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    Auto Expo 2012: Maruti, Nissan unveil new cars

    New Delhi: The week-long Auto Expo 2012 at the Delhi's Pragati Maidan kicked off on Thursday, and over 55 new cars by over 50 carmakers will be previewed and launched during the next six days.The hot wheels on display on Thursday include Maruti Suzuki's SUV, Hyundai's three-door version of the Veloster and a revamped Sonata.Nissan too has unveiled its Evalia, a 7-seater family car. India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki unveiled its compact SUV XA Alpha as the company aims to enter into newer segments."India is on course to become one of the top automobile economies of the world, powered by the middle class and continued government support. Customers will become more and more sophisticated."The choice of automobile will be dictated more and more by the way of life of customers. We will launch new products and create new categories to their choice," Maruti Suzuki Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi said.Nissan India Private Limited (NIMPL) unveiled their MPV, the Nissan Evalia.Known world-wide as the NV200, the Evalia is being seen as Nissan's answer to Mahindra's Xylo and Toyota’s Innova. (With additional information from agencies)