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Old 30th January 2010, 02:07   #31
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The Renault stall is right next to the Chevy stall. They have a few interesting cars but Iím sure none of them will ever make it to India in the next year or two.


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These pics are from inside the Megane. It reeked of quality! I wonder why Jeremy Clarkson and co keep complaining! Or maybe I just have a very low standard having been brought up on Marutis and Hyundais!



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This wierd looking contraption is called the Renault Twizy. It's yet another Zero Emission concept. The scary part is the 'models' looked like kids. I was wondering whether to even click pics or not! And those kids were standing so close to the concept that I had no way of taking pics of the car without including them! Hehe. I wonder what the guys behind this were smoking!



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Old 30th January 2010, 02:25   #32
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After the Renault stall, we walk into the Tata-Jaguar-Land Rover stall. As is usual with Tata nowadays, the officials are very high handed. Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi are allowing people to sit in their cars and play around with various toys. However, very few people are being allowed into the JLR stand. I personally donít like this attitude. I find it hard to believe that on a media day, Mercedes, BMW and Audi donít have a problem allowing people to experience their cars but Jaguar has a problem. We click a few snaps and move away. Mr. Ratan Tata is at the main Tata stall announcing the launch of the Tata Venture and the Aria. So, as expected there is a huge crowd. We both decide that these people will anyway get the publicity they need from all the TV crews present there and walk away from the Tata stall. The Fiat stall is also in the same hall. They have a few nice looking cars. Well, itís a Fiat stall. Did you expect ugly cars? The important car is the Linea T-Jet. The sales executive says that it will be launched this year for sure. It has 110 bhp and will cost more than the normal Linea. By how much, he couldnít tell me.
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The Indica Concept S actually looks pretty good.


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The Fiat 500 is a special edition by the fashion designer company Diesel. The colour is also specially chosen by the designers.


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This last pic is nothing extraordinary. The model is very pretty though. Fiat always has very good looking models. Even at the last Auto Expo, the models at the Fiat stand were very good looking.


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Old 30th January 2010, 03:48   #33
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Very nice write up Nikhil, cant wait to read more about the food part
and yes great pics too
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Old 30th January 2010, 15:23   #34
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mmm, that was one good afternoon well spent ...Nikhil please continue with the photos and something about the food also.
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Old 31st January 2010, 18:16   #35
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Food, yeah even I want to read more about that but along with more pics, of cars.
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Still drooling over the pictures and the mention of food, looking forward to more. By any chance would you be able to give me a recommendation a tyre change for Indica Vista, need more mileage( the last ones were bridgestones which gave only 24,000 Km
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This last pic is nothing extraordinary. The model is very pretty though. Fiat always has very good looking models. Even at the last Auto Expo, the models at the Fiat stand were very good looking.
LOL. Cheeky comment there!
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Great coverage there Nikhil. Keep it coming How about more foodie posts also?
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Old 1st February 2010, 23:54   #39
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coming up! Mostly by tomorrow.

You need to remember that you cant really eat at the Auto Expo. I went to Karims the next day and had so much, the waiter was stunned!
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Nikhil, the next time you visit Auto Expo I'll let you know how can one have a gala time munching, gulping and burping ONLY if you're not an exhibitor.
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Hey nice photos Nikhil. Where are the food pix as you had promised ? Bring 'em on.
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The next stop for us is the company which everyone on TBHP loves to hate. Yup. Itís SKODA! They have a Laura RS on display but I notice it is LHD. I immediately know this is just for show and no go. The executive standing there confirms this to me. We sit in the Yeti and check it out. It isnít actually as spacious as it seems. Quite disappointing. We sit in the Superb as well. Oh man, it is so comfortable; I canít believe it costs only 25 odd lakhs! It has so much space even a fatboy (not) slim like me has enough place to play tennis at the back! I loved it.



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We then move to the Audi stall. The moment we enter, we see the Audi Sportback Concept. It looks fabulous, but no one is allowed to sit inside it.




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However, our disappointment evaporates when we see people being allowed to sit in the A6, the A8 W12, The Q7 and Q5. We skip the A6 and go straight to what we all think we deserve for suffering through life. The A8 W12 LWB. Oh, this is fabulous! First the Superb, now this. Hi, Iím Nikhil and Iím a luxury car addict!


The A8 has the usual Audi Bang and Olufsen speaker setup. Obviously, we canít really give it a go, but Iím sure they sound fantastic. And they look good as well!






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There is a beautiful R8 as well. However, the colour doesnít do the car justice. I think it looks best in blue or white! Unfortunately, we arenít allowed to sit inside the R8. I think thatís a smart thing. We would have cribbed about the lack of space after having sampled the A8. There is also a beautiful vintage Auto Union 225 Roadster on display.




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The beautiful Auto Union 225.

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nikhil good stuff there pal. BTW this thread should have had more pics of your food expedition than the auto stuff . I am definitely waiting for this

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