Apollo Tyres appoints Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing

Apollo Tyres has appointed automotive industry veteran Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region. Vikram Garga would be spearheading the regional marketing team ...

Nissan Motor India inaugurates new corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Nissan Motor India Ltd inaugurated its new Corporate Headquarters in Gurugram, one of India’s largest hubs for international businesses.

BYD India appoints Sanjay Gopalakrishnan as Senior VP

BYD India, a subsidiary of China based BYD has appointed Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, as its Senior Vice President for its electric passenger vehicle business in India. Sanjay will be spearheading the Sales, Marketing, a...

David Slump appointed as new CEO of Marelli

Leading global automotive supplier, Marelli, announced that following almost four years with the Company, Beda Bolzenius will stand down as CEO and President and he will be succeeded by David Slump, a 30-year indust...

Omega Seiki Mobility selects C4V to provide next-gen lithium-Ion batteries

C4V, the U.S based technology provider, announced that it has secured a contract from India based electric vehicle manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility to supply next generation high performance Lithium-Ion Batteries f...

Mahindra unveils new logo for SUV portfolio

Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled its new visual identity including a brand-new logo that will differentiate its SUV portfolio. The all-new visual identity is in tune with the company’s focus to be makers of sophisti...

TVS Srichakra enters Europe two-wheeler tyre market with Eurogrip brand

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the European market with its new range of Eurogrip two-wheeler tyres customised to meet the E...

Stellantis announces key leadership appointments for India & Asia Pacific region

Stellantis India & Asia Pacific has announced key leadership appointments for its operations both within in India and the region. Roland Bouchara, has been appointed to the role of CEO &Managing Director for Stella...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

At Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei has launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused ...

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

Interview with Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business, VECV

Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business – VECV elaborates upon VECV’s Light & Medium Duty (LMD) business in India, the company’s product offering and the several advantages offered by Eicher trucks....

TVS Eurogrip launches 11 new tyre products for replacement market

TVS Srichakra Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced the launch of eleven new products for the replacement market: eight new high-performance tyre sizes for motorcycles, two f...

Varroc to manufacture EV Battery Management Systems for Danish company

Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier-1 auto component supplier, has entered an agreement to manufacture EV Battery Management System (BMS) in India for Lithium Balance, a Danish BMS solutions provider.

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

TVS Srichakra launches Brand TVS Eurogrip

TVS Srichakra Limited, the leading 2 &3-wheeler tyre company, announced the launch of the brand ‘TVS Eurogrip’ targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer. TVS Eurogrip is born out of extensive consumer...

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

PSA Groupe organises 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai

Groupe PSA further strengthened its commitment for the Indian market by organising a 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai, soon after the Citroën brand launch in India. The summit witnessed participation of more t...

Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2019 successfully concludes its 12th Edition

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University from Ahmedabad was declared the ‘Best eBAJA Team’ and the Government College of Engineering from Pune was declared the ‘Best mBAJA Team’at the end of the 12th edition of...

iOttie launches revolutionary smartphone car mount

iOttie, a leading mobile accessories company, announced its Easy One Touch Connect smartphone car mount featuring Amazon Alexa built-in. A first-of-its-kind product, the mount supports most standard Alexa features a...

SolarEdge collaborates with Google to Integrate EV Charging with Google Assistant

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced that electric vehicle (EV) consumers can now control SolarEdge’s EV-charging solar inverter using the Google Assistant. SolarEdge is...

Devashish Handa is VP, Sales, Marketing at Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has announced the appointment of Devashish Handa as the new Vice President for Sales, Marketing& After-Sales. In this capacity, he will be responsible for driving SMIP...

Biju Balendran is Managing Director and CEO, Renault Nissan Automotive India

Biju Balendran is now the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Renault Nissan Automotive India (RNAIPL). Balendran replaces Colin MacDonald, the outgoing MD & CEO, RNAIPL. After successful comp...

Tata Motors celebrates 50,000th Nexon roll out at Ranjangaon facility

Tata Motors has rolled out the 50,000th Nexon SUV from the company’s Ranjangaon facility near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. Present at the rollout were Mohan Savarkar, Vice President, Product Line Head, Passenge...

Markus Sternberg - Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India

  Markus Sternberg, VP, Aftersales, GM India, in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan talks about the various initiatives undertaken by General Motors India to take care of its customers in the ...

Suzuki Motorcycle India clocks 50pc year on year growth

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) rounded off a successful year 2018, clocking an overall sale of 39,786 units during December 2017 to record a year-on-year growth of 50.16%. Once again, Suzuki Motorcy...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Todd C Morgan  - Sr. VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic

Roy P. Tharyan catches up with Todd C. Morgan, Senior VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic. Morgan talks about the new evolving technology in the automotive lighting segment, ...

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

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

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

GM India begins shipment of Chevrolet Beat sedan to Latin America

General Motors India has now begun regular shipment of sedan version of Chevrolet Beat from its Talegaon export hub to Latin America Markets. A consignment of 1200 Chevrolet Beat sedans was loaded for shipping to La...

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...

Veejay Ram Nakra is Sr. VP - Sales & Marketing M&M Automotive Dvsn

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced the consolidation of the sales and marketing functions under Veejay Ram Nakra. He has been redesignated as Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, wit...

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

7 millionth car rolls out of Hyundai Motor India plant in Chennai

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines with Y.K Koo, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Indi...

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates India’s largest parts warehouse, training academy

Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry and has also set up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia– christened as the Mercede...

Tata Motors, Boeing celebrate despatch of 5000th Floor Beam for 787 Dreamliner

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL), A Tata enterprise, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, celebrated the dispatch of the 5000th Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) to Boeing for its 787-9 and 787-10 ...

Piaggio India kicks off production of the all new Aprilia SR 150

Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL) has rolled out the very first Aprilia SR 150 from its plant in Baramati. After its announcement at the Delhi Motor Show in February, Piaggio has started the production of the ...

Sajeev Rajasekharan is new Executive VP, Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has announced the appointment of Sajeev Rajasekharan as its new Executive Vice President for Sales & After-Sales. In ...

Chris Reider  - Vice President, Delphi Packard Shanghai

In a candid and exclusive interview with P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine, Chris Reider, VP of Electric and Electronic Architecture, Delphi Packard Shangai, and other senior Delphi officials talk about the ...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

CEAT and Pirelli collaborate to distribute premium motorcycle tyres in India

CEAT has announced their partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer, Pirelli to distribute tyres in India for the growing premium motorcycle market in the country.

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Sr. VP, Scania Group

Scania India a capacity of 2500 trucks and 1000 buses. We have to double that by 2017-18. We need that by then. As soon as we reach a peak in India which I hope will not take many years, then we hope to export also.

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...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates India’s 4th AMG Performance Centre in Hyderabad

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated India’s fourth and Hyderabad’s first AMG Performance Centre (APC) at Mahavir Motors. Mercedes-AMG will now be offering exclusive and personalised service to the AMG customers. Mercede...

Goodyear launches Assurance TripleMax tyres for power braking

Next time when the roads are wet and you brake hard to avoid hitting someone and the car comes to a sudden stop; You owe your life to not just the ABS in the car but also to your tyres, provided you have the new Goo...

Interview with Dharmesh Arora, Dr Robert Felger & Michael Soding of Schaeffler

Interview with Dharmesh Arora , President & CEO, President Automotive, Schaeffler India Dr Robert Felger , Senior VP Product & Marketing, Business Division Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarke...

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, ACMA

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India / Member-Anand Management Committee/ Executive Chairman- Mando

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

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

Pawan Sharma - Vice President, Domestic Sales, Elofic Industries

Automotive filters manufacturer Elofic Industries has diversified successfully into automotive lubes. But the company is keen to become a global player in filters. In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown I...

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India; Inputs: Akhil Jha (AJ), VP –Technical, Shell Lubricants India; Karlo Tugaff (KT), Global Associate Brand Manager – Shell Advance, Shell Global Commercial; ...

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...

Amidst new launches, HMSI plans to invest Rs 1600 cr in 2015-16

On February 04, 2015 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched their new Activa 3G for Rs. 48,852 (ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the Activa 3G were also three refreshed 2015 editions of the Honda Dr...

Continental expands technical centre in Bangalore

Continental AG has now expanded its research and development footprint by inaugurating their 13,000 square metre facility in Bangalore. The current head count of engineers now stands at 1000. The total investment at...

Hyundai December 2014 sales up by 21 pc at 59365 units

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has registered domestic sales of 32,504 units and exports of 26,861 units with total sales of 59,365 units for the month of December 2014. While domestic sales have increased by 14.7pc...

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 (...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

Safexpress launches Logistics Park at Pithampur.

Safexpress, a leading supply chain and logistics firm, has launched a Logistics Park at Pithampur. The park is spread out over an area of 75,000 sq feet. The Logistics Park is strategically located on NH 3. Safexpre...

Anil Dua resigns from Hero MotoCorp.

Anil Dua has decided to resign from his post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hero MotoCorp. He has quit to pursue opportunities elsewhere. According to unconfirmed sources, he has got a job opportunit...

Ankush Arora of Tata Motors quits

Ankush Arora, Senior Vice President, Commercial , Tata Motors has put in his papers. His resignation has not come as a surprise to the industry as he was considered very close to the late Karl Slym, Managing Directo...

At Nissan they keep Planet Earth green

The World Environment Day is just another day at the Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). Everything that is done here, has an element of green in it. Inside, a thermal ice storage system efficiently reduc...

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

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

RSB Transmissions bags Deming Prize

The Auto Division of RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd (with manufacturing plants in Pune, Jamshedpur and Ut

RSB Transmissions bags Deming Prize

The Auto Division of RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd (with manufacturing plants in Pune, Jamshedpur and Ut

Interview with Sanjay Walia & Sudhir Jain of Uno Mindia Group

Interview with Sanjay Walia is VP-Corporate Marketing and Sudhir Jain is Executive Director-Group CFO of UNO Minda

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

Ford India appoints Raj Sarkar as VP, Marketing

Ford India announced the appointment of Raj Sarkar, as the vice president of Marketing and several o

Continental pump reduces Co2 emissions from ICEs

Continental Automotive has announced that its electric vacuum pump (EVP) offers a solution for reduc

Faurecia appoints two Business Group Exec VPs

Faurecia has announced the appointment of Christophe Schmitt as Executive Vice-President, Faurecia E

Piaggio Vespa unites Pune city in a game of golf

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group success

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

GM India appoints Rajesh Singh as new VP

Rajesh Singh has been appointed as the new Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Aftersales, of Genera

Tata Motors delivers 5 MPVs to Jharkhand cops

Tata Motors has delivered 5 Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) to the Jharkhand Police force, to bolster

Nissan India announces senior management changes

Nissan Motor Limited has announced changes to its senior management team in India and in the region

Akash Passey promoted as VP, Business Region Intl

With 50pc of the Volvo Buses’ business planned to come from Asia by 2015, the company today informed

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

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

NNG announces India office opening

With India currently experiencing a navigation boom with more and more drivers starting to use

Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

India-born Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

Dharmendra Mishra is VP at Mahindra Two wheelers

Dharmendra Mishra is VP– Sales & Customer Care for Mahindra Two wheelers

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

Interview with P.Balendran, Vice President (Corporate Affairs), General Motors India

When we entered India in 1994, we had to do so with a local partner as per the then prevailing automotive policy. The automatic approval route only came about in 2002. So when we came into India we tied up with Hind...

AVL launches Compact product range

AVL launches Compact product range

Piaggio launches apé mini half tonne mini truck

PUNE: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), India’s leading manufacturer of light transportation solution

UK plant ends Micra production

UNITED KINGDOM : Tenth of August, 1992 the first Sunderland-built Micra rolled off the line. Now, 1

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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