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.

Maruti Suzuki begins production and export of Jimny SUV from India

Maruti Suzuki India has commenced export of Suzuki’s celebrated compact off-roader Jimny from India. The first shipment of 184 units left from Mundra port to Latin American countries such as Columbia and Peru. The i...

MG Motor India commences production of Hector Plus

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has commenced the commercial production of the much-awaited Hector Plus. Manufactured at its Halol plant in Gujarat, the Hector Plus was first showcased at Auto Expo 2020 and will go ...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

Great Wall Motor expands to Thailand, coinciding with India debut

Post its India debut, Great Wall Motor (GWM) is expanding its global footprint by signing an agreement for the purchase of General Motors’ manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand. This announcement is subject to ...

Varroc showcases  roadmap for future of mobility

15th Edition of the Auto Expo-The Components Show 2020 by showcasing solutions for electric mobility, connected vehicles, and light weighting.

NEI aims investment of Rs  100 crores; launches needle bearing

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the CK Birla Group, launched ‘needle bearing’ as a part of its comprehensive range of bearings at Auto Expo Components 2020 in New Delhi.

BorgWarner to showcase broad portfolio for vehicles at Auto Expo 2020

As a global leader in clean and energy-efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, BorgWarner will be showcasing its broad product portfolio at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020...

Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020 begins Feb 7-11, 2020

Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event, a true representation of India’s automotive industry, is slated to kick-start the excitement of Auto Expo – The Motor Show2020 from February 7 to 11, 2020 ...

Bajaj Auto motorcycle domestic Sept 2019 sales take a hit of (-) 35pc

Leading two wheeler maker in India and one of the largest exporters of two wheelers in the country, Bajaj Auto recorded a slump of (-)22pc in total sales in September 2019.

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

Kia Motors commences trial production at Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh

Kia Motors has commenced trial production at its manufacturing facility in Anantapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This signifies the completion of construction of the new 536-acre manufacturing facility. It also...

Honda Navi sells 1 lakh units

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) announced the Honda Navi has recorded 1 lakh customers. The Fun motorcycle, Honda Navi was launched at the Auto Expo 2016. The Honda Navi is the first 100% indigenou...

William Dwaine Jungen and  V.Jaskirat Singh Nagra - Directors, IronScorpion HMV

This interview with William Dwaine Jungen, Director,and V.Jaskirat Singh Nagra, Director, IronScorpion HMV was  recorded in February 2018 during the Auto Expo 2018. 
Because of unavoidable c...

Georg Graf - CEO, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center India Pvt Ltd

This interview with Georg Graf, CEO, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center India Pvt Ltd was recorded in February 2018 during the Auto Expo 2018. Because of unavoidable 
circumstances, it was upl...

Anthill Ventures invests in Uniti electric car for Indian roads

Anthill Ventures, an investment and scaling platform for early growth stage startups that want to scale with speed, has announced its investment in Uniti, a Swedish urban mobility electric car startup. This investme...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

Toyota Innova Crysta for Govt employees under ‘Drive the Nation’ campaign

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has further extended the benefits of its special initiative for government employees - “Drive the Nation” to its MPV Innova Crysta in the new year. So far applicable on the Etios series and Co...

BMW rolls out first ever 6 Series from Chennai plant

German stalwart BMW has rolled out its first ever 6 Series Gran Turismo from its plant in Chennai. The 6 Series Gran Turismo was launched earlier this month at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company launched the car as a l...

Peter Schreyer - Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors

In an exclusive interview with Motown India Editor Roy P.Tharyan. the style guru of Kia Motors, Peter Schreyer talks about his new car envisaged  for India, the different things that influence his designing and...

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...

Varroc Group exhibits ‘Excellence’; displays concept car

The Tarang Jain controlled Varroc Group has on display a concept car developed by Varroc Lighting Systems that showcases advanced exterior lighting technologies for four-wheelers, along with India’s first Adaptive ...

Hitachi Automotive Systems launches Tokico branded suspension product lineup

In line with Hitachi Automotive Systems global growth strategy to expand its aftermarket business, the company has launched its Tokico branded suspension product lineup at the 14th Delhi Auto Expo being held in Prag...

Stanadyne debuts innovative, low-cost diesel and gasoline fuel systems

Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, has debuted two new fuel systems that offer a differentiated approach for small engines to meet BS VI emissions at th...

Mahle showcases new innovations in clean air and lower emissions

Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, is showcasing new new innovations for clean air and lower emissions at ...

Cummins showcases broad range of power technology solutions

Cummins India is showcasing its entire range of power technology solutions for customers and attendees at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 being held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

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 ...

TVS tyres showcases select range at Auto Expo 2018

TVS Tyres, one of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of two & three wheeler tyres and off-highway tyres is showcasing their range of products at Auto Expo 2018. The company is displaying its diverse prod...

VDA represents official participation of German suppliers at Auto Expo 2018

“Indian passenger car market is on a path of growth”, said Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) addressing a Press Conference along with the German Ambassador Dr. Mar...

14th Auto Expo 2018 Components show kicks off in New Delhi

The Automobile and Auto Components industry in India is leading the manufacturing sector and is a major part of the Make in India Initiative. This was stated by Anant Gangaram Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and...

Steelbird International launches tyres and tubes

Steelbird International has launched tyres and tubes for two-wheelers and e-vehicles during Auto Expo Component 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This new product range from the stable of Steelbird International wa...

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...

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...

Mercedes-Benz sells record 15,330 in Calendar year 2017

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz India clocked the highest ever yearly, half-yearly and also Q4 sales in 2017. By registering record sale of 15,330 units in the January to December 2017 period, Mercedes-Benz grew its ...

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

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...

50,000th BMW rolls out of BMW plant in Chennai

BMW Plant Chennai has rolled out the 50,000th car locally produced in India.The all-new BMW 7 Series received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the ...

Auto Expo 2016 - Components Show, Pragati Maidan

The Auto Expo 2016- Components Show at Pragati Maidan was organised by ACMA, along with CII from February 4 to 7, 2016. Unlike the glamour and glitz of the Motor Show held at Greater Noida, this show was about techn...

Suresh Babu - National Head, Marketing, Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India at the auto Expo 2016-The Motor Show, Suresh Babu, National Head, Marketing, Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd talks about the three new mode...

Pankaj Dubey - Country Head and Managing Director, Indian Motorcycle

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, at the Auto Expo 2016- The Motor Show, Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director, Indian Motorcycle talks about the launches as well...

Rajeev Mishra - Director, India & AMEA, UM India Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, at the Auto Expo 2016- The Motor Show, Rajeev Mishra, Director, India & AMEA, UM India talks about the two products n...

Capt Shankar Srinivas - Sr. GM, Communications, Isuzu Motors India Pvt Ltd

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India at the Auto Expo 2016- The Motor Show, ...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

Driverless shuttle hogs limelight at Auto Expo 2016

For those visiting the Auto Expo – The Motor Show at Greater Noida, one vehicle caught their fancy. It was the Novus-Drive, a driverless shuttle manufactured by The Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz Ltd. (THRSL). It is India...

Sono Koyo Elfa car draws crowds at Auto Components show

At the 13 Auto Expo- Components Show held at Pragati Maidan, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited showcased an automobile which gave a glimpse into the future of mobility. The automobile named Elfa showcased the crit...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

13th Auto Expo - Components Show sees more than 1500 companies

The 13thAuto Expo – Components Show was formally opened at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan by Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Anant Geete at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

GEM forays into electric 2-wheeler market at E.V. Expo 2015

Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (GEM) a leading player in e-rickshaws, has forayed into the 2-wheeler market. The company launched environment friendly electronic motor bike e-storm and e-champ at the EV Exp...

Lohia Auto displays e-rickshaws at EV Expo

Lohia Auto, a leading e-scooters, e-rickshaws and diesel three-wheelers manufacturing company, participated in the EV Expo 2015, the first ever electric vehicle show in India. The four-day EV Expo 2015 (December 24-...

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

Rajeev Mishra - Director, India & AMEA, UM India Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd

EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with Motown India, Rajeev Mishra, Director, India & AMEA, UM India Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd. for the first time talks about his company's plans in launching the UM m...

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 to be held in permanent halls

The India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) has been given a massive makeover prior to the forthcoming Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016. Two additional large halls have been created in the venue with carpet areas of 25000 sqm...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Over 400 companies from 16 countries at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

The 2nd edition of India’s premium automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika New Delhi—began in New Delhi on February 26, 2015. More than 400 exhibitors from 12 countries are showcasing the latest in au...

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket at ACMA Automechanika

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is showcasing the best of its mobility solutions business at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi which began in the Capital on February 26, 2015 and will continue till March 1, 2015.

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

Modern technology on traffic at Traffic Infra Tech Expo 2015

The 4th edition of Traffic Infra Tech Expo 2015 and the first Parking Infratech 2015 were held in New Delhi on January 7, 2015. The expo showcased several comprehensive and definitive technology and system on traffi...

Modern inspection system for vehicles soon, says Minister

P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, has stated that his ministry has decided to put in place a suitably designed Inspection and Maintenance System for vehicles and has sanctioned 10 mo...

Toyota Kirloskar lifts lockout in Bidadi plant

Exactly five days after declaring a lockout at its two plants in Bidadi in the outskirts of Bengaluru in Karnataka, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd has lifted the lockout late March 20, 2014. The two plants produce more ...

Dr. Sumantran steps down from VC post in Hinduja

Dr. V Sumantran has stepped down from the Vice Chairman post in Hinduja Automotive Ltd, the holding company of Ashok Leyland effective March 31, 2014. Dr. Sumantran has also stepped down from his position on the Bo...

Thierry Lespiaucq new MD of VW Group Sales, India

Thierry Lespiaucq has taken over as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited in place of Arvind Saxena who has resigned from his position as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in I...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

NGK Spark Plugs launches a new spark plug MR7C-9N

NGK Spark Plugs, the global leader and spark plug expert has launched MR7C-9N, the latest in its range of spark plugs at the Auto Expo Components Show 2014. The new NGK-MR7C-9N uses a special metal alloy to enhance ...

ARB Bearings launches bearings for new gen trucks

India’s leading bearing manufacturer ARB Bearings Limited launched Double Row Taper Roller wheel hub bearing for new generation Heavy Trucks and Trailers including those for Volvo Buses at the 12th Auto Expo 2014 Co...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

igus celebrates 30th anniversary of “iglidur”

igus, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneers of plastic motion technology under the renowned brands the-chain Energy Chains Systems and dry-tech bearings, has announced the commemorative world tour of a retro...

April-Dec 2013 auto sales have a 2-wheeler effect!

With just a month away for the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the auto industry continues to slide. Sales for the month of December 2013 remained negative across different segments of passenger vehicles, commercia...

Expo Mart gears up for Auto show in Feb 2014

Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space a

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

Hero Motocorp -- Erik Buell Racing of USA tie up

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) has announced forging a strategic partnership with Erik Buell Racing (EBR)

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

Growing urbanisation a big challenge: Kamal Nath

Speaking at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi, Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban De

Federal-Mogul innovations at Auto Expo

Federal-Mogul Corporation presented a wide range of technologies for energy efficiency, reduced envi

Delphi to showcase  products during Auto Expo '12

Delphi Automotive has announced that it will showcase a range of innovative technologies during the

Merc grows 31pc; sells 6698 units in Jan-Nov '11

Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. has had very successful 2011 with a growth of 31% (January – November

Eicher delivers modern city bus

Eicher Trucks & Buses (A business area of VECV) has introduced its most recent bus offering

Brose India Automotive systems to begin production

Brose India will begin commercial production at its manufacturing facility at Hinjewadi in Pune




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