Total vehicle retail for September’22 sees 11% growth, says FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has stated that except tractors which decreased by -1.5%, all the other categories were in green. The two wheeler, three wheeler, passenger vehicle and commer...

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...

Okinawa emerges electric two wheeler champ, reveals FADA data

If there is one clear leader in the electric two wheeler space in India, it is Okinawa Autotech. According to retail sales data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealer Associations (FADA) for the month of Ma...

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.

Passenger vehicles retail sales in May 2022 on the rise, says FADA

The retail sales of passenger vehicles (PVs) in May 2022 have shown a significant growth compared to other segments, according to the data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). Even c...

Barring PVs, tractors, retail sales remain subdued in May 2022, says FADA

Domestic sales of automobiles, barring passenger vehicles (PVs) and tractors, in India continue to remain subdued in May 2022 if one were to compare it with the retail figures of the year 2019, as both 2020 and 2021...

Dr. Lakshmi Venu takes over as Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton

Dr. Lakshmi Venu has taken over as the Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), one of India’s leading auto components manufacturer at the board meeting held on May 6, 2022. Dr.Venu was the Joint Managin...

R Gopalan appointed as Chairman of Board of Sundaram-Clayton Limited

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading auto component manufacturing and distribution group, announced that R Gopalan, Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company has been appointed as Chairman of the Board ...

High speed e-two wheeler sales jump 425pc, grabs 61pc of E2W market

The year 2021 has clearly shown that Indians have begun to prefer registered high speed electric two wheelers (E2W) as compared to non-registered low speed two wheelers. Thus, while registered high speed two wheeler...

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,...

Semi conductor shortage puts spoke in car sales wheel in December 2021

With semi-conductor shortage continuing to play spoil-sport, passenger vehicle sales, in spite of huge bookings in December, closed in the red. Dealers, however, saw slight ease in vehicle supply thus giving some ho...

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...

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...

Detel owners buy LML brand to form LML Electric India Ltd

LML Ltd, the erstwhile Kanpur (UP) based two wheeler manufacturer owned by the Singhania family is now the property of Yogesh Bhatia controlled SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd. SG Corporate owns Detel, the flagship b...

At 15,56,777 units, auto sales increase by 34pc in July 2021: FADA

According to the latest retail data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), total vehicle retails for the month of July 2021 have increased by 34.12% on year on year basis. When compare...

GoMechanic secures US$ 42 m Series C funding

GoMechanic, a leading technology-enabled auto after-sales service and spare parts company, has announced securing US$42Mn in Series C funding in a round led by Tiger Global Management with the existing investors Seq...

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...

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...

Auto registrations fall year on year by (-) 28.64pc: FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has in its Monthly Vehicle Registration Data for March 2021 stated that while March automobile registrations continue to fall by (-)28.64% year on year (YoY )...

Tractor sales continue to soar in India for Jan 2021

Barring very few tractor makers in the country, the remaining manufacturers recorded positive domestic sales for the month of January 2021 as compared to January 2020.

Tata Motors, Hyundai, Kia, MG among gainers in Jan 2021 domestic car sales

While a majority of Indian passenger car companies saw a fall in domestic car sales in January 2021 as compared to the corresponding period last year, a few companies like Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Kia Motor...

Maruti Suzuki, the sole gainer in CV sales in Jan 2021

In the commercial vehicle segment in the country, domestic sales of CVs fell drastically in the month of January 2021, as compared to January 2020. But Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, surprisingly wa...

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...

Indian Auto Industry starts 2021 with negative January sales

The year 2021 seems to have not begun on a right note for the Indian automobile industry when it comes to domestic sales. After showing a one-time YoY growth in December, 2020, January 2021 registrations once again ...

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...

Electric two-wheeler  sales up in Sept 2020 by 72%, says SMEV

The electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival. According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), in September 2020, sales of High-Speed Electric two-wheelers (HS E2W) have increa...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Shriram Automall acquires Bluejack, an  online car  auction platform

Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) which is backed by Shriram Group & CarTrade, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in a bid to accelerate its offline auction market position with online used ca...

CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

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...

Continental acquires antenna maker Kathrein Automotive

Technology company Continental has successfully completed the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH after antitrust authorities officially approved the transaction. Incorporating the automotive division of Rosenhe...

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct allegations

One of automobile industry’s most powerful leaders, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was arrested by the authorities in Japan on November 19, 2018.

Sundaram-Clayton inaugurates new foundry in Chennai

Sundaram-Clayton Ltd. (SCL), a member of the TVS Group, inaugurated its new foundry at Oragadam, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu. The new facility was inaugurated by Young Key Koo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai M...

Escorts Annual Esclusive 2018, Launch of Automated Agri concept tractor - Esclusive 2018, Interview with Nikhil Nanda, Chairman & Managing Director, Escorts Ltd.

Escorts Limited, a leading engineering company, unveiled its unique Automated Farming Solutions with the launch of Ind...

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

Sweden based Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

MG Motor India to invest Rs 5000 crore in six years time, says Chaba

MG Motor India will be investing a total of Rs 5000 crore in six years time in India and will be launching its first vehicle, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), in India in the first quarter of calendar 2019. The comp...

Continental to acquire 5 percent stake in HERE Technologies

Technology company Continental has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 5 percent indirect ownership stake in HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services. The share will be sold by HERE...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Michelin Scorcher tyre range for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India

Leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of Michelin Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorised dealer network. The Mi...

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Sundaram-Clayton plans to invest Rs 750 cr in India, US

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) is planning to invest Rs 400cr over 3 years to expand its facilities in India. This will increase its capacity from 60,000 MT to 70,000 MT. SCL has 4 manufacturing plants situated in ...

Tatas say Mistry email leak made in “undignified manner”

Tata Sons has reacted in a very mature manner to the way in which Cyrus Mistry’s mail to the Board of Directors was leaked to the public and media wherein he has levelled charges against several Tata officials as we...

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 ...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

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...

BMW i patent powers eBike with innovative swing arm

In India we are all too familiar with BMW i vehicles and the handful of BMW i8 cars that were a complete sell out here. BMW i stands for visionary vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of prem...

Continental India technology for Mahindra New Age XUV500

Continental Automotive Components India has announced that it has powered the Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) System in Mahindra’s New Age XUV 500. In fact, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), is the first Indian car m...

Toyota’s virtual crash test dummies replicate human reactions

Let us imagine that you are in a car and you know you are about to hit something. If you are the driver, you’re likely to hit the brakes and turn the wheel, that is, if you have a great presence of mind. And if you’...

Interview with Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations

With Nissan completing 10 successful years in India we had a lot of questions for Nissan India’s recently appointed President Guillaume Sicard. We asked him about the progress of the Datsun brand in the country, the...

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 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...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Delphi to acquire Antaya Technologies in US

Delphi Automotive has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp, a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors. With this acquisition, Delphi will be enhancing its portfolio in the ra...

Interview with Sri Krishnan, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.

Interview with Sri Krishnan, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

Unique Spyker bond offers B6 Venator as redemption

Dutch supercar maker Spyker N.V may have delayed its plans to enter India but has in the meantime introduced first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support launch of its Spyker B6 Venator. The company has creat...

ibibo group acquires bus tracking entity YourBus

Acquisition in the digital world continues and the latest is that the bus tracking and analytics firm, YourBus has been acquired by the ibibo group. This was stated by YourBus in a press release. The group had acqu...

Debashis Mitra of Mercedes resigns

Mercedes Benz India Marketing & Sales Director Debashis Mitra has resigned from the company. "Mr Deb

Sudarshan Venu joins Sundaram-Clayton board

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) has announced the appointment of Sudarshan Venu

Harley-Davidson bikes to come in CKD form

NEW DELHI: Iconic Harley-Davidson India bikes could well be available in India a tad cheaper tha

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

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU):The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have announc




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