Auto Expo 2018: Mahindra unveils first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

Auto Expo 2018: Mahindra unveils first convertible SUV 'TUV Stinger'

The "Auto Expo - The Motor Show" 2018 is being held from February 9-14, 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

The first day of the Auto Expo 2018 witnessed concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Kotors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20 (2018) among others. Thereafter the media contingent moved with clock-work precision and moved onto Honda Cars India.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said, "HCIL has shown robust sales growth of 15% in CY 2017 and 17%in the year 17-18 so far". The Tiago EV, the Tigor EV and the Racemo EV were also showcased as special Auto Expo edition.

While most carmakers are flaunting their upcoming electric vehicles and future technology at the Auto Expo 2018, Mahindra has chose to surprise visitors by also showcasing the Stinger, a sub-4 metre convertible SUV alongside its upcoming EVs at India's largest auto show. There was the Zoe, a mini electric vehicle, the Trezor, a two-seater electric supercar and the Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept, which is already on sale in most of the European countries. Here are a few pictures of new auto launches and exhibition stands.

The company also showcased its 2-seater electric auto - Uniti One - along side a virtual reality demonstration of the 5-seater vehicle.

Tata Motors is showcasing two of the 2018 Auto Expo's hottest vehicle concepts - the 45X premium hatchback and the H5X 5 seat SUV.

High-end automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor unveiled the "B-High" segment Auto "Yaris" which is seen as its most anticipated launch this year.

Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled India's first convertible SUV "TUV Stinger" along with a wide range of electric vehicle concepts including India's first electric mini SUV.


BMW India launched the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and the sixth generation all-new BMW M5, which were launched by Sachin Tendulkar.

The government says all new vehicles sold in the country must be electric from 2030.

The showcase of electric and hybrid vehicles at the expo, which also had the presence of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, was not restricted only to passenger vehicles.

Ashok Leyland unveiled Circuit-S, an electric bus powered by a swappable smart battery. Immediately visible on these models is the new Impact Design 2.0 philosophy's underpinnings.

"That, perhaps, is the biggest gap before electric vehicles can take off", Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra, told CNN. Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse". The company is expected to launch its first EV in India by 2020.

Honda has confirmed the launch of X-Blade in March 2018 and price will be revealed then.

India Yamaha Motor announced the launch of its super sports bike YZF-R15, a 155 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-Stoke, fuel injected engine. We are committed to the Indian market and aim to launch six models in the coming three years.

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