MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 9th September
News highlights of the day include Kia, Volkswagen, Royal Enfield and Aprilia.
Kia – Kia is offering huge benefits of up to Rs. 2.10 lakhs on their premium MPV Carnival. These benefits are available for the month of September. There is an exchange bonus of Rs. 80,000/-, a 3-year/unlimited-kilometre maintenance package worth Rs. 48,000/- and a corporate discount of up to Rs. 46,000/-. On top of these benefits the Premium and Prestige variants are offered with rear seat entertainment package worth Rs. 36,560/- for free.
Volkswagen – The German carmaker imported 1000 units of the Volkswagen T-Roc in India via CBU and all the units are sold out. The bookings of the compact SUV are closed now. It was launched a few months back in March with a price tag of Rs. 19.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). The pandemic has hampered the deliveries of the car though.
Royal Enfield – The Indian bike maker has set up its first assembly plant outside in India. They have inaugurated a new facility in Argentina where they will commence local assembly of the motorcycles. Royal Enfield is betting big on Argentina as it is the biggest market of mid-size motorcycles in Latin America.
Aprilia – The premium Italian two-wheeler maker has teased the upcoming Aprilia SXR 160 in India. The maxi-scooter was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It has got delayed due to the pandemic. While the company is expected to start bookings in a few weeks, the deliveries will commence by November.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Ferrari engines are musically engineered to sound perfect.
Comment of the day – Being Shenoy – “Getting Classic 350 on that ramp in itself be a test!”