The Auto Expo is about cars, but with each passing edition, we have more and more celebrities coming along, to “add some glamour” to the cars. The 2016 Auto Expo saw the maximum number of celebrity brand endorsements. Here’s a pictorial walk through.
Sachin Tendulkar came along, and the media wouldn’t even let him use the loo in peace. The man managed to unveil the BMW 7-Series and look quite dapper while doing so. He’s likely to add this 7’er to his already lovely garage.
Virat Kohli was around to unveil the 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus. So, is Audi giving Virat his 4th supercar? Yes, the man has a couple of R8s and a Gallardo already.
And yes, Alia Bhatt was there too, with Virat Kohli, to unveil the Audi R8. Alia was also seen with the new Audi A4. For the record, Alia is driven in an Audi Q5.
We had some some more cricketers, Mohinder Amarnath and Zaheer Khan, who unveiled the T20 trophy at the Nissan pavilion.
Ranbir Kapoor turned up for Hero Motocorp, and was seen posing with Pawan Munjal, the big man at Hero. He doesn’t really dig bikes, this actor. He has an eclectic car collection though.
Katrina Kaif unveiled the Jaguar XE. She doesn’t drive Jaguars or Land Rovers in real life though. An Audi Q7 is what she’s usually seen in.
Nissan chose to show the X-Trail, GT-R and John Abraham, it’s new brand ambassador. John’s got a good garage of superbikes and supercars.
Formula-E driver Karun Chandhok was there too,
And John Abraham was also seen with the two wheeler brand that he’s been the face of, Yamaha. The MT-09 was unveiled by him.
Anil Kapoor has traded the Tata Safari Storme for the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, which will now be seen in the actors “24” TV series. As for Maruti, it’ll need all the publicity it can get for the S-Cross. Maybe Anil Kapoor will add the S-Cross to his garage, just like he did with the Safari Storme.
Gul Panag, a biker herself, turned up at the Triumph pavilion, professing her love for the recently launched all-new Bonneville range of retro-modern motorcycles. She’s got a nice garage too.