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...

AP procures 25000 electric 2 wheelers for govt employees

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a government of India company under Ministry of Power, signed an agreement with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25000...

Nissan Magnite exported to Nepal, Indonesia, South Africa

Nissan India has announced the exports of the all-new Nissan Magnite in Indonesia, South Africa and Nepal. Since the launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite in December 2020, Nissan India has produced 15,010 sub-compac...

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

ASDC, FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognising the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associati...

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 ...

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

ABB India new robotics facility to cater to automotive industry

ABB India has opened a new robotics facility in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka in South India to cater to several industries including automotive. ABB is one the leading suppliers of robot, robot systems and ma...

MG Motor India invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

Panasonic showcases innovative technologies at CES

Technology major Panasonic showcased several innovative technologies that support a wide range of mobility and mobility services, including the conceptual model, "SPACe_C" (for Sharing Panasonic Autonomous Connected...

Audi turns car into a virtual reality experience platform at CES

Audi redefined in-car entertainment at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the future, backseat passengers will be able to experience movies, video games, and interactive content even more realisti...

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...

TVS Ntorq 125 launched in Sri Lanka for LKR 2,54,900

TVS Motor Company has launched its 125cc scooter, TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka at LKR 2,54,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the drum brake variant and LKR 2,65,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the disc brake variant. Armed ...

Ford improves car making with body tracking technology

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

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...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

New Lexus India team launches LS500h luxury sedan

With a new management in place at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77 crore. The Lexus LS500h is now ...

Skoda Auto India registers 30 % growth in 2017

Skoda Auto India sold 17,438 cars in 2017, achieving a 30 % more sales than the previous year (2016).The New Octavia, New Rapid and New Kodiaq contributed significantly to the overall growth of the brand. The brand ...

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, ...

Continental advances 5G technology for connected car

Technology major Continental has started a joint research and development collaboration to realise 5G vehicle communications with the Japanese telecommunications company NTT Docomo, Inc. to enhance connected infotai...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

Volvo Auto India strengthens senior management team

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo Cars has announced three new senior management team appointments in India. In the new organisational structure, Nalin Jain takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer while Jyoti...

50,000th BMW rolls out of BMW plant in Chennai

BMW Plant Chennai has rolled out the 50,000th car locally produced in India.The all-new BMW 7 Series received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the ...

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic now in Australia

Down Under there is more news beyond cricket. Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL) has launched the Automatic Transmission version of the New Age XUV500 in Australia. The Automatic Option will be available ...

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

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...

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in major ICC partnership deal

Nissan (www.nissan.in) has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan ...

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Sr. VP, Scania Group

Scania India a capacity of 2500 trucks and 1000 buses. We have to double that by 2017-18. We need that by then. As soon as we reach a peak in India which I hope will not take many years, then we hope to export also.

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Ford reinvents the wheel with carbon fibre for mass production

For the all-new Shelby GT350R, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever, Ford dreamed of using the ultimate high-performance material for its unique wheels – carbon fibre. Carbon fibre wheels are not ...

Toyota’s virtual crash test dummies replicate human reactions

Let us imagine that you are in a car and you know you are about to hit something. If you are the driver, you’re likely to hit the brakes and turn the wheel, that is, if you have a great presence of mind. And if you’...

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India; Inputs: Akhil Jha (AJ), VP –Technical, Shell Lubricants India; Karlo Tugaff (KT), Global Associate Brand Manager – Shell Advance, Shell Global Commercial; ...

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.

Bosch reaches 5 billion production milestone for MEMS sensors

Bosch recently produced the five-billionth MEMS sensor at its plant in Reutlingen, Germany. MEMS sensors have been used in automobiles for 20 years, and in consumer electronics for 10 years. MEMS is an acronym for m...

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...

Mahindra’s Automotive Sector rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, t...

Harman creates in-car personal sound zones

Leading audio and infotainment systems manufacturer Harman’s Individual Sound Zones (ISZ) is a new in-cabin technology that enables drivers and passengers to create sonic zones, ensuring that all occupants only hear...

Polaris India sponsors Indian Paralympic Table Tennis Federation 2014

It is not every other day you get to see an automotive company sponsoring a game that touches your heart. Leading manufacturer of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and high-end motorcycles like Indian and Victory-- Polar...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

MapmyIndia’s connected car infotainment system

Delhi based MapmyIndia has launched India’s first complete connected car infotainment system. This high quality package synergises the front and rear-seat systems. The Android variant has been priced at priced at Rs...

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors

As we announced in July this year, we will launch the Gurkha next month in September 2014. Therefore we thought of the RFC in August. If we win the RFC there will be nothing like it. We have in the meantime learned ...

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.

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...

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...

VW India partners with Wings for Life Foundation

Sonepat in Haryana was one of the 32 odd locations around the world that recently came alive with thousands of athletes running for a cause. Wings for Life World Run, a global race for charity, saw more that 50,000 ...

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Autodesk unveils 2015 Design Suites in India

Autodesk, Inc. has announced the release of its Autodesk 2015 Design Suites in India, featuring tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services. The 2015 Design Suites offer customers the ability to collaborate, si...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

Chevrolet celebrates Manchester United partnership

Legendary footballer and ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke visited the country to get up close with Indian football fans as part of the United Trophy Tour in the country. As the Official Automotive Partner o...

Interview with Amit Dakshini, Chief Strategy Officer, Varroc Group

Our vision is to become a global conglomerate and we will be working on multiple directions to further our objectives. On one hand, we will continue to enhance our base in the two-wheeler market by adding new custom...

Chevrolet India donates to disadvantaged children

Chevrolet India has announced the kick-off of the donation and delivery of 20,000 nearly indestructi

Interview with Christian Saffer & Frank Schloeder of BMW India

It’s part of an evolution. If you look at the design of our cars for the last 30 to 40 years, it was always some evolution and some revolution. It’s just a process of design change because people are changing. Every...

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 Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

Piaggio Vespa unites Pune city in a game of golf

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group success

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 ...

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...

Interview with Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

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 Nalin Kapoor, Sr. GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. General Manager & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

MyTVS JV with Rajgarhia group for West Bengal

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited, a group company from the highly respected 100 year old TVS group,

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 Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM

If you look at hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, the cost equation is not there as compared to conventional vehicles. To be more precise, the value proposition is not there in such non-polluting vehicles. So if I p...

Mercurio Pallia Logistic  to start trailer unit

Mercurio Pallia Logisitcs Pvt Lts, a joint venture company between Gruppo Mercurio SPA of Italy and

Mahindra rolls out 'Spark The Rise' game plan

Mahindra Group has announced the launch of a multi-media movement

MindHelix Tech LLP launches ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter

Kochi-based MindHelix Technologies has launched ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter

Eaton Hybrid supplies its technology for buses

Eaton Hybrid Systems supplies its technology for buses

Maini & Nacco introduce Yale forklift trucks

Maini Materials Movement Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic agreement with Nacco Material

Interview with Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India

Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India talks to Motown India about the company's increasing sales and improving performance in India.




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