Automobile events in India this week: August 21-27

The automobile field is a very busy place, and it’s always buzzing with activity. There’s a new vehicle being launched, a first drive/ride event or a motorsport event happening almost every week. Keeping your calendar up to date is almost impossible! To help you keep track of just what’s happening, we’ll give you the list of automobile events scheduled to happen each week.

Here is what’s happening from August 21-27:

2017 Hyundai Verna launch on August 22

Korean carmaker Hyundai will reveal the latest iteration of its popular Verna sedan on Tuesday. While the company is saving some details for the launch, OVERDRIVE has learnt that the 2017 Hyundai Verna will be available in 1.6-litre petrol as well diesel engine options with increased fuel efficiency, and no smaller engine option as earlier. Both engines options will come in six trims each with 7 body colour options. Other new features in the Verna are the ventilated front seats, cooled glove box, sunroof and the smart opening boot. Being Hyundai’s first launch since the new GST regime came into effect, pricing on the new Verna could prove crucial in showing the company’s approach.

Triumph Tiger Trails on August 23

Triumph Tiger (2)

Alongside its new product launch, Triumph Motorycles India has also organised another edition of the Triumph Tiger Trails Academy event for its customers at Aamby Valley, Maharashtra. The event focuses on showing users the capabilities of the British motorcycle maker’s adventure motorcycles under the Tiger line, while also training them on the best ways of tackling the off-road trails astride these machines. The trainer at this year’s academy will be Raid-de-Himalaya rally founder Vijay Parmar.

2017 Triumph Street Scrambler launch on August 24

The 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler runs on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels

The launch of the 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler closely follows the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled which was launched in India at the end of July. While the company had not earlier revealed the motorcycle it is launching on Wednesday, OVERDRIVE was able to confirm that the new motorcycle is indeed the Street Scrambler, which shares its mechanicals with its 900cc parallel twin powered modern classic sibling, the Triumph Street Twin. The Triumph Street Scrambler gets wire spoke wheels wherein the front now measures 19 inches, off-road capable Metzeler Tourance tyres, taller rear suspension, and a high-set two-into-one side slung scrambler exhaust. While the pricing will be revealed at launch, we have learnt that the Triumph Street Scrambler will cost around Rs 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


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