TVS Srichakra forays into Indonesia with Eurogrip 2-wheeler tyre range

TVS Srichakra, a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3-wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the Indonesian market with Eurogrip range of tyres.

Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

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...

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

Royal Enfield, Yamaha, BMW buck failing 2w sales in Jan 2021

Barring companies like Royal Enfield, India Yamaha and BMW India, almost all two wheeler manufacturers in India registered a slump in sales in January 2021 as compared to January 2020. The growth for several compan...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

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...

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

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 ...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

Roy Kurian joins Tork Motors as Head, Sales & Marketing

Tork Motors, India’s first electric motorcycle maker, has appointed former Yamaha India Senior Vice President Roy Kurian as head of Sales & Marketing, of its flagship product T6X. Roy will focus on introducing T6X t...

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...

Roy Kurian leaves Yamaha Motor India to make a career change

Roy Kurian Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing has resigned from Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. with immediate effect. Roy Kurian has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd...

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

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...

Yamaha commissions 1100 KW solar power plant at Chennai facility

Yamaha Motor India Group has installed a 1100 KW roof top solar power plant at company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai. With this new installation, the total solar capacity of Yamaha’s Chennai plant has increase...

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 bags Rs 350 crore order from Magna International

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer announced that it has won 6 orders for supply of Transmission Oil Pumps from Magna Powertrain, the largest independent supplier of 4WD/AWD systems gl...

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.

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...

Yamaha Chennai factory achieves 1 million production milestone

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) has reached a major milestone of producing its one-millionth unit from the Chennai Factory on September 22, 2017. The one millionth model rolled out of the IYM’s Chennai factory is...

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...

Saitama City, Honda, Yamaha begin evaluating e-motorcycles

Saitama City in Japan, Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co will begin evaluation testing towards the expansion of the use of electric motorcycles. As part of Saitama City’s “E-Kizuna Project” measures to promote the ...

Roy Kurian promoted in Yamaha Motor India

Yamaha Motor India group of companies announced the promotion of three top personnel in India. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing has been elevated to the capacity of Senior Vice President, Sales & Market...

Yamaha YZF-R3, Cygnus Ray-ZR win India Design Mark (I Mark)

India Yamaha Motor has received the prestigious India Design Mark (I Mark) certification from the India Design Council for its products, the YZF-R3 and Cygnus Ray-ZR. This is the 6th consecutive year that Yamaha has...

Yamaha organises Annual Suppliers Conference-2017

India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM) recently organised the Annual Suppliers Conference at Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR). The conference was attended by 500 members representing more than 200 suppliers from across I...

Metro Tyres forays into motorcycle radial tyres

One of the country's leading cycle tyre manufacturers Metro Tyres Ltd. announced its foray into the motorcycle radial tyre sector on September 7, 2016. The company at present holds almost 24pc market share in the cy...

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 ...

India Yamaha Motor scooters reach 1 m production milestone

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) announced a major milestone for its scooter product, having produced its one-millionth unit in India. IYM’s one-millionth scooter ‘Fascino’ was rolled out from its Surajpur plant i...

Roy Kurian - Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd

Roy Kurian, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd in a candid interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India speaks his heart about the progress being made by his company in India ...

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...

Honda Cars to replace Fuel Return Pipe in 90,210 City & Mobilio diesel models

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced that it would recall a total of 90,210 units of its diesel cars so as to voluntarily replace the fuel return pipe of these vehicles. These cars include 64,428 units of diese...

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Royal Enfield acquires UK based Harris Performance

Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leadin...

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.

Yamaha Motor India posts 23pc growth in 2014

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd witnessed robust growth in 2014 with the successful launch of its family-oriented scooter – ‘Alpha’ as well as all new FZ-S FI Version 2.0, Fazer FI Version 2.0, FZ FI Version 2.0 a...

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 (...

Brembo brakes for powerful bikes at EICMA 2014

At the ongoing EICMA 2014 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy brake genius Brembo is represented through some very powerful motorcycles. Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc br...

Bohra Rubber inks deal with Japan’s HKL

Bohra Rubber Pvt. Ltd (BRPL)., part of the Bohra Group that has been in existence since 1924 and has presence in diverse activities including car dealership and education institutes has entered into a technical coll...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...

Zytek e-drive in Yamaha MOTIV.e

Yamaha’s new MOTIV.e city car concept, shown at the Tokyo motor show, is powered by an advanced electric drive from Zytek that employs a range of new design approaches to minimise the cost, weight and size of the po...

NGK Spark Plugs launches a new spark plug MR7C-9N

NGK Spark Plugs, the global leader and spark plug expert has launched MR7C-9N, the latest in its range of spark plugs at the Auto Expo Components Show 2014. The new NGK-MR7C-9N uses a special metal alloy to enhance ...

Yamaha India to partner with Navjyoti India

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. has signed a MoU with Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) – a not-for

Yamaha India separate vertical for sales/marketing

In order to maintain its growth record, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., has announced the establishmen

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

Escorts rolls out engine oil for cars & motorcycle

Escorts Limited, a leading manufacturer of auto suspension products, has launched a range of engine

Yamaha organizes Riding Clinic for the second time

India Yamaha Motor has recently organised the second edition of the Riding Clinic in association wit

IYM appoints Roy Kurian as National Business Head

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Limited (IYM) has announced the appointment of Roy Kurian

Yamaha’s safety initiative

NEW DELHI: After conducting its Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) training events in Chennai, Pune a




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