Asia’s largest motoring show and the highly-awaited biennial event, the ‘Delhi Auto Expo’ witnessed launch of several models from carmakers, across segments. The show is now open for public, where enthusiasts can get a glimpse of the upcoming models and concepts displayed at the event. It is not only one of the most significant events for carmakers in India, but also an ideal time to launch new models. While, this year the event witnessed a host of car & bike launches, we bring you the top 5 car launches during the Auto Expo 2018, have a look.
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New Maruti Swift 2018
The all-new Maruti Swift 2018 is on the top of our list of the top 5 car launches during the Auto Expo 2018. Considering the unprecedented demand for the B segment hatchback, Maruti chose to launch it at the grandiose event. Embodying plethora of changes, the new Swift is a far cry from its predecessor, both on the outside as well inside.Based on the new underpinnings, it is more spacious, more frugal and gets new goodies, in addition to a new AMT gearbox. With all these changes, the new Swift gets a slight price bump and is currently available from Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift
The Korean car giant, Hyundai launched the facelifted Elite i20 hatchback at the biennial event, priced at Rs 5.35 lakh (ex-showroom price). One of the prominent changes on the carline is the new petrol engine, which replaces the 1.4-litre petrol unit. Hyundai has also dropped the 4-speed torque converter from the model series. It now gets a 82bhp, 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol and an 89bhp,1.4-litre, CRDi turbocharged unit. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual, an all-new CVT and a six-speed manual unit.
2018 BMW M5
The Bavarian carmaker, known for its luxurious offerings globally, launched the latest-generation (F90) M5 super sedan in India at Rs 1.43 crore (ex-showroom, India). A popular option in the super-luxury segment, the all new BMW M5 gets an updated version of the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which now offers 600bhp along with 750Nm of torque. The seven-speed dual-clutch has been ditched for a new eight-speed torque-converter.
Mercedes Maybach S650
The Stuttgart based auto giant, Mercedes-Benz, too launched its ultra-luxurious Maybach S650 in an all new avatar. Priced at a whopping Rs 1.94 crore (ex-showroom price), it receives design updates in tandem with the S-Class facelift. The plush cabin houses powered executive seats wrapped in premium Nappa leather, a Burnmester 3D surround sound system, etc. Power is sourced from the 621bhp, 6.0-litre biturbo V12 engine with a 7G-TRONIC gearbox.
2018 BMW 6 Series GT
Another launch from the BMW India’s stable is the new 6-Series GT, priced at Rs 58.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Currently available with a 285bhp, 2.0-litre, petrol unit, it will also receive a 190bhp, 2.0-litre and 265bhp, 3.0-litre diesel engines at a later stage. For transmitting power, it uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which will also be offered on the diesel units.