It was in 2009 that the Mumbai International Motor Show (MIMS) made its grand debut. For a city that never sleeps it made a lot of sense to have an automobile show that not only showcased the latest happenings in the automotive world, but also brought manufacturers closer to one of their largest target audiences with a healthy dose of entertainment tossed in for good measure.
A show of this nature was a novel idea and judging by the reception it had in its inaugural edition followed by the stellar attendance in its second edition in 2011, the proof of the pudding stands to show that the MIMS has answered to the needs of the industry and enthusiasts alike. Powered by the automotive division of the Times Group, ZigWheels is proud to welcome you to the third edition of the Times of India Mumbai International Motor Show, which is scheduled to take place from January 24-27, 2013 at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
To be inaugurated by legendary 7 times world champion rally car driver Hannu Mikkola, the 2013 Mumbai International Motor Show this year will be represented by brands such as Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, Toyota, Volvo, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Auto, Mahindra 2 wheelers, Nissan, Premier, Hyundai, Honda Cars, Renault, General Motors India, Yamaha, Hyosung, Bajaj Auto, BMW Bikes, Aston Martin, Harley Davidson and Ford.
Further to that, the show boasts of numerous dedicated pavilions, two of which have been setup by your gracious host. Our special classic car section will showcase Fiat models from the yesteryears, and our dedicated motorsport pavilion will exhibit a race spec Polo Cup car, the Toyota Etios Racing car, a Super XUV500 by Mahindra, the SAE BAJA prototype by students of the Sinhagad Institute and the country’s first indigenously built sports car the DC Avanti.
Adding to the excitement at the show will be the Bajaj GhostRyders team, which is undoubtedly the best professional stunt team in India. They are scheduled to do performances for the audience in a specially designated area on each day of the show. But that’s not all, you can take part in some adventure too for Polaris has set up a special ATV track for visitors to get a first hand experience of their off road machines.
Designed to be an informative show, visitors to this year’s MIMS can also look forward to attending numerous informative seminars organized by both two and four wheeler manufacturers, tyre companies as well as educational establishments such as Hindustan University.
Leading up to the show between the 21st and 24th of January a separate Road Safety Week is also being held in association with the Mumbai Traffic Police and supported by Hyundai Motor India and Indian Oil Corp. The on-road activity will be targeted at identifying and gratifying motorists for adhering to safety norms & traffic rules across the city.
So if you like cars and bikes, and wish to meet with industry bigwigs, take part in some off road action or just wish to soak in some automotive aura, drop by, for the MIMS is the show for you.
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