The New Delhi Auto Expo is one of the largest and important motor shows in the world. It’s probably the worst organized show in the world as well. While the Delhi Auto Expo is supposed to uplift India’s pride by being a true world class event, the last two editions did just the opposite. The entire proceedings were downright messy and the aging Pragati Maidan...

At the Delhi Auto show earlier in the month, Tata thickly populated its pavilion with the most interesting exhibits. Tata brought down technologies, unreleased models and concept vehicles that not only provided the route map of the company’s new journey but also promised a boom-filled 2012 and 2013. Standing next to the Manza Nova concept was the Indica Vista Concept...

Renault displayed a super good looking Fluence Black Edition at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. It sports features such as 17 inch black alloy wheels, body graphics, chrome trimmings on its body, rear spoiler and Black Edition badges. Drive comes from the well known 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine that produces 106PS and 249Nm. Renault India has not discussed the future of this...

General Motors showcased the Tavera Neo3 at Auto Expo last week. Due to the maddening number of unveilings and launches, we had to skip highlighting the changes on the new model. Today, we’re going to dig a bit deeper and find out what all is new. The bad news is that the Tavera largely remains the same. This operation is a facelift and not a generation shift. The...

Tata Motors missed an early opportunity to make the Nano an icon in the Indian landscape. When the stage was reached where the factory had enough capacity to meet the anticipated demand, it tumbled like a boulder down a mountain. To balance inventory, Tata had to shut down the Sanand plant for two weeks in the second half of 2011. To wipe out last traces of the “cheap...

We all must have dreamt of zooming down the street in a convertible car at some point either during college or when we earned our first pay cheque. Sure, there may be a lot of pollution and unfavorable weather conditions in India, but that doesn’t deter us from dreaming. The only affordable convertible in India is the San Storm which is neither aspirational nor well...

The XA Alpha Concept may have been a show stopper for the company at the Expo, but there were a few interesting cars showcased as well. First up is the SX4 Sport which is a crossover spin off from the popular sedan. The SX4 Sport is marketed as a must have car for the adventure lover. It is has a higher ground clearance than the sedan along with roof rails (to carry your...

Finally after buying 55% stake in Reva, Mahindra is showcasing the first product from the tie up. Although, the company has displayed the concept models of the Reva before, there were not really finished products. At 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, Mahindra has taken the wraps of the Reva NXR for those who are feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices. The Reva NXR is a two-door...

Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Ertiga (er T Ga) at the Auto Expo and said that the market launch will take place in end of March or beginning of April. For Suzuki Ertiga is another fine example of its expertise for developing fuel efficient, light-weight compact cars – Ertiga creates new customer segments – Suzuki known globally for fuel efficient vehicles –...

Renault India showcased a number of cars at their pavilion yesterday. But the big day has arrived. Renault India has finally taken the wraps of their mass market products – Duster and Pulse. The Pulse is a Renault’s version of Nissan Micra with slight changes to the front and the rear fascia. But the Duster – now that’s we are talking about! There were no details...