News highlights of the day include Toyota, Volkswagen and TVS.
Toyota – Along with the Fortuner facelift, Toyota has also revealed the Hilux pickup truck facelift. Both of them are based on the same platform. Comes with updated exterior, interior and more features. Biggest change is the more powerful 2.8-litre diesel producing 201 BHP and 500 Nm torque. Hilux won’t be launched in India.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker is now starting used car business in India. Volkswagen with their Das WeltAuto 3.0 program plans to sell multi-brand used cars. The cars will be retailed via 105 Das WeltAuto outlets across India. The used cars will be thoroughly checked and certified by professionals.
TVS – The Indian two-wheeler maker has come up with new scheme for the XL100. They have launched ‘Buy now, pay EMI after 6 months’ scheme to lure buyers amidst crisis.
TVS – The TVS Sport commuter motorcycle gets a price hike. It was updated with BS6 engine in April and now it is getting yet another hike of Rs. 750/-. It comes with a new 109.7cc single-cylinder engine with fuel injection.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Porsche was the first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines.
Comment of the day – Being Shenoy – “First time saw a top MS car at the bottom.”