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An SUV based on the SP concept will be built at Kias under-construction Indian factory

Auto Expo is the largest gathering of auto manufacturers in India.

Maruti Suzuki made the global unveiling of its concept compact auto with SUV-like features named ConceptFutureS.

The company displayed its Soul EV along with plug in hybrid models, Optima and Niro, while also unveiling its SP Concept, the conventional India-specific SUV which will be launched next year. Startup, E-Vehicle and Technology was one of the key highlights at Expo this yearwhere in Emflux Motors launched Emflux One.

Echoing similar sentiments, Tata Group Chairman N. Chandrasekaran said Tata Motors is committed to the future of mobility, specially the government's vision in the electric vehicles space. The new scooter joins the company's other products including popular scooterette Scooty Pep, scooterTVS Jupiter, We Go.

The company plans to add a new CNG vertical and introduce new models of diesel and electric vehicles in the coming quarter, he added.

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Swedish electric auto maker Uniti today announced its tie-up with India's Bird Group at the expo here to launch a 5 -seater electric vehicle priced at Rs 7,14,000 (ex-showroom) by 2020.

An electric concept vehicle is seen at the Auto Expo 2018 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. There was the Zoe, a mini electric vehicle, the Trezor, a two-seater electric supercar and the Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept, which is already on sale in most of the European countries.

Ashok Leyland launched its first electric bus, Circuit S, which offers seating facility for around 25 to 35 people. The top speed too, has been electronically limited to 200 kmph while naught-100 kmph takes just 3.0 seconds. It is expected to be available in next three to six months. Renault claims to sell 25% of all electric vehicles in Europe, but it has yet to launch one in India.

South Korea's Kia Motors, which is expecting to open a $1 billion Indian manufacturing plant in 2019, announced plans for an "India-exclusive" electric vehicle. The H5X SUV concept, which was also revealed at the Expo today, is based on the same styling philosophy as well. Uniti Car and Bird Group announced the start of the joint market analysis in India, bringing in stylish yet affordable electric city car priced at Rs 7,14,000 ex-showroom. The diesel powered version starts from Rs 6.73 lakh. Both these models are also scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19. Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse". The Auto Expo 2018 will see global automakers locking horns to launch and showcase their best products to the world.

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