept the visitors occupied. Suraj Manandhar, Chief GM, Life Auto-mobile Pvt Ltd, authorised distributor of Fiat said, “This year the auto show turned out to be really good for us. We had expected at least 200 units to be booked at this expo and we achieved the target. NADA Auto Show 2016 was not just a platform to showcase vehicles but a place where customer’s expectations were met.”
The flow of excited visitors seemed never ending till the last day of the expo. Brand new shining vehicles with beautiful models promoting them added to the excitement and appeal. The commercial vehicles have also geared up in this expo with their latest models. Henry Bobby Timothy, Head of Operation, M and M, Dugar Auto Clinic, authorised distributor for Light Commercial Vehicle-Mahindra said, “We have showcased our latest models in the commercial vehicle segment at the auto show. Since displaying commercial vehicles is harder than passenger vehicles, the NADA Auto Show was a great platform for us to showcase our latest models and to inform the customers about the latest improved technologies.”
During the auto show, different automobile brands offered special discounts, prizes and various gift hampers. Financial institutions also offered attractive flexible auto loans to customers with spot financing facilities. Santosh Subedi, Asst Relationship Manager, NMB Bank Ltd said, “For the expo we provided auto loans at an interest rate of 6.49 per cent, whereas generally we provide an interest rate of minimum 7.5 per cent. We are glad that a number of customers were interested in spot financing at the auto show. This event helped our bank build a reliable and long term relationship with customers.”
Shambhu Prasad Dahal, Vice President and Coordinator of NADA said, “This year’s auto show was the most successful of all auto shows held in the past.”He further added, “There also has been bookings for vehicles amounting to about Rs 3.5 billion. The flow of visitors exceeded 65,000 this year.”
As the NADA Auto Show is one of the biggest platforms for different automobile brands in Nepal to exhibit and launch their products, visitors enjoyed comparing newly launched vehicles and information on features, prices and flexible auto loans. Meeting almost all visitors’ expectations, the NADA Auto Show was a successful and promising event for both the exhibitors as well as vehicle enthusiasts. It also kicked off festive deals and offers from various brands for two wheelers and four wheelers alike.
“I think there is more flow of people compared to the previous years. There are more brands and new models being showcased. And, I also think that there are more
affordable vehicles. Personally, I came here to check out four-wheelers and I liked the new launches from Renault, Suzuki and Tata.”
— Rajendra Bataju,
Managing Director of Deep Laxmi
“I have attended the NADA Auto Show five times in a row! I think that this time it is more crowded than before. I wanted to see some four-wheelers and I quite like the new models from Renault. Although this auto show is a good platform for both exhibitors and visitors, I think the management should be improved to make this event even better.”
— Subani Moktan, Singer
“We came to see how this expo was organised so that our company can organise similar events. I must say that this is a well organised show and we have much to learn from it. The NADA Auto Show is a great place to learn about all the four-wheelers and two-wheelers in the market. I think the way the cars and motorcycles have been displayed is impressive.”
— Bimala Shrestha,
Event Manager at Adopt Advertising Agency
A version of this article appears in print on September 06, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.