MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 2nd September
News highlights of the day include Suzuki, Jeep, Maruti and Hero Electric.
Suzuki – The Japanese bike maker has introduced a new blue colour for the Suzuki Burgman Street. It is priced at Rs. 79,700/-. There are no other cosmetic or mechanical changes to the scooter. Suzuki is targeting the youth with this colour and prepares to boost their volumes as the festive season is about to begin.
Jeep – The American carmaker has assembled 122 units of Jeep Compass to create Ganpati idol. The artwork of cars is 162 feet in length and 185 feet in width. It took them 8 drivers and more than 50 hrs for planning and execution.
Maruti Suzuki – Beware Delhiites! Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Delhi Police for another round of Automated Red Light Violation Detection and Speed Violation Detection System installation. The second phase covers main junctions at ITO, Naraina (on Ring Road) and Rao Tula Ram Marg-Outer Ring Road. The first phase set up along the 23-kms Ring Road corridor between Mayapuri and Sarai Kale Khan is functional since February 2019.
Hero Electric – Hero Electric and EV Motors join hands for fast charging last mile delivery solutions. Their partnership will introduce rapid charging e-bikes. EV Motors will provide battery solutions and charging infrastructure integrated with Hero Electric bikes. The partnership will run a pilot program with 10,000 e-bikes in a few cities in the next 12 months before introducing it across the country.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Maserati is the only Italian brand ever to win the Indy 500.
Comment of the day – The Dukeist – “Peugeot and Lexus child.”