Record year for Lamborghini sales globally; India sees 33pc jump at 92 units

The year 2022 saw Automobili Lamborghini break records with best sales figures ever. The company delivered 9,233 cars worldwide, an increase of 10% over the previous year.

Sona Comstar acquires 54pc stake in sensors, software company Novelic

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd. (Sona Comstar), one of the leading global providers of automotive technology solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire a 54% equity stake in Novelic, a Serbia-based company found...

As wedding bells ring, auto sales see overall growth of 26pc: FADA

Auto retail in November’22 saw an overall growth of 26 per cent, according to Nov 2022 sales data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA).

Marquardt Group expands in India, launches global R&D Centre in Pune

Marquardt India, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems for automobiles and other sectors opened its global R&D centre in Pune. The centre with skilled engineers is...

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).

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...

Audi India bolsters EV charging infrastructure

Audi India has successfully installed 100+ chargers across 60+ cities in the country – this includes all Audi India dealerships, workshop facilities and select SAVWIPL Group brand dealerships located across strategi...

UK investor BII, Mahindra to invest in new 4W passenger EV company

British International Investment (BII), the UK’s Development Finance Institution and impact investor and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) have executed a binding agreement to invest up to Rs. 1,925 crore each into a wholly...

Mahle develops superior continuous torque electric motor

Automotive supplier Mahle has developed the most durable electric motor available. The traction motor, which is unique on the market, can run indefinitely with high performance. A new cooling concept makes this tech...

Two-Wheeler Electrification in India: Challenges & Opportunities

India has the world’s largest and fastest growing two-wheeler market. It is the cheapest and quickest form of local travel. Forecasts peg the number of vehicles sold annually to reach 26.6 million units by 2025.

Flipkart Group commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

The Flipkart Group, India’s homegrown internet ecosystem, has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target, to decarbonise its own operations by 2030 and the larger value chain by 2040.

Okinawa emerges electric two wheeler champ, reveals FADA data

If there is one clear leader in the electric two wheeler space in India, it is Okinawa Autotech. According to retail sales data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealer Associations (FADA) for the month of Ma...

Sudarshan Venu elevated as Managing Director of TVS Motor Company

TVS Motor Company has announced at its board meeting the elevation of Sudarshan Venu as Managing Director of the company effective May 5, 2022.

Cummins India powers employee upskilling in collaboration with BITS Pilani

Cummins India, in collaboration with the Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) Division of BITS Pilani, is fostering a culture of continuous learning and upskilling amongst employees through bespoke learning pr...

Klaus Zellmer appointed new CEO of Skoda Auto as of July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Auto a.s. will be Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the Volkswagen brand Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.

Rahul Bajaj, the cowboy of Indian auto industry, is no more

Rahul Bajaj, the industrialist who minced no words in calling a spade a spade, is no more. He was the cowboy of Indian auto industry, who feared no one. Rahul Bajaj, who was ailing for some time, breathed his last o...

High speed e-two wheeler sales jump 425pc, grabs 61pc of E2W market

The year 2021 has clearly shown that Indians have begun to prefer registered high speed electric two wheelers (E2W) as compared to non-registered low speed two wheelers. Thus, while registered high speed two wheeler...

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...

Valeo’s 2nd gen LiDAR in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with level 3 automation

France based Valeo has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the first car in the world to be equipped with its LiDAR, the second-generation Valeo Scala.

Battrixx launches dual power electric vehicle smart batteries

Battrixx, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kabra Extrusion technik Limited (KET), launched its Dual Power Electric Vehicle (EV) smart batteries.

TVS Scooty achieves a new milestone, sales cross 5 million mark

TVS Motor Company has announced that the TVS Scooty has crossed the sales milestone of 5 million units. TVS Scooty range has been synonymous with female mobility in India for more than three decades in India.

 Tata Motors to raise $1 billion in passenger EV business from TPG Rise Climate

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) and TPG Rise Climate have entered into a binding agreement whereby TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ, shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. ...

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...

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating to...

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan, Datsun cars

Nissan India has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan” for the new-age customers, a new way to own the all-new Nissan Magnite, Nissan Kicks or Datsun redi-Go.

Siddharth Shriram is no more; Honda will miss an old ally

Siddharth Shriram, an eminent industrialist based in Delhi and hailing from a prestigious business family died on May 17, 2021 at the age of 76 due to covid related complications. He was admitted to Medanta Hospital...

TVS Motor Company appoints new leadership team at Norton Motorcycle

TVS Motor Company (TVS), owner of Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd (Norton) has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Hentschel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vittorio Urciuoli as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the...

Ralf Speth is TVS Motor Company Director, will succeed Venu Srinivasan as Chairman

TVS Motor Company has announced the appointment of global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors. The company further announced the appointment of Kuok Meng Xiong as an Independent D...

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

Indian Auto Industry starts 2021 with negative January sales

The year 2021 seems to have not begun on a right note for the Indian automobile industry when it comes to domestic sales. After showing a one-time YoY growth in December, 2020, January 2021 registrations once again ...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

Electric two wheelers witness tepid growth despite Govt subsidy, says ICRA Survey

The demand and volumes of electric two wheelers (e-2Ws) have witnessed a very lackadaisical growth in recent years and despite the government’s thrust on adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions for car owners

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer Interview with CV Raman, Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Raman san answers 23 critical question for car owners.

M&M sells 3384 passenger vehicle units in March 2020, slump of 88pc

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) sold a total of 3384 units of passenger vehicles in March 2020 (domestic as well as exports) as compared to 27,646 units in the corresponding period last year. This meant, the co...

Varroc showcases  roadmap for future of mobility

15th Edition of the Auto Expo-The Components Show 2020 by showcasing solutions for electric mobility, connected vehicles, and light weighting.

From candle light to digital light, automotive lighting with Mercedes-Benz

Believe it or not, in 1886 the world’s first cars were equipped with candle lights. More than a century later, modern cars of today are equipped with digital lights. Mercedes-Benz takes you through this journey of t...

Mercedes-Benz Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply s...

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

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...

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...

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.

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault

The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which met under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault.

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

Continental acquires antenna maker Kathrein Automotive

Technology company Continental has successfully completed the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH after antitrust authorities officially approved the transaction. Incorporating the automotive division of Rosenhe...

Hyundai Mobis lights path to avoid accidents involving autonomous vehicles

Hyundai Mobis showcased the latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019. Communication Lighting uses an "Indicating Lighting Zone" to indicate when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode

Mahindra’s Igatpuri Plant Is India’s first carbon neutral facility

The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first carbon neutral manufacturing facility. This was ...

Bombay High Court clears sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel

The Bombay High Court in a land mark ruling has relieved the restriction of MSHSD control order, 2005, for sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel into internal combustion engines.

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct allegations

One of automobile industry’s most powerful leaders, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was arrested by the authorities in Japan on November 19, 2018.

FCA India expands sales and service presence with ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets

FCA has announced the roll-out of ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets to expand the sales and service presence in India. ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets will offer sales as well as service and will be set up initially in seven Indian tow...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus / Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

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 ...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG held on May 9, 2018, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vor...

Anthill Ventures invests in Uniti electric car for Indian roads

Anthill Ventures, an investment and scaling platform for early growth stage startups that want to scale with speed, has announced its investment in Uniti, a Swedish urban mobility electric car startup. This investme...

Wireless charging system developed on Kia Soul EV

Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wire...

Durr EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality for cars

World’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr announced early this year the launch of EcoInCure that offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the ...

Faurecia, Clean Air Asia partner for clean air solutions in Asia

Faurecia, a global leader in areas of automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility has partnered with Clean Air Asia to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry a...

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...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

Hero Motocorp surpasses record 7 million unit sales in calendar year 2017

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, capped-off the calendar year (January-December 2017) with yet another global benchmark, surpassing the landmark seven million units in cumulative sal...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

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.

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

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...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

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...

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Govt increases cess on luxury  cars to 25% under new GST regime

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars, luxury cars and SUVs from current 15% to 25% under the new GST regime. The cabinet gave it...

OmniVision, Netradyne develop a intelligent camera system for commercial Fleet

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced its technical collaboration with Netradyne, a commercial-vehicle technology solutions provider specialising in ...

E-Vehicles to increase power sector’s viability, says Feedback Consulting

Environmental experts in India have long been debating on the several positives that could emerge as a result of electric vehicles being encouraged on roads vis-a-vis the conventional IC run vehicles. But now for th...

Continental CUbE  helps tech development for driverless vehicles

More and more people are flocking to cities. According to a 2014 UN study, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – and they will also be driving their cars there. However, it would pe...

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 ...

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...

Mahindra Electric unveils roadmap for making next gen electric vehicles

Mahindra Electric, manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and a part of the Mahindra Group, has unveiled a comprehensive technology and product roadmap, leading to the next generation of electric vehicles, which the...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

Interview with Kevin Flynn- FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai- Fiat India Automobiles

Kevin Flynn, President & Managing Director, FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd. feel that the new Jeep Compass will really appeal to the Indian consumer and that the company will be...

Interview with Sanjay Gupta,Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors.

Interview with Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors. Gupta says that according to IMS Research, the global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to Rs.13.04 lakh crore ($240 billion) in 2020.

Mahindra rebrands Electric Mobility Business as Mahindra Electric

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has recently rebranded its electric mobility portfolio as Mahindra Electric. Under the umbrella brand, Mahindra Electric, the company will manufacture electric cars, license out i...

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Two Wheelers

Interview with Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Two Wheelers. Sahay feels the premium segment in two-wheelers is growing exponentially.

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.

Punjab is first state to implement automated driver license test tracks

In an age defined by technology, India is also slowly yet surely progressing towards modernisation of its systems and governance. Punjab has been a witness to such a wave of progress after the state implemented the ...

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 ...

Interview with Claude d’Gama Rose, Managing Director, Continental Automotive Components India

Interview with Claude d’Gama Rose, Managing Director, Continental Automotive Components India

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

With redi-GO by its side, Datsun becomes India’s fastest growing car brand

The small and affordable cars from Datsun are beginning to get popular in India and leading this race is the recently launched redi-GO. In fact, Datsun was the fastest growing car brand in India in June, recording s...

Bosch diagnostic tools for International Reifen tyre show in Germany

For the International Reifen 2016 fair in Essen, Germany, auto component major Bosch has presented new tyre -service devices and related test equipment. These include two wheel balancers with a feature allowing con...




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