MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 11th March
News highlights of the day include Mercedes, Honda and Toyota.
Mercedes – The German luxury carmaker has officially announced the launch of the new Mercedes E-Class facelift on 16th March. The sedan comes with radical changes. It gets a new front profile with redesigned grille, headlights and bumper. The rear also gets sleeker with new tail lights. The dashboard is tweaked with a new steering wheel along with more features on offer. Just like the current one on sale, it will be offered with a longer wheelbase.
Honda – The Japanese bike maker has commenced the deliveries of Honda CB350RS in India. It is priced at Rs. 1.96 lakhs (ex-showroom). It has a sporty design compared to the H’ness. Powered by the same 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 20.8 BHP at 5500 RPM and 30 Nm of torque at 3000 RPM.
Toyota – Toyota has teased their upcoming X Prologue EV which will make its global debut on 17th March. It is likely to be an electric crossover. It is based on the new e-TNGA platform which is co-developed with Subaru. The production version of this EV is likely to have similar dimensions as the Toyota RAV4.
Toyota – We imagine the Toyota Fortuner Legender as a cop car in our latest rendering. The SUV looks quite sharp and premium in this avatar. It has the Mumbai Police livery along with red and blue strobe lights.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ford Explorer was the first car to feature seatbelt airbags.
Comment of the day – I have spoken – “Whats Nissan Magnite’s grill doing on Rexton?”