MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 7th August
News highlights of the day include Ford, BharatBenz, Renault and Tata Motors.
Ford – The American carmaker has hiked the pricing of the Endeavour in India. It now comes with a starting price of Rs. 29.99 lakhs for the Titanium trim, which is Rs. 44,000/- more expensive. While the Titanium+ AT 4×2 and Titanium+ AT 4×4 is priced at Rs. 32.75 lakhs and Rs. 34.45 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom), both are now Rs. 1.20 lakhs more expensive.
BharatBenz – The commercial vehicle maker has now entered the used CV business called BharatBenz Exchange. Owners can trade in used vehicles for new ones across all authorised dealerships in India. Customers can also buy used vehicles with extended warranty and AMC.
Renault – The french carmaker is all set to introduce their 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine powered Duster this month. It produces 154 BHP and 254 Nm of torque, will be offered with a CVT automatic transmission. This engine has been recently introduced with the Nissan Kicks.
Tata Motors – The Tata Harrier automatic is being offered with a hefty discount of up to Rs. 1 lakh this month. The offer is available with XMA and XZA trims of the SUV. The Indian carmaker is pushing the sales of the Harrier with these offers ahead of the festive season.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferdinand Porsche designed the original prototype of the Volkswagen Type 1 in 11 months.
Comment of the day – Shakti Nath Jha – “Does adding more ‘R’ in the moniker of these super sports bikes give them additional horsepower? haha!”