News highlights of the day include Renault, Hyundai, JLR and Suzuki.
Renault Triber – The French carmaker has introduced the Renault Triber in South Africa. The India made Triber was exported for the first time in December 2019. They are planning to introduce India made Triber in other African and ASEAN markets.
Hyundai Creta – The new generation Hyundai Creta launch date has been confirmed as 17th March. It was showcased for the first time at the Auto Expo 2020. The carmaker has also revealed the interior sketch of the India spec Creta which comes with a horizontal touchscreen infotainment system and all-digital instrument cluster.
Jaguar Land Rover – The British carmaker’s UK output is at risk due to Coronavirus. They have 3 factories in the UK and produce 4 lakh units a year. The carmaker could run out of Chinese parts in 2 weeks due to Coronavirus outbreak.
Suzuki Katana – One of the most attractive bikes this time around at the Auto Expo 2020 was the Suzuki Katana. While we are all getting quite excited for the bike to launch in India soon, the Japanese bike maker won’t be introducing the Katana in India this year. The bike will be launched after 2020 once it is updated to meet emission norms internationally.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the first Land Rover had its steering wheel positioned in the middle.
Comment of the day – Manu Mathew – “One can only hope that it makes it into production before the market moves on to something else. If they can put in on the roads by the end of the year or by Q1 2021, it’s going to be great considering Hero’s aggressive pricing trend.”