Toyota will have a strong stand this time around at the expo. The company will be showcasing its new Corolla. Toyota is also jumping on the crossover hatch bandwagon with its Etios Cross.
Volkswagen, on the other hand, will not be showing any more updates but will have all-new cars instead.
Volkswagen will show the production-spec version of its compact SUV, the Taigun. It was initially showcased nearly two years back at the Sao Paulo Show. The Taigun looks every inch a Volkswagen with its recognizable family face and crossover stance.
The Taigun's elder brother, the Tiguan will also be displayed at the Expo. An SUV which will sit considerably below the Touareg, the Tiguan will take on the Fortuner and Santa Fe.
Volkswagen will also bring in the updated Passat with a 1.4TSI engine boasting cylinder deactivation technology and the familiar 2.0TDI. Other than this, there will also be the all-new Beetle, which will begin its second innings in India. Volkswagen will also show its 2013 WRC-winning car at the expo.
The company will be showcasing its new Corolla. The new Corolla bears no resemblance to the previous car. The new car while having a new face with three chrome slats as the grille is sufficiently modern. However, the bonnet for example harks back to the conservative approach that Toyota is known for.
Toyota is also jumping on the crossover hatch bandwagon with its Etios Cross. Essentially a Liva hatchback, the Etios Cross will have beefier looking bumpers, side plastic claddings, roof rails and a jacked-up height. It will square off against the Volkswagen Cross Polo.
As a special treat Toyota will be showing the FT-86 II concept although we can%u2019t see the logic behind this given that the production GT-86 is already on sale overseas. All the cars from Toyota%u2019s current portfolio in India will be on display including the recently facelifted Innova.