Skoda Auto Volkswagen India commences exports of Volkswagen T-Cross

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has marked another important milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey with the commencement of the export of the Made in India Volkswagen T-Cross. The Volkswagen T-Cro...

Kia Carens rolls out from Anantapur plant

Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, rolled out the first customer car of the three-row recreational vehicle, the Kia Carens, from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anantapur,...

India-built Nissan Magnite exported to 15 global markets

Nissan has expanded the number of export markets for its highly popular Magnite compact SUV to 15 in total, following a successful first year on sale.

Mahindra unveils new logo for SUV portfolio

Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled its new visual identity including a brand-new logo that will differentiate its SUV portfolio. The all-new visual identity is in tune with the company’s focus to be makers of sophisti...

ZF equity stake in Brakes India acquired by remaining stakeholders

ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) has divested its entire equity stake in Brakes India, a leading supplier of braking systems in the Indian market and a global supplier of ferrous castings. The acquisition of ZF’s equity s...

Apollo Tyres Ltd unveils new corporate identity

Apollo Tyres Ltd has unveiled its new corporate identity and vision ‘Driving Progress, Together’ setting the path for the next five years.

Kia India gets new company logo & slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Changing its name from Kia Motors India to Kia India, this wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation of South Korea has announced the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from...

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...

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft introduce HAMS technology for driver training

Maruti Suzuki India in collaboration with Microsoft Research India has developed a smart phone based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license. The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safet...

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc has announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics pr...

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Rs 30 crore funding from TVS

Following the successful nationwide unveiling of its high-performance motorcycle - the F77, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., an innovator in sustainable mobility, announced that it had received an additional inve...

STELLANTIS is the new group name post merger of FCA, Groupe PSA

As both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the Combination Agreement announced on December 18, 2019, the two companies have...

GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

Mahindra Electric launches new brand identity

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd unveiled a new corporate brand identity with a new logo and tagline - ‘Spark the New’. The new brand identity is meant to give the brand a renewed thrust to achieve its global ambition...

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...

TVS Srichakra launches Brand TVS Eurogrip

TVS Srichakra Limited, the leading 2 &3-wheeler tyre company, announced the launch of the brand ‘TVS Eurogrip’ targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer. TVS Eurogrip is born out of extensive consumer...

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.

AMG Corporation unveils new identity of its flagship brand Premier Plus

After a decade of operations, AMG Corporation has revamped the logo of its flagship brand Premier Plus to consolidate and grow its position in the automotive aftermarket industry. Premier Plus is a specialist in rub...

Anand Group announces tri-party joint venture with Joyson Safety Systems

Anand Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive components in India, further consolidated its presence in the Indian automotive safety systems vertical. It announced the formation of a Tri-Party Joint Venture to m...

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...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

Honda Cars India implements new corporate Identity for dealer network

Honda Cars India Ltd announced that all its existing showroom and service centers will adopt a new corporate identity as part of its network modernisation initiative. The new identity accentuates the aesthetics and ...

Bajaj Auto launches new brand identity -The World’s Favourite Indian

Building on its ‘Hamara Bajaj’ roots, two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd released its new brand identity as “The World’s Favourite Indian” to announce its transition from a domestic scooter maker to a global mo...

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...

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...

Continental Gurgaon celebrates 1 million units of Electronic Brake Systems

Business for safety technologies is growing rapidly in India for technology company Continental. The company announced the completion of 1 million units of Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) from its Gurgaon plant. Cont...

Motherson acquires Reydel Automotive Group for USD 201 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), the flagship company of the Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), through its step down subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V. (SMRP BV), has announced th...

Sunjay Kapur controlled Sona Group unveils new logo

A year after disposing of the Sona Group’s entire equity holding of around 25.12 per cent in its then flagship company Sono Koyo Steering Systems for around Rs 419 crore to its Japanese partner JTEKT Corp., the refr...

Delphi Automotive, now named Aptiv,  completes spin-off of powertrain segment

Early December 2017, Delphi Automotive PLC completed the spin-off of its Powertrain segment into Delphi Technologies, a $4.5-billion independent entity. Meanwhile, Delphi Automotive, engaged in developing more conne...

Schaeffler India begins Rs 200 cr expansion of Pune operations

Leading global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has reiterated its focus on India as a key manufacturing hub by announcing the expansion of its operations at INA Bearings in Talegaon, Pune. The Rs 200 c...

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...

Rs 2500 crore Lumax DK Jain Group unveils new brand identity

Leading Indian automotive components player Lumax, DK Jain Group, with a turnover of Rs 2500 crore has revealed its new logo and the newly launched visual brand identity. The logo, christened with the ‘WinteGreat wh...

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...

Prashanth Doreswamy to Head Continental Corporation in India

Prashanth Doreswamy will succeed Claude d'Gama Rose as the Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive India. Rose who will be retiring shall be succeeded by Doreswamy on October 1...

Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish company PKC Group for Rs 4160 crore

Leading global auto components major Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) controlled by Vivek Chaand Sehgal has announced plans to acquire PKC Group Plc of Finland for around Euros 571 million (approximately Rs 4160 cr...

Cyrus Mistry praised; Tata Nano a loss making project, admits Tatas

The slugfest between the ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry and the Tata Group is appearing to go in favour of Mistry, with the latest developments vindicating him on several stands.

Cyrus Mistry comes out with guns blazing in letter to Tata Sons’ Board

Cyrus Mistry who was ousted from his position as Chairman of Tata Sons finally came out with his guns blazing in a hard hitting letter to the Directors of Tata Sons and to the Trustees of the Tata Trusts. He said in...

Varroc Lighting Systems wins innovation award

Varroc Lighting Systems India Pvt Ltd., a wholly owned entity of the Varroc Group and a leading company in the Indian automotive industry, has been named the recipient of the ‘India Automotive Lighting Technology In...

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.

Volkswagen IT Services India set up in Pune

With the objective of building internal IT capabilities and offering Volkswagen Group brands across geographies a centralised IT delivery and support location, Volkswagen recently set up Volkswagen IT Ser...

Lamborghini inaugurates new carbon fibre research centre in US

Automobili Lamborghini has announced the opening of its new Seattle-based carbon fibre research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL). Operating as an entity outside of the company's headq...

Pricol unveils new brand identity; Targets revenues of Rs 3000 crore by 2020

Pricol Limited, a leading manufacturer of automotive components for the global market, has unveiled its new brand identity, a new logo that demonstrates the value and the commitment Pricol brings to its four signifi...

Mahindra acquires a major style statement; To buy Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services, and Mahindra & Mahindra have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l., to purchase a controlling stak...

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 ...

VW scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

Hero Cycles acquires Firefox Bikes in premium cycle segment

Hero Cycles, world’s largest bicycle manufacturer by volume, has acquired Firefox Bikes, India’s largest premium bicycle brand, as part of its strategy to further cement its position in the fast-growing premium cycl...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

Honda is the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI ), a 100 pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan , was created in 1999, after splitting with ers...

Kevin Flynn is new President & MD, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced the appointment of Kevin Flynn as the new President and Managing Director for India Operations. In a press release, FCA India said this appointment is effective im...

TVS Srichakra unveils new brand identity, logo

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporters of two and three wheeler tyres and Off-Road Tyres in India, unveiled its new brand identity and logo at a press conference in Chennai. Embarking into the n...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Renault-Nissan Alliance Daimler expand cooperation

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG together will be jointly developing premium compact vehicles through joint production in Mexico, thereby significantly expanding their cooperation. The bossmen of Renault-N...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

BMW subsidiary designs train in Malaysia

Everything BMW is not about modern and sophisticated cars alone! BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA has developed the design for a new underground passenger train. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malay...

ibibo group acquires bus tracking entity YourBus

Acquisition in the digital world continues and the latest is that the bus tracking and analytics firm, YourBus has been acquired by the ibibo group. This was stated by YourBus in a press release. The group had acqu...

Fiat reorganises after Chrysler buyout

The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equ...

Padma Shri for Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE

The Chairperson of the Chennai-based Tractors and Farm Equipment limited (TAFE) Ms Mallika Srinivasan has been chosen for the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. Mallika is the wife of Venu Srinivasan, who ...

Interview with Sanjay Walia & Sudhir Jain of Uno Mindia Group

Interview with Sanjay Walia is VP-Corporate Marketing and Sudhir Jain is Executive Director-Group CFO of UNO Minda

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Uno Minda takes over Spain’s Clarton Horn

Uno Minda, N K Minda Group, has acquired 100pc shares of Clarton Horn S.A.U., Spain from PMAn Domest

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Varroc Group concludes acquisition of Chinese JV

Varroc Group has announced their acquisition of the Visteon equity interest in its China-based light

Interview with Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV)

The Volvo 10x4 benefits the customers with higher productivity and lower overall operating costs. The higher capacity rock body enables the customers to derive the best-in-class productivity; thereby reducing their ...

Mahindra unveils new visual identity from 2013

The Mahindra Group rolled out a new visual identity which will be reflected across all its businesse

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

Interview with Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India

We are very happy with the way the car rental business has shaped up. This is because as the market is evolving, our clients are feeling the need to have high-quality organised sector players who offer a very high s...

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

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

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

NEI unveils new brand identity

National Engineering Industries (NEI), a pioneer in the bearing manufacturing industry in India,

Fiat to broaden its reach with the export of Linea

Fiat India Automobiles Limited has announced its intent to increase its focus on exports

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

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

Continental acquires Modi tyre business

Continental, one of the leading international automotive suppliers and the world’s fourth largest

Motherson Sumi to buy Peguform Group

At the meeting held on 13th July 2011, the board of directors of Motherson Sumi Systems Limited has

Interview with Arvind Saxena, Director (Marketing and Sales) Member of Board, HMIL

We have finalised the plan for a diesel engine plant. We would manufacture all diesel engine requirement in India itself. I think by the second half of 2013 we should have a diesel engine being manufactured here. T...

Mahindra completes acquisition of Ssangyong

Mahindra completes acquisition of Ssangyong

Amara Raja Group dons new identity

Amara Raja Group dons new identity

Delphi’s sound generators to benefit pedestrians

With two new vehicle sound generators, Delphi Automotive can help global vehicle

Interview with Jnaneswar Sen, Vice President, Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

We were the first to bring the hybrid technology into the country when we launched the Honda Civic hybrid in 2008. Our learning from that was the civic hybrid generated huge interests in the market. There was a huge...

Interview with Niraj Hans, Managing Director, Fiat Partecipazioni India Pvt. Ltd.

On the operations front we are an independent company. Having said that, our synergies exist with other Fiat companies. We keep on discussing our strategies with regards to a particular supplier.

S. Ravichandran promoted as ED of TVS Logistics

TVS Logistics Services Limited announced the promotion of S. Ravichandran as Executive Director

Ssangyong-Mahindra Sign Definitive Agreement

Ssangyong Motor Company M&M its preferred bidder, announced the signing of a definitive agreement

BMW Group launches BMW Financial Services in India

GURGAON: The BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services as a new business entity in India. BMW Finan

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

UK plant ends Micra production

UNITED KINGDOM : Tenth of August, 1992 the first Sunderland-built Micra rolled off the line. Now, 1




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