BMW Mini: German luxury carmakerBMW will launch its MINI in India onJanuary 5. It will import completelybuilt-up units of MINI, MINIConvertible and MINI Countrymanmodels, and sell them through anexclusive MINI dealer network.Competition: VW Beetle, FiatCinquecento, Merc B ClassPrice: Rs 25-30 Lakh
Ford Ecosport SUV: The global debut ofEcoSport will mark Ford Motors entryinto the mini SUV market with a viableoption. EcoSport will challengeMahindras XUV 500.Competition: Maruti Grand Vitara,Mitsubishi Outlander, Mahindra XUV500,Hyundai TucsonPrice: Rs 12-14 LakhMaruti Ertiga: Maruti Suzuki India is allset to shake the 7-seater multipassengervehicle market with the launch of Ertiga.This is its maiden attempt to challengeToyota Innova. Maruti will position Ertigaas a lifestyle vehicle targeted at youngcouples looking for weekend drives.Competition: Toyota Innova, ChevroletTavera, Tata Sumo, Mahindra Xylo, TataAriaPrice: Rs 6.5-9 Lakh
A slew of top executives ofglobal carmakers will attendthe Delhi Auto Expo, theworlds largest auto fair interms of visitors. India, theworlds sixth largest market,remains one of the mostimportant growth markets forcarmakers despite a slump insales in recent months. Leading the march of CXOs will be Ford Motor Company President & CEO Alan Mulally who will globally launch EcoSport SUV in Delhi.
Kay Segler, BMWs senior VP for MINI, will launch the worlds favourite compact sports car in India.Volkswagen board memberUlrich Hackenberg will unveilthe German carmakers newrange for the Indian market atthe expo.
The Auto Expo is not just about car, bikes and new launches. There is alsothe sixth series of Styling and Design, to be attended by top designers suchas Felix Kilbertus, lead designer of French design house Pininfarnia, andToshiyuki Nishino of Suzuki twowheelers.The theme for the conclave this year is Future of Design-2020. Some topdesigners and iconic products they are associated with:Felix Kilbertus, Lead Designer, Pininfarnia-Ferrari & RenaultToshiyuki Nishino, Suzuki 2-Wheeler-GSR600 bikePratap Bose, Head of Design, Tata Motors-Tata Pixel concept mini car andother sedans
Cyrus Mistry, who will replace RatanTata at the helm of the Tata Groupin December next year, will enter theauto world at the Delhi expo. Thiswill also be the last expo for Tata asTata Motors chairman. Tata Motors,which owns iconic British marqueeJaguar and Land Rover, will launchthree new products.
Volkswagen XL1 Concept: One ofthe worlds most fuel-efficienthybrid cars, XL1 is capable ofrunning over 100 km on one litre
TVS Qube: Chennai-based TVS will showcase the Qube 2.0 litre petrol-electric scooter, the first two-wheeler hybrid by an Indian companySuzuki Swift Hybrid:The green Swift is close tothe final version with alithium ion battery,backed by a 658 cc petrolengine
Tata Pixel: Its thefuturistic avatar ofNano. The 4-seaterPixel comes with fluiddesign, stylish LEDlights and several hightech gizmos