MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 10th July
News highlights of the day include Audi, Force, Ducati and Volkswagen.
Audi – The German luxury carmaker will introduce their entry-level Audi Q2 compact SUV in September in India. It will be positioned under the new generation Audi Q3, which is on the cards too. It will be available with a single 2.0-litre petrol engine option.
Force – The hardcore off-road SUV Force Gurkha is coming back in its new generation avatar. It was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 with multiple changes. It was scheduled to launch in April 2020 but due to the lockdown, the launch has been postponed. It is now expected to hit the showrooms by October 2020.
Ducati – The Italian premium bike maker has introduced a new white colour on the Ducati Multistrada 950 S. It features grey colour too on the body panels and gets a red frame. It is called the GP White colour. The bike is yet to launch in India.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker has discontinued the Polo and Vento TSI Editions launched recently. The special editions were based on the Highline Plus MT trims and has some extra goodies on offer for a value for money proposition. The Polo TSI Edition was priced at Rs. 7.89 lakhs and Vento TSI Edition was priced at Rs. 10.99 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom).
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Daniel Craig can pick any Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life as a reward for playing James Bond.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “And, so also I’m surprised…!?
Rise in vehicle cost due to BS6 upgrade, rise in insurance and other taxes, rise in fuel prices, low profile salary, insecurity on bank balance etc. were enough to crash down the sales chart. Seems empty roads is attracting more buyers.”