MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 6th October
News highlights of the day include Land Rover, BMW, MG Motor and Mahindra.
Land Rover – The luxury SUV maker is all set to introduce the new generation Land Rover Defender in India on 15th October. The first batch of the SUV has arrived at JNPT, near Mumbai. It will be available in both variants Defender 90 (3-door) and Defender 110 (5-door) and in five trims – Base, S, SE, HSE and First Edition.
BMW – The new entry-level BMW is about to launch soon. The company has started accepting bookings for the new 2-Series Gran Coupe. It can be booked online for Rs. 50,000/-. Launch is scheduled to happen on 15th October. For those who’ll book the car before the launch, they’ll get complimentary Taj Experiences Gift Card worth Rs. 50,000/-.
MG Motor – After a lot of spy shots and teasers since its showcase at the 2020 Auto Expo, MG Motor is finally announcing the price of their new flagship MG Gloster on 8th October. It will be offered in both 6-seater and 7-seater layouts with 5 trims on offer – Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. Price is expected to be around Rs. 40 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Mahindra Thar – The much awaited second generation Mahindra Thar’s price announcement happened on 2nd October and the bookings commenced the same day. Within 5 days of launch, the Indian carmaker has garnered more than 9000 bookings for this lifestyle vehicle, which is quite impressive. Deliveries will commence from November.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the Rolls-Royce Wraith headliner features 1340 fiber optic simulated stars that are woven into the headliner by hand.
Comment of the day – The Dark Knight – “Classic 350- Socialist. Imperiale – imperialist. H’ness – Opportunist.”