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...

Royal Enfield, Yamaha, BMW buck failing 2w sales in Jan 2021

Barring companies like Royal Enfield, India Yamaha and BMW India, almost all two wheeler manufacturers in India registered a slump in sales in January 2021 as compared to January 2020. The growth for several compan...

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...

BMW Group India sells 6092 BMW cars, 512 MINI cars in 2020.

BMW India sprints ahead at the end of a difficult year amidst adverse market conditions with 6,092 units.

 Vikram Pawah to head BMW Group in India as well as in Australia

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the President of BMW Group India effective August 1, 2020 along with his present role as Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.

BMW Group India recommences operations at plant, dealerships

BMW Group India has restarted operations on June 1, 2020 in accordance with government guidelines. Consumers can once again safely explore and experience the complete range of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products at ...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

BMW Group India CEO Rudratej Singh (46) passes away

Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India passed away on April 20, 2020. The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise is yet to be ascertained, the company said in a press rele...

Rudratej Singh appointed President & CEO, BMW Group India.

Rudratej Singh has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2019. Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh brings more than 25 years of experience and has held multiple leadersh...

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

BMW Group delivers best sales performance in India to date with 9800 cars

BMW Group has delivered its best sales performance in India to date in calendar year 2017 with all three brands – BMW, MINI and Motorrad.BMW Group India delivered 9800 cars (BMW + MINI) in 2017, registering a growth...

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 ...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

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...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

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 ...

Frank Schloeder appointed as acting President of BMW Group India

Frank Schloeder (41), currently Director Marketing at BMW India has been appointed as acting President of BMW Group India (effective May 1, 2016).

SC ban on diesel cars above 2000 cc continues in Delhi NCR

The financial year 2015-16 ended on a sour note for several automobile manufacturers in the country when the Supreme Court in a hearing extended the ban on diesel vehicle registration in Delhi. Thus, all diesel cars...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

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...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

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...

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...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

BMW Gran Turismos to escort VIPs at Delhi Airport

The lucky and powerful few will now be chauffeured in BMW Gran Turismos when they arrive at the Delhi International Airport. All dignitaries, leading businessmen and eminent personalities transiting through the VIP ...

Force Motors plans new Pune engine plant with 50000 p.a. capacity

Pune-based and Prasan Firodia controlled Force Motors Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the establishment of a factory in Chakan, near Pune for ...

Ashutosh Khosla replaces Rattan at Force Motors

Ashutosh Khosla , who worked with Piaggio Vehicles, has come in place of Naresh Kumar Rattan who till recently was the Executive Director, Force Motors. The latter resigned from his post in January 2015 after spendi...

BMW India partners with Force Motors for engines, gear boxes

BMW India has partnered with major Indian auto component suppliers for sourcing of components for local production of its cars at BMW Plant Chennai. According to a BMW India press release, the suppliers are Force Mo...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car from its assembly line. Juergen Eder, Managing Director

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

BMW new dealership facility in Hyderabad

BMW India announced the opening of a new sales and service facility of Kun Exclusive at Hyderabad

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

BMW Group launches BMW Financial Services in India

GURGAON: The BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services as a new business entity in India. BMW Finan




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