MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 21st January
News highlights of the day include Citroen, Hero, Triumph and BMW.
Citroen – Citroen will commence their sales in India starting next month. Their first product for the Indian market will be the C5 Aircross SUV. The carmaker has set up 10 dealerships across the country. The first La Maison dealership will be inaugurated in Ahmedabad followed by Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin.
Hero – The Indian bike maker has crossed a huge milestone of 100 million unit production. The 100 millionth bike that rolled out of the production line was the Hero Xtreme 160R. The last 50 million units were manufactured in just 7 years. Their highest selling bike is the Hero Splendor.
Triumph – The premium British bike maker will introduce their new motorcycle 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in India on 28th January. It will be Triumph’s first launch in India in 2021. The bike will make its global debut on 26th January 2021.
BMW – BMW Motorrad has hiked the prices of the BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR by up to Rs. 90,000/- in India. Both the motorcycles were launched in India in May last year. While the F 900 R gets a price hike of Rs. 45,000/-, the F 900 XR is pricier by Rs. 90,000/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, a Tesla can automatically save a dashcam video clip by just honking to record evidence.
Comment of the day – Manu Mathew – “Looks more like manufactures have decided vehicles don’t need anything other than a grill at the front of the car. I admire the restraint of the designers for leaving a tiny bit of bodywork and leaving a corner for the headlights.”