Hero MotoCorp sells 4.46 lakh units of 2 wheelers in July 2022

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, sold 445,580 units in July 2022.

Porsche India records its best ever half year sales result

Porsche India recorded a 118 per cent sales growth for the first half of 2022 compared to last year with 378 new car deliveries. Overcoming continual challenges that impact the automotive industry worldwide, Porsche...

Apollo Tyres appoints Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing

Apollo Tyres has appointed automotive industry veteran Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region. Vikram Garga would be spearheading the regional marketing team ...

TVS controlled Norton Motorcycles gets new global headquarters

Norton Motorcycles has announced the completion of its new global headquarters. The all-new facility houses state-of-the-art manufacturing capability and the company’s new global design and R&D hub. It forms a key p...

TVS Scooty achieves a new milestone, sales cross 5 million mark

TVS Motor Company has announced that the TVS Scooty has crossed the sales milestone of 5 million units. TVS Scooty range has been synonymous with female mobility in India for more than three decades in India.

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...

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...

TVS Motor Company appoints new leadership team at Norton Motorcycle

TVS Motor Company (TVS), owner of Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd (Norton) has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Hentschel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vittorio Urciuoli as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the...

New Nissan Chairperson for Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania region

Nissan Motor Co. has announced Guillaume Cartier as its new Chairperson for the Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region. Effective April 1, 2021, Cartier will lead all Nissan operations in the...

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

TVS owned Norton Motorcycle of UK moves to new headquarters

UK based Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd, acquired by India’s TVS Motor Company in early 2020 has announced that the company is moving to a new headquarters. The state-of-the-art production site located in Solihull, West M...

Maruti Suzuki begins production and export of Jimny SUV from India

Maruti Suzuki India has commenced export of Suzuki’s celebrated compact off-roader Jimny from India. The first shipment of 184 units left from Mundra port to Latin American countries such as Columbia and Peru. The i...

BMW Group India sells 6092 BMW cars, 512 MINI cars in 2020.

BMW India sprints ahead at the end of a difficult year amidst adverse market conditions with 6,092 units.

Slew of Jeep SUVs in India soon as FCA India lines up $250m Investment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA as it is known has announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million (Rs 1828 crore approximately) has been committed to...

Thierry Bolloré appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover

Former CEO of Groupe Renault, Thierry Bolloré has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020. This announced was made by Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Son...

Toyota Kirloskar sells 8022 units in March 2020

Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, TKM sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in the month of March 2020. To lessen the burden on its deal...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Maruti Suzuki WagonR going strong for last 20 years in India

The iconic Maruti Suzuki WagonR, owned by over 24 lakh families, has completed two decades since its launch in 1999. Consistently featured amongst India’s 10 top selling cars in the last 20 years, WagonR has success...

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...

Honda Activa continues to be No. 1 selling 2 Wheeler brand in India

No, it’s not just the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MG Motor cars that are selling like hot cakes this festive season. Midway into the festive season, Honda’s iconic Activa scooter has once again cemented its leadership as...

Rakesh Srivastava is new Managing Director of Nissan India

Nissan announced the appointment of Rakesh Srivastava as Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd (NMIPL), reporting to Sinan Ozkok, President of Nissan India Operations.

‘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 ...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

Honda Cars India commences production of all-new 10th generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of the all-new 10th generation Honda Civic. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Greater Noida plant.

Interview with Rajeev Chaba, President & MD,  MG Motor India

Just to give you a perspective of the company, SAIC sells almost 70 lakh cars per year and the Indian market is 30 lakhs per year. So this company is the market leader. They have got various brands and lots of platf...

Honda Activa achieves a milestone of 2 crore unit sales in India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that Honda Activa has now become the highest selling brand by achieving a milestone of 2 Core plus unit sales in the country. The iconic scooter was first ...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

Maruti Suzuki Swift clock sales of 1-lakh units in 145 days, the fastest for a car in India

The all-new Swift from Maruti Suzuki has attained a spectacular milestone of one-lakh unit sales in 145 days. This is the fastest 100,000 units for any car in India. The third generation Swift has received overwhelm...

A peep into the Lexus world of Takumi masters

Crafting exceptional performance vehicles for luxury automaker Lexus requires commissioning the meticulous work of its Takumi masters. With at least 25 years of training, Takumi possess a rare blend of skill and spi...

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...

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

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...

SAIC Motor to set up its first car manufacturing facility in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, one of the biggest corporations in the world and the largest automobile giant in China, has announced its plan to enter the Indian automobile market through a fully-owned car manufacturing fa...

Royal Enfield strengthens presence in Latin America

Fast growing motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has announced opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil, the fourth biggest two wheeler market in the world. With Sao Paulo as its Braz...

Interview with Kevin Flynn- FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai- Fiat India Automobiles

Kevin Flynn, President & Managing Director, FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd. feel that the new Jeep Compass will really appeal to the Indian consumer and that the company will be...

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...

Triumph Motorcycles celebrates 3 years in India; Inaugurates 14th dealership

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited – a subsidiary of the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles, announced the opening of their all new dealership facility in East of Kailash, New Delhi – ...

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...

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...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

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 ...

HMSI inaugurates 2nd scooter assembly line in Gujarat

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has inaugurated the 2nd assembly line of its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district) in the western state of Gujarat.

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

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...

Mahindra acquires a major style statement; To buy Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services, and Mahindra & Mahindra have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l., to purchase a controlling stak...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Mahindra Scorpio registers its highest ever annual sales in FY15

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV has crossed the 50,000 milestone in unit sales in FY15, for the 4th consecutive year. According to a press release, the Scorpio sold 51,553 units in FY15, being the highest ever annua...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

Honda is the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI ), a 100 pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan , was created in 1999, after splitting with ers...

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tyre makes India debut

French tyre major Michelin is introducing its internationally acclaimed premium range SUV tyres in India--the Michelin Latitude Sport 3. The new Latitude Sport 3 (LS3) is the third generation of Latitude on-road ...

Mahindra’s Bolero continues to charm its way in SUV segment

There may be a dozen odd Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), of different shapes and sizes in the country, each more modern and electronically savvy, but Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship SUV, the Bolero continue to charm ...

Ducati re-enters India with official subsidiary

Italian motorcycle major Ducati, the makers of Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster and Superbike, has now re-entered the Indian market with an official subsidiary, Ducati India Private Limited. The company will now be prov...

Triumph Motorcycles sets record sales globally

The British iconic brand, Triumph Motorcycles has achieved high sales of 1300 motorcycles in the first year of its inception in India. The luxury brand had also globally recorded their highest sales figures in 30 ye...

Bentley delivers 11020 cars globally, records 9pc growth in 2014

Super luxury car maker Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand after announcing 2014 as the company’s record breaking year. The company deliver 11,020 cars during the year...

BMW unveils latest Laserlight at CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) 2015 in Las Vegas will see BMW providing further evidence that it is a world leader in the development of Laserlight. Having already supplied its first models with Laserlight to ...

Investcorp acquires safety apparel maker Dainese

Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has reached an agreement with Lino Dainese, to acquire the specialist Italian retailer Dainese at an enterprise...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to spin off Ferrari

Ferrari S.p.A., makers of the iconic Ferrari cars, is being spun off as a separate company by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and will in all probability be listed in the United States as well as a European stock ex...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

Shah Rukh Khan is ‘Goodwill’ envoy for S. Korea

The South Korean government has appointed Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Public Diplomacy’ on April 11, 2014. At a function in Gugaon near New Delhi he was conferred the post. T...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

Glohh lights up original Range Rover Sport

The first generation Range Rover Sport has been given a facelift - or a tail-lift - thanks to a revolutionary and robust new custom taillight. Specialist UK-based automotive light manufacturer Glohh has announced th...

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

Jaguar Land Rover grows 22pc in India

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it registered strong calendar year growth of 22pc in India. It sold 2913 cars over the course of the calendar year 2013. Under the Jaguar umbrella, in 2013, Indian customers saw ...

JLR delivers best ever full year global sales

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance. This can be directly attributed to the introduction of a...

Hero MotoCorp enters Central America

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

Piaggio Vespa unites Pune city in a game of golf

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group success

Mazda, Fiat agreement for new Alfa Romeo Roadster

Further to the joint announcement of May 23, 2012, Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Fiat Group Au

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Investindustrial major shareholder in Aston Martin

Aston Martin has confirmed Investindustrial as its major shareholder and now hopes to proceed with i

JLR invests £370 million in all-new Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading premium carmaker, announces it has invested £370 million to upgr

Renault-Nissan gets majority stake in Avtovaz

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and state corporation Russian Technologies have agreed to create a joint

Hero Motocorp -- Erik Buell Racing of USA tie up

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

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

This week Apollo Tyres’ iconic tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its millionth truck-b

Interview with S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Motors Ltd. & President, SIAM

We normally look at it from the perspective of task and finishing. But my take on that it is a continuous journey. There is no end to any organisation’s growth. It’s a continuous journey and if you look at it from E...

Interview with Abhijit Bakre, Country Manager-Marketing, Michelin India

The big piece of the Michelin story is our desire to drive radialisaton in the Indian CV industry. What is going to be the key driver is the shift in market from bias tyres to radial tyres with better infrastructure...

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Interview with Nigel E. Wark, Executive Director (Marketing, Sales & Services), Ford India Pvt Ltd

There is a good indicator that automatic transmission is on the drawing board for the future. I think this is a segment that can rightfully take on the automatic. We are going to see this marketplace more automatic ...

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business plan

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Mahindra unveils new brand position - ‘Rise’

Mahindra Group has announced a new brand position - Rise

Harley-Davidson bikes to come in CKD form

NEW DELHI: Iconic Harley-Davidson India bikes could well be available in India a tad cheaper tha

Iconic M 800 losing edge as sales plummet 50 pc

NEW DELHI: The iconic M 800 seems to be losing its grip on the Indian market. The small car, once

UK plant ends Micra production

UNITED KINGDOM : Tenth of August, 1992 the first Sunderland-built Micra rolled off the line. Now, 1

Carbo Tech bags huge orders

Carbo Tech has received the world’s largest order for series-production carbon monocoques to be intr




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