MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 9th February
News highlights of the day include Toyota, MG Motor, Jaguar and Benelli.
Toyota – The Japanese carmaker recently introduced the facelifted Toyota Fortuner along with its premium version the Legender. The bookings of the SUV has already crossed 5000 units within a month of its launch. The Toyota Fortuner currently dominates the segment and competes directly with the Ford Endeavour.
MG Motor – Soon after introducing the facelifted version of the MG Hector, the carmaker is all set to introduce a new variant of the SUV. They will be launching the CVT petrol variants of the car on 11th February. It’ll be mated to a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This powertrain will be more affordable than the DCT variants.
Jaguar – The British luxury carmaker has confirmed the introduction of their first all-electric vehicle in the Indian market. Jaguar will launch the I-PACE electric crossover in India on 9th March. Bookings have already commenced in India since the last couple of months.
Benelli – The price of the Benelli Imperiale 400 has been fluctuating a lot. The BS6 version was introduced with a price hike of Rs. 20,000/- over the BS4 model. Now the 2021 model has been introduced with a price reduction of Rs. 10,000/-. There are no changes made to the motorcycle with this revision in pricing.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the Apollo Arrow is made by Audi.
Comment of the day – The Dark Knight – “TATA growing strength to strength. Creating it’s own cult with proven reliability and safety. I hope Mahindra will also up their game.”