2,300 vehicles worth Rs 3.5 billion booked

Published On: September 5, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NATA Auto Show concludes
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Around 2,300 vehicles were booked during the 11th NADA Auto Show that concluded in the capital on Sunday.

Shambhu Dahal, coordinator of the auto show, told Republica that 1,500 two-wheelers and 800 four-wheelers, including passenger and commercial vehicles, have been booked during the six-day event.  “This is an overwhelming figure for us.

The auto show this year ended on a high note both in terms of sales and footfalls,” Dahal added.

Stating that booking of 2,300 vehicles means transaction of more than Rs 3.5 billion, Dahal said: “We received quality visitors this year who were at the auto show to find a good vehicle to drive. This helped to increase our business.”

The event drew more than 65,000 visitors, according to NADA.

Nepal Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the organizer of the event, had targeted 50,000 footfalls and Rs 2 billion worth of deals.

NADA President Anjan Sherstha said that the auto show have become crucial to promote country's automobile sector.

“NADA Auto Show is proving to be one of the largest events in the country. We are committed to hold the event every year in a more managed way,” said Sherstha.    

Meanwhile, NADA also awarded different auto dealers and their stalls, gauging their performance in the auto show.  

The event showcased 16 four-wheeler brands, 15 two-wheeler brands and five brands of heavy commercial vehicles.

Altogether 73 brands had displayed their products and services through 125 different stalls at the event.

Automotive brands like Datsun, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mahindra, MG, Nissan, Renault, Skoda, Suzuki, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ssangyong, Ashok Leyland, Eicher, Escorts, TVS, UM, Vespa, Royal Enfield, among others had participated in the event.        

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