The new Honda XS-1, a concept car. The bulging front grille is reminiscent of dystopic cars from the Blade Runner era. Picture by @HondaCarIndia
Honda unveiled their step towards the future on Day 2 of the Auto Expo 2014. Aptly named the XS-1, Honda has gone overboard with the puffy futuristic contours.
Another stunner from DC
The Dilip Chhabria corner, or DC as it is commonly known, unveiled another curvy creation with the DC Avanti.
The DC Avanti. Photo by @CarWale
The Avanti has been tagged as an SUV and a sports car! Go figure.
Check out the Mahindra MGP3O:
The Mahindra MGP3O. Photo via twitter by Mahindra Racing.
DSK Hyosung and their offerings
DSK Hyosung has come up with four new offerings for the Indian market. The Aquilla 250 pro, the RT 125 D, GD 250N and the Comet 250. The Aquilla 250 pro is priced at Rs 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom) Delhi.
The Aquilla 250 is powered by a 250cc 8-valave oil cooled V-twin engine which produces 26.2bhp of power and 21.3 Nm of torque. Photo by Kshitij Sharma
The Aquilla features a 250cc v twin engine which offers 26.21bhp and 21.37Nm of torque. It also features a chrome laden body and comfortable seating position. It is loaded with clear lens headlamps, a comprehensive instrument panel.
However, DSK Hyosung plans to launch the RT 125 D with a 250cc engine to keep the pricing in check.
The scrambler style RT 125 D seemed to grabbing a lot of attention but the twin cylinder 125 bike could cost upto Rs 2 lakh. Photo by Kshitij Sharma
Big surprise from Audi with the A3 Cabriolet
Doesn't it look just spectacularly old school? The Audi A3 Cabriolet. Photo via twitter by Hormazd Sorabjee
In a surprise release, which was not on the cards, on Day 2 Audi announced the India launch of the A3 Cabriolet. It is soon going on sale in India!!
Triumph Daytona 675 launched
File: The Triumph Daytona 675 as seen at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show in Birmingham, England. Reuters
The less expensive sibling of the Daytona R, the Triumph Daytona 675 was launched on day 2 of the Auto Expo 2014.
The initial pricing has been pegged at Rs 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom) Delhi.
Toyota's Etios Cross launched, and it is an SUV by the way
Toyota in India has added more muscle to its popular Etios line-up with the launch of the Etios Cross, which will compete in the fast-growing compact SUV segment. Based on the Etios platform, the Cross measures just under 4 meters.
Toyota's Etios Cross is the coventional carmaker's brave new attempt. Photo By Vivek Mukherjee
The Cross will be available in three engine options: 1.5-litre petrol that produces 90bhp, 1.2-litre petrol with an output of 80bhp and 1.4-litre diesel with a max power figure of 68bhp.
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with
technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00
cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a