MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 24th August
News highlights of the day include Maruti, Force, Rolls-Royce and Jawa.
Maruti – The Maruti XL6 has completed one year of its launch in the market and has sold more than 25,000 units within a year. India’s largest carmaker now has a market share of 51 percent in the MPV segment. The Maruti XL6 itself holds 14 percent of the MPV market share in India.
Force Gurkha – The Indian automaker has confirmed that the new generation Force Gurkha will be launched in the market by the end of this year. We recently saw an undisguised unit of the new Gurkha belonging to a dealership. It was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It will compete against the new Mahindra Thar and will be powered by a 2.6-litre BS6 compliant diesel engine initially.
Rolls-Royce – The Rolls-Royce Dawn has got a new limited edition version called Silver Bullet. It is only limited to 50 units worldwide. Comes with bespoke exterior colour and interiors with new Aero cowling. The 4-seater convertible car is converted to a 2-seater roadster with sporty elements.
Jawa – Jawa has partnered with Ceat tyres to come up with exclusive shoes for Perak. It comes with Ceat Zoom Cruz tyres with 100/90-18 front and 140/70-17 rear profile. The tyre maker claims it is designed to offer comfortable ride and good control at high speeds.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the reason behind Lamborghini’s raging bull logo is the fact that the animal is Ferruccio Lamborghini’s zodiac sign Taurus.
Comment of the day – DJ Psyshank – “We need the power of 390 adv, seat height and comfort of himalayan and the affordability of Xpulse :P.”