News highlights of the day include Volkswagen, Triumph, Husqvarna and Bajaj Auto.
Volkswagen T-Roc – The German carmaker showcased the Volkswagen T-Roc at the Auto Expo 2020. Now they will be announcing the price and commencing the deliveries of the T-Roc on 18th March in India. Bookings of the car have commenced and it is a direct import CBU that will be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Triumph Tiger 900 – The Triumph Tiger 800 successor Tiger 900 is all set to hit the Indian shores by April 2020. The Tiger 900 GT and the Tiger 900 Rally both the variants will be introduced in the Indian market. The Tiger 800 has been one of the top selling adventure motorcycles in India.
Husqvarna – Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, Vitpilen 250 India launch has been confirmed for March. Both the bikes will share a lot of mechanicals with the Duke 250 and will be the first two products of the Husqvarna brand in India.
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – Along with other new SUVs, the Tiguan Allspace was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The SUV is now all set to launch in India on 6th March. It is expected to be priced from Rs. 35 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Bajaj Dominar 400 – The Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6 is about to launch soon. Meanwhile the bookings for the same have commenced and the bike has started to reach the dealerships. Booking amount of the updated Dominar 400 is Rs. 5000/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Hyundai’s slanted H badge logo is actually a silhouette of two individuals shaking hands, one is a company representative and the other is a satisfied customer.
Comment of the day – Prasenjit Debroy – “It is high time to reduce the import tariffs levied on Motorcycles >=800cc.
A. Indian OEMs are still not manufacturing these engine configurations locally >650cc
B. It will lead to more competitive prices & International spec product offerings.”