MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 5th January
News highlights of the day include Mahindra, Citroen, Suzuki and Bentley.
Mahindra – Ending the year 2020 on a high note, the Indian UV maker has got over 6500 bookings for the new generation Thar in December itself. The overall bookings have already crossed the 20,000 mark since launch. Mahindra claims 50 percent of the bookings are for the automatic variant.
Citroen – The French carmaker announced their India entry in 2019. They have been testing a lot of products since a long while including the C5 Aircross along with other cars being developed for our market. They are now all set to open their showrooms next month and reveal the C5 Aircross for India on 1st February. The carmaker will reveal the launch date and tech specs of the SUV on the same day.
Suzuki – The limited edition Suzuki Katana that was revealed in a Candy Daring Red colour scheme has been launched in the Japanese market. It is limited to only 100 units. There are matte black and gold accents on the bike. It also gets red stitching on the seats. Powered by the same 998cc, inline-4 cylinder engine producing 148 BHP and 107 Nm torque. It is not expected to be launched in India.
Bentley – The British ultra luxury marque has updated the Bentley Bentayga hybrid with a facelift. The design is now in line with the mid-cycle update. Powered by a 3.0-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor producing a combined output of 443 HP and 700 Nm of torque.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Porsche 360 Cisitalia was Porsche’s 4-wheel drive F1 car.
Comment of the day – The Dukeist – “Hope so this doesn’t turn out to be another GM… Announce big and then quit.”