Concept cars grab the most eyeballs at the motor shows, and the 2018 Auto Expo is no different. These cars are the lens to the future of automobile industry. Companies showcase their potential in terms of what they are going to offer in the coming years. And we, as auto enthusiasts, drool and dream of owning a production model of the concept that we liked the most.
Here we present you the best of concept cars that have been showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.
Tata 45X Hatchback Concept
The Tata 45X (codenamed X451) is going to be a premium hatchback that will be placed over the Bolt in the company’s lineup. The 45X will be locally produced at Tata’s Sanand plant in Gujarat, and will be the first car based on the ‘Agile Light Flexible Advanced’ architecture. It is expected to hit the market in the second half of 2019 and will compete with the existing premium hatches like Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz etc.
Mahindra TUV Stringer Concept
Riding a convertible is every big boy’s dream. The Mahindra TUV Stringer concept, if it ever comes to production, might help you live the dream.
Based on the TUV300 platform, the Stringer SUV is developed on a ladder frame chassis. It’s a 2-door model with a 4-seater design. Even if it never sees the production, the design language is expected to be adopted by upcoming Mahindra SUVs.
Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S
This concept by Maruti Suzuki is compact SUV that is expected to be launched in the first half of 2019. It would be placed below the Vitara Brezza in the company’s portfolio and compete with the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and Ford Freestyle in the Indian market.
In addition to the Petrol and Diesel trims, the SUV is expected to launch in an electric variant as well.
Tata H5X Concept
The Tata H5X Concept (codenamed Q501) is a powerful SUV based on the Land Rover’s Discovery platform, which enables it to offer good driveability both on and off the road. The design will be based on the company’s new Impact Design 2.0 language. When in the market, it’ll pose a tough competition to the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
Kia SP Concept
Looking to enter the Indian market, the South Korean manufacturer Kia showcased the SP Concept. The SUV flaunts a bold design and technologically advanced interiors. The production model, which can be launched in India in the second half of 2019, is expected to borrow engine and transmission from the Hyundai Creta.
The 2018 Auto Expo promises a bright future to the Indian automobile industry. Not only it begins the EV era, but also makes us hopeful towards a lot of innovative advancements.