MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 9th October
News highlights of the day include Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu and Hero.
Honda – The Japanese carmaker has come up with The Great Honda Fest for October 2020. Under this new programme customers can avail benefits for all cars until 31st October. Up to Rs. 47,000/- offer is available for the Amaze, Rs. 30,000/- for the new gen Honda City, Rs. 40,000/- on the new Jazz facelift, Rs. 40,000/- on the WR-V and Rs. 2.50 lakh benefits for the Honda Civic. These offers include Cash Discounts, Extended Warranty and Honda Care Maintenance programme.
Hyundai – The Hyundai Creta is gathering tremendous popularity since the launch of the new generation model. The South Korean carmaker has already gathered more than 1.15 lakh bookings for the compact SUV. They have already sold 58,400 units of the new Creta since launch. It is expected to churn out big volumes this festive season.
Isuzu – Isuzu has teased two new BS6 compliant products on their website. One is the Isuzu D-Max standard pickup truck while the other one is the B-Cab. However, the launch timeline of the BS6 compliant V-Cross is yet to be known. Expect the teased products to be launched during the festive season.
Hero – The Indian two-wheeler maker has come up with new road-side assistance program. It is a 24×7 Roadside Assistance (RSA) program that will be offered to all the customers across India. It is priced at Rs. 350/- per annum. Services include on-call support, repair on the spot, towing service to the nearest Hero workshop, fuel delivery, flat tyre support, battery jump-start, accidental assistance and key retrieval support. Buyers of Xtreme 160R, Xtreme 200S and XPulse 200 will get complementary 1 year support.
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 – Guru Prasad – “These manufacturers have found a new way to bring old school bikes at very high cost in the name of modern retro bikes.. this bike doesn’t have anything great to offer for this price even a fuel guage except for the old school looks and the kawasaki badge, the abs too will be offered only because of the mandate.. bringing a technologically advanced bike with old school looks is the proper modern retro.. some manufacturers need a good dictionary.”