MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 17th July
News highlights of the day include Maruti, JLR, Toyota and Hyundai.
Maruti – The S-Cross has seen quite a long delay for its BS6 update. The crossover will get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. It will be powered by a petrol motor for the first time in India as Maruti has completely ditched diesel. The BS6 model is expected to launch on 5th August.
JLR – Jaguar Land Rover has crossed the milestone of producing 15 lakh Ingenium engines at its UK plant. These engines were rolled out of the factory from 2015. It includes both 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder diesel and petrol motors. They have recently introduced new straight-six diesel Ingenium engine.
Toyota – After shutting their Bidadi plant in Karnataka as per government notification, the Japanese automaker will now resume their production from 20th July. There have been quite a lot of COVID-19 cases in that region.
Hyundai – The South Korean carmaker is setting up a new nationwide camp across all dealerships in India. 17-day service camp is from 15th to 31st July. There is a 50-point checkup and sanitisation of high-touch points. Interior sanitisation is priced at Rs. 599/-, interior surface sanitisation at Rs. 999/- and exterior dry wash at Rs. 340/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Mahindra Scorpio is the most stolen vehicle in India.
Comment of the day – The Dukeist – “Thanks to Covid-19, these pics feel like concept pics of the concept.”