The 12th Auto Expo is less then two months away so here's a guide on what to expect at the fairground come February 07, 2014
The Indian car industry is seeing a slowdown making it more important for manufacturers to keep the enthusiasm alive among car buyers. The Auto expo is the perfect platform for car makers to showcase all cars new and refreshed that they have to offer. But you don’t have to wait that long because we’re telling you what’s coming to the Expo right now.
There's going to be a flurry of new cars at Maruti. Hatchbacks like the Cervo, A-Star facelift and Swift facelift are expected as well as the SX4 S-cross compact crossover and the new SX4. Also expect a production version of the XA Alpha concept that was showcased at the last expo in 2012.
There was nothing new to offer from Honda
during the last expo but this time, the Japanese carmaker will have a host of new cars to show starting with the new City that will be launched next month to the Mobilio MPV and the new Jazz. Honda should also have the Vezel crossover on display after its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Vezel has a lot in common between the City and Jazz so economies of scale could tempt Honda into getting this car to India.
Datsun and Nissan
Datsun will be looking to make a big impact at the expo with the Go hatchback and Go+ MPV. Although these cars have been revealed before, Indians for the first time will get to see it in the flesh. Nissan
will showcase the new X-Trail.
stable could house the Duster facelift and Renault Lodgy MPV. The Duster has been around for 18 months and although it isn't too long, the Nissan Terrano's urban-centric styling is making the Duster look a bit dated and in need of a refresh. Renault's first MPV attempt with the Evalia didn't go down well with Indian car buyers but the Lodgy could change that with its premium image.