MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 18th December
News highlights of the day include Mercedes, Maruti and Hero.
Mercedes – The German luxury carmaker is focussing big time on electric vehicles as the global auto industry is shifting towards electric mobility. They plan to have an varying range of electric cars in their lineup. The luxury sedan EQS will arrive next year. They are also working on EQE mid-size electric sedan along with EQA and EQB SUVs for 2021 debut. In 2022, they plan to introduce EQE and EQS SUVs.
Maruti – The Maruti Swift remains to be the highest selling car in 2020. On an average, the hatchback has been one of the best selling cars in India since its launch in 2005. They have sold 15,798 units of the Swift every month on an average between June and November 2020. The facelifted Swift is expected to hit the showrooms in the coming months which might improve the sales further.
Maruti – India’s largest carmaker has announced the ‘Winter Service Campaign’. They are offering 27-point free vehicle checkup, offers on accessories, offers on service labour charges, complimentary dry wash/top wash. Maruti customers can avail it up to 5th January 2021.
Hero – The Indian two-wheeler maker has come up with a new exchange offer worth Rs. 4000/- with the Hero Xtreme 200S motorcycle. The BS6 model of the Xtreme 200S was recently launched in the market.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Porsche 993 Cabriolet was the last air-cooled cabriolet Porsche ever made.
Comment of the day – I have spoken! – “Dont know when FCA will catch up with Indian Market, whats the use of having potential products like Renegade, Panda, Tipo & the iconic 500?”