News highlights of the day include Triumph, Volkswagen, Skoda and Suzuki.
Triumph – 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS India launch scheduled on 22nd April. Yes, the British premium bike maker will announce the pricing on 22nd April and start online bookings on the same day. The deliveries of the bike will commence once the lockdown is over.
Volkswagen Tiguan – The German carmaker has teased the Volkswagen Tiguan facelift in a latest official sketch. The SUV will get new LED headlights, grille and bumper styling changes. The interior is also expected to come with substantial updated and new features.
Skoda Octavia – The new generation Skoda Octavia was scheduled to be launched in India later this year. However, the Czech carmaker has pushed the launch to early 2021 amidst the global COVID-19 crisis. For now, Skoda India will be offering a limited 200 units of the Octavia RS 245 in India.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Suzuki V-Strom 1050 & 1050 XT launched in Japan. Priced from 14,30,000 JYP (Rs. 10.20 lakhs). Powered by a 1036cc V-Twin liquid cooled engine producing 106 PS at 8500 RPM and 99 Nm at 6000 RPM. Key highlights include LED headlight, adjustable windscreen, fully digital instrument cluster, Suzuki Intelligent Ride System.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Mechanophilia is a sexual attraction towards machines such as cars, bicycles, helicopters, ships and aeroplanes.
Comment of the day – Priyanshu Dhiman – “Well, now the good brand value will definitely attract the nibbas who go for the KTMs just coz of the brand.”