MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 28th October
News highlights of the day include Jeep, MG Motor, Tata Power, Skoda and HSRP.
Jeep – The much awaited Jeep Compass will be revealed globally in November. It has been spotted on test multiple times overseas as well as on Indian roads with heavy camouflage. The exterior and interior is expected to get updated with new styling and more features. The Compass facelift is likely to hit the Indian showrooms by early next year.
MG Motor & Tata Power – Both the companies have come together to introduce 50 KW DC Superfast Charging Stations across the country. They have inaugurated their first charging station in Nagpur. These public EV charging stations will be available to all vehicles compatible with CCS/ CHAdeMO charging standards. The MG ZS EV takes 50 minutes to charge from 0 to 80 percent at this facility.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker introduced their mid-size SUV Karoq in India as a CBU import. Skoda India was allotted 1000 units of the car and it is almost sold out in our country. They are currently considering local assembly of the SUV which might bring the prices down to a great extent.
HSRP – After a few days of strict rules implementation on high security registration plates (HSRP) and colour coded stickers for cars in Delhi, the procedure was halted by the State Government as the plates were not available. Now the process will come back in action in Delhi from 1st November, as you can book the plates and stickers online with home delivery option.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for Tiger.
Comment of the day – Rahul Phunage – “Now they will take down their ‘calculate kiya kya’ advertisement.”