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The new showstoppers

There’s a lot to look for at the Auto Expo to be held January 5-11 in New Delhi

The Volkswagen Polo is easily the awaited car at the moment and visitors get their first look at it. VW display more than one including the Polo Cup race The company is squarely targeting Swift and the Ritz with a Rs on-road price for the base At its launch, power will from the 1.2-litre petrol same one in the Fabia), a 1.2-litre diesel and there’s a 100bhp petrol too, which come in at a later stage. at the Expo will be the recently Touareg SUV and Beetle.


The boy of sportcars will be here. long bonnet, those sills and gullwing doors well start a riot. comes from a mammoth V8 engine that develops Developed from the ground up by the new two-seater not only aims to Mercedes-Benz back into the of the supercar ranks, but also out to resurrect the spirit of one of the most sports cars of all time — the 1954 300 SL, or Gullwing. This is a car: low, wide and well-planted.

The surprise at the Mercedes stand be the GL-class, which goes on soon in India. This is idea of what a super-luxury should be. The GL-class interiors with three rows of seats which can accommodate passengers; even the rear of chairs has good head and The E-class coupé, which is a for the CLK in international markets, will be at the expo for display and Mercedes has no to sell it in India. Along the E-class coupé will be a new of the C-class featuring direct technology. The 250 petrol will be at the Auto Expo and will be the topper in the C-class line-up.

Maruti isn’t giving up on the just as yet. It plans to it a shot of botox in the form of a bonnet and a new engine along more competitive pricing and a new The name Versa will be by Eco and the 1.2 K-series engine will be shared with the Ritz. Maruti, you can be assured pricing be good.

Also at the Maruti stand be a new MPV concept based on a stretched SX4 The all- new concept will be a design and is completely built by engineers in-house without from Japan. It is awaiting a for production from Suzuki top in Japan.

The seven-seater MPV will be with different petrol including the 1.6 VVT from the SX4. No motor is on offer just as yet but Multijet could be offered at a stage. As with all Marutis, will be very competitive, this is the cheapest seven-seater in the country.

Showgoers will get to view the much-talked-about Kizashi Suzuki originally planned a new family of Kizashis, but the global crisis put a stop to all that and the version out so far is this four-door with a 2.4-litre, 184bhp engine. At present, its main will be America and Japan and it arrive in India only in 2010. The Kizashi looks a bigger SX4 from a distance a sleek, high-waist profile, balanced front end and twin faired into the rear Inside the cabin there’s of space and very well interiors.


If there’s a niche to be filled, trust BMW to be there. The German will have three niche models on display 5-series GT and X6 M) at its stall along the tech-laden 760Li. All four be launched for sale in India at the the X1 will however be available a bit

The 5-series GT combines estate saloon comfort and an SUV driving The looks are a sure way to start a but it has presence. The rear opens in two — one behind the rear seats the cargo cover to create a trunk that’s accessed via a tailgate, or you can open the full for a usual cargo area. It is to be priced around Rs. 60 lakh.

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also get to see the compact SUV X1, which is on the 3-series saloon and is even than the current X3. The 760Li the ‘big is beautiful’ school of is 5.2 metres long. Also will be the M version of the X6. The BMW X6 M is the hottest of the four-wheel-drive SUV-coupé crossover.


Audi will the stunning A7 concept at its stall. As its suggests, the A7 will be positioned the A6 and the limo-like A8. The car is still in a concept but Audi officials claim the final product will very similar to the show A few curves will look the bumpers will be marginally and the coupé-like roofline and glass will be similar. The big news is it will eventually be launched in

Audi also has another big at its stall — the 225 Front Roadster from 1935. Reconstructed on an chassis frame, itwas exhibited with a gleaming paint finish at the 1935 Motor Show in Berlin. two prototypes were built and have disappeared. It was therefore to build a replica of the Audi 225 Roadster by working from The car comes with a 2257cc engine.

Audi will also its entire India range on including the R8 sportscar. This is one you would not want to miss.

If Honda stole the limelight at Expo 2008 with then this year Toyota’s turn. Toyota’s personal mobility concept car has picked up rave reviews due to its The Toyota I-Real is constructed lightweight carbon fibre plastic, boasting operating located in the side armrests in of a steering wheel. The I-Real has a max of around 30kph and will be to go from an upright position to a position for its High-Speed Mode. its forerunners in the personal mobility the I-Real uses three (two at the front and one at the back), in mode, shortening its wheelbase to it to manoeuvre naturally among at similar eyesight height taking up a large amount of In high-speed mode, the wheelbase to provide a lower centre of and better driving performance.

will also display the Prado diesel along the updated version of the SUV, goes on sale soon the expo. Besides, he much-awaited Etios hatchback make its debut. The carmaker has taken its own entering the small car segment, but its new car (code: EFC 800L) promises to been worth the wait.

It will be launched in two body — a saloon and a hatchback. The saloon be launched in December 2010 or 2011 and will be followed by the four months later.

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