MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 1st July
News highlights of the day include Honda, Toyota, Skoda and Highways.
Hyundai – The South Korean carmaker has seen 209 percent growth compared to May 2020 by selling 21,320 units in June 2020. However, they have seen a 50 percent drop in sales compared to last year.
Toyota – The Japanese carmaker sells a total of 3866 units in June 2020. Sales are down by 63 percent compared to last year. However, it is a big improvement from May 2020 when they sold only 1639 units.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker has introduced a new touchscreen infotainment system with Laura voice assistant and improved connectivity. The customers have a choice of 8.0-inch or 9.2-inch touchscreen options. This is available in the international market with Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb.
Highways – Union Road, Transport, Highways and MSME Minister has announced that no Chinese companies will be allowed in road projects, not even through joint ventures.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata was the first Indian to buy a car.
Comment of the day – Manu Mathew – “The mindset of the Mustang cult is polar opposite to that of the Tesla crowd. They just refuses to accept the imminent future and that may bring down the company as a whole.”