India has come out as one of the largest automotive markets both in Asia and worldwide with passenger car production levels exceeding four million units in 2018.
Auto Expo is a window for technology transfers showing how the Indian Automotive market is absorbing new technologies and promoting indigenous research and development for adapting these technologies for the rugged Indian conditions.
Auto Expo is an automotive show held in Greater Noida, NCR, India and it is Asia’s largest and the world’s second-largest motor show held after every two years.
But it has become common for the Expo that said concepts or global products end up being just at a carmaker’s stall at the Expo and never make it to showroom floors. There are many cars showcased by budget carmakers at the 2018 Auto Expo but never went on sale.
Maruti e-Survivor: Maruti is known for introducing cars which are best suited for Indian roads and over the last few years, they have not only introduced new products but have come up with the whole new premium retail chain. Maruti did an experiment with e-survivor which borrowed its inspiration from Jimny, Gypsy and Grand Vitara and was a 4WD electric concept.
Hyundai’s Ioniq: Hyundai recently came up with the Kona Electric, an all-electric SUV but the company was working on an Ioniq an electric car in 2018 which came into limelight in 2018 auto expo but didn’t hear much about afterwards. It was supposed to make their India debut in mid-2018.
The Racemo from Tata Motors: India in 2018 had its chance of having its second indigenous and affordable sports cars in form of The Racemo. It was a car with a true sports car DNA for which even had a built-in camera but the company dropped the idea as it didn’t think it would be a financially viable product for the Indian market.
Honda: Honda showcased the Sports EV at the 2018 Auto Expo and it was a stunning concept and it had a coupe-like body that made it even better to look at but the company didn’t have any intention of bringing it to India and that has not changed yet Honda also showcased the Clarity FCV, a fuel-cell-powered version of the regular Clarity sedan.
DC came up with the concept of TCA at the 2018 Auto Expo and it was supposed to be the second supercar from the customisation experts. However, we are yet to hear anything regarding the TCA’s launch in India.
The look of the car was drop-dead gorgeous.
Renault’s Zoe EV: It was based on Clio’s platform and was a compact upmarket EV that could essentially replace premium hatchbacks but could not be launched in India.