FADA wants clarity on Non-Disclosure Agreement for Ford India dealers

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex body representing the Indian auto retail industry has among its several demands to the government sought clarity on the Non-Disclosure Agreement (ND...

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

Ford recruits robot test drivers for tough conditions test

Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limita...

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...

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...

Ford hands over control to Mahindra in India through new joint venture

Ford India will be transferring its Indian operations, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Sanand in Gujarat, as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford S...

Mahindra and Ford set to develop a compact SUV

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have taken the next step in strengthening their ongoing strategic alliance in India with a definitive agreement to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV). Under the n...

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...

Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable technology globally

Imagine lifting a bag of flour or a watermelon over your head up to 4,600 times a day as part of your job – that is similar to what some Ford employees do every day as they work to build vehicles around the world. R...

Ford improves car making with body tracking technology

Employees at Ford’s Valencia Engine Assembly Plant, in Spain, are using a special suit equipped with advanced body tracking technology. The pilot system, created by Ford and the Instituto Biomecánica de Valencia, ha...

Mahindra, Ford sign MoUs to co-develop midsize SUV, EV & connected car solutions

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of...

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...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

Ford India sales touches 29,795 units in December 2017

Ford India’s combined domestic wholesales and exports in December 2017 recorded 29,795 vehicles compared to 23,470 vehicles in the same month last year, registering a growth of 27%. The company saw a drop in sales o...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

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.

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar launch EVs for shared mobility in Mysuru

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading car rental company, recently announced the launch of a unique initiative to promote development of the sustainable mobility ecosystem in the city of Mysuru. As part of ...

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...

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

Anurag Mehrotra at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Ford India

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Anurag Meh...

Five new Apps for Ford SYNC AppLink in India

From streaming music, to exploring a new city or real-time weather to live news updates, SYNC AppLink is bringing five new apps to Ford dashboards in India. The new and updated compatible apps seamlessly integrate i...

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...

Sub assembly system for spares keeps Ford customers happy

Buying a vehicle is not the real tough part. Maintaining a vehicle is what could turn out to be a nightmare. Unavailability of spare parts, terrible service standards or exorbitantly priced spares can result in unto...

“Key” to a lasting technology by Ford

Few of us expect the electronic devices we rely on to last very long. Cracked screens, slow-running software, and the appeal of the latest model can consign new smartphones, tablets and laptops to the bin after only...

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 ...

Anurag Mehrotra - Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Ford India

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, Ford India's Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Anurag Mehrotra explains the strong points of Ford Mustang, America's iconic muscle car and why it makes ...

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...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India strengthens core team

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced senior level additions to its core team with Rahul Pansare joining as the new Head of Marketing and Sushant Balsekar, the new Head of PR & Corporate Communications...

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...

Honda Cars to replace Fuel Return Pipe in 90,210 City & Mobilio diesel models

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced that it would recall a total of 90,210 units of its diesel cars so as to voluntarily replace the fuel return pipe of these vehicles. These cars include 64,428 units of diese...

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

Will the Kwid halt Renault’s sales skid? Lodgy, Duster sales plunge

The Renault Kwid, the small hatchback launched by Renault India in September 2015 has sold 5194 units in the Indian market for the month of October 2015, according to the latest data released by Society of Indian Au...

Ford India’s Chennai plant produces one millionth vehicle and engine

Ford India’s Chennai plant has reached a production milestone by rolling out the one millionth vehicle and engine at its Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP). The company had started its operations in 1...

Ford inaugurates 4 new Facilities of Tanish Ford in Gurgaon

Ford India (www.india.ford.com) strengthened its sales and service presence in the Delhi, Haryana and National Capital (NCR) Region, region with the opening of 2 new showroom and 2 new workshop facilities from Tanis...

AVTEC LTD: On a Hi-Tech Journey

Avtec Ltd, among the several brilliant companies of the CK Birla Group, has got several formulas ready for engineering a massive growth in the near future. But the common ingredient that will make all these formulas...

Prabhakar Kadapa - Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd.

Interview with Mr Prabhakar Kadapa, CEO, Avtec Ltd. Interviewer P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. Video by Mohd Nasir. Avtec is a CK Birla group company and is into manufacturing engine and transmission aggregates. T...

Right hand drive Ford Mustangs for UK; India a definite market

Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January 2015 as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. The ri...

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...

Ford sets the ball rolling in Sanand with new plant inauguration

Ford Motor Company is betting big in India and has on March 26, 2015 inaugurated an integrated manufacturing facility including a state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility and a world-class engine plant in San...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Ford expands retail distribution of genuine parts to South India

Ford India has appointed Eureka Ford Parts as the exclusive distributor for Ford Genuine Parts in Tamil Nadu. According to a company press note, Eureka Ford Parts will reach out to all auto part retailers and indepe...

Arvind Mathew is new CEO of Mahindra Reva

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced that Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva would be moving to a new and diversified role within the Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Arvind Mathew as the inc...

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 ...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

Ford India appoints Raj Sarkar as VP, Marketing

Ford India announced the appointment of Raj Sarkar, as the vice president of Marketing and several o

Ford dispatches EcoSport to dealers in India

Ford India has announced that its EcoSport has just rolled off the production line in Chennai and is

Ford Expands 3-Wet Paint Capacity by 50pc in 2013

Ford Motor Company is expanding its industry leading 3-Wet paint capacity by 50 percent this year, a

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Ford India recalls Figo and Fiesta Classic

Ford India rolled out a voluntary and pre-emptive Field Service Action (FSA) starting July 23 to ins

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

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

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

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

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

Ford India has announced the appointment of P.K. Umashankar as vice president, customer service oper

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

Ford India breaks ground on new site in Gujarat

Ford India broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand

‘Namaste Gujarat’: Ford India to invest Rs 4000 cr

Ford Motor Company announced it will build an integrated manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Ford India starts prodn of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India starts production of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment to increase engine plant output

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to 5 key markets

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to five key markets

Ford India celebrates 100,000th Figo’s production

Ford India celebrates 100,000th Figo’s production in Chennai

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engin

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engine

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz new steel wheel rim plant

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




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