Auto Expo 2016 Day 2: Day 2 of the Delhi Motor Show kicked off with the launch of commercial vehicles followed by some major launches in form of Ignis Crossover and Baleno RS from Maruti, Mahindra XUV Aero concept, SsangYong Tivoli and Gusto 125 from Mahindra, new Duster AMT from Renault and Polo GT from from Volkswagen.
The Team Financial Express is at the venue to bring you the live coverage of the day 2 as well. Stay tuned for updates:
Auto Expo 2016 Day 2 Update:
5.30 PM: That’s all we have for today.
5.05 PM: Girish Wagh of Tata Motors says Hexa will be company’s flagship model.
4.47 PM: Cricketer Piyush Chawla is unveiling products of Lohia Auto – Electric three-wheelers.
4.40 PM: The 2016 model of Toyota India’s global hybrid superstar, Prius, debuts.
4.32 PM: Polaris India unveils Sportsman 110 EFI. One of a kind ATV in India.
4.25 PM: Indian Motorcycles launches 2 new bikes under Indian Chief series named as Roadmaster & Classic.
3.45 PM: Nissan will launch its GR-R in September, and the X-Trail is going to be here by July.
3.43 PM: Known for his love for automobiles, John Abraham is also the face of Yamaha in India.
3.40 PM: Nissan India announces to rope in John Abraham as its brand ambassador.
3.24 PM: The Renault Duster 2016 gets a 6-speed automated manual transmission.
3.23 PM: The new Renault Duster also comes with an automated manual transmission variant called the Duster Easy-R AMT.
3.22 PM: Renault has unveiled the updated Renault Duster at the Auto Expo 2016.
3.08 PM: Nissan is debuting its X-Trail; John Abraham is present there.
3.05 PM: Toyota unveils all new Prius.
2.48 PM: Meanwhile, Volkswagen launches Polo GTI.
2.45 PM: Toyota introduces TOYOTA CONNECT – Connecting services with human touch.
2.24 PM: Toyota press conference begins.
2.15 PM: Atul Auto unveils concept Auto Rickshaw.
2.10 PM: Bonneville range price starts Rs 6,90,000.
2.05 PM: Triumph unveils Bonneville T120 and Bonneville bike range.
1.55 PM: Triumph India’s new Bonneville range has newer engines with a much higher torque, says the firm.
1.30 PM: Triumph India MD Vimal Sumbly starts press conference to unveil Bonneville Reborn.
12.57 PM: The company has also displayed the 1.0-litre engine and the platform that underpins the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
12.49 PM: The Maruti Ignis and Baleno RS will be launched during this year’s festive season.
12.47 PM: This engine develops 112bhp and 175nm.
12.44 PM: The new 1.0l petrol engine is called the EcoBoost.
12:43 PM: The Baleno RS is powered by an new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill.
12.41 PM: The Indo-Japanese carmaker will unveil the Ignis Crossover and Baleno RS.
12.40 PM: Maruti Suzuki press conference to begin shortly.
12:08 AM: The Baleno RS will be a more powerful verison of the premium hatchback powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine – Boosterjet.
12:07 PM: Next big unveiling at the Auto Expo 2016 will be the Maruti Suzuki Ignis crossover and Baleno RS, both of which are expected to be rolled out later this year.
11.50 AM: At showcasing of Yamaha Fascino, Bollywood & Fashion walks together as John Abraham unveils the scooter.
11.45 AM: Inaugural ceremony of the Delhi Motor show is in progress.
11.30 AM: Yamaha brand ambassador John Abraham gets Yamaha MT-09 as a gift from the Japaense bikemaker.
11.24 AM: Yamaha finally unveils MT-09 bike. John Abraham is here to launch the MT-09.
11.22 AM: The company launched MT brand in the year 2003.
11.21 AM: The new Yamaha bike will be under MT series.
11.20 AM: Yamaha India press conference begins. The Japanese bikemaker is going to launch another product today.
11.03 AM: Fiat India unveils new Linea 125S, Punto Pure & Urban Cross make global debut.
11.01 AM: Unveiling begins at Fiat India of 3 pieces from Italian Craftsmanship.
11.00 AM: Fiat press conference begins.
10.55 AM: Mahindra Rise launches new range of trucks named Blazo and actor Ajay Devgn is brand ambassador.
10.50 AM: Mahindra also introduces electric vehicle E20 at Delhi Motor Show.
10.45 AM: Mahindra-owned Ssangyong Tivoli has been also unveiled at the Motor Show.
10.30 AM: An accessorised Mahindra KUV100 called the Xplorer has also been displayed at the Mahindra Pavilion.
10.29 AM: In the Mahindra two-wheeler section, the company has displayed its soon-to-be-launched Mahindra Gusto 125.
10.25 AM: A slightly-modified version of the Mahindra Thar too has been showcased which gets LED head-lights.
10.14 AM: It offers the wheelbase of 2700mm.
10.12 AM: The Mahindra XUV Aero Concept is 4600mm long, 1890mm wide and 1680mm high.
10.05 AM: This engine gets both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
9.58 AM: This engine churns out a maximum power output of 197bhp.
9.55 AM: Mahindra XUV Aero Concept is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk engine.
9.50 AM: Mahindra to unveil an all-new concept – Mahindra XUV Aero SUV.
9.45 AM: Mahindra Press Conference starts.
9.35 AM: JBM will announce the price of the bus in few weeks.
9.28 AM: JBM says Eco Life will revolutionise the intra-city transport.
9.27 AM: JBM Auto launches 100% electric bus#ECO LIFE at Auto Expo.
9.20 AM: Scania India unveils Premium Truck G310.
9.16 AM: The first launch of the Day, Scania India showcases Scania City Wide Bus.
Auto Expo 2016 started with a bang yesterday as around 30 automobile makers showcased their future concepts and production ready model. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Carlino concept, Tata Nexon & Kite 5 sedan, Toyota Innova, Datsun Go-Cross concept and Honda BR-V were among the biggest products unveiled on the day 1 of the Auto Expo. This year’s Auto Expo is mainly dominated by compact SUVs/Crossovers besides several alternative fuel-run vehicles.
Among all the mass-segment two-wheeler makers, TVS Motor Company and Hero MotoCorp showcased some of their future concepts, while Honda mainly focused on production-ready versions that are scheduled to be launched in the next 1 year. Honda Motorcycle, in fact, launched one-of-its-kind product – Navi – that creates a niche segment in the Indian two-wheeler segment. The US-based bikemaker, UM Motorcycle also launched three new cruiser bikes in the country under its popular Renegade series. DSK Benelli two brought four exciting products that will be launched this year.
Coming to Luxury carmakers, Jaguar Land Rover launched its much-awaited entry-level luxury sedan – Jaguar XE – at the event. The German trio of Audi, BMW and Mercedes also showcased some of their soon-to-be-launched products on the day 1 of the Auto Expo 2016. Fiat-owned luxury SUV maker Jeep also unveiled the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee SUVs at the event, both of which will be launched later this year.
The organisers are expecting a footfall of over 6 lakh visitors this year. Manufacturers who are not taking part this year are Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson.