Auto Expo 2018 Day 1 Highlights: EVs and Eco-friendly Tech unveils

Auto Expo India 2018 strikes eco-friendly vehicles’ future in India. E-vehicles, Hybrids and eco-friendly machinery took midway stage here at the opening day of enduring for 2 years Auto Expo, with Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors alongside new aspirant Kia Motors. On day 1, Auto Expo endorsed 65 revealings and 14 launches, in addition to Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S, Hyundai’s Elite i20, Honda’s New-Gen Amaze, Mercedes Maybach S650, Honda’s Two-wheeler Activa 5G, Hero Moto Corp 2wheelers Hero Xpulse 200 with Maestro Edge 125 and Duet 125, Yamaha R15 3.0 and Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX Sports Tourer and Kawasaki Vulcan S.

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Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai Elite i20

Starting Price of Hyundai’s new Elite i20 is Rs 5.34 Lakhs which will go upto Rs 7.90 Lakhs in Petrol variant. For Diesel Variant Price is Rs 6.73 Lakhs to Rs 9.15 Lakhs. For Hyundai India it is significant achievement with over 7.5 Million Car Sales in Just 19 years.

The Auto Expo this year is a defining moment in the development of Indian automotive industry… It is a curtain raiser for electric vehicles…,” said Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka at Auto Expo. Mahindra advertised 6 new electric approach vehicles and replicas at the expo.

World’s 8th largest Automaker, KIA, announces Operational Automobile Plant in Andhra Pradesh by 2019 and its CEO addressed that there will be 16 electrified vehicles globally by 2025. KIA SP Concept SUV will officially launch in 2019.

Commercial manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, inaugurated its first Electric Bus named Circuit-S with a seating capacity of approx 35 and intent to utilize opportunities in smart solutions for public transport. “This idea has the power to change the way our public transport system works. Circuit-S would cost lesser and require minimal maintenance,” said Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari.

Yamaha R15 3.0 launched in 2 colour variants with bundled new features Such as 155cc  liquid-cooled SOHC 4-valve fuel-injected engine with high performance Variable Valve Actuation, LED Headlight and Taillight, USB charger option, Loaded LCD meter console, Tachometer, VVA Indicator, Shift timing Indicator, Odometer, etc.

Yamaha R15 3.0
Yamaha R15 3.0

Honda Activa 5G  launched with LED Headlamps and draws new Golden Yellow colour and semi-digital instrument cluster and much more. Hero Xpulse 200 unveiled with 200cc engine, 190 mm suspension travel, 170 mm rear travel, adaptable 18-inch rear Tyre, Spoke wheels, Swing fork part of rear suspension made of high tensile steel, 220 mm ground clearance, Skid plate for the Engine, 825 mm seat height Full LED headlamp and can also connect to smartphone for GPS Navigation. Both Hero Duet 125 and Maestro Edge 125 are mechanized with anew i3S 125 cc engine that makes 8.5 bhp and 10 Nm of torque and also gets idle start-stop tech. New H shaped taillight is the Visual addition in Hero Duet while Maestro Edge includes LED taillight, analog-digital console, Mobile charging, telescopic forks, alloy wheels.

Hero Xpulse 200
Hero Xpulse 200

Kawasaki India unveils two new bikes at Expo namely Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and Vulcan S. Kawasaki has launched the new Ninja H2 SX sports tourer for Rs. 26.80 lakh as ex-showroom price. Kawasaki Vulcan S has 649cc engine with superior features advances that of Z 650 naked street bike and the Versys 650 adventure tourer. The bike has manifest to deliver smooth and sensible performance. The motor is fuel injected motor churns out a maximum of 60 bhp and develops a peak torque of 63 Nm, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Ther Vulcan S stands apart, with its Parallel Twin engine, unique frame and suspension layout, and has a very non-traditional look.

That’s all from the Auto Expo 2018 Day 1. Stay tuned with us for more updates.



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