The 2020 Auto Expo will kick-off in less than a month. It is India’s biggest automobile exhibition show and almost all the manufacturers present in India participate in the show. In fact, many international manufacturers who are planning to enter the Indian market will also show their key products at the Expo. After giving you a glimpse of the cars that will be launched in the Auto Expo from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Renault and Kia, we bring you the rest of the manufacturers who will showcase their products at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Tata Gravitas will be the seven-seater version of the Harrier that will be launched in the Indian market. The Gravitas will look almost like the Harrier and will offer a similar feature list too. The Gravitas will be powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Harrier but it will get the 170 PS and 350 Nm of torque. The Gravitas will also offer an automatic transmission.
Tata Hornbill (H2X)
Tata Hornbill will be launched in the Indian market later this year. Also known as the H2X, Tata revealed the concept version of the car at the Geneva Motor Show. Tata will now showcase a close to the production version of the Hornbill at the Expo. It will be Tata’s entry-level SUV and will be based on the ALFA platform that also underpins the Tata Altroz. It will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and will get a manual as well as an automatic transmission.
Tata Altroz EV
The Altroz EV was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show where it wowed the onlookers. The advanced EV from Tata will share its platform and design language with the regular Altroz hatchback but it will be powered by a Permanent Magnet AC Motor that will come with a single-speed gearbox. The battery on the Altroz EV can be charged up to 80% in just 60 minutes and the car will have an estimated range of about 250-300 km. Expect the launching to be done somewhere in 2020, probably during the third quarter.
Tata Nexon Facelift
The manufacturer will showcase the Nexon facelift at the 2020 Auto Expo that will carry similar design changes as the Nexon EV. The Nexon facelift looks much mature and offers a grown-up look. The vehicle gets a new face with a new grille and bumper. Also, the overall exterior look has been tweaked. The engine options of the upcoming Nexon EV will remain similar to the current version of the car.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra will showcase the upcoming XUV300 at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will take on the likes of Nexon EV in the Indian market and will be launched by early 2021. The XUV300 EV is likely to offer a range of around 300 km on a single charge.
After getting to see numerous test mules of Mahindra Thar testing on the roads, we will get to see the production version of the upcoming vehicle at the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new Mahindra Thar will be available in different versions including soft-top and hard-top variants. It will also get a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will produce around 170 PS of power.
The XUV500 has been going on for long without a major update and the same is set to happen in 2020. Spyshots of the new XUV500 have already surfaced and they show that the SUV has a similar silhouette. In terms of body dimensions, the new XUV500 will be larger in size and will get an updated front end design apart from cabin upgrades. It will share the new 2.0-litre diesel engine with the Thar.
The Scorpio has been one of the main products in Mahindra’s model lineup for nearly two decades now. It will get a generation update next year, something that was long due. The spy shots of the new Scorpio hint towards a more muscular design and the SUV will be larger in size too. The new-gen Scorpio will be underpinned by a new platform that will also be used on the new Thar. The exterior design will be on the lines of the current design but with enough changed to make it feel fresh. The cabin of the new generation Scorpio is likely to feature large touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control and parking cameras among others.
MG Hector Plus
MG will showcase the 6-seater version of the Hector, which will get the Hector Plus moniker. The all-new SUV will get pilot seats in the middle row and an additional bench seat in the last row. The car will get powered by the same engine options and will get the same features too
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.
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.
This will be the first SUV to be launched by the German automobile giant in the Indian market next year. The compact SUV will take on the segment that presently comprises of vehicles like Jeep Compass, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500. Volkswagen will position the T-Roc at a premium in the Indian market and the entry-level vehicle will cost around Rs 18-20 lakhs. The vehicle will get powered by the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and there will not be any diesel engine option for the vehicle.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will be launched later in 2020 and it will be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market. The cost-effective platform will also underpin a slew of cars from the Volkswagen Group in the future. The India-spec T-Cross will be longer in length than the international versions and will take on the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur in the Indian market. Even this SUV will get powered by the similar 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will produce around 130 Bhp. A lower-powered 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is also expected that will generate around 115 Bhp of maximum power.
Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace
Volkswagen will launch the long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan SUV in the Indian market that will offer seven-seats. The vehicle will get an extra row of seat, which will make it similar to the Skoda Kodiaq. The Tiguan AllSpace will utilise the similar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that powers the regular Tiguan in the Indian market. However, it will be BS6 compliant. The feature list is expected to be similar to the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz
Volkswagen will showcase the electric SUV I.D. Crozz at the 2020 Auto Expo. The vehicle will be showcased as the manufacturer’s strength in the electric vehicle department. It is based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform and it will get two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles respectively. VW claims that the I.D. Crozz will offer a range of around 500 km on a single charge.