Mahindra inaugurates state-of-the-art EV design studio in UK

Mahindra& Mahindra formally inaugurated its new design centre of excellence in the UK, Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E), which will serve as the conceptual hotbed for the company’s portfolio of EV products.

Tata Motors Electric Mobility acquires Ford India’s Sanand plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL), have signed a Unit Transfer Agreement (UTA) for the acquisition of FIPL’s manufacturing plant...

Tata Motors signs MoU for potential acquisition of Ford India Sanand plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Gujarat (GoG) for the ...

BPCL, Bounce Infinity to set up battery swapping stations across India

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Bounce Infinity have joined hands to fortify the Bounce Infinity’s extensive battery swapping infrastructure. Under this partnership, Bounce Infinity will set-up its b...

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...

Battrixx launches dual power electric vehicle smart batteries

Battrixx, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kabra Extrusion technik Limited (KET), launched its Dual Power Electric Vehicle (EV) smart batteries.

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

Dr. Anish Shah appointed MD and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced that Dr. Anish Shah presently the Deputy Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer would take over as the Managing Director and Chief Execu...

Amara Raja Batteries, Gridtential Energy  partner on Bipolar Technology

Amara Raja Batteries Limited, India’s leading Industrial and automotive battery manufacturer and Gridtential Energy, the inventor of Silicon Joule bipolar battery technology have announced that they have entered int...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Valeo Group appoints Jayakumar G as India Group President, MD

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has appointed Jayakumar G as the India Group President and Managing Director. Jayakumar is currently the Managing Director of Amalgamations Valeo Clutches Private Lim...

Mahindra announces further leadership changes

After the company announced some major board level changes and other high level management changes on December 20, 2019, Mahindra & Mahindra has now announced further leadership changes.

Anand Mahindra, Dr Goenka part of top M&M management restructuring

Anand Mahindra will take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd with effect from April 1, 2020. Dr. Pawan Goenka will be re-designated as Managing Director and CEO of the compa...

Ford hands over control to Mahindra in India through new joint venture

Ford India will be transferring its Indian operations, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Sanand in Gujarat, as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford S...

Goodyear new range of tyres for cars & SUVs

Goodyear India has launched two new products Assurance DuraPlus 2 and Wrangler AT SilentTrac for the Indian market. Assurance Duraplus 2 range of tyres are designed for small-to-mid-sized passenger cars and Wrangler...

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

Anand Group announces tri-party joint venture with Joyson Safety Systems

Anand Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive components in India, further consolidated its presence in the Indian automotive safety systems vertical. It announced the formation of a Tri-Party Joint Venture to m...

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

Maxxis Sanand Plant rolls out first batch of tyres for HMSI

Maxxis India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, has rolled out its first two-wheeler tyres consignment from the recently set-up Sanand, Gujarat facility to Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). The company has been ...

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...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus / Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Vinod K Sahay - Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra tells Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan about the company's new product, t...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

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...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Toyota, Suzuki conclude MoU on EV introduction in India

It’s final now as both Toyota and Suzuki have confirmed the introduction of electric vehicles in India by 2020. Japanese car majors Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concl...

Dharmesh Arora is new Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Ltd.

Dharmesh Arora has been appointed as the Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Limited effective March 6, 2017. Arora is currently the President & CEO of the Schaeffler Group in India (parent company of FAG Beari...

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...

Mahesh Babu S - CEO, Mahindra Electric

Interview with Mahesh Babu S, CEO, Mahindra Electric. Interviewer Roy P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. Babu talks at length about the e20Plus, the electric car from Mahindra Electric with four doors. He also talks a...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Mahindra Partners’ fresh funding for US based Scoot Networks

Mahindra Partners, the $900 million private equity division of the Mahindra group, has announced that it has closed a new round of financing in Scoot Networks, an urban mobility solutions provider based in San Franc...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

Subros Manesar facility gutted in massive fire

A major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar. Subros is a leading player in car air conditioning. The plant been set up in Manesar in vicinity of the Maruti Suzuki Ltd...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

Mahindra acquires a major style statement; To buy Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services, and Mahindra & Mahindra have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l., to purchase a controlling stak...

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

Bahubali Prabhas and Dr Goenka’s wit

If Anand Mahindra’s speech at the launch of the TUV300 at the Mahindra plant in Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra on September 10, 2015 was all about love and emotions intertwined with the inherent strengths of the TUV300...

Anand Mahindra’s love story with the TUV300

It is seldom that a car manufacturer talks about love at the launch of a vehicle. But for Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra, it was a different love story all together at the launch of the TUV300 sport u...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, ACMA

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India / Member-Anand Management Committee/ Executive Chairman- Mando

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...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels raises $15 Million from US investor

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), a leading multi-brand used vehicle company, has signed a definitive agreement to raise $15 million (Rs. 94 crore approx.) from San Francisco based investment advisor firm, ...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Anand Group India form 2 JVs

Anand India and Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation have announced that they have entered into an agreement to convert the Sealing and Piston Ring businesses of Anand into join...

Liqui Moly and Anand Automotive partner in India

German lubricants and oil major Liqui Moly has partnered with Anand Automotive to expand its reach and gain significant market share in India. Ansysco, an Anand Automotive group company, and Liqui Moly signed a part...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

Mahindra’s Automotive Sector rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, t...

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...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

Honda scooter plant in Gujarat by 2015

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters Inda (HMSI) has announced its fourth manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The plant which HMSI to have set up by late 2015 will be the country’s only plant that manufactures scooters exclus...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

New Bosch R&D centre : Plans Rs 1200 cr investment

New Bosch R&D centre inaugurated: Plans Rs 1200 cr investment Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has inaugurated a Research & Technology Centre in India and announced a planned investment ...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

ACMA Automechanika’13 receives terrific response

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the nation’s first ever trade exhibition, specialised and dedic

Mahindra First Choice establishes 200 outlets

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand certified used car company ha

Mahindra Reva inaugurates its new plant

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

Mahindra signs MoU with Rafael

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of high tech defen

Ford India lays foundation for US$ 1 billion plant

Ford India is laying the foundation for its new US$1 billion state-of-the-art, integrated manufactu

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

Anand Mahindra appointed as honorary envoy

Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, has been appointed Honorary Amb

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

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

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 India breaks ground on new site in Gujarat

Ford India broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand

Interview with Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India Pvt Ltd.

we are the world’s largest accessory maker for iphone, ipad, ipod and itouch. We have a very strong relationship with them. We work very closely with them at a global level. The product design, development and resea...

Mahindra rolls out 'Spark The Rise' game plan

Mahindra Group has announced the launch of a multi-media movement

‘Namaste Gujarat’: Ford India to invest Rs 4000 cr

Ford Motor Company announced it will build an integrated manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Interview with Ramesh Suri,Promoter and Chairman, Subros Ltd.

My vision is to continue working and moving ahead. Unless you have the fire inside, you cannot keep going. Once this fire dies out, you stop. If I see any more opportunities I shall look into it. The fire in me is s...

Ford India celebrates 100,000th Figo’s production

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

Mahle Filter inaugurates 2nd plant at Parwanoo

Mahle Filter inaugurates 2nd plant at Parwanoo

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Mahindra unveils new brand position - ‘Rise’

Mahindra Group has announced a new brand position - Rise

Dana breaks ground on US$ 20 million tech centre

Dana Holding Corporation formally broke ground for a US$20 million ( Rs. 90 crore) tech centre

Siemens PLM software receives award

Siemens PLM Softwarehas received Frost & Sullivan’s award

Volvo Buses India buys out its JV partner’s stake

Volvo Buses announces the 100 pc buyout of Azad Group share, its JV partner since 2008

Hyundai receives EEPC award

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the largest passenger car exporter and second largest ca

Mahindras finally get cosy with SsangYong

MUMBAI: For the Mahindras, it’s yet another feather in its cap. Going the Tata way of acquiring auto

New plant for Tata Nano at Sanand inaugurated

SANAND (GUJARAT): Tata Motors’ brand new plant for the Tata Nano at Sanand, in Ahmedabad district of




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