Valeo produces 10 millionth front camera system at Wemding site in Germany

Valeo and Mobileye celebrated the production of Valeo’s 10 millionth front camera system containing Mobileye technology, at Valeo's site in Wemding in Germany (Bavaria).

PM inaugurates DefExpo22 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the DefExpo22 at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

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...

ASDC Annual Conclave emphasises on building a skilling ecosystem

Speakers and participants at the Annual Conclave of the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, urged upon the need to reinvent people, places, and practices to embrace...

ASDC hosts Partners Forum for workforce upskilling in automotive industry

After two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), India's first sector skill council for automobile industry successfully organised skill-oriented brainstorming ASDC’s Pa...

EVR Motors, Badve Group partner to manufacture electric motors for EVs

Badve Engineering Ltd, one of India’s leading Tier-1 automotive manufacturing companies for Indian and global OEMs, and Israeli startup EVR Motors have announced that they are forging a strategic commercial agreemen...

Bridgestone India Inaugurates Institute for Mobility Solutions

Tyre major Bridgestone India has inaugurated a first-of-its-kind Mobility Solutions Institute in India. Through this state-of-the-art facility, the company aims to enable their various stakeholders, employees, deale...

Napino Group forges licensing agreement with EVR Motors

Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd., India’s premier Tier 1 automotive component manufacturing company, has forged a commercial licensing agreement with EVR Motors, an Israeli start-up with a newly designed and patented ...

Auto Expo shows, ACMA Automechanika kick start from 2023 onward

Major automotive shows like the Auto Expo-The Motor Show, Auto Expo- The Components Show and the ACMA Automechanika will now be coming back to life after a couple of years disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic...

National Highway for EV, NHEV. NITI Aayog, Battery Swapping, electric mobility battery standardisation.

The National Highway for EV (NHEV) Working Group members met Advisor NITI Aayog Sudhendu J Sinha (Infrastructure, Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility) and discussed the recently announced policy for ‘Batt...

Spinny sees an uptake in online sales of used cars

Entering the festive season with cheer, full-stack used-car retailing platform Spinny sold more than 80% of cars online during the Navratri period with more than 200 car deliveries on the second day of Navratri. Br...

Apollo Tyres Ltd unveils new corporate identity

Apollo Tyres Ltd has unveiled its new corporate identity and vision ‘Driving Progress, Together’ setting the path for the next five years.

Classic Legends delivers 2000 Perak motorcycles in festive season

Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. has successfully delivered around 2000 units of its Perak model during this festive period. Classic Legend’s growing sales performance is boosted by the BS6 variants of Jawa and Jawa forty ...

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...

Hyundai, Kia debut virtual reality design evaluation system

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Dev...

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...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

Airless wheel technology from Michelin, General Motors

Michelin and General Motors have presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sus...

Axalta opens its largest refinish training centre in India

Axalta, the world’s leader in automotive refinish coatings and a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, opened its largest and most advanced Refinish Training Centre, spread over 20,000 square feet i...

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...

Audi turns car into a virtual reality experience platform at CES

Audi redefined in-car entertainment at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the future, backseat passengers will be able to experience movies, video games, and interactive content even more realisti...

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...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

ICAT inaugurates new modern automotive test facilities

The International Centre for Automotive Technology ICAT) based in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi inaugurated several new modern test facilities for vehicles on May 29, 2018. These were installed as a part of the...

Daimler DigitalLife Day, a 2-day digital extravaganza held in India

Following three successive editions in Germany, Daimler DigitalLife Day was held in Bangalore, hosted by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI). Around 3,000 attended the two-day annual digital extravaga...

Reversing gets easier with Ford technology

The all-new Ford Focus offers a new camera technology that makes reversing a breeze. The wide-angled camera sees around obstacles, shows hazards driver can’t see. The radar sensors detect vehicles crossing behind an...

Continental develops third generation of ABS

Safe, controllable and optimum brake performance at all times – these are just some of the things that drivers want from their brake systems and hence result in increased automation. Technology company Continental h...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

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 exit, a planned scam, say protesting GM India dealers

General Motors India’s decision to stop domestic sales in India is a planned scam, stated several dealers who were protesting along with their employees in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar area on June 27, 2017. General Mo...

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...

General Motors India to cease sales in domestic market in 2017

Barely a few weeks after announcing that it is shutting operations in its plant in Halol in Gujarat, the company has now announced that General Motors India will focus on its growing vehicle export manufacturing op...

Apollo Tyres inaugurates Rs 3246 crore Hungary plant

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban formally inaugurated Apollo Tyres’ 6th global tyre manufacturing unit and the second one in Europe. Present, on the occasion were Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Affairs & T...

VRV Sriprasad - Managing Director, Volvo Buses, South Asia

Roy P Tharyan of Motown India meets up with VRV Sriprasad of Volvo Buses and discusses with him his company's progress in India and the acceptance of Volvo luxury buses in India.

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...

GM recalls 3.64 million vehicles in the US

General Motors announced a voluntary recall of approximately 3.64 million 2014-17 model year vehicles in the United States. In a press release the company announced that a sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), in aff...

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President and CEO, National Engineering Industries (NEI)

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President and CEO, National Engineering Industries (NEI)

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 ...

GM India to manufacture upgraded Chevrolet Tavera in Halol

GM India announced that it will extend production at its Halol Assembly Plant until March 2017 while it continues to review future options for the site. GM will also produce the upgraded Tavera at Halol.

Apollo Vredestein tyres take top spot in 2016 ADAC test

Apollo Vredestein’s high performance summer tyres, the Giugiaro-designed Ultrac Vorti and Sportrac 5, have once again done well in this year’s European tyre tests. The Sportrac 5 took top honours in the 2016 ADAC te...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

New iCAT test facilities inaugurated at Manesar

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) hosted the inauguration of its new state of the art and modern test facilities installed as a part of the National Automotive Testing and R & D Infrastructur...

Interview with Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK

P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK at the Autodesk University event held recently in Las Vegas, USA

Interview with Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA

P.Tharyan of Motown India interviews Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA at the Autodesk event held in Las Vegas recently.

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

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...

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in major ICC partnership deal

Nissan (www.nissan.in) has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan ...

3,000 Chevrolet Beat cars shipped to Mexico

General Motors India (www.chevrolet.co.in) announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and are expected to arrive i...

Bosch makes urban traffic safer for pedestrians

Bosch researchers have developed an assistance system that intervenes to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. At vehicle speeds up to 50 kmph, the system helps drivers brake and take evasive action. If braking alo...

GM India-made Beat models ready for exports to Mexico

General Motors India has announced the rollout of the first Chevrolet Beat for export to Mexico. Vehicle shipments to its second major export market will commence next month from GM India’s manufacturing facility in...

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

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...

General Motors to make fresh investment of US $1 billion in India

In a major announcement by General Motors in India that is bound to have far reaching implications on the fortunes and growth of the company in the country, the US based auto giant has confirmed that it will make US...

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...

At Audi, the destiny of the plant is in your hands!

In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the fu...

Daimler, Bosch working on valet parking via Smartphone

In fact , through a smartphone app, your car could one day look for their spaces in a parking garage and return all by themselves by using a smartphone app? This is the goal of a joint pilot project, started by Daim...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

GM celebrates with 500 million cars being sold since 1908

Five hundred million! Now this is a number you can surely be proud of! US based General Motors has announced the celebration of 500 million GM-branded vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by an...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

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 Pavana Jain,CEO & Co-founder, ShiftMobility

SHIFTMobility's all-in-one platform for the automotive industry was designed from the ground up to vertically integrate manufacturers, distributors and repair centres to make their businesses smarter, faster, and mo...

Ford sets the ball rolling in Sanand with new plant inauguration

Ford Motor Company is betting big in India and has on March 26, 2015 inaugurated an integrated manufacturing facility including a state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility and a world-class engine plant in San...

Ministry against ban on 15 years old private motor cars

Owners of old cars in Delhi and elsewhere can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has not endorsed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order of banning more than 15 years old ve...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

Honda SENSING Advanced Driver-Assistive System

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan has announced a new driver-assistive system, Honda Sensing. This system will first be equipped to the all-new Legend that plans to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year, and...

SAENIS EffiCycle 2014 event Day2

Day 2 of the SAENIS Efficycle 2014 on October 11, 2014 saw several college teams participating and gearing up for the dynamic events at UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Several teams which were unable to complet...

General Motors begins Beat exports from India

General Motors India has announced that it has commenced vehicle exports to Chile and the first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beat cars were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on September 25, 2014 wh...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 3744 cr in Hungary

Apollo Tyres will be setting up a greenfield facility in Eastern Europe in Hungary. According to an Apollo Tyres press release, Hungary was chosen after a consideration of various factors over some of the neighbouri...

GM chairman Tim Solso, CEO Mary Barra meet Modi

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra visited India along with the company’s non-executive chairman of the GM Board of Directors Tim Solso. The two high ranking officials met Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

GM to be stronger, leaner, more responsible.

General Motors is positioned to be stronger, leaner and more responsible than ever before. This was stated by General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra while addressing stockholders at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Ju...

GM exports to begin with Beat to Chile

General Motors’ Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra will begin production of vehicles meant for exports in the second half of 2014. The company will commence exports of left hand drive version of the Chevrolet B...

Wabco tests AMT at test track in Chennai

Wabco, a leading global supplier of CV technologies, has demonstrated its OptiDrive system, advanced automated manual transmission (AMT) technology for trucks and buses at its test track in Chennai. Wabco’s AMT syst...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

GM to replace Lock Cylinder during switch recall

General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders ...

Land Rover developing an ‘Invisible’ car tech

We have all heard of the Invisible Man. Now we have an invisible car. Well not completely but pioneering technology is being developed to give Land Rover drivers a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the f...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

Chevrolet celebrates Manchester United partnership

Legendary footballer and ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke visited the country to get up close with Indian football fans as part of the United Trophy Tour in the country. As the Official Automotive Partner o...

A8 L Security meets highest security level

This car is one which our Indian politicians would love to be driven in. Or as a matter of fact every notorious gangster too! Audi has launched the A8 L Security. The high-security version of the luxury sedan meets...

Henniges Automotive & Amee Rubber ink alliance

Pic courtesy: Henniges: Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered

Apollo Tyres introduces premium European brand

Apollo Tyres has introduced its premium European brand, Vredestein in India. Vredestein brand, known

Chevrolet India donates to disadvantaged children

Chevrolet India has announced the kick-off of the donation and delivery of 20,000 nearly indestructi

Polaris off- road ambulance for Indian terrains

Now people living in inhospitable terrains can look forward to timely medical help, thanks to a new

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...

Apollo Tyres snaps up US-based Cooper for US$ 2.5b

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have announced the execution of a definitive merge

Tata Motors new CV driving centre in Singrauli

Tata Motors announced the formal inauguration of a Commercial Vehicle Driving Centre in Singrauli, a

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Apollo Tyres launches its products at Geneva

The Apollo Tyres' pavillion in Hall 1 Stall 1230 of the ongoing Geneva Motor Show saw the launch of

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 & ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery reuse

General Motors and ABB have showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Che

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...




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