Auto Expo 2018: Tamo Racemo debuts in India

Kia in April 2017 agreed to invest more than $1 billion to build a auto manufacturing plant in southern India with an annual production capacity of 300,000 units.

Similarly, two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter (HMSI) plans to launch 11 new models, including a concept scooter from its electric mobility platform.

Going by Tata's past concepts such as the Nexon, we can expect the production-spec model to retain most of the elements of the flashy 45X concept.

He said that only after there is clarity, the company would be able to assess whether such vehicles could be manufactured in the country. It is based on Tata's brand new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture. "We are making a significant investment in EVs and will launch six new products in this segment", said N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Group, at the Auto Expo 2018.

Taking another step towards 'Clean Electric Mobility, ' Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled its new electric compact SUV, the e-KUV100 at the Auto Expo 2018 along with some new EV concepts and an updated version of the existing e2o.

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It also picked up points in other areas such as research productivity, even though it tends to lag behind on research environment. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thon Buri is placed at 114th ranking compared to last year's 101th-110th.

French auto manufacturer Renault showcased its mini electric vehicle ZOE and the TREZOR, a two-seater electric supercar. The company says that it will gauge the media and visitor reaction and might preside upon the fate of the TUV Stinger. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) unveiled six new electric concept vehicles and models as it showcased its strategy to shape the "Future of Mobility".

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has said it will unveil Ioniq EV in the upcoming Auto Expo. The Tiago EV and the Tigor EV draw power from an electric drive system developed and supplied by Electrica EV. Present at the launch was Akshay Kumar who graced the unveiling. But what makes it special this time, is the unveiling of an electric version as well. Besides paying for a place at the Expo, auto companies also have to bear cost of setting up venues, models and security among others. On the other hand, big names like BMW, Hero, Suzuki left no stone unturned too woo their customers showcasing a range of products from scooters to bikes to cars.

India's automobile market is now the world's 5th largest, with almost 3.8 million vehicles sold per year.

Mahindra & Mahindra is the only company in India now selling electric cars directly to consumers, but Goenka expect others will join the party soon. The 14th edition of the largest automobile event will see global automakers gearing up to showcase their best products to the world.

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