News highlights of the day include Toyota, Tata Motors and Maserati along with some trivia.

Maserati New Powertrain
The Maserati Levante SUV commands a sum of Rs. 1.42-1.53 crore in its new avatar

Maserati Ghibli – Maserati has announced the launch of a new petrol powertrain across three of its models in India. The 3.0-litre, twin-turbo petrol V6-powered Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans have been priced at Rs. 1.31-1.44 crore and Rs. 1.64-1.73 crore, respectively, while the Levante SUV commands a sum of Rs. 1.42-1.53 crore in its new avatar (all prices, ex-showroom, India).

2020 Toyota Corolla – In the latest round of crash tests conducted by Latin NCAP, the 2020 Toyota Corolla has secured a full 5-star rating. The new Corolla secured 5 stars for adult as well as child occupant protection, scoring 29.41 out of a potential 34 points for adult occupant protection and 45 out of a potential 49 points for child occupant protection.

Tata Altroz – Tata Motors has announced that pricing for the Altroz premium hatchback will be announced early next year. While the Altroz is expected to see a market launch in late January, it is confirmed that the deliveries to customers will begin only in mid-February 2020.

Tata Gravitas – Images of a near-production Tata Gravitas SUV have recently surfaced online. The car was spotted testing wearing crash test orange body wrap, with production-ready parts and panels intact. The upcoming Tata Gravita is based on the OMEGA architecture like the Harrier and is essentially the 7-seater version of the latter.

Motor Trivia – Did you know that the first speeding ticket was issued in 1902? At this time, most cars could only drive up to 45 km/hr.

Comment of the dayIndo Millaniel – Indian buyers should learn and understand that foreign brands doesnt always means premium(except pricing) and also the reliability is lower. Then the ownership cost is higher than any indian 2 wheeler brand. European and US 2 wheeler brands have the lowest reliabity and highest total cost of ownership as per the global survey.

Tata Gravitas Spyshot
The Tata Gravitas is essentially the 7-seater version of the Harrier