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Auto Expo 2018: Tata Tiago, Tigor JTP revealed

11 February 2018, 05:11 | Denise Dawson

Auto Expo 2018: Tata Tiago, Tigor JTP revealed

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It seems the electric vehicle segment in India is buzzing. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) unveiled six new electric concept vehicles and models as it showcased its strategy to shape the "Future of Mobility".

The company also showcased its 2-seater electric auto - Uniti One - along side a virtual reality demonstration of the 5-seater vehicle.

"We are making a serious commitment towards innovation, future of mobility and our commitment to electric vehicles is total. Out of the hybrid and electric vehicles, the later is much ahead and now it is for the government to decide whether it wants to back both the technologies of mobility or stick to just one". The homegrown auto major also registered a whopping 55% growth in its passenger vehicle sales in January 2018, and 38% growth in commercial vehicles in the same period.

Auto Expo New Delhi runs from February 9 to 14, 2018. He further said the target is to sell 2 lakh units worldwide by 2020 and it will be achieved by entering into new markets like India.

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.

The country's largest two- wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp unveiled 200cc adventure motorcycle, XPulse and two new 125cc scooters, which will hit the markets later this year.

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On the luxury front, German carmaker Mercedes-Benz displayed its Concept EQ, with the appearance of a sporty SUV, giving a preview of a new generation of vehicles with battery electric drives. It has rolled out the first batch of electric version of its compact sedan Tigor from its Sanand plant in Gujarat to be supplied to EESL.

"The transformation to electric cars is inevitable in India", said Sumit Sawhney, who heads Renault's Indian business.

Ashok Leyland launched its first electric bus, Circuit S, which offers seating facility for around 25 to 35 people.

"Our vision is to transform public transportation by designing, developing, and marketing a breakthrough, India- specific solution that makes our city buses emission-free, cost-effective and scalable", Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.

India's automobile market is now the world's 5th largest, with almost 3.8 million vehicles sold per year. The company showcased the concept e-SURVIVOR targeting it to take to the electric transition taking place in the country. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125" - at the expo. The 14th edition of the largest automobile event will see global automakers gearing up to showcase their best products to the world.



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