It, clearly, is the age of SUVs and crossover cars, and a lot of these will be displayed at the Auto Expo 2016, to be held from February 5-9, at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. Some deserve a special mention:
Maruti Suzuki YBA: Maruti Suzuki is expected to showcase its compact SUV, codenamed YBA. Also called
Tata Nexon/Osprey: The picture here is of the Nexon concept showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. Tata has now readied this compact SUV and there are high chances of it being displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. It’s likely to be called Tata Osprey.
Honda BR-V: Short for Bold Runabout Vehicle, the Honda BR-V is unlike most cars you have seen in India. In fact, Honda calls the BR-V a ‘crossover utility vehicle’. It can seat seven passengers and will compete with crossovers, MPVs and SUVs, even sedans.
SsangYong Tivoli: The Tivoli is the first new model from SsangYong under Mahindra ownership. A direct Hyundai Creta rival, the Tivoli is based on SsangYong’s new design language. It could get both diesel and petrol engines.
Datsun Go-Cross: Nissan’s budget brand Datsun, which earlier revealed the Go-Cross concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, is set to showcase this affordable crossover car. When ready, it just might be the cheapest crossover in the country. Also on display will be the RediGo.
Jaguar F-Pace: In the acronym JLR, ‘J’ stands for Jaguar (makes only cars) and ‘LR’ stands for Land Rover (makes only SUVs). While Land Rover hasn’t made any cars, Jaguar has developed an SUV, called the F-Pace. It should be displayed at the JLR stall.