Napino Group, Enedym partner  for SRM technology

Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd., India’s premier Tier 1 automotive component manufacturing company, has announced a strategic partnership with Enedym Inc., a Canada based company with patented Switched Reluctance Mot...

GoMechanic secures US$ 42 m Series C funding

GoMechanic, a leading technology-enabled auto after-sales service and spare parts company, has announced securing US$42Mn in Series C funding in a round led by Tiger Global Management with the existing investors Seq...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hero MotoCorp to suspend manufacturing operations temporarily

In keeping with its commitment to the safety and welfare of its people, Hero MotoCorp has decided to proactively halt operations temporarily at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country, including its G...

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...

Hero MotoCorp surpasses 100 million cumulative production milestone

Leading motorcycle and scooter manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has surpassed the significant milestone of 100 Million (10 crores) units in cumulative production. The 100 millionth bike, the Xtreme 160R, was rolled-out of...

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...

Harley riders support cause of H-D dealers over closure in India

Harley Owners Group (HOG) conducted nation-wide dark rides and rallies to support the cause of several Harley Davidson dealers who they feel have been hit hard because of the US company’s decision to close shop here...

Harley- Davidson begins new journey in India with Hero MotoCorp

A month after US motorcycle major Harley-Davidson announced its decision to shut its manufacturing unit in India, comes the news that Harley-Davidson and India’s leading motorcycle and scooter manufacturer Hero Moto...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

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...

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

Naveen Munjal - Managing Director, Hero Electric

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India meets up with Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric and asks him about his company's journey in the electric vehicle space. Munjal talks about his company, his products, his plans and...

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...

Synergies to set up largest alloy plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Synergies Castings Limited, India’s leading aluminium alloy wheel manufacturer announced the signing of an MoU with the Government of Andhra to establish a major greenfield aluminium casting and specialty alloy whee...

Hero MotoCorp launches e-commerce portal to retail Hero genuine parts

Hero MotoCorp Ltd has set a new benchmark in the two-wheeler market by launching an e-commerce portal to retail Hero Genuine Parts and Accessories. The portal, www.hgpmart.com is an exclusive e-commerce platform ded...

Hero Motocorp surpasses record 7 million unit sales in calendar year 2017

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, capped-off the calendar year (January-December 2017) with yet another global benchmark, surpassing the landmark seven million units in cumulative sal...

TVS Motor Company posts 39% sales growth in December 2017

TVS Motor Company registered a sales growth of 39% increasing from 184,944 units in December 2016 to 256,909 units in the month of December 2017. Two-Wheeler Total two-wheeler registered growth of 37.9% with s...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

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.

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...

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

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 ...

Hero Motocorp reappoints Pawan Munjal as Chairman, MD &CEO

The Board of Directors at Hero MotoCorp Ltd has reappointed Pawan Munjal as the Chairman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the company for a period of five years with effect from October 1, 2016. His c...

Sunil Kant Munjal to step down as Jt MD of Hero MotoCorp

Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, and Chairman, Hero Corporate Service has decided to step down from the Board of Directors of Hero MotoCorp, once his tenure as the Joint Managing Director o...

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Founder of Hero Group, passes away

One of the doyen’s of the Indian auto industry, Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, passed away in New Delhi on November 1, 2015 at 7.05 pm. He was 92 years old. Dr Munjal was the Founder of the diversified Hero Group. Dr. M...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

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...

Hero MotoCorp subsidiary to acquire Erik Buell Racing's assets

The wholly owned subsidiaries of HMCL --- HMCL NA, Inc. and HMCL Americas, Inc.----as per a “Settlement Agreement,” have agreed that HMCL Americas Inc. will acquire the ownership of certain tangible and intangible a...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

South India Special Part 3: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India and besides having abundant natural resources and mineral wealth, it boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. The State has thirteen districts. With ...

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...

Hero MotoCorp $25m EBR dreams shatter with closure of US company

India’s leading manufacturer of two wheelers Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has announced that the US based company Erik Buell Racing in which it had invested US $ 25 million (Rs 156 crore by today’s exchange rate) has ce...

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...

Hero MotoCorp, Magnet Marelli JV new centre

HMC-MM Auto Ltd., the joint venture company formed between Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) and Milan (Italy)-headquartered Magneti Marelli (MM), has inaugurated its first autonomous ‘Production and Development Centre’ at ...

Hero MotoCorp sells record 6.64 million units in 2014

It was a year of several milestones for India’s leading motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. It established yet another industry landmark with its best-ever calen...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

Govt would invest heavily in road transport system

Sounding extremely optimistic about the Indian automobile industry, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated that the Indian auto industry has the ability to convert the various challenge...

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 ...

Anil Dua resigns from Hero MotoCorp.

Anil Dua has decided to resign from his post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hero MotoCorp. He has quit to pursue opportunities elsewhere. According to unconfirmed sources, he has got a job opportunit...

2 wheelers do well in a bloody Indian auto market

There is blood all over the Indian automotive industry. The only solace one gets is from the scooter and motorcycle segment where the likes of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), TVS India, Suzuki Motorcycle ...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

Hero MotoCorp enters Central America

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL), has announced the launch of brand ‘Hero’ and its range of two-wheelers in

52nd ACMA session on its industry transition held

ACMA, the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India today hosted its 52nd Annual session

Hero Motocorp -- Erik Buell Racing of USA tie up

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) has announced forging a strategic partnership with Erik Buell Racing (EBR)

Hero MotoCorp unveils global brand identity

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, has launched its new name and logo at the O2 Arena




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