MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 22nd June
News highlights of the day include Honda, Harley-Davidson, Mahindra and Fuel Price.
Honda HR-V – The Honda HR-V was scheduled to make its world premier by early next year. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and lockdown restrictions, Honda has delayed the world premier to May 2021. Honda might introduce the SUV in India after its global debut.
Harley-Davidson – The American premium bike maker introduced the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom BS6 in India early this year with a price tag of Rs. 10.77 lakhs (ex-showroom). The price has now increased by Rs. 12,000/-. It now comes with a starting price of Rs. 10.89 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Mahindra TUV300 – The Indian automaker has removed the Mahindra TUV300 from their website. They are expected to introduce the new facelift of the compact SUV that was spotted on test a while ago. It will come with revised grille, bumpers, tail lamps and new interior styling along with additional features and BS6 engine.
Fuel Price – Petrol and diesel price have increased for 16th straight day. Today the price has increased by 33 paise per litre for petrol and 58 paise per litre for diesel. For last 16 days cumulative hike stands at Rs. 8.30 per litre for petrol and Rs. 9.46 per litre for diesel. In Delhi, petrol price has reached Rs. 79.56/litre and diesel is Rs. 78.85/litre.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, 75 percent vehicle users in India don’t wear seat belts which leads to 15 deaths everyday.
Comment of the day – Guru Prasad – “As Long as the new car exceeds or at least maintains the legacy of the old car, the old names can be revived, But the manufacturers will be having a very difficult task doing that, For Eg, imagine Ambassador, Just rock solid build, sofa like seats and very decent performance, timeless eye pleasing retro looks and most important fact was it was not very expensive when compared to competition, if u try to build a car with same legacy, The manufacturer will end up with pricing it very high and the verdict will be Old one offered everything at an affordable cost but this one has failed in pricing, on top of it the manufacturer’s greed on cashing in for the legacy – A classic example is JAWA. To me they have failed on lot of things despite promising and providing huge expectations.”