MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 22nd March
News highlights of the day include Volkswagen, Skoda, Triumph and Ather.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker is all set to introduce their heavily localised compact SUV in India. The Volkswagen Taigun was showcased in its concept version at the 2020 Auto Expo and now the carmaker will reveal its production version in India on 24th March. It will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster and its own sibling Skoda Kushaq.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker discontinued their flagship SUV, the Kodiaq, just before the BS6 emission norms kicked in. The diesel powered SUV was available only with BS4 compliant engine and Skoda didn’t update the oil burner to BS6. After a lot of delay, the SUV will be back in showrooms with a BS6 petrol engine by Q3 2021.
Triumph – The Triumph Trident 660 is a much awaited bike from the premium British bike maker as it will be the most affordable bike from Triumph in our country. The bike maker has teased the Trident 660 on their social media handles and we believe it will be launched in India by the first week of April.
Ather – The Indian electric two-wheeler company is rapidly expanding its network across the country. Today, they have inaugurated their new showroom in Jaipur. They will commence the deliveries of Ather 450 X and Ather 450 Plus in Jaipur staring from the first week of April. The company will also install four Ather Grid fast charging stations across the city..
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferrari has never offered a two-seater car in AWD.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “This kind of Travelogue lights a perfect reason why to opt for bigger butch practical SUVs and why the company’s home country opt for still bigger one to tackle still longer stretches. Though, for budget conscious, the likes of XUV/Safari/Hector+ or little lower depending upon one’s requirement round the year, will fulfill their desire; but non would deliver the charm of body-on-frame RWD SUV made by real specialist. Hope, people learn how to measure the metal deep fun factor of a SUV, rather then screen size offered.”