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Auto Expo 2018: Mahindra unveils first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

Auto Expo 2018: Mahindra unveils first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

It seems the electric vehicle segment in India is buzzing.

ETAuto reported that Honda Cars India (HCIL) unveiled the Next Generation Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018 in presence of Takahiro Hachigo, president & representative director, Honda Motor Co. The company also introduced two new vehicular architecture platforms for passenger vehicles. Overall, about a dozen automakers have been targeting the EV space in the quest to fulfill India's goal to switch to electric cars by 2030. Also on display at the Auto Expo 2018 were the much awaited Honda Sports EV Concept, Honda NeuV, Clarity Fuel Cell (Honda's most advanced zero emission vehicle).

"We are making a serious commitment towards innovation, future of mobility and our commitment to electric vehicles is total".

The 2018 Auto Expo the Motor Show kicked off with Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar among others in attendance.

Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the electric three wheeler vehicle, which offers central locking and Global Positioning System, boasts a mileage of 80 km while running at speeds of up to 30 km per hour. The homegrown auto major also registered a whopping 55% growth in its passenger vehicle sales in January 2018, and 38% growth in commercial vehicles in the same period.

Ayush Lohia, CEO of Lohia Auto, told ET, "After a significant success in keeping the electric vehicle moment alive, we are now geared up to take the brand to the next pedestal by adding more value to the products in terms of speed, power and reach".




Post an official launch for the public, the Tiago EV would compete with the Mahindra e2O Plus and the Tigor EV would lock horns with the Mahindra e-Verito.

Maruti Suzuki made the global unveiling of its concept compact auto with SUV-like features named ConceptFutureS. Called the H5X, the radical concept previews a new SUV that is set to join Tata Motors' line-up this year. SIAM's Styling & Design Group, has been promoting capacity building in the area of styling & design of vehicles and has been striving to develop capabilities in India. Both these models are also scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19.

Ashok Leyland unveiled Circuit-S, an electric bus powered by a swappable smart battery.

JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles Ltd, a joint venture between India's JBM Auto and Europe's Solaris Bus & Coach SA, introduced its electric bus series "Eco-Life" which will hit the Indian market in the second half of the year.

Maruti Suzuki is also building a plant to manufacture lithium ion batteries along with Japanese electronics firm Toshiba and auto parts manufacturer Denso.

Suzuki Motorcycle India unveiled its new flagship scooter, Burgman Street, a 125 cc advanced luxury scooter and also announced the new apex predator GSX-S 750 for the Indian market.


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