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The 10 most important cars at Expo India 2014

Auto Expo India

The car in India is in the midst of a rather slump, a fact you might not guessed were you on the floor at India Expo Centre for Expo 2014. The week-long which ended on 11 February, close to 600,000 people – 90,000 on the last day alone. Of there was a bit of Bollywood glam to the masses, with stars Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Abraham, Akshay Kumar and Kapoor making suitably appearances on behalf of automakers.

But it was the that kept them The show boasted 70 vehicle including 26 global reveals. BBC has surveyed the good, the bad and the ugly, and Auto Expo 2014’s hits. (Photo: DC Design)

Auto Expo India: NT3

First shown in Milan in 2010, the NT3 concept was new to India year – and for good reason. ecologically friendly urban is a hot topic in Asia, and Piaggio’s – which places the driver in the McLaren F1-style – packs a lot of clever thinking into an package. When it reaches (within three years, Piaggio), the NT3 will offer gasoline engines of 200cc or displacement, along with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Piaggio Group)

2014 Auto Expo Honda Vision XS-1

has no plans to build the XS-1, and a bit of a shame. The very funky (yes, seven) was a hit with goers in India, and it is not difficult to its appeal extending to consumers US and The cool blue crossover features an airy three-row compartment accessed via outsize doors on each side. this be a reborn Honda (Photo: Honda Car India)

Auto Expo India: redi-GO


This cheeky is the first concept car to wear the name since Nissan the brand as a value-leader for emerging back in 2012. This is undeniably small, riding on a 92.5in wheelbase (about 5in than that of a Mini but a tall roof yields interior space. And there is no that the redi-GO, despite its name, could bring a splash of style to the least segment of the market. It is, in the words of chief Vincent Cobee, “an car that at the same time is (Photo: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty

2014 Auto Expo Tata Nano Twist Concept

The biggest news Tata’s Nano Twist Concept is something most take for granted: a rear This seemingly minor – abetted by a host of stylish including fog lamps and more interior trim – promises to Tata’s runabout from its status as world’s least car to something decidedly more a smart urban runabout. Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Images)

2014 Auto India: Chevrolet Adra

Designed at General Motors’ Centre in Bangalore, the Adra a charge of small-but-tall city concepts on the show floor in The car marries big Chevy SUV brawn bold front end) a soupçon of retro chic contrasting roof panel). The is merely a styling study; made no mention of powertrain or plans.

But it looks ready to Were it wisely priced and a production Adra could be a success in the Indian market, the parking spots are small but the for style is big. (Photo: Motors)

2014 Auto India: Ford Figo

a concept, this handsome looks ready and willing to tag out four-year-old Figo hatchback, has proven itself a hero in the automaker’s charge on emerging such as India. It is unlikely the new car break ground as far as its powertrain and dynamics are concerned, but with well-placed cues from Focus and Fusion, the new Figo is a step up from the rather current model. (Photo: Motor)

Mahindra's Halo concept

2014 Auto Expo DC Design Tia

The two-seat Tia is car of indeterminate Mum was clearly a motorbike, but Dad may have an Alfa Romeo 4C or Subaru DNA tests may be required. Just eight feet long, the roadster features a cut-down 18in wheels and 7.8in of clearance.

A turbocharged 1.2-litre engine produces 120hp, the rear wheels through a automatic transmission. DC Design Dilip Chhabria claims the Tia will enter production – at a of 1,000 cars per year – in (Photo: DC Design)

2014 Expo India: Volkswagen

Other than a rear-mounted wheel and a coat of traffic-cone paint, VW’s smartly Taigun concept has not gained a since its debut at Brazil’s Sao motor show in October Power still comes a turbocharged 1-litre three-cylinder matched to a six-speed manual Yet despite the slight revisions, the debut in India was significant: two lauded auto-show appearances it, VW’s petite CUV seems a for production. (Photo: Sajjad Images)

2014 Auto Expo Mahindra Halo

The hometown of the Delhi show, India’s electric sports car arrives a rather unlikely source: a known for its strapping SUVs and pickups. Styled with the of Pininfarina and Bertone, Mahindra’s two-seater makes use of a 140hp motor that allows it to from zero to 60mph in 9sec and press on to a top speed of When the Halo goes on next year, Mahindra to offer a range battery à la the Tesla Model S, the largest of will deliver a cruising of about 125 miles. (Photo: Raj K Times via Getty Images)

Auto Expo India: Kwid concept

The absolutely Kwid is the first Renault car revealed outside of Europe, and on the in Delhi, it was an unequivocal show-stopper. The off-roader’s Gallic outlandishness – A-pillar-hinged doors and a clever passenger compartment – was completely by one particularly mad piece of kit: a camera-equipped quadcopter drone the Flying Companion. The drone, stows beneath a rooftop lid and its orders from an in-dash computer, can be deployed to monitor conditions, survey hostile or, when the mood strikes, an aerial selfie. (Photo: Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty

Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept
Mahindra's Halo concept

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