Honda leads in 2 wheeler sales; Ola emerges leader in e-2wheelers: FADA

According to the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the 2W segment is yet to show signs of any revival as it remains a drag by falling as much as -14% in retail sales for the month of September 20...

ASDC Annual Conclave emphasises on building a skilling ecosystem

Speakers and participants at the Annual Conclave of the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, urged upon the need to reinvent people, places, and practices to embrace...

Vitesco Technologies inaugurates new Rs 240 cr Talegaon facility in Pune

Vitesco Technologies India Pvt Ltd, part of the Euros 8.3 billion Vitesco Technologies Group based in Regensburg, Germany and a leading international manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification sol...

Ralf Speth admitted as Fellow of The Royal Society

Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society. A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on June 2...

Yadvinder Singh Guleria is Chief Commercial Officer of Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield has announced the appointment of Yadvinder Singh Guleria as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Two wheeler retail sales take a hit in May 2022, says FADA

Retail sales of two wheelers, primarily comprising of IC engine powered vehicles, slumped in the month of May 2022 as compared to May 2019.

Yamaha Motor invests in Malbork, an EV service provider

Yamaha Motor Moto Business Service India (MBSI) announced its entry into the EV segment for 4 - wheeler asset management services by partnering with Malbork, a Bangalore based all electric sustainable energy powered...

Emkay sees 67% revenue growth for Tata Motors passenger vehicles

As per a research report released by Emkay Global Financial Services the overall revenue growth for companies (ex-Tata Motors) under coverage to remain flat YoY in Q3FY22, as volume growth was affected by temporary ...

Two-wheeler retail sales slide 20pc in December 2021: FADA

The Indian two-wheeler industry took a severe beating in domestic sales in the month of December 2021 as compared to December 2020 for a plethora of reasons that included high cost of ownership, bad rural sentiment,...

Royal Enfield Thailand CKD unit commences operations

Royal Enfield announced commencement of operations of its exclusive local assembly unit and CKD facility in Thailand, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing hubs. Set up in partnership with GPX, this an...

Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Pratap Bose lead Mahindra new Global Design Organisation

Mahindra Group has announced the appointment of Pratap Bose, a former senior employee of Tata Motors, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer to lead its newly formed Global Design organisation.

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...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

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...

Ralf Speth is TVS Motor Company Director, will succeed Venu Srinivasan as Chairman

TVS Motor Company has announced the appointment of global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors. The company further announced the appointment of Kuok Meng Xiong as an Independent D...

Royal Enfield, Yamaha, BMW buck failing 2w sales in Jan 2021

Barring companies like Royal Enfield, India Yamaha and BMW India, almost all two wheeler manufacturers in India registered a slump in sales in January 2021 as compared to January 2020. The growth for several compan...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

BMW Group India CEO Rudratej Singh (46) passes away

Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India passed away on April 20, 2020. The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise is yet to be ascertained, the company said in a press rele...

Royal Enfield sales dips (-) 41 per cent: fiscal sales down 16pc at 695947 units

Royal Enfield posted sales (both domestic and exports) of 35,814 motorcycles in the month of March 2020, against the sales of 60,831 motorcycles for the same month last year, thereby registering a minus (-) 41 per c...

Royal Enfield July 2019 domestic sales drop by 27pc

Royal Enfield posted sales of 54185 motorcycles in the month of July 2019, against the sales of 69063 motorcycles for the same month last year. This resulted in a drop of 21.54pc. In the domestic market the sales f...

Rudratej Singh appointed President & CEO, BMW Group India.

Rudratej Singh has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2019. Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh brings more than 25 years of experience and has held multiple leadersh...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

Royal Enfield announces Rs 800 crore for plant expansion in2018-19

Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-sized motorcycles, announced its planned capital expenditure of Rs 800 crore for the year 2018-19. The capex announced will include the commencement of construction of Phase-2...

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

Royal Enfield sales rises 16pc in December 2017 to 66,968 units

Royal Enfield, the makers of different kinds of motorcycles like the Continental GT, cruisers like the Thunderbird 350 and 500, a range of Classic and Bullet motorcycles and the Himalayan, has posted a strong sales ...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

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...

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Royal Enfield 3rd manufacturing facility begins commercial production

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has started commercial production from its new manufacturing facility at Vallam Vadagal near Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. Spread over 50 acres, the Vallam Vadagal plant will be...

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

Royal Enfield strengthens presence in Latin America

Fast growing motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has announced opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil, the fourth biggest two wheeler market in the world. With Sao Paulo as its Braz...

Land Rover completes unique remote demonstration of the all-new Discovery

Land Rover has debuted an innovative optional new seven passenger seating feature of the all new full-size Land Rover Discovery in an extraordinary skydiving demonstration ahead of its September 28 introduction.

Interview with Ajinkya Firodia,Managing Director, MV Agusta India Pvt. Ltd

Interview with Ajinkya Firodia,Managing Director, MV Agusta India Pvt. Ltd

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

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 ...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

BASF announces new Lumina Royal and Cinquasia pigments

BASF, a company specialising in Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas, will unveil three new globally available pigments during the 2016 American Coa...

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 ...

Interview with Ayush Lohia, Director, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd

We are getting a very fabulous response from the bikers here. They are seeing something different from the RE, Avenger and from the other heavy bikes. The UM bike is positioned between a Harley and a RE. They are ve...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Royal Enfield acquires UK based Harris Performance

Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leadin...

Interview with Roy Kurian, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Japanese motorcycle major Yamaha has more than three decades of India presence. It made its initial foray into India in 1985 through the Nandas controlled Escorts group. But its real journey began in August 2001 whe...

Interview with Karam Sahni, Head, Two Wheeler division, Elofic Industries

Elofic Industries is the leading filter manufacturer in the country. The company manufactures filters for all vehicles like passenger cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers etc in its three production uni...

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Honda’s Asimo attends Govt summit in Dubai and meets with Royals

Asimo may have travelled the world but it was a different assignment for Honda's advanced humanoid robot when it travelled to Emirate of Dubai to attend the Government Summit: "Shaping Future Governments". The th...

Royal Enfield sells 28927 motorcycles in January 2015

Royal Enfield, part of the Siddhartha Lal controlled Eicher group, has posted a 43pc increase in sales of motorcycles for the month of January 2015. While domestic sales for the month stood at 28157 units as compare...

 Rudratej Singh is President Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group and makers of the classic 350cc and 500 cc bikes, apart from the Continental GT bike, has announced the appointment of Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh as President, Royal Enfield. He wi...

Toyota opens the door to hydrogen future

Toyota is making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free, thereby opening the door to the hydrogen future. Toyota made this announcement at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev...

Royal Enfield Dec 2014 sales grow by 48pc

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group, concluded 2014 with a strong sales performance and posted sales of 28634 units in combined domestic wholesale and exports in December 2014 recording a growth of 48pc over sam...

ICOTY, IMOTY 2015 awards announced

The auto award season got off to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...

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...

Interview with Amit Dakshini, Chief Strategy Officer, Varroc Group

Our vision is to become a global conglomerate and we will be working on multiple directions to further our objectives. On one hand, we will continue to enhance our base in the two-wheeler market by adding new custom...

JK Tyres awards 2014 ICOTY & IMOTY

Leading tyre major JK Tyre along with a jury comprising automobile journalists of India awarded the

SIAM convention emphasises on auto industry

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) organised its Annual Convention 2013 to commem

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

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

Hari Shankar Singhania passes away

Hari Shankar Singhania, the President of JK Organisation and Chairman of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, d

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

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...

Interview with Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group

Segway Personal Transporter (PT) is an interesting product. Segway PT is one product which is unique in its proposition. It does not have any competition and it’s a vehicle that will help you navigate in places wher...

Interview with Sameer Sodhi, Director Business Unit, Automotive Lighting, South West Asia, Philips Electronics India Ltd.

We are investing a lot in plants in China where we have two new plants. We also do partnership where we come up with the design and the partner manufactures it as per our specifications.

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

Royal Enfield appoints new CEO

Royal Enfield Motors has appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Chief Executive Officer

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...




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