MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 23rd September
News highlights of the day include Honda, Hyundai, TVS and Transport Department.
Honda – The Japanese carmaker has come up with a new virtual showroom. They have their entire lineup online with 360 degree views, clickable hotspots among other features. Honda is pushing the new online car buying experience with in-depth details available for each car including specs and features.
Hyundai – After teasing the new performance oriented sedan, Hyundai has finally lifted the wraps off the new Sonata N Line. It comes with sporty exterior thanks to the sharper bumper styling and new front grille with black elements. The interior too gets sporty treatment. They haven’t revealed the complete details of the car but it is expected to get a 290 HP 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine.
TVS – The Indian bike maker has achieved a new record with the TVS Sport motorcycle. The commuter bike has achieved an on-road fuel efficiency of 110.12 km/l setting a new record for ‘Highest on-road fuel efficiency achieved by a motorcycle’ in India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records.
Transport Department – Delhi government’s transport department has asked owners of old vehicles registered in the national capital to get high-security registration number plates (HSRP) and colour-coded fuel stickers issued for their vehicles. They have announced that a drive will be launched soon to start prosecuting drivers and owners of vehicles that do not comply with these rules from October. The fine will range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 10,000/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Acura is the luxury division of the Japanese carmaker Honda.
Comment of the day – the3dsgeek – “I really hope they make it properly long so it has good rear legroom and boot space. I am from himachal and I am in a desperate need for a proper 4×4 suv which does not look like a cow shed from inside. Before the launch of harrier I was sure it would be the saviour i was looking for, considering it was supposed to be an upgrade over the discontinued safari and have great off road capability. Not only it didn’t have proper 4×4 system, there wasn’t even an AWD option. Hoping to see a good 4×4 suv which does not cost an arm and a leg.”