Delhi Auto Expo 2016: Five cars to look out for
Over 65 exhibitors will attend this year’s Auto Expo in Greater Noida from February 5-9, making it the biggest in its history. These are five important cars that will be on display, showcasing the future of the Indian car market. Click here to read our full preview.
Ford is looking to improve its sales in India, and while the Mustang won’t shift in big numbers it will help raise the manufacturer’s profile in the country. The American icon is coming to India in right-hand drive for the first time and will be a big draw for snap-happy punters at the Auto Expo. While other international markets can opt for a 2.3-litre Ecoboost-engined Mustang, India is expected to only get the full-blown 437bhp 5.0-litre V8 with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The sixth-generation US-bred performance car gets a change in suspension to improve its ride, as well as a bigger cabin than the model it replaces, with a big boost in interior quality.
There’s lots of excitement over Honda’s bike line-up at the Auto Expo, and its cars deserve a look as well.
The manufacturer isn’t bringing the HR-V to India, but it’s instead looking to capitalise on the rapidly growing small SUV segment by launching the Brio-based BR-V. It will be against rivals like the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta, but the Honda BR-V has one-up on them in terms of practicality thanks to a third row of seats that will mean it can accommodate up to seven passengers. Production will take place at Honda’s Tapukara factory in Rajasthan.