After a three-year hiatus, Auto Expo is back, bringing with it a range of new vehicles from many automakers to the country. The first day of the event was packed with news and reveals and if you want to take a look at what happened on the first day of Auto Expo 2023, read on.
Tata Harrier EV Concept
Tata Motors surprised many enthusiasts after unveiling the Harrier EV Concept on the first day of Auto Expo 2023.
The Harrier EV shown in near-complete form and expected to launch in 2024. Tata said the Harrier EV will have a two-motor layout and all-wheel drive, but more details are yet to be released.
Tata Sierra EV Concept
The largest domestic one Electric car maker Tata Motors has also unveiled the Sierra EV concept, which is expected to go on sale in 2025. The Sierra EV has five doors, unlike the concept that was on display at Auto Expo 2020, and appeared close to production.
Tata Curvy SUV coupe
Another highlight of the Tata pavilion was the almost production-ready Curvy coupe SUV concept.
Unlike the EV engine previously unveiled in the Curve concept, the Curvy coupe SUV is due out next year and is expected to feature a supercharged petrol engine. It will compete with Creta, Seltos, Grand Vitara and urban cruiser Hyryder. exhibited at the Tata booth. Although the details have not yet been verified, it is safe to assume that both cars will be powered by the same 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine used in the Tiago and Tigor CNG versions.
Tata Altroz Racer
To compete with the new Hyundai i20 N-Line, Tata’s Altroz Racer became high-end – Sedan presented at the first car on the day of Expo 2023 with a Tata booth with contrasting black and red accents. A 120 hp Nexon 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission power the Altroz Racer.
The Maruti Suzuki Kicked off at Auto Expo 2023 with the unveiling of the eVX brand’s first all-electric mid-size SUV. The 4.3 m long eVX concept, based on the unique EV architecture, was developed in cooperation with Toyota and features a 60 kWh battery and a range of more than 550 km.
Maruti Suzuki has also pulled the blades from the CNG iteration of its hugely popular Brezza compact SUV. The 1.5-liter DualJet K15C engine that powers the Ertiga CNG is also expected to power the Brezza CNG. The SUV is expected to offer the option of an automatic transmission in addition to the manual transmission, making it the first CNG-powered vehicle in India.
South Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled the much-anticipatedIoniq 5 EV, offering the first 500 buyers a vehicle with a starting price of Rs 44.95 lakh (ex show). It has a 217 hp electric motor, a 72.6 kWh battery and an ARAI-certified range of 631 kilometres.
The vehicle was also on the circuit of the electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 at the AutoExpo. Based on the company’s E-GMP skateboard deck, it has a drag coefficient of just 0.21 and a curved, aerodynamic design.
The Ioniq 6 is available in twin and single engine configurations, with a choice of two battery sizes – the smaller at 53 kWh and the larger at 77 kWh.
EV9 EV Concept SUV
The EV9 concept SUV, the flagship of South Korean automaker Kia, was unveiled at Auto Expo 2023. The all-electric SUV, which is to go into production worldwide by the end of 2023, was presented at an exhibition in the run-up to the new carnival. The EV9 concept will feature the with a 77.4kWh battery, but range and actual performance figures are yet to be officially released by Kia.
KA4 (Fourth Generation Carnival)
Kia also launched the all-new KA4 minivan, popularly known as the Carnival. This fourth-generation luxury MPV has an all-new exterior with an SUV look, dual 12.3-inch screens and interior, ADAS technology and a host of other features. It is likely to be powered by the same 2.2-litre, 201 hp diesel engine that was used in the previous model.
The company also presented the ambulance concept at Auto Expo. The interior of the car has been completely renewed with the elements necessary for an ambulance.
Carens police car
In addition to the Carens ambulance, the company also introduced a detective version, the Carens one. The car on the outside featured police graphics. The police car also had sirens on the roof.
Hector, Hector Plus
One of the busiest stands at Auto Expo 2023 was that of British car manufacturer MG Motor , where the automaker introduced the facelift SUVs Hector and Hector Plus. The company present at the event began announcing the vehicle prices. The all new Hector will be available from Rs. 14.73 lakh and will rise to Rs.20.80 lakh (old stay). Both SUVs feature a complete redesign, brand new interior and ADAS technologies.
The electric sedan MG 4
MG also presented the all-electric sedan MG 4 at its stand. The MG 4, which is available on international markets, is equipped with two batteries, a smaller one with 51 kWh and a larger one with 64 kWh, both with single engine and rear-wheel drive. It builds on the modular and scalable architecture of the parent company SAIC. In the WLTP cycle, MG states a range of up to 350 km with the smaller battery and 452, km with the larger one.
MG 5 Electric Station Wagon
In addition to the MG 4 electric sedan, the company also presented the MG 5 electric station wagon at its stand.
The Combi on international markets will be equipped by MG with a front electric motor with 156 hp and 256 Nm of torque and a 61.1 kWh battery for a range of 402 km.
eMG6-Plug- in as a sedan hybrid
At the Auto Expo 2023, the British car brand also presented a plug-in hybrid sedan. The 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is paired with an electric motor to combine to produce 305 hp and 480 Nm of maximum torque for the car worldwide.
MG eHS Plug-in Hybrid SUV
The MG eHS Plug-in Hybrid SUV was another model on display at the MG stand would. The EHS has a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 160 hp and 250 Nm of torque. That engine is paired with a 120hp electric motor for a combined power output of 254hp.
MG Marvel R SUV
The all-electric Marvel R SUV is something also represented at the stand of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
There are two engine options, a rear-wheel-drive, two-motor system that produces 178 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and a three-motor system that boosts power to 285 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. In European countries it is marketed as Roewe Marvel-R.
Mifa 9 Electric MPV
Finally, MG also presented the Mifa 9 all-electric minivan. Mifa 9, it’s bigger than that Kia Carnival and sold as Maxus in other countries has a combined WLTP certified driving range of-440 km, a 245 hp electric motor and a 90 kWh battery.
BYD India p>Sedan Electric SedanChinese electric vehicle manufacturer Build Your Dreams also displayed its latest offering, the electric sedan Seal.
The vehicle will go on sale in India in Q4 2023. Globally, it competes with vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. The Seal offers a choice of single-engine and twin-engine powertrains, as well as two batteries: a 61.4 kWh unit with a claimed range of 550 km and an 82.5 kWh unit (claimed range of 700km). miles).
BZ4X electric SUV
The BZ4X, Toyota’s first battery electric SUV, was also on display at the Expo 2023 Estero booth is available in two versions: single-engine front-wheel drive and twin-engine all-wheel drive. Its 71.4 kWh battery offers a WLTP range of around 450 km.
Land Cruiser LC300
Even the company’s most expensive offering, the large Land Cruiser LC300, was on display at Auto Expo 2023. This monstrous SUV is powered by a 3.3 liter engine. liter V6 turbo diesel and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Hilux Off-Road Concept
The company also displayed a fully custom-built Hilux pickup truck engine. The SUV was equipped with all the necessary off-road equipment and presented on the absolutely uniquescreen.
It will not be sold in the country where it was exhibited as a concept.
The luxury arm of Toyota Die Motor Corporation Lexus also unveiled their LM 300h at Auto Expo 2023, which is essentially the Lexus version of the Toyota Vellfire before it goes on sale later this year. The LM 300h has a richer interior compared to the Vellfire and Lexus-specific design features such as a tapered grille. It features a hybrid powertrain with two electric motors, one for each axle of the , and a 1.5-litre, 2-litre engine.5.0 liter Atkinson petrol engine with 150 hp.
The new SUV RX was also on display at the Lexus stand. The RX will be sold in two versions – RX 350h Luxury and RX 500h F Sport Performance – in India until the end of March 2023. Hybrid SUV to compete with Mercedes-Benz GLE now taking reservations.
Lexus LF-30, LF-Z electric concepts
On the stand during the Auto Lexus also unveiled two concept cars at Expo 2023, the electricLF-30 and the LF-Z.
The electrified LF-30 and electrified LF-Z both have all-wheel drive systems, but the former has a two-engine configuration and the latter has a four-engine configuration.