MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 2nd July
News highlights of the day include Hyundai, Honda, Maserati and Toyota.
Hyundai – The Creta has gathered more than 40,000 bookings now. The second generation model has made a huge comeback hitting the top spot in May and now coming 2nd in June. It is the current leader of SUVs.
Honda – With the BS6 transition, Honda discontinued the diesel powered Civic for a while and then the lockdown disrupted the production. Now the Japanese carmaker is all set to introduce the BS6 compliant diesel version of the Civic next week.
Maserati – The luxury Italian carmaker has revealed their new engine that will make its debut in the MC20 sportscar. It is a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo petrol that produces 621 BHP at 7500 RPM and 730 Nm of peak torque at 3000-5000 RPM.
Toyota – The Japanese carmaker has hiked the pricing of Toyota Vellfire by Rs. 4 lakhs and Camry by Rs. 1.14 lakhs. The premium MPV now retails at Rs. 83.50 lakhs and the Camry is priced at Rs. 39.02 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom).
Motor Trivia – Did you know, in every 10 seconds, one passenger car was sold in India in 2016.
Comment of the day – Go_kool – “After reading this “It is powered by a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol hybrid engine” I was searching for “India launch unlikely.”