The 2nd Indo-Bangla Automotive Show, aimed to showcase products manufactured by the Indian automotive industry, was held from the March 1st to 4th at the Bashundhara International Convention City grounds.
Organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India, the 2nd instalment of this event saw 10 major Indian vehicle manufactures participating, namely: Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto, Force Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Eicher/Runner Motors, SML Isuzu, Tata Motors and TVS Motor Company.
For the four-wheeled variety, the primary focus was on commercial vehicles rather than personal. Various new upcoming heavy lift vehicles and people movers filled the show alongside a handful of passenger cars—the Dezire, Eartiga, Ciaz GL and GLX from Suzuki, the TUV300 and Bolero from Mahindra, and the Nexxon from Tata.
At the two-wheel area, Hero MotoCorp introduced two new upcoming motorcycles in the 110cc segment - the Passion X-pro and the Maestro Edge scooter, while showcasing the X-pulse, a dirt bike in the 200cc segment with fuel-injection and ABS. Bajaj showcased their 2019 version of the NS-160, which featured a thicker rear tyre in response to feedback from customers.
A number of companies put emphasis on their moves toward local assembly, with both Bajaj and SML Isuzu putting locally made “body in white” on display.
Various Indian parts manufactures also attended the event. The most notable among them was MRF, whose large stall featured a wide variety of tyres for a multitude of vehicles.
Photos: Rahbar Al Haq