News highlights of the day include Mercedes, Yamaha, Piaggio and Skoda.
Mercedes – The German luxury carmaker will introduce the new E-Class facelift early next year in India. The updated model comes with revised styling and updated interiors with new features on offer.
Yamaha Bolt – Yamaha has updated the Bolt cruiser motorcycle in the international market which will go on sale in June. It is a bobber with a 941cc, V-Twin, air-cooled engine producing 54 PS and 80 Nm of torque.
Piaggio – The Italian bike maker has extended the warranties of Aprilia and Vespa products in India amid lockdown. The warranties and free services that expired during the lockdown will be extended 30 days after the lockdown is lifted.
Skoda Kodiaq – Skoda’s flagship SUV in India, the Kodiaq has been discontinued in India temporarily. The Czech carmaker discontinued the Kodiaq since it was available only with diesel. They planned to re-launch the SUV in the BS6 era with a petrol engine but due to the COVID-19 crisis, the launch will be further delayed.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Tata Motors trucks initially carried the Mercedes logo since they were developed in technical collaboration with Daimler Benz.
Comment of the day – Vijay Kumar – “Bajaj discontinuation virus is dangerous than Coronavirus.”