MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 29th September
News highlights of the day include Mahindra, Honda, Lamborghini and Fuel Price.
Mahindra – The Indian automaker has concluded the auction of #1 Mahindra Thar. It has crossed Rs. 1 crore mark and the highest bidder will be announced on 2nd October when the car will be launched. Mahindra has arranged this auction to contribute towards a noble cause for COVID-19 relief.
Honda – The Japanese carmaker has come up with a new electric SUV concept. The all-electric concept showcases the new design language of Honda. It looks quite similar to the Toyota Harrier. Unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, it will be the first electric SUV to be introduced in China. It will come with the latest tech and driver assistance features in its production avatar which is likely to be revealed next year.
Lamborghini – The Italian carmaker has come up with a special edition Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule which looks like a custom tuner build but is actually an official package offered by Lamborghini in China. It comes with exterior and interior aesthetic changes. Customers can choose from Bianco Monocerus, Nero Noctis, Grigio Nimbus and Grigio Keres matte colour exterior options along with Arancio Leonis, Arancio Dryope, Giallo Taurus and Verde Scandal contrast colour accents.
Fuel Price – Fourth consecutive day for diesel price revision today across all metro cities. Diesel is now 8 paise cheaper today bringing the retail cost down to Rs. 70.63 per litre in Delhi. Petrol price continues to remain unchanged at Rs. 81.06 per litre. In Mumbai currently, diesel is priced at Rs. 77.04 per litre while petrol price is Rs. 87.74 per litre.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, SsangYong’s logo is a representation of two intertwined dragons rising to heaven.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “TBH, sales of Gixxer & Intruder are pathetic. 31 years in the Indian market (16 years of TVS-Suzuki) and just one successful product. That is very disappointing.”