Roundup of the day include news, top comment and automotive facts.
Valley Run – The Valley Run 2019 dates have been announced and it will start registrations on November 5. It will be held on 13-15 December, 2019 at the Aamby Valley Air Strip. It is a drag race event where people can participate for both car and bike drag races in different stages.
Fisker Ocean – Fisker has revealed their new electric SUV that is likely to be launched in 2022. The American electric carmaker is targeting more than 480 km of range in a single charge.
TVS & Bajaj Auto – Both the Indian bike makers have settled a patent dispute over the use of two spark plugs in an engine. This dispute has been settled after 12 years.
Ford SYNC 4 – Ford has introduced the new SYNC 4 system in the international market. It comes with new features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, live traffic information, digital owner manual, etc. It is expected to be introduced in new cars launched in India.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 – The sports tourer from the Japanese bike maker is now available with a new colour option – Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black. The bike is available with a price tag of Rs. 10.89 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Audi – Audi India is offering up to Rs. 6 lakhs discount with the Q5 and Q7 SUVs. The offer starts from today and will continue until the stock lasts. This move has been taken by the luxury carmaker to improve sales in India.
MV Agusta Superveloce 800 – The Italian bike maker has teased their new motorcycle Superveloce 800 that will make its debut at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan next week.
Toyota Vellfire – The Japanese carmaker has started accepting bookings for their new luxury MPV which will be launched soon in the Indian market. The Toyota Vellfire is expected to be priced upwards of Rs. 70 lakhs in India.
Motor Trivia – Did you know an airbag only takes 40 milliseconds to deflate?
Comment of the day – Nikhil Kulkarni – “Ertiga and Ciaz have been always considered as the safe cars from the Maruti stable other than S-cross which is a global model. But off-late even global Suzuki models are getting 3 stars safety rating, case in point- the Jimny.”