Jeep rolls out the all-new Meridian; bookings open at Rs 50,000

Jeep India has announced the start of production of the all-new Jeep Meridian from its JV manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon

2nd Gen Honda Amaze crosses milestone of 200,000 deliveries in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that the 2nd generation model of its popular family sedan Honda Amaze has crossed milestone of 200,000 deliveries in India sin...

Honda City leads mid-size sedan segment sales in calendar year 2020

Honda City, the most successful model from Honda Cars India has led the sales in mid-size sedan segment in CY 2020 with cumulative sales of 21,826 units from January – December 2020. Staying true to its legacy of be...

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.

Honda Amaze crosses 4 lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

The Honda Amaze sedan from Honda Cars India has cumulatively sold 4 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 2013. The Amaze, now in its second-generation, is currently Honda’s largest selling model...

 STMicroelectronics, Arrow Electronics release complete reference design ECU for EFI

To help the automotive industry meet the upcoming emissions regulations for single- and twin-cylinder gasoline engines, STMicroelectronics, with Arrow Electronics, has released a complete reference design ECU (Elect...

Continental to shift focus on electric mobility

Due to the rapid change in the mobility landscape, Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. To keep pace with the change, Continental’s Powertrain division will be renamed as Vitesco Tec...

Full-hybrid vehicle with 48-volt high-power technology from Continental

For years now, technology company Continental has been backing environmentally friendly and cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines. In the run-up to IAA 2019,...

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Group announce collaboration for next gen electrification technology

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central pa...

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.

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, highest-selling premium sedan of India

Maruti Suzuki’s new Ciaz is India’s highest selling premium sedan in first half of 2018-19. The company has sold over 24,000 units of Ciaz during April-September 2018-19. Currently, Ciaz accounts for 28.8% market sh...

SEG Automotive expects huge demand for SC60 Start/Stop starter motor

SEG Automotive, the pioneers of Start/Stop technology in vehicles, is confident that its new extra-compact SC60 Start/Stop starter motor it will be able to conquer developing markets like India and China, since it p...

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

Twenty years on, the Honda City is still a city favourite

But many car brands have only matured with time, one of them being the Honda City from Honda Cars India Ltd, which has kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India.

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases launches premium range of lubricants

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases, a leading global manufacturer of premium quality lubricants and greases have launched ‘Mirr Oils’ - range of lubricants catering to needs of automotive, marine and industrial appl...

BorgWarner R2S turbocharging technology boosts engine performance

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles has provided its leading regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharger for Daimler’s latest 2.9-l...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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

GP Petroleums launches first Repsol diesel engine oil in India

GP Petroleums Ltd, a leading lubricant maker and part of UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group, has launched the Spanish oil major Repsol’s diesel engine oil for the first time in India, as per its exclusive licence agreem...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Continental puts first 48-volt hybrid drive into production

Continental is electrifying one diesel variant of both the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models. The system, offered as a "Hybrid Assist" uses a 48-volt hybrid drive in production vehicles for the first time. ...

In-cylinder simulations run faster than ever before with Converge CFD

Global automaker Ford has used an innovative combustion modelling tool for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines. The Converge CFD software package from Convergent Science has be...

“Key” to a lasting technology by Ford

Few of us expect the electronic devices we rely on to last very long. Cracked screens, slow-running software, and the appeal of the latest model can consign new smartphones, tablets and laptops to the bin after only...

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...

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 ...

Pre bookings for the all-new Volvo S90 commence

Volvo Auto India has announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched premium luxury sedan, Volvo S90 in India. The new S90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future...

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...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

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...

Volkswagen Group India begins recall of cars to fix emission glitches

German auto giant Volkswagen will formally begin recalling cars in the country from July 2016 to fix emission software. To begin with the company will recall 198,500 cars in the country next month to fix emission ...

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 cars in Germany for rectifying emission glitches

Volkswagen has now recalled 800,000 cars in Germany for fixing the emissions glitch which it had in 2015 admitted to have resorted to in order to evade strict emission norms. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Author...

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...

Bosch lambda sensors, the exhaust gas supervisor turns 40

It’s now been 40 years since Bosch lambda sensors have been controlling exhaust in vehicles. Bosch parts range provides lambda sensors in original-equipment quality for almost any vehicle. Basically, Lambda sensors ...

Ban on diesel vehicle not going to achieve desired objective of reducing pollution: SIAM

Citing a study conducted by IIT Kanpur, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has stated that the Supreme Court ban in the NCR on cars with diesel engines of 2000 cc and above will not result in the...

SC ban on diesel cars above 2000 cc continues in Delhi NCR

The financial year 2015-16 ended on a sour note for several automobile manufacturers in the country when the Supreme Court in a hearing extended the ban on diesel vehicle registration in Delhi. Thus, all diesel cars...

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...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

Ford India’s Chennai plant produces one millionth vehicle and engine

Ford India’s Chennai plant has reached a production milestone by rolling out the one millionth vehicle and engine at its Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP). The company had started its operations in 1...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

Another 800,000 VW cars involved in diesel emission irregularities

With regards to the latest notice issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., the Volks...

German transport authority gives Volkswagen timetable for global recalls

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has come out with a timetable for Volkswagen to recall cars affected by the emissions scam, a result of fraud manipulation by the German car major. The Volkswagen Group wi...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

Volkswagen to refit diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

Now that the diesel emissions scam has hit Volkswagen hard on its face, the company is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles. The company had apparently used an impro...

VW Group restructured; Sacks employees involved in emission scandal

As a fallout of the massive US emission scandal involving Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board not only restructured the Volkswagen group but also recommended the immediate suspension of some of its employee...

5 million Volkswagen cars affected in emissions scandal

An internal evaluation in the Volkswagen Group has revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand vehicles are affected worldwide. Certain models and model years of these vehicles (such as ...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

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...

Delphi’s 48-Volt architecture to help auto industry on emissions

For an industry that has tried everything from 300-600 volts with pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and big lithium-ion batteries, a widespread 48-Volt strategy may offer the biggest bang for the buck. Europe ...

Jenvey Dynamics launches new lightweight, durable performance throttle body kit

Leading developer and producer of fuel injection throttle body and induction systems, Jenvey Dynamics Ltd., has announced the launch of a new manifold and throttle body (ITB) kit for the popular Ford Pinto engine. J...

Goenka confirms S101 hatch will have a 1.2 litre petrol engine

It is official now that the soon to be launched smart hatchback car code named S101 from Mahindra and Mahindra will definitely have a 1.2 litre petrol mill. Spy shots of the S101 have been doing the rounds of the so...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

AVTEC LTD: On a Hi-Tech Journey

Avtec Ltd, among the several brilliant companies of the CK Birla Group, has got several formulas ready for engineering a massive growth in the near future. But the common ingredient that will make all these formulas...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Stanadyne launches EcoForce, a high-tech fuel injection system	in India

Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems has launched EcoForce. This is a next generation diesel fuel system developed for the below 50 horsepower engine market. E...

Interview with Philipp Von Sahr, President BMW Group India

The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on March 29, 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, t...

Honeywell Turbochargers in VW, Skoda models in India

Honeywell Transportation Systems is providing its variable-geometry, diesel turbocharger technology to Volkswagen for its new 1.5L TDI diesel engine designed and developed in India.

Interview with James R. Verrier, President and CEO, BorgWarner Inc.

BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. The company focuses on developing leading powertrain technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Its facilities are located acros...

BorgWarner equips VW diesel engines with turbocharger technology

BorgWarner, a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world, is supplying its advanced variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for the newly developed 1.4-litre th...

Isuzu Motors India trains ITI trainers in Chennai

Leading manufacturer of pick up vehicles in India, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited has concluded the 2nd five-day training for ITI trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology in Chenna...

Nagesh Basavanhalli quits Fiat Group India

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the current President and Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd. (FGAIPL), Nagesh Basavanhalli plans to leave the company. The Fiat Group India Automobiles Pvt. ...

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...

Tata Autocomp, Katcon JV for exhaust systems

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp) and Katcon Global have signed a 50:50 Joint Venture agreement to provide exhaust systems and emission after-treatment systems

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

Interview with Shekhar Chakravarti, Managing Director, Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt Ltd

The concept is unique, because non linear Ropeway travelling over existing road routes in urban cities, would be the first in the world, and therefore, could be called revolutionary, as it would constitute a 2nd tie...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

General Motors begins Beat exports from India

General Motors India has announced that it has commenced vehicle exports to Chile and the first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beat cars were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on September 25, 2014 wh...

Audi’s TDI engine has only got better in 25 years

It was 25 years ago that Audi first unveiled the TDI engine. The engine has since gone on to become the most successful efficiency technology, both on the road as well as the racetrack. The company achieved worldwid...

GM exports to begin with Beat to Chile

General Motors’ Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra will begin production of vehicles meant for exports in the second half of 2014. The company will commence exports of left hand drive version of the Chevrolet B...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

Delphi new Diesel Common Rail System family

Designed to meet the significant market challenges faced by automakers around the world, Delphi Automotive is launching a new family of Diesel Common Rail systems including diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, En...

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...

BorgWarner optimistic about Asian region business

US based BorgWarner, a $ 7.4 billion global leader in powertrain solutions is extremely optimistic about new business in the Asian region, which would be primarily driven by China and other nations. In his latest an...

Fiat India Automobiles rolls out 3 lakh cars

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has rolled out the 300,000th car and from its Ranjangaon plant in Pune. This plant rolled out its 500,000th engine in August 2013. FIAL is a joint venture between Fiat S.p.A and Ta...

Bosch doing some great work in direct injection

After having successfully brought in the common-rail technology for diesel engines, Bosch is doing wonders with the gasoline direct injection technology. According to a press statement, the company has already revol...

Interview with Terrence Hahn, Milind Godbole & Nitin S. Kulkarni of Honeywell Transportation Systems

Turbocharging started off with what is known as wastegate technology. The conventional turbochargers used to have something called a turbo lag. When you hit the gas pedal, it’s a little while before the turbo really...

Honda develops VTEC Turbo engine

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it has newly developed VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasol

JCB India rolls out 50,000th engine at Ballabgarh

JCB India Ltd. has rolled out its 50,000th JCB Engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011,

Honda to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited(HCIL) has announced a Rs.2,500 crore investment in Tapukara plant and the a

Jeep sells more than 7 lakh units worldwide

Jeep brand, which is yet to enter India, recorded global sales of 701,626 units in 2012, setting a n

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

Interview with Anish Goel, Managing Director, Basecamp

Interview with Anish Goel, Managing Director, Basecamp

Atul Auto to enter Sri Lankan market

Atul Auto Ltd, a leading three-wheeler manufacturer is entering Sri Lankan market to set up an auto

ICML rolls out Extreme in Hyderabad

International Cars & Motors Ltd. (ICML), the group company of Sonalika introduced its high-end, new

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

Mahindra introduces vehicles for Kenya

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and a part of the US$ 1




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