BYD rolls off 6 millionth new energy vehicle

BYD, the world's leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power batteries, achieved a historic milestone as its 6 millionth new energy vehicle rolled off the production line. This momentous occasion, marking ...

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra Group passes away at 99

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra Group passed away peacefully in the morning of April 12, 2023. The 99-year-old, nonagenarian, was a well-known philanthropist who redefined good corporate governance in I...

Modern Automotives to export differential pinion shafts to BMW AG

Modern Automotives Ltd. has become the first Indian company to achieve approval for deliveries of differential pinion shaft to BMW AG Munich. The order comprises 2.5 million units to be delivered by 2034.

Tsutsumu Otani is new President, CEO, MD of Honda 2 Wheelers

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the new top management in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). Tsutsumu Otani will be taking on new responsibility as the President, CEO & Managing Director of Honda Motorcycle &...

Nalin Jain appointed Executive Director – Finance and IT at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India

Nalin Jain has been named as the Executive Director - Finance and IT of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL). He succeeds Martin Mahlke who successfully steered the financial strategy for the Group’...

Klaus Zellmer appointed new CEO of Skoda Auto as of July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Auto a.s. will be Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the Volkswagen brand Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.

Venu Srinivasan of TVS, Anand Mahindra of M&M awarded Padma Bhushan

Auto industry stalwarts Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company and Anand Gopal Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, were presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at...

Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

Hyundai Motor India rolls out 10 millionth car from Chennai plant

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), achieved a production milestone by rolling out its 10 millionth car from its manufacturing facility in near Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

Jaya Hind Industries extends tech cooperation with KS Huayu Alutech Germany

Jaya Hind Industries Private Limited, a Dr. Abhay Firodia group company, which has had a 12 year-long successful technical tie-up with KS Huayu Alutech GmbH (KSATAG) announced that the agreement for the manufacture ...

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

From candle light to digital light, automotive lighting with Mercedes-Benz

Believe it or not, in 1886 the world’s first cars were equipped with candle lights. More than a century later, modern cars of today are equipped with digital lights. Mercedes-Benz takes you through this journey of t...

Valeo sets up state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab Facility in Chennai

Valeo, the French automotive technology supplier has set-up a state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab facility with an investment of INR 250 Million. The 15,000 square feet facility at Navalur, Chennai will further strengthen...

NSDC signs MoU with Renault-Nissan Alliance in India to upskill workforce

In line with the strategy for India, Renault-Nissan Alliance India has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train its workforce in the Alliance plant in Chennai ...

Interview with Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt Ltd

We are the first ones to build an automotive design studio outside the OEMs. We launched the studio in 2010. It has been a one-of-a-kind studio in India which has a clay modeling facility, and has a facility to make...

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

Honda 2Wheelers increases capacity to 7 million units annually

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 4th two-wheeler production plant. Honda 2Wheeler’s fourth production plant is located at Vithalapur a...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

Tata Motors to ramp up Sanand facility; 100% capacity utilisation

To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors announced its ramp up plans for the Sanand plant. Operating at 100% capacity utilisation currently, the plant has so far rolled o...

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

Sweden based Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Maruti Suzuki achieves cumulative sales of 35 lakh with Alto

One of the country's most trusted car brands Maruti Suzuki has achieved a unique milestone by selling a cumulative 35 lakh units of their entry level hatchback - Alto. The company has been able to achieve a stable g...

Advik Group showcases BS-VI compliant range of auto components

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer is showcasing its latest range of products at the ongoing Auto Expo for Components from February 8 to 11, 2018 at Pragati Maidan n New Delhi. Advik ...

Dr. Tim Leverton calls it quits at Tata Motors

Dr. Tim Leverton, President and Chief Technical Officer has decided to leave the company and relocate to UK for personal reasons. Tata Motors announced on September 4, 2017 that Dr. Timothy (Tim) Leverton has decide...

Peter MacKenzie is Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India

Peter MacKenzie has been named the new Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India. MacKenzie assumes the role in addition to his current role as managing director for Greater China. MacKenzie will continue to based ...

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

Mahindra Electric unveils roadmap for making next gen electric vehicles

Mahindra Electric, manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and a part of the Mahindra Group, has unveiled a comprehensive technology and product roadmap, leading to the next generation of electric vehicles, which the...

Minoru Kato new President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced top management change in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) with Minoru Kato being appointed as new President & CEO of HMSI with effect from April 1, 2017.

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

Honda CB Shine crosses 50 lakh units milestone in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) rolled out its 50th lakh CB Shine motorcycle from its Tapukara (Rajasthan) manufacturing plant. Celebrating this accomplishment Honda launched the all-new 2017 BS IV...

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

Pawan Goenka elevated to MD, Mahindra & Mahindra

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (M&M) announced that Anand Mahindra, who currently holds the position of Chairman and Managing Director, is being designated as Executive Chairman of the Company with Dr. Pawan Goenka b...

India-made Datsun GO+ exported to South Africa

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam...

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

Volvo Auto India strengthens senior management team

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo Cars has announced three new senior management team appointments in India. In the new organisational structure, Nalin Jain takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer while Jyoti...

Volvo Cars, Uber to develop autonomous driving cars; Rs 2004 cr project

Volvo Cars and Uber are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be abl...

Prelim approval of 2.0L TDI Volkswagen settlement plan in US

Volkswagen AG announced that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on June 28 with p...

Lamborghini inaugurates new carbon fibre research centre in US

Automobili Lamborghini has announced the opening of its new Seattle-based carbon fibre research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL). Operating as an entity outside of the company's headq...

Volvo Cars ties up with APM Terminals Inland Services in Chennai

APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has signed an exclusive agreement with Gothenburg, Sweden-based Volvo Cars to provide a dedicated, specialised warehouse facility in Chennai. The customised warehouse will p...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

Suzuki fuel mileage scandal sees Osamu Suzuki stepping down

Taking responsibility for the improper road tests that Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) had conducted that led to discrepancies in the fuel mileage of Suzuki vehicles, the Board of Directors of SMC resolved in a meeti...

Suzuki Motors apologises but denies cheating; Heads roll in Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp. apologised on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for improper road tests that the company had conducted, but denied reports of any cheating on mileage numbers. The Suzuki fuel mileage scand...

Suzuki Swift sales reach 5 million units mark globally

The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback car has had a great run in terms of sales, so far in India. Worldwide too, the car has been quite successful. Suzuki Motor Corporation launched the Swift in November 2004. The Swift...

New iCAT test facilities inaugurated at Manesar

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) hosted the inauguration of its new state of the art and modern test facilities installed as a part of the National Automotive Testing and R & D Infrastructur...

Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in India produces one millionth vehicle

It’s time for celebrations at the Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in India. The workforce at Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai has reached a significant production milestone by manufacturing i...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

Will the Kwid halt Renault’s sales skid? Lodgy, Duster sales plunge

The Renault Kwid, the small hatchback launched by Renault India in September 2015 has sold 5194 units in the Indian market for the month of October 2015, according to the latest data released by Society of Indian Au...

Volkswagen Head of Group Design Walter Maria de Silva retires

Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November 2015, according to a press release issued by the company. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger c...

BMW Financial Services invests Rs 110 crore additional in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to Rs 640 crore(€ 98 million) in 2015 from Rs 530 crore (€ 80 million) in 2012. BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services India on October 5...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

BS IV emission norms in more states; April 1, 2017 deadline for entire country

Even though Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emission norms have come into effect in many of the cities and towns of India, the norm will be applicable to all four wheelers across the country only by April 1, 2017. BS IV gra...

Volvo Cars acquires control of its China joint ventures for SEK2.2bn

Volvo Cars has taken control of its three joint venture operations in China for SEK2.2bn in order to more accurately reflect its growing presence in the world’s largest car market. Volvo Cars now owns 50 per cent of...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Auto Component Industry grows by 11pc in FY 14-15

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the fiscal 2014...

Toyota’s virtual crash test dummies replicate human reactions

Let us imagine that you are in a car and you know you are about to hit something. If you are the driver, you’re likely to hit the brakes and turn the wheel, that is, if you have a great presence of mind. And if you’...

500,000th India made Nissan car exported

Nissan has exported the 500,000th car manufactured in India, setting a record in the passenger car segment of the industry within a span of five year. The Nissan Micra was the 500,000th vehicle that was exported. ...

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division.

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Shell to co-engineer design, build concept city car

Apple is not alone in the world, trying its hand on making cars. Global lubricants giant Shell is planning an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The company is doi...

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop 1-ton pickup trucks

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment said a press note from Renault. Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup tru...

Honda 2Wheelers plans 6.4 million capacity by 2016

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at Nars...

FARO acquires ARAS 360 Technologies Inc

FARO Technologies Inc, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, recently announced the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of...

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

Uno Minda, Kosei Aluminum JV for alloy wheels

Nirmal Minda controlled Uno Minda and Kosei Aluminum Co. ltd. a leading Japanese alloy wheel manufacturer have entered into a joint venture agreement to manufacture and sell alloy wheels in India. The JV ceremony to...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

ICOTY, IMOTY 2015 awards announced

The auto award season got off to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

Mercedes-Benz lights up our world, bright and smart

In 2014 Mercedes-Benz introduced the innovative Multibeam LED headlamps in the CLS-Class . These are fitted with 24 individual high-performance LEDs. Each one of these LEDs can be individually electronically control...

Brembo brakes for powerful bikes at EICMA 2014

At the ongoing EICMA 2014 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy brake genius Brembo is represented through some very powerful motorcycles. Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc br...

Bosch aims to double Asian business by 2020

Over the past ten years, Bosch has doubled its sales in Asia Pacific. By 2020, it is aiming to double its sales in the region again. This was stated by Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Bosch board of management, ...

ACMA organises meet with African countries

ACMA, the apex body of the auto component Industry in India with support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, organised the first ever reverse buyers-sellers meet with...

Maruti Suzuki to recall 69,555 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited will be proactively inspecting and repairing the wiring harness fitment of 69,555 diesel vehicles (55,938 units of Old Dzire, 12,486 units of Old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz) manufactur...

General Motors begins Beat exports from India

General Motors India has announced that it has commenced vehicle exports to Chile and the first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beat cars were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on September 25, 2014 wh...

Continental's One-Channel ABS for Vespa scooters

A German automobile club ADAC Accident Research says that around one fifth of all motorcycle accidents could have been prevented if the two-wheeler had been fitted with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). ABS is impo...

Interview with Darren Cox, Director, Global Motorsport, Nissan

What’s interesting is that we were talking about the road safety activity that Nissan India do, and also something similar in China, they use simulators. It’s not as advanced as Gran Turismo, but it’s to teach peopl...

GM exports to begin with Beat to Chile

General Motors’ Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra will begin production of vehicles meant for exports in the second half of 2014. The company will commence exports of left hand drive version of the Chevrolet B...

Continental’s 8,888,888 Transmission Control Units

In China, the automotive supplier Continental is recording steep production increases for transmission control units (TCU). Launched in Changchun in 1998, TCU production expanded significantly in 2008 with the openi...

Chrysler recalls 780000 min vans

Chrysler Group is replacing window switches in an estimated 780,000 minivans equipped with third-row power window vents following incidents of overheating, said a company report. The company statement said that the...

Jean-Marc Gales is new CEO of Group Lotus

Proton Holdings Berhad (“Proton”) has announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Gales as the new Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, effective May 1, 2014. Lotus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Proton and a mem...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

GM to replace Lock Cylinder during switch recall

General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders ...

Padma Shri for Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE

The Chairperson of the Chennai-based Tractors and Farm Equipment limited (TAFE) Ms Mallika Srinivasan has been chosen for the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. Mallika is the wife of Venu Srinivasan, who ...

A8 L Security meets highest security level

This car is one which our Indian politicians would love to be driven in. Or as a matter of fact every notorious gangster too! Audi has launched the A8 L Security. The high-security version of the luxury sedan meets...

Honeywell names Jim Bujold President, SE Asia

Honeywell has appointed Jim Bujold as President, Southeast Asia, and Anant Maheshwari as President,

Honeywell names Jim Bujold President, SE Asia

Honeywell has appointed Jim Bujold as President, Southeast Asia, and Anant Maheshwari as President,

Nissan exports its 300,000th car from Ennore Port

Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) flagged-off its 300,000th car for export from Ennore Port Ltd.

JCB forays into Hand and Power Tools

JCB India Limited announced its entry into Hand & Power Tools segment in India as a brand extension

Dr. Pawan Goenka is Executive Director, M&M

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has announced the appointment of Dr. Pawan Goenka to the Board of the comp




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