DETEL STORY: Phones, televisions & now an electric 2 wheeler for masses

Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO & Managing Director of SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd is someone who has been fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the masses. From being a seller of SIM cards, branded mobile phones and ele...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

Coronavirus can disrupt India’s automotive supply chain, says ICRA

The domestic automotive industry is likely to be negatively impacted due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across China and neighbouring countries in South-East Asia.

NEI aims investment of Rs  100 crores; launches needle bearing

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the CK Birla Group, launched ‘needle bearing’ as a part of its comprehensive range of bearings at Auto Expo Components 2020 in New Delhi.

CK Birla owned NEI acquires Kinex Bearings in Europe

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the USD 2.4 billion diversified CK Birla Group, announced the acquisition of Kinex Bearings through its wholly owned European subsidiary. Kinex Bearings is an inter...

Bosch develops In-car, camera-based life-saver

How many of us have experienced a momentary loss of attention while driving a car? It could have been a micro seconds shut eye, it could have been a distraction where you may have taken your eyes off the road like l...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

Steer Introduces self-parking technology to Las Vegas

Set against the backdrop of CES 2019, STEER took its Level-4, highly autonomous and cyber-secure parking solution to Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin. Located just twenty minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown...

Isuzu Motors India opens Regional Training Centre in New Delhi

Isuzu Motors India inaugurated a new ‘Regional Training Centre’ in New Delhi. Located at Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, the new training centre will impart comprehensive training to the service personnel includi...

Continental unveils Thermal Management solutions at global expo in China

At the Global Future Mobility Conference & Expo 2018 in the Hangzhou International Expo Center from September 20-23,2018 technology company Continental unveiled Thermal Management solutions within a personal exchang...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

Isuzu Motors India rolls out 10,000th vehicle from SriCity plant

Isuzu Motors India rolled out the 10,000th vehicle from its factory located in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The company rolled-out an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross from its assembly line marking the milestone and commitment to th...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

Rohit Saboo AT 2017 57TH SIAM ANNUAL CONVENTION - President and CEO, NEI

At the 57th SIAM Annual Convention we talk to Rohit Saboo, ...

Continental tightens screw on fuel evaporation

Gasoline fuel is not only highly combustible, it also evaporates easily. The fumes – which contain benzene – pose a health hazard when inhaled and in combination with sunlight and exhaust gases they can cause photo...

Skoda Auto, Tata Motors call off talks on partnership

For lack of technical or economic synergies, leading automotive players Skoda Auto and Tata Motors Ltd have ended their detailed negotiations on a strategic partnership. Skoda has assessed and evaluated a potential ...

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

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Bajaj Auto first to comply with BS IV emission norms

Bajaj Auto has announced that it is ready to comply with EPCA’s direction of neither selling nor registering any pre – BS IV vehicle from April 1, 2017. The company announced that all its two and three-wheelers manu...

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for  quality management

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for quality management

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President and CEO, National Engineering Industries (NEI)

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President and CEO, National Engineering Industries (NEI)

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 ...

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new R$750m (UK Pounds 240m / Rs 2374 crore) manufacturing facility and Education Business Partnership Centre in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the fir...

Bosch lambda sensors, the exhaust gas supervisor turns 40

It’s now been 40 years since Bosch lambda sensors have been controlling exhaust in vehicles. Bosch parts range provides lambda sensors in original-equipment quality for almost any vehicle. Basically, Lambda sensors ...

Interview with Sanjeev Taparia,Senior Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries Ltd

We are a leading bearing company in India and the way technology requirement are moving, we are displaying two products which are very interesting. One is about wheel bearings. We have introduced a product known as ...

Interview with YK Taneja & S M Hussain, President & Vice President, JSK Bearings Company (P) Ltd

In bearings the technology that we follow is of SKF and NBC. All these bearings are made from bearings steel SAE 52100. We use the same balls and rollers which the other big bearings manufacturers of the country are...

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

Continental’s Vehicle-to-X technology can save lives

At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the international automotive supplier Continental will be presenting a Left-turn Assist based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology (ideal for left hand drive vehicles aborad) in the ou...

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,...

Interview with Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India

Triumph Motorcycles India, a subsidiary of UK based Triumph Motorcycles has every reason to be excited about its debut in India. For a superbike manufacturer, selling 1326 units in fiscal 2014-15 has come as a pleas...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Shell to co-engineer design, build concept city car

Apple is not alone in the world, trying its hand on making cars. Global lubricants giant Shell is planning an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The company is doi...

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.

A new “Effortless...Everywhere” Roll-Royce being developed

Uber luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that it will develop an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose. This motor car will be Effortless...Everywhere. This car will ...

Human-robot cooperation in Audi plant in Germany

Generally at an automobile plant you often get to see robots working their full potential away from any human interference or proximity. No, they are not discriminated, it’s just the way robots work. But now at Audi...

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Limited (NEI)

National Engineering Industries Limited (NEI) is the flagship company of the CK Birla Group. NEI was founded in 1946 by renowned industrialist B M Birla, under the name of ‘National Bearing Company Limited’.

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 ...

Rohit Saboo - President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine talks to Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Ltd. about the company's expansion plans and the setting up of its fourth bearings plant in India.

Continental unveils smartphone integration in cars

Smartphones and driving usually do not go hand in hand. Despite the many bans in place, one can spot people using their smartphones while driving. Safety stipulates that drivers use the vehicle's onboard controls to...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 3744 cr in Hungary

Apollo Tyres will be setting up a greenfield facility in Eastern Europe in Hungary. According to an Apollo Tyres press release, Hungary was chosen after a consideration of various factors over some of the neighbouri...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

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...

Modi wins; Auto industry expectations are high

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 283 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress party, till recently the ruling party at the Centre came a very distant second with a mere 43 seats. With Narender Modi soon to take ...

Continental new systems for driver assistance

International automotive supplier Continental has presented new systems for driver assistance and vehicle connectivity in city traffic at the midterm event of the research initiative UR:BAN (Urban Space: User orient...

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...

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

Maruti seeks minority shareholder view on Gujarat

Though not required by law, the Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) in a meeting held on March 15, 2014 has decided to seek minority shareholders’ approval as stipulated in Section 188 of the Co...

Zytek e-drive in Yamaha MOTIV.e

Yamaha’s new MOTIV.e city car concept, shown at the Tokyo motor show, is powered by an advanced electric drive from Zytek that employs a range of new design approaches to minimise the cost, weight and size of the po...

JLR to build £ 240 million facility in Brazil

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has announced that it will be est

Magneti Marelli new lighting plant in Malaysia

A new Magneti Marelli automotive lighting plant for the production of headlamps and rear lights for

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 Samit Mitra, Vice President-Sales and Services, Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd.

Unlike cosmetics or garments, the battery industry is a wee bit conservative in popularising its products. This is because our customers make are not making a pleasure-seeking purchase, but a harassment one. So we h...

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

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

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Mercedes-Benz sets up its mega workshop in Mumbai

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated the largest ever workshop by any luxury car manufacturer in India

Cut petrol, diesel price differential: SIAM

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has asked Government to reduce the differentia

Interview with Sumit Sawhney, Vice President (Marketing, Sales and Aftersales), General Motors India

a few of our international models are available in LHD configurations. That’s always a challenge. But from a performance point of view, we have the relevant models like the Cruze in India. It has been the segment le...

Interview with Rajesh Poddar, Director-Business Development, Paracoat Products Limited

we do have plans to bring in new concept vehicles in India, which include bigger ambulances, bigger caravans, Our collaborators in Japan has got a design bearing two bedrooms and a living room in a bus. So those thi...

Interview with Sanjay Singh, Vice President—Corporate Planning, Hero Motors

The automotive industry growth does not in any way affect the sales in the cycle industry. The two industries are not linked in any way when it comes to demand for the products. The two industries cater to two diffe...

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...

NEI unveils new brand identity

National Engineering Industries (NEI), a pioneer in the bearing manufacturing industry in India,

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

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

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Yamaha organizes Riding Clinic for the second time

India Yamaha Motor has recently organised the second edition of the Riding Clinic in association wit

NTN Corporation’s 2nd production base established

NTN Corporation’s 2nd production base established

Interview with Jnaneswar Sen, Vice President, Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

We were the first to bring the hybrid technology into the country when we launched the Honda Civic hybrid in 2008. Our learning from that was the civic hybrid generated huge interests in the market. There was a huge...

Cummins India builds 3 plants for Rs 500 cr

Cummins in India has inaugurated its 300-acre project at Phaltan

Sonalika to invest Rs 100 crore to expand capacity

International Tractors Limited has decided to invest Rs 100 cr to maximise its production capacity

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

Apollo Tyres introduces its CV brand abroad

Apollo Tyres has formally introduced some of its best-performing comm vehicle tyres in Bangaladesh

Interview with Gaurav Saxena, Director- Sales & Marketing, International Cars & Motors Ltd.(ICML)

The major share of revenues within the Sonalika group comes from the tractor business. Which contributes as much as 85 to 90 per cent. We have a common plant for engine and transmissions. A lot of body parts are bei...

Hyundai receives EEPC award

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the largest passenger car exporter and second largest ca




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