News highlights of the day include Hyundai, Maruti and Mahindra.

Maruti Ertiga Exterior
The Maruti Ertiga has crossed 5 lakhs sales milestone

Hyundai Verna – Hyundai Verna to get 1.5-litre naturally aspirated BS6 compliant petrol engine from the Kia Seltos. The sedan will get updated to comply with BS6 emission norms before its facelift arrives.

Maruti Ertiga – The popular MPV Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has crossed 5 lakh sales mark in 8 years of its launch. The first generation of the Ertiga clocked 4,18,128 units in 7 years while the second generation of the MPV crossed 1 lakh units in just 13 months.

Hyundai Aura – The latest compact sedan from Hyundai is all set for its launch on January 21. The bookings of the Hyundai Aura has commenced today across the nation for a booking amount of Rs. 21,000/-. It will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engine options with BS6 compliance.

Anand Mahindra – Anand Mahindra to step down from his position and will take up a non-executive position in the board. CEO and Managing Director Pawan Goenka will retire in April 2021. Anish Shah will take over the Managing Director and CEO role on 2nd April, 2021.

Nitin Gadkari – The Union Minister has said that he will not allow driverless cars in India. He says India has a shortage of 22 lakh drivers and there is a need for growth of employment.

Motor Trivia – Did you know, Dr. Pawan Goenka’s first car was a 1968 Ford Mustang V8.

Comment of the dayNitin Singh – “This will become Vikram-Betaal’s favourite bike.”

Hyundai Verna Anniversary Edition Front
Hyundai Verna to get updated with BS6 before February 2020