The Auto Expo is in town and open to the public from February 9th to 14th. We had a peek during the media days and comprised a list of all the must see concepts, cars and bikes at the Auto Expo 2018 that you shouldn’t miss at all.
So check out the list before you go and have a great experience!
The second generation Amaze has been launched in India by Honda and its a comprehensive update, both on the inside as well as the outside. A potent rival to the Maruti Dzire, you should definitely head by Honda’s pavilion, where there are many other models waiting like the new Civic as well as the CR-V.
Kia Stinger GT
Kia looks to have serious India plans and has brought its entire international lineup of sedans, SUVs and hatchbacks, and also the Stinger GT! A 370 bhp two door sportscar, it looks are enough to get your pulse racing, with the long hood hiding a V6. Don’t forget to get your pics!
The ultimate in Mercedes luxury, the Maybach is an S-class and so much more! Mercedes have brought back the Maybach badge which is famous for cocooning the passengers in luxury while effortlessly moving forward at brisk pace. And that’s all due to the 6.0-litre V12 up front that makes close to 1,000Nm of torque!
Renault Trezor concept
A unique out of this world concept by the French manufacturer, there are no doors but a bat mobile style canopy that opens up for ingress and egress. Ya we know they will never be put into production, but doesn’t it look so cool when paired with the sleek body.
Mahindra Stinger concept
A quirky concept by Mahindra, they have taken the roof of a TUV 500 to offer a convertible SUV! It’s a concept, and Mahindra might put it into production if there are enough buyer interest. Well, it’s one of a kind, but we can safely bet that the Stinger won’t see production any time soon!
Toyota’s entry into the executive sedan segment, there is a lot going for the Yaris. From the Corolla-esque styling with the high set headlamps and quality interiors, the Toyota Yaris is going for its fellow Jap rival the Honda City as well as the rest of the pack.
BMW i8 Roadster
After seeing the i8 roadster, the future, despite being all-electric, has lost none of the drama! There is something cool about a car without a roof, and the i8 roadster is drop dead gorgeous. The roadster is identical to its coupe sibling and has about 374 bhp.
India’s second sportscar, the TCA is the Avanti’s successor! TCA stands for Titanium, Carbon and Aluminium, three metals that have been used in the construction of the car. Deriving design inspiration from Ferraris and Paganis, the TCA also has the go with a 3.8-litre V6 that outputs 320 bhp.
Tata Racemo EV
It has been making waves ever since being shown at Geneva last year and the Tata Racemo EV carries that forward. The Racemo is small and easy to handle about and also has butterfly doors, hope Tata put it into production soon as it would be a major brand booster and we want fun to drive cars too!
Tata H5X concept
A concept that wowed the crowd, the H5X has a radical design that’s treading all new ground for Tata. Based on the Discovery chassis, we can’t wait for this SUV to hit the roads and you get a sneak peak on how it will look like after seeing this concept. Also check out the Tata 45X premium hatch concept as well.
Those are the hotly anticipated four wheelers, now lets move onto the must see two wheelers at the Auto Expo.
Kawasaki H2 SX
The easier to live with H2 that you can take touring, the SX is available in green with panniers on the side. Oomph remains the same and we have been told that midrange performance has been improved. So don’t forget to pay your respects at Kawasaki.
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0
Finally, you can see the Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 in the flesh in India! There is variable valve actuation technology and a slipper clutch too. Styling is inspired by the Yamaha R1, and if you don’t believe us, there is Rossi’s race bike also on display there, go figure!
Suzuki might have a worried a whole lot of manufacturers with the launch of the GSX-750, a streetbike with a big heart! There is three mode traction control to keep the 749cc in-line-four engine from misbehaving (PS: It can be switched off too).
Hero thinks the average Indian wants a bike that does the mundane weekly run, and ready for a spot of touring action in the weekend, over the rough stuff in the pursuit to seek adventure! And that’s where the Xpulse comes in. See it in flesh and imagine yourself seated on the saddle!
Aprilia Tuono/RS 150
Aprilia RS 150
Aprilia Tuono 150
Boy does a surprise awaits you at Aprilia! Meet the new sportsbike twins from the company that’s just been showcased for now. Direct descendants of their litre class siblings, Aprilia should bring these machines to production asap!
TVS Zeppelin concept
You might get to see a glimpse of the future of two wheelers with the TVS Zeppelin concept. A hybrid bike, the Zeppelin has an electric motor as well as a 200cc petrol engine, along with practical features like an HD camera up front to record video. Do check it out!
Too lazy to type anything, so re quoting from the best F1 driver in the world:
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna