The Delhi Motor Show 2014 was exciting and we saw several new car concepts, unveils and launches in a span of two days. The Auto Expo this time is hosted at the Greater Noida Expo instead of Pragati Maidan, where this year it was only the components. The shift in month also happened as it happened at the same time with the Detroit Motor Show in January.
Several new cars were showcased, and many new exciting concepts were on display too. The future of automobiles in India is bright and a small glimpse of this could be seen at this year’s show. Several brands showcased their products while some brands like Porsche and Lamborghini didn’t even have a stand. A lot of brands are showing a greater commitment to India as they are focusing on the car market and the results are visible.
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Audi A3 will be priced above the luxury hatchbacks
Joe King is the head of Audi India, and we get to speak to the man as he tells us more about the company’s current and future plans. Audi become the first luxury carmaker to have achieved the sales in excess of 10,000 units in a year for the Indian car market. Now, the company is ready to introduce the A3 sedan and the Cabriolet for our market, very soon.
Hyundai isn't looking at automated manual transmission at the moment
CarDekho was in talks with Hyundai’s Senior Vice President (Sales and Marketing), Mr Rakesh Srivastava after the company unveiled the new Santa Fe and XCent— the new compact sedan that will compete with the Maruti Suzuki DZire and the Honda Amaze. Hyundai is the second largest player in the Indian auto market and is also the biggest car exporter from India. We speak to Mr Srivastav and ask his strategy for the XCent and company’s plans for 2014.
Fiat Avventura will have a ground clearance in excess of 200mm
Nagesh Basavnhalli, President and MD, Fiat Chrysler India speaks about the newly showcased Fiat Avventura, Linea and tells us more about the Jeep brand too. Read further, to understand what Fiat will be offering in the next future. The company will be launching the Linea and Punto MY’14, the new Abarth 500 and also the Fiat Avventura— which is the new crossover from the Italian manufacturer— in 2014.
The 3 Series competition Jaguar car is an interesting project
Ian Callum, Head of Design, Jaguar will be one happy person to see such a great response for the F-TYPE Coupe and one of our personal favourites, the Project 7 received at the Delhi Motor Show on being unveiled. Behind the happy face lies all the hard work went to design the gorgeous looking Jaguars from the XF to the F-TYPE. He also designed the C-X17 that is still in the concept stage and now, we await the next car from the Jaguar stable.
Our majority sales happens in metros - BMW India
Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India was a happy man, as the BMW stand attracted a major media attention, as the BMW i8 was one of the most spoken about vehicle not-to-be-missed at the Auto Expo 2014. To top this, the company had invited, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar to unveil this new sports car. We speak to the man himself, and ask more about BMW’s plans and the current strategy about the brand.