A stunning design by the Tata studio, codenamed Tata 45X, is a premium hatchback concept which features the IMPACT 2.0 language and will rival the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elitei20. Tata is hopeful of launching it in 2019 and the production model will be electrification ready. Tata will be engineering the powertrain to meet the BS6 emission norms & the production version will be having enough space for five occupants. Tata might surprise us with a sub-5 lack pricing to undercut its rivals.
KIA SP CONCEPT SUV
KIA motors made a great debut at the expo, but its big bombshell was the SP concept. The premiere of this India-only concept goes on to show the seriousness of KIA towards the Indian market. It will be based on Hyundai Creta’s platform and will see the production light sometime next year. The interior features a 5-seat setup with a digital instrument cluster.
Another design concept from the Tata studio which will be entering production soon is the H5X SUV concept. The production version of this SUV will be based on a thoroughly reworked version of the Discovery Sport’s platform. The SUV will be coming with a ton of features and Tata has assured of the production version looking similar to the concept.
MAHINDRA eKUV 100
Mahindra is likely to launch the electric version of sub-4-metre crossover, the KUV 100 in 2019. The eVerito’s 30kw electric motor will be carried over to eKUV. It is said to have a range of 140 km and might have a launch price of approx. 9 lakh.
MARUTI FUTURE S
The Future S concept showcased by Maruti will be a small car and the production version will be having crossover traits. The production variant will be underpinned by the lightweight HEARTECT platform and will be powered by a new diesel engine with the 1.2-litre K-series petrol heart doing duty as well.