News highlights of the day include Lamborghini, Skoda, Hyundai and Volvo.
Lamborghini – The Italian supercar maker has revealed the new Huracan Evo RWD Spyder. Powered by a 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 610 HP and 560 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Soft top roof can be lowered within 17 seconds, at speeds of up to 50 km/hr. Weighs 120 kg more than the hard top version, India bound.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker has revealed their first all-electric Enyaq EV prototype. The environment friendly car is based on the new MEB platform from the Volkswagen group. It will be available in 5 variants – Enyaq 50, 60, 80, 80x and vRS. Multiple battery configurations will be on offer in different states of tune, highest being 306 HP.
Hyundai – Hyundai has commenced their dealership operations across 225 showrooms in India in select cities. The carmaker has sold 170 cars in 2 days of time and has received 4000 customer enquiries along with 500 customer bookings.
Volvo – Next generation of Volvo cars will feature Luminar LiDAR tech (Light Detection and Ranging). This technology will be used for autonomous driving and it will be available starting from 2022.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Mahindra Engines developed an indigenous diesel engine for its vehicles to beat the fuel crisis in 1975.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “The Indian market never gets to fully discover any Bajaj Discover because Bajaj always discovers the discontinuation date before the discovery of every new Discover.”