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Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018

11 February, 2018, 05:14 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018

Most of these vehicles will be working models that are two or three years away from making their way on to the road, unlike in other auto shows where electric vehicles are seen largely in concept forms.

The mobility solutions include the UDO, a stylish two-seater electric pod concept; the ATOM, an urban mobility solution; the Treo, a lithium-ion battery powered electric three-wheeler; the e2o NXT, a refreshed version of the e2oPlus hatchback; the eKUV100, India's first electric mini SUV; and the e-Cosmo, the company's new electric bus. Thereafter the media contingent moved with clock-work precision and moved onto Honda Cars India.

The country's largest two- wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp unveiled 200cc adventure motorcycle, XPulse and two new 125cc scooters, which will hit the markets later this year.

Tata Motors' platform was built around the theme of "Smart Mobility, Smart Cities" and they showcased an electric version of its compact sedan Tigor, which is a fully electric bus.

It also showcased the concept of TUV Stinger, a convertible SUV. On Wednesday, 22 exhibitors unveiled over 65 products and launched 14 new offerings. "Economic conditions in India have improved and customers want cars that offer value for money", Kookhyun Shim, managing director of Kia Motors India, told Reuters on the sidelines of the country's biennial auto show in Greater Noida near the capital, New Delhi. The company also showcased technological advancement in electric and hybrid technology with global technological marvel Ioniq.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor unveiled its Yaris sedan which will mark its entry into the mid-sized premium vehicle segment in the country in April.


Speaking at the event, Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran said Tata Motors is committed to the future of mobility, specially the governments vision in the electric vehicles space.

Mahindra & Mahindra is the only company in India now selling electric cars directly to consumers, but Goenka expect others will join the party soon.

SML Isuzu introduced a new range of trucks based on the Isuzu design philosophy named as Global Series.

Suzuki Motorcycle India unveiled a 125 cc scooter "Burgman Street" along with the introduction of the GSX-S 750 bike at the Expo. With the XPulse, the company is strengthening its presence on the higher engine capacity motorcycle segment. Both these models are also scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19.

Honda has confirmed the launch of X-Blade in March 2018 and price will be revealed then.

While King Khan launched Hyundai's "Swachh Can", John Abraham was present at the launch of Yamaha's YZF-R3.

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