The 12th Auto Expo 2014 had been a major topic for quite a few weeks prior to its start, and it is living up to expectations every bit. Some amazing cars have been launched on day two too with some of the big shots showing off their mean machines. While majority of the concept cars were unveiled on the first day itself, the second day had its decent share of beautiful cars. The interesting part about the Auto Expo is the way they enable customers and automobile enthusiasts alike, to connect to the brands they love and adore.
With a lot of innovation going on in the automobile industry, it is pleasant to see the cars show up in large numbers. Some manufacturers brought in several cars which are already tried and tested internationally; others launched brand new vehicles in the country. While it is interesting to see innovation all around, it certainly is a treat for the eyes to watch iconic carmakers step in to flaunt their vehicles to the public. The customers no longer look at these iconic vehicles as a mere mode of convenience or commute; these four-wheelers are way more than that. They are a lifestyle symbol, priced possessions, and most often, source of pride.
Mini brought in its entire fleet of Mini Coopers. The event saw the display of Mini Cooper Convertible, Mini Cooper S Countryman and Mini Cooper S Hatch. The Mini Cooper S Countryman comes with a petrol engine and is capable of producing 184bhp and a maximum torque of 216Nm. The vehicle is capable of hitting a top speed of 210 kmph. The Mini Cooper D Countryman churns out a 112bhp output with the peak torque reaching 270Nm. With a top speed of 180kmph, the delightful Mini Cooper is an iconic vehicle, though it is not the fastest ot the most powerful or the most spacious one. †
Another car, iconic in its own right, introduced at the event today, is the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7. It is powerful and stunning. The car features a whopping 6.2 litre V8 engine which pushes the vehicle to generate a maximum power of 450bhp and a peak torque of 610Nm. It is the quintessential poster design of a supercar.
Representing the German automobile engineering, Audi launched an amazing fleet of five cars, ranging from the subtle Audi TT Quattro to Audi