Auto Expo 2018: The big launches for this year
The Auto expo 2018 has kicked off and needless to say, it is one of the most important automobile events in the world. Several manufacturers of cars and motorcycles from across the world head over to the show held in Delhi to showcase their upcoming models, concept cars and accessories. As of now Maruzi Suzuki has displayed its concept Future-S car, Renault showed its Trezzor Concept, Piaggio showcased its electric Vespa and Hero Motocorp revealed the Hero XPulse 200.
Maruti Concept Future S
Maruti’s Concept Future S is a concept model that is designed in-house. The company is likely to carry this design language forward in the future. The Concept Future S might take on Renault’s Kwid and is likely to replace the popular hatchback – Maruti Sukuzi Alto.
Kia Motors made its official entry in India and showcased its full range of vehicles. At the center of all the revelations is the Kia SP SUV Concept that made its global debut. The SP Concept is a lot like the Hyundai Creta and if reports are correct, it might be based on the same internals and platform as the Creta. The production version of the SP Concept will be available next year when Kia Motors India takes shape officially and starts production around mid-2019.
Suzuki BurgMan Street
Suzuki has its displays as well. The Japanese company showed off its Burgman Street scooter which has angular designs and looks sporty. The Suzuki GSXS750 looked like a mean customer with its aggressive looks and wide tyres.
India’s Tata Motors too made an entry to the Auto Expo with its H5X compact SUV and the X45X hatchback. According to Cartoq, CEO of Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek had said that the market launch of both cars will happen in 2019. The X45X carries the new design style called Impact 2.0 and has premium interiors. It is likely to be the most expensive hatchback from Tata, but the company will want to compete with the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. The H5X will be using Land Rover’s LS550 platform but will be modified to make sure the car’s price is competitive.
Meanwhile, Renault’s Trezor concept electric car is a beauty to behold. Besides the dreamy curves, the car literally opens up – just look at those pics! Managing director and chief executive of the Indian wing, Sumit Sawhney had said, “transformation towards electric vehicles is inevitable in India,” reports Livemint.
Mercedes launched the Maybach S650 and S560 priced at Rs 2.73 Cr and Rs 1.94 cr respectively. The company plans to go all electric by 2025.
The Auto Expo 2018 displays some of the best manufacturers with their best vehicles. While many of those coveted machines may go on sale next year, the show gives us a lot of insight in to what car manufacturers think about the industry and its trends.