MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 24th September
News highlights of the day include Land Rover, Maruti, Audi and Renault.
Land Rover – The much awaited Land Rover Defender is finally hitting the Indian roads on 15th October. The British SUV maker had scheduled the launch for mid-2020 but the disastrous pandemic delayed the launch for 4 months. It is available for bookings across all dealerships and even at their online booking platform.
Maruti Suzuki – India’s largest carmaker has come up with their subscription program in Delhi, NCR and Bengaluru. Until now it was available in Pune and Hyderabad. You can subscribe your choice of car for a period of 12-48 months. Subscription price starts from Rs. 14,463/- (including taxes) for the Swift LXi in Delhi for 48 months. These charges include maintenance expenses, zero depreciation insurance and 24×7 roadside assistance.
Audi – The German carmaker has come up with a new special edition Audi R8 Green Hell. This edition pays tribute to the Nurburgring and is designed to highlight the R8 LMS which claimed five victories at the 24 Hours Nurburgring since 2012. It comes with sporty exterior treatment in black. Powered by the same 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 612 HP mated to a 7-speed S tronic with Quattro all-wheel drive setup. Does 0-100 km/hr in 3.1 seconds. Has a top speed of 331 km/hr. Production is limited to 50 units globally, priced from €233,949.59 (Rs. 2 crores).
Renault – Renault has increased the pricing of the Triber by up to Rs. 13,000/-. It now comes with a starting price of Rs. 5.12 lakhs for the base RxE trim and goes up to Rs. 7.34 lakhs for the RxZ AMT variant (all prices, ex-showroom).
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the first Land Rover had its steering wheel in the middle.
Comment of the day – DJ Psyshank – “Volkswagen and carbon-neutral balance. Ironic.”