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...

Tractor sales continue to soar in India for Jan 2021

Barring very few tractor makers in the country, the remaining manufacturers recorded positive domestic sales for the month of January 2021 as compared to January 2020.

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...

Maruti Suzuki, the sole gainer in CV sales in Jan 2021

In the commercial vehicle segment in the country, domestic sales of CVs fell drastically in the month of January 2021, as compared to January 2020. But Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, surprisingly wa...

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...

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...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

Force Motors Traveller Monobus Scholar at BusWorld India 2018 - Force Motors unveiled the new Traveller Monobus Scholar at BusWorld India 2018

Force Motors unveiled the new Traveller Monobus Scholar at BusWorld India 2018. The bus is build on lightweight monocoque body and contributes to good mileage, safety and low NVH. It has a parabolic suspension for g...

Force Motors Traveller Monobus at BusWorld 2018 - Force Motors unveiled the Monobus at the BusWorld India 2018 in Bengaluru

Force Motors unveiled the Monobus at the BusWorld India 2018 in Bengaluru. This is India's first 33/41 seater monocoque bus. Fitted with a BS IV compliant engine with 3245cc displacement that prouces 115hp@ 2800rpm ...

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...

Sunjay Kapur controlled Sona Group unveils new logo

A year after disposing of the Sona Group’s entire equity holding of around 25.12 per cent in its then flagship company Sono Koyo Steering Systems for around Rs 419 crore to its Japanese partner JTEKT Corp., the refr...

Advik Group bags Rs 350 crore order from Magna International

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer announced that it has won 6 orders for supply of Transmission Oil Pumps from Magna Powertrain, the largest independent supplier of 4WD/AWD systems gl...

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

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...

Prasan Firodia at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Prasan Fir...

Dr. Abhay Firodia appointed President, SIAM

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors has been appointed President of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

Amit Ramani - Founder & CEO, Awfis Space Solutions

Amit Ramani, Founder & Editor, Awfis Space Solutions, in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor Motown India, talks about his project Awfis which is basically an office on wheels or a mobile office, Ramani is keen ...

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 ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

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....

Ashish Gupta - Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine, the Founder and Director of Cougar Motorsport Ashish Gupta talks about the prestigious off roading event Rain Forest Challenge that his company has been...

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...

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 ...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

Prasan Firodia - MD, Force Motors India

In an interview with Motown India, Prasan Firodia, MD, Force Motors India says, "Make in India

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...

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...

Naresh Rattan is Director (Sales & Marketing), Sonalika

Naresh Kumar Rattan who was working as Executive Director, Force Motors has taken over Director, Sales & Marketing, Sonalika Group. The Sonalika Group, controlled by LD Mittal manufactures tractors under the brand n...

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...

Henniges Automotive & Amee Rubber ink alliance

Pic courtesy: Henniges: Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered

Force Motors appoints Naresh Rattan as COO

Force Motors has announced the appointment of Naresh Kumar Rattan as the Chief Operating Officer- Tr

Dr. Firodia honoured with the “Order of Merit”

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors Ltd., was conferred with the “Order of Merit” of the Feder

Firodia sells stake in MAN venture for Rs 1050 cr

The Abhay Firodia-controlled Force Motors will be divesting a part of its equity share in MAN Force

Tata AutoComp & TRAD ink MoU to set up R&D unit

Toyo Radiators (Tata Toyo), joint Venture between Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, TRAD- Japan

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz new steel wheel rim plant

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

GPS to track vehicles carrying bio-medical waste

MUMBAI: TATA Autocomp Mobility Telematics Limited (TMT), A Tata AutoComp Group Business unit, has re




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