News highlights of the day include Volkswagen, Yamaha and Mahindra.
Volkswagen Polo – The hatchback has been updated with BS6 engine and is priced from Rs. 5.82 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 9.59 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom). The Polo is available with both 1.0-litre MPI and TSI petrol engines with 6-speed MT as standard for MPI and 6-speed AT and MT for TSI.
Volkswagen Vento – The sedan has been updated alongside the hatch for BS6 compliance. The price of the new Vento starts from Rs. 8.86 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 13.29 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom). The sedan is available with 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine with 6-speed AT and MT options.
Yamaha FZ 25 – The 2020 Yamaha FZ 25 and Yamaha FZS 25 bookings have commenced at dealership level. Booking amount is Rs. 5000/- and it is refundable. The price is expected to be increased by Rs. 3000-4000/-.
Mahindra Scorpio – The popular SUV from Mahindra will get a new generation next year. The new Scorpio is being tested across the country. It will be based on a new design language and a new ladder frame chassis. The launch is expected to happen in June 2021.
Yamaha Fazer 25 – The Japanese bike maker is expected to discontinue the Yamaha Fazer 25 as the bike hasn’t been updated with BS6 compliant engine yet and is still being sold with a BS4 engine. This means, it will be axed by 1st April.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Rolls-Royce Wraith headliner has 1340 fiber optic simulated stars that are woven into the headliner by hand.
Comment of the day – Suhail Shaikh – “What happened to the idea of 1 DRL for C-Class, 2 DRLs for E-Class and 3 for S-Class.”