Auto Expo 2023: Day 2 sees Maruti Suzuki’s Fronx & Jimny 5, MG Motors’ Euniq 7 & more being showcased

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Auto Expo 2023 has officially begun and January 11 and will go on for the next 8 days. While Day 1 was packed with showcasing by Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, and Kia. MG Motors, Toyota, Lexus, and more, Day 2 is also going to be an exciting day as many companies will be taking the stage to showcase their new and upcoming innovations. So far, the highlights have been Euniq 7 by MG Motors and Fronx & Jimny 5 by Maruti Suzuki.

DAY 2 Auto Expo 2023

MG Motors

MG Motors has already showcased MG Air EV, MG5, Marvel R, Hector Facelift, and more on day 1. Now Day 2 has begun with the showcasing of the Euniq 7 Hydrogen fuel cell MPV.

Euniq 7

The first fuel cell car by MG motors will be powered by the Prome P390 technology and which can withstand 824 degrees of temperature and promises to range up to 605km. This new car will come with ADAS and autonomous technology.

Next up is Maruti Suzuki which had a power-packed Day 1 but is in no mood to slow down as it showcases Fronx and Jimny 5.

Fronx

Maruti’s Baleno-based SUV coupe has also been unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023. The new SUV coupe Fronx will go on sale by March via Nexa outlets and the bookings have begun today itself. It has 2 petrol engine options, two automatics, and one manual gearbox option, and has a unique style with an upright nose and split headlamp setup similar to the Grand Vitara. It has 17-inch alloy wheels and is 3995mm long, 1550mm high, and 1765mm wide.

Jimny 5

Maruti Suzuki has also shown off the Jimny 5-door that will go on sale by mid-2023. It will be made at the brand’s Gurugram plant and gradually be exported to other markets. Bookings have opened from today. It has rugged underpinnings and is an off-roader at heart measuring under 4m long. The car is powered by a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine and has a ground clearance of 210mm. The color options available are- Nexa Blue, Bluish Black, Sizzling Red, Sizzling Red with Bluish Black roof, Pearl Artic White, Granite Grey, and Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black roof.

Tata Motors at Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

Tata Altroz Racer

Altroz Racer is the sportiest version of the Altroz hatchback. It comes with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and a new digital instrument cluster and a sunroof. It has ventilated seats and a sunroof with voice assistance. The car has a 1.2-liter petrol engine giving 120hp and 170Nm of torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

OSM at Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) has launched India’s most affordable 1-ton truck ‘M1KA 1.0’ and India’s 1st IOT integrated, four-door passenger vehicle ‘Muse’ with the cosmic roof. It has also launched the segment’s first air-conditioned electric passenger vehicle ‘Kraze’, priced at 15 lahks, ₹4 lahks, and ₹4.20 lakh respectively.

Benelli Group at Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

Benda LFS 700 Motorcycle

The Benelli group has showcased the Benda LFS 700, a four-cylinder motorcycle powered by a 680cc engine that makes 74 bhp and 67 Nm of torque. The street naked weighs 226 kg and has an 18-liter fuel tank. Benelli will most likely launch this under the Keeway branding around Diwali.

Benda Dark Flag

One more model that has been showcased is the Benda Dark Flag cruiser, powered by a 496cc V4 that makes 52 bhp and 42 Nm of torque. Weighing 231 kg, the Benda Dark Flag has a 16-liter fuel tank and is expected to launch around Diwali under the Keeway branding.

Benda LFC 700

The Benda LFC has also been shown off, which has the same engine as the LFS 700 but makes 91 bhp from the 680cc four-cylinder engine.

WardWizard at Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

MIHOS E-Bike

WardWizard, the electric two-wheeler Joy e-bike manufacturer, has launched its new high-speed electric scooter ‘MIHOS’ with Poly Dicyclopentadiene Material (PDCPD), priced at Rs 1.49 lakh. The company claims a range of 100 km on a full charge that takes 4 hours.

Rockefeller e-bike

WardWizard has also unveiled the first concept of its city electric motorcycle called the Rockefeller, which will be launched by the end of FY’24.

SML Isuzu at the Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

SML Isuzu has showcased a new 24 ft. M.S. Container for the Samrat GS truck for transportation and logistics. Apart from that, the company also revealed Front Door Hiroi School bus, Executive Lx CNG school bus, and Executive Lx Staff bus.

Ultraviolette at Auto Expo 2023 (Day 2)

EV maker Ultraviolette today announced its foray into the world of high-speed racing with the unveiling of the F99 Factory Racing platform. The F99 Factory Racing Platform has been engineered to deliver maximum power from the powertrain while ensuring all necessary safety checks, resulting in a peak power output of 65 bhp and a top speed of over 200 kmph.

Day 1 Auto Expo 2023

Maruti At Auto Expo 2023

Maruti eVX SUV

Maruti Suzuki was the first this morning as the carmaker announced its concept electric SUV called the ‘eVX’. It is a mid-size electric SUV concept that comes equipped with a 60kWh battery and can offer a range of up to 550km on a single charge. It is expected to hit the market by 2025. The EV is 4300mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall and comes with a comfortable cabin equipped with multiple features.

Grand Vitara & Brezaa

The brand has also showcased a special Matte Edition of the Brezza and Grand Grand Vitara at the auto expo. Brezza is one of the best sellers in its segment and has been announced in a new matte black shade today. It is now available in 7 colors- Pearl Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Magma Grey, Sizzling Red, Brave Khakhi, and Exuberant Blue along with Matte Black. The specs and design remain unchanged.

Grand Vitara Matte Edition has also been showcased. It has the same specs as the standard Grand Vitara, so this one is only a new color option.

Maruti Suzuki is also displaying eco-friendly products like the WagonR Flex Fuel prototype, Brezza S-CNG, and Grand Vitara Intelligent Electric Hybrid. 16 vehicles are being showcased by Maruti that include XL6, Ciaz, Ertiga, Baleno, and Swift among others.

MG Motor India at Auto Expo 2023

Next up was MG Motor India which showcased Hector SUV Facelift and MG4. It has showcased 14 new vehicles in all.

Hector Facelift

The Hector SUV has been showcased at the auto expo with a starting price of Rs. 14.72 lakh. It is available in 5 variants including Style, Smart, Smart Pro, Smart Pro, and Savvy Pro. It will come in 5, 6, and 7-seater configurations and gets a host of exciting technologies and 11 Autonomous Level 2 ADAS features. The car has received smart auto turn indicators, a dual-tone argil brown and black theme with a wooden finish, a 14-inch HD portrait infotainment system, over 75 connected features, and more.

MG4 Electric Hatchback

It is a born electric vehicle built on the modular scalable platform of its parent company SAIC. It has the same size as the ZS EV SUV with an attractive exterior that combines sportiness and elegance. Inside the cabin, the MG EV4 has 2 floating screens, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera, and ADAS. It comes with battery pack options in the global market. It is compatible with a 150kW DC charge.

MG eHS

This Plug-in hybrid car claims to give good performance and efficiency. It has a sporty exterior with significant space inside. The battery pack and petrol engine can give a power output of 255 hp and this car can touch 100kmph sped in 6.9 seconds.

JBM Auto

JBM auto has showcased India’s first electric luxury coach along with various other products.

JBM Galaxy Luxury coaches

The new range of e-buses will be safe, sustainable, reliable, and profitable. JBM galaxy coaches are 12m high-floor coaches equipped with the latest infotainment system, modern utilities, mobile charging ports, and the best safety features. It has a seating capacity of 45 people and is powered by lithium-ion batteries offering a range of 1000km daily.

Hyundai at Auto Expo 2023

Hyundai has showcased the Creta facelift and launched Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was also present at the event and talked about his association with the brand.

Ioniq 5

Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover in India. It is priced at Rs. 44.95 lahks for the single fully loaded variant in which it will be available. The bookings have been open since December 21 and the price is applicable for the first 500 customers. It has a retro-futuristic look with all-LED headlamps and a pixelated theme. It has sharp lines, highly raked widescreens, flat surface 20-inch aero-optimized alloy wheels, a turbine-like design, and more. It will be available in 3 colors- Optic white, Gravity gold matte, and midnight black pearl.

Ioniq 6

Ioniq 6 is based on the prophecy concept and gets multiple long curves and creases along with an aerodynamic silhouette. It has pixel-style LED lights, a ducktail rear spoiler, and a curved shoulder line, similar to the Prophecy concept. It has 2 battery pack options and a claimed range of up to 614km. The entry-level 53kWh and the larger 77kWh are the options.

Eicher & Volvo Intercity Coaches

Eicher has unveiled India’s longest 13.5m electric intercity coach, Eicher Pro 2049, and electric 4.9T GVW truck. It is developed for economical and clean last-mile applications.

Ashok Leyland at Auto Expo 2023

The brand has unveiled battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles.

SWITCH Mobility at Auto Expo 2023

SWITCH Mobility has unveiled the All-new leV Series at the expo. The intelligent, electric connected vehicles are built on a proven and robust modular platform that delivers exceptional performance and efficiency, embedded with proprietary technology solutions SWITCH iON to enable remote, real-time diagnostic and monitoring.

It has the longest coverage of up to 150km, faster turnaround time, best-in-class cargo space, and exceptional reliability.

Kia at Auto Expo 2023

Kia Motors showcased EV9 and Kia KA4 at the auto expo 2023.

Kia EV9

Kia EV9 is an electric SUV that is likely to go into production by the end of 2024. It is based on the company’s E-GMP platform and features a clamshell bonnet with dot-patterned headlamps having L-shaped DRLs. It has a tiger nose grille at the front with vertically stacked tail lights and a massive windshield. It has a driving range of 450km and can boot from 0 to 100kmph in 5 seconds.

Kia KA4 Carnival

The Kia KA4 Carnival comes with a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. It delivers 290bhp maximum output and 355Nm torque. The engine has an 8-speed automatic transmission and the Indian variant might have a 2.2-liter diesel engine producing 200bhp and 440Nm of torque. It features a grille with brushed silver inserts, headlamps integrated intro grille section, and more. Safety features include ABS, EBD, TCS, hill start assists, smart cruise control, blind spot monitor, and more.

BYD at Auto Expo 2023

BYD ATTO3 forest green limited edition and Seal showcased.

BYD ATTO3

The car manufacturer has launched a new color edition for the ATTO3 SUV. Forest Green edition has been showcased priced at Rs. 34.49 lakh, limited to 1200 units. It has black door handles and ORVMs along with stylish dual-tone allow wheels. It is based on the brand’s e-Platform 3.0 and comes with a 60.48kWh battery pack. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds and a range of 521km. Other features include panoramic front seats and a one-touch electric tailgate.

BYD Seal electric sedan

The new BYD Seal arrives after the e6 electric MPV and Atto3 electric SUV and will be launched in the last quarter of the calendar year. The delivery will begin around Diwali. The model measures 4800mm in length, 1875mm in width, and 1460mm in height. The Seal is rich with features like crystal LED headlamps with the boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, and full-width LED taillights running across the entire length of the boot lid. Indian model is likely to have a 550km on a single charge. It has a fast charging capability of up to 150kW with a bigger pack.

Lexus at Auto Expo 2023

Lexus RX 2 variants have been showcased- RX350h Luxury Hybrid and the RX500h F-Sport performance.

RX350h SUV

It is a strong hybrid model and is already available in the global market. The car has a Japanese design with sporty allow wheels, coupe-ish roofline, and sharp LED taillights with a light bar at the center of the tailgate adding further style to the SUV. It has a 14-inch infotainment screen with Android auto and apple car play. The SUV comes with ADAS tech and a 2.5-liter petrol engine and a powertrain of 248 PS and 324Nm of torque.

RX500h F-Sport

The car has a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine with an e-Axle rear unit with 366 horsepower and 460Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and makes direct use of the DIRECT4 powertrain. Color options available are White Nova, Heat Blue, Dark Rose, and dark skin aluminum ornamentation.

Tata Motors at Auto Expo 2023

Tata Motors has also revealed the Prima G.35K commercial vehicle along with the Intra bi-fuel as well as Yodha CNG. In terms of passenger vehicles, the carmaker has announced i-CNG versions of Tata Punch and Tata Altroz along with a near-production unit of Curvv. Tata has also showcased the Avinya EV concept. Harrier EV, and Sierra EV also breaks cover.

Liger Mobility at Auto Expo 2023

Liger mobility has shown off India’s first self-balancing e-scooter. The scooters are called Liger X and Liger X Plus and come with auto-balancing tech that allows the e-scooter to balance itself at low speeds or even while stationary. The rider has the option of manually activating this system to suit their comfort speed. Both the variants have a top speed of 65kmph but Liger X has a range of 60km with a charging time of 4.5 hours while Liger X Plus has a range of 100km with a charging time of 3 hours. Both the scooters will be available in Grey, Polar White, Blue, Titanium, and Red colors. Bookings will begin in mid-2023 and Liger X will be priced at around Rs. 1.7 lakh and X Plus will be priced at around Rs. 1.9 lakh.

Keeway at Auto Expo 2023

Keeway, Benelli’s sister company has launched the retro SR250 at the auto expo. It is priced at Rs. 1.49 lakh ex-showroom and can be booked at Rs. 20,000 at any Keeway dealership. The class-style bike gets a round single-pod digital instrument console, Bluetooth connectivity, an LED lighting package, and more. It is powered by a 250 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine and looks like a scrambler. It produces 9.7hp of maximum power at 9000rpm and 8.2Nm of peak torque at 7500rom.

Stay tuned to this space for all the Day 2 Updates of the Auto Expo 2023.

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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