Auto Expo 2018 highlights: From Maruti Suzuki’s Concept Future S to Kia Motors’ entry in India and more
The first day of the 14th edition of the Auto Expo, at Greater Noida’s India Expo Mart, kicked off with a slew of unveilings and launches on Wednesday. A number of big names, including Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Honda and Kia Motors showcased their offerings for the Indian market on the opening day.AutoExpo2018 Updated: Feb 07, 2018 14:01 IST
Hyundai India launched the Elite i20 on Wednesday with prices starting at Rs 5.35 lakh, as the Auto Expo 2018 kicked off in Greater Noida, an event that will also be big on electric vehicles in its 14th edition.
More than two dozen vehicle launches and about 100 unveilings began on Wednesday at the event, which will open to the public on February 9.
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Here are the highlights from Day 1 of the media preview:
Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S:
The country’s largest carmaker unveiled the Concept Future S, which Maruti Suzuki says will redefine the compact vehicle design in the country. “Compact is the natural choice of India’s car customers,” said Managing Director and CEO, Kenichi Ayukawa.
Honda’s three new offerings:
Honda unveiled the second-generation Amaze, the fifth-generation CR-V and the 10th-generation Civic — all set to be launched in FY 18-19. Honda said it was committed to the Indian market and announced that it would launch six models in the coming three years.
KIA enters India
KIA announced its entry into the Indian market by introducing its global models and unveiling the SP Concept.
Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai’s Elite i20, launched on Wednesday will come with three-year/100000km warranty and three-year roadside assistance. The prices for the petrol variant start at Rs 5.35 lakh and the diesel variant at Rs 6.73 lakh.