#ODRecap: Nex-gen Punto spotted, 3-year two-wheeler insurance, SQ7 in Civil War and 2016 Himalayan Odyssey
Next-generation Fiat Punto spotted
Test mules of the fourth-generation Fiat Punto were recently spotted in US. Based on the new X6H platform, the new-gen Punto will be unveiled by the end of this year. Fiat will launch the new Punto by the end of this launch in the global markets. It is expected to hit Indian shores by mid-2018. With a heavy camouflage, the finer details weren't visible, however, the new-gen Punto will use a completely new design language considering this is the first makeover after its decade long tenure. The engine options that will power the new gen Punto include a 100PS/140Nm 1.4 litre petrol motor, 1.8-litre E.torQ motor. In addition to a five-speed manual transmission, the Punto will also be offered with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission. Read about the upcoming new-gen Fiat Punto here.
Bajaj Allianz introduces new 3 year insurance policy for two-wheelers in India
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched a new two-wheeler policy in India that provides an insurance cover for up to three consecutive years. In addition, the policy also provides 24×7 road assistance which is a first of its kind for two-wheelers in India. The road assistance support will be offered complimentary for women for the first year. The company will issue only one policy certificate thus negating the need of annual renewal. The 24×7 support by Bajaj Allianz will provide assistance in emergency situations like flat tyre, low battery, lost key, towing, minor repairs and legal advice. The assistance also takes care of accommodation, taxi benefits and medical co-ordination. Get more details about the Bajaj Allianz's new two-wheeler insurance policy here.
Audi SQ7 features in Captain America: Civil War
Audi wants to cash in on the high expectations from Marvel's latest superhero flick, Captain America: Civil War. You will get to see a number of Audi cars including the SQ7 being driven around throughout the movie. Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is another good strategy fit for the Audi brand," said Giovanni Perosino, head of marketing communications AUDI AG. Along with the SQ7, the movie also features the R8 V10 Plus, the new A4 sedan, and the A7 Sportback. Check out the images of all Audis in the movie here.
2016 Himalayan Odyssey announced
Royal Enfield has announced dates for its latest edition of the Himalayan Odyssey. The RE Riders will cover a total distance of around 2500km, covering the famous landscape of Ladakh. The adventure ride will offer biting cold, dirt trails, river crossings and even some snow. In addition to knowing your true limits, you will also get to meet many likeminded people with similar passion. We have been a part of previous chapters and have always loved the experience. Get all the details of the 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey here.
Steelbird A1 Ares series helmets launched in India at Rs 2,499
Indian helmet manufacturer, Steelbird has introduced a new high-end series of helmets, the A1 Ares. The new series gets various graphic options and a host of features such as single button flip-up function, a visor locking system, a PC-ABS blend shell, an anti-theft ring, sweat resistance, "phase change 360 degree temperature control" (we are unsure what that entails), and glow-in-the-dark graphics. The helmets adhere to ISI standards. It is worth considering that modular helmets do not offer any increased safety over open faced units since the flip-up jaw region is not a structural element of the helmet. You can take a look at the entire Steelbird A1 Ares series here.