News highlights of the day include Bajaj Auto, MG Motor, Mercedes-Benz and Royal Enfield.
Bajaj-Triumph – The alliance of the two bike makers will be officially announced on January 24 revealing the collaboration road map for the future. Both Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles will work together to focus on the lower capacity motorcycles to compete with Royal Enfield.
MG ZS EV – The much awaited all-electric MG ZS EV will be launched in India on 27th January. It will be available in two variants – Excite and Exclusive. The bookings of the electric car has already begun. It is powered by an electric motor producing 143 HP and 353 Nm. It has a claimed range of 340 km. The ZS EV is expected to be priced from Rs. 22 lakhs.
Mercedes A-Class Sedan – The German luxury carmaker will reveal the new A-Class sedan at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 next month. It is one of the 10+ products to be launched in India this year. The Mercedes A-Class sedan will be assembled in India at the company’s Chakan plant.
RE Interceptor 650 BS6 – Bookings for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 version has commenced in India at select dealerships for a token amount of Rs. 10,000/-. It is expected to be launched with an increased price.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, SRS on the airbag stands for Supplemental Restraint System.
Comment of the day – Priyanshu Dhiman – “Rapid sales might’ve shocked even the Skoda management lol!”