News highlights of the day include Jeep, Tata, Bentley, Kia and Bajaj Auto.
BS6 Jeep Compass – Jeep India has upgraded the entire Compass line-up with BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines. While variant-wise prices have not yet been announced, the brand says that they have risen by about Rs 25,000 for the petrol models and by up to Rs 1.1 lakh for the diesel models.
Tata Hornbill – The production-spec Tata Hornbill (H2X) has been teased ahead of its Auto Expo debut. The H2X concept was shown at the previous Auto Expo in 2018 and was touted as an urban micro-SUV that will sit below the Nexon compact SUV, which has recently been updated.
Bentley Continental GT W12 – Bentley has revealed a one-off ice racing version of its Continental GT sportscar, which is said to be as close to production standard as possible. The Ice Race Continental GT has been specially adapted for the competition and bears a distinctive blue and black livery.
Kia Seltos – Kia Seltos becomes the most sold SUV again after selling 15,000 units in January. The five-seater has seen a price hike recently and is sold between Rs. 9.89 lakhs and Rs. 17.34 lakhs (ex-showroom). As of now, nearly 62,000 units of the Seltos have been retailed and the SUV reached one lakh bookings not too long ago.
Bajaj Auto – Bajaj Auto has received 2000 bookings for the Chetak Electric scooter in just 15 days after commencing its booking on 15th January 2020, by 30th January 2020. The Chetak’s test drives will be offered at 17 dealerships in Pune and Bengaluru, the only two places where it will be sold initially
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Volkswagen Golf is the only car in the world which is available in electric, hybrid, petrol, diesel and CNG powered engine options?
Comment of the day – sandyzen – “Desi boyz white washed the competition”