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Auto Expo India - 2018, Delhi


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The Auto Expo 2018 kicked off on 7th February with car makers and commercial vehicle manufacturers unveiling a slew of electric and hybrid vehicles, in line with the government’s aggressive target to electrify all new vehicles in the coming years ahead. 

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The thrust on electric vehicles was a unifying theme across the lineups.

 

In comparison to Auto Expo 2016, this year saw the number of EVs surge to over 50 electric and hybrid vehicles as car makers drew up plans for electrification of their fresh line-up of products.  

Volkswagen Group, Nissan India, Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield and few others gave the Expo a miss. 
 

Here are a few highlights of the Auto Expo that I would want to share with all of you.

 

Kia's Indian debut to major car launch. South Korean automaker Kia Motors said it will introduce a range of vehicles, including an India-exclusive compact electric vehicle in the country between 2019 and 2021.

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Introducing it's new SP concept and it just stole the show.

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KIA has unveiled this Concept of compact SUV, whose production model will be the first for the Indian car market.

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This car has the most successful Hyundai Creta as it's rival 

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KIA has brought it's sports sedan as part of it's first public showing in India. 

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KIA motors seem confident about taking  the Indian car market by a storm by showcasing an enthralling lineup of 17 cars

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The smart Niro is Kia's crossover that is a natural rival for many models in India. 

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The one that stood out amongst the crowd is the white Stinger. KIA's hotshot that can aim right at the luxury category

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KIA carnival is an MPV that can compete against the Toyota Innova if launched

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French auto major Renault today showcased its electric concept cars TREZOR and ZOE e- Sport at the Auto Expo 2018 here and said it is awaiting a clear policy and roadmap on infrastructure for electric vehicles to take a long-term strategic decision.

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Renault may bring Zoe to India. Sources say the carmaker has already imported few units for homologation and testing

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The Renault TREZOR concept is a 2 seater electric coupe.

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Renault RS 17 Hybrid Formula 1

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Few pictures of the concept car by Renault design academy in India

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Hyundai Motor India on the other hand unveiled the much-awaited facelift of 2018 Elite i20 premium hatchback.

Hyundai's showcase also includes the all-new Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Ioniq crossover, as well as its Hyundai N performance cars.

 

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Hyundai KONA concept

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Hyundai IONIQ  

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All new Hyundai i20 facelift

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Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki unveiled the new 'Concept Future S' with its unique aggressive stance and posture and bold, exciting interiors, is set to redefine the compact vehicle design in India. Designed in-house by Maruti Suzuki, the car epitomises the next level of design evolution in terms of proportions, body sculpting and stimulating fusion of bold patterns and superior accent colors.

 

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The New CelerioX concept.

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Along with a few cars in it's pavilion, Suzuki also showcased it's bikes like Hayabusa and Intruder.

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Just like every other brand at the Expo, even HONDA has come up with it's EV sports concept.

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The design of this car is very sleek and simple. Impressed everyone at it's pavilion with it's interactive features

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Honda NeuV Concept

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Honda Cars India Limited unveiled it's next generation Honda Amaze. This is the second generation of the model which made its global debut in India.

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5th generation Honda CR-V

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10th Generation Honda CIVIC is all set to make a come back this year with both Petrol and Diesel versions this time. 

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Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled six new electric concept vehicles and models as it showcased its strategy to shape the 'Future of Mobility'

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Mahindra has unveiled its all-electric KUV100 this year. Except for the EV badging at the rear, the electric KUV100 looks similar to the regular car.

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Mahindra Thar Day Break edition

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The company also unveiled India's first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

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The front end gets a 5 slat hexagonal grill with full LED DRLs

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German auto major Mercedes Benz also exhibited the Concept EQ, an electric vehicle with the appearance of a sporty SUV. It gives a preview of a new generation of vehicles with battery electric drive

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Beast alert in the Merc Pavilion - Mercedes AMG GTR

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Tata Motors has showcased it's H5X Concept and here is a glimpse of the design language and technology that we would soon see it in TATA

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45X Concept is another interesting car in the TATA motor's display

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor on day one unveiled Yaris sedan, marking its entry into the mid-sized premium car segment in the country. The company said it will launch the sedan by April this year. The vehicle would compete with the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in the Indian market. 

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Thanks a lot for the update @r413078. TATA motors sure has a great deal in India in the years coming ahead. Also, Renault concepts turned out to be impressive with their surfing theme. KIA's SP with definitely be a game changer while the pricing plays a great role during its launch in to the Indian market in 2019.

Feels good to see the Auto show having introduced a too many of the Electric cars by all the brands. This is the future of the Auto industry for the next 10 to 15 years :D

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