Already up from last year's numbers, the Taipei Auto Show is expected to bring in nearly 200,000 visitors, a marked improvement from previous shows and a healthy boost to Taipei's already recovering economy. Experts can't agree, however, how much this will influence the car market which has, historically, been struggling in Taiwan.
The Taipei Auto Show, which started yesterday, is expected to attract 200,000 visitors this year, up from 183,515 visitors to the previous show held in 2010, according to a preparatory committee of the biennial show.
There were 34,000 visitors at the show yesterday, up from 29,800 visitors on the first day of the 2010 show, said Tina Lin (林曉美), a public relations officer of the committee.
While Saab will not join the show this year, the event has still drawn 24 car vendors with 30 brands exhibiting their latest models at the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1.
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