MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 16th December
News highlights of the day include Isuzu, Kia, Ducati and BMW.
Isuzu – Isuzu Motors India has announced their Winter Service Campaign. Customers can avail special offers at authorised dealer service outlets from 18th to 24th December, 2020. These offers include free 50-point check-up, free top wash, 10 percent discount on labour, 7 percent discount on parts, 7 percent discount on engine oil and Rs. 100/- discount on fumigation.
Kia – Kia becomes the first carmaker in India to sell over 1 lakh connected cars. The South Korean carmaker entered the Indian market in 2019 with the Seltos. It came with the connected car tech and sold in huge numbers. The second product from Kia was the Carnival MPV and the third one is the Kia Sonet. All of these cars are equipped with connected car tech.
Ducati – Recently there were a lot of rumours doing the rounds that the Volkswagen Group is selling the two Italian brands Ducati and Lamborghini. Now, the VW Group CEO Herbert Diess has confirmed that these brands are not for sale. Both Ducati and Lamborghini will remain part of the VW Group.
BMW – The German luxury carmaker introduced the mid-cycle updates of the BMW 5-Series and 6-Series GT in the international market earlier this year. Now due to the pandemic hitting the supply chain, the updates were not introduced to the Indian market. Both the facelifts are now expected to be launched in the early half of 2021 in India.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ford GT MK IV was the first all-American Formula car that Ford built on its home soil.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “This episode felt quite strong technically; hence more goes the tech input more interesting the output. Thanks MB for this science n technology lesson; “gaadi se khelte khelte, enthus ab engineer bangaye”.”