The Covid pandemic may be over but all’s not well with the auto sector yet. Some of the biggest auto companies have opted to stay away from the biennial event. Auto Expo was supposed to take place this year but had to be postponed a year because of Covid. The 2-wheeler section will be much diluted with all the major players like Honda, Hero MotoCorp, TVS, Bajaj, Royal Enfield and even Harley Davidson giving the Expo a miss. Among personal vehicle manufacturers, the entire German pack, comprising Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda skipped the meet. Even Mahindra & Mahindra has decided to stay away. The focus is likely to be on electric vehicles. The other manufacturers comprising Maruti, Hyundai, Tata, Toyota, and Kia are also likely to be present in large numbers. For more on the reasons why Auto Expo is missing some big names, Chetan Bhutani brings in a report.
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