Santosh Iyer is new Managing Director, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz today made an important organisational announcement. After an extremely successful stint in India, Martin Schwenk will assume the responsibility as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-B...

JLR prepares for advanced electrified, connected future with new testing facility

Jaguar Land Rover, part of the Tata Motors Group, has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio ...

Skoda Auto expands market presence in northern India

Skoda Auto India has stretched its growth story even further by steadily expanding its market presence in northern India. This has resulted in an increase of customer touch points from 25 in 2019 to 51 in 2022 acros...

Skoda Auto India begins production of the new Kodiaq

Skoda Auto announced the start of production for the new Kodiaq at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

FADA initiates Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study; Final report by June 2021

Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex national body of automobile retail in the country has informed that it is initiating an Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study in association with Premon Asia...

Slew of Jeep SUVs in India soon as FCA India lines up $250m Investment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA as it is known has announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million (Rs 1828 crore approximately) has been committed to...

Daimler, Infosys tie up for technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation

Daimler AG and Infosys of India have announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler reveal logo of Stellantis

Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") have revealed the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50:50 merger.

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc has announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics pr...

STELLANTIS is the new group name post merger of FCA, Groupe PSA

As both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the Combination Agreement announced on December 18, 2019, the two companies have...

Hero Electric appoints Piyush Prasad as new National Business Head

Electric vehicle brand Hero Electric has appointed Piyush Prasad as the National Business Head. Prasad will be responsible for the overall business growth, expanding product sales and will oversee the customer satis...

MG Motor India retails 1,508 units of Hector SUV in first month

MG Motor India announced its retail sales figure – it sold 1,508 units of the MG Hector, the country’s first internet car, in July 2019.

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

Hyundai, Kia invest Rs 2062 crore in India’s mobility service provider Ola

Hyundai Motor Group and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their biggest ...

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...

Yamaha NTGP / NPGP 2018 winners announced

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM) has declared the winners of the National Technician Grand Prix (NTGP) 2018 and National Parts Manager Grand Prix (NPGP) 2018 conducted by the company at its Surajpur plant on Nove...

TVS Motor Company elevates K N Radhakrishnan as Director & CEO

TVS Motor Company has appointed K N Radhakrishnan as Whole Time Director of the Company. He will hold offic

Honda 2Wheelers India launches ‘Honda Joy Club’

Entering its milestone 18th year in India, Honda 2Wheelers India announced its Honda Joy Club – its first ever customer loyalty programme. It is the biggest and 1st digital loyalty programme in the history of Indian...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

Continental appoints new Plant Manager for Modipuram tyre plant

Technology company and premium tyre manufacturer Continental has announced the appointment of Kuldeep Singh as plant manager for its tyre plant in Modipuram-Meerut, India. Kuldeep Singh succeeds Vivek Devgun who lef...

Honda 2 Wheelers commits Rs 800 crore investment for 2018-19

After creating a new world record by becoming the only company in India and the world to add 1 million incremental sales in one year, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has earmarked Rs 800 crore inve...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Sona BLW expands its Hungary manufacturing facility

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited (SBPFL), part of the USD 500-million Sona Group, is augmenting its operations in Hungary. Besides this facility in Hungary, Sona BLW is present across two more locations globally ...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V grab ICOTY, IMOTY 2017 Awards

The 12th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 10th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards were handed out to Maruti Suzki and TVS Motor Company

Audi India secures 4th rank in Technology category at Audi Twin Cup 2016

At the International final of the Audi Twin Cup 2016, two participating teams from Audi India performed exceptionally well, with the team comprising of members from Audi Gurgaon, Audi Ludhiana and Audi Mumbai South ...

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

Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.Kurian feels the two-wheeler industry in India is evolving big time.

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Shell Lubricants partners with Komatsu; launches new diesel engine oil

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, in partnership with Komatsu, world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment from Japan, has launched a specially reformulat...

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

‘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...

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

Avtec receives “TPM Excellence” award

Avtec, one of the largest independent manufacturers of powertrain and precision-engineered products in India, recently received the ‘Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment-2015’ at the JIPM award ceremony...

Toyota, Hyundai , Honda corner major JD Power awards

Toyota Kirloskar, Hyundai Motors India and Honda cornered a majority of the awards as J.D. Power recognised the highest-performing automotive companies in its 2015/ 2016 India customer satisfaction studies at an awa...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Interview with Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Dilbagh Gill has been at the helm of the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team since its inception. In its second season, Mahindra Racing goes into battle as one of a select few manufacturers that is developing its own all...

Mahindra, Toyota rank highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands

Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra have ranked highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands in India, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study re...

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...

Maruti Suzuki launches NEXA premium sales channel

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) has launched NEXA, a premium sales channel in India for its premium product portfolio. Maruti Suzuki has 300 dealers who operate 1650 outlets and 3000 sub outlets. The company has ...

India’s first ‘lifetime engine warranty’ for consumers from Shell

We have heard of slogans like “fill it, shut it, forget it” for petrol driven motorcycles. Now there should be a “Pour it, forget it” slogan too with Shell Lubricants, the global leader in finished lubricants, annou...

Aspada invests an initial USD $3.3 Million in EM3 AgriServices

Agricultural activities in the country will get an indirect boost with the decision of Aspada Investment Company to invest Rs 20 crore ($3.3 Million) in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd. EM3 provides a full rang...

JK Tyre ranks highest in JD Power 2015 India study

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneer of radial tyres in India, has again added another feather to its cap. The tyre major has been ranked highest in the JD Power 2015 India Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction...

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...

Honda 2 wheelers go beyond 20m customer base

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has added another feather to its cap, going past the 20 million customer base mark in India. The milestone was achieved when Honda rolled out its 20 millionth vehicl...

Lego overtakes Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand

Lego brand scores highly on a wide variety of measures on Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index such as familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. Lego is a uniquely creative and im...

Mahindras now have Peugeot Scooters in their fold

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, and Peugeot Scooters (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France announced on January 20, 2015 that they have completed the necessary...

Visteon highlights how autonomous driving is likely to evolve

During the 2015 International CES, Visteon Corporation will highlight how autonomous driving is likely to evolve and ways to keep vehicles compatible with new technology years after they leave the assembly plant.

Suzuki two-wheelers sales increased by 42.65pc in Dec 2014

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, registered a 42.65 pc increase in December 2014 sales as compared to December 2013. Suzuki Motorcycle sold 29,036 units in Decemb...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

Mercedes Benz launches pre-owned car brand ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’

Mercedes-Benz manufactures some of the most luxurious automobiles in the world and on December 18, 2014 they launched their first pre-owned car brand in India called ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’. The launch of ‘Mercede...

Mercedes-Benz tops in customer satisfaction in India

Now that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have done Mercedes-Benz proud (Lewis winning the 2014 F1 title and Mercedes AMG team winning the Constructors title for 2014 in F1), it is time for Indian customers to crown ...

Guillaume Sicard is President, Nissan India

Nissan has announced the appointment of Guillaume Sicard as President, Nissan India operations, effective October 1, 2014. Sicard has been serving as Nissan’s Deputy President in India since July, 2014. According to...

Toyota, a favourite among new vehicle buyers

New vehicle buyers in India have rated Toyota particularly well across all factors like delivery process, delivery timing, salesperson, sales initiation, dealer facility and paperwork. This was revealed in the J.D. ...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

Starting June 2014, Honda starts new era in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its ambitious and aggressive business plan for FY’ 2014-15 at its 13th Annual Business meet amidst thunderous applause from over 900 business partners,...

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-...

Indian customers retain factory fitted tyre brand

In India factory fitted tyres generate an element of trust and satisfaction among customers. And when the time comes for the vehicle owners to replace their tyres, a majority prefer to repurchase the same brand of t...

GM’s May Barra testifies in US

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the United States, investigating the GM ignition switch recall. “The issues raised in t...

Interview with Anil Singh, Head of Manufacturing & Sourcing, AMW Motors Ltd

We have taken initiative into cost reduction through waste elimination, productivity improvement and optimum utilisation of resources. We have made a work culture where Kaizen, TPM and reduce cost of quality is the ...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Mary Barra is first woman CEO of General Motors

General Motors has announced that Dan Akerson, who guided GM to record profits and dramatic improvem

Mahindra Two Wheelers commences exports

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL) announced its foray into the Latin American market with its two wh

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Honeywell India appoints Milind Godbole as MD

Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), the global leader in automotive turbocharger technology, announc

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

Tata Motors has announced the opening of its two new passenger vehicle dealerships in New Delhi, wit

ZF receives supplier awards from Chrysler and Ford

At the beginning of June, the Chrysler Group and the Ford Motor Company honored their best supplie

Interview with Shiv Inder Singh, Managing Director, Firefox Bikes

The word ‘high-end’ in India is a bit misleading. In India, anything over 10,000 is considered a high-end product. And will this segment keep on increasing? Absolutely, there is no way it can’t because the kids are ...

VW Group India breaks for its first PDC in Gurgaon

Volkswagen Group India carried out the ground breaking ceremony in Gurgaon

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

Ford India has announced the appointment of P.K. Umashankar as vice president, customer service oper

Interview with Marc Nassif, Country Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd

The connect between Renault and Formula One is very strong. We are supplying engines to three teams this year. This year too we hope to be world champions.

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

AkzoNobel launches Dynacoat brand

AkzoNobel, the largest paints and coatings companies in the world, has launched Dynacoat

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car from its Chakan plant

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to 5 key markets

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to five key markets

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

JK Tyre Truck Wheels Service Centre in Vijayawada

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd launched its first state of the art Truck Wheels centre at Vijayawada

Fast track loan on Tata Nano in 48 hours

Tata Motors Finance (TMF) has launched a special Tata Nano finance scheme

Interview with Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India

Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India talks to Motown India about the company's increasing sales and improving performance in India.




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