News highlights of the day include Ducati, Tesla, Tata, Maruti and Ford.

Tesla Model X Review Test Drive
Tesla Model X achieves full 5-star safety rating at Euro NCAP

Ducati Panigale V4 S – Abu Dhabi Police has added 12 Ducati Panigale V4 S in their fleet. It gets a blue and white paint scheme. Powered by a 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale, 90 degree V4, liquid-cooled engine that produces 214 HP at 13,000 RPM and a peak torque of 123.5 Nm at 10,000 RPM.

Tesla Model X – The crossover from Tesla has achieved one of the highest rating of late. Scoring full 5 stars at the Euro NCAP crash test. It has achieved 98 percent in adult occupant safety, 81 percent in child occupant safety and 94 percent for safety assist.

Tata Altroz – Tata Motors has started accepting pre-bookings officially for the Altroz. Booking amount is Rs. 21,000/-. The Altroz will be available with both diesel and petrol BS6 compliant engine options. The deliveries will commence from the first week of February 2020.

Maruti Suzuki – Due to increasing input costs, Maruti Suzuki will hike the prices across their entire lineup from January 2020.

Ford – Ford has announced new finance schemes, warranty and services for specially-abled customers on World Disability Day. Additional warranty is being offered for RTO approved driver assistance kits.

Motor Trivia – Did you know, over 25 crore tyres are discarded every year?

Comment of the dayCRM – “The riding experience, the design and the technology will be improved….. Bullet doesn’t sell for these. It sells for sound & fake macho-ism associated with it..”

Maruti WagonR
Maruti to hike prices from January 2020