News highlights of the day include Hyundai, Tata Motors, Hero and Mercedes-Benz.
Next-gen Hyundai Creta – New spy images of the next-generation Hyundai Creta have surfaced online suggesting that the compact SUV could get a dual-tip exhaust. The car is also likely to get a panoramic sunroof, a different grille with horizontal slats and alloy wheels.
Lynk & Co 05 SUV-coupe – Volvo’s sister brand, Geely-owned Lynk & Co, has revealed a new SUV-coupe for the Chinese market – the 05. The BMW X4 rival joins Lynk & Co’s other international models: the 01 SUV, 02 crossover and 03 sedan in the car manufacturer’s line-up.
Hero – Hero MotoCorp has announced that all of its models will receive a price hike, effective from 1st January 2020. While the exact increase hasn’t been revealed, the manufacturer has said that the hike will be up to Rs. 2,000/- depending on the model.
Hyundai – Hyundai Motor India has announced an upcoming increase in prices of models effective from January 2020. Though the brand hasn’t revealed the exact extent of the hike but has mentioned that the increase will be subjective to the model and fuel type.
Mercedes – Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has also announced a price hike for its portfolio for 2020. All models including the C-class, E-class S-class, CLA, CLS, V-class, GLA, GLC and G Wagon will be subjected to a 3% increase in their respective prices.
Tata Harrier – Tata is offering a discount as high as Rs. 1.75 lakh on most variants of the Harrier SUV. At the new price, the top-spec Harrier can be bought for Rs. 19 lakhs on-road instead of its current Rs. 20.47 lakhs price tag.
Tesla – As per a tweet by Elon Musk, Tesla could build an electric dirt bike. Although no details have been revealed, just like the electric ATV, the Tesla Cyberquad, the dirt bike could come with the Cybertruck as an option. It is expected to be a 2-seater and can be charged by connecting to the truck.
Motor Trivia – Did you know that the world record for removing and replacing a car engine is just 42 seconds set by mechanics working on a Ford Escort in 1985!
Comment of the day – Super Shaan- “KTM to Namak Haraam nikla!”