The excitedly awaited Auto Expo 2014 went off to a flying launch in Greater Noida on February 5th and will showcase some brilliant auto engineering crafts till February 11th. Ranked as the largest automotive show in Asia, the Auto Expo 2014 was jointly organized by ACMA, CII and SIAM.
With countless exhibitioners booking their stalls in this year’s Auto Expo, the show is intended on two separate venues. The Auto Expo Motor Show will be showcased at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida from 7th – 11th February, whereas, The Auto Expo 2014 Component Show is scheduled from 6th – 9th Feb at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
With leading automobile companies eyeing the emerging Indian market, expectations from this year’s Auto Expo are too high. With some of the top brand names like BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet, Audi and Toyota, the show also provides a global platform for the Indian entrepreneurs to measure up the large-scale market. Although, the show was restricted only for the media for the initial two days, we bring all details and minutes about the ongoing Auto Expo 2014.
5. Jaguar F-Type
Certainly my favorite, Jaguar F-Type has a powerful engine and distinctive design, which outshines every other luxury car in its class. The car has a sophisticated suspension technology which provides enhanced dynamic capability and control. With a powerful engine and impressive handling Jaguar F-Type is engineered to deliver pure driving pleasure. The car is available is three petrol engine variants and has 8 speed automatic transmission. The V8 supercharged engine provides a top speed of 186 m/hr. The car was priced at about $92000 which can cost from 1.38 – 1.62 crores in Indian currency.
4. BMW 3 Series Gran Tourismo (GT)
All set to earn big proceeds this year, BMW is ready with its brand new launch of BMW 3 Series Gran Tourismo. With its dynamic exterior design and intelligent safety features, GT has a remarkable multifunctional luggage compartment. The luxury car is available in Twin Power Turbo diesel as well as petrol variants, with variable sport steering and adaptive M suspension. The car has a max power of 135 kW/184 hp and can speed up to 226 km/hr. Competing with equals of Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar, Gran Tourismo will be range from 30.07 – 42.50 lakhs.
3. Mercedes M-Guard
Take a look at the charismatic Mercedes M-Guard, a craftwork of superlative German engineering. The car is designed to promise comfort, safety and the adventure of driving. Launched as the all terrain vehicle, Mercedes M-Guard is available with five different engine models. With R4 cylinder arrangement and 7G TRONIC PLUS transmission, the car has an impressive top speed of 210 km/h. Front axles have Double wishbone suspensions and are featured with coil spring and single-tube gas pressure with SDD. The car is only launched for the VIP segment and is priced at 2.49 crores.
2. Audi – A3 Sedan
Luring the first day of Auto Expo 2014, Audi pleased the market with the launch of much awaited A3 Sedan. Designed a bit smaller than A4, the car is nearly 4.46 meter in length and equipped with latest safety features like ABS-EBS, ESP and airbags. The sedan will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine will be powered by a 1.8-litre TFSI unit and the diesel engine will have a 2.0-litre TDI mill. At the launch, Terence Johnson, the Vice president of oversea sales reviled the car to be the cheapest in its range and will be in the market by the mid 2014.
1. Jaguar Land Rover – Range Rover LWB
After pillaring in the Indian market, Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover LWB is all set to hit the Indian roads this year. With an extended wheel base Range Rover LWB is the biggest SUV launched by the company and promises greater comfort with world-class spacious features.
The SUV is available in three engine options that are 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engine, 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine and4.4-litre turbo diesel engine. Harmonizing the powerful Land Rover as the reliable wheelbase that provides excellent comfort during the off road adventures. The comfortable SUV can range from Rs. 2.08 crore for Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Diesel Vogue to Rs. 2.63 crore for Range Rover 5.0 V8 SC Autobiography.