Auto Expo: startups, new entrants take center stage on Day 2

Alyssa Bailey
February 11, 2018

The same idea was reiterated by Honda Honda Cars India (HCIL) President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno. It also unveiled aAnew compact vehicle design "ConceptFutureS".

Following the government's intent to make India an all-electric vehicle market by 2030, Tata Motors reaffirmed its commitment to electric vehicles at the Auto Expo 2018 on Wednesday. This is the World Premiere of the 2nd Generation Honda Amaze and the auto is scheduled to be launched in India in FY 18-19.

Homegrown auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are on par with their foreign counterparts in showcasing future mobility products at the Auto Expo. The company also showcased technological advancement in electric and hybrid technology with global technological marvel Ioniq.

Riding high on the success of the Tiago, Tata Motors showcased the 45X concept at the Auto Expo 2018 today, the final production version of which will compete in the premium hatchback segment.

Mercedes-Benz kick-started its product offensive with the launch of Mercedes-Maybach S 650 and showcased the unique E-Class All-Terrain and the futuristic Concept of EQ.

High-end automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor unveiled the "B-High" segment auto "Yaris" which is seen as its most anticipated launch this year.

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South Korea's Kia Motors, which is expecting to open a $1 billion Indian manufacturing plant in 2019, announced plans for an "India-exclusive" electric vehicle.

BMW India launched the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and the sixth generation all-new BMW M5, which were launched by Sachin Tendulkar. The company's products on display in the EV segment includes UDO, a concept two-seater electric mobility pod; ATOM, a last mile urban mobility concept vehicle and a lithium ion battery-powered three-wheeler, Treo along with e-KUV100, an electric version of its compact vehicle KUV100. Present at the launch was Akshay Kumar who graced the unveiling.

Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland unveiled its electric bus Circuit-S which is powered by its partner SUN Mobility's swappable smart battery.

Suzuki Burgman Street, a 125-cc advanced luxury scooter was also unveiled at the Auto Expo. Two-wheeler heavyweight Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse". Both these models are also scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19.

Similarly, two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter (HMSI) plans to launch 11 new models, including a concept scooter from its electric mobility platform.

The 10th Generation Honda Civic which has cumulative world-wide sales of 24 million and is the largest-selling model globally will come with a youthful, premium and sporty new style that advances Civic design into the next era.

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