News highlights of the day include top comment and automotive facts.
Lexus EV – Lexus will be revealing their first production spec EV on 22nd November. The all-electric car from the luxury carmaker will be showcased at Guangzhou motor show in China.
Audi Q8 – After a lot of anticipation, the German luxury carmaker will introduce the Q8 in India on 15th January, 2020. The Audi Q8 will be directly imported to India as a CBU and will only be available in a petrol engine option.
Ford Everest Sport – The Endeavour is also known as the Everest in some international markets and Ford has recently revealed the Sport edition of the Everest. The SUV comes with all-black exterior and interior theme which makes it look quite sporty.
ICAT – The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has set up a new test track facility in Manesar. It will provide ABS, external road noise, steering pad and water wading capability tests for car manufacturers.
Haval Motor India – Great Wall Motors has registered its Indian subsidiary as Haval Motor India. The Chinese carmaker is setting up their base in Gurgaon and will invest around Rs. 7000 crores in the Indian market.
Jawa Perak – Jawa Perak Bobber will be launched in India on 15th November. The new flagship motorcycle from Jawa will be positioned above the Jawa Classic and Forty Two. It is powered by a 334cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 30 PS and 31 Nm of torque.
Jaguar XE – The British luxury carmaker will introduce the facelifted version of the XE sedan in India on 4th December. It comes with cosmetic changes and updated interiors offering new features.
Tata Nexon – Tata Nexon EV will be revealed on 16th December in India. The all-electric Nexon is expected to offer a range of 300 km on a single charge.
Motor Trivia – Cadillac was the first carmaker to offer heated seats on their range topping 1966 model year 75 Series limousine. The feature came as an option.
Comment of the day – Naveen Pruthi – “I guess people here in India should have some kinda patience. They should wait for the at least 6 months if the manufacturer is new India. All of sudden kia is above all in its segment. Kia is spoiling its image but people here are also going after like there is no tomorrow.”