News highlights of the day include Volvo, Hero MotoCorp, FADA and Mumbai Police.
Volvo – The Swedish carmaker has extended warranty on its cars till 31st May to minimise inconvenience of its customers due to the ongoing lockdown in the country. This will include warranty expiring during the lockdown period beginning 22nd March 2020 up until 3rd May 2020.
Hero – Hero MotoCorp has donated 60 first-responder mobile ambulances across the country for COVID-19 relief. The Indian bike maker has distributed the Xtreme 200R based mobile ambulances to the concerned health authorities fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic in India.
FADA – Federation of Automobile Dealers Association will approach the Supreme Court of India yet again to seek extension of the BS4 deadline. The Prime Minister of India has today announced the extension of lockdown till 3rd May.
Mumbai Police – The police forces in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai have converted their vans into sanitisation units for the law enforcing agencies to stay free of risks. These vans are being deployed to areas where their force is doing checks. The law enforcement agents can sanitise themselves while on duty to stay free of risks.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Audi Quattro was the first rally car in World Rally Championship with a permanent four-wheel drive system.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “A calculated risk which paid off well. Maruti sure has some damn good product planners!”