News highlights of the day include Volvo, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki.
Volvo – The Swedish carmaker is now offering BS6 compliant products across their portfolio in the Indian market. The pricing will remain unchanged for the BS6 models until 31st March, post which the pricing will increase across the range.
Hyundai Creta – The much awaited new generation Hyundai Creta was revealed at the Auto Expo 2020. Some Hyundai dealers have started accepting bookings for the same unofficially. The second generation Hyundai Creta will be launched in March with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines along with the 1.4-litre turbo petrol.
Vehicle Scrappage Policy – The vehicle scrappage policy is expected to be implemented soon and the announcement is just 15 to 30 days away. Over 28 million end-of-life vehicles older than March 31, 2005 will be discarded by April 2020. It will be applicable for all vehicles including 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers.
Maruti Suzuki – The carmaker has announced a new Valentine’s Day service camp. Maruti Suzuki will be conducting this service camp from 9th February till the 27th February. It includes special offers on service labour charges, deals on parts and accessories and a complimentary dry wash/top wash.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga S-CNG – The MPV has been launched with updated S-CNG tech, priced at Rs. 8.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is now available with 1.5-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine. It now offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 26.08 km/kg, which has been reduced compared to the BS4 version.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Suzanne R.D Tata was the first woman to drive a car in India in 1905.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “Possibly the only interesting car at Maruti stall. Could be a very nice, easy on pocket, weekend getaway vehicle.”