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EVs take the limelight of Auto Expo 2023 — new launches, concept cars, all the highlights from the auto show

EVs take the limelight of Auto Expo 2023 — new launches, concept cars, all the highlights from the auto show
  • The event will open for the general public from January 14 to 18.
  • All major brands showcased their latest cars and advanced technologies at the event.
  • Electric cars and SUVs were the main highlights of the Auto Expo.
Electric vehicles took center stage at the Auto Expo 2023, which kicked off on Wednesday. The 16th edition of the Auto Show is being held after a gap of three years due to Covid-19.

Automobile giants such as Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Kia, MG Motors, and others showcased their futuristic products while committing to investing in sustainable mobility. Commercial vehicle manufacturers Ashok Leyland also unveiled different vehicles based on CNG, LHG, battery, and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki showcased its concept vehicle eVX, which is expected to hit the Indian market by 2025. Kia Motors exhibited its concept UV EV9 and KA4; the company also plans to invest ₹2,000 crore in Indian EV-related research and development.

Keeping the trend of EVs and sustainable mobility, Tata Motors showcased over 20 products across its commercial and passenger vehicle portfolio. The main highlights of the company’s showcase were the electric SUV Sierra and the EV version of the SUV Harrier. During the launch, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said, “We believe that the transition to electric mobility in India will happen much faster than we are imagining.” Further, he added, Tata Motors has several products lined up to cater to the evolving customer needs.

Business Insider India brings you top highlights from the Auto Expo 2023.
Electric cars and SUVs
Maruti Suzuki

Dubbed as eVX, the electric SUV concept from Maruti Suzuki with a range of 550km showcased at the event. The SUV is equipped with a 60kWh battery pack and is slated to hit the Indian market by 2025.

Maruti showcased the Jimny off-road SUV with a 4x4 all-terrain module and a sturdy design. We expect Maruti Suzuki to launch Jimny in India by April this year, with a starting price of ₹10 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will lock horns against Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Fronx SUV based on the company’s popular hatchback Baleno.
JBM Auto

JBM Auto, the manufacturer of buses and coaches, launched its first self-designed and self-manufactured electric luxury coach ‘Galaxy’ at the event. The company also showcased its new range of e-buses, including staff, city, and school buses.

Hyundai has launched the Ioniq 5 EV at a starting price of ₹44.95 lakh. The all-electric SUV has a claimed range of 631km and fast charging using a 350 kW DC charger to go from 0 to 80 percent in 18 minutes. The Ioniq 5 EV was announced in India last month, and it was up for booking for a token of ₹1 lakh.
Kia Motors

Kia Motors showcased the EV9 concept at the Auto Expo 2023. The car is expected to go into production in the second half of 2023. The car will have a range of 482km and will come with solar panels. Along with the Kia EV9, the automaker showcased its purpose-built emergency services vehicles.

Chinese automaker BYD showcased Seal, a luxury sedan with a range of 700km on a single charge. The electric sedan is expected to hit the Indian market in the year’s fourth quarter. BYD also introduced new color options for its Atto 3.

Lexus India made its debut with RX 350h SUV. The car will be available in a hybrid model with a 2.4-liter petrol engine and a battery. Lexus has announced that it is accepting bookings for the new RX from January 11, with prices to be revealed by the end of the quarter. Deliveries, meanwhile, are set to commence in the second quarter of 2023.
Tata Motors

Tata Motors showcased the Harrier EV concept, which looked pretty close to road ready. Joining the Harrier EV, the second surprise from tata was the Sierra EV concept. The Tata Avinya was also showcased at Auto Expo 2023. The company also showcased the Curvy ICE concept.

Apart from these two, Tata also showcased the Punch CNG and Altroz CNG.

Japanese automaker Toyota showcased its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X, at the Auto Expo 2023. The car offers a range of 559 km on a single charge and is expected to hit the Indian road this year.

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