In a first, electric car Nexon EV from Tata Motors catches fire

A Tata Nexon electric car caught fire in Vasai area in Mumbai, Maharashtra late June 22, 2022. Incidentally, the Nexon EV is the highest selling electric car in India. Though in the recent past there have been sever...

Gurpratap Boparai resigns as Skoda Auto India Managing Director

In a surprise corporate development, Gurpratap Boparai Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has put in his papers with effect from January 1, 2022. The company stated that his successor...

Skoda Auto India begins production of the new Kodiaq

Skoda Auto announced the start of production for the new Kodiaq at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Volkswagen announces start of production of new Tiguan in India

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India announced the start of production of its latest SUVW, the new Tiguan at its Aurangabad plant. With this, Brand Volkswagen fulfils its commitment of launching four new SUVWs by 2021 in...

Tata Motors to deliver 3,500 XPRES T EVs to BluSmart Mobility

Tata Motors has signed an MOU with BluSmart Mobility for expanding their all-electric fleet multi-fold across Delhi NCR, and for the same, the company has bagged a contract to supply 3,500 XPRES T EVs.

First unit of all-new Skoda Kushaq rolls off production line at Pune plant

Skoda Auto India has started production of the Kushaq at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) plant in Chakan, Pune. Customer deliveries are planned to begin in July 2021. The Skoda Kushaq comes with TS...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

Harley riders support cause of H-D dealers over closure in India

Harley Owners Group (HOG) conducted nation-wide dark rides and rallies to support the cause of several Harley Davidson dealers who they feel have been hit hard because of the US company’s decision to close shop here...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Volkswagen India gets rooftop solar PV power project in India at Chakan facility

Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has successfully installed its largest rooftop solar PV power project in the auto Industry world-wide and one of India’s largest rooftop installation at its manufacturing facility ...

Revolt Intellicorp rolls out first RV 400 electric motorcycle from Manesar Plant

The much-awaited Revolt RV 400 – India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle has been rolled out from Revolt Intellicorp’s Manesar plant. The motorcycle has been developed after two years of intensive research to localise i...

Volkswagen Group to merge all passenger car entities in India

The Volkswagen Group has announced its intent to merge its three Indian subsidiaries: Volkswagen India Private Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Ltd (NSC) and Skoda Auto India Private Ltd (SAIPL). Th...

Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2019 successfully concludes its 12th Edition

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University from Ahmedabad was declared the ‘Best eBAJA Team’ and the Government College of Engineering from Pune was declared the ‘Best mBAJA Team’at the end of the 12th edition of...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

Gurpratap is now MD of Skoda and Volkswagen in India

As part of the ‘India 2.0’ project, the Volkswagen Group plans to sustainably strengthen its position in the Indian market. The Volkswagen Group in India is restructuring its management as a result of which Gurprata...

Skoda Auto India inaugurates solar power gen project

Skoda Auto India inaugurated an advanced Solar Power Generation Project at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. The solar project has a capacity of 980 KW. This unique car port structure will cover 30 per cent ...

Pavel Richter is Production Technical Director of Skoda led ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Pavel Richter will be assuming the role of Production Technical Director of the Skoda led INDIA 2.0 project of the Volkswagen Group. The 46-year-old will be responsible for the production of all the models at the pl...

Zac Hollis appointed new Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India announced the appointment of Zac Hollis as the Director – Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. He will take charge with effect from November 1, 2018.

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

Boparai confident of strong leadership position for Skoda Auto India

Gurpratap Boparai, the newly appointed Managing Director of Skoda Auto India is hopeful that his company would attain a strong leadership position in the Indian passenger car market in the next few years.

Paracoat Products introduces new era of safety, security, environment protection

Paracoat Products Limited, a leading auto component manufacturer and trend setter in the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Heat) Solutions sector, cemented their reach in the Indian component sector with the launch of three...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

Gurpratap Boparai is new Managing Director of Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. (SAIPL) has appointed Gurpratap Boparai as the company’s new Managing Director as of April 2, 2018. The 48-year-old was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobiles Ltd.

JK Tyre & Industries appoints Rajiv Prasad as President (India Operations)

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing la...

Maruti Suzuki to support Delhi Police in Traffic Safety Management System

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has joined hands with the Delhi Police to implement a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital. The objective of TSMS is: • Reduction in accidents and fat...

Finally, Delhi to get automated driving test centres, courtesy Maruti Suzuki

Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres across 12 locations in the city...

First batch of 600 Jeep Compass shipped to Australia, Japan

FCA India, makers of the recently launched Jeep Compass, has announced that it has begun shipping right-hand drive units of the Made-in-India Jeep Compass as part of its export strategy. The automobile manufacturer ...

Gurpratap Boparai at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Gurpratap ...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Jeep Compass exceeds expectations, says Kevin Flynn of FCA India

"The car is phenomenal. It exceeds our expectations and it will really appeal to the Indian consumer and the real credibility is that we shall be exporting it to very developed markets across the globe," said Kevi...

Interview with Kevin Flynn- FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai- Fiat India Automobiles

Kevin Flynn, President & Managing Director, FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd. feel that the new Jeep Compass will really appeal to the Indian consumer and that the company will be...

Kevin Flynn and Gurpratap Boparai - President & Managing Director, FCA India / CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd.

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

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...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Volkswagen Group India begins recall of cars to fix emission glitches

German auto giant Volkswagen will formally begin recalling cars in the country from July 2016 to fix emission software. To begin with the company will recall 198,500 cars in the country next month to fix emission ...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

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,...

Ford sets the ball rolling in Sanand with new plant inauguration

Ford Motor Company is betting big in India and has on March 26, 2015 inaugurated an integrated manufacturing facility including a state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility and a world-class engine plant in San...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

Over 215 research papers to be presented at Pune auto tech meet

Over 215 research papers are expected to be presented at the 14th Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) to be held at the ARAI campus in Pune in the state of Maharashtra from January 21 to 24, 201...

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

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 ...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

Gurpratap Boparai appointed as new CEO of FIAL

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has announced the retirement of Rajeev Kapoor from the post of Pre

‘Italian Technological Marvels’ presented by Fiat

Fiat India Automobiles kick started a new theme, ‘Italian Technological Marvels’ at its Fiat Caffe

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich knowle

Jaypee Greens lays red carpet to  F1 drivers

Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort lays red carpet to F1 drivers

Interview with Nigel E. Wark, Executive Director (Marketing, Sales & Services), Ford India Pvt Ltd

There is a good indicator that automatic transmission is on the drawing board for the future. I think this is a segment that can rightfully take on the automatic. We are going to see this marketplace more automatic ...

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

Fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

M&M and SAE India announce fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

Ford India starts prodn of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India starts production of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment to increase engine plant output

Ford India celebrates 100,000th Figo’s production

Ford India celebrates 100,000th Figo’s production in Chennai

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engin

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engine

AVL launches Compact product range

AVL launches Compact product range

Automobiles welcome 2011 with EM compatibility tag

Beginning 2011 new automobile models to hit the roads in India will have to comply with EMC norms

City Gas projects to get a priority: Jitin Prasada

Requirement for natural gas is forecast to grow at more than 10 pc annually




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