Cars at Auto Expo 2018

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There is a long time to go before the 2018 Auto Expo kicks off. However, speculations and rumours as to what manufacturers will bring to the next edition have already started doing the rounds. We have put together a list of possible cars that could be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo. Bear in mind, though, manufacturers may have different plans for some of their products you see here and some might just skip the Expo entirely. Still, the Cars at Auto Expo 2018 list here can give you a fair idea of what to expect from India’s biggest Motor Show.

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Maruti Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Maruti Suzuki could be planning to bring a host of new models to the AE2018. We’ve always seen plenty of excitement inside the pavilion of India’s largest-selling car maker and the 2018 Expo should be no different in this aspect. The most important new car debut is going to be that of the new generation Swift. Also, Maruti will come with some other strategically models such as a Renault Kwid-rival. Car aficionados will be happy to know that the new generation 2018 Maruti Jimny (Gypsy) is most likely to be among the plethora of new Maruti cars at Auto Expo 2018.

New Generation Maruti Swift

Estimated Price Rs. 5-8 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Auto Expo 2018

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Among the most awaited cars at Auto Expo 2018 will be the all-new Swift. While the new Dzire will be launched in May 2017, Maruti Suzuki is yet to make any announcements regarding the launch of the all-new Swift. Right now, most rumours point towards a 2018 launch, but we won’t be surprised if MSIL decides to bring the new Swift before the end of 2017.

Maruti Swift Sport (Swift RS)

Estimated Price Rs. 7 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Accompanying the new Swift could be its hotter version, the Swift RS. Maruti recently launched the Baleno RS and an RS version of the Swift equipped with the same BoosterJet engine could make for a nice edition to their performance hatchback lineup. Suzuki sells the Swift in Europe with a 1.4 L engine as the Swift Sport. However, if India gets a similar variant, it is likely to have a 1.0 L boosterjet unit.

New Maruti Small Car Concept

Estimated Price Rs. 3-4 lakh
Expected Specifications 800cc Petrol
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018


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Maruti Suzuki is reportedly working on an all new hatchback to rival the Renault Kwid. The new hatchback is likely to sit alongside the Alto and cater to buyers looking for Kwid-like crossover-ish appeal. Expect the upcoming hatchback to make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in concept form.

Maruti Grand Vitara

Estimated Price Rs. 14-18 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.6 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date First half 2018


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The Grand Vitara that Maruti used to sell in India might not have been very successful. But with the Indian car buyer maturing and warming up to the idea of more premium Maruti Suzuki’s, MSIL could bring the SUV back. Following the successful introduction of the Vitara Brezza, Maruti stated that they will bring more expensive SUVs to India in the coming years. The Grand Vitara, armed with the S-Cross’ 1.6 L diesel, could be the ideal candidate.

Maruti Ciaz Facelift

Estimated Price Rs. 7.5-11 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.4 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date First Half 2018

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Next on our list of upcoming cars at Auto Expo 2018 is the Ciaz facelift. While many expected Maruti to launch an updated Ciaz along with its transition to Nexa dealerships, that did not happen. Now, Maruti Suzuki could showcase the Ciaz facelift at the Auto Expo next year followed by its official launch soon afterwards.

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Estimated Price Rs. 7-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol
Expected Launch Date End 2017 or Early 2018

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Maruti is already struggling to cope with the demand for the Brezza. However, with operations at the Gujarat plant scheduled to start in full swing in the coming months, they should be able to clear the backlog. Once that happens, a petrol variant of the Brezza equipped with a 1.0 L Boosterjet engine could be launched. While this won’t be considerably cheaper than the diesel variant, it will cater to customers looking a for a bit more performance from the compact SUV.

Maruti Wagon R New Model

Estimated Price Rs. 3.75-5.25 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L Petrol
Expected Launch Date April 2018

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Suzuki came up with an all-new Wagon R for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) earlier this year. The India-spec model will be based on the latest iteration but could have a slightly different design. It will be underpinned by a modern platform that should result in weight savings and higher rigidity. The excellent K10 engine is likely to be carried over.

2018 Suzuki Jimny (New Maruti Gypsy)

Estimated Price Rs. 6.5-8.5 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0-litre L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Late 2018

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Yes, the Maruti Gypsy is close to making a comeback. The 2018 Suzuki Jimny, which will basically give birth to the next generation Gypsy, will be in attendance at the 2018 Expo. The new generation model will be exported out of India as well. In India, the Gypsy is likely to have a starting price of Rs 6.5 lakh. Engines will be shared with the Baleno hatchback.

New Generation Maruti Ertiga

Estimated Price Rs. 6.75-11 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.4-litre Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Late 2018

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Maruti Suzuki has been busy readying the new generation Ertiga MPV. The new model is likely to launch towards late-2018 and will debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in a concept form. The 2019 Ertiga (codename: YHA) will be underpinned by the new lightweight HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new Dzire. Engine options should include the current 1.4 K-series Petrol motor and an all-new 1.5-litre Diesel engine. Transmission options will comprise of a 5-speed Manual and an AMT unit

Hyundai Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Hyundai i20 facelift

Estimated Price Rs. 5.5-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.4 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Auto Expo 2018

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It is no secret that Hyundai is currently working on the Elite i20 facelift. The updated i20 will feature Hyundai’s new characteristic design features including the cascading grille that now adorns the noses of the Grand i10 and Xcent. Expect engine options to remain the same. Hyundai may introduce its new lineup of turbocharged petrol engines with the launch of the Elite i20 facelift.

New Hyundai Compact SUV

Estimated Price Rs. 7-10 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L Turbo Petrol
Expected Launch Date Mid 2019

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A pre-production version of the upcoming Hyundai compact SUV could make its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. This compact SUV will be based on the HND-14 aka Carlino concept that was on display at the 2016 Auto Expo. Its presence at the Auto Expo seems a bit unlikely as Hyundai will launch the compact SUV only by 2019.

New Hyundai Santro

Estimated Price Rs. 4-6 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L petrol
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

 

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Another car that could make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo is an all-new entry-level hatchback. Some reports suggest it will be called ‘Santro’ marking the return of the popular brand name. This new hatchback could come with crossover-like styling, much like the Renault Kwid. The upcoming hatchback could use the Eon’s engine options. Also, Hyundai is working on developing its own set of AMT gearboxes. A 5-speed AMT from Hyundai could debut on this car.

Hyundia Kona Small SUV

Estimated Price Rs. 8-10 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 Litre Petrol, 1.4 Litre Petrol, 1.4 Litre Diesel
Expected Launch Date Second half 2018


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Hyundai will soon unveil a new small SUV based on the i20’s platform. This new SUV, called Kona, is mainly targeted at international markets and not at emerging markets such as ours. However, the Kona could still make an appearance at the Expo. Hyundai might want to gauge customer reaction and maybe look at bringing it to India in the future.

Hyundai Creta Facelift

Estimated Price Rs. 9.50-15 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.6 Litre Petrol, 1.4 Litre Diesel, 1.6 Litre Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

2018 hyundai creta facelift Yes, Hyundai could showcase the facelift-ed Creta at the Auto Expo 2018. While the engine options will remain the same, the Creta facelift will carry a set of styling updates and new features. It’s also likely to get some new trims. Definitely one of the most important upcoming models amongst Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 2018, this one.

New Hyundai Sonata

Estimated Price Rs. 29-32 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0-litre Petrol + 38 kW Electric Motor
Expected Launch Date April 2018

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The latest generation Sonata is likely to be in attendance at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. It will feature a hybrid powertain and will go on to rival the likes of Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Expect prices to start around R 30 lakh.

Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest news updates on upcoming Hyundai cars at Auto Expo 201

Honda Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Honda Jazz Facelift

Estimated Price Rs. 6-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

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Images of the upcoming Honda Jazz facelift were released recently. This new model could be headed for an Auto Expo debut in February 2018. Since its launch, the Jazz has struggled to keep pace with its rivals. And with Honda’s stubbornness to price its cars at a slight premium over its rivals, the struggle might not end even after the introduction of the new model.

Honda HR-V

Estimated Price Rs. 13-17 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5 Petrol/1.5 Diesel
Expected Launch Date End 2017 or Auto Expo 2018

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Next up on our list of Cars at Auto Expo 2018 is the HR-V small SUV. While our sources inform us that Honda is pushing for a year-end launch of the new small SUV, it may get delayed to early 2018. Still, even if it is launched in 2017, it will be present at Honda’s pavilion. Honda’s HR-V will sit above the BR-V and will cost a bit more than the Creta and Duster.

New Honda Civic

Estimated Price Rs 14-18 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.8 Petrol/1.5 Diesel
Expected Launch Date First quarter 2018

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The Honda Civic is coming back to India! Expect Honda to showcase the Civic at the Auto Expo 2018 before launching it here. According to our source, the Civic will come with a 1.8 Petrol and a 1.5 L Diesel engine. Honda is targeting a starting price of around 14 lakhs for the upcoming Civic. The Civic will one of multiple upcoming Honda Cars at Auto Expo 2018 that Honda hopes will help revive sales in India.

New Honda CR-V

Estimated Price Rs. 25-30 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.4 L Petrol/1.6 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

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Honda is also planning to bring the latest generation CR-V to India. This time around, the CRV will come with three rows of seat and will get a diesel engine option as well. Honda is expected to launch the CR-V in India by the soon after the expo. Assuming the launch hasn’t already taken place by then. The upcoming new CR-V will be more expensive than the model it replaces.

2018 Honda Amaze

Estimated Price Rs. 6-9.5 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date April 2018

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Thanks to the all-new Maruti Dzire increasing the competition in the compact sedan market, Honda could have quickened the development of the next generation Amaze.  The all-new Amaze will likely debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It will launch soon after its debut. It’s very probable that the new generation Amaze will be one of the five Honda cars at Auto Expo 2018. Yes, it looks like the next auto show in Delhi will be really important one for Honda Cars India.

Mahindra Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Mahindra XUV Aero

Estimated Price Rs. 20-23 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.2 L mHawk Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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First seen at the Auto Expo 2016, the XUV Aero could be once again a start attraction at the next edition of the Delhi motor show. This time, however, we hope to seen a near-production prototype of the upcoming Mahindra SUV. The XUV Aero should be one the most important Mahindra cars at Auto Expo 2018. The new model will come with a 2.2 L mHawk Diesel engine mated to six-speed Manual & six-speed Automatic transmissions.

Mahindra KUV100 Facelift

Estimated Price Rs. 4.5-7.5 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol/1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, Turbo Diesel
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

New 2017 Mahindra KUV100 Facelift

It was earlier said that the new KUV100 facelift will launch by October this year. Now, however, it seems like the new model will come at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The KUV100 has been facing a lot of heat from the Ignis, but a facelift is something that might help this compact-car boost its appeal. The KUV100 will get the same engines as the pre-facelift model but it looks like it will get both Manual Transmissions and AMTs this time around.

Mahindra S201 (SsangYong Tivoli Based SUV)

Estimated Price Rs. 12-15 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5 L Petrol/1.6 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Mahindra is expected to showcase the production-ready version of its upcoming small SUV based on the SsangYong Tivoli. Known by its S201 codename, the upcoming Mahindra SUV will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta. Powering the SUV will be all new engines Mahindra has developed in association with sister concern SsangYong. Expect the styling of the SUV to be largely similar to the Tivoli with signature Mahindra design touches.

Mahindra U321 MPV

Estimated Price Rs. 10-15 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.2 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date End 2017 or Early 2018

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Another new Mahindra model that could make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 is the U321 MPV. Mahindra has been testing the vehicle under heavy camouflage for a while now. This upcoming Toyota Innova rival is likely to arrive in showrooms right after its Auto Expo debut unless it goes on sale before the end of 2017 as some reports suggest.

Mahindra XUV 700 (New SsangYong Rexton)

Estimated Price Rs. 22-25 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.2 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date End 2017

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Next on our list of Mahindra Cars at Auto Expo 2018 is the replacement for the Rexton. SsangYong recently unveiled the all-new Rexton, which will come to India as the Mahindra XUV 700. While the Mahindra XUV 700 launch is expected to take place by April 2018, the SUV will be present at Mahindra’s pavilion at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Mahindra TUV500

Estimated Price Rs. 8.5-10.60 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5 L mHawk100 Diesel; 2.2 L mHawk Diesel
Expected Launch Date February 2018

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The Mahindra TUV500 (aka TUV300 XL) should be one of the most important Mahindra cars at the next Delhi Auto Expo. The new TUV500 was earlier expected to launch by Diwali this year. It now seems like the new model won’t be here anytime before the next Expo. The TUV500 will have three rows of front-facing seats and will offer more space than the TUV300. This one’s going to be a strategically important launch for Mahindra. Watch out for the new TUV500 at the Mahindra pavilion at Auto Expo 2018.

New Mahindra Bolero (U302)

Estimated Price Rs. 7-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5-litre mHawk100
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Yes, there’s an all-new Bolero in the pipeline. The new-generation Bolero (codename- U302) should greet you at the next Auto Expo. Rumours abound that the all-new Bolero will have a  that the new Bolero will have a 7-seat format. It will have a muscular design but it doesn’t seem like the designers at Mahindra would compromise on the rugged appeal of the current model. Engine options should include a 1.5-litre mHawk100 Diesel engine with a max. power-torque of 100 BHP-240 Nm. Watch out for the all-new Mahindra Bolero at the 2018 Delhi motor show.

Toyota Cars at Auto Expo 2018

New Toyota Sedan (Toyota Vios)

Estimated Price Rs. 9-12 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5 L Petrol
Expected Launch Date March 2018

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Among the most awaited upcoming Toyota cars in India is the Vios sedan. However, the upcoming Toyota sedan won’t exactly be the Vios on sale internationally. India will get a new sedan based on the Etios’ platform that will borrow heavily from the Vios in terms of design. It could be powered by a 1.5 L petrol and Corolla Altis’ 1.4 L Diesel. An Auto Expo 2018 debut could be on the cards for the upcoming Toyota Vios.

Toyota C-HR

Estimated Price Rs. 14-18 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Turbocharged petrol
Expected Launch Date Second half 2018

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There have been reports suggesting Toyota is evaluating the C-HR small SUV for India. The Japanese manufacturer could use the Auto Expo to gauge customer reaction. If launched, the C-HR will sit just above the Hyundai Creta and will rival upcoming SUVs like Honda HR-V, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks.

2018 Toyota Camry

Estimated Price Rs. 33-36 lakh
Expected Specifications 3.0 L V6 Petrol, 2.5 L Petrol, 2.5 L Petrol hybrid setup
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

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Earlier this year, the 2018 Toyota Camry made its debut at Detroit Auto Show. It is based on a new platform that also underpins the Prius. Like the model currently on sale in India, the new Camry will also be available in petrol only and hybrid forms. Traditionally, the Camry for the North American market and the ASEAN markets has differed in terms of styling. So, expect the one that makes it to India to look slightly different than the US-spec model pictured here.

Toyota Yaris

Estimated Price Rs. 6-8 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 Petrol/1.4 Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Also expected to be a part of the Toyota Cars at Auto Expo 2018 lineup is the Yaris hatchback. The Etios twins have been around for a while now and the globally popular Yaris could be the right candidate to replace the Liva hatchback. While India has always been a price-sensitive market, buyers have now matured enough to spend up to 10 lakhs on a hatchback. The Yaris could be on display at the 2018 Auto Expo. Its launch in India could take place sometime in 2018.

Toyota Alphard MPV

Estimated Price Rs. 25-30 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.5 Petrol + Electric Motor
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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The Alhard could be one of the upcoming Toyota cars at Auto Expo 2018. The Alphard will share its petrol-hybrid motor with the Camry and will offer many luxury and comfort features. It will offer seating capacity for 8 adults. Expected to have a starting price of Rs 20 lakh, the Alphard will not come cheap.

From the looks of it, we’re in for quite a treat by Toyota at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018.

Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Tata Q501 (Tata-Land Rover SUV)

Estimated Price Rs. 22-27 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Second half 2018

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Tata’s upcoming SUV based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s platform could make a debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in some form. The launch of the Q501 is still some time away. The upcoming Tata SUV is expected to employ a 2.0 L Fiat sourced Multijet Diesel. It will be a premium offering that will rival the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and even the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

Tata Q502

Estimated Price Rs. 14-20 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Second half 2018

Tata Q502 Merlin SUV

The Q502 is nothing but a smaller sibling of the Q501. While it will share in plenty with the Q501, it will be dimensionally smaller and will offer only 5 seats. In Tata’s product portfolio, the Q502 will be placed slightly above Hexa. The Q502 will go on to rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson. The Q502, like the Q501, will be underpinned by the Land Rover Discovery platform. It could even get the excellent Land Rover Terrain Response system.

Tata X451 (Baleno rival)

Estimated Price Rs. 5-8 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.2 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date April 2018

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Tata could come up with X451 premium hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo. This upcoming Tata car will rival the likes of Maruti Baleno and will be underpinned by the manufacturer’s new Advance Modular Platform. It will likely come with a 1.2-litre Petrol and a 1.2-litre Diesel engine. The upcoming Tata car could even get design hints from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)! We expect this car to get many modern features and a spacious cabin. The car should boast improved fit-and-finish and quality levels. Easily among the most important Tata cars at Auto Expo 2018, this one.

Tata TaMo Racemo

Estimated Price Rs. 25 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Turbo Petrol
Expected Launch Date First half 2018

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Tata unveiled its two-seater sports car called Racemo at Geneva earlier this year. The car is expected to go on sale in India in early 2018. The Auto Expo could mark the TaMo Racemo’s debut on Indian soil. The sports car is powered by a 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 6-speed AMT. Expect the upcoming Tata Tamo Racemo to cost around Rs. 25 lakh.

Tata Tamo C Cube

Estimated Price
Expected Specifications
Expected Launch Date 2020

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Tata might even showcase the C-Cube at the Auto Expo 2018. The Tamo C-Cube made its debut at the 2017 Future Decoded event in Mumbai. From the looks of it, this vehicle shares its underpinnings with the Tiago. It looks really modern and gets many Microsoft-enabled functionalities. It’s not sure if this model will ever make it to the market, but in case it does, don’t expect the launch to happen before 2020.

Ford Cars at Auto Expo 2018

2018 Ford Mustang GT

Estimated Price Rs 70 lakh
Expected Specifications 5.0 L V8 Petrol
Expected Launch Date First half 2018

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The updated 2018 Ford Mustang will be at the Auto Expo 2018. It is expected to go on sale soon afterwards. The Mustang facelift gets changes to the styling, mechanical updates and an all new 10-speed automatic transmission. In its latest form, the Mustang also frop the V6 retaining only the 2.3 L EcoBoost and the 5.0 L V8. Ford might consider adding the convertible to the Mustang lineup if it feels there is enough demand.

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

Estimated Price Rs. 6-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol
Expected Launch Date -NA-


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At the 2018 Auto Expo, Ford might also showcase the new generation Fiesta hatchback. The Fiesta’s run in India has been a mixed bag. While the first generation model enjoyed reasonable success, its replacement bombed in the market. With the popularity of larger hatchbacks on the rise, Ford might consider bringing the 2017 model to India in its conventional hatchback form.

Renault Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Renault Megane Sedan

Expected Launch Date Late 2018
Estimated Price Rs 15-20 lakh
Engine
  1. 6 L Petrol/1.6 L Diesel

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There has been speculation suggesting Renault will launch a replacement for the now defunct Fluence in India. The model in question is the Megane sedan. It could be powered by 1.6 L Petrol and 1.6 L Diesel engines. With the D-segment struggling to cope with the onslaught of SUVs, Renault might put off launching the Megane sedan in India till the end of 2018. Still, it is expected to make an appearance at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Renault Koleos

Estimated Price Rs. 25-30 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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The Koleos SUV might have turned out to be a market dud, but Renault may not have given up on it just yet. In the pipeline is the 2017 model that looks much better than the one that was on sale in India. Expect the new Koleos SUV to be one of the Renault Cars at Auto Expo 2018. It could be launched in India in the first half of 2018.

New Renault Grand Duster

Expected Launch Date Second Half 2018
Estimated Price Rs 12-16 lakh
Engine -NA-

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The new generation Duster is expected to make its international debut in the second half of 2017. According to reports, the new model will be available in two versions – 5 seats and 7 seats. The latter is being referred to as the Grand Duster. Expect the new Duster to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in India.

Renault Kwid Compact SUV

Expected Launch Date Second Half 2018
Estimated Price Rs 4.5-6 lakh
Engine 1.2-litre Petrol

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Renault India could soon come up with a Kwid-based compact SUV to attract the SUV-hungry car buying lot. The Kwid Compact SUV, as you must have guessed it, will be less than 4-metres in length and will share in plenty with the Kwid hatchback. The engine options aren’t clear at this stage but chances are that the current 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre motors won’t make it to the compact SUV. Instead, Renault is likely to use a 1.2-litre Petrol engine for the Kwid compact SUV. The manufacturer is expected to showcase a pre-production prototype at the Auto Expo 2018.

Renault Kwid Racer

Expected Launch Date February 2018
Estimated Price Rs 3.5 lakh
Engine 1.0-litre Petrol

Renault Cars at Auto Expo 2018 - Renault Kwid Racer

We saw two sportier variants of the Kwid hatchback at the last Delhi Auto Expo. One of these two variants, the Kwid Climber, is already on sale. It’s now time for the Kwid Racer to launch in the market. It’s expected that we will witness the Kwid Racer’s India launch at the Auto Expo 2018. The Kwid Racer comes with a body kit, alloy wheels and low-profile tyres. The exterior is draped in a sporty metallic blue finish.The show car at the last Expo also had a roll-cage and bucket seats. These look unlikely to make it to the production model. However, we do expect the production-spec car to offer the digital rev counter and leather upholstery. The production-spec Kwid Racer is sure to be one of the most interesting Renault Cars at Auto Expo 2018.

Nissan Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Nissan Kicks

Estimated Price Rs. 12-16 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.5 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Nissan is working on bringing a new small SUV to India. This new product in question is the Kicks. However, much like the Kaptur/Captur for India, the Kicks for our market will be based on the Duster/Terrano’s B0 platform and not the new CMF platform. This will help keep costs in check. Expect the 110 PS 1.5 L Diesel from the Terrano to power the Kicks. While the launch of the Kicks is still at least a year away, expect Nissan to put the upcoming small SUV on display at the Auto Expo.

2018 Nissan Leaf

Estimated Price Rs. 20-30 lakh
Expected Specifications 24kWh-30kWh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Expected Launch Date 2018
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The Leaf EV was among the star attractions at Nissan Carnival 2015

Nissan first showcased the Leaf in India in 2015. Now, it seems they are evaluating the electric car for the Indian market. The model coming to India will be the new generation Leaf that will be revealed by the end of 2017. Its launch in India might not take place until the second half of 2018. It will come to India as a CBU and will be very expensive.

New Nissan Micra

Estimated Price Rs. 6-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 0.9-litre Turbo-Petrol/1.2-litre Petrol/1.5-litre Diesel
Expected Launch Date End 2018

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Although Nissan is adamant that the new Micra isn’t meant for the Indian market, it could still make an appearance at the 2018 Auto Expo. The latest generation Micra has ditched the cutesy looks of the model sold in India for a more aggressive exterior. The popularity of big hatchbacks is steadily on the rise so, Nissan might just decide to get the Micra to India by the end of 2018.

Datsun Go Cross

Estimated Price Rs. 5.5-8 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2-litre Petrol
Expected Launch Date Early 2018

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Previewed as a concept at the last Auto Expo, Datsun is likely to present the production spec version of the Go Cross at the upcoming Auto Expo. The GO Cross is based on the GO+ MPV. Expect the Go Cross to borrow the 1.2 L petrol engine from the GO hatchback. What remains to be seen is whether Datsun will stick to the compact car guidelines or ditch that in favour of a bigger engine.

Jeep Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Estimated Price Rs. 30 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Auto Expo 2018

jeep cars at auto expo 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep will launch the Compass in India soon. The upcoming SUV will be made in India and is expected to carry a competitive price tag. At the Auto Expo 2018, Jeep will showcase the Trailhawk edition of the Compass. It is a relatively more hardcore version of the Compass complete with raised ride height, dual purpose off road tyres, skid plates, underbody protection and unique paint schemes. Expect the Trailhawk to become the most expensive variant in Compass’ lineup.

Jeep Renegade

Estimated Price Rs. 15-20 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.6 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Second Half 2018

jeep cars at auto expo 2018 2017 jeep renegade

As per latest reports, FCA is now considering adding the Renegade small SUV to its lineup in India. Although similar in size to the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, the Renegade will be more expensive than both and could be an ideal rival to the upcoming Honda HR-V, Renault Kaptur and Nissan Kicks. It has been caught testing on Indian roads on multiple occasions. Expect Jeep to launch the Renegade in India in the second half of 2018.

MG Cars at Auto Expo 2018

SAIC is likely to make its India debut by introducing MG Cars in India at the Auto Expo 2018. As per various reports, SAIC has already registered ‘MG Motor India’ as the name for their Indian subsidiary. Here are a couple of cars that MG Cars is likely to showcase at the 2018 Expo.

MG 3

Estimated Price Rs. 6-10 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.2 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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MG Cars India could commence its innings with the MG 3 hatchback. Basically a direct rival to the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno, the MG 3 is a large hatchback that could find many takers in India. Internationally, it’s available with a 1.5-litre 106 BHP Petrol engine. However, expect it to get a 1.2-litre Petrol and a 1.3-litre Diesel engine in India.

MG GS

Estimated Price Rs. 15-20 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.2 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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The MG GS is a mid-size SUV/crossover that has high chances of making it to India’s car market. Expected to come here with a 2.2-litre Diesel unit, the GS is likely to be pricier than the Creta but a bit cheaper than the Tucson.

Absentees at Delhi Auto Show 2018

Skoda Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Skoda skipped the Auto Expo 2016 and speculations are rife that it will be absent even at the 2018 Expo. We are yet to get an official confirmation regarding this from the manufacturer. In case Skoda India does show up at the next Expo, here’s the list of Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2018-

Skoda Karoq

Estimated Price Rs. 18-25 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

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Skoda’s Yeti replacement could be one the star cars at Auto Expo 2018.The Karoq will be unveiled shortly and is expected to come to India in the next 12-18 months. When launched, the Karoq will slot in below the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq and rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V.

Skoda Kodiaq

Estimated Price Rs. 25-30 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Festive Season 2017

skoda cars at auto expo 2018 skoda kodiaq sportline

Kodaiq will be launched in India in the second half of 2017. However, the Sportline and Scout variants of the Kodiaq could be on display at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, there are doubts over Skoda’s presence at the Auto Expo, especially since they gave the 2016 edition a miss.

Volkswagen Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Volkswagen could decide to give the next Auto Expo a skip. That said, we are yet to get any official confirmation from the manufacturer regarding this. Meanwhile, in case VW India does decide to turn up at the next Expo, here’s the list of Volkswagen cars at Auto Expo 2018.

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo

Estimated Price Rs. 6-9 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.0 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Mid 2018

volkswagen cars at auto expo 2018 volkswagen polo

The new generation Polo will break cover internationally soon. This model will replace the Polo sold in India as well. However, that isn’t likely to happen until 2018. The new generation Polo could make its India debut at the Auto Expo followed by its launch soon afterwards.In terms of design, it will be an evolution of the current car’s exterior. The new Polo is based on VW’s MQB platform and is expected to get new engines as well.

Volkswagen Small SUV (T-ROC SUV)

Estimated Price Rs. 15 lakh
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date Late 2018

volkswagen cars at auto expo 2018 Volkswagen T Roc SUV Concept Images side profile

A Polo based small SUV is on its way and could be one of the cars at Auto Expo 2018. Based on the MQB platform, same as the new Polo, the SUV will borrow styling cues from the T-ROC concept. It will sit below the upcoming Tiguan somewhere in the Rs 15 lakh range. The Volkswagen T-ROC India launch could take place before the end of 2018.

Chevrolet Cars at Auto Expo 2018

As you might have heard, General Motors has decided to pull out of the Indian market. Which means Chevrolet will not be taking part in the Auto Expo next year. Which is a shame considering that had some interesting models lined up for us.

GM Announces Exit from Indian Market

New Chevrolet Cruze

Estimated Price Rs. 15-20 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.6 L Turbo Diesel
Expected Launch Date CANCELLED

chevrolet cars at auto expo 2018 new chevrolet cruze sedan

With GM India looking to get their operations back on track by the end of 2017, expect more new Chevrolet models next year. One of them will be the all-new Cruze that will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The new model will replace the current Cruze sold in India. And this time around it could get a petrol engine option as well.

Chevrolet Small SUV Concept

Estimated Price Rs. 7-10 lakh
Expected Specifications 1.3 L Diesel
Expected Launch Date CANCELLED

chevrolet cars at auto expo 2018 new small suv

GM showcased a small SUV concept at the 2014 Auto Expo called Adra. It was expected to go o sale in 2017. However, the development of the EcoSport rival was put on hold as GM was re-evaluating its plans for the Indian market. However, the plans to launch a new small SUV could now be back on track and a pre-production version could make an appearance at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Audi Cars at Auto Expo 2018

Even Audi India might not attend the 2018 Delhi Auto Show. Basically, there are enough chances that all Indian subsidiaries of the Volkswagen group might give the upcoming Expo a skip. It may be noted both VW and Audi were present at the Auto Expo 2016. This time around, however, Volkswagen group is trying to recover from the losses it suffered due to the ‘Dieselgate’ fiasco. Hence, it’s trying to cut operation costs wherever possible and there are enough chances that the next Auto Expo might not be appealing enough for the German car giant. At the last expo, Audi displayed an interesting car concept and a slew of new models at the show.

Delhi Auto Expo 2018 Dates

Day and Date Business Hours General Public Hours
Friday, 9 February, 2018 1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs – 1800 Hrs
Saturday, 10 February, 2018 1000 Hrs – 1900 Hrs
Sunday, 11 February, 2018 1000 Hrs – 1900 Hrs
Monday, 12 February 2018 1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs – 1800 Hrs
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs – 1700 Hrs
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 1000 Hrs – 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs – 1700 Hrs

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Which of these Cars at Auto Expo 2018 are you waiting for? Are there any other cars that you would like to see at the 2018 Auto Expo India? Do let us know via the comments section below. And stay tuned to Car Blog India for regular news updates on the upcoming new cars at Auto Expo 2018.

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  1. I am waiting for new swif.but at same I am worried about safety features of this car.my priority is quality car with the best safety fratures.

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