Two-wheeler retail sales slide 20pc in December 2021: FADA

The Indian two-wheeler industry took a severe beating in domestic sales in the month of December 2021 as compared to December 2020 for a plethora of reasons that included high cost of ownership, bad rural sentiment,...

Semi conductor shortage puts spoke in car sales wheel in December 2021

With semi-conductor shortage continuing to play spoil-sport, passenger vehicle sales, in spite of huge bookings in December, closed in the red. Dealers, however, saw slight ease in vehicle supply thus giving some ho...

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...

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...

Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalising the merger agreement made public on February 22, 2021.

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 ...

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler reveal logo of Stellantis

Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") have revealed the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50:50 merger.

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Bombardier EWIS business in Mexico.

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), via its Mexican subsidiary, Motherson Rolling Stocks S. de R.L. de C.V. (MRS), has signed an asset sale and purchase agreement to acquire the activities of Electrical Wiring In...

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc has announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics pr...

Harley-Davidson to shut manufacturing unit in India

Faced with falling demand for its products in India, US motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson has announced that it is closing its manufacturing facility in Bawal in India’s north Indian state of Haryana.

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...

STELLANTIS is the new group name post merger of FCA, Groupe PSA

As both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the Combination Agreement announced on December 18, 2019, the two companies have...

Maruti Suzuki halts operations at Haryana facilities

Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the country’s largest car manufacturer has decided to close production at its plants in Haryana following the Government policy that now requires closure of such production facilities across the s...

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

Hyundai Motor Group unveils world’s first CVVD engine technology

Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed at Hyundai Motor studio Goyang al...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

MG Motor India unveils internet car technology for MG Hector

Ahead of the launch of their first product in India, British Automaker MG Motor (Morris Garages) showcased their connected mobility technology platform called iSMART Next Gen.

Desay SV completes acquisition of German antenna technology company ATBB

On March 13, 2019, Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Co., Ltd. announced the closing of the acquisition of Antennentechnik ABB Bad Blankenburg GmbH (ATBB), an advanced antenna technology company based in Germany. This mar...

ABB showcases the Terra HP fast-charging system

For the first time in India, ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system, which can power up a car for 200 km in just a single charge in just 8 minutes. It is ideally suited for highway rest stops and petrol sta...

Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which Greaves Cotton will acquire a majority stake in EV company Ampe...

Uno Minda acquires German software company iSYS RTS GmbH

Minda Industries Limited, flagship company of Uno Minda Group has announced acquisition of Germany based iSYS RTS GmbH, a leading developer of embedded systems and software to global vehicle manufacturers. The agree...

Royal Enfield sales rises 16pc in December 2017 to 66,968 units

Royal Enfield, the makers of different kinds of motorcycles like the Continental GT, cruisers like the Thunderbird 350 and 500, a range of Classic and Bullet motorcycles and the Himalayan, has posted a strong sales ...

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...

Interview with Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.Kurian feels the two-wheeler industry in India is evolving big time.

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...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

Bosch and Pagani test driving safety systems of Huayra BC in Arctic Circle

The Pagani Huayra BC boasts 12 cylinders and more than 750 hp. Bosch makes its ABS antilock braking system, the traction control system, and the ESP electronic stability programme. Viewed from the outside, these ele...

ICAT organises two-day symposium on lighting

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicent...

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

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

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

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.

Hero MotoCorp subsidiary to acquire Erik Buell Racing's assets

The wholly owned subsidiaries of HMCL --- HMCL NA, Inc. and HMCL Americas, Inc.----as per a “Settlement Agreement,” have agreed that HMCL Americas Inc. will acquire the ownership of certain tangible and intangible a...

Hero MotoCorp $25m EBR dreams shatter with closure of US company

India’s leading manufacturer of two wheelers Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has announced that the US based company Erik Buell Racing in which it had invested US $ 25 million (Rs 156 crore by today’s exchange rate) has ce...

Human-robot cooperation in Audi plant in Germany

Generally at an automobile plant you often get to see robots working their full potential away from any human interference or proximity. No, they are not discriminated, it’s just the way robots work. But now at Audi...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

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

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

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

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

Starting June 2014, Honda starts new era in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its ambitious and aggressive business plan for FY’ 2014-15 at its 13th Annual Business meet amidst thunderous applause from over 900 business partners,...

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

Chrysler Group announces agreement with UAW

Chrysler Group and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (the “UAW”) have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to supplement Chrysler Group’s existing...

Mary Barra is first woman CEO of General Motors

General Motors has announced that Dan Akerson, who guided GM to record profits and dramatic improvem

Apollo files response to Cooper complaint

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed its answer to the complaint filed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with t

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Continental acquires Modi tyre business

Continental, one of the leading international automotive suppliers and the world’s fourth largest

Interview with Satish Sharma, Chief India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd

We always have to do a little bit of balancing of how much to grow in Kerala and how much not to grow in Kerala. We started our lives with Kerala and we’ll stick to it. We have 2 plants in the State. You know how st...

Hyundai i20 crosses sales of 2.5 lakh units

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India Limited has achieved another milestone by crossing the sales of 2.5 l

Iconic M 800 losing edge as sales plummet 50 pc

NEW DELHI: The iconic M 800 seems to be losing its grip on the Indian market. The small car, once

Bajaj Auto crosses 10 lakh units of Discover

Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) has recently celebrated the sales of more than 10 lakh Discover motorcycles




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