Okinawa Autotech signs JV agreement with Tacita of Italy

Leading Indian electric two wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech has signed a joint venture agreement with Tacita, an Italian manufacturer of electric performance and cruiser motorcycles. The new company, born from...

Ather Energy opens proprietary fast-charging connector for other OEMs

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced that the company will offer its proprietary charging connector to other OEMs to adopt for their two-wheelers, paving the way for an i...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

Ather Energy offers first glimpse of 123,000 sq. ft. Hosur EV manufacturing facility

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from January 2, 2021. Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune,...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

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...

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi to be held in April 2021

Finally there will be a physical meeting with the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi show being organised in April 2021. This will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade d...

CBI books former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar in Rs 110cr PNB loan fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki) Managing Director and founder of Carnation Auto (the company was recently sold to Mahindra First Choice Services) Jagdish ...

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

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

Ather Energy announces entry into Chennai in June

Ather Energy products will not be available in Chennai by June 2019. Chennai is the second city the company is entering after its commercial launch in Bengaluru in 2018. With this, Ather plans to be in 30 cities ove...

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...

Volvo Cars named as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2019

Now this is an award that needs to be cherished and respected. Volvo Cars has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a ...

Continental unveils Thermal Management solutions at global expo in China

At the Global Future Mobility Conference & Expo 2018 in the Hangzhou International Expo Center from September 20-23,2018 technology company Continental unveiled Thermal Management solutions within a personal exchang...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

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...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

New Head-Up Display technology in the new Volkswagen Toureg

The Innovision cockpit in the new Touareg – an interactive digital landscape consisting of display and control elements – is the blueprint for the cockpit of the future. A head-up display lends the perfect finishing...

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...

Cero, India’s first auto shredding facility by Mahindras is ready

Mahindras will finally be inaugurating its new auto shredding plant in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR in April 2018. The plant built in Greater Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is India’s maiden organise...

Interview with Pranav Desai, CEO, Laish-Madison Motor Werks Pvt Ltd.

Interview with Pranav Desai, CEO, Laish-Madison Motor Werks Pvt Ltd.Cleveland CycleWerks is not just a motorcycle company but a brand born out of passion keeping in mind the need of riders around the world. They hav...

Finally, Delhi to get automated driving test centres, courtesy Maruti Suzuki

Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres across 12 locations in the city...

89% auto sales in India are digitally influenced: Google & Kantar TNS Report

Google India, along with Kantar TNS, released a comprehensive report on the influence of digital on the decision-making journey of an automobile shopper. The report titled “The Drive to Decide” states that in 2017, ...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

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 ...

BorgWarner showcases large electrification portfolio at Auto Shanghai 2017

From April 19 to April 28, BorgWarner is showcasing its extensive product portfolio for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles at the 17th International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China.

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...

India Kawasaki Motor plays good sport with 13 customers

Thirteen is believed to be an unlucky number. Now this could be a myth. But there were definitely 13 disgruntled customers who had almost given up hope on the Kawaski motorcycles they had booked at a dealership in N...

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 Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

Interview with Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK

P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK at the Autodesk University event held recently in Las Vegas, USA

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

Award-winning actor and global environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will chair the newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee. This body will focus on Formula E’s contributions to promoting the mass use of elect...

Magneti Marelli new robotized gearbox plant inaugurated

Magneti Marelli, through its ‘Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd.’ joint venture (JV between Magneti Marelli, Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Company in force since 2007), recently inaugurated a new industr...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

JK Tyre acquires Haridwar tyre unit of Kesoram Industries for Rs 2200 crore

JK Tyre & Industries has finally confirmed that it is buying Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL) tyre unit of Kesoram Industries. In a press release, the company stated that JK Tyre & Industries Limited (JK Tyre) and JK...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

BMW i patent powers eBike with innovative swing arm

In India we are all too familiar with BMW i vehicles and the handful of BMW i8 cars that were a complete sell out here. BMW i stands for visionary vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of prem...

The new Honda Jazz could jazz up sales for company in India

With the newly launched Honda Jazz at a starting price of Rs 5.30 lakh (ex showroom Delhi), Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has finally put together a battery of right products at the right price for the Indian market ...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

Interview with Pavana Jain,CEO & Co-founder, ShiftMobility

SHIFTMobility's all-in-one platform for the automotive industry was designed from the ground up to vertically integrate manufacturers, distributors and repair centres to make their businesses smarter, faster, and mo...

JLR invests £ 600 m (Rs 5572 crore) in UKs West Midlands region

Jaguar Land Rover owned by Tata Motors has invested 600 million pounds (Rs 5572 crore approx.) in the West Midlands region in the UK to support product creation and advanced vehicle manufacturing. The largest single...

New Brembo braking system for Ferrari 488 GTB

The new Ferrari 488 GTB that made its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show has a serious bit of Brembo in it. Global braking champions, Brembo has perfected a high performance braking system offering mechatr...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

Royal Enfield sells 28927 motorcycles in January 2015

Royal Enfield, part of the Siddhartha Lal controlled Eicher group, has posted a 43pc increase in sales of motorcycles for the month of January 2015. While domestic sales for the month stood at 28157 units as compare...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

Bentley delivers 11020 cars globally, records 9pc growth in 2014

Super luxury car maker Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand after announcing 2014 as the company’s record breaking year. The company deliver 11,020 cars during the year...

Audi CEO Stadler wants more walls to be torn down

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler demanded tearing down a different wall. He said “finally tear down walls in the fields of business and politics.” In his dinner speech ...

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...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

Honda aims to be the real ‘Hero'

Now that its entire links with erstwhile Hero Group is over, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its next wave of strategic expansion. The Japanese company finally enters a new era of ind...

Modi wins; Auto industry expectations are high

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 283 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress party, till recently the ruling party at the Centre came a very distant second with a mere 43 seats. With Narender Modi soon to take ...

Karnataka govt issues order on Toyota crisis

The ongoing tussle between the management and workers of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd (TKML) finally saw the government of Karnataka intervening in the matter. The government has apparently issued an order asking the ...

Volvo Cars records 1919m SEK operating profit

Manufacturers of Volvo cars are now finally out of the woods. The Volvo Car Group reported a full-year operating profit of 1,919 million Swedish Kroner (MSEK) (Approx. Rs 1825 crore ) for 2013 and will stay in the ...

Bosch brings the internet into the car

Around 20 years ago, the internet revolutionised the world when it allowed humans to communicate and learn at a level never imagined before. Now the same internet will revolutionise the car. Bosch is leading this mi...

Bosch inputs for Quant e-Sportlimousine

Bosch Engineering GmbH is systems development partner to nanoFlowcell AG for the development of the Quant e-Sportlimousine electric sports sedan. The sedan will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, 2014...

Trade policy tweaked to benefit motor racing

Keeping in mind the increasing number of motor racing events (Formula One, JK Racing, MRF Racing, VW Polo Racing) being held in India, the Indian government has finally modified its trade policy that will facilitate...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

Interview with Virender Malik, Managing Director, ARO Equipments Pvt. Ltd.

We are already running an in-house training centre at our corporate office in Gurgaon. We have one of the best such centres in the industry. We are already providing training to OEM dealers. We have been providing t...

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Chrysler’s Jeep brand in India by 2013

Finally Indian consumers can get to drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Wrangler by the end of 2013. F

‘Audi Approved Plus’ pre-owned biz now in India

Toeing the line of its compatriots like VW, Mercedes Benz and BMW, Audi India has finally launched i

Interview with Nitish Tipnis, Director – Marketing and Sales, Hover Automotive India

Our marketing strategy will always be about what the consumer needs. If you look at the Evalia, we have taken a very different approach. We have not looked at a family. We have looked at a unit. It’s not about a hus...

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

Interview with Jun Nakata, Director - Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

We are under process to expand our capacity at the Surajpur factory. Finally, we can produce 1 million units per annum in two shifts. For this fiscal, we are targeting 6.5 million units in sales, out of which 4.5 mi...

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

AMW displays military vehicles at Defence Expo '12

Asia Motor Works (AMW) unveiled its new range of military vehicles called ‘AMW Defence’ at the 6th I

The birth of the eMO

The birth of the eMO

Jan 16 2012

In the summer of 2010, in anticipation of launching the Vehicle Programs and Development group, Tata

Audi envisages a Future of Change in India

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has announced the winners of Audi-India Future of Change Automob

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Interview with Roy Kurian, National Business Head, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

I would like to increase the speed of doing things in the organisation---the speed in everything. This has to be done in order to meet our targets for 2014. By that time we would be looking at one million bikes. To ...

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Firefly Energy acquires carbon foam tech

Firefly Energy acquires carbon foam tech

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.

Mahindras finally get cosy with SsangYong

MUMBAI: For the Mahindras, it’s yet another feather in its cap. Going the Tata way of acquiring auto




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