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10th Auto Expo: 14 machines you shouldn't miss

Last updated on: January 7, 2010 17:19 IST

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DC Imperator

Dilip Chhabria promoted DC Design in partnership with the D Y Patil Group showcased an innovatively desgned car in Delhi.

Celebrated actor Vivek Oberoi unveiled the Imperator - first car from DYP-DC Center for Automotive Research and Studies designed specially by Chhabria.

The car is an audacious mid-engine concept purportedly to generate a new segment where a SUV need not be boxy and rugged but sexy and sensual.

It is a visual treat whose goal is to spawn a new design direction and segment. Click on NEXT for more such beauties...


Image: Dilip Chhabria (L), Vivek Oberoi (C) and Ajinkya Patil (R), chairman, DY Patil Group and the DC-Imperator.

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New Beetle

The Volkswagen New Beetle was introduced by Volkswagen in 1998, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle.

Unlike the Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front driving the front wheels and luggage storage in the rear. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: Curves are back with the New Beetle.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera.
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Magic Iris

Tata Motors unveiled the Magic Iris at the 2010 New Delhi Auto Show.

Magic Iris a five-passenger conveyance, boasts of a "sheetmetal roof" and is expected to cost under $2,000.

The Magic Iris, which will be launched later this year, will offer a safer and more comfortable mobility for those who depend on three-wheelers.

The Magic Iris comes equipped with a 611-cc diesel engine and a 2.6-gallon fuel tank and has a top speed of about 34 miles per hour. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: The 611cc five-seater 'Magic Iris' from Tata Motors.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Chevrolet Camaro

The 2010 Camaro is offered as a coupe only in LS, LT, and SS trim levels.

LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 304 hp (227 kW) mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift.

The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (380 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual.

The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: The Chevrolet Camaro will not be sold in India, ever.

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Maruti A-Star Casanova

Maruti Suzuki A-Star is a A-Segment car as per the European car standards.

The car is produced at the company's Manesar facility in Haryana.

Designed by Rajesh Kumar Gogu and Saurabh Singh of Maruti Suzuki India, A-Star, which is a five-door hatchback; has been engineered keeping in mind the trends and standards of the European market. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: The A-Star casanova had invitees gathering up for a glance.

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Tata Concept S

The concept S from Tata Motors with it's saffire petrol and quadrajet diesel engine on display at the Delhi Auto Show. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: The concept S.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Tata Prima

The Tata Prima, the concept luxury sedan designed by Pininfarina, is an iteration of the next generation luxury sedan from Tata Motors.

Prima's large wheelbase of 2.70 metres endows it with excellent interior space that a luxury sedan demands.

The subtle treatment of the C pillar, the hallmark of a Pininfarina design's gracefulness and sporty characteristic, brings forth a coupe-like sloped cabin and tapering back without compromising interior space.

The result is that the Tata Prima concept exudes an overall elegance, endowed with style, luxury and comfort and proportions that are classical yet modern. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: Prima: A next generation luxury sedan from Tata Motors.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Maruti R3 Concept

Maruti R3 Concept is based on the SX4 platform and sports a six-seater. It will directly fight against the Toyota Innova.

Maruti R3 Concept, to be launched sometime in 2011, will be powered by Maruti Suzuki's K-Series petrol engine both 1.2L and 1.4L variants.

There is also a possibility to get the Fiat's 1.3-litre diesel under the hood. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: Maruti suzuki launches the R3 concept multi purpose vehicle.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Tata Aria

The Aria, which is Tata's most expensive model, is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the Tata Nano and such new products as the Tata Magic Iris.

It is the first time that an Indian OEM has offered an electronic stability program on a vehicle.

The Aria crossover has three rows of seating, 3D surround sound, dimming roof lamps, an in-dash GPS, multifunction steering wheel, dual-zone air-conditioning, cruise control, optional four-wheel drive and six airbags.

It is equipped with a 2.2-liter diesel engine that delivers 138 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Click on NEXT to read further...


Image: The Aria, the crossover MPV from Tata.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Tata Prima truck

The mammoth truck has a combined loading capacity of 40 tones, ideal for heavy duty shipment..

A first in India this truck also focusses on driver comfort which include an air-conditioned cabin with reclining seats, arm rest and an adjustable steering wheel.

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a standard feature. Click on NEXT to read further...


Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini car.

It is sold in Europe and other markets worldwide in hatchback, saloon, coupe and estate variants. Click on NEXT to read further...


Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Skoda Yeti

It will be another year before the small SUV comes to Indian shores.

Clever packaging, capable underpinnings and proven powertrain all make the Yeti another value-driven Skoda. Click on NEXT to read further...


Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Audi Sportback Concept

The technology of the Audi Sportback concept is markedly futuristic.

With its pronounced coupe-like silhouette and large rear hatch, the 4.95 m long (16.24 ft), 1.93 m wide (6.33 ft) and only 1.40 m high (4.59 ft) vehicle is boldly progressive for the luxury class.

Power is provided by the world's cleanest diesel technology: the 3.0-liter V6 TDI clean diesel almost completely eliminates nitrogen oxides. Click on NEXT to read further...


Photographs: Courtesy, Audi
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Matt gold on the aluminium body together with striking highlights in high-gloss black is extraordinary and highly attractive combination.

With its matt silk surface, AMG Desert Gold further accentuates the sporty appearance of the Gullwing model.

The interior of the special SLS AMG model is in uncompromising, sporty black, the AMG sports bucket seats corresponding with the solid carbon-fibre centre console and other carbon-fibre interior features.

Opening the bonnet reveals the 420 kW (571 hp) AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine, which is strikingly framed by the high-quality carbon-fibre engine compartment cover. Click on NEXT to read further...


Photographs: Courtesy, Mercedes-Benz India
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