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...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Hero Electric partners with Earth Ride to provide e-bikes to youth

Electric two wheeler company Hero Electric has announced its partnership with Delhi-based start-up Earth Ride, to provide e-bikes to the youth of the country searching for new business enterprises.

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.

BorgWarner begins supply of EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module which includes cooler and valve will be the company’s first gasoline EGR module to be used on mild-hybrid engine technology for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in ...

Rajesh Goel - Sr. Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

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...

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 begins at Manesar on Nov 27

More than 200 automobile as well as auto components companies will display their products, while there would be live test demonstrations, training sessions, panel discussion and test track demonstrations of vehicles...

Lubricants make things run smoothly

Lubricants are indispensable in industry. Greases and oils perform critical functions, ensuring that engines and machines run perfectly smooth. They extend the service life of machines, protect them from corrosion, ...

Vitesco Technologies to exhibit motorcycle solutions at EICMA 2019

Vitesco Technologies which was earlier known as Continental Powertrain division will be exhibiting its motorcycle solutions at the upcoming Eicma 2019 (public days 7–10 November).

 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...

Dürr presents first automatic guided vehicles for paint shop of future

Automobile production of the future is moving away from the production line and toward modular workstations. An important feature is flexible automatic guided vehicles or AGVs for short. Dürr presented for the firs...

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...

First Kia Seltos rolls out of Anantapur plant

Kia Motors India has rolled out the production version of its first car for India, the Seltos, manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The first Kia Seltos was rolled off the asse...

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,...

Honda all new Amaze crosses 1 lakh sales milestone in 13 months

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced that its all new 2nd generation Amaze has crossed 100,000 sales mark in just 13 months since its launch in mid May 2018. To commemorate the success of the model, HCIL has i...

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...

M&M is ready with BS VI engines  - Special Feature

In a knowledge sharing session held in Mumbai recently, sen...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs).These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more ...

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...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

Toyota, Suzuki announce major global initiatives on new technologies

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have finally elaborated on their plans to work together not only in India but also globally by leveraging each other’s core strengths on electr...

Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit to benefit from India growth story

After the successful introduction of ABS and motorcycle stability control (MSC) technologies, Bosch has introduced its first advanced rider assistance systems for motorcycles, comprising adaptive cruise control, for...

BorgWarner’s EGR technology enables NOX reductions for Hyundai engines

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a major breakthrough: new guidelines regarding emissions require ever-cleaner and efficient engines. BorgWarner provides the Hyundai Motor Group with exhaust gas rec...

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

John Deere completes 20 years in India | Motown India - Special Feature

On completing 20 years in India, John Deere, a world leader...

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.

New Magneti Marelli Electronic Control System for the Moto2

The new Electronic Control System developed by Magneti Marelli for the upcoming season of Moto2 was presented during the Technical Press Conference organised by Dorna at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia to present ...

New M4L module from Continental brings Bluetooth-capability to small motorcycles

Motorcycle markets are undergoing a radical shift thanks to stricter global exhaust standards. Since new specifications are difficult or impossible to fulfill with carburetor engines, gasoline injection is becoming ...

BorgWarner’s EGR solution for reduced NOX emissions

In times of increasingly stringent emissions regulations, advanced technologies are more important than ever. BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

Anant Geete assures Indian auto industry of E-mobility Vision support

Ananth G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises assured the Indian auto industry that his ministry would take them along to adopt electric mobility. He told the automotive industry that promot...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

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...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

Ford improves car making with body tracking technology

Employees at Ford’s Valencia Engine Assembly Plant, in Spain, are using a special suit equipped with advanced body tracking technology. The pilot system, created by Ford and the Instituto Biomecánica de Valencia, ha...

Tata Motors to ramp up Sanand facility; 100% capacity utilisation

To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors announced its ramp up plans for the Sanand plant. Operating at 100% capacity utilisation currently, the plant has so far rolled o...

Rico Auto forays into 4-wheeler aftermarket; completes one year in 2W aftermarket

After one year of successful journey of Rico Auto in the aftermarket two-wheeler market, the Arvind Kapur-controlled company has announced its foray in the 4- wheeler aftermarket component segment. The announcement ...

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...

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...

Magneti Marelli exhibits latest innovations at CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai

Following its appearance at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January, Magneti Marelli is repeating its commitment by participating in CES Asia 2018 which is taking place from June 13 to 15 in Shanghai...

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

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

Car engines are tested for 12 hours and can reach temperatures over 900 deg

The Siberian village of Oymyakon remains at 50 degrees below zero for several months of the year, and is considered the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. On the other hand, registering a maximum of 57 de...

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...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain new product group bags $100m contract

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has announced the first commercial customer contract for its new product group Controlled Power Technologies (CPT). The long-term contract, worth around $100m (Rs 651.6 crore), covers the de...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

Stanadyne debuts innovative, low-cost diesel and gasoline fuel systems

Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, has debuted two new fuel systems that offer a differentiated approach for small engines to meet BS VI emissions at th...

Mahle showcases new innovations in clean air and lower emissions

Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, is showcasing new new innovations for clean air and lower emissions at ...

Cummins showcases broad range of power technology solutions

Cummins India is showcasing its entire range of power technology solutions for customers and attendees at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 being held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

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...

Total Hi-Perf lubricant launched for motorcycle segment

Total, a leading international Oil and Gas Company has launched in India a new range of automotive lubricant called ‘Total Hi-Perf’ for the motorcycle segment. Total’s widespread expertise in moto racing has resulte...

Groundbreaking ceremony for PSA-Avtec Powertrain JV plant

Groupe PSA and Avtec Ltd hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for their plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu that will focus on manufacturing and supply of powertrains. The ceremony officially marked the inception of PSA-Avtec P...

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...

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 Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto

Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India talks about his company's collaboration with UM International and how the two companies are planning to bring in new motorcycle model...

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...

Continental tightens screw on fuel evaporation

Gasoline fuel is not only highly combustible, it also evaporates easily. The fumes – which contain benzene – pose a health hazard when inhaled and in combination with sunlight and exhaust gases they can cause photo...

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...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

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

Royal Enfield strengthens presence in Latin America

Fast growing motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has announced opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil, the fourth biggest two wheeler market in the world. With Sao Paulo as its Braz...

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...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

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

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...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

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...

 Volkswagen gets nod for modifying models with 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

As part of the ongoing exercises being undertaken to rectify the software glitches that Volkswagen had knowingly done to their diesel car engines, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany has approved ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

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

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

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

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...

Toyota Industries Engine India inaugurates new engine plant in Bengaluru

Toyota Industries Engine India (TIEI), a joint venture between Kirloskar Systems Ltd. (KSL) and Toyota Industries Corporation - Japan (TICO), in India, inaugurated a new engine production plant at Jigani Industrial ...

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd

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...

Another 1.1 million Volkswagen vehicles to undergo emission modifications

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of Germany has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi bra...

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...

Innovative ring catalyst for efficient NOx reduction from Continental

International technology company Continental has chosen the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium to present an innovative emissions control solution for downsized turbocharged gasoline engines. The introduction of Real Drivi...

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 Madhav Rajgarhia, CEO, Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd

The highlights for us this year is Lubistrands and oil detact. Coming to Lubistrands, we have developed a lubricant which defies gravity, defies stickiness, there is complete lubrication inside the engine, and thi...

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...

Shocked Dr Goenka says diesel vehicles have become “whipping boy”

Shocked and concerned by the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban registration of new diesel vehicles in Delhi, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has stated that “diesel v...

Interview with Pawan Shetty, Head Operations, Lamborghini India

Two Wheel Drive has been a very important product even when we had the Gallardo. Around 65pc of the sales of the Gallardo range was 2WD. So without a doubt it is an important offering that we had to give when we bro...




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