Ampere Experience Center unveiled for electric vehicles

Ampere Electric, the e-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton and one of the leading players in the electric 2-wheelers and electric 3-wheelers has unveiled its first Ampere Experience Center in Ranipet in the southern stat...

Mahindra inaugurates state-of-the-art Mahindra SUV Proving Track

From silk saris to a silky smooth track for testing vehicles. The age-old city of Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is known for its magnificent temples and the exquisite silk wear that includes the traditional saris. Now...

Ola Electric raises US$100 million debt from Bank of Baroda

Ola Electric and Bank of Baroda have signed the largest long-term debt financing agreement in Indian EV industry. This 10-year debt of US$100 million is towards the funding and financial closure of the Phase 1 of th...

Hyundai Motor India rolls out 10 millionth car from Chennai plant

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), achieved a production milestone by rolling out its 10 millionth car from its manufacturing facility in near Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Hindustan Motors, Hind Motor Railway Station and the iconic Ambassador

Can you recall any Indian automobile manufacturer that has a railway station named after it? Yes, the iconic Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HML) has one named after it and it goes by the name of “Hind Motor” railway station...

Ola EV is new, fully electric vehicle only category, available across London

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle category on its ride hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric...

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...

Ampere Electric plans Rs 700 cr investment for EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

Two years after its first acquisition in e-mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, announced phased investment potential of Rs 700 crore over 10 years to set u...

Ather Energy offers first glimpse of 123,000 sq. ft. Hosur EV manufacturing facility

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from January 2, 2021. Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune,...

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 ...

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...

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...

India Yamaha Motor suspends operations at 3 plants in country

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. has taken the preventive counter-measure against the spreading coronavirus (covid-19) by suspending its manufacturing operations at its Plants in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Surajpur (Ut...

Ford hands over control to Mahindra in India through new joint venture

Ford India will be transferring its Indian operations, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Sanand in Gujarat, as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford S...

Hyundai rolls out first Grand i10 Nios from plant

Hyundai Motor India has rolled out the third generation Grand i10, the Nios. The first Grand i10 Nios rolled out from the company’s factory in south India comes with a lot of new features and space.

Steelbird records 80pc growth in helmet sales following stricter govt norms for riders

With the government clamping down on makers of unbranded non ISI helmets and penalising those either not wearing helmets or wearing unbranded helmets, sale of branded helmets is now seeing an upward trend. Leading h...

Anand Group announces tri-party joint venture with Joyson Safety Systems

Anand Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive components in India, further consolidated its presence in the Indian automotive safety systems vertical. It announced the formation of a Tri-Party Joint Venture to m...

‘Ambassador’ name will be used very respectfully, says Linda Jackson

Even though reports suggest that Groupe PSA would be using the iconic ‘Ambassador’ name for its electric vehicles in India in the future, there was no official confirmation on it during the unveiling of the Citroen ...

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...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

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...

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...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases launches premium range of lubricants

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases, a leading global manufacturer of premium quality lubricants and greases have launched ‘Mirr Oils’ - range of lubricants catering to needs of automotive, marine and industrial appl...

Groundbreaking ceremony for PSA-Avtec Powertrain JV plant

Groupe PSA and Avtec Ltd hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for their plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu that will focus on manufacturing and supply of powertrains. The ceremony officially marked the inception of PSA-Avtec P...

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...

Asahi India Glass to invest Rs.500 cr in Gujarat plant; Will cater to Maruti Suzuki

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS) is investing in a state-of-the-art ‘Greenfield Automotive Glass Plant’ near Mehsana in Gujarat. The investment is being made to primarily meet the automotive glass requirements of Mar...

Sub assembly system for spares keeps Ford customers happy

Buying a vehicle is not the real tough part. Maintaining a vehicle is what could turn out to be a nightmare. Unavailability of spare parts, terrible service standards or exorbitantly priced spares can result in unto...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

ExxonMobil participates as a technical partner at CII energy meet

ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited participated as a technical partner at Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) third edition of workshops with industry associations and technical discussions with Accredited E...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 525 crore in AP; Inaugurates Global R&D centre in TN

Indian tyre major Apollo Tyres signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The company is looking at investing approximately Rs 525...

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.

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 ...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in India produces one millionth vehicle

It’s time for celebrations at the Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in India. The workforce at Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai has reached a significant production milestone by manufacturing i...

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

Yamaha Motor inaugurates third manufacturing unit in India

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) has inaugurated its third manufacturing facility at the industrial park in Vallam Vadagal situated at the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant was inaugurated during the ope...

AVTEC LTD: On a Hi-Tech Journey

Avtec Ltd, among the several brilliant companies of the CK Birla Group, has got several formulas ready for engineering a massive growth in the near future. But the common ingredient that will make all these formulas...

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...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

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...

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,...

South India Special Part 3: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India and besides having abundant natural resources and mineral wealth, it boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. The State has thirteen districts. With ...

Indian Motorcycle opens dealership in Chennai; its 3rd in India

Slow and steady, Polaris India is taking its Indian Motorcycle brand across India. The company has opened its third dealership in India with an outlet in Chennai, the capital city of the southern state of Tamil Nadu...

Domestic bicycle retro-reflectors flunk ICAT lab test

Indian bicycle makers never got it right with their reflectors. This has been proved by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is Government of India owned Automotive Testing and R & D ce...

Guillaume Sicard - President, Nissan India Operations

In March 2005, Nissan entered India with the Nissan Renault Alliance setting up a production facility ...

Ford expands retail distribution of genuine parts to South India

Ford India has appointed Eureka Ford Parts as the exclusive distributor for Ford Genuine Parts in Tamil Nadu. According to a company press note, Eureka Ford Parts will reach out to all auto part retailers and indepe...

Isuzu Motors India trains ITI trainers in Chennai

Leading manufacturer of pick up vehicles in India, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited has concluded the 2nd five-day training for ITI trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology in Chenna...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

Bosch Limited inaugurates 6th plant in India

Bosch Limited, one of the leading suppliers of technology and services in the area of mobility services, among others, has inaugurated its sixth manufacturing unit in India. The unit has been setup in Gangaikondan, ...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

Government rolls out BusIndia.com portal

Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes officially launched Busindia.

HM to assemble Isuzu vehicles at Thiruvallur

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has signed an agree

Isuzu to set up manufacturing unit for LCVs in AP

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited has signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh State Government

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

David brown Bharat Forge opens new unit in Hosur

The David Brown- Bharat Forge, the Indian joint venture between leading global gearing expert David

Yamaha Motor to set up new factory in Tamil Nadu

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Tamil N

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

GKN Driveline new  precision forging facility

GKN Driveline opened a new precision forging facility at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

Renault-Nissan produces 100,000 engines

Renault Nissan Alliance India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) has crossed yet another milestone

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

‘Namaste Gujarat’: Ford India to invest Rs 4000 cr

Ford Motor Company announced it will build an integrated manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

PSA Peugeot Citroen still to handpick site

PSA Peugeot Citroen has still to officially declare where it intends to set up a plant in India

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Ford India starts prodn of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India starts production of all-new Ford Fiesta

GKN Driveline India establishes new unit in Pune

GKN Driveline, the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive driveline components, has announced

Bosch Electrical Drives India’s new unit in TN

Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Ltd., a joint venture with Igarashi Motors India Pvt. Ltd, is

Fourth Porsche Centre in the country

Fourth Porsche Centre in the country

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Hyundai WIA kicks off its India operations

Hyundai WIA has announced the commencement of its operations in India

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima Construck range

Tata Motors has announced the launch of Tata Prima Construck range in India

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

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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