MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 15th December
News highlights of the day include Kia, Triumph, Mahindra and HSRP.
Kia – Kia, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have confirmed that the carmakers will increase the price of their cars across the range from January 2021. Due to the rising input costs and fluctuating exchange rates, the carmakers are taking this decision. Along with these aforementioned companies, we expect more carmakers to join the bandwagon.
Triumph – The British premium bike maker is now retrofitting the My Triumph Connectivity system to old bikes including MY2017-2019 Street Triple RS and MY2018-2019 Tiger 800 XRX, XCX and XCA. The system offers features like turn-by-turn navigation system, integrated GoPro control system, music and phone operation and bike status monitoring.
Mahindra – The Indian automaker is offering a Shiro helmet with the purchase of the Mojo 300 bike. The helmet is worth Rs. 4901/- and this offer is valid until 31st December, 2020. Mahindra is trying to push the sales of this low-selling bike with this offer.
HSRP – Delhi government will launch a limited drive to check the compliance of high-security registration number plates (HSRP) and colour-coded stickers across the city. The objective is to sensitise owners to get the HSRP and stickers fitted at the earliest. A strict enforcement drive will start in January.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the doors on the Bentley Brooklands are so long that it has 2 door handles for the interior, one for the front passenger while the second one is for the rear seat occupants.
Comment of the day – Darren Cataford – “Maruti probably noticed many owners of their 1.3 MultiJet-powered vehicles did not want to switch to other brands, so that’s most likely why they decided to jump into the BS6 diesel pool.”