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Auto Expo Day 2 highlights: 14th edition of show inaugurated; New Maruti Suzuki Swift launched

The 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018 was inaugurated at Greater Noida’s India Expo Mart on Thursday. The highlight of the second day was the launch of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift.

AutoExpo2018 Updated: Feb 08, 2018 16:19 IST
Nisheeth Upadhyay
Nisheeth Upadhyay
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
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Sonakshi Sinha posing for photographers in front of a DC car. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo )

The 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018 was inaugurated by Minister of heavy industries and public enterprises Anant S Geete at Greater Noida’s India Expo Mart on Thursday. The Auto Expo 2018, which will be open till 14 February, kicked off with the showcasing of Maruti Suzuki’s Concept Future S, Honda’s new Amaze and Hyundai’s Elite i20 on Wednesday. On Thursday, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift headlined the event.

More than two dozen vehicle launches and about 100 unveilings began in Greater Noida on Wednesday, with a special focus on electric vehicles.

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Tata’s new hatchback, the second-gen Honda Amaze and a facelift of the Hyundai i20 have already been showcased on the first day of the press preview at the event that opens to the public on February 9.

Highlights of Day 2 of the Auto Expo 2018 are here:

2:45pm: Minister of heavy industries and public enterprises Anant Geete is at the inaugural ceremony of Auto Expo 2018.

2:30pm: Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha is at the DC stall.

2:30pm:

1:20pm: The new Maruti Suzuki Swift features the Auto Gear Shift technology, LED projector headlamps and daytime running lights.

1:15pm: Maruti Suzuki is already accepting bookings for the new Swift. The car comes in four variants — LXI/LDI, VXI/VDI, ZXI/ZDI, and ZXI+/ZDI+.

12:34pm: Here is the complete price list of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift. Petrol: LXi-Rs 4.99 lakhs, VXi-Rs 5.87 lakhs, ZXi-Rs 6.49 lakhs, ZXi-Rs 7.29 lakhs; Diesel Manual: LDi-Rs 5.99 lakhs, VDi-Rs 6.87 lakhs, ZDi-Rs 7.49 lakhs, ZDi-Rs 8.29 lakhs; Diesel Automatic (AGS): VDi-Rs 7.34 lakhs, ZDi-Rs 7.96 lakhs.

12:31pm: The redesigned model is priced at Rs 4.99 lakh onwards.

12:29pm: Maruti Suzuki launches the new Swift at the Auto Expo 2018. The redesigned model will be available in six colours.

12:05pm: There is lot of buzz at the Maruti Suzuki pavilion at the Auto Expo 2018 just ahead of the launch of the new Swift. The car is coming out with a new design.

11:45am: Childhood memories, anyone? Models displayed at the Hot Wheels booth at the AutoExpo2018.

11:35 am: Emflux Motors, a Bengaluru-based startup, unveils its electric superbike Emflux One at the AutoExpo2018

11:30am: Cleveland Cyclewerks has unveiled four motorbikes on Day 2 of the AutoExpo2018 events. The bikes will be priced between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Swift event shortly.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 09:55 IST