MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 18th June
News highlights of the day include Jeep, Ather, Renault and Intermot.
Jeep – FCA India commences Jeep ‘SELECTEDforYOU’ used car business across 65 dealerships in India. The American carmaker is offering new or used certified Jeep Compass if you trade in your old car regardless of any brand. They provide 3 years/60,000 km warranty on the certified car.
Ather – The electric scooter maker has rolled out a new OTA update for their scooters. The latest update comes with new dark mode for the UI. Customers can switch between the dark and regular modes. It can also be put in Auto mode where the dark theme is applied from 6 PM to 6 AM to reduce the distraction of the big screen.
Renault – The French carmaker has silently removed the Renault Captur from their website. The compact SUV has not yet been updated with a BS6 compliant engine. Renault has completely discontinued diesel engines across all their cars. The Captur is yet to be updated with a BS6 petrol motor. It is likely to come back on sale with a new 1.3-litre turbo petrol shared with the Nissan Kicks. Renault is expected to updated the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor alongside.
Intermot – Due to safety concerns amidst the ongoing worldwide pandemic crisis of Coronavirus, the 2020 Intermot has been cancelled. The motorcycle exhibit show was scheduled to take place in October this year in Germany. The 2-wheeler show will make its comeback in 2022.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, during World War 2, BMW survived by making pots, pans, bicycles and other misc products.
Comment of the day – Yathish BL – “Kawasaki could have had success with this model here with some localisation. Everyone of my friends want a Kawasaki but not one of them can afford even the Ninja 300.”