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12:00 AM, March 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 17, 2019

Automakers, exhibitors happy with Dhaka Motor Show

Automakers and exhibitors received an impressive feedback from customers and posted spot sales at the 14th Dhaka Motor Show that ended yesterday.

Eclipse Cross and Xpander, new models of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, caught the attention of the visitors of the fair at International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.

Stylish, modern interior and reliability of Eclipse Cross drew a number of car-lovers, said Md Shadiqul Mostak, deputy general manager and head of private sale at Rangs Ltd, authorised distributor of Mitsubishi Motors.

He said Eclipse Cross, priced at Tk 43 lakh, was reasonable as the import duty is comparatively lower for the 1500cc-SUV compared to the models with higher capacity engine.

Similarly, seven-seater Xpander is a good family car, he said. The 1500cc vehicle is priced at Tk 32 lakh, Mostak said.

“A total of 17 units of both cars were booked in the fair.”

A visitor said he had decided to book an Xpander thanks to its reasonable price and wide space.

Reyad Hasnain, managing director of Subaru Bangladesh, expressed satisfaction over the responses it received.

REL Motors, distributor of Subaru Motors, showcased four new models: Forester, BRZ, Impreza, and XV.

“Almost all models were sold during the show,” Hasnain said.

The show accommodated 265 exhibitors from 16 countries, including Bangladesh, Germany, Italy, France, the US, Japan, China, India, and Malaysia, which showcased products and services in more than 580 booths.

The fifth Dhaka Bike Show 2019, the third Dhaka Commercial Vehicle Show 2019, and the fourth Dhaka Auto Parts Show 2019 also took place concurrently at the same venue.

“Most of the exhibitors got a good number of booking,” said Nayem Sharif, head of marketing and communications of CEMS Bangladesh, the organiser of the annual show.

During the three-day event, Bangladesh Honda Private Ltd introduced its new bike CB Hornet 160R with Combi Brake System (CBS). CBS is the most efficient way of braking, which reduces the distance and improves stability while braking and ensures that riders with low expertise are also confident while braking.

ACI Motors displayed its full range of Foton commercial vehicles, including pick-ups, prime movers and dump trucks. “Foton is renowned in the field of commercial vehicles, ensuring the highest quality,” ACI Motors Executive Director Subrata Ranjan Das said.

ACI Motors arranged many activities, including test ride for customers, and came up with attractive offers.

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