Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

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...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

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...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Mahindra & Mahindra suspends manufacturing operations

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced proactive, preventive and pre-emptive measures at all their offices and manufacturing locations in India, to ensure employee safety and contain the spread of the CoronaVirus (...

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 ...

Skoda Auto India celebrates the rollout of the 100,000th Rapid

Skoda Auto India celebrates a new milestone in the company’s history: the production of the 100,000th Skoda Rapid at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune. The celebratory flash red vehicle dons t...

Bajaj Auto launches new brand identity -The World’s Favourite Indian

Building on its ‘Hamara Bajaj’ roots, two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd released its new brand identity as “The World’s Favourite Indian” to announce its transition from a domestic scooter maker to a global mo...

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...

Volkswagen concludes fifth season of skill development programme – Sarvottam

Volkswagen India concluded its Fifth Season of ‘Sarvottam: Hunt for Champions’, an annual skill development programme. Started in 2012-2013 as RQWC-Retail Qualification World Championship, the programme aims to furt...

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...

Brembo bets big on India’s two-wheeler market

The year 2018 is a very important one for the growth of Brembo operations in India, where the company works exclusively for the two-wheeled market, driven by the recent introduction of new safety regulations that re...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

Mahindra Rs. 500 cr additional investment in Chakan EV plant

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it will make an additional investment at of Rs 500 crore in its Chakan plant in Maharashtra. The company will invest in its Electric Vehicle (EV) Project under th...

Spark Minda unveils its third die casting plant in Pune

Global automotive component manufacturer Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group announced the inauguration of its state of the art die casting manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune by its flagship company Minda Corporation Li...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Bridgestone to invest Rs 1940 crore for plant expansion in India

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., a group company of Bridgestone Corporation has announced its expansion with an investment of US $ 304.3 million (Rs 1940.17 crore approx.)for both the Pune (Chakan) and Indore...

Bajaj Auto, Triumph Motorcycles UK global partnership for mid-capacity bikes

Triumph Motorcycles of UK and Bajaj Auto have announced a global partnership to deliver a range of mid-capacity motorcycles (300cc to 500cc) benefiting from the collective strengths of both companies. This partnersh...

Bajaj Auto commences production of its most powerful bike ever

Bajaj Auto has commenced the production of its biggest and most powerful 400cc bike. The first batch of the bike was rolled out at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant. What made the roll-out even more special was that this ca...

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

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...

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....

Uno Minda acquires global lighting business of Europe based Rinder Group

Automobile components manufacturer Minda Industries Ltd announced an acquisition of the global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group that manufactures automotive lamps- head lamp, tail lamps and small lamps....

Volkswagen new compact sedan by June 2016;  Rs 720 crore investment

Volkswagen India is investing Rs 720 crore (approx. Euros 85 Million) towards development, setting up new equipment and ramping up the production of a new compact sedan that will be rolled out of the company’s plant...

Bridgestone India launches fuel efficient tyres Ecopia

Bridgestone India launched the new Ecopia EP150 and EP850 tyres on October 7, 2015. The company claims that Ecopia tyres are more fuel efficient than conventional tyres, the EP150 provides 7 pc better fuel efficienc...

Mahindra Haridwar plant crosses production milestone of 7 lakh vehicles

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has achieved a production milestone of 7 lakh vehicles from its automotive plant in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The Haridwar plant achieved this milestone in less than 10 years. The pl...

Goenka confirms S101 hatch will have a 1.2 litre petrol engine

It is official now that the soon to be launched smart hatchback car code named S101 from Mahindra and Mahindra will definitely have a 1.2 litre petrol mill. Spy shots of the S101 have been doing the rounds of the so...

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...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

Locally produced Mercedes GLA Class to cost Rs 31.31 lakh onward

Mercedes Benz has announced that the company has now commenced local production of the GLA class in India. The GLA 200 CDI Style and Sport both will be produced in Chakan, Pune. Due to the local production of the...

Mahindra invests Rs 250 crore more in Zaheerabad plant

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated its extended automotive manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana. This facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Theft proofing vehicles in India: Varroc-Scorpion JV

Varroc, one of India’s leading auto component manufacturers from India, has now officially collaborated with the UK based company Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd., a very well trusted brand in vehicular securities. Bot...

Mercedes-Benz India takes the BEST step forward

Having recorded sales of more than 10,000 units in calendar year 2014, Mercedes-Benz India wants to ensure that it Lives the Best. So, for 2015 Mercedes-Benz India announced its strategy founded on its brand philoso...

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...

Motherson, Magneti Marelli Spa form JV company.

The Samvardhana Motherson Group seems to be on a roll with its acquisitions and joint ventures. The group’s flagship company Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd. (SMIL) and Magneti Marelli Spa have signed a Join...

0 pc attrition among Mercedes-Benz India workers.

Mercedes-Benz makes some of the best cars in the world. The Mercedes racing team is making a regular habit of winning all the Formula One races. Back home in India, Mercedes-Benz India is surging ahead with double d...

Thuringia delegation from Germany visits VW Pune

An economic and business delegation from Thuringia, a federal State of Germany, visited the Volkswagen India plant in Chakan near Pune in the state of Maharashtra in Central India. Headed by Uwe Höhn, Thuringian Mi...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Rajiv Bajaj says Union demands “entirely insane”

In a strongly worded message issued to the media on April 17, 2014 against his company’s union, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd has said the demands of the union are “entirely insane”. The union is...

VW India exports its 50,000th car, a LHD Vento

India is increasingly becoming an export hub with almost all car majors including Maruti Suzuki, Nissan India, Hyundai Motor India, Renault India and Volkswagen India exporting their vehicles to countries abroad. G...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50,000 cars in India

Mercedes-Benz India rolled out its 50,000th car from its Chakan plant. Mercedes is the only luxury car maker to achieve this feat in the country. The company produced 20,000 cars in mere 36 months while its C-Class ...

Mahesh Kodumudi gets more responsibility at VW

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited, takes over additi

VW India get honoured for promoting water use effi

Volkswagen India was honoured with a Certificate of Appreciation at the first International Conferen

Tenneco inaugurates new manufacturing facility in

Tenneco Inc has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chakan near Pune, India. The 13,000 sqm

Bridgestone Corporation opens second India plant

Bridgestone India Private Limited has opened its second plant in Chakan, Pune. Prithviraj Chavan, Ch

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Mercedes-Benz India launches city bus

After its successful entry into long-distance inter city bus segment, with the introduction of the 2

Bosch India to invest Rs.2,200 crores in 2012-13

Reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market, the Bosch Group in India - a leading manufacturer

Škoda India kicks off Rapid’s production at Chakan

Škoda India kicks off Rapid’s production at Chakan

Atlas Copco to make compressors at Chakan

Atlas Copco (India) Limited, which celebrated its silver jubilee celebration last year, is setting

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car from its Chakan plant

Mahindra launches ‘Genio DC’ in Bangalore

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced the launch of the Genio DC, its premium next generation

IAC Group 2nd manufacturing facility in Chakan

IAC Group 2nd manufacturing facility in Chakan

Mahindra Navistar unveils MN25 tipper

Mahindra Navistar unveils MN25 tipper

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Mahindra entry into construction equipment busines

Mahindra entry into construction equipment busines

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

Volkswagen India jacks up Polo’s price

Volkswagen India has announced an increase in the price of the Polo

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz new steel wheel rim plant

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz Limited opened its new passenger car wheel plant in Chakan

John Chacko Volkswagen Group Chief Rep in India

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

Skoda Auto India rolls out 25000th Fabia

MUMBAI: Skoda Auto India has rolled out the 25000th Fabia ever built in India from Volkswagen Group’

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

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

Gestamp 1st wholly owned facility in Pune

CHAKAN (PUNE): Gestamp Corporation, a leading global player in automobile components, steel service




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