MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 15th September
News highlights of the day include Toyota, Honda and Fuel Price.
Toyota – Maruti Vitara Brezza’s rebadged version – Toyota Urban Cruiser is confirmed for its launch on 23rd September. This will be Toyota’s first compact SUV in their Indian lineup and their second rebadged product in partnership with Suzuki. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 105 HP that will be available with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options.
Honda – The Japanese bike maker is preparing to launch a new premium motorcycle in India on 30th September. It will be a brand-new motorcycle for the Indian market and is expected to have a 300-400cc capacity engine. It will be retailed out of Honda Big Wing premium dealership network.
Honda – Honda N-One second generation tallboy hatchback revealed. Gets full-LED headlights with LED DRLs, new rear styling with LED tail lights and revised bumper. Gets a minimalist design inside with a bigger infotainment touchscreen. Powered by a 0.66-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission. It is available in Original, Premium Tourer and RS trims in Japan..
Fuel Price – Petrol and diesel fuel price has yet again come down today by up to 22 paise across the country. While petrol saw a cut of 21 paise, diesel price went down by 22 paise. In Delhi, petrol is priced at Rs. 81.51 per litre currently while diesel is priced at Rs. 72.56 per litre.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, in 2000 BMW built a bespoke X5 (Le Mans) that had a 700 BHP V12 engine borrowed from the McLaren F1.
Comment of the day – Vinay Kumar – “Bye Toyota! And Welcome Tuzuki!!”