Indian EV industry can leverage from Korea’s battery expertise

The Indian auto industry can leverage and partner with South Korea to develop the electrical vehicle (EV) market in India and through collaboration ,it can emerge as leaders for a large part of the world. This was s...

David Slump appointed as new CEO of Marelli

Leading global automotive supplier, Marelli, announced that following almost four years with the Company, Beda Bolzenius will stand down as CEO and President and he will be succeeded by David Slump, a 30-year indust...

Royal Enfield Thailand CKD unit commences operations

Royal Enfield announced commencement of operations of its exclusive local assembly unit and CKD facility in Thailand, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing hubs. Set up in partnership with GPX, this an...

Kia plant in South Korea gets Factory Safety Service Robot

Hyundai Motor Group has introduced a ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’ for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea.

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

Kia India gets new company logo & slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Changing its name from Kia Motors India to Kia India, this wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation of South Korea has announced the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from...

 Kia unveils new corporate logo and global brand slogan

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a ...

Interview with KN Gupta, Joint MD, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd)

KN GUPTA, Joint Managing Director, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd) & MD, SKNG Business Solutions Pvt Ltd reveals in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan, that the auto industry in India is toda...

GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

Hyundai, Kia debut virtual reality design evaluation system

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Dev...

Star rating to help consumers buy tyres that save fuel

You may have seen these star rating labels on products like air conditioners and refrigerators which basically emphasises the power saving efficiency of the products. Similar star rating labels are soon to be introd...

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

First Kia Seltos rolls out of Anantapur plant

Kia Motors India has rolled out the production version of its first car for India, the Seltos, manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The first Kia Seltos was rolled off the asse...

BorgWarner’s EGR technology enables NOX reductions for Hyundai engines

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a major breakthrough: new guidelines regarding emissions require ever-cleaner and efficient engines. BorgWarner provides the Hyundai Motor Group with exhaust gas rec...

Kia Motors commences trial production at Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh

Kia Motors has commenced trial production at its manufacturing facility in Anantapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This signifies the completion of construction of the new 536-acre manufacturing facility. It also...

Hyundai, WayRay unveil next-generation visual technology

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech startup company WayRay AG, unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019.

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi hopes for record breaking show

As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its opening, the country’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is fast moving towards being completely sold-out. The trade fair is scheduled to take plac...

Kia Motors India, AP Govt sign MoU to drive future eco mobility

Kia Motors India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state of Andhra Pradesh to collaborate on the ‘Partnership for Future Eco Mobility’, The partnership reinforces Kia’s commitment to support th...

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...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

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...

Hyundai Motor winter test proves electrified vehicles in Swedish Lapland

At Hyundai Mobis Proving Ground in Sweden, just an hour’s drive away from the Article Circle, Hyundai Motor Company subjects its latest electrified vehicles to the most extreme sub-zero conditions. Rigorous testing ...

Hyundai showcases next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle- Nexo, Ioniq

Hyundai Motor showcased the next generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) – Hyundai Nexo and Global Electric Vehicle – Ioniq (Battery Powered) during the India Korea Business Summit 2018 held in New Delhi.

Mahindra and LG Chem collaborate for Li-ion battery technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group and LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries have announced a collaboration in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology...

Kia installs framework for its first manufacturing facility in India

Korean auto major Kia, installed the framework of its new manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The facility will be constructed over a sprawling 214 hectares and will cater to jobs for nearly 3,000 l...

Kia Motors India announces two senior management appointments

Kia Motors India (KMI) has appointed Manohar Bhat as Head of Marketing & Sales and Yong S. Kim as Executive Director, effective immediately. They will be a part of the core senior management team at KMI and will be ...

Samvardhana Motherson acquires MS Global India

Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL), the principal holding company of Samvardhana Motherson Group has announced that it has successfully acquired 100% of MS Global India Pvt Ltd (MSGI), from the Kore...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

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...

Sanjiv Gupta is new President & Managing Director of GM India

GM India has announced that President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem will hand over the reins of the company to Chief Financial Officer Sanjiv Gupta from September 1. Kazem, who will become president and CEO of G...

Hyundai CSR campaign to protect Indian heritage

Hyundai Motor India Ltd has launched the 3rd Phase of Happy Move - ‘Save Our Heritage’ CSR campaign. The campaign aims to educate and sensitise people about India’s rich heritage and take significant steps in preser...

KSS to purchase majority of Takata assets for $ 1.588 billion; Takata files for bakruptcy

Michigan (US) based Key Safety Systems (KSS), one of the leading brands in automotive safety systems, has reached an agreement in principle with the recall rocked Takata Corporation of Japan to sponsor a restructuri...

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...

Kia Motors to invest Rs 7072 crore in plant in Andhra Pradesh

South Korea’s leading car manufacturer Kia Motors is investing US $ 1.1 billion in India to build manufacturing plant in the state of Karnataka in South India. The construction of the Kia Motors manufacturing plant ...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

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...

Ssangyong Motor Signs LOI for JV with Shaanxi Automobile Group of China

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that as part of its effort to grow in China, the company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Shaanxi Automobile Group for a joint venture that ...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Dr. Pawan Goenka awarded 2016 FISITA Medal

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd and Chairman of the Board of SsangYong Motors, is the first Indian to receive the prestigious 2016 FISITA Medal of Honor, for his outstanding contribution to the global ...

DSK Benelli plant capacity to reach 100,000 units by 2017; TNT 600i is best seller

Shirish Kulkarni controlled DSK Motowheels the company that has collaborated with legendary Italian superbike manufacturer Benelli is all set to move into its own plant in Wai near Pune in Maharashtra by 2017 where ...

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...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

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.

Markus Sternberg is Vice President – Aftersales, GM India

General Motors India has announced the appointment of Markus Sternberg as Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India, effective January 1, 2016. With his rich experience of working across many countries and or...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

In order to address the grave problem of corrosion in the country, especially in vehicles and also those that operate in and around the coastal areas of the country, the International Zinc Association (IZA), in a jo...

DSK Hyosung enters Delhi market with new showroom

DSK Hyosung, a superbikes player in India, has set its foot in the country’s capital city of New Delhi with a superbike showroom ‘Urban Bykes’. The showroom was inaugurated by Shivapada Ray, COO, DSK Motowheels on ...

Dr Pawan Goenka is envoy of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea

Dr Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., was appointed Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea at a special ceremony which was held in Mumbai. He was conferred with this t...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Mong-Koo Chung meets Modi

Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development. This was stated in a press release i...

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...

Over 400 companies from 16 countries at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

The 2nd edition of India’s premium automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika New Delhi—began in New Delhi on February 26, 2015. More than 400 exhibitors from 12 countries are showcasing the latest in au...

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

Tata Zest launched in Nepal

Tata Motors recently announced the commercial launch of the Zest, a compact sedan in Nepal. With a start price of 24.5 lakh Nepali rupees, ex-showroom, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and 30.75 Lakh Nepali rupees...

Over 215 research papers to be presented at Pune auto tech meet

Over 215 research papers are expected to be presented at the 14th Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) to be held at the ARAI campus in Pune in the state of Maharashtra from January 21 to 24, 201...

Nagesh Basavanhalli quits Fiat Group India

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the current President and Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd. (FGAIPL), Nagesh Basavanhalli plans to leave the company. The Fiat Group India Automobiles Pvt. ...

Interview with Shivapada Ray, COO, DSK Motowheels

Established in 2012, DSK Motowheels, a part of the DSK Group (Diversified business group with a turnover of over Rs. 5000 crore) forayed into the growing automobile sector by entering the niche segment of powerful a...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Diesel holds sway in India, EU while China prefers gasoline

While worldwide gasoline or petrol engines are the most popular powertrain, in India and the European Union (EU), every second new car is a diesel. According to Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and ser...

Tata Autocomp, Katcon JV for exhaust systems

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp) and Katcon Global have signed a 50:50 Joint Venture agreement to provide exhaust systems and emission after-treatment systems

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, ...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

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...

Ravi Kant retires as Tata Motors’ Vice Chairman.

Veteran automotive industry leader Ravi Kant who was the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Tata Motors, retired from the Board of the Company on May 31, 2014. As per the company’s retirement policy, he had to retire on...

Bohra Rubber inks deal with Japan’s HKL

Bohra Rubber Pvt. Ltd (BRPL)., part of the Bohra Group that has been in existence since 1924 and has presence in diverse activities including car dealership and education institutes has entered into a technical coll...

Purdue University Honours for Venu Srinivasan

Meritor Inc. has introduced two new rear tandem axle ratios to meet the commercial vehicle industry’s demands for increased fuel efficiency. Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for p...

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...

igus celebrates 30th anniversary of “iglidur”

igus, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneers of plastic motion technology under the renowned brands the-chain Energy Chains Systems and dry-tech bearings, has announced the commemorative world tour of a retro...

Tata Motors ‘REVOTRON’ petrol engines

Tata Motors launched the REVOTRON Series, the next-generation petrol engine family that will power its future models in the passenger vehicle market. The company unveiled the first petrol engine from its REVOTRON se...

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...

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Interview with Viswanath S, Director, TE Connectivity India

TE Connectivity is the world’s largest passive electronic component manufacturer. We manufacture connectors which are used across a variety of applications wherever there is power and signal. We also have relays, se...

Unconfirmed news of spate of sack orders in GM

Rumours and unconfirmed news state that Rajeev Chaba, former Managing Director of GM India who is cu

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...

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

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

Sandhar inks tech collaboration with Jinyoung

Sandhar Technologies Ltd., a diversified auto component manufacturing company with multiple product

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)

Uno Minda, AMS ink tech license agreement

Leading Indian auto components manufacturer, Uno Minda, NK Minda Group (headquartered at Manesar, Ha

US$ 43.4 bn earned by industry in FY2011-12: ACMA

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry

Ssangyong domestic, export sales at 10,147 units

Ssangyong Motor, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 10,147 vehic

Mahindra opens technical centre in North America

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has inaugurated its new Technical Center in Troy, Michigan. This facilit

Karl Slym appointed as the new MD of Tata Motors

Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym as Managing Director.

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

Delphi to acquire FCI’s motorised vehicles dvsn.

Delphi Automotive has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations and has made a bind

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

Ssangyong Motor Company has announced that it had held a commemorative planting ceremony at its main

B. S. Seo appointed new MD of Hyundai India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has announced the appointment of Bo Shin Seo as the new Managing Dire

Chevrolet achieves best global sales in 2011

As Chevrolet enters its second century, it continues to become a more global brand, with more than 6

Interview with Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM

If you look at hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, the cost equation is not there as compared to conventional vehicles. To be more precise, the value proposition is not there in such non-polluting vehicles. So if I p...

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

Anand Mahindra appointed as honorary envoy

Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, has been appointed Honorary Amb

Lowell Paddock appointed GM India President & MD

Lowell Paddock has been appointed President and Managing Director of General Motors India, effective

Auto comp industry earns US$ 39.9 bn revenue

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, has announced

Maiden Formula 1 Indian GP ticket sale kicks off

The countdown to the F1 race in India has begun with JPSI commencing the ticket sale

Interview with Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

In the brand tracks we do, there is this question of how people perceive us on the technology front. There was this time around 1997-98 till around 2003 where our score on technology actually came down. When Marut...

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Tata Nano now in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become the first international market for the Tata Nano, with the people’s car being

Continental focuses on direct TPMS technology

International automotive supplier Continental recommends car manufacturers worldwide the consistent

Interview with Arvind Saxena, Director (Marketing and Sales) Member of Board, HMIL

We have finalised the plan for a diesel engine plant. We would manufacture all diesel engine requirement in India itself. I think by the second half of 2013 we should have a diesel engine being manufactured here. T...




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