THT Wheels auto show : Off to a roaring start

Kathmandu, September 15:

No less than 15 four wheelers have been booked on the first day of the three day-long THT Wheels Auto Show, which kicked off at Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC), Kathmandu today, according to preliminary estimates. According to the orgaisers of the event, The Himalayan Times, 10 two wheelers have also been booked, which clearly reflects the immense popularity and usefulness of the show, both for buyers and sellers. The auto show will run till September 17.

At the show, major auto industry players are displaying their quality products and services under one roof for the benefit of customers at a time when the great Nepali festivals Dashain and Tihar are approaching. One of the biggest draws of the event has been the electric vehicle ‘Reva’ on display. Although, most visitors flocked to take a look at Reva, they expressed dismay at the whopping Rs 800,000 tax on this environment-friendly vehicle which is more than the price of Rs 700,000 of the vehicle itself.

Go-karting, food stalls and display of vintage cars lent a fun-filled and colourful atmosphere to the event. The event is coinciding with the 6th ANBUG Himalayan VW Beetle Rally, scheduled for 16th September on Saturday.

The organisers of the show informed that the auto show is showcasing many more new arrivals in the automobile sector in Nepal in the category of four wheelers, two wheelers, accessories and spares which will be offered at discounted rates. Besides auto sector players, financial companies, insurance companies, authorised vehicle dealers and equipment sellers are also adding value to the exhibition, say the organisers.

Those who want to book cars during the exhibition are entitled to get additional discounts and offers from different companies. Standard Chartered Bank, Everest Insurance Company, Rastriya Banijya Bank and other companies are giving special rates on their services.

Similarly, special discount has been arranged for buyers of Bajaj motorcycles. Raju Chhetri, general manager at Hansraj Hulaschand and company said that the company has introduced ‘spot financing and spot exchange offer’ to facilitate consumers alongwith other additional benefits.

Similarly, Pranesh J Pradhan, one of the exhibitors who sells Hyundai cars at the THT Auto Show says that an equivalent of Rs 15,000 worth of equipment and parts are being given to customers free of charge who purchase a Hyundai car at the exhibition. Pradhan also informed that upto 90 per cent financing facility is available for Hyundai cars. Entry to the show has been fixed at Rs 20 per person. On the sale of tickets, every day a lucky winner can get an IFB washing machine worth Rs 49,900 and a bumper prize of Bajaj Discover DTSi bike at the end of the event.