Few exercises in life sound as interesting and something to ‘look forward to’ as buying a car. It’s an intricate decision. Unsurprisingly, also a highly personal one. It’s something that may even seem demanding for the simple reason that it requires a personal investment. Parting away with one’s finances- can that ever be easy unless and until we know we are making a sound choice? Therefore, unless and until you vary your options mindfully, investments seem far-fetched.
And when it comes to cars- an asset that serves as an unflinchingly important part of life- you’d want to tread carefully. But that said, given the sheer choices in a market endlessly thriving like India, what makes sense is to know the varieties out there. The AutoExpo 2020 is the perfect opportunity to do so!
For now, let’s narrow down what’s out there at the premier car exposition in the range of INR 10 to 20 Lakh and then make the right decision. Sounds fun? Here we go then.
Skoda Vision IN Concept
The much-anticipated IN Concept will not be available on the Indian roads before the second quarter of 2021. Now that’s still more than a few months away.
But before that, it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to know one of Skoda’s most bankable offerings in the compact SUV lineage. A bold grille with split headlamps, the large-size vents, and a rugged skid plate offer the power in the driving experience while the compact design makes for sharp design. The interiors, meanwhile, boast of a floating infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster among some of the key features.
It’s a fine attempt at making a departure from the conservative designs, of the kinds we’ve seen many brands follow in the past, while taking a leap toward a wide bouquet of ‘infotainment’ offerings in an age where not just the driving experience but a combined package stimulates demands.
The T-Roc might be of the same size as that of the compact SUVs such as Hyundai’s Creta and Seltos. And that’s precisely where Volkswagen’s T-Roc offers a sense of ‘premium-ness’ to its latest offering. The T-Roc boasts of this unique coupe-like styling and comes loaded with exciting infotainment features- including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9.2-inch infotainment system that’s powered with Apple CarPlay and the car parking assistance system that’s connected to the car-tech.
But why’s the diesel engine not on offer? Seems like the petrol engine may sweep away the vacuum one expects to be filled in twin- variants.
Till about a few years ago, Skoda wasn’t particularly likened to producing powerful, gracefully designed SUVs. A long time ago, those with a penchant with anything concerning the ebb of auto would remember, came the Yeti. This may not have been the greatest game-changer, but it was a bold step that told a thriving market that Skoda, frequently identified with elegant sedans could deliver on a whole new trajectory altogether.
The Kodiaq- one of the most widely received SUVs in the market- reminds us how the competition already fired by the likes of Renault, Hyundai, Mahindra, and Maruti has ensured an utterly competitive turf. Add to it the recent arrivals of Jeep and you know you’ve got to be versatile and stand out to last. That’s precisely what the Karoq offers the future consumers.
A dependable SUV that for sheer value and impact could be likened to the Tucson of Hyundai, the Karoq is expected to be on sale post the exposition.
So while on the design front, the Karoq is similar to the already present Kodiaq, it’s expected to make the dominant SUV space a more exciting one in the coming days.
Sedans that are elegantly designed and still not massive in size! The Rapid is about as interesting as its brief introduction. But out at the AutoExpo 2020, the famous Czech brand is expected to trickle the attention of its followers with an updated version, courtesy the all-new 1.0 TSI turbo-petrol unit that produces an output of 115PS and 200Nm.
The name has something about it, right? Could the car too, by one of India’s most respected and widely popular names, offer something that justifies the adjective?
Well, be assured since Tata suggests, the 7-seater has the eyeballs rolling. With an updated rear-end and an even longer design when compared to the famous SUV of the Tata family in Harrier, the Gravitas will also get an option of a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is expected to be priced between INR 15 to 19.