Auto Expo, the biggest automobile exhibition in India will start tomorrow. Even though many reputed manufacturers are not participating in the Auto Expo, there will be launches and unveilings by the automobile giants from India and around the world. Here is a list of cars that will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo in India on the first day.
Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e
Maruti Suzuki will showcase their prowess in the electric vehicle segment with the unveiling of a concept product on the first day of the Auto Expo. It will be an all-electric SUV, which will take production form in a few years. Maruti Suzuki is yet to reveal details about the all-new concept model at the moment.
Renault will showcase the much-awaited HBC sub-4m compact SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo as their first product. The all-new concept vehicle will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and the likes. It will be based on the CMF-A platform, which also underpins the Renault Triber. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and will get an AMT automatic transmission as an option.
Renault Triber AMT
Renault launched the all-new Triber MPV in the Indian market last year. However, the car feels underpowered with the 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Renault will bring in the new version of the Triber, which will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and an AMT automatic transmission.
The much-awaited entry-level micro-SUV will be revealed in its close-to-production guise at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will be officially showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and the launch is expected to happen by the end of this year or early 2021. The Hornbill will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Renault Kwid in the Indian market and will be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine.
The Tata Gravitas is the seven-seater version of the Harrier and it will be showcased in production form at the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new SUV gets a few styling changes when compared to the Tata Harrier but it will remain powered by the same 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine that produces a maximum of 170 PS. It will be available with an automatic 6-speed transmission too.
Tata has already announced that they have started accepting the bookings for the new Harrier but they are yet to showcase the vehicle in real life. Tata has revealed that the new Harrier will get a slew of new features like R17 alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, electrically powered driver seat, new colours and auto-dimming IRVM. Tata has also increased the power from 140 PS to 170 PS using the same 2.0-litre engine. It also now gets a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai will reveal the facelifted version of the Tucson in the Indian market on the first day of Auto Expo. It will continue to get the 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine. The Tucson will get major cosmetic changes with LED headlamps, a newly designed dashboard with a floating-type infotainment system.
MG Hector Plus
MG Motor India will reveal the six-seater version of the Hector in the Indian market at the Auto Expo. The more premium version will get captain seats in the middle row and an additional third-row too. The car will be powered the same petrol and diesel engine options that power the MG Hector and will get a similar feature list.
MG Maxus D90
MG Motors has received an extremely good response for their first vehicle, the Hector in the market. Now the brand will launch the all-new electric vehicle, the MG ZS EV. The brand will also launch the Toyota Fortuner rivalling Maxus D90 in the market. Reportedly, it will be a rebadged version of the Baojun RS3 SUV available in many international markets. The Maxus D90 will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner in the Indian market and will also get the 4×4 system. It will get only a diesel engine option.
Recently, MG MPV was spotted India, which will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The vehicle will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and will be launched later this year in the Indian market. The MG’s all-new MPV will be available in different seating configurations in the market and will offer a long list of features. MG may bring in a new engine to power the vehicle. It will be positioned between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta in the Indian market.
MG HS SUV
MG has officially released the teaser of the HS SUV that will be positioned above the Hector in the Indian market. It will directly rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass in the Indian market. It is expected to get powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine option. MG may also launch the 4X4 version of the car.
MG Marvel X
MG is under the SAIC umbrella, which is one of the biggest Chinese automobile conglomerates. The manufacturer will showcase the car from a sister brand, Roewe and the vehicle has already landed in India. The all-new Marvel X EV will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and if it successfully grabs the attention, the car may even get launched in the Indian market. It will be a premium electric SUV and will be one of the most expensive vehicles from the brand.
Kia will launch the all-new Carnival at the 2020 Auto Expo. Their second vehicle in the Indian market, the Carnival is a premium MPV. The all-new vehicle is premium MPV and will get a price tag of around Rs 27-30 lakhs. It will come powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine option.
The all-new Funster concept will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will be based on the same platform as the upcoming XUV500. The Funster will get a futuristic design and will be an all-electric vehicle with a fast charging feature.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra will also showcase the electrified version of the XUV300 at the Auto Expo 2020. The all-new electric car will get a 40 kWh battery pack and it will be extremely quick. There will be two versions of the XUV300 EV available at the time of its launch. The car will be launched in 2021.
The Haval H6 will be positioned against the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass in the Indian market. The all-new SUV will get a lot of features including cruise control, panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen instrument and more. It also gets features like all-LED exterior lighting and looks quite premium.
Haval, a part of the Great Wall Motors in China will launch their brands in India in the coming months. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. It gets powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 PS and peak torque of 210 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission as an option.
Volkswagen will officially showcase the all-new Taigun at 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new car will compete with the likes of Kia Seltos in the Indian market and will be the first car from the manufacturer on the MQB-A0-IN platform. It will get powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will develop around 117 PS of maximum power. The car will be launched next year.
Skoda Vision IN
Skoda showcased the all-new Vision IN concept, which will be displayed at the Auto Expo. The all-new car will take on the next-generation Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. It will get many segment-leading features and will get powered by the same 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The car will get a manual transmission and 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Skoda Octavia 245 RS
The Skoda Octavia vRS has a huge fan following in India. Last time the car came to the India market, it got sold out before many enthusiasts could buy the car. Skoda has announced that they will launch the car again in the Indian market and this time only 200 units will be launched in the market. The new version of the Octavia vRS will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will be a CBU version and the price is expected to be around Rs 35 lakhs. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum of 245 PS and peak torque of 370 Nm. It gets a 7-speed DSG transmission. The new Octavia vRS can do 0-100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds!
Skoda will launch the facelifted version of the Superb in the Indian market in May 2020 as confirmed by Zac Hollis. The new car gets sharper front-end with a few more cosmetic changes on the exterior. The cabin will also get an update. The facelifted version of the Skoda Superb will get powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that will develop around 230 PS of maximum power. The diesel variants of the Skoda Superb will not be available with the facelifted version.