Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

Hyundai Motor India rolls out 10 millionth car from Chennai plant

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), achieved a production milestone by rolling out its 10 millionth car from its manufacturing facility in near Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Nissan Magnite exported to Nepal, Indonesia, South Africa

Nissan India has announced the exports of the all-new Nissan Magnite in Indonesia, South Africa and Nepal. Since the launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite in December 2020, Nissan India has produced 15,010 sub-compac...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

Suzuki's Gujarat Plant reaches 1 million units production milestone

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles in India, has achieved accumulated automobile production of 1 million units on October 21, 2020.

Studds sets up Asia's biggest helmet manufacturing facility in Haryana

Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeler helmets (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has commenced operations at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Faridabad in Har...

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...

1 millionth Maruti Suzuki car exported from Gujarat’s Mundra Port

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has achieved the milestone of one millionth car exports from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. An Oxford Blue colour popular sedan Dzire left for Chile from Mundra. Mundra por...

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

Bajaj Auto launches new brand identity -The World’s Favourite Indian

Building on its ‘Hamara Bajaj’ roots, two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd released its new brand identity as “The World’s Favourite Indian” to announce its transition from a domestic scooter maker to a global mo...

ABB showcases the Terra HP fast-charging system

For the first time in India, ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system, which can power up a car for 200 km in just a single charge in just 8 minutes. It is ideally suited for highway rest stops and petrol sta...

Sumitomo Corporation buys 49% stake in Mukand Sumi Special Steel

Sumitomo Corporation has brought a 49% stake for Rs 1180.99 Cr in the joint venture company, Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited, a leading specialty steel supplier for the fast growing automotive and engineering indu...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

14th Auto Expo 2018 Components show kicks off in New Delhi

The Automobile and Auto Components industry in India is leading the manufacturing sector and is a major part of the Make in India Initiative. This was stated by Anant Gangaram Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

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...

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...

ZF showcases range of products at Excon 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, participated in Excon 2017 an International Construction Equipment and Construction Technol...

MG Motor takes over GM India’s Halol facility; To invest upwards of Rs 2,000 crore

The erstwhile car manufacturing plant of General Motors India in Halol, Gujarat was taken over by MG Motor, a UK based company. The Halol facility will now be the manufacturing plant for MG Motor. The company announ...

Modi, Japanese PM Abe inaugurate Suzuki lithium ion battery plant

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart from Japan Shinzo Abe have inaugurated the Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited's vehicle manufacturing facilities and lithium ion battery manufacturing facili...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

JSW Energy to invest Rs 4000 cr in e-vehicles, energy storage systems business

JSW Energy Limited, part of the JSW Group and a growing energy company is planning to launch its own electric vehicle by 2020. The company is keen to enter into electric vehicles, energy storage systems and associat...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

E-Vehicles to increase power sector’s viability, says Feedback Consulting

Environmental experts in India have long been debating on the several positives that could emerge as a result of electric vehicles being encouraged on roads vis-a-vis the conventional IC run vehicles. But now for th...

Honda’s Tapukara plant begins to pay rich dividends

Honda Cars India’s “Make in India” initiative is beginning to pay rich dividends not only in its car business but also in its car parts business. A visit to one of its plants in Rajasthan clearly indicated that the ...

Suzuki, Toshiba, Denso to invest Rs 1185 crore in Li-ION battery plant in India

While Tesla, the US based electric car maker which has its own lithium ion battery plant, is still to decide its India entry despite an open invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japan’s Suzuki Motor...

Industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo launched for Rs.5 lakh onwards

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. has launched India's first industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo in the capital for a price range of Rs.5 - 7 lakh. TAL Brabo comes in two variants, w...

Minoru Kato new President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced top management change in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) with Minoru Kato being appointed as new President & CEO of HMSI with effect from April 1, 2017.

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity in India

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited has inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chen...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

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...

ACMA organises iAutoConnect 2016 - International Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet

With the objective to enhance component exports globally, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of the Indian auto component manufacturers, with support of Mi...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

‘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...

50,000th BMW rolls out of BMW plant in Chennai

BMW Plant Chennai has rolled out the 50,000th car locally produced in India.The all-new BMW 7 Series received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the ...

Ban on diesel vehicle not going to achieve desired objective of reducing pollution: SIAM

Citing a study conducted by IIT Kanpur, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has stated that the Supreme Court ban in the NCR on cars with diesel engines of 2000 cc and above will not result in the...

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

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.

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

Hyundai Creta wins ICOTY 2016 award

Hyundai Motor India Ltd won the Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the Creta SUV model. With this win, Hyundai Motor India has won three ICOTY awards successively for its products: Creta, Elite i20 and Gr...

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...

Deepak Jain - Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd

In an interview with Motown India, Deepak Jain, Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd said that 

Prasan Firodia - MD, Force Motors India

In an interview with Motown India, Prasan Firodia, MD, Force Motors India says, "Make in India

Claude d’Gama Rose - MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd

Claude d’Gama Rose, MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd, in an interview with Motown India said "The most motiv...

Rajesh Poddar - Director, Paracoat Products Ltd

In an interview with Motown India, Rajesh Poddar, Director, Paracoat Products Ltd, says, "If I look at the...

Vivek Jindal - Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda)

In an interview with Motown India, Vivek Jindal, Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda), stated that 

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...

Sanjeev Taparia - Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries

In an interview with Motown India, Sanjeev Taparia, Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries said that the moment his...

Dharmesh Arora - President & CEO,  Schaeffler India

Nirmal K Minda  - CMD, Uno Minda

Nirmal K Minda CMD, Uno Minda, speaks to P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. "

Nishant Arya - Executive Director, JBM Group

Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group, in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, talks of the importance of 

Rahul Jain, - Director, FIEM Industries Ltd

Dinesh Tyagi - Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology

Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India says ...

Rohit Saboo - President & CEO, National Engineering Industries

Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries says in an interview with P.Tharyan, Motown India that <...

Pankaj Kapoor - Deputy Managing Director, Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd

Pankaj Kapoor, Deputy Managing Director, Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, notes that Make ...

Rajesh Jain - Managing Director, Neolite ZKW

Rajesh Jain, MD, Neolite ZKW, speaks to P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India about ‘Make in India’ and what it means to business leaders like...

Merc’s Roland Folger gets off to a “Make in India” start

Mercedes Benz India’s “Make in India” initiative could not have got off to a more promising start now that the Indian government has decided to buy 55 top of the range E 250 CDI luxury sedans. The luxury car maker h...

3,000 Chevrolet Beat cars shipped to Mexico

General Motors India (www.chevrolet.co.in) announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and are expected to arrive i...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

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...

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...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

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...

General Motors to make fresh investment of US $1 billion in India

In a major announcement by General Motors in India that is bound to have far reaching implications on the fortunes and growth of the company in the country, the US based auto giant has confirmed that it will make US...

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...

Auto Component Industry grows by 11pc in FY 14-15

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the fiscal 2014...

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...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers plans 6.4 million capacity by 2016

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at Nars...

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.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

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...

M&M, Automotive Skills Development Council sign MoU

SUV major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), a skill development council for the Automotive Sector. Under the aegis...

Theft proofing vehicles in India: Varroc-Scorpion JV

Varroc, one of India’s leading auto component manufacturers from India, has now officially collaborated with the UK based company Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd., a very well trusted brand in vehicular securities. Bot...

Luman Automotive Systems, Hengst of Germany forge JV

Luman Automotive Systems, manufacturers of automotive lighting and electrical components as well as engine induction air filtration systems, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hengst SE & Co.KG, a leadi...

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...

ACMA wish list for Budget 2015-16

With an aspiration to cross the USD 100 billion mark and to have at least five Indian suppliers amongst top-global-hundred by 2020, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body for the In...

Yokohama begins commercial production in Haryana

Tyre manufacturer Yokohama India started their first phase of commercial production in India at their plant in HSIIDC, Bahadurgarh - Haryana. The current manufacturing capacity of the plant in Haryana is 2000 tyres ...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...




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