Indian Auto Component Industry grows 34.8pc in first-half of 2022-23

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s auto component manufacturing industry has announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the first ha...

Honda leads in 2 wheeler sales; Ola emerges leader in e-2wheelers: FADA

According to the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the 2W segment is yet to show signs of any revival as it remains a drag by falling as much as -14% in retail sales for the month of September 20...

Indian Auto Component Industry clocks highest-ever turnover of Rs. 4.2 lakh crore

The Indian automotive components industry has registered a turnover of Rs. 4.20 lakh crore (USD 56.5 billion) for the period April 2021 to March 2022, registering a growth of 23 per cent over the previous year.

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India nurtures Evnnovator

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) is nurturing Evnnovator, a startup that aims to transform the EV industry by providing a comprehensive EV charging experience to the end-users.

Millennials, Gen Z appetite for used cars on the rise: Cars24 Ipsos Report

Ever wondered why sale of new cars has been sliding in the recent past in India? Could it be because of the increased preference among millennials and Gen Z for used cars? Young buyers, who account for 80% of buyers...

Hero Electric is most preferred Indian EV brand, says JMK research findings

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today, according to the latest JMK research findings. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched i...

Ather Energy 2nd manufacturing facility in Hosur by 2022

Ather Energy, India’s leading EV scooter brand, commissioned its second manufacturing facility in Hosur to cater to the growing demand of its electric scooters - the 450X and 450 Plus. The company plans to manufactu...

Godrej & Boyce introduces e-switch technology for general purpose motors

Godrej& Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business Godrej Lawkim Motors has launched the electronic switch (E-Switch) technology for its range of general-purpose motors. This will re...

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.

Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan, Datsun cars

Nissan India has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan” for the new-age customers, a new way to own the all-new Nissan Magnite, Nissan Kicks or Datsun redi-Go.

Omega Seiki MoU with C4V to introduce solid state batteries in India

Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd., part of Anglian Omega Group of companies, announced that it will be bringing advanced chemistry cells to India in association with New York based companyC4V.C4V plans to become the first lithi...

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

Electric vehicles in Delhi achieve 20 million kilometres on road

Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi have completed 20 million kilometres on the road. This has resulted in a reduction of 500 kilograms of particulate matter emissions, contributing significantly to cleaner air...

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 ...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Electric two wheelers witness tepid growth despite Govt subsidy, says ICRA Survey

The demand and volumes of electric two wheelers (e-2Ws) have witnessed a very lackadaisical growth in recent years and despite the government’s thrust on adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

Automotive dealerships grappling tough times, says ICRA survey

ICRA, an independent and professional investment Information and Credit Rating Agency states that automobile dealerships across India continue to face tough times. As if the demand slowdown due to macroeconomic chal...

Indian Auto Component Industry de-grows 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20

The turnover of the Indian automotive component industry has registered a de-growth of (-) 11.7 per cent compared to the previous year at Rs. 3.49 lakh crore (USD 49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 202...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Varroc Lighting Systems, Ford, McDonald’s convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Varroc Engineering Ltd. (Varroc), a global tier-I auto component group, announced that its subsidiary Varroc Lighting Systems has partnered with Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s to convert coffee bean skin into car...

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...

People not ready for shared autonomous mobility, says UK study

Autonomous vehicles may sound like an innovation that will solve our mobility woes, but the fact is that people don’t want it the way it has been perceived. People not only have a lack of trust in safety technology ...

FADA issues legal notice to UM Lohia, management for dealers’ losses

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has through its counsel Khaitan & Co, issued a legal notice to UM Lohia and its management, asking them to redress all grievances of dealers relating to the lo...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

Eicher Pro 2049 & Pro 2095XP Truck Review (hindi) | Track Review at Pithampur | Motown India - First Drive

The Eicher Pro 2049 and the Pro 2095XP are the latest of th...

Ayyushman Mehta - Managing Director, Mavox Helmets, Sandhar Amkin Indutries Pvt. Ltd.

Sandhar Amkin Industries Pvt Ltd is the latest entrant in t...

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...

Steer Introduces self-parking technology to Las Vegas

Set against the backdrop of CES 2019, STEER took its Level-4, highly autonomous and cyber-secure parking solution to Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin. Located just twenty minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown...

Rear seat belt usage among Indian car occupants is dismal, reveals Nissan-Save LIFE study

A new research report by Nissan India and Save LIFE Foundation brought attention to the startling number of Indians compromising their own but also their children’s safety. Released by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister ...

Nissan to unveil Invisible-to-Visible technology concept at CES, Las Vegas

At the upcoming CES trade show in Las Vegas, USA, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-ca...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

Continental, TU Darmstadt develop machine-learning advanced driver assistance system

In the fourth stage of the Proreta research project, technology company Continental and TU Darmstadt have developed a machine-learning vehicle system designed to support drivers in urban traffic and have installed i...

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...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announce technology partnership

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world’s leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and ...

TVS Apache RR 310 super premium motorcycle in Nepal

TVS Motor Company has launched their super-premium motorcycle TVS Apache RR 310 at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Auto Show 2018 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. TVS Apache RR 310 is the latest offering...

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...

A CNG car as seen from the inside

Gas powered vehicles feature a single internal combustion engine that operates with gas by default. The tanks are sealed and reach half the pressure they can actually withstand. For easy refuelling there are two fi...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

 Ather Energy launches largest charging infrastructure network in an Indian city

Ather Energy has announced the launch of their charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), AtherGrid, which is open to all EVs. The company, known for their intelligent, electric scooter S340, has begun ins...

Schaeffler India launches locally manufactured FAG SNV housings range

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Ltd (Formerly FAG Bearings India Ltd) announced the launch of its new range of FAG SNV Housings. SNV Housings are the new split plummer block housings whi...

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

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

Samvardhana Motherson acquires MS Global India

Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL), the principal holding company of Samvardhana Motherson Group has announced that it has successfully acquired 100% of MS Global India Pvt Ltd (MSGI), from the Kore...

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, ...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

BS -VI grade auto fuels rule kicks in Delhi NCT from April 1, 2018

Taking into account the serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas, Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for advancing of BS-VI grade auto fuels in NCT...

Indian Auto Component industry turnover at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore

The turnover of the Indian auto component industry stood at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore (USD 43.5 billion) for the period April 2016 to March 2017, registering a growth of 14.3 per cent over the previous year and a CAGR of ...

Continental CUbE  helps tech development for driverless vehicles

More and more people are flocking to cities. According to a 2014 UN study, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – and they will also be driving their cars there. However, it would pe...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

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...

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

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...

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...

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd. Dubey talks about the progress of Indian Motorcycle, part of the Polaris Group.

Aravind KP - Champion rider for the Sherco-TVS Rally Factory Team

Motown India interviews Aravind KP, champion ride...

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...

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...

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 ...

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing - Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing at the Buddh International Circuit.

Twelve Indian truck drivers go head to head at the Buddh In...

Siddhartha Lal - MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.

In an interview with Joshua David :Luther, Special Correspondent, Motown India magazine, Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.explains what the real reason behind ...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

Interview with Sanjeev Taparia,Senior Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries Ltd

We are a leading bearing company in India and the way technology requirement are moving, we are displaying two products which are very interesting. One is about wheel bearings. We have introduced a product known as ...

Interview with Arvind Balaji, President, ACMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about “Make in India” and we took that message very deeply. For our industry we translated that as Make Quality and Technology in India.

Interview with Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA

P.Tharyan of Motown India interviews Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA at the Autodesk event held in Las Vegas recently.

Auto Industry is a soft target; SC ban order unfortunate

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has laid out a series of facts and observations that clearly proves that by banning diesel cars with engine capacities of 2000cc through the December 16, 2015 or...

Honda Cars India introduces information platform - Honda Connect

Leading car manufacturer Honda Cars India Ltd has launched Honda Connect, an intelligent and advanced information platform for customers. Honda Connect paves the way for advanced connectivity and enables new form of...

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...

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...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

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...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

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

Bosch provides best connectivity in Suzuki vehicles

Germany based Bosch Group , a leading global supplier of technology and services, has built a unit that encompasses multi-media functions, exclusively for Suzuki vehicles. The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno ...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

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

Another 800,000 VW cars involved in diesel emission irregularities

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

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

Interview with Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Dilbagh Gill has been at the helm of the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team since its inception. In its second season, Mahindra Racing goes into battle as one of a select few manufacturers that is developing its own all...

German transport authority gives Volkswagen timetable for global recalls

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

BMW Financial Services invests Rs 110 crore additional in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to Rs 640 crore(€ 98 million) in 2015 from Rs 530 crore (€ 80 million) in 2012. BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services India on October 5...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

Seating technology from Continental ensures immense comfort

The seat is where drivers and passengers have most of their contact with a vehicle, which is why it plays such a decisive role in how a car is perceived by the user. Thanks to sophisticated electronic and pneumatic ...

Mahindra, Toyota rank highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands

Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra have ranked highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands in India, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study re...

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

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...

ZF creates concept car called the Smart Uban Vehicle

ZF has made a concept ZF Smart Urban Vehicle. The concept car which is powered by electricity, ZF says that it us “a starting point from which concepts for future urban mobility”. The ZF Smart Urban Vehicle has a...

Auto Component Industry grows by 11pc in FY 14-15

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the fiscal 2014...

Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking is effective says study

Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, have announced the advanced publication of effectiveness of low speed autonomous emergency braking in real-world rear-end crashes in the...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

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

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

Interview with Jacques Esculier, Chairman & CEO,  WABCO Holdings Inc.

The braking systems, including the Anti-Lock Braking Systems that will be mandated by the Indian government by the end of this year will be a major contributor to road safety, says Wabco chief

Interview with Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations

With Nissan completing 10 successful years in India we had a lot of questions for Nissan India’s recently appointed President Guillaume Sicard. We asked him about the progress of the Datsun brand in the country, the...

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...




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