Auto Expo 2016 would launch a record number of products
AdvertisementAuto Expo, the bi-annual auto event in India, is starting from February 5, and thanks to its rising popularity, it’s all set to launch a record number of products.
The vehicles to be launched in this year’s Auto Expo include 85 passenger cars, utility vehicles, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles. In comparison to the last show, the number has grown over one-fifth, while it’s doubled if we see the data of 2012.
Out of all these impending launches, the one that’s been the most awaited is that of
Other top executives expected to grace the auto show include Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Asia Pacific COO
If the industry sources are to be believed, Maruti will also showcasing Ignis, which is a compact car with the design language of an SUV. Ignis is reported to take on Renault's Kwid, which has been garnering praises ever since its launch.
Renault, on the other hand, would be launching two more versions of Kwid, one being a clutchless AMT version and the other with a 1-litre engine. The French car maker wants to take the position of Alto, which is Maruti Suzuki’s best-selling small car. Reportedly, Renault would also launch an upgraded version of its popular SUV Duster.
Chrysler, the American automobile manufacturer would be stepping in the country for the first time, with Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. Tata's Nexon, Honda's BR-V, Datsun's redi-Go, Mercedes GLC unnamed global SUV and Tivoli from Mahindra & Mahindra's South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong would also see the light of the day at the show. Hyundai’s Tucson, Toyota’s new Innova and M&M's new Quanto are also in line to be unveiled.
Cars to be launched under the small car and sedan segments include General Motors’ upgraded version of the Beat small car and Cruze, a new premium sedan, Fiat’s Tipo, Volkswagen’s entry-level sedan based on its already existing Polo, and Tata Motors’ sedan Sway.
In the luxury segment, Tata JLR would be bringing out the new sports saloon Jaguar XE and SUV F-Pace. Audi will be taking the covers off the new R8, Audi Prologue concept and the Audi A8 L.
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