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Dhaka Motor Show-22: Diverse options for car buyers, mundane event for bikers


Published : 25 Jun 2022 07:35 PM

The three-day long '15th Dhaka Motor Show 2022'  took place at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital from June 23-25. Four multiple event including '6th Dhaka Bike Show 2022', '5th Dhaka Auto Parts Show 2022' and '4th Dhaka Commercial Automotive Show 2022' have been arranged by CEMS Global USA.

As the motor event could not be organized due to worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, a festive atmosphere entertained visitors at the event. More than 200 companies from 15 countries representing four wheeler vehicles, motorcycles, parts and accessories for motor vehicles set up their booths at the event. 

Motor vehicle manufacturers from Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Malaysia, the United States, India and China showed their latest and flagship products which attracted customers from all over the country. 

After visiting the event, it was seen that automobile brands like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Peugeot, Maserati, MG, Honda and many others brought their popular models which are already gained a steady customer base.

 However, Brands like Haval and other companies that are trying to make a strong place in the market, presented their flagship models like Haval H6 and Poer, which have to potential to be a strong competitor in SUV and Pickup segment. 

Several visitors upon asking said that many European and South Korean car models are promising enough to be driven in the Japanese car brand dominated market of Bangladesh. As the After sales service is gradually getting better for this car brands, a diverse automobile market is likely to be seen soon in the country.

On the contrary, many visitors had to be disappointed after visiting 6th Dhaka Bike Show 2022. Comparing with the previous events, no major motorcycle brand this year displayed their global flagship models which was one of the biggest attractions in the previous year. 

On the other hand, Lifan, which is imported by Rasel Industries, has introduced a brand new adventure-touring motorcycle Lifan KPT 150 4V, which is the successor of the previous Lifan KPT 150. Also, A new GPX Demon GR165RR has been launched which is going to be one of the most anticipated sport bike in smaller CC segment in the country. 

Upon being asked about the 6th Dhaka Bike Show, BikeBD CEO Suvro Sen said that the expectation was high from the visitors as the expo could not be orgasnised for two years due to Covid-19. Still, lack of new bike models being displayed in the expo is a key factor that the young visitors are not finding the show sensational as it should be.