There are many facelifted cars, new models etc. showcased at a motor show, however, it's the concept cars that grab most eyeballs. Let's take a quick look at the top five concept cars displayed at the Auto Expo this year.
1. Tata H5X concept
Tata had built up enough curiosity ahead of the Expo by announcing that they will bring in new concepts apart from their refreshed products. The H5X concept made everyone's jaw drop with its design being unlike any other Tata vehicle built yet. Its big, mean presence, with the brand’s latest Impact Design 2.0 design language easily made it atop this list. It previews a production SUV from Tata Motors, which we might get to see on the roads soon.
2. Maruti Suzuki Concept Future S
Maruti Suzuki had started teasing their new Concept Future S ahead of its official unveil at the biennial event. This helped create a lot of excitement for a product that will be the carmaker's first car to be designed completely in-house. It showcases a design language that the automaker will use for a compact SUV, which will go up against the likes of the Renault Kwid.
3. Tata 45X concept
Tata makes another entry into this list with the 45X concept. It was exhibited in a glass showcase and portrays the carmaker's next huge leap in their hatchback design. The production version will be based on the Alpha modular platform, which will underpin all Tata cars that will measure between 3.8-4.4m in length. The 45X concept previews a premium hatchback from Tata that will go up against the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo.
4. Kia SP Concept
Kia Motors made a grand entry in India by unveiling several cars from their line-up at the Auto Expo. The carmaker also displayed the SP Concept, which will form the basis of an SUV that will lock horns with the Hyundai Creta. The proportions and design language make it look like an interesting proposition, which is expected to go on sale in 2019.
5. Mahindra Stinger Concept
A convertible SUV made by an Indian manufacturer is good enough to pull a lot of crowd at a carmaker's pavilion. This became clear when we saw the amount of curious and excited faces around the Mahindra Stinger Concept. Its proportions clearly hint that the car is based on the TUV300 and can be called as the drop-top version of the SUV. The open roof and tweaked interior with a large screen makes it a looker. Mahindra says if they find people showing keen interest in it, they might come up with a production version!