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...

FADA wants clarity on Non-Disclosure Agreement for Ford India dealers

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex body representing the Indian auto retail industry has among its several demands to the government sought clarity on the Non-Disclosure Agreement (ND...

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...

Jyoti Malhotra appointed as Managing Director Volvo Car India

Volvo Cars India has announced that Jyoti Malhotra has been appointed as Managing Director of the company. Forty nine year old Jyoti Malhotra will be the first Indian to head Volov Cars in India. Jyoti, currently se...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

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...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India extends partnership with Shriram Automall India

Pioneering in pre-owned two-wheeler business with ‘Best Deal’ outlets, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd announced the extension of its partnership with Shriram Automall India Ltd, unit of Shriram Transport ...

Tata Motors to ramp up Sanand facility; 100% capacity utilisation

To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors announced its ramp up plans for the Sanand plant. Operating at 100% capacity utilisation currently, the plant has so far rolled o...

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...

89% auto sales in India are digitally influenced: Google & Kantar TNS Report

Google India, along with Kantar TNS, released a comprehensive report on the influence of digital on the decision-making journey of an automobile shopper. The report titled “The Drive to Decide” states that in 2017, ...

Charles Frump new MD of Volvo Auto India

Volvo Cars has appointed Charles Frump as the new Managing Director to head its India operations. He assumed the new role and office from October 3, 2017 onwards. His predecessor Tom von Bonsdorff completed his tenu...

Arun Malhotra of Nissan India is now its Corporate Advisor

Effective October 1, 2017, Arun Malhotra, current Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. He will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) regi...

Anurag Mehrotra at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Ford India

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Anurag Meh...

Volvo Auto India MD Tom von Bonsdorff completes tenure in India

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India has completed his tenure in India and has decided to pursue a new assignment within the Volvo Group in his home country Finland. Volvo Auto India will soon make...

Arun Malhotra - MD, Nissan Motor India

Arun Malhotra, MD, Nissan Motor India says his company is banking big time on the new redi-GO with the 1 litre engine. He speaks to Roy P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India

Volvo Auto India strengthens senior management team

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo Cars has announced three new senior management team appointments in India. In the new organisational structure, Nalin Jain takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer while Jyoti...

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 ...

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...

With redi-GO by its side, Datsun becomes India’s fastest growing car brand

The small and affordable cars from Datsun are beginning to get popular in India and leading this race is the recently launched redi-GO. In fact, Datsun was the fastest growing car brand in India in June, recording s...

JK Tyre completes acquisition of Kesoram Industries tyre unit

With the acquisition of CIL, JK Tyre will have additional capacity of truck & bus radials, an important and high growth segment, where it is already the market leader. It will also provide JK Tyre entry into the fa...

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in major ICC partnership deal

Nissan (www.nissan.in) has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan ...

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...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

SAMIL plans 60 automalls all over India soon

India’s one-stop destination for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) has been on an aggressive expansion drive. While focussing largely on South India, the company reported maxim...

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...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

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.

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...

Honda ties up with Shriram Automall to sell pre-owned motorcycles

One of the fastest growing manufacturers in the two-wheeler segment in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced their exclusive tie-up with Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL). The initia...

Inter-college Effi-Cycle 2014 concludes

The Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEIndia) Northern section successfully conducted “Effi-Cycle 2014”, an inter college event on design and fabrication of an environment friendly human cum electric power dr...

Honeywell turbo in Zest petrol engine

The new Tata Revotron 1.2T petrol engine recently launched in the 2014 Tata Zest, owes its turbo technology to Honeywell Turbo Technologies. The company has partnered with Tata Motors to develop their first ever pet...

Hindustan Univ, VW sign MoU on advanced course

Hindustan University and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited have signed an MoU to offer Advanced Diploma Course in Autotronics in Chennai, India. This unique course will be offered for the first time in I...

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...

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

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 Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

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 ...

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

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...

Tata Motors launches Divo Luxury Coach and Starbus

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

Bosch India to invest Rs.2,200 crores in 2012-13

Reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market, the Bosch Group in India - a leading manufacturer

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...

Ford India breaks ground on new site in Gujarat

Ford India broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand

Royal Enfield to set up its 2nd plant in Chennai

Royal Enfield, which has undertaken to expand its current production capacity owing to the growing

JK Tyre Truck Wheels Service Centre in Vijayawada

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd launched its first state of the art Truck Wheels centre at Vijayawada

Gulf Oil and M&M roll out co-branded engine oil

Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd. and M&M launched their first-ever range of co-branded engine oils

Bridgestone announces its first OTR dealership

Bridgestone India Private Limited has introduced its steel-belted OTR Radial Tyre

Shriram Automall appoints Sameer Malhotra as CEO

Shriram Automall India Ltd appoints Sameer Malhotra as Chief Executive Officer

The Vespa Returns by 2012

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