Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

Tata Motors, Hyundai, Kia, MG among gainers in Jan 2021 domestic car sales

While a majority of Indian passenger car companies saw a fall in domestic car sales in January 2021 as compared to the corresponding period last year, a few companies like Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Kia Motor...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Balbir Singh Dhillon is new Head, Audi India effective Sept 1, 2019

Audi India has elevated Balbir Singh Dhillon who is currently heading Dealer Development as Head, Audi India, effective September 1, 2019.

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can b...

Huawei, Audi sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

Audi, the German automobile manufacturer and Huawei, a leading information and communications technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation. The agreement forms part...

Audi and Hyundai plan to develop fuel cell technology

Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. The agreement is currently subject...

Abraham Schot comes in place of Rupert Stadler at Audi AG

The Supervisory Board of Audi AG has decided to transfer the duties of the Board of Management Chairman to Abraham Schot on a temporary basis with immediate effect. As reported earlier, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was t...

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG held on May 9, 2018, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vor...

Continental to acquire 5 percent stake in HERE Technologies

Technology company Continental has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 5 percent indirect ownership stake in HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services. The share will be sold by HERE...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

Audi, Nvidia team up to bring fully automated driving

Audi has partnered with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting year 2020. Audi and Nvidia are long-time partners, merging the best of automotive engineering and visual...

Rahil Ansari is new Head, Audi India

Rahil Ansari has been appointed as the new Head of Audi India, effective February 1, 2017. Rahil Ansari brings a broad range of experience in Finance, Sales, Network Development, Retail operations and Aftersales bus...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

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 ...

New Audi air conditioning filter to bring relief to allergy sufferers

Allergy---There are a million reasons for it. The worst kind is when you are in a car and your air conditioner sucks in particulates and gases that trigger your allergy. However, things are going to change for those...

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

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...

Medical gloves for improved ergonomics in production at Audi

Gloves too play an important role in ensuring good health among workers, especially those employed in car factories. Audi’s Production division is improving ergonomics as well as health and safety in its factories. ...

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...

Another 800,000 VW cars involved in diesel emission irregularities

With regards to the latest notice issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., the Volks...

More trouble for Volkswagen as EPA issues 2nd notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thi...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

VW Group restructured; Sacks employees involved in emission scandal

As a fallout of the massive US emission scandal involving Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board not only restructured the Volkswagen group but also recommended the immediate suspension of some of its employee...

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...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Latest ZeroLight digital showroom technology to be demonstrated at IAA show

Visitors to the 2015 IAA Autoshow in Frankfurt will not just be seeing the latest cars being launched and showcased, but will be able to discover how digital technology will revolutionise the automotive retail proce...

Audi plant uses robots to move cars

Audi cars are safe, smart and technologically advanced. Now their plants too are getting savvy. After the news of a human-robot cooperation at an Audi plant and very recently testing of chairless chairs at an Audi p...

Audi experimenting with chairless chairs in production plant

It’s getting easier to work in shop floors at Audi production plants. The German luxury car maker has built three prototypes in use on assembly lines in Neckarsulm. These chairless chairs ease many assembly activiti...

Human-robot cooperation in Audi plant in Germany

Generally at an automobile plant you often get to see robots working their full potential away from any human interference or proximity. No, they are not discriminated, it’s just the way robots work. But now at Audi...

Audi Hungaria has a new geothermal plant

An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Gyor in Hungary. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 meg...

New Audi e-fuels project in  Germany

German car maker Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. According to a pres...

Audi’s TDI engine has only got better in 25 years

It was 25 years ago that Audi first unveiled the TDI engine. The engine has since gone on to become the most successful efficiency technology, both on the road as well as the racetrack. The company achieved worldwid...

Lamborghini is ‘Employer of Choice’

The Audi Group is more popular than ever as an international employer. The Audi subsidiary Automobili Lamborghini has taken first place in the latest publication of the prestigious “Employer of Choice” rankings, ahe...

Audi plans €22 billion investment through 2018

Audi is launching an extensive investment programme for the next five years: Between 2014 and 2018,

Joe King replaces Michael Perschke at Audi India

Joe King has been appointed as the Head of Audi India, effective September 1, 2013. He takes over fr

Change at the top in Volkswagen India

Gerasimos Dorizas (52), Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd., has been appoin

SKF signs contracts worth Rs 820 cr with Audi AG

SKF has signed contracts with car maker Audi for delivering components for use on a range of vehicle

Audi AG acquires Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

Audi AG is acquiring from Investindustrial Group the tradition-steeped Italian sports motorcycle man

Five-millionth Audi A4 leaves the assembly line

Five-millionth Audi A4 leaves the assembly line at Ingolstadt

John Chacko Volkswagen Group Chief Rep in India

Dr. John Chacko is the new Volkswagen Group Chief Rep India, President and MD, Volkswagen India




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