MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 29th July
News highlights of the day include Skoda, Maruti and Mercedes-Benz.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker has introduced a new contactless programme in India for pushing their online sales. The Skoda Contactless Programme offers live consultation and virtual product demonstration. Prospective customers can avail these services via their smartphone, tablet or PC.
Maruti Suzuki – India’s largest carmaker has reported Rs. 249 crore loss in Q1 FY2021. During this period they sold 76,599 vehicles which includes 67,027 units in the domestic market and the rest for exports. They reported net sales of Rs. 3677 crores.
Mercedes-Benz – The German luxury carmaker is preparing to launch their new generation flagship very soon. The new S-Class will come with some segment first features such as front impact airbags for rear passengers and new heads-up display with augmented reality. The display shows virtual distance elements for radar cruise control, lane-keeping assist and navigation.
Maruti Suzuki – The Maruti S-Presso comes with a unique micro-SUV styling. We thought we should spruce up the design further and come up with a quirky off-road focussed pick up concept. It gets a lift-kit, off-road tyres, LED bar on top, off-road bumpers and don’t miss the snorkel in the rendering below! A desi Bronco?
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the first windshield wipers were hand operated.
Comment of the day – Shakti Nath Jha – “Who knew the most radical looking car of the year will also become the best selling car of the year; oh boy that’s Hyundai Creta for you!”