07/18/2020

Deliveries of BS6 Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque petrol begin

Land Rover has announced that it has begun deliveries of the BS6-compliant petrol models of the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, priced from ₹59.98-63.32 lakh and ₹58-61.94 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The Evoque and the Discovery Sport share the same engine — a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit from JLR’s Ingenium family of engines.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/motoring/deliveries-of-bs6-discovery-sport-range-rover-evoque-petrol-begin/article32115552.ece

Ford EcoSport Titanium (automatic) launched at Rs. 10.67 lakh

As an addition to its portfolio of cars in India, Ford has launched a new mid-spec EcoSport Titanium (automatic) model in the country. It is positioned below the Titanium+ variant.

The sub-compact SUV packs a 1.5-liter petrol powertrain and offers a host of new equipment including paddle-shifters. As for the pocket-pinch, it carries a price-tag of Rs. 10.67 lakh.

Source: https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/auto/63442/298246/ford-ecosport-titanium-automatic-variant-launched-price-specifications

RENAULT INDIA ORGANISES ‘WELCOME BACK’ SERVICE CAMP

Renault India has announced the commencement of a nationwide after-sales service initiative, ‘Renault Welcome Back Camp’ from July 13 – July 26, 2020 at all its dealer workshops across India. This initiative further strengthens Renault’s commitment towards offering a delightful service experience to its customers.

Source: http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/pressreleases/renault-india-organises-welcome-back-service-camp/

New report offers analysis on the Mini Car Market

Mini Car Market report 2019, discusses various factors driving or restraining the market, which will help the future market to grow with promising CAGR. The Mini Car Market research Reports offers an extensive collection of reports on different markets covering crucial details. The report studies the competitive environment of the Mini Car Market is based on company profiles and their efforts on increasing product value and production.

Source: https://jewishlifenews.com/uncategorized/new-report-offers-analysis-on-the-mini-car-market/

Hyundai sells 100,000 units of Kona EV worldwide

Every car maker with an electric offering has one marquee product that it seeks to turn into a benchmark for all its subsequent products and for Hyundai, it is the Kona EV that holds a place of prominence. The company recently announced that it had sold 100,000 units of the car in markets across the world by June 30.

Source: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/hyundai-sells-100-000-units-of-kona-ev-worldwide-41594956931789.html

Audi launches RS 7 Sportback in India

German luxury carmaker Audi, on Thursday, launched the second-generation RS 7 Sportback in India. The customisable RS 7 Sportback is priced from Rs 1.94 crore (ex-showroom, pan India).

Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/business/dh-wheels/audi-launches-rs-7-sportback-in-india-861915.html

Dodge Has A Brand New Focus: Muscle Mania

Dodge, part of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), is refocusing its brand as the “Brotherhood of Muscle.” Hodgepodge Dodge is now laser-focused on becoming America’s muscle car brand. According to Automotive News, Dodge is ending its image as a “pleasant people mover” and cementing its new image as “an army of asphalt-eating muscle machines.” To do this, in August 2020, Dodge will be eliminating its Caravan minivan and its Journey crossover.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrylight/2020/07/16/dodge-has-a-brand-new-focus-muscle-mania/#624d55e53a0b

Rolls-Royce Gets Union Backing for 700 Compulsory Job Cuts

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc has reached agreement with unions on up to 700 U.K. job cuts this year, with the rest of its planned downsizing made up by employees taking voluntary buyouts.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-17/rolls-royce-gets-union-backing-for-700-compulsory-jobcuts?srnd=markets-vp

Mercedes-Benz will no longer make C-Class sedan at Vance plant

Mercedes-Benz will phase out C-Class production at its Vance, Ala. plant, the automaker’s parent company Daimler announced Friday, July 17, 2020.

Source: https://www.al.com/business/2020/07/mercedes-benz-will-no-longer-make-c-class-sedan-at-vance-plant.html

Maruti Suzuki S-cross petrol launch on August 5

The S-cross is the last remaining Maruti Suzuki model that has yet to make the transition from BS4 to BS6 emission norms. 

Source: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/maruti-suzuki-s-cross-petrol-launch-on-july-29-418043

Trending stocks: Tata Motors shares gain over 2%

Shares of Tata Motors Ltd. traded 2.18 per cent up in Friday’s trade at 10:34AM (IST). Around 1,267,501 shares changed hands on the counter.

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/trending-stocksnbsptata-motors-sharesnbsp-gain-over-2nbsp/articleshow/77012412.cms

Ferrari explains loss in engine performance

Ferrari has admitted that its step backwards in engine performance this season is linked to a number of rule clarifications made over the winter.

Source: https://www.espn.in/f1/story/_/id/29481163/ferrari-explains-loss-engine-performance

Lexus RX 350 long-term review

I’ve now completed the most harrowing drive of my entire life. That’s saying something, because I’ve driven Porsches on autobahns, Lamborghinis on racetracks and even big 4WDs on fumes miles from the nearest petrol station.

Source: https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-reviews/lexus-rx-350-long-term-review

Volvo Reports 38% Drop In Q2 Sales

VOLVO AB/ADR (OTC: VLVLY) reported a 38% decrease in second-quarter sales as the COVID-19 pandemic racked its truck, bus and construction equipment units.

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/volvo-reports-38-drop-q2-154521249.html

Fiat and Peugeot throw stardust into new car mix

MILAN: Is Stellantis a new cocktail, a lost city, a painkiller or the easyJet founder? Nope – it’s the new name for the entity that will emerge from the combination of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , and Peugeot’s owner PSA.

Source: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/passenger-vehicle/cars/fiat-and-peugeot-throw-stardust-into-new-car-mix/76998886

Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass Special Offer

The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have officially been introduced to the Philippine market as new entry points to the Jeep family – and it’s accompanied by a P50,000 launch discount.

Source: https://wheels.ph/jeep-renegade-and-jeep-compass-special-offer/

VW group vehicles in India norm-compliant in India norm-complaint: Audi refutes cheat allegation

NEW DELHI: Audi India on Friday refuted to the allegation made by a Noida-based businessman installing cheat devices. The company said its vehicles are compliant with applicable norms after an FIR was lodged against VW and Audi.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/news/vw-group-vehicles-in-india-norm-compliant-audi-refutes-cheat-allegation/articleshow/77017331.cms

Toyota car finance offers July 2020: Toyota announces low EMIs, buyback offers, etc.

The range of new car offers on Toyota models in India include EMI holidays, low EMIs, etc. Read on to check details.

Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/car-news/article/toyota-car-finance-offers-july-2020-toyota-announces-low-emis-buyback-offers-etc/622884

Skoda’s Electric SUV and How It Might Conquer Europe

Skoda, a Czech brand that you’ve never heard of before or which means nothing to you. It makes cars that are useful on a surprisingly large scale, and pretty soon, they could take over a section of the EV market.

Source: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/skoda-s-electric-suv-and-how-it-might-conquer-europe-146158.html

Datsun in South Africa: ‘no plans at this stage’ to exit local market

Nissan South Africa says there are “no plans at this stage” for its Datsun budget brand to exit the local market.

Speaking during a virtual roundtable event with the media, Kabelo Rabotho, Nissan South Africa’s marketing director, said Datsun models would continue to be sold locally.

Source: https://www.carmag.co.za/news/industry-news/datsun-in-south-africa-no-plans-at-this-stage-to-exit-local-market/

Tesla Tries to Assure Workers There’s No Big Virus Outbreak

Tesla is trying to assure its 55,000 employees that there hasn’t been a big coronavirus outbreak at company facilities worldwide, despite a report by an electric vehicle industry website that over 130 Tesla employees or contractors have tested positive.

Source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/transportation/news/tesla-tries-to-assure-workers-theres-no-big-virus-outbreak-2264329

Porsche’s all-new 911 Turbo can do 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds

Porsche has unveiled the new 922-generation 911 Turbo in Coupé and Cabriolet variants. The new addition aims to fill the gap between the entry-level 911 Carrera 4S and the top-spec Turbo S, which arrived in May this year.

Source: https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/auto/63480/298451/porsche-reveals-the-911-turbo-price-and-specifications

AVENTADOR SVJ XAGO EDITION AND AD PERSONAM VIRTUAL STUDIO

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster Xago Edition, with just ten units produced and reserved for clients configuring their Aventador SVJ virtually, was created to celebrate the new virtual Ad Personam studio, offering consultation sessions to clients worldwide who want to personalize their new Lamborghini without travelling to the specialist Ad Personam department in Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy.

Source: https://www.lamborghini.com/en-en/news/aventador-svj-xago-edition-and-ad-personam-virtual-studio

2020 BMW IX3 ELECTRIC SUV REVEALED

BMW has revealed the first of a flurry of new EVs that it is set to launch over the next few years. Unsurprisingly, the car-maker has begun this onslaught with the BMW iX3, an electric derivative of the BMW X3. By 2023, the BMW Group wants to introduce 25 electrified models by 2023, more than half of which will be fully electric. Following the iX3 will be the i4 coupe and iNEXT SUV in 2021.

Source: http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/2020-bmw-ix3-electric-suv-revealed/

New Jaguar F-Pace owner wins $11,000 in stroke of luck

A new owner of luxury SUV Jaguar F-Pace has claimed the $11,000 grand prize in Indera Motors’ ‘Purchase and Win’ promotion on Friday.

Source: https://thescoop.co/2020/07/17/new-jaguar-f-pace-owner-wins-11000-in-stroke-of-luck/

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