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Auto Expo 2018: Maruti unveils ConceptFutureS

Auto Expo 2018: Maruti unveils ConceptFutureS Auto Expo 2018: Maruti unveils ConceptFutureS
Theresa Hayes | 08 February, 2018, 12:35

With thousands of mediapersons in attendance, India's largest passenger auto, two-wheeler and commercial vehicle companies went all guns blazing to launch new vehicles and concepts.

"The SP Concept SUV has been designed and developed for India", Kia Motors Corporation president and CEO Han-Koo Park said at the expo.

Kia on it's official India debut revealed its grand plans. Companies in China, where sales of new-energy vehicles surged 53% to 777,000 units past year, have benefited from generous funding offered by various regional governments. The company also unveiled the Mahindra Stinger, a convertible SUV. The Tiago EV takes 360 minutes to charge in normal mode whereas 90 minutes in fast charging mode.

Among the production ready vehicles, the biggest splash was created by Toyota Kirloskar Motors' Yaris sedan, which marks the company's entry into the mid-sized premium auto segment in the country, a segment that now has the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Volkswagen Vento and the Hyundai Verna.

In the passenger vehicles (PV) segment as part of the two-architecture strategy, Tata Motors made the global unveiling of the "H5Xconcept" from the "Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced" Architecture the 5-seater luxury SUV. Concept cars would also be unveiled from the stables of Kia Motors, an upcoming entrant.

The e-SURVIVOR also depicts the new and exciting face F.A.C.E (Four wheel Drive Autonomous and Connected) of Suzuki's intent for future mobility.

Tigor EV Another electric vehicle from Tata Motors is its sedan the Tigor.

Kia is the world's eighth largest automaker and the SP will mark its debut in India - one the world's fastest growing auto markets.

The new Burgman Street is a descendant from the legendary Burgman portfolio. It will be announced between the price tag of Rs 60,000 to Rs 70,000 against the Honda Activa and Aprilia SR 150.

There is a definite move towards eco-friendly vehicles, say analysts, adding that sales of traditional vehicles will improve this year owing to a number of macroeconomic factors. Like the Tiago, the Tigor is expected to hit the Indian roads in 2018.

In terms of design, the new Tata Nexon AMT is no different from its manual gearbox siblings.