Lectrix EV plans 300 dealerships by mid-2023

Lectrix EV, the electric mobility arm of SAR Group, said that it will expand its network in India by adding 300 dealerships by mid-2023. The electric two-wheeler company, which started operations earlier this year, ...

Uber introduces new tech features, strengthens safety support

App based taxi service provider Uber has announced the launch of new and expanded technology-led safety features and strengthened customer support in India. The company that celebrates ‘standing for safety’ as its c...

BorgWarner produces 1,000,000th inverter, 13,500,000th viper power switch

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, recently announced major milestones at two of its production facilities. Its Suzhou facility produced i...

Ather Energy sold 2389 units in July ‘22; registers 24% year-on-year growth

Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy sold 2389 units in July ’22, thereby registering a 24% year-on-year growth. The company, it may be recalled, has introduced the new 450X Gen 3- now powered by a 3.7 kWh bat...

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).

Skoda Auto expands market presence in northern India

Skoda Auto India has stretched its growth story even further by steadily expanding its market presence in northern India. This has resulted in an increase of customer touch points from 25 in 2019 to 51 in 2022 acros...

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.

Okinawa Autotech achieves 1,00,000+ domestic sales in 2021

Okinawa Autotech electric two-wheeler manufacturer has surpassed 100,000 domestic sales of its high-speed and low-speed models. The sales momentum this year has primarily been driven by the hugely popular and locall...

Venu Srinivasan of TVS, Anand Mahindra of M&M awarded Padma Bhushan

Auto industry stalwarts Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company and Anand Gopal Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, were presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at...

Kia plant in South Korea gets Factory Safety Service Robot

Hyundai Motor Group has introduced a ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’ for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea.

From Willys military Jeep to electric tech, 80 years of Jeep brand

On July 15, 1941, the former Willys-Overland Co. signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to begin production of the first military Jeep vehicle. Eighty years later, the Jeep brand thrives around the world wit...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Jaya Hind Industries extends tech cooperation with KS Huayu Alutech Germany

Jaya Hind Industries Private Limited, a Dr. Abhay Firodia group company, which has had a 12 year-long successful technical tie-up with KS Huayu Alutech GmbH (KSATAG) announced that the agreement for the manufacture ...

New Nissan Chairperson for Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania region

Nissan Motor Co. has announced Guillaume Cartier as its new Chairperson for the Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region. Effective April 1, 2021, Cartier will lead all Nissan operations in the...

Jyoti Malhotra appointed as Managing Director Volvo Car India

Volvo Cars India has announced that Jyoti Malhotra has been appointed as Managing Director of the company. Forty nine year old Jyoti Malhotra will be the first Indian to head Volov Cars in India. Jyoti, currently se...

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...

Slew of Jeep SUVs in India soon as FCA India lines up $250m Investment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA as it is known has announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million (Rs 1828 crore approximately) has been committed to...

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2021 for 3D design, engineering applications

Dassault Systèmes, a large software company headquartered in France, has launched Solidworks 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.

Studds sets up Asia's biggest helmet manufacturing facility in Haryana

Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeler helmets (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has commenced operations at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Faridabad in Har...

FCA India launches pre-owned Jeep Compass business ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

Three years after the successful launch of the first ever made-in-India Jeep, FCA India has announced the introduction of its all new certified pre-owned vehicle business - ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

TKM temporarily halts production in Bidadi plant, Karnataka

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has decided to temporarily halt production in its plant in Bidadi, Karnataka till further announcement. The decision was taken keeping in mind the safety and security of the company’s em...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Besides selling cars, Cars24 now offers buying option too

Cars24, a leading tech platform for used cars, was till recently a very popular platform for people to sell their used cars. Now the company has announced that consumers can buy cars from its platform. It will now o...

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

ZF expands e-mobility division with new buildings, locations

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has expanded its E-Mobility division with new buildings and locations. The technology company opened a new building for administration, R&D, and sales at the divisional headquarters in Schweinf...

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...

Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II for e-mobility

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for implementation of scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' fo...

Honda’s National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students reaches Delhi

Aiming to build a culture of safe riding habits, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. conducted the National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students in Delhi. The event was conducted at the Bhart...

Hyundai, WayRay unveil next-generation visual technology

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech startup company WayRay AG, unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019.

Mahindra First Choice Services buys key assets of Carnation Auto

Mahindra First Choice Services (MFC Services) has entered into an asset acquisition agreement with the official liquidator of Carnation Auto (India) Pvt. Ltd. (CAPL). As a result, MFC Services will acquire key asset...

Continental enhances driver safety by eliminating forward blind spots

Technology company Continental has developed a Virtual A-Pillar to help remove forward blind spots – making wide A-pillars virtually see-through. The front support pillars, often referred to as A-pillars, anchor the...

Honda 2Wheelers increases capacity to 7 million units annually

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 4th two-wheeler production plant. Honda 2Wheeler’s fourth production plant is located at Vithalapur a...

ZF optimally positioned to help Indian OEMs meet new safety requirements

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, is uniquely positioned to support its customers’ new safety requirements that will be intro...

 BorgWarner new VCT production line in Kakkalur,South India

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, celebrated the opening of its expanded facility in Kakkalur, India.

IAC opens new Manesar Plant ; Consolidates 2 operations into one

International Automotive Components (IAC), a leading global supplier of automotive components and lightweight vehicle solutions, has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art plant in Manesar. This milestone was marked b...

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

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

Vikram Pawah appointed as CEO of BMW Group in Australia and New Zealand

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the CEO of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand and has been promoted as the Chairman of BMW Group India.

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

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

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

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.

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

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

Triumph Motorcycles India steps up presence in tier 2, unexplored markets

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited, a leading premium luxury motorcycle manufacturer based in the UK, has formalised a strategy to make its presence in India’s tier II market and other unexplored markets. The...

Axalta Inaugurates new coating manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony was presided by Axalta Chairman and CEO...

Honda Grazia sales cross 15,000 mark in just 21 days

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that its brand new scooter Grazia sales has crossed 15,000 units in just 21 days! The Advanced Urban Scooter was launched nationally this November 2017.

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...

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

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

Intelligent Vehicle Door from Continental

Automated driving and mobility solutions such as car-sharing and fleet services call for innovative vehicle access systems, as conventional vehicle keys will cease to be adequate for the mobility concepts of the fut...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels includes premium bikes

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand used car products and services company, has now entered the space of used premium two wheelers. The company will initially focus on the premium ...

Minoru Kato new President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced top management change in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) with Minoru Kato being appointed as new President & CEO of HMSI with effect from April 1, 2017.

Nissan completes 34pc acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors for US $ 2.28 billion

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has become its largest shareholder after completing the purchase of 34% of MMC-issued stock for 237 billion JPY (approx US $ 2.28 billion...

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.

India-made Datsun GO+ exported to South Africa

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

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

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

Bosch and Pagani test driving safety systems of Huayra BC in Arctic Circle

The Pagani Huayra BC boasts 12 cylinders and more than 750 hp. Bosch makes its ABS antilock braking system, the traction control system, and the ESP electronic stability programme. Viewed from the outside, these ele...

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...

Bridgestone India launches fuel efficient tyres Ecopia

Bridgestone India launched the new Ecopia EP150 and EP850 tyres on October 7, 2015. The company claims that Ecopia tyres are more fuel efficient than conventional tyres, the EP150 provides 7 pc better fuel efficienc...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Continental replaces wing and interior mirrors with camera monitor system

Camera technologies are increasingly finding their way into a very wide range of vehicle classes. For the first time the international automotive supplier Continental used a prototype vehicle to demonstrate how a ca...

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...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Mong-Koo Chung meets Modi

Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development. This was stated in a press release i...

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division.

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

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...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

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...

Delphi, Ottomatika offer solutions to automated driving

Delphi Automotive, a leader in advanced driver assistance systems, will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly ...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Honda SENSING Advanced Driver-Assistive System

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan has announced a new driver-assistive system, Honda Sensing. This system will first be equipped to the all-new Legend that plans to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year, and...

Continental's One-Channel ABS for Vespa scooters

A German automobile club ADAC Accident Research says that around one fifth of all motorcycle accidents could have been prevented if the two-wheeler had been fitted with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). ABS is impo...

Interview with Darren Cox, Director, Global Motorsport, Nissan

What’s interesting is that we were talking about the road safety activity that Nissan India do, and also something similar in China, they use simulators. It’s not as advanced as Gran Turismo, but it’s to teach peopl...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

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...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

SKF range of innovations for oil and gas industry

SKF showcased a range of innovations for Oil & Gas OEMs at Offshore Technology Conference from May 5-8, 2014 in the US. The new products have been customised especially to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry...

Meritor and Brakes India sign expanded Agreement

Meritor, Inc and Brakes India, Ltd. have announced the signing of a Licensing and Technology Assistance Agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India. According to a Meritor stateme...

TRW -Rane JV to manufacture airbags, seat belts

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced that its joint venture Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited in India has expanded to manufacture TRW airbags and the latest generation of seat belt systems. Frank Mueller, vice p...

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...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

Renault, Nissan Alliance convergence plan

The Renault Nissan Alliance is implementing a convergence plan which will result in a minimum Euro 4.3 billion (Rs 36,542 crore approx.) annual synergy goal by 2016. The convergence will happen in four key areas: En...

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

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 ...

Mahindra Reva allies with Carzonrent

Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent, leaders in cab rental industry announced a strategic partnership to la

BorgWarner opens new production plant In Portugal

BorgWarner is building a new manufacturing facility in the industrial zone of Lanheses, Viana do Cas

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Magneti Marelli new plant for exhaust systems

Magneti Marelli inaugurated a new industrial plant in India dedicated to the production of automobil

Ssangyong domestic, export sales at 10,147 units

Ssangyong Motor, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 10,147 vehic

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

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

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.

Defence minister inaugurates Defexpo-2012

Showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination fo

Federal-Mogul innovations at Auto Expo

Federal-Mogul Corporation presented a wide range of technologies for energy efficiency, reduced envi

Bosch India to invest Rs.2,200 crores in 2012-13

Reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market, the Bosch Group in India - a leading manufacturer




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