Here are some of the products that will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year which are bound for the Indian market.
March 7-19th this year will witness numerous cars making their public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of them will make their way to India, so we have listed some of the important cars which are eagerly expected to arrive on our shores soon.
Kia has set their sights on the Indian market to rival their sister company Hyundai in India with a majority of their cars sharing the same platforms. The Geneva Motor Show this year will mark the debut the latest version of the Kia Picanto. The Picanto is the smallest hatchback that Kia makes and is based off the Hyundai Grand i10, which has just received and update in the Indian market. Kia is expected to arrive in India around late 2019 or early 2020.
Range Rover Velar
Bridging the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, Land Rover has announced that Geneva will be the platform which they will use to debut the brand new Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Velar will set itself apart from the other Range Rovers in the family by the usage of sustainable materials and advanced engineering techniques. The Velar will be completely revealed on March 1, 2017 when further details will be publicised, however, Geneva will be where the SUV will make its first public appearance.
The next-generation Suzuki Swift will be fully revealed for the global audience. The new Swift will be based on the current Baleno platform making its superlight and has been styled significantly different from the outgoing model, wile also retaining the essence of the previous generation of the Swift. Powertrain options are likely to be the same which power the Baleno in India, however, an SHVS option is also expected. The Swift is bound for India and will be launched this year itself, however Maryti Suzuki will launch the Swift DZire compact sedan in India before launching the hatchback.
Tata is set to enter the highly competitive sub-4 metre SUV segment in India to take on the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki. Tata Motors’ latest product in the segment will be the Tata Nexon which will make its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in full production form and will be launched in India in the third quarter of 2017.
Tata Motors - Tamo
Tata Motors recently announced a brand new low-volume experimental sub-division called “Tamo”. Under Tamo, Tata Motors will introduce the first of its two modular platforms in 2018. However, the first concept car, which in its draped silhouette seems to be a two door GT sports car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year. At the Future Decoded 2017 show, Tata Motors did reveal the C-Cube concept, a two-door hatchback which will also be on display at Geneva.
Volvo revealed some teaser images of the brand new XC60 ahead of the SUV’s Geneva debut. The XC60 will be based on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as its larger brother the XC90 and will take numerous design cues from it as well. The new XC60 will be available with a selection of turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines with hybrid options as well in addition to many autonomous driving features. The XC60 is expected to go on sale in Europe very soon, while its India market launch is expected around the final quarter of 2017.