Auto Expo 2018: Cars that you should not miss
The Auto Expo 2018 opens in a doors to the general public today and we are expecting a huge turnout at the country's biggest automotive event. There's a lot to see but we've come up with a list of cars and bikes that you must visit at the Auto Expo.
Hall One houses car makers as well as utility vehicle majors.
1. Maruti Suzuki
The country's largest carmaker has displayed the all-new Swift, a car that people have been waiting to see for a long time.The car was launched yesterday at a starting price Rs 4.99 lakh. Details here.
Maruti Suzuki India says the Concept Future-S is designed to reduce traffic congestion in India. The highlights will be design, head room, ride height and a commanding driving position.
A 4x4 electric SUV, the e-Survivor has four electric motors on each wheel. A spherical display inside the car gives the driver all the information he needs.
2. Honda Car India
2018 Honda Amaze
The all-new Amaze is based on a new platform that offers a little more space despite measuring under four metres. The styling is fresh and so are the interiors. Should the Maruti Suzuki Dzire worry?
2018 Honda Civic and CR-V
The 10th generation Honda Civic is showcased and will go on sale in India soon . It is Honda's largest selling model across the world. It looks sharp and modern and Honda says the interior reflects the same design language.
The new CR-V will also make it here and the highlight is the availability of a diesel engine with the new CR-V.
Honda Sports EV Concept
The Sports EV Concept is a two-seater sportscar, and was theshowstopper at Honda's stall at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Unveiled by Takahiro Hachigo at Tokyo, CEO, Honda Motor Company, the Honda Sports EV Concept is a retro looking all-electric sportscar that uses the same dedicated EV platform as theUrban EV Concept. With the Sports EV Concept, Honda has assured us that the change to greener tech will not mean the end of striking-looking automobiles.
The Yaris is Toyota's answer to the Hyundai Verna and the Honda City. It is available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine, for now. There are seven airbags as standard.
Mahindra TUV Stinger
New Mahindra SUV
Mahindra and Mahindra has been teasing about an all-new premium SUV on their social channels. And now the company has showcased the new flagship SUV at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Indian automobile manufacturer has clearly mentioned that the new SUV will be a rebranded version of the G4 Rexton sold in the international markets. The all-new Mahindra SUV as not been named yet.
5. Tata Motors
Tata H5X Concept
Tata Motors has taken the wraps off the the H5X. The radical concept previews a new SUV that is set to join Tata Motors' line-up this year. The production version of the SUV will be the first Tata product to carry the new Impact Design 2.0 design language.
The 45X previews Tata's upcoming hatchback. It is based on a completely new platform and will take on the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Tata Racemo and Racemo EV
The Racemo is a two-seater sports car built on a wholly new modular platform called MOFlex MMS that could in the future also spawn hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. Not too many sports cars come under 4 metres in length and especially ones with just a 1.2-litre Revotron engine thats mounted mid-ship!
The car is at the top of Mercedes-Benz's line of luxury cars and features a long wheelbase, handcrafted cabin and a host of other exclusive features. The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is powered by a handbuilt, 6-litre, V12, biturbo motor. The motor produces 630PS and 1,000Nm.
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ
The Electric Concept is the company's visionof what its future, all-electric SUV would looks like.
BMW i8 Roadster
The i8 Roadster is the open-top convertible version of the i8 coupe. The i8 Roadster is a plug-in hybrid and its power train develops a combined out put of 374PS.
The 6 GT is the first GT car in the 6-series family and has been launched in India at Rs 58.9 lakh. The car features great cabin space, practicality and has been designed for long distance journeys.
The new generation M5 has a V8 engine and gets AWD, a first in the history of the BMW M5. It can be converted to a rear-wheel drive in the push of a button.
The Korean car makers displayed its entire range of vehicles but the most important is the SP concept SUV that previews the new SUV the KIA plans to launch in India.
TheKia SP Concepthas, as SUVs go, aPeter Schreyer-designed bold front appearance with a long bonnet. The bold and sleek exterior design is matched to a sleek interior which Kia says "marries an advanced sensual style and dynamic sensibility at its core with a differentiated layout that enhances convenience."Renault
Renault Trezor concept
The Renault Trezor is a 2-seater electric sportscar concept that is powered by a Formula-e's 350PS motor. It basically previews the design and technological direction that Renault will be following in the coming years.
Renault Zoe electric concept
The Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept is a fully electric concept car that embodies Renault's commitment to the idea that electric cars can be fun and fast.The sporting credentials of the Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept extend beyond the car's styling and the same striking blue livery as the Renault e.dams team's front-running Formula E single-seaters.
2018 Elite i20
The new Elite i20 gets a few design tweaks to keep it relevant in today's times. the most noteable change is seen at the rear. The car gets new tail lamps and black, plastic inserts on the rear bumper.
The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the demands of electric and hybrid cars.The car has a 104-hp petrol/diesel engine, a 43-hp electric motor.