News highlights of the day include Volkswagen, Triumph, Husqvarna and Bajaj Auto.
Revolt – The electric bike maker Revolt introduced their two products RV 400 and RV 300 in Pune and Delhi initially. The company is now expanding to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad by March.
Maruti Baleno – The premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki is quite popular in the Indian market. The Maruti Baleno has just crossed 7 lakh unit sales since launch, 7,20,733 units to be precise. It will be interesting to see the sales since diesel has been discontinued along with RS version and the segment is getting new competition of late.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 – The Indian bike maker is about to introduce the Bullet 350 with a BS6 engine. The bookings for the updated Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has begun. The booking amount is Rs. 10,000/-. The 346cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine now comes with fuel injection and produces 19.3 HP with 28 Nm. The price is expected to increase by Rs. 10,000/-.
Uber – The ride hailing app is planning to introduce a large number of electric cars in their fleet. They already have 350 EVs in their fleet right now and plan to grow it to 1500 by the end of this year.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferrari Enzo was the first Ferrari to get carbon ceramic brakes.
Comment of the day – Sathish Narayan – “Both Suzuki n Yamaha to focus only on bikes above 150cc. This is a good idea whereby they can maintain a premium image and focus on their actual strengths of making premium locally made products to excite customers.
Leave the commuter market to Hero, Honda, Bajaj & TVS.”