Auto Expo 2018 Day 1 update: From concept cars to electric vehicles, here's everything that was announced at the event

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Feb 07, 2018 IST

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar unveils the BMW 6 GT

    "As always, fabulous," says Sachin when asked about his first impressions

  • 18:34 (IST)

    BMW i8 Roadster should make it to India by the end of the year

  • 18:33 (IST)

    BMW i3s has been annonuced

  • 18:26 (IST)

    The BMW i3s is official which goes from 0-100 kmph in 6.9 secs

  • 18:20 (IST)

    BMW i3s and BMW i8 models up next with the focus being on sustainability 

  • 18:19 (IST)

    The BMW F750GS is priced at Rs 12.7 lakhs and the BMW F850GS to cost Rs 13.7 lakhs. Delivery from mid-2018 onwards

  • 18:16 (IST)

    BMW Motorrad F750GS & F850GS also unveiled

  • 18:14 (IST)

    BMW Motorrad G310R and the BMW G310GS will be coming to India in the second half of 2018

  • 18:04 (IST)

    The BMW conference is underway. Expect to see a bunch of launches from the Bavarian carmaker

  • 18:02 (IST)

    Here's the 2018 Mini Countryman which will be Made in India

  • 18:00 (IST)

    The Toyota Yaris sedan will arrive in May with a 1.5-litre engine in CVT and MT variants

    Toyota has just unveiled the much-awaited Yaris sedan at Auto Expo 2018 with the Honda City in its crosshairs. The premium sedan has been launched previously in Asian markets as the Vios and the Yaris Ativ and has finally made its way to India.

    The Yaris will be made available in two petrol-engine variants — a 1.5-litre dual VVT-i variant with six-speed manual transmission and another seven-speed CVT auto variant.

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  • 17:59 (IST)

    Hero debuts the XPulse concept adventure tourer in India

    Hero unveiled the XPulse concept motorcycle at EICMA last year and it is again the company's highlight at Auto Expo 2018. Making its debut in India, the off-roader is expected to be the successor to the Hero Impulse which goes on sale later this year.

    Hero hadn't mentioned any of the technical specifications of the XPulse the first time around, but we do have a couple of details confirmed now. 

    Read more here

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Maruti's offroad electric concept — the e-Survivor showcases the company's working model for its coming generation of hybrid electric vehicles! 4WD and autonomous, connected and electric is the mantra behind e-Survivor

  • 17:33 (IST)

    Here's the Maruti Suzuki off-road electric SUV concept - the e-SURVIVOR

  • 17:31 (IST)

    The roadmap to electric future is via hybrid technology 

  • 17:23 (IST)

    Maruti wants to focus on hybrid technology, as it believes that will bring down India's emissions substantially and can bring down India's fuel import. But Ayukawa also says that a lot of internal combustion engine sporting cars will sell before Electric Vehicles become mature

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Maruti's FACE philosophy for the e-Survivor: Four-wheel, Autonomous, Connected and Electric

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Maruti will partner with Toshiba to build the first battery manufacturing plant in India. Maruti would also be looking at battery innovations, building infrastructure, recycle and disposal of the car battery. 

  • 17:18 (IST)

    Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki on stage

    "Concept e-Survivor symbolises outr commitment to eco-friendly cars. We will launch it in India in 2020. India wants a comprehensive ecosystem to support Electric Vehicles. We will build the vehicle charging infrastructure ourselves. The vision of green technology is not 'import and assemble' but to 'Make in India'

  • 17:10 (IST)

    Maruti is having its second press conference of the day. On the agenda is the unveiling of its offroad electric concept - the e-SURVIVOR

  • 17:09 (IST)

    The New G4 Rexton will be launched this year as a #Mahindra product. Rexton comes with a 7-spd automatic transmission and a 2.2Ltr, 178bhp, 420Nm Diesel engine.

  • 16:50 (IST)

    The New G4 Rexton will be launched this year as a #Mahindra product. Rexton comes with a 7-spd automatic transmission and a 2.2Ltr, 178bhp, 420Nm Diesel engine. Ankit gives us a walkaround of the Rexton

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Mahindra has also announced the G4 Rexton premium SUV which is expected to launch this year. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    And here's a dekko at the Mahindra flagship electric car E2O

  • 16:38 (IST)

    As we had said earlier, this Auto Expo is all about Electric Vehicles. And Mahindra, which has been a fore-runner in this segment, had something to show off as well

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Mahindra Rise is showing off a category first - the Stinger

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Mahindra just unveiled the Stinger. We'd love to see this car on Indian roads, but unfortunately, it's only a concept car right now.

  • 16:25 (IST)

    The Toyota Yaris marks the company's first entry into the executive sedan space. Will Toyota be able to take on the likes of the Honda City Go with this car?

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Mahindra unveils the G4 Rexton SUV

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Amber gives us his take on the monster that is the V-12 powered Maybach S650!

  • 16:01 (IST)

    It's Auto Expo 2018. Why wouldn't you have autonomous robots dance to Gangnam Style?

  • 14:56 (IST)

    Here's a first look at the Tata Jiago JTP

  • 14:46 (IST)

    The TaMo Racemo concept car walk around

  • 14:41 (IST)

    Mercedes has announced the Maybach S650. The Maybach S650 has been priced at 2.73Cr and the S560 has been priced at 1.94Cr. Both prices are ex-showroom India. Along with it it has announced the E-Class all terrain 4WD as well as a Concept EQ

  • 14:31 (IST)

    Here's a quick recap of all that has happened so far at the Auto Expo 2018

  • 14:16 (IST)

    Suzuki Motorcycles Burgman Street maxi-scooter unveiled alongside Suzuki GSX-S750 street fighter

    At the ongoing Auto Expo 2018, Suzuki Motorcycles unveiled its all new Suzuki Burgman Street maxi scooter alongside the Suzuki GSX S750 naked roadster.

    While the mighty Burgman is also available with a 638 cc engine, the variant unveiled for the Indian market will only feature a 125 cc capacity.

    When launched in India, the Burgman will indeed become the first maxi-scooter offerings in the country with 14-inch wheels, a front visor shield and massive underseat storage.

    Read more here

  • 14:14 (IST)

    Hyundai i20 2018 Facelift makes its debut at Auto Expo 2018

  • 14:03 (IST)

    Here's a better look at the Tata Motors 45X Concept premium hatchback

  • 14:02 (IST)

    Akshay Kumar came on stage in a Tata Intra commercial vehicle

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Tata Motors has also launched the 45X hatchback concept

  • 13:41 (IST)

    The unveiling of the Tata Motors H5X Concept SUV

  • 13:39 (IST)

    Tata Motors has also announced the introduction of another brand new platform architecture. 

  • 13:31 (IST)

    Tata Motors' Mayank Pareek says that the H5X concept has the potential to shatter current benchmarks and pave way for new SUV standards in India

  • 13:26 (IST)

    The Tata Motors H5X concept SUV has been unveiled

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Mayank Pareek, Head of PVBU at Tata Motors: The personal vehicle business has outperformed the industry for 19 consecutive months. "Positive about the continued growth in the months to come, thanks to tremendous responses to Tiago, HEXA, Tigor and NEXON."

  • 13:20 (IST)

    Setting the stage for an electric future

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Tata Motors' main theme seems to be pivoted on an electric future. Chairman of Tata Motors and Tata Sons N Chandrasekaran shares thoughts on committing to future mobility with new launches

  • 13:11 (IST)

    The sleek Renault Trezor concept gives us a dreamy glimpse of an electric future

    Here's a look at the Renault Trezor concept from all angles. Take a look

  • 13:10 (IST)

     Kia Motors SP Concept SUV unveiled as automaker awaits launch in H2 2019

    Korean automaker Kia today unveiled a new concept vehicle called the Kia SP Concept at the Auto Expo 2018.

    The new concept vehicle is an SUV and is said to enter production soon with an india-specific variant entering production in 2019.

    The Kia SP Concept features a modern design with razor-thin headlamps with the LED treatment.

    Read more here

  • 13:07 (IST)

    We can't wait to see the premium SUV based on the LandRover Freelander platform. And of course Nexon AMT and new prototype EV platform for Tigor & Tiago

Auto Expo 2018, the bi-annual automobile extravaganza will be open for the public from 9 - 14 February this year. But for us media folks, the proceedings have already begun.

Maruti Suzuki e-Survivor

Maruti Suzuki e-Survivor concept

The Auto Expo 2018 is expected to be a watershed year for the electric vehicle category in India. Greater Noida is hosting the 14th edition of the Auto Expo and while a lot of automakers have decided to stay away from the Expo, there are still enough brands to keep you excited.

Among the notable brands who will not be present at this year's Auto Expo are Audi, Datsun, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Volkswagen for cars and among the bike makers we will not be seeing anything from Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield and Harley-Davidson.

Having said that, there is enough happening at the Auto Expo 2018 to keep the auto enthusiasts hooked.

We are on the show floor in Noida and will bring you the latest updates, as they happen.

Stay tuned to our live blog of the Auto Expo 2018.

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018 19:18 PM