MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 19th August
News highlights of the day include Hyundai, Honda, Triumph and Google.
Hyundai – The Korean carmaker is offering deals of up to Rs. 60,000/- on their wide range of cars except a few including Verna and their SUVs. You can get heavy discounts and deals on Hyundai Santro, NIOS, Grand i10, i20, Aura and Elantra in the month of August.
Honda – The bike maker recently launched the X-Blade BS6 in the market with prices starting from Rs. 1.06 lakhs (ex-showroom). Within a month of launch, they have now increased the price marginally by Rs. 576/- for both the variants.
Triumph – The British premium bike maker is celebrating 61 years of Bonneville brand. They are now offering free accessories worth Rs. 61,000/- in India with Street Twin, Bonneville T100, T120 and Speedmaster. This offer is valid only for the month of August 2020.
Google – The giant tech company is updating Google Maps to make it more accurate and appealing. They will now introduce an update with more detailed look and visual upgrades like new colours, accurate street shape and width of the road to scale. It will become easier to read as well with this new update.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Honda Civic was the first car in India with digital speedometer.
Comment of the day – Anirudh Kalyan – “Am I the only one who thinks launching an EV alongside the ICE counterpart is not a good idea? People can exactly judge exactly how much extra they have to pay electric power, which might make them shy away it, which might hamper adaptation.”