Korea’s largest automobile expo will take at Daegu EXCO place from November 1th to the 4th. 248 companies from 22 countries will participate in this 2nd annual event. The expo is designed to share information regarding the future of the automobile industry and to provide business opportunities for global markets.
The opening ceremony will take place on November 1st at 10 am. Representatives from international and domestic automobile companies, automobile experts, and diplomats including Simon Smith, the British ambassador to Korea, will be in attendance. Last year, the British embassy signed an agreement with the city of Daegu to help promote the future of the automobile industry. The keynote speakers will be the President of Hyundai Mobis Lim Young-deuk and Senior VP of Nissan in Asia and Oceania Vincent Wijnen. They will cover a variety of topics including global trends of future automobiles and strategies.
Although Japanese and European manufacturers did not participate in last year’s expo, this year, companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz will join. Nissan plans to unveil their second-generation of Leaf (introduced in 2010), which was the world’s first mass-produced electric car. Tesla will also participate in the expo for the second consecutive year and introduce its new electric Model X. Hyundai Motor Group, the top domestic provider of electric cars, hopes that eco-friendly hydrogen cars will start to trend in the Daegu market. In addition to displaying their electric vehicles, Hyundai will present the new hydrogen-powered Nexo and offer test-drives for citizens. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz will feature their new automobiles as well.
The French company NAVYA, which specializes in autonomous driving vehicles, will offer shuttle test drives. These test drives were also available at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada last January. Also, a variety of test events for electric, hydrogen, and miniature electric cars will be prepared for people curious about the future of eco-friendly automobiles.
100 people can submit applications to purchase the 2019 electric vehicles with subsidies from the Daegu government. The mayor of Daegu, Kwon Young-jin, said “The future of the automobile industry is not some distant reality, but is already upon us. Since car expos are great opportunities for the domestic automobile industry, we hope to attract the attention of local businesses and citizens.”
Pre-registration: 5,000 KRW
On-site purchase 8,000 KRW
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