MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 7th January
News highlights of the day include BMW, Honda, Maruti and Fuel Price.
BMW – The German luxury carmaker has opened bookings for the BMW 3-Series Gran Limousine in India. Booking amount is Rs. 50,000/-. First 50 bookings done before 12 noon 21st January will get a complimentary rear seat BMW Comfort Package worth Rs. 1 lakh. It will include an iPad, iPad holder and a coat hanger.
Honda – The Activa is the most popular scooter in our country and is the highest selling one in India. The Honda Activa has created history as it becomes the only scooter in India to have 2.5 crore customers. It was introduced in 2001 and crossed the 1 crore mark in 2015.
Maruti – The Maruti Suzuki Subscribe program is gradually being introduced across the country. Currently it is available in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad. Initially they offered limited cars for subscription but now the carmaker added three more cars to the program – S-Cross, Ignis and Wagon R.
Fuel Price – Petrol price in Delhi reaches all-time high at Rs. 84.20 per litre, hiked by 23 paise while diesel was increased by 26 paise to Rs. 74.38 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol price currently stands at Rs. 90.83 per litre while diesel is priced at Rs. 81.07 per litre.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the Lohner-Porsche “Semper Vivus” was the first functional hybrid car in the world.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “One of the most anticipated compact SUV of this year, made for our market with our name, yet starts with “K” like its other family members. If the group managed to put everything in place in a right way, they can break the monopoly of the twins.”