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Auto Expo 2023 highlights Day 1: Maruti Suzuki eVX SUV, MG Hector facelift pricing, Hyundai Ioniq 5 launch, and more

2023 Auto Expo day 1 highlights. Here are all the highlights from the first day of the Auto Expo including new launches from Hyundai, unveils from Maruti Suzuki, MG’s price announcement, and more.

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Day 1 of the 2023 Auto Expo comes to an end with some new product launches, unveils, announcements, and concepts. The day started with Maruti Suzuki unveiling the eVX electric SUV concept, followed by MG India announcing prices of the updated 2023 Hector SUV. MG India also showcased the eHS and the MG4 electric vehicles, which are global models and will come to India at a later stage.

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The highlight of the day was the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV, priced at Rs 44.95 lakh ex-showroom. The Ioniq 5 is powered by a 72.6kWh battery pack that can be charged fully in 18 minutes using a 350kW DC charger.

Following Hyundai, Kia showcased the EV9 concept, along with the Kia KA4 MPV, which in essence, is the updated version of the Kia Carnival SUV. Kia also announced its investment plans for India and its road ahead in the EV space.

Lexus unveiled the new RX500h for India, which will be available in two powertrains, including the F Sport version, while Toyota showcased a host of models including the Prius, the new Land Cruiser, the Corolla, and the Mirai.

It was not all cars that stole the limelight though, as Volvo Eicher showcased its electric bus that has a range of 500 km while it can be fully charged in 45 minutes. Going one up, JBM Auto showcased its electric bus that has a range of 1000km on a full charge. Cummins took the other route showcasing its products based on internal combustion engines that can run on hydrogen.

Greaves Cotton showcased three electric two-wheelers while Matter showcased a few concepts at the ongoing Expo. Keeway and Benelli also showcased their offerings for India, which included Keeway’s portfolio, and the launch of the retro SR250 motorcycle.

The star of the show was possibly Liger Mobility, a Mumbai-based startup that showcased the world’s first self-balancing electric scooter. Liger’s unique self-balancing tech kicks in at low-speed mode (up to 5kmph) which allows the user to not keep their feet on the ground, in a typical start-stop or crawl traffic scenario.

Finally, Tata Motors wraps up day 1 of the Auto Expo by showcasing its hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles, the Tata Prima E.55S and H.55S. Finishing off was the announcement of the CNG version of the Punch and Altroz, along with the Tata Harrier EV AWD, that was showcased.

That brings a wrap to the first day of the 2023 Auto Expo, which is scheduled to take place till the 18th of January. Although some big names such as Mahindra, TVS, Skoda, Volkswagen, Royal Enfield, and others were missed, the Expo had a lot to offer. Stay tuned for Day 2 of the Auto Expo as we bring all the action live from the venue.

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18:17 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
That’s a wrap!

Maruti Suzuki, MG, Tata Motors, Kia, Hyundai, Keeway, BYD, and all the CVs made a big splash today at the 2023 Auto Expo. Stay tuned to more updates, launches, and unveils from Day 2 of the Auto Expo!

17:43 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Yay or nay?

Tata showcases the Altroz Racer at the Auto Expo, finished in red and black, with stripes!

17:21 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tata Harrier AWD is here!

Tata finally manages all-wheel drive tech in the Harrier, but it's an EV! The Tata Harrier EV AWD.

17:18 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Tata Avinya

The Tata Avinya concept showcased at the Auto Expo

17:11 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tata to expand its EV portfolio

Tata to have 50 percent of its portfolio as electric vehicles by 2030.

17:10 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Tata Curvv

Tata Curvv ICE concept showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo. The production-ready version will be launched in 2024.

17:08 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tata passenger vehicles at 2023 Auto Expo

Tata unveils two new turbo-petrol (TGDi) engines in 1.2 litre and 1.5 litre guise.

17:06 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Ek aur kya?

“Kia ne kya kia at AutoExpo?” The Korean automaker showcases its concept electric SUV, the EV9, to be launched globally this year and also the KA4, which could replace the Kia Carnival. A walkthrough of the Kia pavilion.

16:56 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Meet the Tatas

Tata Prima E.55S and H.55S in the skin.

16:53 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tork Motors at 2023 Auto Expo

Tork Motors has unveiled an all-new electric motorcycle – Kratos X at the Auto Expo 2023. The Kratos X will open for booking during Q2 of 2023.

16:48 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Tata Prima H.55S

The Tata Prima H.55S is the company's concept of the H2 internal combustion engine vehicle, which uses a traditional internal combustion engine, but runs on hydrogen fuel.

16:46 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tata Hydrogen fuel vehicles

Tata showcases hydrogen fuel cell CVs – the Prima E.55S and Starbus fuel cell EV bus. Also shows concept of the H2 internal combustion engine vehicle. Conventional ICE with hydrogen fuel.

16:41 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki on flex fuels

In a conversation, Maruti Suzuki CTO outlined Maruti's electric mobility plans and the development of their ethanol-based flex fuel engines, as well as the hybrid line up.

16:37 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Tata Motors at the 2023 Auto Expo

Big announcement: Tata Motors strives to achieve net zero by 2045: Girish Wagh, head, CV Business, Tata Motors.

16:08 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Liger tech

Liger's unique self-balancing tech kicks in at low-speed mode (upto 5kmph) which allows the user to not keep their feet on the ground, in a typical start-stop or crawl traffic scenario.

16:05 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Liger

Mumbai-based Liger Mobility has unveiled the self-balancing Liger X and Liger X+, which claims to be the world's first self-balancing electric scooter.

16:02 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Keeway SR250 launched at 2023 Auto Expo!

Keeway, Benelli's sister company has launched the retro SR250 at the Auto Expo, priced at Rs 1.49 lakh ex-showroom. The Keeway SR250 can be booked for Rs 2000 at any Keeway dealership.

15:39 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV

The Kia EV6 was alotted in limited numbers, however, if you still want the same powertrain but don't fancy the looks, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a great alternate. Here's more on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV launched at the 2023 Auto Expo.

15:35 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Here’s the Matter

Matter, an electric motorcycle startup has some vehicles and concepts on display at the 2023 Auto Expo.

15:22 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
In the meanwhile …

Here are some Toyota models showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo

15:13 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG Hector pricing

MG had announced the pricing for the updated Hector 5, 6, and 7-seater options earlier today. Prices start from Rs 14.73 lakh onwards. Read the full report here, including the detailed pricing and other details.

15:08 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
JBM Auto at the 2023 Auto Expo

JBM Auto has upped the game on the Volvo-Eicher's 45 minute charging 500 km electric bus by showcasing new buses powered by ‘advanced chemistry’ lithium-ion batteries, claiming a range of over 1,000 kilometres per charge.

14:49 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Quckly Switch-ing over

Here's what Mahesh Babu, on the sidelines of the Auto Expo 2023, spoke to Financial Express about rolling out sustainable electric mobility solutions for urban areas and their challenges.

14:40 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Lexus RX500h powertrain options

Available in two powertrains, the Lexus RX will have – the RX350h Luxury Hybrid and the RX500h F sport Performance trims. A first for Lexus in India & Asia, the new Lexus RX will come with Connected features and services.

14:37 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
BYD Atto 3 Limited Edition launched

BYD has debuted its the Limited Edition of the BYD Atto 3 in an exclusive Forest Green shade, which also adopts the e-Platform 3.0 and ultra-safe Blade Battery. Only 1,200 units of this Limited Edition will be available in India at Rs. 34.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).

14:22 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The RX500h

Globally, the Lexus RX500h is offered with four powertrain options, including an F Sport option.

14:19 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Lexus at the 2023 AUto Expo

Lexus unveils the RX500h, which has a turbocharged engine with an electric motor at the rear.

14:09 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Cummins commin’

At the Auto Expo, Cummins is showcasing the following solutions:

  • Innovative Fuel Agnostic Platform Engine
  • Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine
  • Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engine
  • Advanced Diesel
  • Electrolyzer (for Green H2 Generation)
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • Battery-electric Technology
  • Electric Powertrain Technology
  • 14:06 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Cummins at 2023 Auto Expo

    Cummins Group in India unveils Commercial Vehicle Industry’s first fuel agnostic platform and its diversified range of Hydrogen Technologies power solutions at Auto Expo 2023.

    13:52 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Greaves Cotton reveals 3 new electric two-wheelers

    Greaves Cotton has reveled the Ampere Primus, Ampere NXG and a multi-utility scooter Ampere NXU at the ongoing 2023 Auto Expo. Here's more on the electric scooters.

    13:39 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    55,200 units sold

    BYD managed to sell 55,200 units of the Seal in 5 months in China. The EV features a low-slung fast back design.

    13:37 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    BYD at the 2023 Auto Expo

    Chinese automaker, BYD, has showcased the Seal at the 2023 Auto Expo.

    13:05 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Aur kya? More Kia!

    Kia showcases the KA4 at the Auto Expo.

    12:58 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Purpose built vehicles

    At the sidelines of the Kia EV9 concept reveal, Kia is also showcasing its purpose built vehicles for emergency services.

    12:57 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    8 lakh cumulative sales in India for Kia

    India is among the top 3 countries for Kia after the US and its home country, South Korea. To date, Kia has achieved 8 lakh cumulative sales in India, including exports.

    12:55 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Kia EV9 concept revealed at 2023 Auto Expo

    And here it is, the Kia EV9 concept. Revealed initially at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the EV9 is a glimpse of what an electric SUV of the future would look like.

    12:48 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Kia investment plans

    Kia plans to invest Rs 2000 crores for electric vehicles and R&D, and is looking at launching an India-specific EV by 2025.

    12:42 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Recycling is the game

    Kia will recycle 2500 tonnes of plastic in association with NGOs, as part of its CSR activities.

    12:37 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Back to Kia

    Kia plans to introduce 14 BEV models by 2027 globally and is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

    12:35 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Until Kia, its Ioniq 5

    Here's a better image of the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

    12:30 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Aage kya? Well, it’s Kia at the Auto Expo!

    Kia will be revealing the EV9 concept and the updated Kia Carnival soon at the Auto Expo.

    12:21 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    A new Hyundai without SRK?

    Shah Rukh Khan makes his debut alongside the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 at the 2023 Auto Expo!

    12:18 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Locally assembled

    The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is assembled locally, helping the carmaker keep the pricing competitive compared to the Kia EV6. To know more on the EV6, read our first drive review.

    12:16 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Hyundai Ioniq 5 launched in India at Rs 44.95 lakh

    Hyundai has launched the Ioniq 5 EV in India, priced at Rs 44.95 lakh ex-showroom for the first 500 customers. The Ioniq 5 is based on the same platform that underpins the Kia EV6. Also, the Ioniq 5 will be locally assembled.

    Read More: Kia EV6 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 comparison

    12:12 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Hyundai Ioniq 5 battery specifications

    The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is powered by a 72.6kWh battery pack that can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes using a 350 kW DC charger, while it takes 21 minutes with a 150 kW charger.

    12:05 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    More on the Hyundai Ioniq 6

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is based on the carmaker's Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and claims that it has a drag coefficient of 0.21, one of the lowest in the industry.

    Read More: Hyundai Ioniq 6 aces range woes, promises 614 km per charge

    12:01 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Hyundai Ioniq 6 unveiled

    Hyundai has gone 1 up and unveiled the Ioniq 6 at the Auto Expo!

    11:46 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    Hyundai at the 2023 Auto Expo

    What has Hyundai have in store? New Creta? The Ioniq 5 price announcement for India? Stay tuned!

    11:31 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    2023 Auto Expo so far – Highlights

    Maruti Suzuki unveils the eVX electric SUV concept, followed by MG India announcing the prices of the Hector facelift. Switch Mobility has unveiled the IEV cargo vehicle, while Volvo Eicher has showcased an electric bus that can fully charge in 45 mins to offer a range of 500 km!

    11:28 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
    CVs stepping up the EV game

    Recntly, Altigreen and Exponent Energy unveiled the neEV Tez electric three wheeler that can charge fully in 15 minutes to offer a range of 98 km. Now, Volvo Eicher's product claims 500 km range in 45 minutes! The game is on.

    First published on: 11-01-2023 at 07:34 IST