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The Delhi Auto Expo 2016: Updates

The Delhi Auto Expo 2016: Updates

The Delhi Auto Expo ..

  • 18 Dec 2015, 29673 Views

Swati Yadav

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  • 18 Dec 2015, 1:11 pm ( 6 Photos )
Every two years, thousands of car enthusiasts eagerly wait to catch just a glimpse of what the auto expo has to offer. Started in the year 1986, the Delhi auto expo is Asia’s largest, world’s second largest and is always a sight to behold. Held at Pragati Maidan & Greater Noida, the expo is usually a five day affair for general public.
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Apart from bringing an end to dreariness in one’s mundane day to day life, it provides auto enthusiasts and others likewise with an opportunity to explore the vast world of automobiles. Every possible existing auto manufacturer presents the flock of visitors with a view of their upcoming and at times soon to be launched automobiles. What auto expo does for a person is that it enables them with knowledge and insight of what the new vehicles are and as to when they will be launched.
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This in turn provides them with a chance to decide whether they want to try their hand at current market availabilities or to wait for new entries. What often renders the viewers breathless are the prototypes or concept cars unveiled at the expo. These prototypes manage to intricately weave a web of imagination, luxury and future in one singular creation. Most manufacturers often unveil their futuristic designs to a gasping audience.
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Big label makers like Lamborghini, BMW, Mercedes and Audi to name a few are amongst the large list of those who often devote a substantial amount of time, sweat and money in developing their concept cars. Sometimes it seems that they create seemingly ‘normal’ cars just to keep themselves afloat while their true love lies within creating futuristic supercars. For laymen like myself it’s not always possible to be part of auto expos which take place round the world. Hence it here where the Delhi expo comes in handy as global models of several automobiles are also unveiled at this platform. It provides the onlookers with an opportunity to come face to face with global models which would have been showcased at other overseas expo.
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The show has a wide variety of automobiles vis-à-vis a type meant for select few with a bag full of money or something which is affordable by the masses. It has something to offer to all, something to melt the hearts of every auto enthusiast and leave them awe struck.
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The first two days of the expo is reserved for press but the latter five are open to all, which means a heavy crowd shoveling past each other, struggling, swaying from one foot to another just so as to witness a car in its full glory. From the last edition of the expo, it has been split in two parts. The one held at Pragati Maidan is for car automobile components and accessories while the one held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida is the automobiles itself.
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The splitting of the expo owes it all the massive turn up of the overtly enthusiastic car lovers and the constant growth of this crowd. To sum it all up, the Auto expo for a car enthusiast is what Disneyland is to a child.

JijoMalayil

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  • 18 Dec 2015, 1:27 pm
The 12th edition, yeah! Motor Show is scheduled to be held from 3rd - 9th February 2016, with the first two days reserved for media at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. While the components section will be held at Pragiti Maidan in Delhi from 4th -7th February. Check out http://www.autoexpo.in/​ for details.

Roshun

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  • 18 Dec 2015, 7:23 pm
What do you think will be the show stoppers at this year's Auto Expo? I think some of the cars to look out for, in no particular order:
* Ford Endeavour
* Tata Hexa
* Honda BR-V
* Maruti Vitara Brezza (XA Alpha)
* Mahindra's KUV100 (which would already be launched by then, as it is launching on January 15)
* Tata Zica (Again, would already be available)
* Volkswagen Bora / Stuffe (a notchback design / compact sedan based on the Polo platform, to fall in between the Polo & Vento)
* The new look Toyota Innova
* New Skoda Superb
* Jaguar XE
* Toyota Vios
* Probably a Ford Mustang
* Jeep Wrangler
Among the bikes, there's the Triumph Bonneville Street Twin, Thruxton R, and others that may be showcased. See this thread
Then there's the Kawasaki Vulcan and Moto Guzzi.
Touring / Adventure fans will be looking forward to the Royal Enfield Himalayan at the Expo.

JijoMalayil

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  • 7 Jan 2016, 4:19 pm ( 7 Photos )
One more to the list vehicles to be showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 16, the third gen Hyundai Tucson. We might be familiar the first-gen Tucson from Hyundai which was dis-continued in 2008. The Tucson was not very popular in India, high prices to be blamed. Hyundai skipped the second generation Tucson altogether in India, and now sensing the demand for luxury crossovers in the market, here comes this move.
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Tucson will be powered by 2.0 litre CRDi diesel engine producing a peak power of 182 bhp and a peal tourque of 400 Nm, which comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Styling looks fresh with those hexagonal front grille, DRLs and twin LED projector headlamps. Space inside is aplenty with a well laid design theme, it stands out and looks premium. Optional 19 inch alloy are also up for grabs, a first from Hyundai.
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Hyundai's active on demand all wheel drive system is also being offered with the Tucson. List of features include A 405 watt Sirius audio system with a total of 8 speakers, a five inch touch screen interface, reversing camera among others.
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Safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist among others.
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We expect Hyundai to launch the New Tucson just after the Auto Expo, expect prices to hover around the Rs 18-20 lakh mark.
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NikilSJ

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  • 11 Jan 2016, 1:49 pm ( 3 Photos )
German auto major Volkswagen today announced today that it will its much awaited compact sedan based on the Vento will make its debut at the 13th edition of the Auto Expo set be held from February 5-9. The manufacturer also said that the Tiguan SUV and the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid would also be showcased at the event.
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The sub-four meter sedan, Volkswagen say, was developed specifically for the Indian market and would be produced at the manufacturers car plant in Chakan. The new compact sedan will face stiff competition in the segment from the likes of the Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata’s Zest, Ford’s Figo Aspire and Hyundai’s Xcent. The sedan will share powertrains with the Polo hatchback, so one can expect the 1.2-litre petrol motor and a 1.5-litre diesel mill under the hood. The top-end petrol version may even come with Volkswagen’s 7-speed DSG gearbox.
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The second-generation Tiguan SUV, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in 2015, is something Volkswagen has placed its bets on to do well in India. While the country missed out on the first generation of this SUV, the second generation, based on the MQB platform that also underpins the new Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen’s Passat, will be cheaper to produce in India.
Internationally, the Tiguan is available with up to eight powertrains in various markets, but for the Indian market Volkswagen might just go for the 2.0-litre diesel engine putting out 148bhp. The Tiguan will take on the upcoming Hyundai Tucson (refer to earlier post) and its cousin Skoda Yeti, so expect it to be priced around the Rs 16-20 lakh price spectrum.
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The Passat GTE, a plug-in hybrid, will offer a preview to the all-new Passat which is likely to be launched at the end of the year. The plug-in hybrid car gets a 1.4-litr TSI engine producing 154bhp combined with a 60hp electric motor. Volkswagen says the car can do 50 km on electric power. The claimed petrol-electric range for the car is said to be around 1,000 km. Volkswagen will also display the new Beetle, Polo, Cross Polo, Vento and the Jetta.

NikilSJ

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  • 11 Jan 2016, 2:17 pm
Some sources say Huyndai is likely to launch a sub-4 metre SUV at the Auto Expo this year. Can someone tell me if there is any truth in these speculation? Mr. Fox JijoMalayil any idea?

CorsaVeloce

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  • 12 Jan 2016, 12:43 pm ( 17 Photos )
"Originally posted by Roshun"
What do you think will be the show stoppers at this year's Auto Expo? I think some of the cars to look out for, in no particular order:
* Ford Endeavour
* Tata Hexa
* Honda BR-V
* Maruti Vitara Brezza (XA Alpha)
* Mahindra's KUV100 (which would already be launched by then, as it is launching on January 15)
* Tata Zica (Again, would already be available)
* Volkswagen Bora / Stuffe (a notchback design / compact sedan based on the Polo platform, to fall in between the Polo & Vento)
* The new look Toyota Innova
* New Skoda Superb
* Jaguar XE
* Toyota Vios
* Probably a Ford Mustang
* Jeep Wrangler
Among the bikes, there's the Triumph Bonneville Street Twin, Thruxton R, and others that may be showcased. See this thread
Then there's the Kawasaki Vulcan and Moto Guzzi.
Touring / Adventure fans will be looking forward to the Royal Enfield Himalayan at the Expo.

Out of the list above, I think these ones would be the drool-worthy (absolutely can't wait )
1. Maruti Brezza
This car is expected to be slotted above the S-Cross and should give the competitors sleepless nights, Most probably, will be sold through Maruti's 'NEXA' dealeships.
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2. Mahindra KUV100, expect this to be a game changer for Mahindra. They are expecting it to generate volume, much like the Kwid did for Renault.
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3. New Skoda Superb
Indians loved the Superb for the more than generous rear space it had. It manages to retain that, and should make for an ideal chauffeur driven car.
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4. Jaguar XE
Considering the action in the entry level luxury saloon segment, Jaguar has decided to join the band wagon. The Germans have been selling large volumes of the 3 series, C Class and the A4 worldwide, hence Jag wants a piece of this cake as well. From first impressions, the car seems like a well-rounded package.
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5. Ford Mustang, considering there are few cars doing rounds in India, expect a launch with at least 2 engine options
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6. Range of Jeeps
The seem to be very serious about the Indian market, the website (www.jeep-india.com) was launched a month back and I expect BIG firecrackers from this giant.
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7. Ford Endeavour (I WANT!!!)
The all-new Endeavour was first launched in South-East Asian markets in 2015 as the Everest. After few drives, the car looks like it has the potential to dethrone the Fortuner and change the game for Ford India.
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I'm so not excited for the ones below, not sure what the companies expect from these.
1. Tata Hexa
It is essentially an Aria with a facelift. Tata did not get it right with the pricing last time, lets hope they've learnt from the market this time around,
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2. Honda BR-V.
What market is this car aiming to capture? Looks exactly like the Mobilio when viewed from the side (which is not a good thing), overall trying too hard to have a "Honda" face.
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3. VW Bora.
Seems like VW is going the Maruti ways, flooding the market with cars that would eat into their own sales, and simultaneously help them regain the lost market share from the fiasco last year.
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NikilSJ

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  • 12 Jan 2016, 3:19 pm ( 2 Photos )
German carmaker Audi, according to latest reports, is set to display a total of three new vehicles at the Auto Expo. The one that is going to be leading the charge is likely to be the new R8 which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015
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NikilSJ

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  • 12 Jan 2016, 4:45 pm ( 9 Photos )
Maruti Suzuki is likely to preview its upcoming sub-4 metre crossover Ignis at the Auto Expo in February.
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Based on the iM-4 concept what was previewed at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Ignis is 3,979mm long and will enjoy excise cuts when launched in India. When launched, the Inis will go head-to-head with Ford’s EcoSport, Mahindra’s TUV 100 and KUV 100.
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​The Ignis’ design stays true to the crossover SUV design most manufacturers are adhering to. With a boxy shape, flared wheel arches and large wheels, the Ignis’ looks the part. On the inside, the Ignis’ will feature a thoroughly modern design but it remains to be seen if Maruti will share bits from other cars to keep prices in check. I do hope Maruti doesn’t go down that way but instead offer a premium feel inside.
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The Ignis will have ample ground clearance to tackle our roads and with a high seating position, it should be a breeze to drive around town too. As far as powertrains are concerned, Suzuki has been reluctant in sharing information about the Inis with the press but I expect that the crossover SUV to be powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol motor. A CVT transmission could be offered as an option with this engine. This motor could also get the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) system. With the SHVS system, the Ignis’ will be exempted from Delhi’s odd-even rule as well. The 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine from the Baleno sold internationally could also make it to the country depending on customers’ response.
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While Maruti Suzuki hasn’t confirmed yet if India would get the Ignis anytime in the future, the chances of it landing on our shores for now are pretty slim. This is primarily because the manufacturer is all set to launch the sub-4 metre SUV - The Vitara Brezza - at this years Auto Expo. But I do hope Maruti sells this car alongside the Vitara Brezza. If launched, the Ignis’ could be priced in the Rs 6-8 lakh price range depending on the variant.
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Speedzilla

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  • 12 Jan 2016, 4:50 pm
Just had a chance to look at the cars here from BMW for the Auto Expo.
- BMW X6M
- 320d in beautiful Estoril Blue with M sport package
- M6 Gran Coupe
- M4
- I8
- X3
and a 530d
Also in town is the new 7 series but didnt get a chance to see it yet. No news about the new X1 as yet.

NikilSJ

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  • 13 Jan 2016, 11:56 am ( 1 Photo )
Here's whats going to be the biggest launch for Honda at the Auto Expo 2016 - the Honda BR-V. The BR-V was unveiled recently and Zighweels and Gaadi.com were invited for a short test ride of the car. When launched, the BR-V will compete with Hyundai's best-selling Creta, Renault-Nissan's Duster and Terrano twins and the Mahindra XUV 500. This SUV will bet the fourth vehicle to based on the Brio platform.

For a detailed review, click here and here

JijoMalayil

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  • 13 Jan 2016, 12:12 pm ( 5 Photos )
Another car to look out for this Auto Expo is the Maruti Wagon-R 7 Seater MPV. The launch is slated to take place sometime later in 2016. Wagon-R MPV will come with two engine options, a 1,197cc, K-Series petrol engine and a 1,248cc, DDiS diesel motor.
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Wagon-R MPV is slotted between the Eeco and the Ertiga in the company's vehicle line-up in India. Most probably it will just eat in to the sales of the other two with its affordable price tag. Wagon- R MPV competes against Datsun Go+, and is expected to give a tough fight to claim the most affordable MPV tag.
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With 7-seat configuration and efficient engine lineup, this utility vehicle is expected to be Rs. 80,000 – Rs. 90,000 pricier than the Wagon R hatchback. It might be offered within the price range of Rs. 4.5 lakh – Rs. 6 lakh.

NikilSJ

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  • 13 Jan 2016, 12:25 pm ( 3 Photos )
One brand I can’t wait to land in India is Jeep and now with Fiat Chrysler’s India president and managing director Kevin Flynn confirming that the iconic brand will start selling cars here from mid-2016, expect the company to display a couple of their butch SUVs at this years Auto Expo.

The first Jeep to be sold in India, according to latest reports, is the Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee will be equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which could be mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. This motor puts out 237bhp and 570Nm of torque.
This would be followed by the launch of the iconic Wrangler and Jeep’s new crossover Renegade. The Wrangler is likely to be offered with two engine options - a 3.5 petrol and a 2.8-litre diesel mill.


Initially, all Jeep products will come as CBUs (completely built-up units). Later on, Jeep plans on assembling their cars at Fiat’s plant. The company is also planning on opening separate dealerships for the Jeep brand but could use Fiat’s existing dealers to sell the initial lot of cars. Here’s a detailed report on Jeep’s upcoming launches.

JijoMalayil

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  • 13 Jan 2016, 1:31 pm ( 3 Photos , 1 Video)
The second generation Toyota Innova is an another car to look after for this Auto Expo! The first-gen Innova was a smash-hit and still sells like hot cakes in the hugely popular luxury MPV segment in India.
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The interiors looks fresh & up to date, will definitely spice up the segment.
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Check out this post for more details - http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...te-2016-launch

NikilSJ

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  • 13 Jan 2016, 5:19 pm ( 25 Photos )
This years Auto Expo will not feature bike manufacturers like Bajaj, Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson. Don’t fret though, there’s still so many other manufacturers who’ll vie for your attention this year.
Let’s start with one of the biggest bike maker’s in the world - Hero MotoCorp.
Hero MotoCorp is expected to launch the production version of much awaited HX250R. The HX250R concept was on display at the last edition of the Auto Expo. When launched, the HX 250R bike, I reckon, will be one of the cheapest 250cc machines you can own in the country.

HX250R could be the most affordable 250cc machine in the country
Hero could also launch an all-new 150cc scooter - the ZIR 150. This scooter sort of resembles the Kinetic Blaze that was sold in India eons back. I’m pretty sure this new scooter will be a trend setter in the segment. Hero MotoCorp could also preview a production-ready Hero Hastur at this years event.

ZIR 150 and Hero Hastur Concept (below)
On to the Japs now. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is expected to preview the twin headlight models of the CBR series. But the showstopper for the Auto Expo would definitely be the CBR300R, an aggressive looking 300cc bike to take on the Yamaha R3. Honda, too, is planning on launching a Blaze-like scooter. This scooter, christened the PCX, may come with either a 12cc or 150cc engine.

CBR300R (above) and the CBR500R


Honda PCX
Meanwhile, Yamaha India plans on setting the streets with the naked version of the Yamaha R3 called the Yamaha MT-03. This bike would be cheaper to buy than the R3 and will probably have performance mods tuned specifically for the streets. Other notable products Yamaha plans on bringing to the show are a more affordable version of the R1 named Yamaha R1S and the mighty MT-10 which is basically the naked version of the Yamaha R1. A smaller capacity (probably 125cc) street fighter called the M-Slaz could also be part of Yamaha’s grand plans for India for the next financial year.

The Yamaha MT-03 is the naked sibling of the R3


The insane Yamaha R1 S

The Yamaha MT-10 is a naked R1. It's that simple!
Suzuki, which has regained its mojo with the launch of the Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF, is likely to bring the quarter litre Gixxer - the Suzuki GSX-S1000 - to the show. A faired version of this street naked called the Suzuki GSX-S1000F could also make it to our shores soon. Suzuki will also preview the rear disc brake-equipped Gixxer/SF.

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F
Any bike designed in Italy gets my vote for being the sexiest machines on planet earth. To pique my love affair for these beauts, DSK Benelli will bring the recently unveiled Ductai Scrambler rival called the Leoncino Scrambler. The Leoncino is expected to give the Ductai Scrambler a run for its money with its rugged looks and cheaper price tag.
To take on the Yamaha R3, Benelli will bring in the Tornado 300 to our shores soon, so we can expect this model also to be previewed at the Auto Expo. Benelli also plans on expanding their adventure tourer TRK series with the new TRK 502/500. Benelli bikes that are already on sale in India like the TNT 25 will also be displayed at their stall. But the surprise package of them all could be a cheaper TNT 15 equipped with a single cylinder 150cc engine.

The insanely cool Leoncino Scrambler

Benelli Tornado 300

Benelli TRK 502/500

Benelli TNT 25 was launched recently

But the Benelli TNT 15 could be the surprise package for bikers in India
Korean brand Hyosung is expected to bring an updated Aquilla and a couple of all new single cylinder machines. Trust me when I say this, these bikes are going to be boring as hell. So let’s move on.

Why does this brand still exist, I keep asking myself from time to time. The Hyosung GT300R (above)
On to our desi brands TVS and Mahindra.
TVS is likely to preview the G310R made in collaboration with BMW. Only problem being, the bike may lose the Bimmer badge for the running horse one. But still, this is going to be a cracker of a bike to ride. Other surprises may be in store in the form of an all-new RTR 250 and RTR 200. The current lineup could also get new colours.

The BMW G310R could get a TVS badge in India
Mahindra 2 Wheelers will showcase the Mojo and Gusto, but they are expected to bring some concepts as well, a hint to their future product lineup.
Ok. On to the not-so-Indian Indian Motorcycles then. The iconic brand is expected to launch its most affordable bike yet called the Scout Sixty. Expect other models to be part of the show as well.

Indian Scout Sixty
UM Global India, which makes bikes that look like Harley for the aam aadmi, is expected to launch the Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport at the show. These bikes will be priced on par or cheaper than the Royal Enfields and Bajaj’s Avenger lineup but I don’t expect to see many of them on our roads anytime soon.
Last but not the least is one of my top favourite bike makers ever - Triumph Motorcycles. The brits will put on display their updated lineup of Speed triple, Street Triple and also the brand new range of Bonnevile series of bikes. Yum, I just can’t wait to swing a leg over these machines!


NikilSJ

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  • 15 Jan 2016, 1:48 pm
Here’s the confirmed list of participants for Auto Expo 2016.
Vehicle Manufacturers
Abarth
Aprilia
Ashok Leyland
Atul Auto
Audi India
BMW India
BMW Motorrad
Datsun
Dhasan Moto
DSK Motowheels
Executive Mod Car Trendz
FCA India Automobiles
Fiat India
General Motors India
Greenback
Hero MotoCorp
Honda Cars India
Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India
Hyundai Motor India
India Yamaha Motor
Indian Motorcycles
Isuzu Motors India Private
Jaguar Land Rover
JBM Auto
Jeep
Lohia Auto Industries
Mahindra & Mahindra
Mahindra 2 Wheelers
Mahindra Truck & Bus
Maruti Suzuki India
Mercedes-Benz India
Moto Guzzi India
Motormind Automotive Designs
Nissan Motor India
Peugeot Motorcycles
Piaggio Vehicles
Polaris India
Renault India
Revolta Motors
Scania Commercial Vehicles
Segway - Bird Group
SML Isuzu
Speed Electric
Speego Vehicles
Ssangyong
Starker Sports
Suzuki Motorcycles
Tata Motors
Toyota Kirloskar Motor
Triumph Motorcycles India
TVS Motor Company
UM India Two Wheelers
VE Commercial Vehicles
Vespa
Volkswagen
Media Publications
Auto Tech Review
Auto Today
Autocar
Bus Coach India
CMYK Printech
Car Dekho
Car Wale
Comnet Publishers
Evo India
Motor India
Motown Publications
Netwrok 18 Media & Investments (Overdrive)
Next Gen Publishing
Shobika Media
TCG Media
Transport Times
World Wide Media (Topgear)
xBHP.com
Other participants
Aligarh Muslim University
Auto Trendz Impex
Automotive Skills Development Council
Brain Programmers
Central Institute of Road Transport
Droom Technology
DTU-Team Defiainz Racing
Excellon Software
Girnarsoft
Global Automotive Research Centre - NATRIP
Goodyear India
Greaves Cotton
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
ICAT - International Centre for Automotive Technology
IIT-Bombay - Industrial Design Centre
IIT-Delhi
Incadea India
JK Tyre & Industries
Mega Telematics
MIT Institute of Design
Quirk India
SAE India
Satyam-Venture Engineering Services
Sharda University
Shriram Automall
Speedway Tyres
The Automotive Research Association of India
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
Yokohama India

JijoMalayil

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  • 15 Jan 2016, 2:00 pm
Auto Expo2016 this year will see participation from 1500 companies including 900 Indian companies and 600 International ones.
The theme for this edition is ‘mobility for all’ with emphasis on electric and hybrid vehicles.
Auto Expo 16 will be the platform for 80 new launches. Eighty!

NikilSJ

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  • 19 Jan 2016, 12:23 pm
Maruti Suzuki is likely to preview the Baleno RS at the Auto Expo. The RS version of the premium hatchback will get a sporty body kit and wider tyres and wheels. But what I can't wait for the most is the debut of the 1-litre Boosterjet engine. This engine will be make power than the 1.3-litre DDiS (Fiat's MultiJet) diesel motor and the 1.2-litre K series engine.

NikilSJ

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  • 20 Jan 2016, 5:03 pm ( 4 Photos )
Hyundai is likely to launch the all-new the Elantra at the Indian Auto Expo. The new Elantra, showcased first at the LA Auto Show in November last year, is 20mm longer and 25 mm wider than the car it replaces and this is bound to increase space inside the cabin.
The new Elantra gets a significantly modified face at the front. In comes an all-new hexagonal grille which is deeper and looks much more meaner than the ones on the older car. The headlamps look the same, but they are in fact slightly smaller than the ones on the older car. The headlamps are projector units with led day time running lights incorporated inside the unit. The fog lamps are housed just below in a C-shape mount and enhances the mean look of the car. Bold lines extend from the headlamps to the rear and makes the car look sharp.
The rear profile, however, remains unchanged except for an all-new tail cluster with led elements.

The new Elantra was launched in UAE recently with two engine options - 2.0-litre MPI petrol and 1.6-litre MPI petrol. Of the petrol motors, I think the one that would make it to our shore would be the 1.6 MPI engine. The engines could one mated to either a seven-speed double clutch automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Expect the Toyota Corolla Altis/Skoda Octavia rival to be priced round the Rs 14 lakh mark.

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Hypercar Boss

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  • 20 Jan 2016, 5:06 pm
The Elantra for the money it costs offers great VFM! I think the current gen auto model uses a standard torque converter transmission, would love to see Dual clutch there!
BTW it's the cheapest car in the Indian car market to offer ventilated seats cooling AND heating!

JijoMalayil

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  • 21 Jan 2016, 1:12 pm ( 1 Photo )
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza teaser is out! Auto Expo 16 launch scheduled. Check out our post on Vitara Brezza here. http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...d-at-auto-expo
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JijoMalayil

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  • 21 Jan 2016, 1:39 pm ( 2 Photos )

BMW is likely to showcase their 1-series sedan during the Delhi Auto Expo 16, which will rival compact luxury sedans like Audi A3 and Mercedes Benz CLA. This will be the first front wheel driven BMW in India.
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JijoMalayil

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  • 22 Jan 2016, 1:12 pm ( 1 Video)
11 days to go! Zigwheels will be bringing daily updates to you from the automotive extravaganza. Take a look at this.

NikilSJ

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  • 22 Jan 2016, 5:08 pm ( 2 Photos )
Volkswagen will launch the long-awaited sub-4 metre sedan at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida in February. The sedan is likely to be called the Volkswagen Ameo.


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Mr. Fox

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  • 22 Jan 2016, 8:29 pm ( 1 Video)
Here's the teaser video of the Maruti Vitara Brezza. I believe it is based on the Swift platform, so expect to see plenty of common parts between the Swift, Baleno and Brezza. It will also probably have the same engines - 1.2K series petrol and 1.3 multijet diesel. Maruti, can you surprise us with that booster jet I hear you are planning for the Baleno?

JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 11:42 am ( 4 Photos )
Mahindra is going to showcase their XUV Aero concept at the Delhi Auto Expo. A sketch of the same was released by Mahindra recently.
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XUV Aero concept was designed in India by their recently acquired Italian design firm Pininfarina. According to Mahindra the XUV Aero concept will “reflect bold design” and will “come with all the futuristic connected technology”.
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Mahindra will also showcase Ssangyong Tivoli, a compact SUV for the first time to Indian audience.
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Customized versions of TUV100 and KUV100 , an E20 with wireless charging and electric variants of Verito sedan and Maxximo will also be put on display by Mahindra at the Expo.

konarktyagi

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 12:06 pm
Tivoli will definitely catch some eye balls. Lets hope M&M launches it soon with all the gizmos and that sunroof!

JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 12:06 pm ( 4 Photos )
Toyota is likely to showcase their new C-segment sedan Vios at the Delhi Auto Expo this year. Vios will rival Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
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Features like Projector headlamps, Smart key, ABS, Automatic climate control, Dual airbags and Push button ignition are expected to make it to most of Vios variants in India.
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Powering Vios will be the same 1.5 Petrol and 1.4 diesel mills that propels the Etios in India which produces 88 bhp & 132 Nm of torque and 67 bhp & 170 Nm of torque respectively. Expect prices around 7-10 lakh rupee mark when launched.
Check out this story on Zigwheels for more info: http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...nd-vios/24271/

JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 12:33 pm
konarktyagi Yeah. But, a little skeptical about the price. Anything north of 15 lakh rupees will be a huge let-down considering how competitive this segment is turning out to be.

JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 1:15 pm ( 5 Photos )
Tata Motors will showcase their Zica-based sedan(Kite 5) and Bolt sport. Bolt Sport will be the first hot-hatch from Tata's stable and will be launched in India under Tata Motors's new performance brand (you heard it right!). Powered by a 1.2 litre petrol motor churning out a peak power of 120 bhp & max. torque of 170 Nm.
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Tata's Zica based sedan(Kite 5), Image courtesy: indianautosblog.com
Production ready version of Hexa, Nexon, Zica hatchback will also be up for display. The new Revotorq and Revotron engines which debuted in Tata's soon-to-be-launched Zica hatchback will also be showcased along with their line heavy and medium commercial vehicles.
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JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 3:59 pm ( 2 Photos )
An updated Renault Duster will be revealed during the Auto Expo next week. Refreshed fascia, different alloy wheel pattern, updated interiors to keep up to the fierce competition in the compact SUV segment.
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Making a debut will be a 6-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox , which will be exclusively for the 110 PS variant for now.
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Renault is also going to showcase an 1.0 litre variant of its run-away hit Kwid which is aimed at Alto K10. To rival Alto 800 AMT, Kwid will be offered in an AMT variant which will also be unveiled at the Expo by Renault. Both these variants are expected to be launched around mid-2016.
Check out the this post for more details : http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...bearers/24265/

themallustig

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 4:30 pm
Where do I get to buy Auto Expo tickets?

konarktyagi

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 5:17 pm
"Originally posted by JijoMalayil"
konarktyagi Yeah. But, a little skeptical about the price. Anything north of 15 lakh rupees will be a huge let-down considering how competitive this segment is turning out to be.
Yup JijoMalayil . Lets hope they price it neck to neck with the Hyundai Creta. Stressing on the 'sunroof' again. I know people who had bought the i20 (prev gen) for almost 9 Lakhs just for the sunroof !

JijoMalayil

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  • 25 Jan 2016, 5:19 pm
You can buy them online & tickets are also available in select metro stations across Delhi. Here is the link to the site: https://in.bookmyshow.com/exhibition...he-motor-show/

JijoMalayil

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  • 27 Jan 2016, 1:23 pm ( 3 Photos )
Hyundai has announced their line-up for the Auto Expo, vehicles will be showcased under “Experience Hyundai” theme. Seventeen exciting products will be available for display from Hyundai’s International and domestic line-up.
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N2025 Vision Grand Tourismo concept will be the highlight this year. Hyundai is also showcasing their N performance brand, along with their recently revealed Genesis sub-luxury brand. G90 sedan from Genesis which competes against the S-Class, A8 and 7-Series will be on display as well.
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One of the most awaited launches this year, the 2nd Generation of Tucson will also be unveiled at the Expo.
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NikilSJ

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  • 28 Jan 2016, 11:13 am ( 6 Photos )
Update: New Toyota Innova
Toyota’s Indian subsidiary, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, is likely to call the all-new Toyota Innova as the Innova Crysta here, states a report on India Today. The Toyota Innova Crysta will be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 next week.



The Innova Crysta is likely to be sold alongside the current-gen Innova in India. The al-new Toyota Innova Crysta is based on an all-new ladder frame platform and is likely to be powered by a new 2.4-litre GD diesel engine . Some reports online say that the Innova could also be offered with a 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine to circumvent the Supreme Court’s ban on diesel motors with engine capacity above 2,000cc.



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The diesel engine puts out a claimed peak power of 149PS and 342Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre petrol motor on the other hand churns out 139PS and 187Nm of torque. Both motors will be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of features, the new Innova Crysta is expected to get projector headlamps, keyless entry and go, touchscreen infotainment system, alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel and alloy wheels. The Innova Crysta will be available in both 7-seater and 8-seater configuration. For more details on the all-new Toyota Innova Crysta, click here.

NikilSJ

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  • 28 Jan 2016, 11:38 am ( 2 Photos )
Mahindra & Mahindra recently released a sketch of a new concept called the XUV Aero which is likely to be the company’s future flagship. The XUV Aero concept is an SUV with the stance of a coupe much like the BMW X6 and Merc’s GLE Coupe.
From the sketches, it is evident that the concept will get a sloping roofline, prominent lines on the side and several creases in true Mahindra style. Upright tail lamps and chunky bumpers give the SUV an aggressive stance. The concept is likely to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 next week.
The concept, designed by the company’s Indian design team, is surely going to be a hit in ‘my car is bigger than yours’ market here.
Here's a rendering of what the production version could look like from the chaps at Indianautosblog.com

Image courtesy: indianautosblog / SRK Designs

JijoMalayil

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  • 28 Jan 2016, 12:36 pm ( 5 Photos )
BMW line-up for the Auto Expo will include the launch of the all new 7-series and X1. 7-Series is an important one for BMW as it being their flagship sedan which will rival the likes of Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes S-Class.
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X1 is BMW's entry level vehicle to the luxury cross-over/ compact SUV segment. The new 2nd Generation X1 is based on the BMW’s front wheel drive UKL modular platform. Expected to be priced around 28 lakh rupee mark, is likely to give a tough fight to the likes of Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.
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BMW is also likely showcase their compact 1-series sedan which also will be a front wheel driven system.
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Other cars on display will include the refreshed 3-series that was recently launched. Check this post out for more 3-Series information- http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...d-bmw-3-series
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JijoMalayil

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  • 29 Jan 2016, 11:37 am ( 2 Photos )
Volkswagen will launch the much awaited Polo GTI variant at the Delhi Auto Expo. 1.8 litre TSI motor produces 187bhp & 320Nm of Torque, plus a sub 7-second 0-100 kmph figure!
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It will be sold as CBU in India and expect prices to hover around the 15-17 lakh rupee mark. Check out this post for more details- http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...ian-roads-soon

JijoMalayil

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  • 1 Feb 2016, 12:14 pm ( 4 Photos )
Mercedes Benz is likely to showcase four new models at the Auto Expo 2016. The all new GLC, a compact SUV which is based on the C-Class will make its debut in India. GLC 220d will come with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine whereas the 250d will be powered by a 2.0-litre motor.
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S-Class cabriolet, a two door version of Mercedes’s flagship S-Class. It will come with the same S500 and AMG guises that can be found in the coupe.
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S600 VR9, an armour plated 4.5 tonne vehicle based on the S-Class. It windows are over 65 mm thick and is capable of withstanding constant gun fire.
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The new 2016 E-Class which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show recently is likely to be showcased at the expo. The E-Class is the largest selling model for Mercedes in India and the launch will follow soon.
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konarktyagi

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  • 1 Feb 2016, 3:35 pm ( 1 Photo )
Baleno RS Boosterjet has been spied testing with rear disc brakes on. Sweet ! Image source- www.GaadiWaadi.com
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Roshun

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  • 3 Feb 2016, 1:46 pm
Here's an update on what's happening at the Auto Expo 2016. Follow our various threads on the cars and bikes being launched at the Auto Expo. Here's a link to what all has happened till now:
* The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was unveiled. Photos, videos and details here: http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...-vitara-brezza
* Chevrolet showcased the Spin, Essentia, Beat, the Cruze and a gorgeous looking Camaro. Photos and details of these cars here: http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...v-and-essentia
* Hyundai unveiled the Tucson and showcased a couple of great looking concepts: http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/topic...unveils-tucson

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