In a first, electric car Nexon EV from Tata Motors catches fire

A Tata Nexon electric car caught fire in Vasai area in Mumbai, Maharashtra late June 22, 2022. Incidentally, the Nexon EV is the highest selling electric car in India. Though in the recent past there have been sever...

Marelli launches Wireless Distributed Battery Management System

Marelli, a leading global automotive supplier, has expanded its range of battery management technologies for electric vehicles with a new state-of-the-art Wireless Distributed Battery Management System (wBMS).

BMW Motorrad delivers 5000 motorcycles to customers in 2021

In 2021, BMW Motorrad has delivered 5000 premium motorcycles to customers. Overcoming the current sentiment in the two-wheeler industry, BMW Motorrad India will post a growth of over 100% in 2021 as compared to 2020...

Power Global, Rap Eco Motors tie up for swappable battery technology

Power Global, a leading provider of high-performance clean energy and mobility products for everyday applications, has announced a strategic partnership to supply its eZee swappable lithium-ion battery technology to...

Mercedes-Benz India starts local production of new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz India rolled-out the all-new S-Class from the assembly lines of its state-of-art production facility in Chakan, Pune. The S 350 d model is priced at Rs. 1.57crore and the S 450 4Matic at Rs. 1.62 cror...

ePropelled unveils groundbreaking Electric Vehicle Motor System

ePropelled, the Massachusetts-based technology company that offers leading-edge electric propulsion systems, has announced the release of a groundbreaking new electric vehicle (EV) propulsion system to be showcased...

Schaeffler showcases innovations in field of e-mobility

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has presented its vision of sustainable mobility in its “On Track to Sustainable Mobility” showcase at IAA Mobility 2021. Along with product innovations such as its 3-in...

BorgWarner earns first global eTurbo business from major European OEM

BorgWarner has entered into a global agreement to supply its advanced eTurbo to a major European OEM for use in a high-voltage hybrid passenger car. BorgWarner's advanced electric boosting technology provides signif...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

At Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei has launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza becomes India’s fastest selling compact SUV

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has clocked six lakh sales within a short time span of five years.

TVS Eurogrip launches 11 new tyre products for replacement market

TVS Srichakra Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced the launch of eleven new products for the replacement market: eight new high-performance tyre sizes for motorcycles, two f...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

The new Flying Spur V8 has build on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops and a reducti...

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 ...

Honda 2Wheelers begins exports of SP125 motorcycle in CKD form

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced the exports of its next generation 125cc, the SP125 to Europe. The motorcycle is exported via the CKD route. Consignments carrying over 2000 CKD kits of ...

V4 Granturismo: the engine for the next generation of Ducati Multistrada

Italian motorcycle major Ducati has presented the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on November 4, 2020.

Bridgestone custom built Potenza tyres for Maserati MC20

Bridgestone has been selected as the exclusive tyre supplier for the MC20, Maserati’s new super sports car. This collaboration between two industry leaders conquers new ground, with Bridgestone enhancing the incredi...

Maruti Suzuki WagonR is highest selling CNG vehicle in country

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling CNG vehicle in the country by surpassing 3 lakh units in sales, making it the most successful CNG car across all passenger vehicle segments.

Tata Motors delivers Tata Tigor EVs to Ministry of Ayush

Tata Motors has delivered Tigor electric vehicles to the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in Delhi, as a part of its tender with EESL. The first batch of Tigor EVs was ...

Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

Tata Elxsi IoT software powers Tata Motors Connected Vehicle Platform

Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, partnered with Tata Motors in developing their unified Connected Vehicle Platform that powers the Nexon EV range of electric cars.

MulticoreWare, Uhnder to help accelerate automotive radar development

MulticoreWare Inc. has collaborated with Uhnder to help drive both software and hardware development of Uhnder’s radar technology.

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

TVS Motor Company launches 4 new products in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched four new products in Bangladesh. The products include premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 160 4V single disc, 125cc motorcycle TVS Max 125, 100cc motorcycle TVS Metro special edition and...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

BorgWarner eAxle “iDM” takes electric propulsion to a new level

BorgWarner’s drive modules simplify the design of future pure electric drives significantly, and it is predicted that they will continue to do so in the years to come. While the forerunner – the electric drive modul...

Harley-Davidson debuts new concepts and Livewire motorcycle

Motorcycle manufacturer revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle, at CES 2019. The 2020 LiveWire is now a...

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

NVIDIA Introduces DRIVE AutoPilot at CES 2019

NVIDIA announced the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system, NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot, which integrates multiple breakthrough AI technologies that will enable supervised self-driving ve...

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 ...

SUN Mobility and SmartE partner to transform EV adoption in the country

Sun Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), announced a partnership with SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy its universal energ...

CEAT launches Gripp X3 – Everlasting Grip Tyres for motorcycles in India

CEAT Ltd has launched its new range of Gripp X3 – Everlasting Grip tyres for the motorcycle segment in India. These newly launched range of tyre with ‘Everlasting Grip’ with the help of Dual Compound Technology, de...

BorgWarner high-performance Electric Drive Module for new EVs from Great Wall Motors

BorgWarner is providing its high-performance electric drive module (eDM) for the 2018 C30 electric vehicle (EV) and the brand ORA from China’s leading automaker, Great Wall Motors (GWM). The 2018 C30 is the first EV...

Triumph delivers 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India

The Street Triple range is now the largest selling roadster range from Triumph in India, after the Bonneville and Tiger series. The sales of the Triumph Street Triple have been 701 units so far since its introductio...

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...

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Adient , Arvind form JV to manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India

Michigan (US) based Adient, a global leader in automotive seating which produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs has formed a joint venture with India’s Arvind Ltd, one of...

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 ...

New Lexus India team launches LS500h luxury sedan

With a new management in place at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77 crore. The Lexus LS500h is now ...

BMW Group delivers best sales performance in India to date with 9800 cars

BMW Group has delivered its best sales performance in India to date in calendar year 2017 with all three brands – BMW, MINI and Motorrad.BMW Group India delivered 9800 cars (BMW + MINI) in 2017, registering a growth...

Tata Motors delivers first batch of the Tigor Electric Vehicles to EESL

Tata Motors delivered the first set of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) as part of their initiative to procure 10,000 electric vehicles. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD...

 Durr’s EcoReflect, an innovative light tunnel to check paint finish

EcoReflect from Dürr is an innovative light tunnel for checking surface quality. With an innovative light concept and a perfectly ergonomic environment design, it delivers precise and highly focused vision. This per...

BorgWarner unveils R2S turbocharging system with 2 VTG turbochargers

As a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, BorgWarner has pushed engine performance to new heights for the BMW Group’s 315 HP diesel motor featured i...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Michelin Scorcher tyre range for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India

Leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of Michelin Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorised dealer network. The Mi...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

Shell Lubricants partners with Komatsu; launches new diesel engine oil

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, in partnership with Komatsu, world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment from Japan, has launched a specially reformulat...

Avtec receives “TPM Excellence” award

Avtec, one of the largest independent manufacturers of powertrain and precision-engineered products in India, recently received the ‘Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment-2015’ at the JIPM award ceremony...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

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...

Roll-Royce aluminium tryst in testing phase

In February 2015, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the development of an all-new aluminium space-frame architecture that will underpin all future Rolls-Royce models arriving in market from early 2018. The company ha...

Continental’s Vehicle-to-X technology can save lives

At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the international automotive supplier Continental will be presenting a Left-turn Assist based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology (ideal for left hand drive vehicles aborad) in the ou...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain new material for automotive diesel pistons

Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation of the US has announced that it has developed a new premium diesel piston aluminium alloy, called DuraForm-G91. In benchmarking tests, the n...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

New 3D Metrology Software from Faro delivers increased productivity

FARO Technologies, a trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology, has announced the release of FARO CAM2 Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, FARO Laser ScanArm and FARO Laser...

India’s first ‘lifetime engine warranty’ for consumers from Shell

We have heard of slogans like “fill it, shut it, forget it” for petrol driven motorcycles. Now there should be a “Pour it, forget it” slogan too with Shell Lubricants, the global leader in finished lubricants, annou...

Aspada invests an initial USD $3.3 Million in EM3 AgriServices

Agricultural activities in the country will get an indirect boost with the decision of Aspada Investment Company to invest Rs 20 crore ($3.3 Million) in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd. EM3 provides a full rang...

TVS Jupiter crosses 500,000 units sales

TVS Motor India has reason to celebrate as its scooter model Jupiter has crossed the 500,000 units sales milestone. It achieved this in 18 months since its introduction into the market. TVS Jupiter was launched in S...

Bosch drive systems for Porsche hybrid models

For Porsche’s 918 Spyder, the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid that are basically plug-in hybrids, the company relies on an innovative drive system from Bosch. The possibilities offered by the combinat...

BorgWarner provides all-wheel drive technology to BMW

BorgWarner is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the BMW Group’s all-new 2 Series Active Tourer. The electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling automatically distributes power between the front a...

BMGI Unveils White Paper on vehicle pricing

Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI), a global consulting firm, has come out with a white paper on “Demystifying pricing in Passenger Vehicle Industry- Scientific way to stay ahead of curve”. This pap...

Continental expands technical centre in Bangalore

Continental AG has now expanded its research and development footprint by inaugurating their 13,000 square metre facility in Bangalore. The current head count of engineers now stands at 1000. The total investment at...

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...

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...

Diesel holds sway in India, EU while China prefers gasoline

While worldwide gasoline or petrol engines are the most popular powertrain, in India and the European Union (EU), every second new car is a diesel. According to Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and ser...

Shell next gen motor oil to power Indian cars

Shell Lubricants, global market leader in finished lubricants, has announced the launch of next generation motor oil in India by the name of Shell Helix Ultra with Shell PurePlus Technology. In a press release, the ...

Faro Edge ScanArm HD comes with fast scanning

FARO Technologies, the world’s leader in 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, has released the all-new Faro Edge ScanArm HD (Laser Line Probe HD). The Faro Edge ScanArm HD combines the power of the n...

Honeywell turbo in Zest petrol engine

The new Tata Revotron 1.2T petrol engine recently launched in the 2014 Tata Zest, owes its turbo technology to Honeywell Turbo Technologies. The company has partnered with Tata Motors to develop their first ever pet...

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 ...

Hella to showcase products at the UK mining show.

At Hillhead mining show to be held from June 24 to 26, 2014 in England, lighting major Hella will be showcasing some latest lights for the sector that would include work lights, beacons and accessories for mining ve...

Continental’s 8,888,888 Transmission Control Units

In China, the automotive supplier Continental is recording steep production increases for transmission control units (TCU). Launched in Changchun in 1998, TCU production expanded significantly in 2008 with the openi...

GE Honda Aero Engines delivers first HF120 engines

GE Honda Aero Engines has reached a major milestone with the delivery of the first shipset of HF120 production engines to Honda Aircraft Company. "The delivery of these first set of engines is a significant mileston...

BorgWarner tech drives 2014 world car winners

A few weeks back the motoring world hailed the winners of the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car awards. Now it’s time to hail the company that gave the technology to these cars. US b...

Opel’s tryst with catalytic convertors for 25 year

When Louis R. Hughes took over at the helm of Opel in April 1989 – 25 years ago this month – he was faced with a myriad of tasks, but his attention immediately turned to catalytic converters. His first decision also...

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...

China’s JMH collaborates with Ricardo

Jiangling Motor Holding Co. Ltd (JMH) the company that produces vehicles under the Landwind brand within China has joined hands with Ricardo on vehicle and transmission development for the new Landwind X5 8AT SUV pr...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

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...

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 ...

JLR delivers best ever full year global sales

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance. This can be directly attributed to the introduction of a...

Jeep brand all-time global sales in 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012. Jeep ...

Delphi to showcase hi-tech products at 2014 CES

Global auto component major Delphi Automotive will showcase highly integrated active safety and connectivity technologies at the upcoming 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas in the U...

Interview with Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

Tata Motors delivers 5 MPVs to Jharkhand cops

Tata Motors has delivered 5 Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) to the Jharkhand Police force, to bolster

TVS Motor Company develops new green technology

TVS Motor Company announced the development of a new technology that will enhance fuel efficiency by

Eicher delivers modern city bus

Eicher Trucks & Buses (A business area of VECV) has introduced its most recent bus offering

Interview with Marc Nassif, Country Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd

The connect between Renault and Formula One is very strong. We are supplying engines to three teams this year. This year too we hope to be world champions.

Mahindra Scorpio as intervention vehicle at BIC

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, has announced its

Hero MotoCorp unveils global brand identity

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, has launched its new name and logo at the O2 Arena

GM India introduces Smartech engine

General Motors India has launched its new locally developed, state-of-the-art Smartech engine

Atlas Copco marks 50 years of India operations

Global industrial group Atlas Copco is celebrating 50 years of Indian operations. The journey in Ind

1.6-litre GTDi engines from Volvo

SWEDEN:Volvo's engine range is now being expanded with the T3 and T4, two four-cylinder 1.6-litre pe

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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