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Show-stoppers at Auto Expo 2018

Show-stoppers at Auto Expo 2018

Snapshot: Here are some show-stopper at the 2018 Auto Expo that made its way to new era of EVs and concept.

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Tata H5X

Tata Motors started it with teasers until the H5X first picked its stance at the company’s main stage pavilion. The aggressiveness of the concept comes out from every angle you look. Setting an ablaze on stage, as it got wrapped off during the unveil, stealing the show from others. IMPACT 2.0 design has what Tata Motors has embedded in this concept and its production version would be on the Land Rover’s L550 platform. With this design language, Tata Motors has marked it to the whole other level. Detailing on the inside is as fascinating as on the outside, a futuristic touch is enough to explain it all.

Tata 45X 

Another sample of the IMPACT 2.0 design is the 45X, a conceptual hatchback model. The facial gives the impression of its aggressiveness with sleek headlamps and the right amount of creases flowing through it. Making its stance inside a glass, we couldn’t take a close look to its interior, but that’s for sure it would have displayed, if not same then similar to the H5X.  

Kia SP Concept

Kia has entered the Indian market with a strike, showcasing the SP Concept at the Auto Expo. A brand while entering got to analyse pretty well, which at times very tedious at times with growing segments. The big front does give a hint without any overflow of creases that this concept would come out of the production line. Kia would bring an SUV based on the SP concept somewhere around in 2019. Though, the design of any vehicle is a subjective topic, but the design gets more into your eyes when you look at it. A masculine touch is what it gets from its design aesthetics.

Kia Stinger GT

Turning a concept into a production car was not that easy. Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, which is the birthplace of the 2011 GT concept brought the Stinger to life. The charge was taken by Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors, and Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Kia Motors Europe. The Stinger made its world premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. It closely follows the design and engineering blueprint laid down by the 2011 version of the Kia GT Concept, and will be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s product lineup. Powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 ‘Lambda II’ petrol engine, the Stinger GT puts out a of 365bhp with 510Nm and 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds. Though, no details have been revealed whether the Stinger GT would touch the Indian shore for sale, but the way Kia presented this star car could make its way- fingers-crossed.

Honda Amaze

A Brio face is what Honda launched this car with and now definitely going by its name, it amazed the viewers at the Auto Expo. There’s nothing like the Brio design to the new Amaze witness at the show, new design curves made it more striking. The front makes it look a lot bigger than the current model on sale and its not just the exterior, the interiors has been jigged up pretty well. More interestingly, a CVT gearbox will be paired to a diesel engine in the new version. That calls for many more new buyers looking for an automatic diesel in a compact sedan segment.

Suzuki e-Survivor

Concept e-Survivor is another show-stopper at the event that was showcased aiming excitement of driving to the next level and offer the fun of off-roading ahead of its time, and yet making its relevance in the present. The rugged looks of this off-roader will steal your eyes. Powered by an electric motor, the e-Survivor gets its power in all four wheels. The design is really quirky, but the interior is a more of a jaw-dropping that has a spherical data display. What else is left is autonomous driving ability.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki has always been in the name, be it the top car selling chart or the demand of the product that stretches the waiting period. Maruti’s Swift is no less, just after its official unveil, the car gets a waiting period of 6 to 8 weeks. Though, how about a possibility of an RS version of the Swift with the same engine as on the Baleno RS, which is not that far to come. The new Swift is powered with the same set of powertrains and now it is available with automatic transmission in both fuel options.

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