MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 1st September
News highlights of the day include Tesla, Toyota, MG and Kia.
Tesla – Usually hi-tech cars these days show the speed limit on the cluster according to the GPS data of that particular road, which is not alway accurate. However, Tesla has now introduced a software update that will allow the front camera to visually detect the speed limit signs. The driver can set a speed limit alert as well.
Toyota – The Japanese carmaker has introduced the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in Europe with Black Pack. Powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine producing 204 PS and 500 Nm torque. 0-100 km/hr comes up in 9.9 seconds. Engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic that sends power to both axles with 4WD system..
MG Motor – Their flagship SUV, MG Gloster is about to launch in India by October and the dealership training for the SUV has commenced in our country. It has been spotted completely undisguised revealing the exterior badges and styling. It will come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on offer.
Kia – The latest entrant to the compact SUV space in India will be the Kia Sonet. The launch timeline of the car has been confirmed and it will hit the roads on 18th September. The car has started arriving at dealerships already and is expected to be priced from Rs. 6.99 lakhs for the base HTE Petrol trim that goes up to Rs. 12.99 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom) for the range-topping GTX Plus Diesel Automatic trim.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, during the roof crush test, Ford GT broke the crushing machine.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “This makes Honda Hornet 180 and even Xblade seem like VFM!”