Auto Expo 2016
This was the 13th edition of the Delhi Auto Expo organized at the India Expo Mart (IEM) in Greater Noida on Wednesday that is 3rd February 2016, with companies from over 20 countries showcasing various cars, bikes and automobile trends.
Here are all the launches you would like to know about:
JLR launched Jaguar Xe sports saloon starting at Rs 39.9 lakh
Tata Motors JLR today launched the all-new Jaguar XE sports saloon priced at Rs 39.9 lakh and Rs 46.5 lakh. Jaguar XE will be available in two petrol engine options with power output of 147 KW priced at Rs 39.9 lakh and 177 KW at Rs 46.5 lakh at an exshowroom pricing Delhi region, the company said.
Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Ralph Speth told reporters, “As part of our commitment to India we have increased localisation and on the 5th anniversary of our plant (at Pimpri), we built five products in India, today we will add Jaguar XE to it.”
Mercedes launched GLC, S-Class Cabriolet :
Mercedes Benz, a german car maker launched sports utility vehicle GLC and S-Class Cabriolet, at the Auto Expo. It also showcased its premium luxury Maybach S 60 Guard.
“The GLC and the S-Class Cabriolet are the two most successful product and we will be introduced this year,” said Mercedes-Benz India MD and CEO Roland Folger.
Maruti launches compact SUV Vitara Brezza:
Maruti Suzuki India unveiled the new compact SUV ‘Vitara Brezza’. It is among the first of a new range of products in which the company’s Indian engineers have played a bigger role in designing and development.
“In ‘Suzuki Next 100’, our mid-term management plan, India is positioned as the most strategic market and production base. I am proud to introduce the brand new Vitara Brezza. It is developed under a unique process to design, with a special focus on taste and values of Indian customers,” Suzuki Motor Corporation President and COO T Suzuki told reporters in New Delhi
Hyundai launches SUV Tucson:
Hyundai auto motors unveiled sports utility vehicle ‘Tucson’ in India as. Hyundai tries to launch two new models every year.
“We are delighted to unveil our global sports utility vehicle Tucson. We aim to launch two new products each year going ahead,” Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) MD and CEO Y K Koo told reporters.
Piaggio launches two-wheeler crossover Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio which is an Italian two wheeler maker and has manufactured Vespa scooters, entered into India’s premium two-wheeler market by launching sports scooter-bike Aprilia SR 150.
It will be launched in August. This scooter is a blend of motorbikes and scooter and sports a 150cc engine. The crossover will have 14-inch wheels like motorbikes and auto-gears like scooters.
HMSI launches 110 cc NAVI; aims over 50 lk unit sales in 2016
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) launched 110 cc bike NAVI at the Auto Expo .
“With India having the world’s youngest population, it is imperative for Honda to connect with youth. NAVI will take forward Honda’s fun DNA in India,” HMSI Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing YS Guleria said. The company plans to introduce six new models in the country, of which it launched NAVI today.
Hero MotoCorp launches first in-house bike Splendor iSmart 110:
Hero MotoCorp which is world’s largest two wheeler maker launched its first in-house developed motorcycle, splendor iSmart 110.
The firm also unveiled three other vehicles — premium segment sports bike Xtreme 200 S, design concept bike XF3R and an electric scooter concept Duet-E. Splendor iSmart 110 is the company’s first in-house developed motorcycle, since separating from erstwhile partner Honda.
Suzuki Motorcycle launches new Access 125, upgrades Gixxer:
Suzuki Motorcycle India launched a new version of its popular scooter ‘Access 125’ and upgraded ‘Gixxer’ motorcycle series.
“India is a key market for us.Suzuki has taken Access 125 to the next level with a model change to our flagship scooter. We have upgraded Gixxer series with rear disc break. These motorcycles have been designed specially for the Indian Market,” Suzuki Motor India managing director Masayoshi Ito said to the reporters.
Isuzu launches adventure utility vehicle D-MAX V-Cross:
Japanese commercial vehicle maker Isuzu unveiled adventure utility vehicle D-MAX V-Cross at the 13th Auto Expo, which would be manufactured from April at its Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh.
Powered by a 134 hp, BS-IV compliant, high pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection diesel engine, D-MAX V-Cross is a second generation pickup and is currently available in Europe, Australia, Thailand and South America.
Yamaha uncovers new scooter Cygnus Ray-ZR for Indian market:
Yamaha Motors which is Japanese auto major launched a new scooter, Cygnus Ray-ZR, for the Indian market.
The Cygnus Ray-ZR is developed around a concept of ‘a next generation real man’s scooter’. The scooter with a fresh look is powered by an air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-Value 113cc blue core engine with a continuously variable transmission unit.
Honda unveils 7-seater BR-V, to be launched in India this year.
Honda Cars India launched 7-seater BR-V:
Honda cars India launched its seven-seater crossover utility vehicle ‘BR-V’. The vehicle is scheduled to be launched in this year.India is the largest contributor to the Asia and Oceania region and the fourth largest contributor to Honda’s automobile sales globally, Honda Motor Ltd President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo told reporters here at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 at IEM.