MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 9th March
News highlights of the day include Honda, Volvo, Tata and Volkswagen.
Honda – The season of discounts is here again as new financial year is just around the corner. The Japanese carmaker is offering deals on select cars including Honda Jazz, WR-V, Amaze and City. Benefits of up to Rs. 50,000/- are being offered on the WR-V and Jazz. The Honda Amaze is available with benefits of up to Rs. 47,000/- while both the generations of the Honda City are coming with deals of up to Rs. 24,000/-.
Volvo – Volvo has revealed the XC40 Recharge all-electric SUV today in India. The carmaker plans to commence bookings from June this year while deliveries will start from October in a phased manner. The company has planned to introduce 1 electric car every year in India. Soon after the XC40 Recharge, they will introduce the C40 Recharge.
Tata – Just yesterday we were talking about reports of Tata Safari’s growing waiting period. Today fresh reports say that the waiting queue has extended for more than 2 months in some cities. Minimum waiting period is 1 month while the highest goes up to 2.5 months in Ghaziabad. The introductory pricing has got a lot of attention from the buyers. Last month, the combined sales of Harrier and Tata Safari exceeded that of the Hector and Hector Plus.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker is offering discounts of up to Rs. 40,000/- on the Polo and Vento. These benefits include cash discounts, exchange bonus and corporate discounts.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 is the very first mid-engine Ferrari to come equipped with a V8 engine.
Comment of the day – Roshan Jeet Shaw – “Our generation will miss the fun of petrol and diesel…. Bad luck for us as somehow or the other all the brands would go electric by the next 5 to 10 years!”