MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 15th January
News highlights of the day include Honda, KTM, Mercedes and Kia.
Honda – Honda City leads the mid-size sedan segment in 2020 calendar year. The Japanese carmaker sold 21,826 units of the sedan last year. 50 percent of the sales came from the range topping ZX trim. Last month the Honda City had a market share of whopping 41 percent.
KTM – The Austrian bike maker has released a teaser of a new bike which will be revealed on 26th January globally. It is most likely to be the 2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure. The bike will be available in two variants. It’s expected to come loaded with latest gizmos and gadgetry to improve the rider experience.
Mercedes – The German luxury carmaker introduced the all-electric Mercedes EQC late last year in the Indian market. The car has already been sold out as the first batch is fully booked. It was offered in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru. Mercedes-Benz India will soon import the second batch of EQC.
Kia – The South Korean automaker recently revealed the newly designed logo with a new tagline. The carmaker has confirmed that they will update the new logo on the Kia Sonet and Seltos by mid-2021. The company is looking to revamp the showroom experience as well with their new strategy.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 is the very first mid-engine Ferrari to come equipped with a V8 engine.
Comment of the day – Nikhil Kulkarni – “White upholstery? In India? From an Indian company who knows about India? Wow.”