Greater Noida, 9th Feb: The ongoing Auto Expo 2020 at India Expo Mart has witnessed some amusing car launches ranging from future concepts, electric vehicles (EVs) to massive SUVs.
Every carmaker that participated put up a great show, giving us a peek into what’s in store for 2020. Meanwhile, we also witnessed a couple of car launches and here are the top 5 cars according to us that you should not miss:
Mercedes AMG GT 63S
The fastest production four-seater AMG is a credible standalone description for the GT 63S brought to Indian shores by Mercedes-Benz. Priced at a whooping ₹2.42 crore ( ex showroom), the car boasts of capabilities that dazzles automotive enthusiasts. At its core is a 4.0 litre twin-turbo petrol V8 motor that has peak power figure of 638 bhp and peak torque of a mammoth 900 Nm. The AMG GT 63S goes from zero to 100 kmph in a blistering 3.2 seconds.
The last hurray for the current-gen Octavia, the Octavia RS245 packs the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the RS230 but now produces 245PS! Visually, the car remains the same and Skoda claims it is the most hardcore version of the Octavia yet. Sadly, it is limited to just 200 units for our market and costs a whopping Rs10 lakh over RS230, at Rs 36 lakh (ex-showroom).
For all practical purposes, the Gravitas is a seven-seater version of Harrier SUV. The imposing car, therefore, is 63 mm longer and also taller than its younger sibling. With a BS 6-compliant 2.0 litre diesel engine at its heart, the Gravitas has 170 bhp of peak power and peak torque of 350 Nm. Tata Motors is planning to launch the car later this year or early 2021.
Looking to underline that it still believes in the viability of the premium SUV segment in India, Hyundai unveiled the new-generation Tucson SUV. The car gets updated styling elements on the outside, a brand-new, all-black cabin inside and gets a 2.0-litre BS 6-compliant petrol motor.
Skoda Vision IN
Based on the company’s new MQB-A0-IN platform, Vision IN is Skoda’s show of intent. A large front grille with LED illumination and featuring double slats made of lead crystal, LED headlights, strong character lines on the side body, diamond-cut alloys and a whole lot more make the compact SUV quite a looker. On the inside, the SUV gets a 12.3-inch central display, Virtual Cockpit, seats made of rhubarb leather and orange oak leather and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Skoda says that Vision IN has been been especially designed keeping the Indian market in mind.