News highlights of the day include Bajaj Auto, MG Motor, Mercedes-Benz and Royal Enfield.
Great Wall Motors – The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors has taken over General Motors’ Talegaon plant in Maharashtra. The plant has a manufacturing capacity of 1.30 lakh units per annum. The carmaker will introduce the Haval brand at the Auto Expo 2020 next month.
Tata Nexon EV – The much awaited all-electric Tata Nexon EV will be launched on 28th January. It is based on the Nexon facelift which comes with sharp front profile and new interior details along with a range of connectivity features.
Hyundai Kona – The electric Hyundai Kona has set a new altitude record for EVs getting a Guinness World Record for the highest altitude achieved in an electric car. It has been driven to an altitude of 5731 meters to the Sawula Pass in Tibet.
Bentley Mulsanne – The Mulsanne has got a limited edition recently which is called Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner. It is limited to only 30 units. It is a tribute to Bentley’s 6¾-litre engine that has been in production for 60 years now.
MG Motor – The Chinese carmaker will showcase 14 new products at the Auto Expo 2020 next month. These will include hatchbacks, sedans and UVs. We can expect the carmaker to showcase a range of new concepts including Vision-i concept which is an MPV.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Mercedes A180d hatchback has a 1.5-litre DCI engine sourced from Renault?
Comment of the day – Priyanshu Dhiman – “The rivals might be waiting just for the Brezza petrol so they can get some sales lol! But wait…..the XL6 and Ertiga petrol together do around 6000 units monthly!”