MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 11th January
News highlights of the day include Ather, Maruti, Aprilia and Hyundai.
Ather – The electric scooter maker has inaugurated its first showroom in Mumbai. The new Ather showroom is located at Linking Road in Bandra. Deliveries and test drives have commenced. The company is ramping up their network across the country to improve their presence and increase the volumes.
Maruti – India’s largest carmaker recently announced their subscription program last year. The Maruti Suzuki Subscribe program is gradually being introduced across the country. Now, Maruti is considering to launch this program for used cars. They have currently planned to offer this service across 2000 cities in the country.
Aprilia – The premium Italian two-wheeler maker recently announced the pricing of their new maxi scooter in the market the Aprilia SXR 160. The deliveries have commenced today. It is priced at Rs. 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom). It was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Due to the pandemic, the scooter launch was delayed by a few months.
Hyundai – The Hyundai Tucson has been recalled in the US over faulty ABS module. 4.7 lakh units have been recalled. Units manufactured from 2016 through 2018 are affected in this recall. There is no such announcement from Hyundai in India over this issue.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Lexus was the first carmaker to introduce production hybrid vehicle at the Nurburgring 24 hours race.
Comment of the day – Arpan Mitra – “earlier Suv means rough n tough with 4WD n today SUV means fancy features,skid plates,body cladding n high ground clearance without AWD or 4WD.”