DETEL STORY: Phones, televisions & now an electric 2 wheeler for masses

Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO & Managing Director of SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd is someone who has been fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the masses. From being a seller of SIM cards, branded mobile phones and ele...

Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

FADA wants clarity on Non-Disclosure Agreement for Ford India dealers

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex body representing the Indian auto retail industry has among its several demands to the government sought clarity on the Non-Disclosure Agreement (ND...

Schaeffler showcases innovations in field of e-mobility

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has presented its vision of sustainable mobility in its “On Track to Sustainable Mobility” showcase at IAA Mobility 2021. Along with product innovations such as its 3-in...

Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

Omega Seiki Mobility selects C4V to provide next-gen lithium-Ion batteries

C4V, the U.S based technology provider, announced that it has secured a contract from India based electric vehicle manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility to supply next generation high performance Lithium-Ion Batteries f...

At 15,56,777 units, auto sales increase by 34pc in July 2021: FADA

According to the latest retail data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), total vehicle retails for the month of July 2021 have increased by 34.12% on year on year basis. When compare...

ZF equity stake in Brakes India acquired by remaining stakeholders

ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) has divested its entire equity stake in Brakes India, a leading supplier of braking systems in the Indian market and a global supplier of ferrous castings. The acquisition of ZF’s equity s...

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

Schaeffler Steer-by-wire tech Space Drive for DTM racing cars

Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is the official “Series and Innovation Partner” to the DTM racing series and will bring the steer-by-wire technology Space Drive to the starting grid in three DT...

Omega Seiki Mobility inks deal with Arjun Maini for DTM race

In continuation of its efforts to promote India and Indians globally, Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd. (OSM), part of the Anglian Omega Group has announced its partnership with India’s first DTM driver Arjun Maini for...

Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

CESL signs agreements for over 30,000 e-vehicles with Goa, Kerala

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a 100% subsidiary of Indian government owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has forged key partnerships on World Environment Day in an effort to further the deploy...

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

M&M step us equity stake in Meru Travel Solutions to 100pc

As part of its growth strategy in the shared mobility space, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with shareholders of Meru Travel Solutions Private Limited (Meru...

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...

Auto registrations fall year on year by (-) 28.64pc: FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has in its Monthly Vehicle Registration Data for March 2021 stated that while March automobile registrations continue to fall by (-)28.64% year on year (YoY )...

FY2020-2025 revenue to remain modest for Indian Components industry, says ICRA

India’s leading rating agency ICRA has estimated that the revenue decline for the Indian auto component industry will be limited to 6-8% in FY2021 supported by the better-than-expected demand pick-up across most seg...

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...

FADA initiates Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study; Final report by June 2021

Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex national body of automobile retail in the country has informed that it is initiating an Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study in association with Premon Asia...

Indian Auto Industry starts 2021 with negative January sales

The year 2021 seems to have not begun on a right note for the Indian automobile industry when it comes to domestic sales. After showing a one-time YoY growth in December, 2020, January 2021 registrations once again ...

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 ...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

The new Flying Spur V8 has build on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops and a reducti...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

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...

Daimler, Infosys tie up for technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation

Daimler AG and Infosys of India have announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.

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...

Toyota Kirloskar sells 8022 units in March 2020

Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, TKM sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in the month of March 2020. To lessen the burden on its deal...

BorgWarner’s new high-voltage coolant heaters to appear in next gen cars

BorgWarner´s coolant heaters are expected to appear in 2021 on the next generation of passenger cars produced by global OEMs. The company has been chosen as a supplier for cabin heating and battery conditioning solu...

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...

Bosch develops In-car, camera-based life-saver

How many of us have experienced a momentary loss of attention while driving a car? It could have been a micro seconds shut eye, it could have been a distraction where you may have taken your eyes off the road like l...

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...

GoMechanic inks services, maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors

GoMechanic, a network of technology-enabled car service centres announced a services and maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors, makers of India's first AI-enabled electric motorcycle. The partnership is part of...

ZF presents world’s first pre-crash external side airbag system

Side impact collisions are among the most dangerous type of road traffic accidents, accounting for nearly 700 deaths per year and nearly a third of all occupant fatalities on German roads. A new pre-crash safety sys...

AEV Robotics announces the modular vehicle system at CES 2019

After working in secret for more than three years, AEV Robotics is now ready to showcase their modular vehicle system (MVS) on the international stage. The United Nations predicts that 68% of the world’s population ...

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) is India’s first authorised recycler of vehicles

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) has become India’s first authorised recycler for motor vehicles, having received accreditation by the Delhi Government on December 21, 2018. Cero, a joint venture between Mah...

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

Mahindra’s Igatpuri Plant Is India’s first carbon neutral facility

The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first carbon neutral manufacturing facility. This was ...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

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...

Global Mobility Summit 2018: Hero Cycles wants better e-bicycle penetration

On the occasion of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, organised by the government’s think tank, the NITI Aayog at New Delhi, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, Hero Motor Company made an impassioned plea to policy makers...

Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable technology globally

Imagine lifting a bag of flour or a watermelon over your head up to 4,600 times a day as part of your job – that is similar to what some Ford employees do every day as they work to build vehicles around the world. R...

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...

Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler dies at 66

Sixty-six-year-old Sergio Marchionne, the former chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler has died. Marchionne who was undergoing treatment in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland was recently replaced as CEO, accordi...

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

Makino Automotive, RK Takasago launch hi-performance motorcycle chain

Makino Automotive and RK Takasago launched a new motorcycle chain that promises high endurance, safety, durability and performance to the 2-wheeler automobiles in India. The announcement comes closely after the two ...

Precision Camshafts acquires 51% stake in Emoss Mobile Systems B.V.

Precision Camshafts Ltd (PCL) has acquired 51% stake in Dutch electric driveline maker Emoss Mobile Systems B.V through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. This is the third strategic...

Shriram Transport Finance inks MoU with HPCL

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Ltd (STFC), has inked an MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) to offer credit based fuel filling services to its customers on digital platform.

Motherson acquires Reydel Automotive Group for USD 201 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), the flagship company of the Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), through its step down subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V. (SMRP BV), has announced th...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

Dr. Jochen Schröder to lead Schaeffler E-Mobility business division

Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on April 1, 2018. In this function, he will report to Matthias Zink, CEO-Automotive OEM. Dr. Schrö...

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 ...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

ZF showcases range of products at Excon 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, participated in Excon 2017 an International Construction Equipment and Construction Technol...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases launches premium range of lubricants

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases, a leading global manufacturer of premium quality lubricants and greases have launched ‘Mirr Oils’ - range of lubricants catering to needs of automotive, marine and industrial appl...

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...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

KSS to purchase majority of Takata assets for $ 1.588 billion; Takata files for bakruptcy

Michigan (US) based Key Safety Systems (KSS), one of the leading brands in automotive safety systems, has reached an agreement in principle with the recall rocked Takata Corporation of Japan to sponsor a restructuri...

Steffen Knapp is Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Steffen Knapp has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. The position was previously held by Michael Mayer who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ for Volkswagen Passenge...

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...

Five new Apps for Ford SYNC AppLink in India

From streaming music, to exploring a new city or real-time weather to live news updates, SYNC AppLink is bringing five new apps to Ford dashboards in India. The new and updated compatible apps seamlessly integrate i...

India has huge potential for auto shredding, says Minister

Keeping in mind that the country has more than 7 lakh cars and over 4 lakh trucks and buses which have reached end-of-life stage, the Indian market has a huge potential for auto-shredding. By 2025, around 28 lakh ca...

Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish company PKC Group for Rs 4160 crore

Leading global auto components major Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) controlled by Vivek Chaand Sehgal has announced plans to acquire PKC Group Plc of Finland for around Euros 571 million (approximately Rs 4160 cr...

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...

Maruti Suzuki MD Kenichi Ayukawa awarded

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, was awarded ‘Best CEO – Multinational Company’ at Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA) 2016 in Mumbai. Ayukawa was selected for steering Maruti Suzuki towards...

BorgWarner’s low-friction Silent Timing

BorgWarner is supplying its advanced 6.35 mm silent timing chain for the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine, the hatchback is available in Europe, Japan and Israel. BorgWarner’s best-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...

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates India’s largest parts warehouse, training academy

Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry and has also set up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia– christened as the Mercede...

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

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 ...

Car workers buddy up with robots in Ford factory

New collaborative robots, also known as co-bots, are first being used to help workers fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars, a task that requires pinpoint accuracy, strength, and a high level of dexterity. Employees wo...

Sajeev Rajasekharan is new Executive VP, Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has announced the appointment of Sajeev Rajasekharan as its new Executive Vice President for Sales & After-Sales. In ...

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...

SAEIndia Supra gets more than 3750 entries for 2016 edition

The 5th edition of SAEIndia Supra, India’s biggest formula student competition, will be held from July 4-9, 2016 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. This year's edition has received 3750 entries and...

HMSI inks retail finance MoU with IndusInd Bank.

Providing further stimulus to its domestic growth, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IndusInd Bank, offering retail finance to its customers at an attractive ra...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

Continental integrates gesture-based control into steering wheel

Gesture-based control is already known from the world of entertainment electronics and has been making inroads into vehicles for some time now. Further development of this new control system in the car is being driv...

Hitachi, Honda tamper proof device to curb drunk driving

Hitachi and Honda Motor Co have announced they have successfully developed a prototype of a portable alcohol detector that is tamper-resistant as it can distinguish human breath from alternative gases and that can b...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

‘Think Blue. Factory.’ initiative makes VW India plant greener

Volkswagen Pune Plant recorded promising results in 2015 under its ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ programme that aims at achieving sustainability through environment-friendly manufacturing. Since adopting the programme in 2...

Continental develops new in-vehicle radio platform

Car radios have to fulfil a large number of consumer requirements, for example digital radio, AM and FM reception, mobile telephony, audio from a variety of sources, large touch screens, soft and hard keys, voice-op...

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...

Deepak Jain - Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd

In an interview with Motown India, Deepak Jain, Managing Director,  Lumax Industries Ltd said that 

Prasan Firodia - MD, Force Motors India

In an interview with Motown India, Prasan Firodia, MD, Force Motors India says, "Make in India

BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP150 TEST REVIEW: Rubber Renaissance

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), McPherson struts, torque, rpm, bhp, hill descent control, Continuously Variable transmission (CVT), many of these words and abbreviations me...

Volkswagen Head of Group Design Walter Maria de Silva retires

Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November 2015, according to a press release issued by the company. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger c...

Vivek Jindal - Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda)

In an interview with Motown India, Vivek Jindal, Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda), stated that 

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...




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