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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16th Auto Expo Live Updates: MG India to kick off the show today with sustainable energy vehicles, followed by Maruti Suzuki's big announcement

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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11:24 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Volvo Eicher

Volvo Eicher unveils the 13.5m long first class coach- electric intercity bus. The company claims 500 kms of range with 45 minutes of charging time!

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

Either showcases the EV CV range including the city bus, along with the fuel cell EV truck.

11:11 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Switching to specifications

The Switch Mobility IEV is powered by a 50kW motor that helps achieve a top speed of 80 kmph, while its restart gradeability is rated at 22 percent.

10:58 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Switch Mobility IEV cargo series

Switch Mobility's CEO, Mahesh Babu, unveils the IEV cargo series at the Auto Expo. The switch is on towards clean mobility.

10:53 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Switch Mobility at the 2023 Auto Expo

Mahesh Babu, the CEO of Switch Mobility takes the stage to speak about the move to modular cargo applications with its EV fleet. In next 5 years Switch will save 1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

10:41 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Ashok Leyland Sleeper

No, not the type of sleeper that has immense power but looks like a family car, but an actual sleeper that runs on CNG.

10:39 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Ashok Leyland Fuel Cell Truck

The Ashok Leyland fuel cell truch has Hydrogen cylinders on board

10:38 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Ashok Leyland FCEV truck

Ashok Leyland's fuel cell truck is powered by hydrogen to generate electricity on board.

10:33 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
A6 LNG truck from Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland showcases the A6 LNG truck, powered by a 6-cylinder LNG/CNG engine, mated to a 9-speed gearbox. The truck makes a whopping 1200 Nm of torque and achieve a top speed of 80 kmph!

10:28 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Here’s more on the Maruti Suzuki eVX

Still not over the Maruti Suzuki eVX electric SUV concept? Here's more:

10:26 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The big guns at Auto Expo 2023: Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland unveils new logo on occasion of 75 years of the company.

10:20 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The MG4 electric hatchback

The MG4 electric hatchback is based on the Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) and MG claims that the all-electric hatchback is the most technologically advanced EV.

Read more: Auto Expo 2023: MG4 electric hatchback

10:09 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki Jimny then?

Where is the Maruti Suzuki Jimny? Well, the show's just begun and over the next few days, more Maruti Suzuki products are due.

10:00 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The Maruti Suzuki eVX concept electric SUV

Here's more details on the new Maruti Suzuki eVX concept electric SUV that made its debut at the 2023 Auto Expo.

09:53 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Quick peek

Here are the matte versions of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Grand Vitara on display at Maruti Suzuki's pavilion at the 2023 Auto Expo

09:40 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Meanwhile …

Here's a better look at the Maruti Concept Electric SUV, the eVX

09:33 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
What’s next?

Greaves has something interesting lined up at the 2023 Auto Expo! Stay tuned.

09:32 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG’s future plans for India

MG is evaluating these cars for India and and they're not mere showcases. Soon, MG will increase its electric portfolio offering in India.

09:31 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG lineup at the Auto Expo

MG is showcasing the following models at the Auto Expo:

eRX5 Hybrid

MG6 Sedan

MIFA 9 all-electric MPV

Marvel R Electric

MG5 all-electric Wagon

Alongside these, MG is also showcasing the MG4 electric hatchback and the eHS.

09:27 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG Hector 7 seater pricing

Here is the detailed price list of the 7 seater MG Hector facelift

09:26 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG Hector 6 seater pricing

Here are the detailed price list for the 6 seater MG Hector facelift

09:24 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG Hector pricing

The new MG Hector's prices will start from Rs 14.72 lakh onwards and goes on sale today!

09:22 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
MG India’s lineup at the Auto Expo

MG is showcasing the new Hector at the Auto Expo, along with the ZS EV, the Gloster, and the MG Astor, the first vehicle with a personal assistant. The new Hector gets 11 ADAS features, the largest infotainment system in India, and more.

09:17 (IST) 11 Jan 2023

MG has partnered with various companies over the years to strengthen the EV market in India and will continue to add more to strengthen the EV ecosystem.

09:14 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Gaurav Gupta takes the stage

Gaurav Gupta, the Chief Commercial Officer of MG Motor India takes the stage to address the crowd.

09:10 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
What’s next?

Stay tuned as MG India's up next at the 2023 Auto Expo to unveil its lineup for India and showcase some global models.

09:01 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
The ‘Emotional Versatile Cruiser’

The Concept Electric SUV eVX offers a futuristic design with longer wheelbase and shorter overhang to convey design athleticism and robustness along with unmatched cabin roominess and comfort, says Maruti Suzuki.

08:59 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Concept Electric SUV eVX highlights

– Unmistakable SUV silhouette: The eVX bears Suzuki’s signature SUV design with aerodynamic silhouette, long wheelbase, shorter overhangs, and optimum ground clearance

– Class leading functionality: With Dedicated EV platform offering safe battery technology, the Concept Electric SUV eVX is designed to offer class leading cabin comfort, convenience & connected features.

08:56 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki EVX concept revealed!

Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the EVX electric SUV concept at the 2023 Auto Expo. Designed and developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation, the Concept eVX is underpinned by a ground-up allelectric platform that will spawn a range of future EVs and is powered by a 60kWh battery pack offering up to 550km of driving range.

08:49 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki Investment

Maruti Suzuki will invest Rs 100 billion for production of BEVs and their batteries. Maruti Suzuki is minutes away from unveiling its EVX concept which will get 4X4 tech.

08:44 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki flex fuel models

Maruti's flex fuel engine can run on E85 fuel ethanol blend. The flex fuel models will be on display at the Auto Expo.

08:41 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Hisashi Takeuchi speaks at Maruti EV concept unveiling. Says will reduce carbon emissions. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is what the company will follow.

08:39 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
2023 Auto Expo begins!

Hisashi Takeuchi, the Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India takes the stage to address the media and give the welcome speech.

08:34 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Some big names skipping the Expo

While most of the big names are present at this year's Auto Expo, some have decided to give it a skip such as Mahindra, Royal Enfield, Skoda, Volkswagen, Honda, Renault, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar Land Rover to name a few.

08:26 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki at the 2023 Auto Expo

Maruti Suzuki will be unveiling and launching multiple products, while also displaying several of its products at the Expo. The entire show can be viewed virtually through Maruti Suzuki's exclusive Metaverse called the ExpoVerse.

Read all the details here

08:15 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki set to begin

Maruti Suzuki will start the 16th edition of the Auto Expo and the electric SUV concept is ready to break cover.

08:13 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Some highlights to watch out for

Some interesting launches/unveils to watch out for at the 16th edition of the Auto Expo include Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door, Maruti’s concept electric SUV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Creta facelift, Kia Seltos facelift, Kia Carnival, Kia EV9 concept, MG Air EV, MG Hector facelift, Toyota GR Corolla, Tata Punch EV, Tata Safari facelift, BYD Seal EV , and more.

08:07 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Quick guide to the 2023 Auto Expo

For those wanting more details, here are some quick FAQs

Date: January 11 to 18, 2023, however, the show is open to the public from January 13 to 18, 2023. 

Venue: The Auto Expo will be held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Timings: The show will take place from 11 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, while on the weekends, it will be open from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Click here for more details

07:52 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Auto Expo back after a brief break

The last Auto Expo was held in February 2020 just before the Covid pandemic lock downs were announced. After a skip in 2022, the Indian Auto Expo is back in 2023.

07:36 (IST) 11 Jan 2023
Maruti Suzuki to kick off the show

The 2023 Auto Expo is set to begin at 8:30 am sharp, with Maruti Suzuki hosting the first event of the day. Is it a launch? A showcase? The Jimny? Stay tuned.

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