Kathmandu: Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2023, made a resilient start today at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, manifesting a future ready perspective. The theme of this edition of the show is – ‘Explore the World of Mobility’, which resonates with the industry’s vision and message of technology & capability–for a safer, cleaner, connected, greener and shared mobility for tomorrow.
On the first media day at the Auto Expo 2023, the vehicle exhibitors in total launched and unveiled over 59 products, including both global & India premier.
The highlights were, Maruti Suzuki India debuted the Concept Electric SUV eVX at the 2023 Auto Expo. Suzuki Motor Corporation designed and developed the Concept eVX, which is constructed on an all-electric platform that will serve as the foundation for a range of future EVs. The concept electric SUV eVX ‘Emotional Versatile Cruiser’ boasts a futuristic design with a longer wheelbase and shorter overhang to communicate design agility and durability, as well as unrivalled passenger room and comfort.
MG Motors revealed the price of the Next-Gen Hector at the Auto Expo 2023. The upgraded Next-Gen Hector starting price at ₹14.72 lakh. The Next-Gen Hector is loaded with exciting innovations and 11 Autonomous Level 2 (ADAS) features that provide hassle-free driving comfort while also improving safety. The Next-Gen Hector provides a unique driving and user experience with its all-new stunning bold appearance, advanced safety features, and exquisite design components.
Greaves Cotton showcased its EV might with six new electric two and three wheelers, and also unveiled Ampere Primus, a new high-speed e-scooter, and is currently available for booking across India. introduced a feature-rich, manufactured in India series of six electric 2&3 wheelers inspired by Arctic Terns for last mile passenger and cargo transportation across consumer categories.
JBM Auto launched the JBM GALAXY, India’s first indigenously developed and constructed 100% electric luxury coach. Aside from that, JBM displayed its new line of e-buses, which included the City Bus, Staff Bus, and School Bus.
At the Auto Expo 2023, Ashok Leyland, the country’s top commercial vehicle manufacturer, displayed seven advanced mobility solutions. Battery Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicle, Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicle, Intercity CNG Bus, a mini passenger bus were amongst the products on exhibit. A pioneer in presenting cutting-edge technology and displaying a futuristic car range powered by different electric and hydrogen alternatives, Ashok Leyland displayed its extensive line of sustainable mobility solutions. SWITCH MOBILITY, the next-generation carbon-neutral electric bus and light commercial vehicle manufacturer, showcased the all-new IeV series at Auto Expo 2023 as part of the integrated display with Ashok Leyland.
VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motor Joint Venture) displayed a range of future-ready mobility solutions at the Auto Expo 2023. The Eicher brand makes its debut with India’s longest 13.5m electric intercity coach and the Eicher Pro 2049 electric 4.9 T GVW truck. Furthermore, an LNG powertrain for long-haul transportation (Eicher Pro 8055 LNG/CNG Truck and Volvo FM LNG 420 4X2 Tractor) was also shown. Volvo and Eicher showcased smart sustainability by showing Hydrogen ICE and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies, aligning further with the Indian Government’s goal of efficient logistics and a decarbonized auto sector. Furthermore, the Volvo Buses also presented its state-of-art 15m Volvo 9600 Luxury Coach.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. unveiled The All-Electric SUV – IONIQ 5 on the first day of Auto Expo 2023, wherein Shah Rukh Khan came to unveil the Hyundai IONIQ 5. The IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first model to be offered on dedicated BEV Platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) and will enable a confident, convenient, and cutting-edge driving experience with 21 Hyundai SmartSense features (Level 2 ADAS).
At the 16th edition of the Auto Expo 2023, KIA India introduced its All-Electric SUV Concept, the Kia Concept EV9, emphasizing its ambition of becoming a provider of sustainable mobility solutions. Shaping an inventive future, the brand exhibited the Kia KA4, a luxury RV with exquisite design, world-class safety, innovation, and enhanced driving dynamics capabilities. The company also announced an INR 2,000 crore investment in India for EV-related R&D, production, and infrastructure development.
BYD, world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, unveiled its luxury electric Sedan BYD Seal ahead of its launch in India in Q4 2023. The limited edition of BYD ATTO 3 Launches its limited edition available in Forest Green Color. The Indian-specific theme displayed at the show – technological Innovations for a better life.
Cummins Group India made a debut with the Commercial Vehicle Industry’s first fuel-agnostic platform and its diverse range of Hydrogen Technologies power solutions.
Lexus India also unveiled the all-new 5th generation RX during its first ever participation at India’s largest automobile exhibition, the Auto Expo 2023.
Atul Greentech Private Ltd. announced its foray into the electric space with the unveiling of two electric – three Wheelers, Atul Mobili & Atul Energie at the Auto Expo 2023.
Also, Matters, an innovation-led tech start-up, at Auto Expo 2023 showcased next-generation EVs and concepts, The 6 KWh variant of the Matter-bike, India’s first geared motorbike, is built on the innovative Matter-bike platform.
TORK Motors unveiled an all-new electric motorcycle – KRATOS X at the Auto Expo 2023. The power-packed machine is an uncompromising mix of style, sportiness, and comfort.
Meta and FADA have launched the ‘Move with Meta’ initiative to help auto dealerships reach out to customers digitally and increase online leads. The initiative is a skilling and enablement programme in collaboration with FADA to train over 3000 auto dealers around the country on how to develop a social presence and digitize utilizing Meta Platforms.
Keeway India launched the Retrotastic SR250, The Keeway SR250 will be sold exclusively through Benelli. Also, Adishwar Auto Ride India Pvt. Ltd (AARI), announced the arrival of the bicycle brand Benelli Bike, also known as BBike. The BBike bicycle range is designed for multiple ride formats inclusive of Mountain, Gravel and Road.
Tata Motors, at the Auto Expo 2023 showcased its wide range of safer, smarter and greener mobility solutions with first in India Launch of all wheel drive electric SUV, Harrier EV. It unveiled 14 exclusive vehicles & concepts representing, India’s greenest, smartest, and most advanced range of logistics & mass mobility solutions, and also presented 12 vehicles and concepts of India’s best designed, smartest and greenest range of personal mobility solutions.
Hexall Motors launched the Mammoth Series of Electric Cargo L5 and Electric Passenger L5 Vehicles with highest payload and passenger capacity in its segment. Also, it has launched a fully electric city bus bubble with D+41 seating capacity.