NADA Auto Show 2009 a huge hit

KATHMANDU: NADA Auto Show 2009 — the ultimate show for the latest cars and bikes lovers — received around 5000 visitors over the last four days. It is a platform to showcase the latest entrants in Nepal´s automobile sector.

The automobile exhibition that started on Friday in Bhrikutimanadap, Kathmandu is jointly organised by Nepal Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) and Global Exposition and Management Services (GEMS).

“The total number of visitors was around 3000 on the second day whereas on the fourth

day the visitors’ number increased to 5000,” said GEMS events manager Keshav Khatri. “The newly launched Hyundai i20, Tata motors and Yamaha have been in the top list for doing most of the business till the third day,” he added.

However, the data of total transactions will be announced only on the final day of the event, Khatri said adding that some 30 companies — including manufacturers, dealers and distributors from Nepal, India, China, Korea, Italy, France, Japan, America and Taiwan among others — are displaying their products during the five-day event.

Apart from automobiles, financial and insurance industry players promising spot finance and insurance facilities to interested buyers are also participating in the event. The usual crop of service providers and sellers of lubricants, accessories for bikes and cars, and other related products also participate in the event. The show displayed the wide range of sensational bikes of various brands with the price range touching Rs 2.35 million.

Stunning bikes such as

Suzuki’s B-King, Hayabusa, GSR 600, Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, Megelli, Honda Hornet and Yahaha’s new Fazer are some of the major attractions in the show. The exhibitors said that most of the visitors asking for price and information related for such bikes were youths.

Raju Bhetwal (Chettri), chief general manager of the Ganesh Enterprises Pvt Ltd, the authorised seller of Sukuzi bikes in Nepal said that the company has sold one B-King so far. He said that the bike much admired by youths gives 12-km per litre mileage with its 1340cc engine and costs Rs 2.35 million.

The organisers have put

the ticket price at Rs 50 but students are being offered 50 per cent discount. In order to lure more customers to the event they have arranged for door prizes and othe interesting programmes in the event.