‘Change is the essence of life and Evolution is the order of life’. Proving this the Auto Expo 2018 brings the new life and order in the automobile world with attractive exhibitions. The main attractions at the ongoing Auto Expo 2018 are the various concept cars that have taken centre-stage this year.
Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S
The first unveil of the day at the Auto Expo 2018 is the Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S. This is the future of the design language. The headlamps and tail lights are sleek and aggressive, has high ground clearance with a flat hood, wide arches and haunches all combined together to give the Concept Future S the micro-SUV stance. This will sit lower than the Brezza in their range. We can expect it to come with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, the K-series one and of course we can see a 1.5-litre diesel(developed in-house) later on in the range. This is likely to come in this year or early next year.
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Kia SP Concept
This is going to be the first product that will be launched by Kia Motors in 2019. It is an SUV, the size of a Creta and will go up against its sister rival, the Creta. We can see slim lamps everywhere, large aggressive grill, high bonnet line, large wheels squared of arches gives it the required aggression. Of course, there is that trademark tiger nose which is the brand identity of KIA. But the interesting detail to note is on the sides is the clear door surface. The door handles are completely flushed. Engine options have not been confirmed, though a 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol and a 1.6-litre, turbocharged diesel are expected to find their place under the bonnet. Expect the production version of the SUV to be priced in the Rs 10-15 lakh bracket.
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H5X is the future car of Tata Motors pavilion. It comes with L550 platform and Tata’s 2.0 design language, large size wheels that are going to lead the segment. Both 5 seater and 7 seater versions will also share 2.0 litres, four-cylinder, multi-jet 2 diesel engine but in different states of tune i.e 140hp for the 5-seater and 170hp for the 7-seater. This is expected to be priced around 13 lakh for the 5 seater version and around 17 lakh for the 7 seater version and will come in 2019.
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45X will go up against the likes of Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. The new hatchback will be as much as 200mm longer than the Tiago. Powering the production car will be the same 1.2-litre petrol from Tiago but with a bit more power. The 1.2-litre petrol turbo from Nexon will also join in later. On the diesel front, the 1.05-litre diesel from the Tiago will be carried forward with the addition of a variable geometry turbo to boost power output. This is likely to hit Tata showrooms sometime in 2019.
Mahindra Stinger Concept:
Making its first public debut is the concept from Mahindra, called the TUV Stinger convertible SUV, which is based on the Mahindra TUV300. The new TUV Stinger convertible SUV concept is focused on the young buyers in India and it is based on the company’s “Live Young Live Free” motto. In terms of design, the new TUV Stinger convertible SUV concept is quite rugged and has a muscular stance. In the front, the new TUV Stinger convertible SUV concept gets large chrome grille with a big Mahindra logo applique inspired by a bird in flight, the wheel arches have robust body cladding to compliment the superior safety of the TUV Stinger convertible SUV concept. It also gets stylish LED headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Under the hood, expect the TUV Stinger convertible SUV concept to get the tried and tested 2.2-litre mHawk engine, which churns out the max power of 140 bhp and peak torque of 320 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA
Renault Trezor and Zoe e-Sport
The Renault ZOE, a e-sport concept vehicle