MSTI: Where a scrapped vehicle is laid to rest and recycled

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now into the crushing business. Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and T...

Mercedes-Benz introduces EV module for its popular ADAM course

Mercedes-Benz, the country’s largest luxury car maker, reiterated its commitment of continuing to develop the future talent pool in the country and make them industry ready, through its academic upskilling initiativ...

Maruti Suzuki, largest car makers are now car crushers

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now all set to become the largest car breakers of the country. The company has set up a vehicle scrapping and recycling unit at Noida in the s...

FADA wants clarity on Non-Disclosure Agreement for Ford India dealers

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex body representing the Indian auto retail industry has among its several demands to the government sought clarity on the Non-Disclosure Agreement (ND...

Schaeffler Steer-by-wire tech Space Drive for DTM racing cars

Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is the official “Series and Innovation Partner” to the DTM racing series and will bring the steer-by-wire technology Space Drive to the starting grid in three DT...

First 100 BYD Tang SUVs set sail for Norway

BYD, the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, and one of the first to produce one million electric passenger cars globally, has shipped the first 100 European-specification BYD Tang SUVs for custom...

Mercedes-Benz India sells 3193 units in Q1 2021, up 34pc

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India announced that it sold 3193 new cars in the January-March 2021 period, hinting at a strong recovery ahead.

Maruti Suzuki, the sole gainer in CV sales in Jan 2021

In the commercial vehicle segment in the country, domestic sales of CVs fell drastically in the month of January 2021, as compared to January 2020. But Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, surprisingly wa...

Mercedes-Benz starts local production of AMG in India

Mercedes-Benz India has commenced local production of the first-ever AMG vehicle in India- the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé. With this Mercedes-Benz India will be producing the new generation cars (NGC), the sedans, the ...

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...

Interview with Rajeev Chaba, President & MD,  MG Motor India

Just to give you a perspective of the company, SAIC sells almost 70 lakh cars per year and the Indian market is 30 lakhs per year. So this company is the market leader. They have got various brands and lots of platf...

Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan, first Volvo car made in USA

Volvo Cars revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new Charleston plant has now been officially inaugurated. The combined c...

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, one of the largest luxury car majors and part of the Volkswagen Group was arrested in Munich on June 18, 2018 in connection with the diesel scam that rocked Volkswagen and the automobil...

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

Sweden based Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

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 ...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Suzuki, Toshiba, Denso to invest Rs 1185 crore in Li-ION battery plant in India

While Tesla, the US based electric car maker which has its own lithium ion battery plant, is still to decide its India entry despite an open invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japan’s Suzuki Motor...

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

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...

Mahindra acquires controlling stake in Classic Legends

Mahindra & Mahindra is on an acquisition spree in both its four-wheeler as well as two-wheeler businesses. After buying controlling stakes in companies like car maker Ssangyong of South Korea and Italian vehicle des...

JLR partners with Noodle of Gorillaz for inspiring next gen engineers

Leading luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover of UK and part of Tata Motors group, has announced its new global ambassador Noodle, Japanese guitarist and founder member of virtual British band Gorillaz.

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...

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 ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates training centre

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated the unique ‘Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre’ in association with Don Bosco ITI, Chinchwad. The Training Centre is aimed at equipping ambitious youngster...

Volkswagen settlement worth over $ 15 b in US over diesel emission mess

German car maker Volkswagen will be forking out more than $ 10 billion in a proposed settlement programme in the US in a bid to contain the mess created by a major diesel emissions related scam that rocked the compa...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

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...

Volvo Cars planning €500m (Rs 34,129.9 crore) bond issue

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced it is seeking to raise Euros 500m (Rs 3798 crore) from a bond issue, its first foray into the global corporate bond markets in its 89 year history. The Swedish compan...

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.

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...

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...

Merc’s Roland Folger gets off to a “Make in India” start

Mercedes Benz India’s “Make in India” initiative could not have got off to a more promising start now that the Indian government has decided to buy 55 top of the range E 250 CDI luxury sedans. The luxury car maker h...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

In order to address the grave problem of corrosion in the country, especially in vehicles and also those that operate in and around the coastal areas of the country, the International Zinc Association (IZA), in a jo...

Volvo Cars uses world’s most advanced chassis simulator

Volvo Cars has become the first premium car maker to purchase the world’s most advanced Vi-Grade chassis simulator – the same equipment used by Ferrari and Porsche – to develop next generation Volvos. The simulato...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

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...

500,000th India made Nissan car exported

Nissan has exported the 500,000th car manufactured in India, setting a record in the passenger car segment of the industry within a span of five year. The Nissan Micra was the 500,000th vehicle that was exported. ...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

Motherson Sumi gets Rs 15,400 crore order from Daimler

Global automotive supplier Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) through its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV) has received a massive order worth Rs 15,400 crore from Daimler for the...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Record sales for Automobili Lamborghini in 2014

In the fiscal year 2014 Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. again improved its key financial figures and reached new records in terms of sales and turnover in its history of more than 50 yea...

Audi experimenting with chairless chairs in production plant

It’s getting easier to work in shop floors at Audi production plants. The German luxury car maker has built three prototypes in use on assembly lines in Neckarsulm. These chairless chairs ease many assembly activiti...

A new “Effortless...Everywhere” Roll-Royce being developed

Uber luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that it will develop an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose. This motor car will be Effortless...Everywhere. This car will ...

Ashutosh Khosla replaces Rattan at Force Motors

Ashutosh Khosla , who worked with Piaggio Vehicles, has come in place of Naresh Kumar Rattan who till recently was the Executive Director, Force Motors. The latter resigned from his post in January 2015 after spendi...

Lotus sales up 54pc world-wide for the first 9 months at 1565 units

British sports car maker Lotus has announced that its overall sales are up by 54pc in the past nine months provides tangible proof that the forward strategy established by Lotus Cars is working. In volume terms, the...

Mercedes-Benz dominates the F1 track and the road

Mercedes-Benz is on a record-setting spree. In 2014 it has dominated both the track (F1) and the road. In India while it sold record cars, worldwide too it sold more cars than ever before in 2014. The company deliv...

Bentley delivers 11020 cars globally, records 9pc growth in 2014

Super luxury car maker Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand after announcing 2014 as the company’s record breaking year. The company deliver 11,020 cars during the year...

BMW displays 360-degree collision avoidance and fully automated parking

At CES 2014, German car maker BMW demonstrated how highly automated driving using advanced control technology can cope with all driving situations right up to the vehicle’s dynamic limits. Now, at CES 2015, the comp...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Spyker files for voluntary financial restructuring

Dutch automobile car maker Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”), filed a voluntary petition on December 2, 2014 for financial restr...

European auto industry embracing 48v hybrids

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the recent 48V hybrid vehicle conference in Germany, together with leading car makers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48...

New Audi e-fuels project in  Germany

German car maker Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. According to a pres...

Honda to showcase new connected car technology

Japanese car maker Honda will be showcasing several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, USA that will be held from September 7 to 11, 2014. ...

A new powerful 48-volt technology from Audi

Audi will be upgrading part of its vehicle electrical system from 12 to 48 volts. This is being done to eventually facilitate the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency ...

Delphi’s scanning radar promotes safety in cars

Delphi Automotive Plc recently sold its one millionth electronically scanning radar (ESR) globally. That is a key milestone as car makers meet growing customer demand for new technologies with emphasis on improved s...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Unique Spyker bond offers B6 Venator as redemption

Dutch supercar maker Spyker N.V may have delayed its plans to enter India but has in the meantime introduced first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support launch of its Spyker B6 Venator. The company has creat...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

A big zero star for Indian entry-level cars

India does not have a mandatory crash test for its vehicles. This enabled car makers in the country to keep costs low without really meeting global safety standards. Now the cat is out of the bag. The first-ever ind...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50,000 cars in India

Mercedes-Benz India rolled out its 50,000th car from its Chakan plant. Mercedes is the only luxury car maker to achieve this feat in the country. The company produced 20,000 cars in mere 36 months while its C-Class ...

BMW innovations at the CES 2014

Under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner , the German luxury car maker focuses on every aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and outside world. The company is underlining its position in the vanguard of tech...

Interview with Christian Saffer & Frank Schloeder of BMW India

It’s part of an evolution. If you look at the design of our cars for the last 30 to 40 years, it was always some evolution and some revolution. It’s just a process of design change because people are changing. Every...

India will be 3rd largest automotive market by '16

On the sidelines of IHS Day 2013 APAC Summit, IHS - the leading source of information, insight and a

SKF signs contracts worth Rs 820 cr with Audi AG

SKF has signed contracts with car maker Audi for delivering components for use on a range of vehicle

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Interview with Sameer Sodhi, Director Business Unit, Automotive Lighting, South West Asia, Philips Electronics India Ltd.

We are investing a lot in plants in China where we have two new plants. We also do partnership where we come up with the design and the partner manufactures it as per our specifications.

Audi  plans massive expansion/surpasses 2010 sales

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has embarked on an intensive recruitment drive

Interview with Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

In the brand tracks we do, there is this question of how people perceive us on the technology front. There was this time around 1997-98 till around 2003 where our score on technology actually came down. When Marut...

Merc India CEO Dr Aulbur to step down

Mercedes-Benz India has announced that its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr Wilfrie

Maruti Suzuki to establish new plant at Manesar

NEW DELHI: India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) held its 29th Annual General

Mahindras finally get cosy with SsangYong

MUMBAI: For the Mahindras, it’s yet another feather in its cap. Going the Tata way of acquiring auto




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