Mercedes Benz leads in luxury car sales in India with 11,242 units in 2021

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz continued its firm leadership position in the country’s luxury car segment for a record seventh year in a row. In a pandemic hit 2021 calendar year, Mercedes-Benz India delivered 11,24...

Record-breaking 2021 for Automobili Lamborghini with 8,405 cars delivered

Automobili Lamborghini ended 2021 with a remarkable all-time record: 8,405 cars were delivered worldwide, making it the company’s best year ever on that front. Sales were up by 13% on 2020 due to a targeted and moni...

Semi conductor shortage puts spoke in car sales wheel in December 2021

With semi-conductor shortage continuing to play spoil-sport, passenger vehicle sales, in spite of huge bookings in December, closed in the red. Dealers, however, saw slight ease in vehicle supply thus giving some ho...

Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Cars24 to launch Mega Refurbishment Labs in major Indian cities

Cars24, a leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, has announced the launch of seven company-owned refurbishment centres called Mega Refurbishment Labs (MRLs) this year. These MRLs will be set up across 3...

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...

At 15,56,777 units, auto sales increase by 34pc in July 2021: FADA

According to the latest retail data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), total vehicle retails for the month of July 2021 have increased by 34.12% on year on year basis. When compare...

Tata Motors, Hyundai, Kia, MG among gainers in Jan 2021 domestic car sales

While a majority of Indian passenger car companies saw a fall in domestic car sales in January 2021 as compared to the corresponding period last year, a few companies like Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Kia Motor...

BMW Group India sells 6092 BMW cars, 512 MINI cars in 2020.

BMW India sprints ahead at the end of a difficult year amidst adverse market conditions with 6,092 units.

Luxury Ride expects 60pc revenues from online sales of pre-owned luxury cars

With social distancing the norm of the day during the prevailing covid-19 pandemic, Luxury Ride, a growing chain of pre-owned luxury cars, announced that it is expecting as much as 60% of all its revenues to come fr...

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...

Honda Cars India March 2020 growth slumps (-) 78.50% at 3697 units

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) registered its annual domestic sales of 102,016 units during FY 2019 – 20. The company’s monthly sales stood at 3,697 units in March 2020. The company had sold 183,808 units during FY 18...

Tata Motors sells 5676 units of passenger vehicles, degrowing  (-) 68 per cent

Like all vehicle manufacturers in the country, Tata Motors too posted miserable sales for its passenger vehicles for the month of March 2020. The company sold 5676 units as compared to 17810 units in March 2019. Thi...

MG Motor India registers sale of 1518 units in March 2020

MG Motor India announced that it has recorded a total retail sale of 1518 units in March 2020. This includes 116 units of ZS EV, the country’s first pure electric internet SUV, and 1402 units of the Hector.

Shriram Automall acquires Bluejack, an  online car  auction platform

Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) which is backed by Shriram Group & CarTrade, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in a bid to accelerate its offline auction market position with online used ca...

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

Automobile market has not responded till now to FM’s incentives, says SIAM President

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera has said in a press release that the sales report coming out from various companies for the month of August 2019 has been very dismal wit...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 11544 units in Aug 2019, degrows by (-) 21 per cent

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10701 units in the domestic market this month of August 2019. The company exported 843 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11544 units. Toyota Kirlos...

Hyundai Motor India  domestic sales drop (-) 16.58pc in Aug 2019 at 38205 units

Hyundai Motor India registered domestic sales of 38,205 units and exports of 17,800 units with cumulative sales of 56,005 Units for the month of August 2019. The company had sold 45,801 units in Aug 2018. The degrow...

Toyota Kirloskar domestic sells at 10424 in July 2019; -24pc fall in sales

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10423 units in the domestic market in July 2019 as against 13677 units in July 2018. This meant a degrowth of 24 per cent. The company exported 868 units of the Etios series in...

Tata Motors passenger vehicle domestic sales drops 31pc at 10485 units in July 2019

Leading automobile company Tata Motors recorded a decline of 31% in passenger vehicle domestic sales at 10,485 units, as compared to July 2018 sales which is in line with the decline on the industry (31%), and as a ...

Maruti Suzuki domestic sales plunge by more than 36pc at 96478 units for July 2019

Market leader Maruti Suzuki domestic sales for July 2019 has plunged by more than 36 per cent with total units sold at 96,478 compared to 152,427 units recorded in July 2018.

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...

MG Motor India invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

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.

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

First fully owned Bosch Car Service Centre in Bengaluru

Bosch Limited inaugurated its first Company Owned Company Operated (CoCo) Bosch Car Service Centre in Bengaluru on January 19, 2017. The centre was inaugurated by Soumitra Bhattacharya, President, Bosch Group India.

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...

Volvo Cars ties up with APM Terminals Inland Services in Chennai

APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has signed an exclusive agreement with Gothenburg, Sweden-based Volvo Cars to provide a dedicated, specialised warehouse facility in Chennai. The customised warehouse will p...

Will the Kwid halt Renault’s sales skid? Lodgy, Duster sales plunge

The Renault Kwid, the small hatchback launched by Renault India in September 2015 has sold 5194 units in the Indian market for the month of October 2015, according to the latest data released by Society of Indian Au...

Nirmal K Minda  - CMD, Uno Minda

Nirmal K Minda CMD, Uno Minda, speaks to P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. "

Toyota Kirloskar to auction used cars in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has launched “Toyota Auction Mart” as it becomes the first auto manufacturer in India to venture into used car auction business. Toyota Auction Mart (TAM) is a first of its kind initiati...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

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...

Automobili Lamborghini delivers record 2,530 units in 2014

In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini has set a new sales record in its history by delivering 2,530 cars to its customers. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A noted that his co...

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...

Excise rollback in Jan 2015 pushes vehicle sales in Dec 2014

It’s very natural for people to rush in to buy vehicles when they know that the prices of the vehicles are going to be increased soon. This is what happened when people in India realised that the government was in n...

Audi India ends 2014 with record sales of 10851 units

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has closed the year on a record high by notching up an impressive sale of 10851 units in 2014. This marks the seventh successive year of growth for the company which last year bec...

Mahindra’s Automotive Sector rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, t...

Tata Motors Dec 2014 sales of passenger cars increases 52pc

Even though Tata Motors’ total sales grew by 10pc in December 2014, as compared to the corresponding month last year, the company recorded a 52pc growth in passenger car sales for the month at 9956 units, propelled ...

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 Auto Sector sells 36,328 units in Dec 2014

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced its auto sales numbers which stood at 36,328 units during December 2014, as against 39,611 units during December 2013. The Passenger Vehicles segment (which includes...

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...

Honda Cars India records 163 pc sales growth in Dec 2014

Propelled by sales of the Honda City, Amaze, Mobilio and Brio cars, Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), clocked 14,428 units of domestic sales in the month of December 2014 as against 5,493 units sold during December 2013...

JLR sales rock with the power of dragon China

Even though the parent company Tata Motors is experiencing falling sales influenced by terrible market conditions in India, its fully owned company Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehi...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

Audi meets its 2015 global sales target in 2013

The Audi Group delivered around 1.575 million cars of the Audi brand globally in 2013. The Ingolstadt (Germany) carmaker achieved new record sales and reached the target that it had set itself for 2015 – more than...

Interview with Anirvan Roy, General Manager, Automotive Lubricants, ExxonMobil Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd

I would candidly say that the automotive aftermarket is the major thrust area for us. As compared to the direct market, not only does the aftermarket have a higher consumption capacity but we get multiple channels o...

Interview with Rishikesh Sahay, CEO, Rai Automotive Systems

Our sales have definitely been impacted because of the downturn in the economy. Everything boils down to the sales of the cars. If the car sales drop, then the workshop owners will be deferring any capital-intensive...

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

Tata Motors has announced the opening of its two new passenger vehicle dealerships in New Delhi, wit

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

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...

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...

Khattar’s final reinCARNATION

He is well past his 60 years of age but is as agile as a young man in his twenties, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. Jagdish Khattar, Chairman and Managing Director of Carnation is just back from a lunch meeting ...

Jaguar sales hit the roof in UK

UNITED KINGDOM: Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK said: "While August is traditionally a q




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