BLive partners with Elocity, Canada to boost EV charging network

BLive, India’s first multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) selling platform, and Elocity, a leading Canada-based pioneer in EV charging technology solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on ...

Apollo Tyres appoints Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing

Apollo Tyres has appointed automotive industry veteran Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region. Vikram Garga would be spearheading the regional marketing team ...

Nissan Motor India inaugurates new corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Nissan Motor India Ltd inaugurated its new Corporate Headquarters in Gurugram, one of India’s largest hubs for international businesses.

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...

Global leader in Motion Plastics, Igus, announces strong growth plans for India

Igus, the global leader in motion plastics, has announced an aggressive growth plan and strategy in the backdrop of 20 successful years of operations in India. As the 9th largest market globally and the 3rd largest ...

TVS controlled Norton Motorcycles gets new global headquarters

Norton Motorcycles has announced the completion of its new global headquarters. The all-new facility houses state-of-the-art manufacturing capability and the company’s new global design and R&D hub. It forms a key p...

Hyundai Motor India Inaugurates plush corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Hyundai Motor India has inaugurated its new state-of-the art corporate headquarters in Gurugram. Present at the inauguration were Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal along with SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor Indi...

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

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

TVS owned Norton Motorcycle of UK moves to new headquarters

UK based Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd, acquired by India’s TVS Motor Company in early 2020 has announced that the company is moving to a new headquarters. The state-of-the-art production site located in Solihull, West M...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Lanxess polyamide 6 comes handy in making hybrid vehicle bolster

Thermoplastics with easy-flowing properties are usually somewhat more expensive than comparable standard materials; however, they offer advantages that ultimately pay off in terms of processing, production costs and...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

Hyundai, Kia debut virtual reality design evaluation system

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Dev...

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

Dürr presents first automatic guided vehicles for paint shop of future

Automobile production of the future is moving away from the production line and toward modular workstations. An important feature is flexible automatic guided vehicles or AGVs for short. Dürr presented for the firs...

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...

Ceat appoints Amit Tolani as Vice President – Marketing

Ceat Ltd., a leading Indian tyre manufacturer, has appointed Amit Tolani as Vice President–Marketing.. Tolani will be based out of Ceat’s headquarters in Mumbai and will be responsible for spearheading the marketing...

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...

Byton unveils a closer look at the M-Byte SUV production model

Byton, the premium intelligent electric vehicle brand, revealed new details about its first production model, the M-Byte SUV, at the CES 2019. Positioned as the next generation smart device, Byton is designed for th...

PlusAI demos Level 4 Autonomous Driving Truck Technology

PlusAI, Inc., a leading global self-driving company focused on enabling large-scale autonomous commercial trucking fleets, showcased its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES 2019. PlusAI also demonstrate...

It’s official now, Carlos Ghosn discharged from Nissan Chairman post

It is official now. Nissan’s legendary Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been shown the door by the management of Nissan Motor Company in Japan. The decision to discharge Ghosn of his post as Chairman of Nissan was taken by...

Sajeev Rajasekharan is new Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Effective October 10, 2018, Sajeev Rajasekharan has been appointed the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India. He will be based out of the India Headquarters in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. In this role, Sajeev will ma...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

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...

Boparai confident of strong leadership position for Skoda Auto India

Gurpratap Boparai, the newly appointed Managing Director of Skoda Auto India is hopeful that his company would attain a strong leadership position in the Indian passenger car market in the next few years.

New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

UK based Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be used with composites that require a Class A display surface. The new technology allows vehicle manufactures to use t...

Gurpratap Boparai is new Managing Director of Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. (SAIPL) has appointed Gurpratap Boparai as the company’s new Managing Director as of April 2, 2018. The 48-year-old was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobiles Ltd.

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

Lamborghini plant doubles capacity with Urus in mind

Like the way a family gets ready to welcome a new baby, the Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment programme, aligned with the launch of its new Super SUV the Urus, sees its production site now double...

Arun Malhotra of Nissan India is now its Corporate Advisor

Effective October 1, 2017, Arun Malhotra, current Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. He will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) regi...

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

Vikram Pawah is President, BMW Group India

Vikram Pawah (45) has been appointed as the President of BMW Group India effective March 1, 2017. Pawah brings more than twenty five years of international experience both in the automotive and non-automotive indust...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Apollo Tyres appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as Chief Technology Officer

Apollo Tyres has appointed Daniele Lorenzetti as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Daniele will spearhead Apollo Tyres’ global initiatives towards research and development, for both passenger vehicle and...

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...

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...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

LeEco and Aston Martin collaborate to create futuristic electric vehicles

LeEco, a multinational internet technology company, has partnered with luxury sports car brand Aston Martin to develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept. As a part of this part...

Markus Sternberg is Vice President – Aftersales, GM India

General Motors India has announced the appointment of Markus Sternberg as Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India, effective January 1, 2016. With his rich experience of working across many countries and or...

Kaher Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena as new President & MD, GM India

Kaher Kazem has been appointed president and managing director of GM India, effective January 1, 2016. He will be based at GM India’s Gurgaon headquarters. Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena in GM India.

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...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Motherson Sumi gets Rs 15,400 crore order from Daimler

Global automotive supplier Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) through its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV) has received a massive order worth Rs 15,400 crore from Daimler for the...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Record sales for Automobili Lamborghini in 2014

In the fiscal year 2014 Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. again improved its key financial figures and reached new records in terms of sales and turnover in its history of more than 50 yea...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

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...

Magneti Marelli new plant in US

Magneti Marelli Holding USA has set up an exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston. The official opening was marked by a brief ceremony for its employees, followed b...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

0 pc attrition among Mercedes-Benz India workers.

Mercedes-Benz makes some of the best cars in the world. The Mercedes racing team is making a regular habit of winning all the Formula One races. Back home in India, Mercedes-Benz India is surging ahead with double d...

New Ford Technical Support Centre in US

Ford has announced the opening of its new Ford Technical Support Centre in Concord, N.C. The centre will add an array of tools to develop future performance vehicles and help increase Ford’s overall success in motor...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

Henniges Automotive & Amee Rubber ink alliance

Pic courtesy: Henniges: Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered

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...

Nissan India rejigs tops management

Nissan India has announced the appointment of Kenichiro Yomura as President of Nissan’s India operat

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

Interview with T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Eberhard Kern replaces Peter Honegg at Mercedes

Effective December 1, 2012, Mercedes-Benz India will have a new Managing Director and CEO, as Eberha

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Tata Motors delivers 5 MPVs to Jharkhand cops

Tata Motors has delivered 5 Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) to the Jharkhand Police force, to bolster

ZF receives supplier awards from Chrysler and Ford

At the beginning of June, the Chrysler Group and the Ford Motor Company honored their best supplie

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Nissan to revive its ‘Datsun’ brand in India

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the return of the Datsun brand and confirmed it will be coming

Dan DeChristopher is MD & CEO, BMW Financial

Dan DeChristopher (53) has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer o

Dan DeChristopher is MD & CEO, BMW Financial

Dan DeChristopher (53) has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer o

Škoda service training centre in Czech town

Škoda opened its new Service Training Centre in the Czech town of Kosmonosy. The building, located n

Lowell Paddock appointed GM India President & MD

Lowell Paddock has been appointed President and Managing Director of General Motors India, effective

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business plan

Kuehne+Nagel opens auto solution centre in Pune

Globally operating logistics provider, Kuehne + Nagel has opened an automotive solution centre in

Interview with Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India Pvt Ltd.

we are the world’s largest accessory maker for iphone, ipad, ipod and itouch. We have a very strong relationship with them. We work very closely with them at a global level. The product design, development and resea...

Peter Lim of Singapore invests in McLaren

Singapore-based businessman Peter Lim invests in McLaren Automotive

Vincent Tan heads Volvo CE Asia S&M

Effective July 15th, Vincent Tan has been appointed to the role of president of Volvo Construction

Delphi India appoints Nambi Ganesh as Director,

Delphi India appoints Nambi Ganesh as Director, TCI

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

Nissan India moves to new corporate office

Nissan India moves to new corporate office in Chennai

IAC Group 2nd manufacturing facility in Chakan

IAC Group 2nd manufacturing facility in Chakan

Royal Enfield appoints new CEO

Royal Enfield Motors has appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Chief Executive Officer

Eberspaecher Suetrak to inaugurate India hdqs

Eberspaecher Suetrak Bus Climate Control Systems India Pvt. Ltd. is to relocate to new headquarters

Continental automotive comp plant in Shanghai

Continental has set up a new production plant in Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz SA gets R2-billion investment

Mercedes-Benz South Africa gets R2-billion investment

Nissan and IIT Madras sign agreement

CHENNAI: Nissan and IIT Madras (IIT-M) agreed two MoUs for a comprehensive research cooperation agre

UK top official visits JLR headquarters

The UK Business Secretary Dr. Vince Cable today visited Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters to experien

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

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

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

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




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