MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 14th October
News highlights of the day include Kia, Tata Motors, Volkswagen and Piaggio.
Kia – Kia Motors commenced transportation of cars via Indian Railways from May this year. They have now crossed a new milestone of despatching 5000 cars across the country. Using railways have turned out to be cost effective for carmakers compared to road transport. Along with cost effectiveness, this method minimises carbon footprint as well. Maruti Suzuki is transporting vehicles via railways since 2014.
Tata Motors – The Indian carmaker has hiked the pricing of their all-electric compact SUV Tata Nexon EV. It is now up to Rs. 26,000/- more expensive for the XZ+ and the XZ+ LUX variants. With the recent announcement of subsidies and incentives from the Delhi government, we believe it will sell in good numbers in the national capital.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker has revealed their new SUV called Taos. It will compete with the Jeep Compass in the international market. Powered by a 1.5-litre turbo petrol producing 160 PS and 249 Nm. Some of safety tech includes Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Active Blind Spot Monitor, Travel Assist, Emergency Assist, High Beam Control and Lane Keeping System.
Piaggio – The two-wheeler maker is offering attractive deals on their range of Aprilia and Vespa scooters. There is insurance benefit of upto Rs. 7000/-, complementary accessories worth upto Rs. 4000/- and e-commerce booking benefit of Rs. 2000/-. This Dusshera and Diwali customers can avail first year of free service and 5 years of warranty including free Roadside assistance for 2 years.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the titanium exhaust tips of the hypercar Apollo IE cost around $100,000 (Rs. 73.26 lakhs).
Comment of the day – Vishnu Vardhan Reddy – “RE will set the Fire with these new bikes lined up.. this one especially looks stunning.”