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Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has said it will unveil Ioniq EV in the upcoming Auto Expo.

However, the one displayed at the Auto Expo 2018, comes with a 200 bhp electric motor that pulls power from a lithium battery pack. Renault also showcased Zoe e-Sport Concept, the Formula One Racing Car, R.S. 17 and the complete Indian range led by the newly launched Captur and Kwid.

Maruti Suzuki, the country's top carmaker with almost half the market, unveiled an electric vehicle concept, as did big global brands like Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz.

"Of course, we will need a vehicle charging infrastructure of a scale and size that matches Indias needs", Ayukawa added.

The company is looking to expand electric vehicle segment. Uniti Car and Bird Group announced the start of the joint market analysis in India, bringing in stylish yet affordable electric city car priced at Rs 7,14,000 ex-showroom. "Our current portfolio and new launches over the coming quarter will help us achieve this number and set the ball rolling", Lohia Auto Industries CEO Ayush Lohia said in a statement.

Tata Motors' partnership with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives to develop performance variants of the existing models has attained fruition at the Auto Expo 2018.

Tata Motors, in the passenger vehicle segment as part of its two-architecture strategy, two attractive innovations made their global debut with "H5X Concept" and the "45X Concept".

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Separately, Kia'a President Han-Woo Park told reporters at the event that the carmaker would focus on launching SUVs and hatchbacks in India and was also looking at introducing a compact electric vehicle.

In the commercial vehicles segment, the company introduced a compact truck "Tata Intra", which was unveiled by the company's brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.

He further said the target is to sell 2 lakh units worldwide by 2020 and it will be achieved by entering into new markets like India.

Auto Expo is considered biggest platform in India where vehicle companies show their line up for the year and create buzz in the market.

Mercedes-Benz kick-started its product offensive with the launch of Mercedes-Maybach S 650 and showcased the unique E-Class All-Terrain and the futuristic Concept of EQ. The much awaited Civic will be available in both petrol & diesel engine options when launched in India. M&M also showcased its new format next generation "dealership of future" designed by Pininfarina. The company plans to launch these products throughout 2018, in a phased manner. These new models are scheduled to be launched in India in FY 2018-19.

Honda X-Blade draws power from the same 162.7 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that also powers the Honda Hornet 160. Two-wheeler heavyweight Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse". It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125".