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Auto Expo 2018: Action in 125cc scooters and EVs

  • In PVs, no major new launch was announced except MSIL's new Swift, which has already touched bookings of ~40k units and waiting period of 8-10 weeks. Honda has launched new Amaze, new CR-V, and new Civic while Toyota has launched Yaris in the mid size sedan segment. M&M showcased G4 Rexton in the premium SUV segment under the Mahindra badge while Tata Motors showcased H5X concept (expected launch by 4QFY19; to compete with Hyundai's Creta and M&M’s XUV 500) in the mid-SUV segment.
  • In 2Ws, rising OEM focus on the 125cc scooter segment was visible, with five new product launches – TVS' NTORQ 125, Hero’s Duet 125 and Maestro Edge 125, Suzuki’s Burgman maxi-scooter and Piaggio Aprillia SR125. The premium motorcycle segment witnessed further heating up of competition, with HMCL launching xPulse 200 and HMSI unveiling its third 160cc bike, X-Blade, which will be competing with Bajaj Pulsar 160, Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache