Marquardt Group expands in India, launches global R&D Centre in Pune

Marquardt India, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems for automobiles and other sectors opened its global R&D centre in Pune. The centre with skilled engineers is...

Kalyani Powertrain to drive growth at Bharat Forge

Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd., is all set to drive the company’s vision for sustainable development, by investing in cutting-edge technologies. KPTL was founded i...

Mahle develops superior continuous torque electric motor

Automotive supplier Mahle has developed the most durable electric motor available. The traction motor, which is unique on the market, can run indefinitely with high performance. A new cooling concept makes this tech...

Lamborghini Urus achieves record 20,000 units in four years

Automobili Lamborghini has added a new record to its list with its super SUV Urus, as the best-selling model in the shortest time ever.

Jeep rolls out the all-new Meridian; bookings open at Rs 50,000

Jeep India has announced the start of production of the all-new Jeep Meridian from its JV manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon

Mahindra inaugurates state-of-the-art Mahindra SUV Proving Track

From silk saris to a silky smooth track for testing vehicles. The age-old city of Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is known for its magnificent temples and the exquisite silk wear that includes the traditional saris. Now...

From Willys military Jeep to electric tech, 80 years of Jeep brand

On July 15, 1941, the former Willys-Overland Co. signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to begin production of the first military Jeep vehicle. Eighty years later, the Jeep brand thrives around the world wit...

TVS Srichakra enters Europe two-wheeler tyre market with Eurogrip brand

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the European market with its new range of Eurogrip two-wheeler tyres customised to meet the E...

Jeep Wrangler SUV is now assembled in India

Just one month after the comprehensive go-local strategy was announced by Jeep brand, Jeep India has commenced local assembling of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler in its Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility.

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...

Polaris India appoints Lalit Sharma as new Country Manager; Pankaj Dubey moves on

Pankaj Dubey, who was at the helm of affairs of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Inc., since its inception for around 10 years, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. In his p...

JLR acquires all-terrain performance specialist Bowler in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors owned company, has acquired Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars, parts and rally raid vehicles.

Goodyear new range of tyres for cars & SUVs

Goodyear India has launched two new products Assurance DuraPlus 2 and Wrangler AT SilentTrac for the Indian market. Assurance Duraplus 2 range of tyres are designed for small-to-mid-sized passenger cars and Wrangler...

BMW Group presents vision of intelligent connectivity

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group presented its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobi...

Honda creates new categories of technology

Honda showcased a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019 that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company featured demonstratio...

Hyundai walking car concept is the future of  first responder industry

Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane...

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 ...

William Dwaine Jungen and  V.Jaskirat Singh Nagra - Directors, IronScorpion HMV

This interview with William Dwaine Jungen, Director,and V.Jaskirat Singh Nagra, Director, IronScorpion HMV was  recorded in February 2018 during the Auto Expo 2018. 
Because of unavoidable c...

Dana demonstrates truck, all-wheel drive and electric gearbox technologies

Dana Incorporated recently showcased its advanced driveline solutions to global automotive manufacturers during its winter test events in Arjeplog, Sweden, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tests demonstrate...

Kinetic Green, Lamborghini family of Italy form joint venture

Pune based Kinetic Group’s company Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Ltd signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini to jointly set up a new joint venture company in India (i...

Stanadyne debuts innovative, low-cost diesel and gasoline fuel systems

Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, has debuted two new fuel systems that offer a differentiated approach for small engines to meet BS VI emissions at th...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

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...

Indian Auto Component industry turnover at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore

The turnover of the Indian auto component industry stood at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore (USD 43.5 billion) for the period April 2016 to March 2017, registering a growth of 14.3 per cent over the previous year and a CAGR of ...

Vimal Sumbly - Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India

Roy P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, in an interview with Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd at the launch of the Triumph all-new Street Scrambler at the Aamby Valley in Pune, Maharas...

Michelin launches new LTX Force SUV tyres in India

Tyre major Michelin has launched the new LTX Force an SUV tyre series in India. The tyre manufacturer has highlighted top qualities of the tyre being durability, superior road grip and high traction in off-road cond...

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

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

BKT launches 2-wheelers tyres; to be outsourced initially

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), known for their off-highway tyres announced its entry into the two wheeler tyre space for the Indian market. The tyres will initially be outsourced by the company and within six mo...

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...

Ashish Gupta - Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine, the Founder and Director of Cougar Motorsport Ashish Gupta talks about the prestigious off roading event Rain Forest Challenge that his company has been...

TVS Eurogrip showcases flotation radial tyres at Reifen 2016

TVS Srichakra, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has showcased its new product range - flotation radial off-road tyres and a select range of the two-wheeler tyres at the Reifen 2016, Germany.

Isuzu Motors inaugurates new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh; Launches V-Cross

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. (IMI) was inaugurated by Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The new generation Isuzu D-Max V-...

Siddhartha Lal - MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.

In an interview with Joshua David :Luther, Special Correspondent, Motown India magazine, Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.explains what the real reason behind ...

GKN reveals ‘torque vectoring’ eAxle technology for next-gen hybrids

GKN has developed new electric "torque-vectoring" axle technology that will make next generation hybrid vehicles more dynamic. The technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains o...

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...

Stanadyne launches EcoForce, a high-tech fuel injection system	in India

Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems has launched EcoForce. This is a next generation diesel fuel system developed for the below 50 horsepower engine market. E...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

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...

TVS Srichakra unveils new brand identity, logo

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporters of two and three wheeler tyres and Off-Road Tyres in India, unveiled its new brand identity and logo at a press conference in Chennai. Embarking into the n...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

Mahindra’s Automotive Sector rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, t...

Tenneco opens 4th Monroe brand store in India

Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd. has announced the opening of its fourth Monroe Brand Store at Hyderabad in Telangana State. Prior to this, Tenneco has opened stores in Mumbai, Ghaziabad near Delhi and Guwahati. Th...

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

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors

As we announced in July this year, we will launch the Gurkha next month in September 2014. Therefore we thought of the RFC in August. If we win the RFC there will be nothing like it. We have in the meantime learned ...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

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...

Yokohama India mud -terrain off-roading tyres.

Japan-based tyre maker Yokohama India has introduced “Mud –Terrain (M/T+)” tyres in the “Geolandar” series. These tyres have been specifically designed for serious off-roading. Technically speaking, these Geolandar ...

TVS tyre is showcased at Reifen 2014, Germany.

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a company that manufactures and exports a large range of off-road tyres in India, recently showcased its latest Agri Radial Tyre ‘Tigertrac’ at an international tyre show in Germany. The tyres tha...

Continental acquires Emitec shares from GKN

Germany based automotive components major Continental has strengthened its systems competencies in the field of drivetrain technologies. The company intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec Gesellschaft ...

Osram LED lights for bestseller Ford F-150

One of America's legendary pickup trucks, and the biggest seller in the USA, is now blazing the pioneer trail in lighting thanks to Osram, leading light manufacturer from Germany. The 2015 model of the Ford F-150 wi...

Land Rover developing an ‘Invisible’ car tech

We have all heard of the Invisible Man. Now we have an invisible car. Well not completely but pioneering technology is being developed to give Land Rover drivers a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the f...

Volvo Penta CEO to launch 2 new engines in India

Volvo Penta, a member of the Volvo group and a global leader in the off-road and powergen engine business, has announced the launch of two new CPCB Stage II power generation engines. The engines will be launched in ...

Borgwarner completes acquisition of Wahler

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalised its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG. Wahler produces exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes as well as engine thermostats for both on- and off-roa...

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...

Scania inaugurates manufacturing facility in India

Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) announced plans to manufacture about 2,500 heavy haulage tru

Continental to display low-cost ABS at EICMA show

With the MK 100 MAB, the international automotive supplier Continental has developed a new anti-lock

Polaris off- road ambulance for Indian terrains

Now people living in inhospitable terrains can look forward to timely medical help, thanks to a new

JLR opens engineering centre in Dubai

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to conduct extreme hot wea

Interview with Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

Interview with Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

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

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

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...

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

Off-road champion Polaris ties up with Eicher

Eicher Motors Ltd has entered into a joint agreement on July 23, 2012 with Polaris Industries Inc

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

Auto comp industry earns US$ 39.9 bn revenue

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

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

Interview with Abhijit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Tenneco is also looking at big growth in the next 5 years. And that growth is essentially coming a lot from our emissions business which because of the fact that emission standards are being tightened and broadened ...

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima Construck range

Tata Motors has announced the launch of Tata Prima Construck range in India

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award

Gulf Oil rolls out Universal Tractor Transmission

MUMBAI: Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd; has launched “Gulf UTTF, Universal Tractor Transmission Fluid” a h

Gulf Oil rolls out Universal Tractor Transmission

MUMBAI: Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd; has launched “Gulf UTTF, Universal Tractor Transmission Fluid” a h

UK top official visits JLR headquarters

The UK Business Secretary Dr. Vince Cable today visited Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters to experien




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