- The event will be open to the general public from January 14 to 18.
- All major brands presented their latest cars and advanced technologies at the event.
- Electric cars and SUVs were the main highlights of the Auto Expo.
Electric vehicles took center stage at the
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Maruti Suzuki presented its concept vehicle eVX, which is expected to hit the Indian market in 2025. Kia Motors showed its concept UV EV9 and KA4; the company also plans to invest ₹2,000 crore in research and development on Indian EVs.
In line with the trend towards electric cars and sustainable mobility, Tata Motors presented more than 20 products in its commercial and passenger car portfolio. The main highlights of the company’s showcase were the Sierra electric SUV and the EV version of the Harrier SUV. Speaking at the launch, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said, “We believe the transition to electric mobility in India will be much faster than we imagine.” Furthermore, he added, Tata Motors has several products in its range to meet changing customer needs.
https://cafe-madrid.com/ India brings you the highlights of the Auto Expo 2023.
Electric cars and SUVs
Dubbed eVX, Maruti Suzuki’s electric SUV concept with a range of 550 km on display at the event. The SUV is equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack and is due to hit the Indian market by 2025.
Maruti presented the Jimny off-road SUV with a 4×4 all-terrain module and a robust design. We expect Maruti Suzuki to launch Jimny in India by April this year, with a starting price of ₹10 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will hear against Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Fronx SUV based on the company’s popular hatchback Baleno.
JBM Auto, the manufacturer of buses and coaches, launched its first self-designed and self-manufactured electric luxury coach ‘Galaxy’ during the event. The company also presented its new range of e-buses, including staff, city and school buses.
Hyundai has launched the Ioniq 5 EV at a starting price of ₹44.95 lakh. The all-electric SUV has a claimed range of 631 km and fast charging with a 350kW DC charger to go from 0 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes. The Ioniq 5 EV was announced in India last month and could be booked for ₹1 lakh token.
Kia Motors presented the EV9 concept at the Auto Expo 2023. The car is expected to go into production in the second half of 2023. The car will have a range of 482 km and will be supplied with solar panels. Together with the Kia EV9, the car manufacturer presented its purpose-built emergency vehicles.
The Chinese car manufacturer BYD presented Seal, a luxury sedan with a range of 700 km on a single charge. The electric sedan is expected to hit the Indian market in the fourth quarter of the year. BYD also introduced new color options for its Atto 3.
Lexus India made its debut with the RX 350h SUV. The car will be available in a hybrid model with a 2.4-liter petrol engine and a battery. Lexus has announced that it will be accepting bookings for the new RX from January 11, with pricing to be announced by the end of the quarter. Deliveries, meanwhile, will begin in the second quarter of 2023.
Tata Motors presented the Harrier EV concept, which looked pretty close to being ready for the road. Besides the Harrier EV, Tata’s second surprise was the Sierra EV concept. The Tata Avinya was also showcased at Auto Expo 2023. The company also showcased the Curvy ICE concept.
In addition to these two, Tata also showed the Punch CNG and Altroz CNG.
Japanese automaker Toyota presented its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X, at the Auto Expo 2023. The car offers a range of 559 km on a single charge and is expected to hit Indian roads this year.
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