MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 4th March
News highlights of the day include Maruti, Isuzu, Toyota and Renault.
Maruti – Another day, another milestone for Maruti Suzuki. India’s largest carmaker has sold more than 6 lakh units of the Maruti Vitara Brezza within 5 years of launch. It was introduced in 2016 with diesel powered variants. Currently, it is only available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine offered with manual and automatic transmission options. The carmaker is expected to reveal the new generation Vitara Brezza later this year.
Isuzu – The Japanese UV maker has announced that they will increase the pricing of their D-Max range in India from April. The D-Max Regular Cab and the D-Max S-Cab will get up to Rs. 1 lakh more expensive. The automaker claims the increasing costs of production, transportation and logistics is the reason behind this price hike.
Toyota – Finally the employee union of Toyota India calls off the labour strike at Bidadi plant after four months. The Japanese carmaker declared a lockout at both its plants in November as the union members went on sit-in strike as a protest against the suspension of a worker. They resumed production in January 2021 as majority of the members expressed their intention to work.
Renault – The French carmaker has commenced deliveries of the Renault Kiger. They delivered around 1100 units across the country in a single day. The compact SUV is available in 4 variants with two petrol engine options. It competes with the Nissan Magnite, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet and the likes.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Porsche 360 Cisitalia was Porsche’s 4-wheel drive F1 car.
Comment of the day – The Dukeist – “Bas karo yar… Bohot ho gaya… This has to be the highly publicized car during “Testing” for sure.”