WRC exit in sight for Volkswagen?
Volkswagen's commitment to the World Rally Championship programme might not extend till 2019, as earlier planned
One of the outcomes of the emissions scandal that Volkswagen found itself embroiled in, since the matter came to light in September 2015, appears to be cost cutting. The losses that the company has faced in the nature of fines, and by way of recalls and part replacements, has been to the tune of several billions. As a result of which cost cutting has become one of the prime focusses for the Volkswagen Group - extending across all its brands - with one of the main areas being motorsport.
MG Astor launched in India: Most affordable MG priced from Rs 9.78 lakh, to be available in four variants
Deliveries of the MG Astor are set to commence in November, with MG Motor India targeting rolling out at least 5,000 units of the midsize SUV in 2021.
MG Astor India launch highlights: Introductory prices start at Rs 9.78 lakh, deliveries to begin in November
The MG Astor will slot in below the Hector in the carmaker’s India line-up; to be available with a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine.
The Dutchman, who is two points adrift of seven-time champion Hamilton ahead of this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, told reporters he enjoyed his job, always does his best for Red Bull and would still feel good even if he finished second.