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Top Cars At Auto Expo 2020: Here Is Our Pick Of The Top Crowd Pullers From The Expo

The Auto Expo 2020 is a biennial event held at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, once every two years. The event is the largest gathering of automotive brands, showcasing a number of products, including upcoming models and concepts for the future. Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Great Wall Motors, Kia Motors, Hyundai, MG Motors and many other brands showcased a number of products, which attracted large crowds to their pavilion.

The Haval Concept H from Great Wall Motors was one of the main highlights from the Chinese brand’s pavilion. The Concept H was showcased in its near-production-ready form at the Auto Expo 2020. The Concept H comes with a bold and muscular design, lots of chrome and sharp lines.

Maruti Suzuki finally unveiled their much-awaited Vitara Brezza petrol for the Indian market. The new Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol comes powered by the same 1.5-litre BS6 unit, which also powers the Ertiga and the Ciaz.

The new Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol is expected to go on sale in the Indian markets in the coming months, with bookings for the compact-SUV scheduled to begin anytime soon. The 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Vitara Brezza produces the same 104bhp and 138Nm of torque as on other models. It also comes mated to the same five-speed manual gearbox, with a four-speed torque-converter unit offered as optional.

The Suzuki Jimny is one of the most popular models from the brand globally. Maruti Suzuki finally debuted the Jimny Sierra in the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2020. The company also confirmed that the five-door version of the Jimny will come to India by 2021.

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny will most likely feature the same 1.5-litre BS6-compliant engine as on the Ertiga and upcoming Vitara Brezza petrol. Once introduced in India, the Suzuki Jimny could be sold as the Gypsy, although the brand is yet to confirm any details officially.

The Kia Sonet Concept attracted a lot of visitors at the Auto Expo 2020 as well. The Kia Sonet will be the brand’s first compact-SUV offering in the Indian market. The production-spec version of the Sonet has been spied testing on multiple occasions, codenamed the QYI in the Indian market.

The Kia Sonet once launched in India will rival the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon among others. It will carry forward the BS6-compliant version of the Venue SUV’s engines, along with the same transmission options as well.

The Kia Seltos is currently the country’s best-selling SUV. The Korean carmaker at the Auto Expo unveiled a more rugged concept version of the Seltos, in the form of the X-line. The new Kia Seltos X-line is based on the top-spec GTX+ variant powered by the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol with the 7-DCT automatic transmission.

The MG Gloster is the latest premium SUV offering from the British brand for the Indian market. Expected to go on sale in India later this year, the MG Gloster will be positioned above the Hector SUV in the brand’s portfolio, which already includes the eZS as well.

The MG Gloster is based on the global Maxus D90 model. The Gloster is expected to feature a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 220bhp, borrowed from the D90 SUV. Once launched in India, the MG Gloster will rival the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner.

Hyundai unveiled the all-new 2020 Creta SUV at the Auto Expo 2020. The new (2020) Hyundai Creta comes with an all-new design, inspired by the ix25 SUV, showcased at the 2019 Beijing Motor Show.

The Kia Sonet Concept attracted a lot of visitors at the Auto Expo 2020 as well. The Kia Sonet will be the brand’s first compact-SUV offering in the Indian market. The production-spec version of the Sonet has been spied testing on multiple occasions, codenamed the QYI in the Indian market.