MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 3rd July
News highlights of the day include Hyundai, Ather and Ducati.
Hyundai – The new Santa Fe that was revealed recently will get new engines. Powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to an electric motor. The combined power output is 230 HP and 350 Nm. There will be a new plug-in hybrid engine too offering a combined output of 265 HP and 350 Nm. The 2.2-litre diesel has been revised to offer better performance and efficiency and is lighter. India launch of the new Santa Fe is not confirmed.
Ather – The electric two-wheeler maker will now offer more accessories with the 450X. It will come with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and smart helmet among others. The new accessories will be introduced by October.
Hyundai – The South Korean carmaker showcased the Hyundai Tucson facelift at the 2020 Auto Expo. It comes with BS6 compliant engine options, visual tweaks inside out and new features on offer. The SUV will be launched in India on 14th July.
Ducati – The Italian premium motorcycle maker introduced the new Ducati Panigale V2 at the 2019 EICMA show last year. It came with a red colour option. Now they have introduced a new White Rosso colour option with the bike.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, in 2018 an average of 110-120 vehicles were reported to be stolen every day in New Delhi.
Comment of the day – Rival – “Rare to see sales results as Tiago sold more that i10 and Swift, and Altroz sold more than i20. Hope this continues as both Tata’s deserves to be in best sales chart.”