11 important cars to see in New Delhi Auto Expo 2016
With the first northern cold breeze blowing from north, the countdown for 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo has begun. The shiny glossy body frames, vibrant colours, automotive chit chats, new car and bike launches – overall it’s something which can turn any petrolhead’s head. Last year, we have seen several car launches in the Auto Expo. This year too several cars are expected to be launched in the Auto Expo scheduled in early February, 2016.
Almost all the big automakers present in Indian automobile industry will showcase their upcoming and existing products in the Auto Expo. Many of them will launch new cars. Approximately, more than 30 new models will be launched in the Expo. Some of the automakers will launch some very important cars in the Expo.
Here we tried to bring you a brief detail of the important cars set to be launched in the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Check the list.
TATA KITE HATCHBACK/SEDAN
Tata Kite hatchback has long been the talk of the town. A few days ago, when Tata Motors roped in football legend Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador, they revealed the Tata Kite hatchback officially. This will certainly become the replacement of the long serving Tata Indica hatchback, which has been one of the most sold cars in India of all time. Tata Kite will come with a completely new look than the Tata Indica, which will be stylish and urban and appealing as well. Tata is all set to bring a compact sedan too, which will be the replacement of Tata Indigo compact sedan. Both these hatchback and compact sedans are set for debut in the 2016 Auto Expo.
Apart from the hatchback and a compact sedan Tata Motors is all set to bring a compact SUV to the Indian market in form of Tata Hexa, which will be launched in 2016 Auto Expo. Tata Motors earlier launched Tata Aria compact crossover in the country, which was practically a market dud. This Hexa will replace the Aria crossover. The muscular looking compact SUV comes with several interesting features and appearance. Tata has already showcased the design of this car publicly, and now the wait is for the grand launch of this car in 2016 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki has always been the most sold brand of India. They have given the country so many popular cars of all time. Now they are all set to bring the Ignis micro SUV which is expected to become another trend setter. They have already showcased the Ignis in the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show recently. Earlier Suzuki showcased this car as the im-4 concept in the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Maruti Suzuki is yet to reveal any further detail about the launch of this car in India. But it is highly expected that the Ignis will be showcased in the 2015 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki has already revealed this compact SUV way back in 2012 Auto Expo. Four years since then Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch this car in 2016 Auto Expo, which is all expected to become the toughest rival against the top selling compact SUV of the country Ford Ecosport. Compact SUVs are the cup of tea of the present generation of automobile customers in the country, therefore it is expected that the Vitara, which is codenamed as YBA will gain much lots of hype and attraction here.
As we have heard, Hyundai won’t showcase much product in the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo. But they will showcase some interesting models albeit. Hyundai i20 is one of the few popular compact luxury hatchbacks available in India. Hyundai have a sporty version of the i20 hatchback in their lineup, which is Hyundai i20 N Sport. They might showcase the model in 2016 Auto Expo. It will come with a more powerful and much sportier look.
Fiat has been a popular global automaker, but they couldn’t achieve a good fortune in India. Fiat Linea has been one of the not so good looking cars in the country. Egea will come as the replacement of the Linea. It comes with sportier look, more powerful engine, more comfortable interiors and more features. When it comes to exterior look, Egea comes with interesting style also.
Datsun has already showcased their Redi Go concept based compact car in the 2014 Auto Expo. Recently we have heard, Datsun will unveil the production ready version of the Redi Go based compact SUV in the 2016 Auto Expo. As we have seen the compact crossover SUV, it looks really good and attractive indeed. When launched in the country, it will surely give the cars like Renault Duster, Ford Ecosport run for their money.
2016 TOYOTA INNOVA
Toyota Innova has been the best MUV of India and evidently the most sold one. It’s been the talk of the town that Toyota is all set to launch the latest generation of Innova. Recently they launched the 2016 Toyota Innova in Indonesia, and Indian automobile market is all set to experience the 2016 Toyota Innova in upcoming 2016 Auto Expo. The latest generation Innova comes with a restyled look, which is quite stylish and appealing to the next generation of buyers. It will come with new features, which will make the car interesting and attractive in every way possible. The powertrain too comes in a restyled form. Therefore this will be one such car to watch eagerly in 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Indian car buyers are not much of luxury off roading enthusiasts, but Toyota Fortuner has been the best sold luxury off roading car in the country. The stylish yet rugged looking muscular SUV is all set to come in a new avatar, in form of 2016 Toyota Fortuner. The next generation Toyota Fortuner comes with better style, better features, and a better performing powerful powertrain. We have already got a few glimpses of the new generation Fortuner. Now we are all set to experience it in flesh in the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo, where Toyota is set to showcase this car in the country for the first time. Although, there is no news yet about launching the car in the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo.
Jeep has always been the iconic off roading vehicle makers all around the globe. Although India has not got much of Jeep models in the country’s automobile market, but Jeep is planning to expand their market in India. Fiat owned Jeep has already confirmed that they will showcase the Jeep Wrangler in the 2016 Auto Expo. Now as Indian people at large have an eye for SUVs, this car will surely attract and impress them, as it is considered as one of the best off roader around the globe.
Not only budget cars or entry level luxury cars, but super luxury cars will also set to be launched in the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. Jaguar will launch their luxury sedan XE, which will be the cheapest model in their Indian lineup as it will come priced at around INR. 30-40 lakhs. It is expected to compete against the cars like Mercedes Benz C Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and the Volvo S60.