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India Auto Expo 2014
Photo Report (by FOURIN research team)

India’s 12th Auto Expo was held at Greater Noida’s India Expo Mart between February 7 and 11, 2014. Prior to opening to the general public, media day was held on February 5, giving a chance to manufacturers to unveil their new products. Opening ceremony was held on the following day. Although India’s four-wheeler market shrank in 2013 due to the ongoing economic downturn, automakers exhibited a great number of concept, study and volume-selling models in an aim to arouse the interest of Indian consumers.

At the current show, SUV and crossover announcements drew notice. Global premiere of a number of existing and concept models was held namely the Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Tata Nexon, Toyota Etios Cross, Hyundai new Santa Fe, Fiat Avventura, VW Taigun, Chevrolet Adra, Datsun Redi-Go, Honda XS-1, Renault Kwid and Ssangyong Liv-1.

Local manufacturers unveiled a number of electric models which have been promoted by the Indian government. Mahindra & Mahindra displayed the Halo sportscar, e2o hatchback, Verito Electric sedan and rapid charging equipment. Tata Motors exhibited the Iris electric model.

In addition, local automakers announced several next-gen concept models, indicating their future direction. While previous Indian expos were dominated by volume-selling models, this time Indian automakers ventured beyond the usual. Their change in course can be best illustrated by Mahindra & Mahindra’s Halo, Tata Motors’ ConnectNext and Bajaj Auto’s U-Car concepts, greatly arousing interest of Indian journalists as well.

February 8, 2014

Venue

Main gate

Main gate

Within the premises

Within the premises

Maruti Suzuki

Celerio with automotive transmission and competitive price as strong points

Celerio with automotive transmission and competitive price as strong points

Ciaz: C segment concept

Ciaz: C segment concept

SX4 S-Cross: Compact SUV concept

SX4 S-Cross: Compact SUV concept

Maruti Suzuki managing director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa unveils the Celerio

Maruti Suzuki managing director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa unveils the Celerio

Tata Motors

Zest: Compact sedan with length below 4m

Zest: Compact sedan with length below 4m

Bolt: Premium hatchback

Bolt: Premium hatchback

Nexon: Compact SUV design concept

Nexon: Compact SUV design concept

ConnectNext: Electric vehicle concept

ConnectNext: Electric vehicle concept

Mahindra & Mahindra

Halo: Electric sportscar

Halo: Electric sportscar

Ssangyong: Liv-1

Ssangyong: Liv-1

Honda Motor

Vision XS-1: Crossover utility vehicle, world premiere

Vision XS-1: Crossover utility vehicle, world premiere

Mobilio: MPV for the Asian market

Mobilio: MPV for the Asian market

Toyota Motor

Etios Cross: Compact SUV, delivery scheduled to start in May 2014

Etios Cross: Compact SUV, delivery scheduled to start in May 2014

Corolla Altis: New model

Corolla Altis: New model

Nissan Motor

Friend-Me: Concept model

Friend-Me: Concept model

Sunny: New model with revamped interior/exterior

Sunny: New model with revamped interior/exterior

Datsun Redi-Go: Compact SUV concept, world premiere

Datsun Redi-Go: Compact SUV concept, world premiere

Datsun Go: Manufactured at Nissan’s Chennai plant

Datsun Go: Manufactured at Nissan’s Chennai plant

Hyundai Motor

Santa Fe: New model (3rd generation)

Santa Fe: New model (3rd generation)

HND-9: High-end sports coupe concept

HND-9: High-end sports coupe concept

General Motors

Announcement of the Chevrolet Adra and fully-remodeled Beat

Announcement of the Chevrolet Adra and fully-remodeled Beat

Adra: Compact SUV concept, world premiere

Adra: Compact SUV concept, world premiere

Ford Motor

Figo: Compact hatchback concept

Figo: Compact hatchback concept

Fiesta: New model with revamped interior/exterior

Fiesta: New model with revamped interior/exterior

Renault

Kwid: Concept model with 1.2L engine

Kwid: Concept model with 1.2L engine

Zoe: Electric vehicle

Zoe: Electric vehicle

Fiat

Linea: New model with revamped interior/exterior, to be sold concurrently with the old model

Linea: New model with revamped interior/exterior, to be sold concurrently with the old model

Avventura: Urban vehicle concept

Avventura: Urban vehicle concept

Volkswagen

Taigun: SUV concept, release in India is under consideration

Taigun: SUV concept, release in India is under consideration

Taigun: rear view, powered by a 1L turbo engine

Taigun: rear view, powered by a 1L turbo engine

Škoda Auto

Superb: New model, to be launched in Indian in first half of 2014

Superb: New model, to be launched in Indian in first half of 2014

Yeti: New model, to be launched in Indian in second half of 2014

Yeti: New model, to be launched in Indian in second half of 2014

Bajaj Auto

U-Car: Concept model, powered by a gasoline engine

U-Car: Concept model, powered by a gasoline engine

RE60: Ultra low-price vehicle

RE60: Ultra low-price vehicle

Other models

Piaggio NT3: Concept model, seating for three persons, powered by 230cc/350cc gasoline engines

Piaggio NT3: Concept model, seating for three persons, powered by 230cc/350cc gasoline engines

Announcement of the Isuzu D-Max

Announcement of the Isuzu D-Max

Ashok Leyland’s Captain Series dump truck

Ashok Leyland’s Captain Series dump truck

Eicher Pro Series semi-tractor

Eicher Pro Series semi-tractor

Mahindra Truck and Bus unveils the Traco 49 semi-tractor

Mahindra Truck and Bus unveils the Traco 49 semi-tractor

Scania heavy-duty truck

Scania heavy-duty truck