A day with new cars and bikes getting revealed along with service initiatives from carmakers.
Mahindra Women-Run Workshop – The Indian automaker has inaugurated a new women-run automobile workshop in Jaipur. It is an outlet that has a team of 9 women. This team of women includes technicians, service advisors, drivers, part managers and security guards.
2020 Yamaha MT-125 – The Japanese bike maker has come up with a sport small capacity bike that competes with KTM Duke 125, Suzuki GSX-S125 and Honda CB125R. The new Yamaha MT-125 is powered by a 124.7 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-valve engine that produces 15 PS of power and 11.5 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
2020 Honda Freed – It is a minivan that has got a facelift and comes with crossover inspired styling. The changes include new front grille, bumpers, skid plates, roof rails, alloy wheels, LED fog lights, grey door handles and mirror caps. It is offered with a 1.5-litre petrol and hybrid powertrain and AWD or FWD options in the global market.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R – The updated Ninja ZX-14R is now available for bookings in India. It is available in limited numbers and the deliveries will commence in March 2020. The pricing will remain the same as the current model which is Rs. 19.70 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is a BS4 version that arrives in March, post that the Japanese bike maker will take orders for the BS6 model. It comes with a new colour scheme – Metallic Diablo Black/Golden Blazed Green. There are no mechanical changes.
Volksfest 2019 – Volkswagen has announced their latest Volksfest. Each customer that test drives a Volkswagen carl is eligible for a miniature VW Hot Wheels scale model. Prospective and existing customers can avail benefits across sales, after-sales and financial services.
Motor Trivia – Do you know Tata Safari came with a 2.1-litre 16V petrol engine in 2003. It was a straight 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor developed by Tata Motors and AVL producing 135 HP. The petrol engine got discontinued in 2005.
Comment of the day – Balamurugan Jeyachandran – “Bajaj is known for undercutting price with competition. This is no wonder. But gradually they will hike the price. However, the product looks promising and much like Vespa quality. For that price, this is really a good buy and esp vintage style. May not suit youngsters like Ather 450, but still might grab some buyers.”