#ODRecap: Polaris recalled, HD Roadster unveiled, Tork T6X teaser and Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 in works
2017 Range Rover Evoque debuts with minor update, limited Ember edition
The 2017 edition of the Range Rover Evoque made a debut in the UK with minor updates. The top of the line models are now offered with 10.2-inch touchscreen InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. The same was introduced in the Evoque Convertible. The other features that the 2017 Range Rover Evoque gets are all Terrain Progress Control system and Low Traction Launch. The new Ember limited edition comes in a dual tone, red and black paint scheme. Inside, the black leather seats get contrasting stitching. We asked Land Rover if the 2017 Range Rover Evoque will arrive in India but weren't given any confirmation on the same. Read about the new 2017 Range Rover Evoque here.
1.33 lakh Polaris ATVs to be recalled for a potential fire risk
World renowned for their off-road vehicles, Polaris is recalling a good 133,000 of its recreational ATVs due to a fire risk in a certain batch. The models under scrutiny are the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 all-terrain vehicle models between 2013 and 2016, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). It is said that these ATVs are prone to catch fire while driving them, posing a hazard to occupants. Polaris has already received over 160 reports of their vehicles catching fire, including an incident which cost the life of a 15-year-old. Read about the Polaris recall here.
Harley-Davidson Roadster unveiled
Harley-Davidson's Dark Custom lineup has just gotten a little bigger with the addition of this the new Roadster. What the new motorcycle borrows from the parts bin is the 1202cc, Evolution V-twin that Harley uses in several other motorcycles the 1200 Custom for example. The motor makes 103Nm of torque at 3,750rpm. Get all the details of the Harley-Davidson Roadster unveiled here.
Four new Hyundai dealerships opened in Hyderabad
Hyundai has opened four new dealerships in Hyderabad. Of the four dealerships, one is a digital showroom, the first of its kind in South India. The dealerships are spread out around Bowenpally, Lakdi Ka Pul, Jubilee Hills, and Secunderabad areas. While the digital outlet is a modest 4300 sq. ft. in area, the other three are an expansive affair, sitting at over 35,000 sq. ft. each. Excluding the digital dealership, all showrooms have workshops attached. Get information about the new dealerships here.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 likely to arrive late next year
According to information contained in KTM group's annual report, the Vitpien and Svartpilen are an intergral part of the company's plan to make Husqvarna Europe's third largest motorcycle maker, behind KTM and BMW. The report further says that 2017 will mark the arrival of two production models of the Vitpilen. KTM's Stefan Pierer had earlier confirmed earlier that Husqvarnas would be made at Bajaj Auto's plant in Chakan. Read our exhaustive coverage on the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 here.
Tork Motorcycles raises funds for the development of the T6X electric motorcycle
Pune-based electric two-wheeler company, Tork Motorcycles has raised angel funding from Ola founders Bhavish Agarwal, Ankit Bhati along with other investors led by Harpreet Grover, CoCubes co-founder & CEO. These funds will primarily be used to develop a production version of the T6X electric motorcycle, scheduled for an end-2016 launch in India. The T6X will come equipped with in-built navigation, cloud connectivity along with an integrated GPS. Tork Motorcycles has already released a teaser image of the T6X electric prototype. Get all the information about the upcoming Tork T6X here.
Jaguar Land Rover to bring back straight-six engines in 2017
Jaguar Land Rover are bringing back the '60s, with the decision to switch from their current V6 to an all-new straight-six in 2017. The current supercharged V6 is an ageing engine from the era of Ford ownership. Originally, the 3.8-litre straight-six featured on the legendary E-Type in the 1960s which was what made the company world famous. The new straight-six will be a part of Jaguar Land Rover's Ingenium engine family, which have an aluminium block and are developed in-house. Get all the information here.
WRC: Citroen completes initial testing of 2017-spec world rally car
Citroen has announced that it has completed the initial testing of its 2017 WRC car. Based on the Citroen C3 road car, which hasn't been launched as yet, the WRC car has been built to the FIA's technical regulations for next year. This means the car is 55mm wider, 25kg lighter and more aerodynamic than the 2016-spec Citroen DS3 WRC car. Traction has been improved thanks to a central differential that has been fitted to the four-wheel drive system. Meanwhile, the power output of the 1.6-litre engine has increased to 380PS thanks to a less restricted turbocharger. That's quite a jump considering the current Citroen DS3 WRC car makes 315PS. More on the Citroen completing initial testing of 2017-spec world rally car here
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