Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

FY2020-2025 revenue to remain modest for Indian Components industry, says ICRA

India’s leading rating agency ICRA has estimated that the revenue decline for the Indian auto component industry will be limited to 6-8% in FY2021 supported by the better-than-expected demand pick-up across most seg...

Automotive Skills Development Council signs MoU with Magic Billion

The Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Magic Billion to explore possible future opportunities to impart genuine and specialised overseas opportunities to ...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

SIAM President urges OEMs, component manufacturers to shut plants

Rajan Wadhera, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has urged both the OEMs as well as auto component companies to shut their plants in the light of the grave situation arising out of the spr...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020 begins Feb 7-11, 2020

Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event, a true representation of India’s automotive industry, is slated to kick-start the excitement of Auto Expo – The Motor Show2020 from February 7 to 11, 2020 ...

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

Gadkari leaves behind a belligerent tone and assures auto industry

For Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, it’s been a journey from taking on a confrontationist attitude to one of being benign and accommodating. At the 59th Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactu...

FADA hosts 2nd Auto Retail Conclave

The Federation of Indian Automobile Dealer Associations (FADA) at its 2ndAuto Retail Conclave expounded the support of the Ministry of Road Transport, Government of India, in achieving transparency in vehicle regis...

Automobile market has not responded till now to FM’s incentives, says SIAM President

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera has said in a press release that the sales report coming out from various companies for the month of August 2019 has been very dismal wit...

July 2019 sales of passenger vehicles slump -31pc, 2W -17pc, CVs -26pc, 3W -8pc

For the ninth consecutive month, domestic sales of vehicles in India continued with its free fall as passenger vehicles July 2019 sales recorded a minus 30.98pc slump at 200790 units as compared to 290931 units in J...

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

Automobile sales and production head south in June 2019

Both production and sales continue to take a hit in the Indian auto industry, as the month of June 2019 too shows no signs of recovery. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales an...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Downhill drive continues for Indian auto industry in May 2019

Both production and sales have taken a hit in the Indian auto industry for the month of May 2019. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales and production data shared by the Societ...

ACMA meet deliberates on xEV components and charging infrastructure

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, along with Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and Indian Electrical & Electro...

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

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...

SIAM, CCI, ACMA organise workshop on competition issues in auto industry

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), organised a workshop on competition...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

 SIAM rolls out ‘Road Safety Week’ campaign

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association w...

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

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...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

Axalta Inaugurates new coating manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony was presided by Axalta Chairman and CEO...

Paracoat Products introduces new era of safety, security, environment protection

Paracoat Products Limited, a leading auto component manufacturer and trend setter in the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Heat) Solutions sector, cemented their reach in the Indian component sector with the launch of three...

Varroc Group exhibits ‘Excellence’; displays concept car

The Tarang Jain controlled Varroc Group has on display a concept car developed by Varroc Lighting Systems that showcases advanced exterior lighting technologies for four-wheelers, along with India’s first Adaptive ...

Hitachi Automotive Systems launches Tokico branded suspension product lineup

In line with Hitachi Automotive Systems global growth strategy to expand its aftermarket business, the company has launched its Tokico branded suspension product lineup at the 14th Delhi Auto Expo being held in Prag...

Stanadyne debuts innovative, low-cost diesel and gasoline fuel systems

Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, has debuted two new fuel systems that offer a differentiated approach for small engines to meet BS VI emissions at th...

Mahle showcases new innovations in clean air and lower emissions

Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, is showcasing new new innovations for clean air and lower emissions at ...

Cummins showcases broad range of power technology solutions

Cummins India is showcasing its entire range of power technology solutions for customers and attendees at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 being held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.

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...

Advik Group showcases BS-VI compliant range of auto components

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer is showcasing its latest range of products at the ongoing Auto Expo for Components from February 8 to 11, 2018 at Pragati Maidan n New Delhi. Advik ...

TVS tyres showcases select range at Auto Expo 2018

TVS Tyres, one of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of two & three wheeler tyres and off-highway tyres is showcasing their range of products at Auto Expo 2018. The company is displaying its diverse prod...

VDA represents official participation of German suppliers at Auto Expo 2018

“Indian passenger car market is on a path of growth”, said Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) addressing a Press Conference along with the German Ambassador Dr. Mar...

14th Auto Expo 2018 Components show kicks off in New Delhi

The Automobile and Auto Components industry in India is leading the manufacturing sector and is a major part of the Make in India Initiative. This was stated by Anant Gangaram Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and...

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

Prasan Firodia at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Prasan Fir...

Vinod Aggarwal at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Vinod Agga...

Anurag Mehrotra at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Ford India

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Anurag Meh...

Jnaneswer Sen at the 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Sr. VP Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd.

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Sumit Sawhney at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Country CEO & MD, Renault India Pvt. Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Sumit Sawh...

Vimal Sumbly at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Vimal Sumb...

Deepak Jain at the 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention  - Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Deepak Jai...

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...

R.S. Kalsi at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention  - Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

At the 57th SIAM Annual Convention we talk to R S Kalsi, Se...

Rohit Saboo AT 2017 57TH SIAM ANNUAL CONVENTION - President and CEO, NEI

At the 57th SIAM Annual Convention we talk to Rohit Saboo, ...

Gurpratap Boparai at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Gurpratap ...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Honda’s Tapukara plant begins to pay rich dividends

Honda Cars India’s “Make in India” initiative is beginning to pay rich dividends not only in its car business but also in its car parts business. A visit to one of its plants in Rajasthan clearly indicated that the ...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

GM India is out of Halol; Manufacturing consolidates at Talegaon plant

General Motors India officially announced that that it has ceased production at the Halol facility in Gujarat. With this move, the company has decided to consolidate its manufacturing at the Talegaon plant in Mahara...

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...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Pawan Goenka elevated to MD, Mahindra & Mahindra

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (M&M) announced that Anand Mahindra, who currently holds the position of Chairman and Managing Director, is being designated as Executive Chairman of the Company with Dr. Pawan Goenka b...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

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.

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

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 ...

Ban on diesel vehicle not going to achieve desired objective of reducing pollution: SIAM

Citing a study conducted by IIT Kanpur, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has stated that the Supreme Court ban in the NCR on cars with diesel engines of 2000 cc and above will not result in the...

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...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

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...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

13th Auto Expo - Components Show sees more than 1500 companies

The 13thAuto Expo – Components Show was formally opened at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan by Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Anant Geete at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Auto Industry is a soft target; SC ban order unfortunate

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has laid out a series of facts and observations that clearly proves that by banning diesel cars with engine capacities of 2000cc through the December 16, 2015 or...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

Deepak Jain - Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd

In an interview with Motown India, Deepak Jain, Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd said that 

Will Lionel Messi be able to score a goal for Tata Motors?

Celebrities have been endorsing everything from an underwear to a car, all over the world. They could be film stars, sports personalities including footballers, boxers, cricketers, sprinters, rugby players, golf cha...

Will the Kwid halt Renault’s sales skid? Lodgy, Duster sales plunge

The Renault Kwid, the small hatchback launched by Renault India in September 2015 has sold 5194 units in the Indian market for the month of October 2015, according to the latest data released by Society of Indian Au...

Prasan Firodia - MD, Force Motors India

In an interview with Motown India, Prasan Firodia, MD, Force Motors India says, "Make in India

Claude d’Gama Rose - MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd

Claude d’Gama Rose, MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd, in an interview with Motown India said "The most motiv...

Rajesh Poddar - Director, Paracoat Products Ltd

In an interview with Motown India, Rajesh Poddar, Director, Paracoat Products Ltd, says, "If I look at the...

Vivek Jindal - Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda)

In an interview with Motown India, Vivek Jindal, Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda), stated that 

Sanjeev Taparia - Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries

In an interview with Motown India, Sanjeev Taparia, Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries said that the moment his...

Nishant Arya - Executive Director, JBM Group

Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group, in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, talks of the importance of 

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 to be held in permanent halls

The India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) has been given a massive makeover prior to the forthcoming Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016. Two additional large halls have been created in the venue with carpet areas of 25000 sqm...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

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...

The new Honda Jazz could jazz up sales for company in India

With the newly launched Honda Jazz at a starting price of Rs 5.30 lakh (ex showroom Delhi), Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has finally put together a battery of right products at the right price for the Indian market ...

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...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

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...

Over 215 research papers to be presented at Pune auto tech meet

Over 215 research papers are expected to be presented at the 14th Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) to be held at the ARAI campus in Pune in the state of Maharashtra from January 21 to 24, 201...

Excise rollback in Jan 2015 pushes vehicle sales in Dec 2014

It’s very natural for people to rush in to buy vehicles when they know that the prices of the vehicles are going to be increased soon. This is what happened when people in India realised that the government was in n...

Tata Elxsi showcases advanced automotive solutions at CES 2015

Tata Elxsi, a global design & technology services company and part of the $ 100 billion Tata group, is showcasing its latest innovations in connected car, autonomous vehicles and In-Vehicle infotainment technology a...




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