PM highlights significance of mobility sector at 62nd SIAM Annual Convention

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex automobile industry body, organised its 62nd Annual Convention at New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in his message highlighted the significa...

Santosh Iyer is new Managing Director, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz today made an important organisational announcement. After an extremely successful stint in India, Martin Schwenk will assume the responsibility as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-B...

Indian Auto Component Industry clocks highest-ever turnover of Rs. 4.2 lakh crore

The Indian automotive components industry has registered a turnover of Rs. 4.20 lakh crore (USD 56.5 billion) for the period April 2021 to March 2022, registering a growth of 23 per cent over the previous year.

Porsche India records its best ever half year sales result

Porsche India recorded a 118 per cent sales growth for the first half of 2022 compared to last year with 378 new car deliveries. Overcoming continual challenges that impact the automotive industry worldwide, Porsche...

Nalin Jain appointed Executive Director – Finance and IT at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India

Nalin Jain has been named as the Executive Director - Finance and IT of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL). He succeeds Martin Mahlke who successfully steered the financial strategy for the Group’...

Ralf Speth admitted as Fellow of The Royal Society

Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society. A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on June 2...

Renault Kiger achieves 50,000 production milestone in India

Renault India has rolled out the 50,000th Renault Kiger from its plant in Chennai and to celebrate this milestone the company has introduced a new Stealth Black exterior colour in the Renault Kiger range.

ASDC hosts Partners Forum for workforce upskilling in automotive industry

After two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), India's first sector skill council for automobile industry successfully organised skill-oriented brainstorming ASDC’s Pa...

Two wheeler retail sales take a hit in May 2022, says FADA

Retail sales of two wheelers, primarily comprising of IC engine powered vehicles, slumped in the month of May 2022 as compared to May 2019.

Passenger vehicles retail sales in May 2022 on the rise, says FADA

The retail sales of passenger vehicles (PVs) in May 2022 have shown a significant growth compared to other segments, according to the data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). Even c...

Barring PVs, tractors, retail sales remain subdued in May 2022, says FADA

Domestic sales of automobiles, barring passenger vehicles (PVs) and tractors, in India continue to remain subdued in May 2022 if one were to compare it with the retail figures of the year 2019, as both 2020 and 2021...

Auto Expo shows, ACMA Automechanika kick start from 2023 onward

Major automotive shows like the Auto Expo-The Motor Show, Auto Expo- The Components Show and the ACMA Automechanika will now be coming back to life after a couple of years disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic...

Automovill forays in Eastern and Central India

Automovill, a full-stack mobility start-up has announced the foray in Eastern and Central markets in India. The brand has launched new workshops in the key cities - Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Siliguri, Bhopal, ...

India-built Nissan Magnite exported to 15 global markets

Nissan has expanded the number of export markets for its highly popular Magnite compact SUV to 15 in total, following a successful first year on sale.

Mercedes Benz leads in luxury car sales in India with 11,242 units in 2021

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz continued its firm leadership position in the country’s luxury car segment for a record seventh year in a row. In a pandemic hit 2021 calendar year, Mercedes-Benz India delivered 11,24...

E-bike sales will continue to increase rapidly in coming years

The India e-bike market was valued at USD 1.02 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 30 million by 2026.

Gurpratap Boparai resigns as Skoda Auto India Managing Director

In a surprise corporate development, Gurpratap Boparai Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has put in his papers with effect from January 1, 2022. The company stated that his successor...

Millennials, Gen Z appetite for used cars on the rise: Cars24 Ipsos Report

Ever wondered why sale of new cars has been sliding in the recent past in India? Could it be because of the increased preference among millennials and Gen Z for used cars? Young buyers, who account for 80% of buyers...

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 ...

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...

TVS buys majority stake in personal e-mobility co. EGO Movement

TVS Motor Company has announced a partnership with Swiss technology company EGO Movement as a majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal through its Singapore Subsidiary TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The partnership...

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

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...

Bajaj Auto to gain post simplified equity structure in Pierer Mobility

Bajaj Auto’s clout in the global motorcycle market, both in the conventional IC engine space as well as the electric two wheeler space, will increase considerably once the proposed simplified equity structure in the...

Hero Electric raises Rs.220 crore from GII and existing investor OAKS

Hero Electric Vehicles has announced the first part of their Series B funding of Rs.220 crore. Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) led the round along with participation from OAKS.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, ACMA sign MoU for training programmes

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).

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...

Tata Motors rolls out 2,00,000th Nexon compact SUV at Pune plant

Tata Motors has rolled out the 2,00,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Since the 150K roll out in November 2020, the last 50K units have been recorded in less than 6 months, with demand outpacing supp...

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...

Satoshi Uchida is Head of Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), announced the appointment of Satoshi Uchida as the new company head. As a part of the SMC’s global revamp, Satoshi Uchida succeeded Koichiro Hirao with effect from May 1, 2...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

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

Oxygen, medical help pour in from Indian auto companies among shut downs

The Indian auto industry is going all out to help the country in production of oxygen, even as it is grappling with woes at its own end. India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is among the companies that have decided to suspend m...

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...

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...

Mercedes-Benz India sells 3193 units in Q1 2021, up 34pc

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India announced that it sold 3193 new cars in the January-March 2021 period, hinting at a strong recovery ahead.

Interview with Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business, VECV

Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business – VECV elaborates upon VECV’s Light & Medium Duty (LMD) business in India, the company’s product offering and the several advantages offered by Eicher trucks....

TVS Eurogrip launches 11 new tyre products for replacement market

TVS Srichakra Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced the launch of eleven new products for the replacement market: eight new high-performance tyre sizes for motorcycles, two f...

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...

Countdown begins for ACMA Automechanika show in New Delhi- AUTO COMPONENTS

Gearing up for the new edition of the trade fair in New Delhi, organisers of ACMA Automechanika – Messe Frankfurt India and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) shared their insights on the need...

Ampere Electric plans Rs 700 cr investment for EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

Two years after its first acquisition in e-mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, announced phased investment potential of Rs 700 crore over 10 years to set u...

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 ...

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

Mercedes-Benz India sells 7893 cars in Jan-Dec 2020

In a pandemic hit year, Mercedes-Benz India handed over 7893 new cars to its customers in the January-December 2020 period. (These are retail sales).

Hero Electric partners with Earth Ride to provide e-bikes to youth

Electric two wheeler company Hero Electric has announced its partnership with Delhi-based start-up Earth Ride, to provide e-bikes to the youth of the country searching for new business enterprises.

Electric two wheelers witness tepid growth despite Govt subsidy, says ICRA Survey

The demand and volumes of electric two wheelers (e-2Ws) have witnessed a very lackadaisical growth in recent years and despite the government’s thrust on adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

Mahindra and Ford end discussions of automotive joint venture

Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor Company have mutually and amicably determined they will not complete a previously announced automotive joint venture between their companies.

Suzuki's Gujarat Plant reaches 1 million units production milestone

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles in India, has achieved accumulated automobile production of 1 million units on October 21, 2020.

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi to be held in April 2021

Finally there will be a physical meeting with the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi show being organised in April 2021. This will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade d...

Tata Technologies, GKN Automotive join forces

Tata Technologies, a global engineering and product development digital services company, and GKN Automotive, a global leader in driveline systems and advanced ePowertrain technologies, announced the opening of an a...

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...

Interview with KN Gupta, Joint MD, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd)

KN GUPTA, Joint Managing Director, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd) & MD, SKNG Business Solutions Pvt Ltd reveals in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan, that the auto industry in India is toda...

Luxury Ride expects 60pc revenues from online sales of pre-owned luxury cars

With social distancing the norm of the day during the prevailing covid-19 pandemic, Luxury Ride, a growing chain of pre-owned luxury cars, announced that it is expecting as much as 60% of all its revenues to come fr...

Apollo Tyres aims leadership in premium two-wheeler segment in India

Apollo Tyres is aiming for leadership in the premium two-wheeler segment in India, and service the global markets with high-end bias and steel radial tyres. The premium segment constitutes nearly 20% of the two-whee...

Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

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...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

Automobili Lamborghini produces surgical masks, medical shields

Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexi glass shields. The masks will be donated to t...

Honda 2 Wheelers grows 5pc in March 2020 at 261,699 units, grows 11pc in fiscal

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. is among the very few auto majors that managed to buck the negative trend because of the covid-19 threat as it closed March 2020 with total sales of 2,61,699 units as again...

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...

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...

Kia Motors India sells 8583 units in March 2020, Emerges as No.3 car manufacturers in country

Kia Motors India, wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, sold 8,583 units for the month of March 2020. The company sold 7,466 units of Seltos and 1,117 units of Carnival during the month. While Kia Motor...

Royal Enfield sales dips (-) 41 per cent: fiscal sales down 16pc at 695947 units

Royal Enfield posted sales (both domestic and exports) of 35,814 motorcycles in the month of March 2020, against the sales of 60,831 motorcycles for the same month last year, thereby registering a minus (-) 41 per c...

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.

M&M sells 3384 passenger vehicle units in March 2020, slump of 88pc

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) sold a total of 3384 units of passenger vehicles in March 2020 (domestic as well as exports) as compared to 27,646 units in the corresponding period last year. This meant, the co...

HMIL registers 40.69 per cent fall in overall sales for March 2020 at 32279 units

Hyundai Motor India Ltd could not have ended the fiscal 2019-20 on a more disastrous note with overall sales (domestic and exports) slumping by 40.69 at 32,279 units in March 2020 as compared to 61,150 units in Marc...

Maruti Suzuki March 2020 sales fall (-) 47 pc at 83,792 units. Annual sales slump by 16pc

The lockdown resulting from the pandemic coronavirus or covid-19 has begun to reflect in the sales of vehicles for auto companies in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold 83,792 units in March 2020 as compared to ...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Rapido bike taxi temporarily suspends services

As the Indian Government announced a 21-day lockdown in order to contain the coronavirus, India’s largest bike share mobility company Rapido has decided to limit its services temporarily under further notice.

Okinawa shuts down manufacturing operations

Okinawa has put all its manufacturing operations on hold until further notice amidst the Covid 19 breakout. The duration of this shut down will depend upon the government policy.

Lohia Auto halts production at Kashipur plant

As the Government announced a lockdown across various districts of the country in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Lohia Auto, an electric vehicle player, announced its closure of its production a...

Rockman Industries suspends operations in manufacturing units

Rockman Industries, the auto-components arm of Hero Group, has suspended all operations in its 7 facilities till March 31, 2020. Rockman has its manufacturing units in Ludhiana, Haridwar, Bawal, Chennai, Tirupati a...

TVS Motor Company halts manufacturing operations in India and Indonesia

TVS Motor Company has decided to halt all manufacturing operations at its plants in India and Indonesia till further notice in order to tackle the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The company has decided that all ...

Hyundai Motor India suspends manufacturing operations

Hyundai Motor India will be suspending its manufacturing operations at the Chennai facility from Monday, March 23, 2020 till further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - a global pandemic.

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

Honda 2Wheelers India temporarily shuts down operations

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced precautionary measure as it diligently monitors current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The company has temporarily announced shutdown of operations across all its f...

Honda Cars India temporarily suspends production operations in Greater Noida, Tapukara

In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. has informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufact...

Mahindra & Mahindra suspends manufacturing operations

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced proactive, preventive and pre-emptive measures at all their offices and manufacturing locations in India, to ensure employee safety and contain the spread of the CoronaVirus (...




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