Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

Satoshi Uchida is Head of Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), announced the appointment of Satoshi Uchida as the new company head. As a part of the SMC’s global revamp, Satoshi Uchida succeeded Koichiro Hirao with effect from May 1, 2...

Oxygen, medical help pour in from Indian auto companies among shut downs

The Indian auto industry is going all out to help the country in production of oxygen, even as it is grappling with woes at its own end. India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is among the companies that have decided to suspend m...

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

 Kia unveils new corporate logo and global brand slogan

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a ...

Luxury Ride expects 60pc revenues from online sales of pre-owned luxury cars

With social distancing the norm of the day during the prevailing covid-19 pandemic, Luxury Ride, a growing chain of pre-owned luxury cars, announced that it is expecting as much as 60% of all its revenues to come fr...

Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

FCA suspends production in India in response to COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) together with Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, announced that it will work with the Government to temporarily ...

From candle light to digital light, automotive lighting with Mercedes-Benz

Believe it or not, in 1886 the world’s first cars were equipped with candle lights. More than a century later, modern cars of today are equipped with digital lights. Mercedes-Benz takes you through this journey of t...

Honda Cars India registers degrowth of 51pc in domestic sales in Aug 2019 at 8,291 units

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 8,291 units in August 2019 whereas the number of export units stood at 227. The company had sold 17,020 units in domestic market in August 2018. The ...

AMG Corporation unveils new identity of its flagship brand Premier Plus

After a decade of operations, AMG Corporation has revamped the logo of its flagship brand Premier Plus to consolidate and grow its position in the automotive aftermarket industry. Premier Plus is a specialist in rub...

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...

SEG Automotive expects huge demand for SC60 Start/Stop starter motor

SEG Automotive, the pioneers of Start/Stop technology in vehicles, is confident that its new extra-compact SC60 Start/Stop starter motor it will be able to conquer developing markets like India and China, since it p...

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...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Shriram Transport Finance inks MoU with HPCL

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Ltd (STFC), has inked an MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) to offer credit based fuel filling services to its customers on digital platform.

Total Hi-Perf lubricant launched for motorcycle segment

Total, a leading international Oil and Gas Company has launched in India a new range of automotive lubricant called ‘Total Hi-Perf’ for the motorcycle segment. Total’s widespread expertise in moto racing has resulte...

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...

Lithium Urban Technologies target Delhi with its e-cabs

Delhi, one of the most polluted cities of the world, has a reason to breathe easy. Lithium Urban Technologies, India's first all electric solution to corporate needs has recognised Delhi as their newest market. Lith...

Mahindra Electric unveils roadmap for making next gen electric vehicles

Mahindra Electric, manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and a part of the Mahindra Group, has unveiled a comprehensive technology and product roadmap, leading to the next generation of electric vehicles, which the...

Mahesh Babu S - CEO, Mahindra Electric

Interview with Mahesh Babu S, CEO, Mahindra Electric. Interviewer Roy P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. Babu talks at length about the e20Plus, the electric car from Mahindra Electric with four doors. He also talks a...

Punjab is first state to implement automated driver license test tracks

In an age defined by technology, India is also slowly yet surely progressing towards modernisation of its systems and governance. Punjab has been a witness to such a wave of progress after the state implemented the ...

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 ...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket at ACMA Automechanika

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is showcasing the best of its mobility solutions business at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi which began in the Capital on February 26, 2015 and will continue till March 1, 2015.

Arvind Mathew is new CEO of Mahindra Reva

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced that Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva would be moving to a new and diversified role within the Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Arvind Mathew as the inc...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

No policy initiative to encourage electric vehicle makers, admits Govt

Hats off to companies like Mahindra Reva and Hero Electric for pursuing their dreams to bring about a greener world and encourage the use of electric vehicles in India. Because the government has now admitted that i...

Gadkari hails SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has stated that the proposed SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement has wider scope for movement of all types of vehicles across Saarc member States and will b...

No more an ‘Advantage’, it’s a Hyundai ‘Promise’

Formerly it was an ‘Advantage’, now it’s a Promise from Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) which has put together its used-car business under the brand name “H-PROMISE” globally. Earlier known as “Hyundai Advantage”, H-...

Bridgestone India to expand Pune plant capacity

Bridgestone India, the domestic arm of the global tyre major, Bridgestone corporation is contemplating on revamping its capacity at its manufacturing plant in Pune. The company is planning to achieve a production of...

Glohh lights up original Range Rover Sport

The first generation Range Rover Sport has been given a facelift - or a tail-lift - thanks to a revolutionary and robust new custom taillight. Specialist UK-based automotive light manufacturer Glohh has announced th...

New Bosch R&D centre : Plans Rs 1200 cr investment

New Bosch R&D centre inaugurated: Plans Rs 1200 cr investment Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has inaugurated a Research & Technology Centre in India and announced a planned investment ...

Mahindra Reva allies with Carzonrent

Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent, leaders in cab rental industry announced a strategic partnership to la

Mahindra Reva and Vodafone announce partnership

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., and Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Mahindra Reva inaugurates its new plant

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility

Mahindra Reva signs R&D MoUs with govt of Victoria

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra Reva) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Tata Autocomp Systems & Gujarat govt ink MOU

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp), one of India’s leading automotive components

ACMA & JD Power present a new Study

ACMA has unveiled a joint study by M/s JD Power Asia Pacific presenting ‘Insights into Supplier-OEM

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Premier rolls out 3 high-tech CNC machines

Premier Ltd. (formerly known as Premier Automobiles Ltd.), showcased three new CNC machines

Exim Bank extends loan of Rs 50 crore to Mahindra

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has tied-up with the Export-Import Bank of India

Mahindra rejects ‘invalid’ US order

MUMBAI: Mahindra and Mahindra announced that it had received and was rejecting an invalid order for

Mahindras finally get cosy with SsangYong

MUMBAI: For the Mahindras, it’s yet another feather in its cap. Going the Tata way of acquiring auto




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