Volkswagen T-Roc, deliveries & test drives delayed & more. ARPRO AUTO NEWSFEED, 30 JUNE 2020
Deliveries and test drives of the Volkswagen T-Roc have been delayed as the car is awaiting an ARAI certificate. It has been delayed due to the lockdown enforced to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It is said that the car is yet to complete the required distance for testing. The T-Roc was launched in March 2020 and the car is imported as a completely built unit (CBU).
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The transport ministry has issued a notification that will pave the way for larger buses and trucks. The government has increased the maximum permissible length and height of several categories of commercial vehicles.
Honda has commenced the deliveries of the 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India. The new Africa Twin was launched in March, this year. The bike is available with either a manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is priced from Rs. 15.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
Audi has unveiled its updated Q5 SUV. The new model gets a revised exterior and minor interior updates. The biggest change has been made at the front. The SUV gets a new octagonal single-frame grille and a redesigned bumper. The LED headlights also get new internals, while the tail lights get organic LEDs. The new Q5 also comes with twin exhaust tips.
MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has signed up six start-ups for its ongoing MG Developer Program & Grant. The finalists include Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks. Under the programme, the start-ups will receive a grant and mentoring from technology experts, which also can lead to an opportunity to work directly with specialised MG teams on selected projects.
Going by the gradual restarting of industry, and expectation of a well-distributed and normal monsoon – as forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently – rating agency CRISIL expects there will be just 1 percent contraction in tractor sales volumes this fiscal.
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