The Indian Auto Expo is just around the corner and we here are some car brands and launches that you just cannot miss out on-
The Jeep Compass has been a runaway hit for the American brand in India and now the carmaker plans to get into the top players in the sales chart.
Just like the Compass, the Renegade will be priced very aggressively and we can even expect prices to start from under the Rs. 10 Lakh mark. This entry-level off-roader will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Last year, the company had imported two units of the Renegade – two-wheel and 4-wheel drive. In fact, the company has also started testing the SUV on Indian roads. The SUV is built on the Small-Wide platform that also underpins the Compass, sharing components from the later. It gets a 6.5-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation. Feature list include fabric seats, automatic air-conditioning, gear knob and multi-functional steering wheel. Designed by the Ian Hedge and Jeremy Glover, the Jeep Renegade compact SUV will certainly appeal the young and urban enthusiasts. Most of the design and styling elements will be carried over from the Wrangler. Under the hood would be a 1.6-litre diesel engine which will have enough grunt to power the this compact SUV.
The Honda civic is all set to make a comeback at this year’s auto expo and the same has been making the news ever since. It was a runaway hit when it was first launched in the Indian market back in the day, Now, 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.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Swift has been an ace seller for Maruti Suzuki in India every since it has been launched in India. Even the Swift based compact sedan- the Dzire churns out big numbers for the Indian carmaker and has been topping the sales chart since a long time. At the upcoming Indian Auto Expo, Maruti will most likely showcase the new Swift which has already been launched in some international markets. It will most likely retain the current engine options i.e a 1.3-litre diesel engine and a 1.2-litre petrol engine and will come mated with an option of an automatic or a manual transmission- just like its sedan counterpart.
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