Cars to look forward to at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo

NEW DELHI: With the year drawing to a close and 2016 just around the corner, the stage is set for the upcoming edition of the much-awaitedDelhi Auto Expo. To be organised between February 5 and 9 next year, the 13th edition of the automobile extravaganza will showcase a plethora of new offerings by automakers from across the globe. Here, we bring to you the 8 cars that the petrolhead inside you can’t afford to miss this time around.
Based on the platform of the Polo, this new compact sedan from the German automaker will draw plenty of attention at the event. A price tag beginning from Rs 6 lakh is expected.
With plenty of buzz already surrounding Maruti’s new entrant in the compact SUV segment, recently revealed spy pictures have only added to it. Based on the existing Maruti Suzuki Swift platform, we expect theXA Alpha to be priced between Rs 6-9 lakh.

A popular car in the country, the Innova is set to undergo major changes, both design-wise and mechanically. There are high expectations around this facelift, which it will look to fulfil at the Auto Expo.
Skoda will have on display the aggressively styled new Superb which will replace the outgoing version. Inspired by the Octavia, this car is in fact a notch up in terms of luxury.

With bookings already open, Mahindra KUV100 will be one car that could be the apple of everyone’s eyes at the expo in Delhi. Featuring a new range of engines, this little car could well be a game changer for its manufacturer.

The smallest offering from Jaguar, the XE could capture a wider audience for the British carmaker. Though, it will have to battle it out with the likes of the BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class in its segment.
Honda is all set to jump on the SUV bandwagon in India with the showcasing of the BR-V at the 2016 Auto Expo. The BRV will also be the first SUV by the carmaker to be launched with a diesel option.
Recently unveiled at an event in Goa, the Zica has garnered quite a lot of eyeballs with its appealing and modern design. The hatchback will be available with both petrol and diesel engines and will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat in the market.

After years of anticipation, Ford is all set to display the Mustang at the Expo this time around. The globally renowned Mustang will bring competition to the Audi TT and BMW Z4.
The premium offering from the Japanese manufacturer spells competition in the subcompact passenger car segment. The Vios will take on the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Volkswagen Vento and the Hyundai Verna, among others.
BMW will be launching its sixth generation of the luxurious 7 series at the Auto Expo 2016. It has been five years since an upgrade and will be a welcome change for BMW enthusiasts.

Merc’s new luxury crossover will have the interiors of a sedan and the stance of an SUV. The GLC-Class is aimed squarely at the Volvo XC60, BMW X3, Porsche Macan, Audi Q5, and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Unveiled recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi will bring in the new generation A4 to India. The A4 has been seen changes to both the exterior and interior, bringing it abreast with the competition.
Originated in the late ’80s, the Wrangler SUV came into being as a replacement for the conventional CJ series of Jeep, and is based on the iconic Willy’s Jeep. Design-wise, the Wrangler SUV shares a lot of closeness with the Willy’s, sporting a more aggressive and muscular stance.