Mahindra Rise Sustainability Champion Awards announced

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the winners of the inaugural edition of ‘Mahindra Rise Sustainability Champion Awards’.

Honda Cars India reaches 2 million production milestone in India

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that the company has reached the 2 million-unit milestone in cumulative production of Honda cars in India.

Honda Amaze crosses 5 lakh cumulative sales milestone

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that its popular family sedan Honda Amaze has cumulatively sold 5 lakh units since its first introduction in 2013. The car, pres...

Ultraviolette raises series D investment from European investor Exor Capital

Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd announced that it has raised a fresh round of capital from a fund managed by Exor Capital. This investment is part of an ongoing (Series D) round of funding, with Exor Capital as th...

Kinetic Green, AIMA partner to co-develop electric two-wheelers for India

Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions, India’s leading EV company, has today announced that they are entering into a collaboration with global electric vehicle giant, Aima Technology Group, to co-design and develop...

2nd Gen Honda Amaze crosses milestone of 200,000 deliveries in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that the 2nd generation model of its popular family sedan Honda Amaze has crossed milestone of 200,000 deliveries in India sin...

Spinny sees an uptake in online sales of used cars

Entering the festive season with cheer, full-stack used-car retailing platform Spinny sold more than 80% of cars online during the Navratri period with more than 200 car deliveries on the second day of Navratri. Br...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers India breaches 50 million domestic unit sales milestone

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India announced the accomplishment of 5 crore (50 million) cumulative two-wheeler domestic sales in the country since start of its sales operations in 2001.

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.

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...

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...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

TVS Motor Company appoints new leadership team at Norton Motorcycle

TVS Motor Company (TVS), owner of Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd (Norton) has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Hentschel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vittorio Urciuoli as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Honda City leads mid-size sedan segment sales in calendar year 2020

Honda City, the most successful model from Honda Cars India has led the sales in mid-size sedan segment in CY 2020 with cumulative sales of 21,826 units from January – December 2020. Staying true to its legacy of be...

TVS Apache crosses 4 million global sales milestone

TVS Motor Company has uncorked the bubbly for reaching the 4 million global sales milestone for its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series is the fastest-growing premium motorc...

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 5 millionth vehicle from Gurugram plant

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolled out its 5 millionth vehicle from its manufacturing facility at Kherki Dhaula, Gurugram. The recently launched BS6 compliant Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 became the 5 millionth celebratory unit...

P. Vijayaraghavan of TVS  Srichakra passes away

The TVS Group has announced the passing away of P. Vijayaraghavan. “It is with profound grief and sadness that we mourn the passing and honour the life of Mr. P. Vijayaraghavan,” a company note said.

BMW Group India CEO Rudratej Singh (46) passes away

Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India passed away on April 20, 2020. The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise is yet to be ascertained, the company said in a press rele...

Suzuki Motorcycle India records positive growth in March 2020, fiscal

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) concluded the fiscal year on a positive note by registering 5.7% growth over FY2018-19.Cumulatively, SMIPL sold 790,397 units from April 2019 – March 2020, compared to 747,5...

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...

MG Motor India registers sale of 1518 units in March 2020

MG Motor India announced that it has recorded a total retail sale of 1518 units in March 2020. This includes 116 units of ZS EV, the country’s first pure electric internet SUV, and 1402 units of the Hector.

Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020 begins Feb 7-11, 2020

Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event, a true representation of India’s automotive industry, is slated to kick-start the excitement of Auto Expo – The Motor Show2020 from February 7 to 11, 2020 ...

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...

Hyundai rolls out first Grand i10 Nios from plant

Hyundai Motor India has rolled out the third generation Grand i10, the Nios. The first Grand i10 Nios rolled out from the company’s factory in south India comes with a lot of new features and space.

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

Continental increases manufacturing of airbag control units in India

Keeping its commitment to Vision Zero, a world with zero road crashes, zero fatalities, and zero injuries, technology company Continental has added a new assembly line to manufacture airbag control units (ACUs) at i...

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...

Continental enhances driver safety by eliminating forward blind spots

Technology company Continental has developed a Virtual A-Pillar to help remove forward blind spots – making wide A-pillars virtually see-through. The front support pillars, often referred to as A-pillars, anchor the...

Honda Activa achieves a milestone of 2 crore unit sales in India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that Honda Activa has now become the highest selling brand by achieving a milestone of 2 Core plus unit sales in the country. The iconic scooter was first ...

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...

TVS NTorq 125 crosses 1 lakh sales mark

TVS Motor Company has announced that their 125cc scooter offering TVS NTorq 125 has crossed the 1 lakh sales mark. The brand has also introduced a new colour – Metallic Red ahead of the festive season. TVS NTorq ...

Triumph delivers 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India

The Street Triple range is now the largest selling roadster range from Triumph in India, after the Bonneville and Tiger series. The sales of the Triumph Street Triple have been 701 units so far since its introductio...

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India production cross 35 million mark

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. achieved a monument landmark today by crossing a combined production mark of 35 million units from four of their manufacturing facilities here in India.

Hyundai registers highest ever cumulative sales of 6,78,221 units in CY 2017

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has registered record sales by surpassing its Calendar Year 2017 Business Plan with highest-ever domestic sales of 5,27,320 units and cumulative sales of 6,78,221 units.

Toyota, Suzuki conclude MoU on EV introduction in India

It’s final now as both Toyota and Suzuki have confirmed the introduction of electric vehicles in India by 2020. Japanese car majors Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concl...

Interview with Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd

In a candid interview, Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd talks about his company's ambitious growth plans.

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...

Roads that honk with help of SmartLife poles

World over honking by motorists is considered rude behaviour. But when your road honks for you, it could actually save your life! Yes, you have read that correctly. HP Lubricants and Leo Burnett India have togethe...

Triumph Motorcycles celebrates 3 years in India; Inaugurates 14th dealership

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited – a subsidiary of the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles, announced the opening of their all new dealership facility in East of Kailash, New Delhi – ...

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

DSK Benelli plant capacity to reach 100,000 units by 2017; TNT 600i is best seller

Shirish Kulkarni controlled DSK Motowheels the company that has collaborated with legendary Italian superbike manufacturer Benelli is all set to move into its own plant in Wai near Pune in Maharashtra by 2017 where ...

Michael Jopp is Head, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz India has announced Michael Jopp as its Vice-President of Sales and Marketing beginning August 1, 2016. The new appointment comes into effect as Boris Fitz, Vice-President, Sales and Network Developmen...

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...

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 Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Indian Motorcycle

Internationally Indian Motorcycle has launched this group called Indian Motorcycle Riders Group. We are announcing the start of this group’s India Chapter. This is all about giving our riders the pleasure of riding ...

Rajeev Mishra - Director, India & AMEA, UM India Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, at the Auto Expo 2016- The Motor Show, Rajeev Mishra, Director, India & AMEA, UM India talks about the two products n...

Interview with Madhav Rajgarhia, CEO, Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd

The highlights for us this year is Lubistrands and oil detact. Coming to Lubistrands, we have developed a lubricant which defies gravity, defies stickiness, there is complete lubrication inside the engine, and thi...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Medical gloves for improved ergonomics in production at Audi

Gloves too play an important role in ensuring good health among workers, especially those employed in car factories. Audi’s Production division is improving ergonomics as well as health and safety in its factories. ...

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...

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 ...

Bahubali Prabhas and Dr Goenka’s wit

If Anand Mahindra’s speech at the launch of the TUV300 at the Mahindra plant in Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra on September 10, 2015 was all about love and emotions intertwined with the inherent strengths of the TUV300...

Anand Mahindra’s love story with the TUV300

It is seldom that a car manufacturer talks about love at the launch of a vehicle. But for Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra, it was a different love story all together at the launch of the TUV300 sport u...

Indian Motorcycle opens its fourth dealership; Hyderabad outlet inaugurated

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., has announced the opening up of its 4th dealership in India at Hyderabad. Three other dealerships are based out of Delhi NCR, Bengaluru ...

Buy , rent a plane or helicopter through Droom

Droom has now become the king of good times. You can now buy or rent a plane or helicopter through the Droom website (www.droom.in). Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, Droom is India’s first online marketplace...

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.

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

Polaris India Pvt Ltd was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (USA), Polaris India Pvt Ltd. launched its flagship products including ATVs, Polaris Ranger RZR, Side x Side Vehicles and...

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

Japanese motorcycle major Yamaha has more than three decades of India presence. It made its initial foray into India in 1985 through the Nandas controlled Escorts group. But its real journey began in August 2001 whe...

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 Dharmesh Arora, Dr Robert Felger & Michael Soding of Schaeffler

Interview with Dharmesh Arora , President & CEO, President Automotive, Schaeffler India Dr Robert Felger , Senior VP Product & Marketing, Business Division Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarke...

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...

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; ...

Lego overtakes Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand

Lego brand scores highly on a wide variety of measures on Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index such as familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. Lego is a uniquely creative and im...

BMGI Unveils White Paper on vehicle pricing

Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI), a global consulting firm, has come out with a white paper on “Demystifying pricing in Passenger Vehicle Industry- Scientific way to stay ahead of curve”. This pap...

Triumph Motorcycles sets record sales globally

The British iconic brand, Triumph Motorcycles has achieved high sales of 1300 motorcycles in the first year of its inception in India. The luxury brand had also globally recorded their highest sales figures in 30 ye...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

Continental working on intelligent infrared technology in cars

International automotive supplier Continental is working on intelligent infrared technology for future control designs in affordable cars, according to a press release issued by the company. Used in ever-more electr...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Diesel holds sway in India, EU while China prefers gasoline

While worldwide gasoline or petrol engines are the most popular powertrain, in India and the European Union (EU), every second new car is a diesel. According to Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and ser...

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...

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

A8 L Security meets highest security level

This car is one which our Indian politicians would love to be driven in. Or as a matter of fact every notorious gangster too! Audi has launched the A8 L Security. The high-security version of the luxury sedan meets...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

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...

Hyundai Grand i10 garners 10K bookings in 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has announced that its Grand i10 superhatch has received 110,000

Interview with Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

Interview with Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

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 K.N.Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Padmini VNA Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd

Our products are mainly OEM centric. There is a very small requirement of our parts in after sales, which we cater through OEMs only, as quite a few parts are safety related. We do not want to enter in direct after ...

Mahesh Babu is Mahindra Tractors brand envoy

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced its new brand association with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in And

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....

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

N.V.  Balachandar is HR Head, Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland has announced the appointment of N. V. Balachandar as the new Executive Director – Hum

Interview with Shiv Inder Singh, Managing Director, Firefox Bikes

The word ‘high-end’ in India is a bit misleading. In India, anything over 10,000 is considered a high-end product. And will this segment keep on increasing? Absolutely, there is no way it can’t because the kids are ...

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

Interview with S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Motors Ltd. & President, SIAM

We normally look at it from the perspective of task and finishing. But my take on that it is a continuous journey. There is no end to any organisation’s growth. It’s a continuous journey and if you look at it from E...

Cyrus P Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata

The board of directors of Tata Sons at its meeting on November 23, 2011 appointed Cyrus P Mistry as

Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari is no more

“Today is a sad day for Ferrari. We lost a friend, a travel companion, a man who had his name

RR appoints head of biz development for India

RR appoints head of biz development for India

Interview with Nigel E. Wark, Executive Director (Marketing, Sales & Services), Ford India Pvt Ltd

There is a good indicator that automatic transmission is on the drawing board for the future. I think this is a segment that can rightfully take on the automatic. We are going to see this marketplace more automatic ...




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