News highlights of the day include Skoda, Mahindra, BMW, MV Agusta and Hyundai.
Skoda Karoq – Skoda will introduce the Karoq mid-size SUV in India in April 2020. The Karoq will be offered in the country with a BS6 compliant petrol engine option, a 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine. It will be imported directly via CBU route. Diesel powered Karoq is also being considered.
Mahindra XUV300 – Mahindra’s first BS6 compliant car to go on sale is the XUV300. The compact SUV has been updated with a BS6 compliant petrol engine which is priced from Rs. 8.30 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is more expensive than the BS4 models with Rs. 20,000/- price hike.
BMW – BMW Smart Repair Service has been launched in India. It uses latest technology and tools for small and medium repairs. It ensures faster repairs and reduction in cost.
MV Agusta – The Italian performance bike maker will introduce 350cc twin-cylinder motorcycles in the near future. They will use the new smaller displacement engine across various segments to grow volumes.
Hyundai Kona – Hyundai has launched new charging solutions for Kona electric SUV to tackle range anxiety and ensure peace of mind for the customers. They are installing AC 7.2 KW chargers across all their 15 Electric Vehicle Dealerships in 11 cities. The carmaker is providing 7.2 KW charger to all customers along with the car for fast charging in 6-8 hrs. Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) charging facility is being set up too along with portable charging via roadside assistance.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ford cars initially had Dodge engines?
Comment of the day – Sreedhar – “It is not needed for “kitna deti hai market.”