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"We are making a significant investment in EVs and will launch six new products in this segment", said N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Group, at the Auto Expo 2018.

The company has reportedly set the price of Comfort E-Auto at $2315 (INR 1.49 Lakhs).

Apart from the new-gen CR-V, Civic and the Amaze, Honda also showcased the Sports EV concept at the Auto Expo 2018 today.

"The Motor Show" 2018 is being held from February 9-14, 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

New start up Menza Motors India's only bootstrap automobile manufacturing start-up unveils the first look of Electric Motorcycle- Menza Lucat which is priced at Rs 2,79,999, ex-showroom, according to a statement here.

"Electric vehicles are the defining theme of the auto expo this year", said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD at the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India.

Tata Motors showcased six electric vehicles in mass and personal mobility segments, which includes a 12-metre electric bus and passenger carriers-Magic EV and Iris EV along with Tiago EV, Tigor EV and sportscar Racemo EV, a special Auto Expo edition.

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The same idea was reiterated by Honda Honda Cars India (HCIL) President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno.

The expo was attended by renowned personalities like Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan at Hyundai stand supporting the government's swatch Bharat Campaign, Actress Sonakshi Sinha, Former Indian Captain Mohammed Azhrudin & Cricketer Gautam Gambhir were also spotted at the Auto Expo.

The showroom model is expected to be revealed at the 2018 Paris motor show later this year, and will likely borrow its fundamental underpinnings from the new-generation Cerato that will launch in Australia in both sedan and hatch variants during the year.

The showcase of electric and hybrid vehicles at the expo, which also had the presence of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, was not restricted only to passenger vehicles. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125". The Suzuki pavilion had 17 models showcased across scooters, motorcycles, big-bikes as well as motor sports category.

Other manufactures such as Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India unveiled a total of 11 two-wheelers, including a new 160 cc motorcycle "X-Blade". Kia will launch its first auto, a sport-utility vehicle designed for India, in mid-2019.

Piaggio India launched the Aprilia SR 125, unveiled the Aprilia Storm and introduced an innovative smart mobile connectivity feature for Vespa and Aprilia. Pahwa said: "Our well rounded strategy has put the customer at the centre of all our thoughts and actions and is taking us forward on our journey of growth." officially started its operations as part of the Indian subsidiary of in 2017.

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