The two-day Sakal Auto Expo, organised by the Sakal Media Group, kick-started on Saturday at Pandit Farms.
The expo provides a wide range of choices to prospective buyers to choose from a varied range of cars and bikes manufactured by various automobile companies under one roof.
Various models of cars, including the latest ones launched by various companies like Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Renault, Skoda, Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki are on display at the expo. Even the products of two-wheeler manufacturer UM Renegade are on display.
The Assistant Commissioner of Pune police Neelima Jadhav inaugurated the expo. Also present were the Assistant General Manager (Home Loans Zonal office) of State Bank of India (SBI) Gadadhar Dash, two regional managers of SBI Manojkumar Kalamthekar and Ajay Joshi.
Of the eight stalls in the expo, seven display cars of various automobile majors and one deals with bikes like Commando and sports bikes manufactured by UM Renegade. Apart from those eight stalls, one stall was set up for pre-owned Maruti cars for buyers who wish to buy second-hand cars.
SBI has also put up a stall at the exhibition to provide guidance about the availability of vehicle loans to potential buyers. The luminous sedan cars such as Tiago, Kwid, Elite I20, Honda Amaze, Vitara Brezza and many more ranging from about Rs 1.80 lakh to 10 lakh are displayed at the expo.
The expo also offers a free test drive of cars and there and then orders are accepted by the various automobile companies.
“This is a great initiative by the Sakal Media Group as it has offered a different range of cars for buyers and allows one to make a choice out of many options. At present, it has become a need to have a four-wheeler for people. In Pune, over 400 cars are sold each month. This expo will definitely benefit prospectors as it provides all information needed to buy a car and help them make the right decision,” said Kalamthekar.