Some highlights of the day including top comment and interesting automotive facts.
Ford Electric SUV – Ford is all set to reveal the much awaited Mustang inspired electric SUV on 17th November. It will be capable of a long range of 595 km on a single charge. It will compete with the Tesla Model Y.
Hero MotoCorp – The Indian 2-wheeler maker invested in Erik Buell Racing (EBR) to enter the US and Canadian market but the latter filed for receivership soon after Hero bought nearly 50 percent stake. Hero is now shutting down its operations in America.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo – It is an all-electric virtual race car for the game Gran Turismo Sport for PS4. The concept car reveals the futuristic design philosophy of the British carmaker. The Vision GT produces 750 kW of power with 1200 Nm of torque. It does 0-100 km/hr in less than 2 seconds and has a top speed of 321 km/hr.
MG Hector – On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, MG Motors managed to deliver 700 Hector units in a single day. In Delhi-NCR, the carmaker delivered 200 cars from a single point.
Audi – The German luxury carmaker has been struggling hard in the Indian market since the past four years. Audi is looking to deepen their network in India in non-metro cities to garner sales. The luxury brand has decided to enter tier-2 and tier-3 cities as part of the new strategy and with a workshop-first approach.
Motor Trivia – The Premier Padmini had a waiting period of 10 years in India. People used to buy the car, use it for some days and even sell it for a higher price than the ex-showroom price.
Comment of the day – Nikhil Kulkarni – “They were an ace misfit in this industry.”