MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 11th August
News highlights of the day include Volkswagen, Hyundai, Indian Motorcycles and Google.
Volkswagen – Volkswagen Virtual Racing Championship launched in India by Volkswagen Motorsport India. It is a simulator racing championship and the winner will get to participate in the 2021 Polo Cup. It will comprise of 5 rounds with 2 races per round and 26 contenders to compete.
Hyundai – Another feather in the cap of Hyundai Creta. The compact SUV has crossed 5 lakh sales mark in India since its launch in 2015. The new generation model is currently the highest selling SUV in the country and it has gathered more than 65,000 bookings so far.
Indian Motorcycles – The Indian Scout and Indian Scout Bobber models have been recalled in the USA due to manufacturing issue with the ABS system. Over 2700 models are affected. The manufacturing issue allows air to get into the ABS components which might result in possible reduction in brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Google Maps – One of the most popular apps across the globe, Google Maps has been updated recently and now supports Apple CarPlay dashboard. This makes the interface more convenient as you now get controls for the music and access to other apps while the display is running turn-by-turn navigation.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the worst traffic jam in the history is a 192 km long line of vehicles.
Comment of the day – Being Shenoy – “Even the Royal Enfield’s lowest selling model sells more than entire Jawa lineup!”