Varroc to divest 4-wheeler lighting system operations in Americas, Europe

In a bid to transform itself into a high-tech company and focus on the existing growth of electronics, connectivity, electrical vehicles (EVs) product lines and the 2-wheeler segment globally, Varroc Engineering Lim...

Klaus Zellmer appointed new CEO of Skoda Auto as of July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Auto a.s. will be Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the Volkswagen brand Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.

Renault, Valeo, Valeo Siemens eAutomotive to develop new-gen automotive electric motor

Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership for the design, co-development and manufacture in France of a new-gene...

Hero Electric, Mahindra to produce Hero, Peugeot Motocycles e-2 wheelers

Hero Electric and the Mahindra Group announced their collaborative intent wherein the latter Group will manufacture Hero Electric’s most popular electric bikes – Optima and Nyx at their Pitampur plant to meet the gr...

Valeo’s 2nd gen LiDAR in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with level 3 automation

France based Valeo has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the first car in the world to be equipped with its LiDAR, the second-generation Valeo Scala.

Piaggio wins patent infringement suits against Mahindra owned Peugeot Motocycles

The Piaggio group has won the first-instance European patent infringement suits against Peugeot Motocycles in Paris and Milan. Peugeot Motocycles is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Mahindra Two Wheelers, which in turn ...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

Hindustan Motors, Hind Motor Railway Station and the iconic Ambassador

Can you recall any Indian automobile manufacturer that has a railway station named after it? Yes, the iconic Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HML) has one named after it and it goes by the name of “Hind Motor” railway station...

Pratap Bose lead Mahindra new Global Design Organisation

Mahindra Group has announced the appointment of Pratap Bose, a former senior employee of Tata Motors, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer to lead its newly formed Global Design organisation.

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2021 for 3D design, engineering applications

Dassault Systèmes, a large software company headquartered in France, has launched Solidworks 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) has announced the launch of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Black Pearl. Created by MEC students and mentored by their professors, the Black Pearl is a self-propelle...

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault

The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which met under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault.

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

Valeo inaugurates a wiper motor manufacturing facility in Chennai

Valeo India, part of the Euros 19.3 billion Valeo group of France, has inaugurated a wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the after...

‘Ambassador’ name will be used very respectfully, says Linda Jackson

Even though reports suggest that Groupe PSA would be using the iconic ‘Ambassador’ name for its electric vehicles in India in the future, there was no official confirmation on it during the unveiling of the Citroen ...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

Iconic HM brand is now Le Ambassador after buyout by Peugeot

Within three weeks of announcing a tie up with the PSA Peugeot Group of France , the CK Birla Group has announced that Hindustan Motors Ltd, the manufacturer of the iconic Ambassador car, has executed an agreement w...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

Mahindra acquires controlling stake in Classic Legends

Mahindra & Mahindra is on an acquisition spree in both its four-wheeler as well as two-wheeler businesses. After buying controlling stakes in companies like car maker Ssangyong of South Korea and Italian vehicle des...

Shell Lubricants launches Shell Tellus range of hydraulic oils

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, announced the launch of Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX- ‘The Future of Hydraulic Oils’ in India. India marks the first leg of the g...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

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).

Continental develops new in-vehicle radio platform

Car radios have to fulfil a large number of consumer requirements, for example digital radio, AM and FM reception, mobile telephony, audio from a variety of sources, large touch screens, soft and hard keys, voice-op...

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.

ICAT organises two-day symposium on lighting

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicent...

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

Award-winning actor and global environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will chair the newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee. This body will focus on Formula E’s contributions to promoting the mass use of elect...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Interview with Tapas Gupta, Founder, SparesHub.com

SparesHub.com is an e-commerce site started by three friends –Tapas Gupta, Arijit Chakraborty and Diptanu Bhadra. SparesHub.com is a one stop shop for buying all car spare parts and accessories from reputed brands l...

Mahindras now have Peugeot Scooters in their fold

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, and Peugeot Scooters (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France announced on January 20, 2015 that they have completed the necessary...

Lotus sales up 54pc world-wide for the first 9 months at 1565 units

British sports car maker Lotus has announced that its overall sales are up by 54pc in the past nine months provides tangible proof that the forward strategy established by Lotus Cars is working. In volume terms, the...

TRW highlights expansion of electronics group at CES 2015

TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation will be highlighting the expansion of its electronics group – and in particular the growth of its dedicated Automated Vehicle team at the International CES 2015.

New Audi e-fuels project in  Germany

German car maker Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. According to a pres...

Safran, Bharat Forge alliance for aircraft parts

France based global Aerospace, Defence, and Security leader Safran and India’s leading auto components company, Bharat Forge recently announced the start of a long-term partnership

Mahindras to acquire 51pc in Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), an unlisted subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra has made a binding offer to acquire a 51pc stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France, ...

Component exports increase by 16.7pc: ACMA

The Indian auto components industry has come of age. This was clearly reflected in the fact that the industry recorded a 16.7pc growth at Rs 61,487 crore (US $ 10.2 billion) for the year 2013-14 as compared to Rs 52...

SasMos to supply high quality wiring harnesses

SasMos, a Rs 49 crore high quality wiring harness manufacturer, has established a state-of-the-art ‘Centre of Excellence’ for ISRO’s space grade harnesses. SasMos was founded and promoted by H.G. Chandrashekar in Be...

Continental expands its tie up in football

There is more football on the way for tyre manufacturer Continental. The company is already an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and UEFA EURO 2016 in France. Now the Hanover-based company has ac...

Continental acquires Emitec shares from GKN

Germany based automotive components major Continental has strengthened its systems competencies in the field of drivetrain technologies. The company intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec Gesellschaft ...

Nissan exploring capacity hike: Sano

Nissan’s story in India is linked to that of the Alliance. The Alliance, as everywhere else in the world, is all about Nissan and Renault. Tremendous synergies between the two companies have resulted in massive adva...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

Ashwani Gupta of Datsun is head, LCV dvsn, Renault

Ashwani Gupta, Global Program Director, Datsun has been assigned a new role as head of Light Commercial Vehicles division of Renault in France. Gupta was appointed Program Director of Datsun Business Unit in 2011. “...

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...

Sumit Sawhney new Country CEO, MD, Renault India

Renault SAS, France has announced the appointment of. Sumit Sawhney as Country CEO and Managing Director for Renault Group operations in India. Sumit takes over from Marc Nassif, who moves to a global assignment wit...

VECV to export Euro 6 engine base from Pithampur

Commemorating successful completion of five years of partnership between Volvo Group and Eicher Moto

Interview with Rishikesh Sahay, CEO, Rai Automotive Systems

Our sales have definitely been impacted because of the downturn in the economy. Everything boils down to the sales of the cars. If the car sales drop, then the workshop owners will be deferring any capital-intensive...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Uno Minda takes over Spain’s Clarton Horn

Uno Minda, N K Minda Group, has acquired 100pc shares of Clarton Horn S.A.U., Spain from PMAn Domest

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Renault, Caterham decide to join forces

Renault and Caterham Group have announced their decision to join forces in pursuit of a common proje

Toyota worldwide sales top 200 million units

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that in June, its worldwide cumulative vehicle producti

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

Defence minister inaugurates Defexpo-2012

Showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination fo

Interview with Marc Nassif, Country Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd

The connect between Renault and Formula One is very strong. We are supplying engines to three teams this year. This year too we hope to be world champions.

ACMA & JD Power present a new Study

ACMA has unveiled a joint study by M/s JD Power Asia Pacific presenting ‘Insights into Supplier-OEM

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Automobiles welcome 2011 with EM compatibility tag

Beginning 2011 new automobile models to hit the roads in India will have to comply with EMC norms




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