Auto Expo 2018: Mahindra unveils first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

Kelvin Reese
February 11, 2018

About 12 start-ups have participated in the 14th edition of Auto Expo, with an aim to be a part of India's story of transition from internal combustion engines to electric mobility.Besides a slew of luxury feature cars, two-wheeler have also drawn attention at Auto Expo 2018 and have successfully lured more customers.Here we bring you a series of some attractive scooters and bikes, Manufacturers showcased at the event. The company has described it as a "performance-oriented, electric scooter concept".

Ashok Leyland launched its first electric bus, Circuit S, which offers seating facility for around 25 to 35 people. But the highlights were the six EVs and two novel platforms for its passenger vehicles segment.

Automobile major Hyundai Motor India launched the "2018 ELITE i20" priced from Rs 5.34 lakh to Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol variant.

Mahindra also showcased SsangYong Motor's new SUV G4 Rexton, which will be launched in India under a new brand name, and the TUV Stinger, the first Indian convertible SUV. Mahindra and Mahindra displayed its widest ever Electric Vehicle (EV) portfolio, showcasing the UDO Concept, Treo, e-Cosmo and first of its kind 380 Volt powertrain.

Taking another step towards 'Clean Electric Mobility, ' Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled its new electric compact SUV, the e-KUV100 at the Auto Expo 2018 along with some new EV concepts and an updated version of the existing e2o.

The company says the H5X is the first model based on its new-generation "Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced" architecture - it's a mouthful, we know - derived from the JLR D8 platform, also serving as the basis to the Land Rover Discovery Sport and new Jaguar E-Pace. "We are making a significant investment in EVs and will launch six new products in this segment", said N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Group, at the Auto Expo 2018. The Diesel version starts at Rs 6.73 lakh and goes way up to Rs 9.15 lakh.

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The same idea was reiterated by Honda Honda Cars India (HCIL) President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno.

Hero has entered the 125cc scooter segment with the Maestro Edge 125.

Mahindra & Mahindra is the only company in India now selling electric cars directly to consumers, but Goenka expect others will join the party soon.

Piaggio India launched the Aprilia SR 125, unveiled the Aprilia Storm and introduced an innovative smart mobile connectivity feature for Vespa and Aprilia.

The company also launched its Made-in-India BS-VI Mercedes Maybach S 560 to continue Maybach's popularity in India.

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