Auto Expo 2023 India is just around the corner, and car enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest automotive events of the year. The expo, which is set to take place in New Delhi, will showcase the latest and greatest in automotive technology from some of the biggest names in the industry.
Visitors to the expo will be able to see the latest electric and hybrid cars, as well as concept cars that give a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry. In addition to cars, the expo will also feature motorcycles, buses, and trucks, making it a must-see event for anyone with an interest in the world of transportation.
One of the highlights of the expo will be the chance to see the latest autonomous driving technology in action. Many of the cars on display will feature self-driving capabilities, and visitors will be able to get a firsthand look at how this technology works and how it might change the way we travel in the future.
Another exciting aspect of the expo will be the chance to check out some of the latest virtual reality and augmented reality technology. Many car manufacturers will be using these cutting-edge technologies to give visitors a unique, immersive experience when viewing their cars.
For those looking for a hands-on experience, some manufacturers will also be offering test drives of their latest models. This is a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of a new car and see how it handles on the road.
Overall, Auto Expo 2023 India is shaping up to be an exciting event for car enthusiasts and technology buffs alike. With so many new and innovative cars and technologies on display, it’s sure to be a must-see event for anyone interested in the future of the automotive industry.
While not as large as previous editions, Auto Expo 2023 still had plenty in store – from new launches to global unveilings and future concepts. And even though carmakers like Mahindra, Honda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and many more decided to skip this edition, the carmakers who were in attendance had a strong showing. Here’s what each car manufacturer had on display at Auto Expo 2023.
Chinese EV maker Build Your Dreams’ star attraction at Auto Expo 2023 was the Seal electri
c sedan, which is set to launch in India by the fourth quarter of 2023. The Seal gets single-motor and dual-motor powertrain options and it comes with two battery packs – a 61.4kWh unit (550km claimed range) and an 82.5kWh unit (700km claimed range). Also on display at the BYD stall was a new limited edition of the Atto 3 electric SUV. Finished in a Forest Green colour, only 1,200 units of the Atto 3 limited edition will be on offer at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom).
Hyundai ioniq 5
Korean giant Hyundai launched its Ioniq 5 electric crossover at Auto Expo 2023. The EV is priced at Rs 44.95 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom) for the first 500 customers, which makes it Rs 16 lakh cheaper than the closely related Kia EV6. However, it’s worth noting that while the Kia is a CBU, the Hyundai comes to India via the CKD route. Alongside, Hyundai also showcased the Ioniq 6 electric sedan, which stands out with its striking, aero-efficient design and the Nexo fuel-cell electric vehicle.
One of the biggest talking points at Maruti’s Auto Expo 2023 stall was the new eVX electric SUV concept. It previews the brand’s first born-electric SUV that will go on sale in 2025. Other big attractions were the much-awaited Jimny 5-door and the Baleno-based Fronx compact SUV, both of which are slated to launch this year. Also at the Maruti stall was the upcoming Brezza CNG, a flex-fuel version of the Wagon R and matte black editions of the Brezza and Grand Vitara SUVs.
Exciting Two Wheeler
First up from the Chinese bikemaker QJ Motor is the SCR 125, essentially a 124cc single-cylinder bike. While the engine is a puny one, it gets properly chunky underpinnings, and the design is in line with American cruisers. The roomy floorboards, tank-mounted fuel gauge, and dual-end exhaust can complete the cruiser look
This muscular cruiser is another 125cc bike from QJ Motor, which takes design inspiration from the *cough* Ducati Scrambler *cough* the SRV300. It gets a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine making 14.7PS and 12.1Nm, paired to a six-speed gearbox. Not too shabby for an entry-level bike, is it?
Apart from the above-mentioned motorcycles, QJ Motor also showcased its existing Indian portfolio at Auto Expo 2023 including SRK 400, SRV 300, SRC 500 and SRC 250.