This is most probably the most prestigious motor exhibition inside India, and there is tremendous excitement around this event. It is organized every two years, and in the last expo in 2012, approximately 90 lakh people visited the stalls wherein 1500 participants from 23 countries participated. 50 new cars were launched and Ferrari and Peugeot showcased their lineup for the first time in India. Out of 50, 10 were global launches.
Below are the cars to watch out for during this year’s auto-expo:
– Audi A3
Audi A1 is the premium hatch which is sold globally; but for Indian and Asia-Pacific region, Audi will unleash A3 series which can be classified as compact premium sedan. It will give enough competition to Benz A class and BMW 1-series.
Expected price: Rs 20,00,000
– Mercedes-Benz CLA
After unveiling A class and B class series, the German car-maker Mercedes-Benz is all set to introduce CLA series in India. This compact sedan’s design and functionality is closely based on Concept Style Coupe which Benz introduced last year.
Expected price: Rs 20,00,000-40,00,000
– BMW 3 Series GT
BMW has changed its business model recently, as it is establishing local manufacturing facilities to keep the prices down. The all new BMW 3 Series GT will be the 7th such product launched from their Chennai manufacturing unit. Expected Price: Rs 20,00,000 (approximately)
-Jaguar F Type Coupe
This beast from Jaguar has been described as most dynamically capable, performance based sports car the company has ever manufactured. F-Type Coupe was launched at the LA Motor Show.
Expected Price: Rs 1.38 – Rs 1.62 crore
-2014 Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover will showcase its new 2014 Range Rover Evoque which will be equipped with a new range of comfort, power and safety add-ons.
Expected Price: Rs 51,00,000
– Honda Mobilio & Honda Jazz
Honda will reveal two of its most anticipated futuristic car: MPV Mobilio and premkium hatchback Jazz series, which would be offered in both petrol and diesel versions. Jazz is expected to fit in somewhere between Amaze and Brio and is expected to give tough fight to Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Swift.
– Jeep Wrangler & Cherokee
Fiat is all set to revamp its Jeep brand with the introduction of two new models: Wrangler & Cherokee. Both of them have been sighted in Pune while test-runs and the performance of both of these cars are simply awesome.