Tata Motors signs MoU for potential acquisition of Ford India Sanand plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Gujarat (GoG) for the ...

Rahul Bajaj, the cowboy of Indian auto industry, is no more

Rahul Bajaj, the industrialist who minced no words in calling a spade a spade, is no more. He was the cowboy of Indian auto industry, who feared no one. Rahul Bajaj, who was ailing for some time, breathed his last o...

National Highway for EV, NHEV. NITI Aayog, Battery Swapping, electric mobility battery standardisation.

The National Highway for EV (NHEV) Working Group members met Advisor NITI Aayog Sudhendu J Sinha (Infrastructure, Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility) and discussed the recently announced policy for ‘Batt...

Bajaj Auto to gain post simplified equity structure in Pierer Mobility

Bajaj Auto’s clout in the global motorcycle market, both in the conventional IC engine space as well as the electric two wheeler space, will increase considerably once the proposed simplified equity structure in the...

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

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...

8th EV Expo 2018 concludes successfully with new launches

Electric vehicle manufacturers like Gonenka Electric Motors, Mahindra Electric, ETO Motors, Soni E-vehicle, Altius Technologies, Geekay E-Bicycles, HIM Technoforge, Thukral Electric Bikes, Champion Polyplast and o...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Major organisational changes in Bajaj Auto; Rakesh Sharma is new CCO

Leading motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Auto has appointed Rakesh Sharma the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), a post newly created, with immediate effect. The announcement was made through in an internal comm...

JK Tyre & Industries appoints Rajiv Prasad as President (India Operations)

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing la...

Dr. Abhay Firodia appointed President, SIAM

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors has been appointed President of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

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...

Maruti Suzuki partners with Uber to create safe driving

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) announced its partnership with Uber India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein the company will train over 30,000 individuals/Uber partner-drivers in safe driving ov...

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...

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...

Harley Davidson India MD Anoop Prakash posted to Canada

Harley-Davidson India’s Managing Director, Anoop Prakash has reportedly moved on from his position which has now left the company’s Indian subsidiary without a leader. Anoop Prakash has led the company’s entry in...

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...

Rajiv Budhraja - D-G, ATMA

P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine interviews Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA). Budhraja talks at length about the issues confron...

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...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd awarded

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd., Pune received the BAL TPM Excellence Award from its customer Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) on May 13, 2014 at a vendor meet held in Pune. The award was given by Rajiv Bajaj, MD - BAL and P...

Ankush Arora of Tata Motors quits

Ankush Arora, Senior Vice President, Commercial , Tata Motors has put in his papers. His resignation has not come as a surprise to the industry as he was considered very close to the late Karl Slym, Managing Directo...

Autodesk unveils 2015 Design Suites in India

Autodesk, Inc. has announced the release of its Autodesk 2015 Design Suites in India, featuring tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services. The 2015 Design Suites offer customers the ability to collaborate, si...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Rajiv Bajaj says Union demands “entirely insane”

In a strongly worded message issued to the media on April 17, 2014 against his company’s union, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd has said the demands of the union are “entirely insane”. The union is...

Sonalika plans 2 assembly tractor plants in Africa

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) based Sonalika group International Tractors Ltd (ITL) is contemplating on establishing two more assembly plants in Africa, riding back on the success of exporting 6,000 units in that region. Acco...

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

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

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

We are in favour of free trade agreements with other nations provided they are on an equal level playing field. It should be both for raw material and finished products. But you cannot call it a fair treatment if yo...

Growing urbanisation a big challenge: Kamal Nath

Speaking at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi, Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban De

Carzonrent inducts a fleet of 90 Merc cars

Carzonrent, a mobility solutions company, purchased a fleet of 90 customized Mercedes-Benz cars

Fourth Porsche Centre in the country

Fourth Porsche Centre in the country

New Holland’s 150,000th tractor in India

NEW DELHI: New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd., a majority owned subsidiary of CNH Global (Case New H




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