Auto Expo 2018: Top ten SUVs that you shouldn't miss
If you have not already visited the Auto Expo 2018 in India, there are still three days left for it to end. Here is the Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 coverage of Auto Expo 2018 - Delhi Motor Show. In this 14th iteration of the motor show, multiple car and motorcycle manufacturers showcased their upcoming concepts as well as production ready offerings. Details of all of them can be found in Overdrive's Auto Expo 2018 coverage. However, here are the top ten SUVs that you shouldn't miss while visiting the Auto Expo in India.
Tata H5X SUV concept - Hall no.14
The Tata H5X SUV utilises the same platform as Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Discovery Sport. Tata Motors calls this the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture (Omega arc). While the architecture is the same as the JLR platform, the Tata H5X has a different mix of materials for its platform. The production version of the Tata H5X concept SUV will rival the Jeep Compass in India. More details on the Tata H5X SUV Concept here.
Tata Nexon AMT SUV - Hall no. 14
Tata Motors showcased the Nexon AMT SUV at the 2018 Auto Expo. It was already known that Tata Motors is readying the Nexon AMT SUV for an India launch sometime this year. The Tata Nexon AMT, on display, was a 1.5-litre diesel model. The company has not yet announced any launch date for the SUV, which we believe should happen in the coming months. More details on the Tata Nexon AMT SUV here.
New Honda CR-V SUV - Hall no. 9
The previous generation Honda CR-V in India only came with a petrol motor. The new CR-V also gets all wheel drive, lending it decent off road ability. It has LED headlamps, LED taillamps, and new alloy wheels. Most importantly, the new Honda CR-V will be offered with a 1.6-litre diesel motor. More details on the new Honda CR-V here.
Kia SP Concept SUV - Hall no. 7
The India-specific compact SUV based on the Kia SP Concept will enter production in 2019. The bold and sleek exterior design is matched to a sleek interior which Kia says "marries an advanced sensual style and dynamic sensibility at its core with a differentiated layout that enhances convenience." The SP Concept SUV is believed to to be of the same size as the Hyundai Creta in India. More details on the Kia SP Concept SUV here.
Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S SUV - Hall no. 9
The Concept-S talks about best in class space from a compact SUV. The design is very bold in the sense that the front of the car uses more or less upright surfaces and the A-pillar is nearly vertical. More details on the Maruti Suzuki Future Concept S SUV here.
Maruti Suzuki e-Survivor SUV concept - Hall no. 9
The Suzuki e-Survivor is an electric vehicle (EV) and comes powered by two electric motors for the front and back wheels. The Suzuki e-Survivor SUV, as stated by the company earlier, inherits the magnetic identity of Suzuki from the Jimny (Gypsy in India) and the Vitara. More details on the Suzuki e-Survivor here.
Mahindra Rexton unnamed SUV - Hall no. 10
The upcoming Mahindra Rexton flagship SUV will come with a 2.2-litre diesel motor that makes 178PS of power and generates 420Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission that will send power to all four wheels. More details on the Mahindra Rexton SUV here.
Mahindra Stinger convertible SUV concept - Hall no. 10
The Mahindra Stinger is sub-4m SUV with no roof. The Stinger also carries the boxy shape of its base vehicle but the overall look has been tweaked to make it appealing in convertible form. More details on the Mahindra Stinger SUV here.
Mahindra Thar Wanderlust concept SUV - Hall no. 10
Mahindra and Mahindra has often brought Thar based concepts at the Auto Expos. This iteration of the motor show saw the Mahindra Thar Wanderlust, positioned above the Daybreak edition. While it does look exciting and more extreme than the regular Thar, Mahindra hasn't made any official announcement on the launch date of the same.
Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept SUV - Hall no. 15
Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept t is the company's vision of what its future, all-electric SUV would looks like. It comprises of a purpose-built 70kWh battery system mated to electric motors that are capable of delivering over 400PS of power, 700Nm of torque and over 600km of driving range. These underpinnings are scalable to produce anything from an entry-level hatchback to an SUV or an S-Class paralleling limo. More details on the Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept SUV here.
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