MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 13th August
News highlights of the day include Honda, Volvo, Hyundai and Renault.
Honda – The Japanese carmaker has crossed a new milestone with the Amaze. The compact sedan has crossed 4 lakh sales milestone in the country since its launch in 2013. The first generation model sold 2.6 lakh units while the current second generation model has churned out 1.4 lakh units so far.
Volvo – The Swedish carmaker is offering attractive deals with the XC40. The entry-level SUV is being offered at Rs. 3 lakh discount with additional benefits of Rs. 1 lakh. It is a limited period offer where the customer will get accessories worth Rs. 1 lakh. It is available with a single 2.0-litre petrol engine option in India.
Hyundai – Hyundai Mobility Membership program introduced. It gives access to exclusive offers and benefits across several categories. It is based on 3 pillars – Core Car, SmartMobility and Lifestyle. Hyundai has partnered with different brands for different benefits and will keep adding more brands in this program.
Renault – The French carmaker has officially revealed more details of the 1.3-litre turbo petrol Duster that will be launched soon. Good news for petrol-heads is the fact that Renault will be offering a 6-speed manual transmission option too with the 1.3-litre turbo engine along with the CVT auto transmission.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, crash tests were first carried out by Audi.
Comment of the day – Super Shaan – “Looks like the rear seat isn’t integrated to look like a cowl now. That was one of the highlights of the current RCs. But overall this one will look better IMO.”