NEXT month’s Delhi Auto Expo will see a strong showing by SUVs as manufacturers scramble to raise their presence in the booming Indian market.
Here’s a selection of new models expected at the show:
Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli
The Tivoli (main pic), that comes from the joint stable of home grown car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra and Korean company SsangYong, will make its India debut at the Auto Expo. The SUV is expected to offer 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options along with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Tata Motors is preparing to showcase the Tata Hexa during the expo. Tata’s premium SUV Aria could not gain the popularity the company had anticipated. However, reports are pouring in that the Hexa has taken cues from Aria and will have a similar design.
Renault Duster facelift
The 2016 Renault Duster facelift will make its debut at the Auto Expo. The facelifted Renault Duster will most likely debut with an automatic gearbox while there will be no changes in the engine options. It will also recieve a host of cosmetic changes.
2016 Toyota Innova
Toyota Innova requires no introduction when it comes to the Indian automobiles market. The MPV has been successfully running on Indian roads ever since it was launched. The 2016 Toyota Innova will be showcased at the Auto Expo with a lot of cosmetic and spec changes. It will be an advanced model with some advanced pricing too.
The Delhi Auto Expo will also see the much awaited compact SUV from Honda –the BR-V. Bearing the same platform as the, Brio, Amaze and the Mobilio, the Honda BR-V will be the company’s first diesel option SUV.