News highlights of the day include Tata Motors, Ford, Skoda and Suzuki.
Tata Altroz – The much awaited premium hatchback from the Indian carmaker is confirmed for launch on 22nd January. The Tata Altroz will compete against the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. It will be available with both BS6 petrol and diesel engine options.
Ford Mach-E – Ford’s first all-electric vehicle, which is a crossover based on the Mustang styling is getting a lot of attention in the international markets. The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s First Edition model’s reservations are full. The EV is expected to enter the Indian market as well.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker will introduce a range of new cars in India at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020. Skoda will showcase the new Vision IN compact SUV concept which will be a Kia Seltos rival. They will also showcase the Skoda Karoq SUV which will be positioned under the Kodiaq. The Rapid and Superb facelift models will make their debut along with the much awaited Skoda Octavia RS 245.
Suzuki Burgman Street – The 125cc scooter is likely to get a BS6 update very soon which will hit the showrooms by February 2020. The BS6 compliant engine will get fuel injection and the pricing is likely to be increased marginally.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the Maruti Zen was also offered in India with a diesel engine? It was the first Maruti with electronic power steering in India.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “The Tesla’s Origami truck is very much like Bingo Mad Angle for me; trying to figure out at what angle should I understand this design.”