The usual buzz associated with a motor show of this scale is missing; beginning with the last Frankfurt Motor Show, the lack of excitement and scale can clearly be seen.
Nevertheless, it is also clear that the way forward for manufacturers is still the BRIC way, and also in the development of smaller, more efficient cars as well as engines.
As far as India is concerned, this show does not have too many launches of special significance, but there are some vehicles that have the potential to either be launched in India or to an impact on the way the Indian automobile industry moves forward.
Here's a look at the key highlights from this year's show.
Text: Pablo Chaterji, Business Standard