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DC Design not only had the Eleron open-top SUV on show in Delhi – the Indian design firm, headed by designer Dilip Chhabria, also showcased the Tia, a compact two-seater, mid-engined coupe, sans roof. Shades of the Smart fortwo, yes.

Power comes from a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol lump, and the Euro V-compliant unit is good for 120 hp and 190 Nm. Paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, which drives the rear wheels, the Tia is capable of doing the century sprint in nine seconds and reaches a top speed of 160 km/h.

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The 2,550 mm-long Tia – which sits on 18-inch wheels – tips the scales at 950 kg, and like the Eleron, features a space frame design and carbon composite body. Like the Eleron, reports indicate that DC is planning to bring the compact out into the market sometime in 2016.

Live photos of the DC Design Tia courtesy of Faisal from Motorbeam India.