News highlights of the day include Porsche, Nissan, BMW and Maruti Suzuki.

Nissan Kicks e-Power
Nissan has introduced facelifted Kicks in Thailand

Porsche – The German performance carmaker has revealed the new 911 Targa. It comes with a 3.0-litre, flat six engine in two states of tune – 385 HP and 450 HP. It comes with automatic folding hard top that can be opened and closed in 19 seconds.

Nissan – Nissan Kicks facelift has been launched in Thailand with major tweaks. Comes with 129 HP and 260 Nm hybrid powertrain. Combines 1.2-litre petrol motor with an electric powertrain. It is quite different from the India-spec Kicks.

BMW – BMW Motorrad will introduce the BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR in India on 21st May. The middle-weight naked and sport tourer motorcycles are expected to come with a price tag of Rs. 11 lakhs and Rs. 12 lakhs (ex-showroom) respectively.

Maruti Suzuki – Since the lockdown restrictions have eased, Maruti Suzuki has delivered more than 5000 vehicles. The carmaker has set up comprehensive standard operating procedures (SoPs) for its dealerships and service centres across the country.

Motor Trivia – Did you know, there are more cars than people in Los Angeles.

Comment of the dayThe Dark Knight – “Alto will do the job. Sneaky and Stealthy, you don’t even recognise president in traffic signal.”

BMW F 900 R
BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR India launch on 21st May