The 12th Indian Auto Expo witnessed 70 launches, out of which 26 were international variants. A total of 5.61 lakh people visited the show, with 90,000 attending on the last day. On the other hand, previous edition of the expo held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, managed to attract only seven lakh people.

Unlike in the past, the week-long show was split into two parts due to space constraints, with the motor show at Greater Noida and the auto components exhibition at Pragati Maidan.

Vehicles that made 12th Auto Expo a success

Celerio: Aimed at strengthening its position in the compact car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) launched 'Celerio', priced between Rs 3.9-4.96 lakh lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Celerio Auto Gear Shift variants will have the flexibility of both manual mode and auto drive mode in the same car, with a simple shift of gear lever. The Celerio will offer a fuel efficiency of 23.1 km per litre.

Etios Cross: Automobile giant Toyota Kirloskar Motor has unveiled its first crossover - 'New Etios Cross' on Thursday, mainly targetting young customers. Available in 1.5 and 1.2 litre petrol engines and a 1.4 litre diesel engine, the crossover would be launched in May this year but the company has already started taking bookings.The price of the model, which has the design appeal of an SUV, will be revealed in May.

Tata Bolt: Tata is pinning its hopes for now on the all-new Bolt hatchback to tap into the small car market that accounts for the bulk of passenger vehicle sales in India. The vehicle is likely to be priced around Rs 4.7 lakh. Small cars are top sellers in a country where most people prefer to drive cheaper, fuel-efficient compact cars as roads are clogged with traffic and parking in big cities is hard to come by.

Ciaz: Maruti Suzuki India has unveiled concept sedan Ciaz as it looks to enhance its position in the bigger sedan segment going forward. The concept Ciaz as and when it hits the market will compete with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna in the C segment sedans.

Nexon: Tata Motors has unveiled a concept compact sports utility vehicle Nexon, giving a glimpse of its future direction in terms of technologies, as it bids to make up lost ground in passenger vehicles market. The concept Nexon is a modern compact SUV, with fresh design and new generation human machine interface technology.

Mobilio: Honda Cars India Ltd has unveiled its mid size multi-purpose vehicle 'Honda Mobilio'. Honda Mobilio has been developed exclusively for the Asian markets. The price of the vehicle was not revealed by the company.

Audi A3 sedan: Audi, which unveiled its much-awaited sedan A3 in the country, said it will be formally launched in the domestic market by mid-2014. The Audi A3 is expected to be its cheapest sedan. However, the company declined to give any price range for the new vehicle. At present, the Q3 S is the cheapest Audi available at Rs 24.99 lakh.

Linea: Fiat Group Automobiles India has unveiled a new version of sedan Linea. It also launched a new version of Linea with improved features, which will hit Indian roads in March this year. Fiat will assemble this vehicle at its Ranjangaon facility in Pune.

Xcent: Hyundai has unveiled its new sub four metre sedan - Xcent that will compete with Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and the upcoming offerings from Tata and Ford. The Xcent sedan is based on Hyundai's latest offering, the Grand i10 hatchback.

Corolla Altis: Toyota Kirloskar Motor has unveiled a new version of its Corolla Altis, which is equipped with advanced features and a fresh design. The price of the current model starts at about Rs 11 lakh.

The new model has advanced exteriors and interiors, new alloy wheels, push start/stop button and rear reclining seats with more leg space, he said.

Raghav Jaitly/with agency inputs