One of the biggest charms of any motor show has to be the concept vehicles because they give us a glimpse of future mobility using modern technologies. Besides this, most carmakers also use concept vehicles to preview new design tenets and features that will find their way on the upcoming products, making them all the more interesting. And the ongoing Auto Expo 2020 is no different in this regard as it too is hosting many concept vehicles, including Tata Sierra, Kia Sonet, etc. So, if you are planning to visit the Greater Noida Auto Expo 2020, then be sure to check out these top five concept cars at the show.
1. Tata Sierra EV concept
Tata Sierra EV concept has to be one of the most interesting concept cars at the ongoing Greater Noida Auto Expo 2020 simply because it alludes to the popular Sierra SUV. But in its concept form, the Sierra has shrunk in size, sports a futuristic design, and is propelled by an all-electric powertrain. The Sierra EV gets a closed front grille with pulsating LED humanity line, a large wrap-around glasshouse, wrap-around LED strip as the tail light with floating indicators. Inside, the Sierra EV concept gets a minimalist dashboard that is devoid of any screens, swivel co-driver seat, electric sliding tailgate, and lounge chair for the rear passengers. The SUV also features faux moss on the dashboard to make the Sierra EV a more hospitable vehicle. Given that it seems like a very futuristic concept, we aren’t sure if the new Sierra EV will enter the production stage.
2. Kia Sonet
One of the most important cars on display at Kia’s stall at the ongoing Auto Expo is the Sonet. It is a concept car that previews a sub-compact SUV which will join Kia’s India line-up this year. Kia Sonet gets a sporty design highlighted by Tiger-nose grille, sharp LED headlights, chiseled bumper, and LED taillights. Kia Sonet’s production variant will draw power from Hyundai Venue’s 1.0-litre and 1.2-liter petrol engines while the diesel unit will most likely be borrowed from Seltos. When launched, the Sonet will rival the likes of new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, etc.
3. Maruti Suzuki Futuro-E
Another concept that you must check out at the Greater Noida Auto Expo 2020 is the Futuro-E. It is a coupe-like SUV that serves to give us a glimpse of future electric vehicles that will join the Indian carmaker’s line-up. It gets a clean front design with the Suzuki logo flanked by sleek LED headlight, a sloping roofline, flared wheel arches, and vertical LED taillights that are joined by an LED strip running along the width of Futuro-e. While the concept is an electric vehicle, the word on the street is that the Futuro-e could inspire a compact SUV powered by a 1.5-liter diesel engine. If this happens, then this SUV will face competition from Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, etc.
4. Mahindra Funster
The Funster is definitely one of the most interesting concept cars on display at the auto show. It is a convertible electric coupe with illuminated six-slat grille, sleek highlight cluster, and L-shaped DRLs. Other notable elements on the Funster include triple LED strips for each fog lamp, blue accents on the front bumper, and LED tail light running along the width of the car. It gets power from two electric motors that generate 308 bhp and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds. Mahindra Funster offers a driving range of 520 km on a single charge.
5. Tata HBX
Besides Kia Sonet, another concept that will soon spawn a production model is the HBX. It is an extension of the Tata H2X concept that was showcased at Geneva Motor Show last year and previews a future mini SUV in Tata’s line-up. The HBX sports split headlight setup, all-black grille with Humanity Line, flared wheel arches, faux skid plates on either bumper and side cladding. Tata HBX will most likely draw power from a 1.2-liter BS 6-compliant petrol engine that also powers other cars like Altroz, Nexon, etc. Expected to be launched in India by end-2020, Tata HBX’s production model will face competition from the likes of Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, etc.
(With inputs from timesnownews)