News highlights of the day include Maruti, Mercedes, MG Motor and Skoda.

Maruti Baleno Smart Hybrid Technology
Maruti has sold more than 6 lakh automatic cars

Maruti Suzuki – Maruti has sold more than 6 lakh units of automatic cars in 5 years. Over 5 lakh units of AMT equipped cars sold. They have a range of 12 automatic cars in their lineup including AMT, CVT and conventional AT.

Mercedes-Benz EQA – Mercedes-Benz is developing their new entry-level electric vehicle EQA. It is likely to be based on the second generation GLA that was revealed recently. The entry-level electric car from the German luxury carmaker is expected to hit the international showrooms by 2022.

MG Hector – The Chinese carmaker is developing a new 6-seater version of the Hector. It will compete with the likes of Tata Gravitas 7-seater SUV. However, MG will keep a different name for this vehicle. It will get a three-row seating, updated exteriors and interiors and is expected to be launched by March 2020.

Skoda Superb – Skoda Auto India Director has officially confirmed the launch of Skoda Superb facelift by May 2020. It will get Matrix LED headlights along with other new feature updates. The car will get some new cosmetic changes and will come with 1.4-litre and 1.8-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine options.

Motor Trivia – Did you know how the Ferrari 488 got its name? Each cylinder of the supercar displaces 488cc resulting in a total cubic capacity of 3902cc.

Comment of the dayJezza – “It makes sense buying used cars which are otherwise a bit too expensive new. Especially for those who want to mod a car. Save money buying an old one and spend it on making upgrades.”

MG Hector Specs
MG Hector six-seater version to get a different name