The Auto Expo kickstarted on Wednesday, where manufacturing company Mahindra and Mahindra displayed their range of ‘future of mobility’ with six new electric vehicles lined-up at their pavilion.
The company also unveiled its South Korean part SsangYong’s G4 Rexton SUV, which is all set to launch later this year in the Indian market under the Mahindra umbrella.
The company’s conceptual TUV Stinger was also showcased in the event. The TUV Stinger is a convertible SUV which the company unveiled under the banner of sustainable mobility solutions.
“As India aspires to global leadership on climate action, the time is right to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the future,” said Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman of the Mahindra Group. “Mahindra’s electric pavilion at the Auto Expo showcases our vision of the ‘future of mobility’, one that offers clean, connected and convenient vehicles to our customers and around the world,” he added.
Mahindra and Mahindra’s director Pawan Goenka said, “We have already invested Rs 600 crore in electric vehicle (EV) programme and have committed another Rs 700 crore in the next two-three years. We want the government to give emphasis on the faster development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and support local manufacturing.”
The company’s line-up in the Auto Expo 2018 includes UDO, a concept two-seater electric mobility pod, ATOM, an urban mobility concept vehicle, TREO, a lithium-ion battery-powered three-wheeler, e-KUV100, an electric version of its flagship KUV100, e-COSMO electric bus and the e20 NXT, next generation of its electric small car e20Plus.
Goenka said on the conventional front, after a feedback from the customers, the company will be showcasing and launching the SsangYong G4 Rexton in the country under the Mahindra and Mahindra umbrella.
Also on the showcase was the new format next generation ‘dealership of future’ designed by Pininfarina.