The fourth edition of the Salon de L’Automobile 2019, the most anticipated annual event for ardent enthusiasts of motor cars and the general public, has opened its doors today, Friday, and remains open until this Sunday at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center (SVICC) in Pailles. Presented by Events Plus in collaboration with Défi Moteurs, Radio Plus, Télé Plus and Défi Media Group, the show promises tons of surprises and exceptional offers. While you may just walk in, you might surely drive back with a brand new, sophisticated vehicle.
Looking for a car, truck, motorcycle or SUV? Confused about your choice? Do not have time to visit showrooms from one place to another? You have three days to decide and benefit from exceptional offers. A wide range of choices under one roof is welcoming you, no need to go to different showrooms to make the discovery. In addition, you are going to benefit from expert advice.
Gwendoline De Spéville-Genestar, Brand & Marketing Manager of the Defi Media Group, reveals that the last three editions have witnessed such tremendous success that exhibitors and visitors have made a request to renew this experience. “The fair brings under the same roof dealers of cars, insurance, accessories and leasing companies. It’s a must-attend event for car enthusiasts. Various surprises are awaiting the visitors.”
Visitors are being encouraged to choose the car or motorcycle that best suits their budget and needs, among the vast majority of brands represented in Mauritius. Moreover, promotions are expected among sellers, including discounts, up to 25% compared to normal rates. No need to worry too much about money, as the visitors are going to obtain advice about adequate financing thanks to the presence of banks and financial companies that offer loans and leasing.
Several dealerships, including Leal & Co Ltd, Axess, E.A.L Man Hin & Sons Ltd., Bamyris Motors Ltd., Allied Motors, Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd, ABC Motors, CFAO Motors (Mauritius) Ltd. and Ruben Racing are present. This year, visitors are being flooded with opportunities to discover new models and brands during these three days.
As for accessories and insurance, there are several exhibitors ready to advise visitors on their different packages and products. ABC Banking, SBI Mauritius Ltd., Cim Finance, FleetPro Services Ltd., L. André Nemorin Ltd., Finlease Company Ltd., SPICE Finance Ltd, GUD Mauritius Distribution Limited, Rogers Capital Finance Ltd., Flexi Drive Ltd., MauBank and SICOM are on site. A novelty for this current edition is a ‘Tuning Show’, where modified cars are exhibited. A special part of the show is exclusively dedicated to the world of tuning.
Leal & Co. Ltd
KIA, Renault, Mitsubishi and Haval are offering special discounts. Looking for an SUV? KIA offers the Sportage as from Rs 1,165,000. Or if you need a bigger car, the Mitsubishi Xpander with its seven seats is available as from Rs 950,000. Need a small car, look no further, the Renault Kwid is here and is being offered as from Rs 399,000. Discounts are also available on many other models.
The SUV Renault Duster is also available at an unbeatable price, as from Rs 875,000 only! But the real stunner at Renault this year remains the New Mégane R.S., a real beast that has exploded all records since its launch. Renault’s new 5-door sports car, which is as aggressive as its engine, is on display.
Along with Audi, Allied Motors is highlighting SEAT. For Audi, the focus is more on Q line, which is a range of SUV and their flagship Audi 8 is surely going to conquer the heart of thousands. Ibiza SEAT is also present. This small city car is the entry-level of SEAT, it has a spirit to share, with its young, rebellious and dynamic look. It is expected that both young and old are going to be amazed and buzz around it.
E.A.L Man Hin
E.A.L Man Hin, authorized distributor of the Honda brand in Mauritius, is presenting the KTM, LAZER, REVIT and RACER brands for this fourth edition. Those who wish to buy a motorcycle are going to be spoilt for choice, as they are invited to take advantage of offers on KTM Duke 125 cc, 200 cc and 250 cc, Rc 250 cc, 390 cc and the EXC300. The public is going to be delighted when they see the Kevlar jeans and KTM brand spare parts.
Axess Ltd is offering interesting bargains, with Star deals on some models. This time, the firm is coming with its eight brands: Jaguar, Land Rover, Citroen, Mazda, Ford, Peugeot, Suzuki and Isuzu. Discovering new models such as SUV Citroen C5 Aircross and new Ford Ranger Wildtrak is on the agenda for visitors. Wheels from the famous brand Michelin are also available.
With the exhibition of Sedans, SUVs, electric vehicles, hybrids, minibuses and trucks, visitors are going to see themselves pampered at the stand of Bamyris Motors. During these three days, buyers are benefiting from promotional rates on all models on display. VolvoCars is presenting its entire range of SUVs and is also offering a special launch prize at the show. This year, the visitors have the opportunity to discover some flagship models of Hyundai, including the hybrid and electric range, with Ioniq and Kona. The entire range of compact vehicles are also present with the Grand I10, I20 and SUVs such as Creta and Tucson. Hyundai is also presenting all its Hyundai commercial vehicle ranges: The H100, HD65 and HD72 flatbed trucks and its H1 minibus. Three SUV models are presented for this purpose, the XC40, the XC60 and the flagship of the range, the XC90 hybrid plug-in.
Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd
Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd is reserving a big and exclusive surprise for this edition and wants visitors to make this discovery on their own at the event. Apart from this exclusivity, several Toyota models are being presented. Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd also intends to announce the opening of a showroom in Bagatelle.
ABC Motors promises to present vehicles with different budgets, including the Nissan Datsun Go (Active Version or Lux), Nissan Micra, Qashqai, Hardbody, Navara, NV200 and Urvan, but also Infiniti, high-end brand of ABC Motors.
Take advantage of promotional offers on several Volkswagen models! Special offers are available on Fuso Canter trucks. The Polo Hatchback is back at the show. The sixth generation of this flagship model Volkswagen is going to seduce you with its completely redesigned exterior. Sporty, powerful and charismatic design!
Raouf Dusmohamud & Co. Ltd
Raouf Dusmohamud & Co Ltd representing Perodua, Proton and MG in Mauritius are back with some amazing deals. The Perodua Myvi is going to be unveiled at the price of Rs 699,000 on the road, excluding insurance and Rs 850,000 on the road, excluding insurance, for the MG 3.
A special offer on the SsangYong Tivoli SUV with an introductory price of Rs 1,049,000. Get the introductory prices on the Musso pickup and the Korando SUV. Offers are also available on motorcycles, including Akrapovic exhausts offered with the purchase of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Kawasaki Ninja 250, Yoshimura exhausts offered with the purchase of the Kawasaki Z250SL, Dainese jackets at a bargain price with the purchase of the Kawasaki Versys X-300.
Leasing and auto credit
To finance the purchase of a vehicle, unless you have the necessary funds, leasing or auto credit is often the solution used. Leasing companies are offering individually designed packages to meet customer needs, with funding up to 100%. For example, SBI (Mauritius) Ltd is proposing a 7% preferential rate for new vehicles as well as a reduction of processing fees that is 0.75% of the loan amount. SICOM is making visitors discover its SICOM Car Lease and SICOM Drivesmart. Cim Finance is going to pamper the visitors with its leasing offer: Attractive interest rates, adjusted monthly payments and zero processing fees. Rogers Capital, Mau Bank, Spice Finance, Finlease Co Ltd and FlexiDrive are also be present.
- Rs 50 for adults and free for children under 12
- Friday: 10:00 to 18:00
- Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00
- Sunday: 10:00 to 19:00
Tuning Show :
A novelty at this edition is a ‘Tuning Show’ where modified cars are exhibited.
A special part of the show is exclusively dedicated to world of tuning.
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