Marelli launches Wireless Distributed Battery Management System

Marelli, a leading global automotive supplier, has expanded its range of battery management technologies for electric vehicles with a new state-of-the-art Wireless Distributed Battery Management System (wBMS).

Dr. Lakshmi Venu takes over as Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton

Dr. Lakshmi Venu has taken over as the Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), one of India’s leading auto components manufacturer at the board meeting held on May 6, 2022. Dr.Venu was the Joint Managin...

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India commences exports of Volkswagen T-Cross

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has marked another important milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey with the commencement of the export of the Made in India Volkswagen T-Cross. The Volkswagen T-Cro...

Evtric Motors unveils 3 new EV products at EV India Expo 2021

Evtric Motors, a new venture in electric vehicle space, showcased three electric two-wheelers in high speed category- Evtric Rise (motorcycle), Evtric Mighty (scooter) and Evtric Ride Pro (scooter) at the EV India E...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

 Kia unveils new corporate logo and global brand slogan

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a ...

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...

Warburg Pincus to invest $150 million in Apollo Tyres

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd has approved an issuance of compulsorily convertible preference shares in the company worth Rs 1080 crore million (approximately US$150 million) to an affiliate of Warburg ...

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...

Schaeffler India presents hi-performance multipurpose premium grease

Schaeffler India announced the launch of its new hi-performance multipurpose premium grease – XTRA3. This grease is specially formulated and designed to increase the service life of bearings operating in harsh and d...

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...

Airless wheel technology from Michelin, General Motors

Michelin and General Motors have presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sus...

Honda Cars India commences production of all-new 10th generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of the all-new 10th generation Honda Civic. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Greater Noida plant.

Continental India clocks 1 million instrument clusters in 2018

Technology company Continental has clocked production and sales of one million instrument clusters in India in 2018, the highest annual milestone for the product achieved by their Central Electronics Plant in Bangal...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

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...

BMW Group presents vision of intelligent connectivity

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group presented its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobi...

Harley-Davidson debuts new concepts and Livewire motorcycle

Motorcycle manufacturer revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle, at CES 2019. The 2020 LiveWire is now a...

Mercedes-Benz showcases new technologies

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé celebrated its world premiere at the show. The successor to the premium coupé first unveiled in 2013 boasts an innovative interior with the next evolution of the MBUX, which now recognise...

PuduTech debuts Holabot delivery robot at CES 2019

PuduTech, a global leader in delivery robot industry debuted three products at CES 2019 and showed the world consumers the latest progress in delivery robot.

Rinspeed presents further advanced “Snap” ecosystem with “microSNAP”

With the “Snap,” presented at the CES in Las Vegas in early 2018, Swiss powerhouse of ideas Rinspeed for the first time presented a vehicle, where the chassis (“Skateboards“) and bodies (“Pods”) can be swapped out a...

BorgWarner eBooster and Motor Generator Unit combining synergies for future mobility

BorgWarner has presented a smart combination of the company’s eBooster electrically driven compressor and its belted motor generator unit (MGU) on a demonstrator vehicle. Easily integrated into existing propulsion s...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

ZF optimally positioned to help Indian OEMs meet new safety requirements

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, is uniquely positioned to support its customers’ new safety requirements that will be intro...

Motorcycle brand TVS Apache crosses 3 million sales milestone

TVS Motor Company announced that its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache has crossed a key sales milestone of 3 million units. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series of motorcycles is considered to be the fastest...

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...

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in automotive sensor company Luminar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has completed the first strategic investment via its newly-founded investment fund by taking a stake in Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of advanced sensor technology...

Magneti Marelli exhibits latest innovations at CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai

Following its appearance at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January, Magneti Marelli is repeating its commitment by participating in CES Asia 2018 which is taking place from June 13 to 15 in Shanghai...

Ford’s new facility in Germany can simulate any weather, anytime

Ford has invested more than €70 million (Rs 560 crore approx.) in the John Andrews Product Development Centre in Cologne, Germany which is like a weather factory that can simulate any weather, any time. Described a...

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...

Toyota Innova Crysta for Govt employees under ‘Drive the Nation’ campaign

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has further extended the benefits of its special initiative for government employees - “Drive the Nation” to its MPV Innova Crysta in the new year. So far applicable on the Etios series and Co...

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

VDA represents official participation of German suppliers at Auto Expo 2018

“Indian passenger car market is on a path of growth”, said Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) addressing a Press Conference along with the German Ambassador Dr. Mar...

Sunjay Kapur controlled Sona Group unveils new logo

A year after disposing of the Sona Group’s entire equity holding of around 25.12 per cent in its then flagship company Sono Koyo Steering Systems for around Rs 419 crore to its Japanese partner JTEKT Corp., the refr...

Skoda Auto India registers 30 % growth in 2017

Skoda Auto India sold 17,438 cars in 2017, achieving a 30 % more sales than the previous year (2016).The New Octavia, New Rapid and New Kodiaq contributed significantly to the overall growth of the brand. The brand ...

Suzuki Motorcycle India clocks 50pc year on year growth

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) rounded off a successful year 2018, clocking an overall sale of 39,786 units during December 2017 to record a year-on-year growth of 50.16%. Once again, Suzuki Motorcy...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Rs 2500 crore Lumax DK Jain Group unveils new brand identity

Leading Indian automotive components player Lumax, DK Jain Group, with a turnover of Rs 2500 crore has revealed its new logo and the newly launched visual brand identity. The logo, christened with the ‘WinteGreat wh...

Maruti Suzuki presents 35 vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customised to meet traffic police requirement...

Nirmal. K. Minda appointed as President ACMA 2017-18

The Automotive Component Manufacturer Association of India (ACMA), an apex body which represents India's auto component manufacturing fraternity has announced the appointment of Nirmal K. Minda, Chairman & Managing ...

Indian Auto Component industry turnover at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore

The turnover of the Indian auto component industry stood at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore (USD 43.5 billion) for the period April 2016 to March 2017, registering a growth of 14.3 per cent over the previous year and a CAGR of ...

Maruti Suzuki presents 15 new vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited handed over 15 new vehicles (13 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department on February 13, 2017. Through this initiative the company aims to support Haryana Police de...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

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...

Panasonic presents vision for autonomous cabin of future

Panasonic has revealed an exciting new concept that points the way to how the autonomous car will fit in with the lives of regular consumers. Unveiled on January 6, 2017 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas,

Horiba Mira opens new vehicle engineering facility in Pune

The new site increases Horiba Mira’s presence in India and will provide an in-territory base from which to deliver comprehensive vehicle attribute engineering and testing programmes. Utilising automotive test system...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

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

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd. Dubey talks about the progress of Indian Motorcycle, part of the Polaris Group.

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.

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...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new R$750m (UK Pounds 240m / Rs 2374 crore) manufacturing facility and Education Business Partnership Centre in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the fir...

India a key growth market for Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports

Bosch has proactively been working in India with its two-wheeler customers to offer antilock braking system (ABS). ABS will be a mandatory requirement for all two-wheeler above 125cc beginning April 2018 in India. ...

Bosch diagnostic tools for International Reifen tyre show in Germany

For the International Reifen 2016 fair in Essen, Germany, auto component major Bosch has presented new tyre -service devices and related test equipment. These include two wheel balancers with a feature allowing con...

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC Ltd. sign MoU to set up India’s first auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise formerly known as Metal Scrap Trading Corpor...

Innovative ring catalyst for efficient NOx reduction from Continental

International technology company Continental has chosen the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium to present an innovative emissions control solution for downsized turbocharged gasoline engines. The introduction of Real Drivi...

Honeywell environmentally preferable refrigerant for Indian vehicles

Honeywell has announced that it has entered into a supply agreement and technology license with an Indian manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice yf, an automobile refrigerant with a global warming potential of l...

Apollo Tyres enters 2 -wheeler tyre market

Leading tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres Ltd announced its entry into the two wheeler tyre market with the launch of their ‘Apollo Acti’ series. The company began its operations as a commercial vehicle tyre manufactur...

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...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

Roll-Royce aluminium tryst in testing phase

In February 2015, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the development of an all-new aluminium space-frame architecture that will underpin all future Rolls-Royce models arriving in market from early 2018. The company ha...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

ContiTech develops world’s first polyamide strut mount for passenger car chassis

Move over heavy metal! With cars becoming more and more lighter and fuel efficient, ContiTech Vibration Control – the strut mount specialist based in Hanover in Germany – has developed a strut mount in which fibergl...

Bosch makes urban traffic safer for pedestrians

Bosch researchers have developed an assistance system that intervenes to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. At vehicle speeds up to 50 kmph, the system helps drivers brake and take evasive action. If braking alo...

Magneti Marelli tech for Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio shown at the Frankfurt International Motor Show has adopted distinctive technologies designed in conjunction with Magneti Marelli. The Italian component major is making an impo...

Brembo presents a new family of calipers for high-end cars

At the IAA 2015, Brembo launched a new 5 openings caliper that allows a weight reduction of 8pc while maintaining stiffness. Brembo, a world leader in the design and manufacture of braking systems for the automotive...

Continental’s Vehicle-to-X technology can save lives

At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the international automotive supplier Continental will be presenting a Left-turn Assist based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology (ideal for left hand drive vehicles aborad) in the ou...

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...

Auto Component Industry grows by 11pc in FY 14-15

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the fiscal 2014...

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, ACMA

Interview with Sandeep Balooja, Vice President, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India / Member-Anand Management Committee/ Executive Chairman- Mando

Interview with Philippe Denos & Faisal Matin of Delphi

Interview with Philippe Denos, President, Delphi Product and Service Solutions (DPSS), Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd, UK and Faisal Matin, Country Director-India & Sub-continent, Product & Service Solutions, Delphi Au...

Shiroki Corp Japan acquires majority stake in Technico JV

Shiroki Corporation (an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp), one of the leading global players for interior and exterior components for automobiles, has taken a 51pc equity stake in a new joint venture company with Tech...

Bosch control units have made transmissions efficient

Compared to manual transmissions, modern automatic transmissions enhance driving comfort and also save on fuel, which is because they independently determine the point at which the engine runs most efficiently. In s...

Automobili Lamborghini delivers record 2,530 units in 2014

In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini has set a new sales record in its history by delivering 2,530 cars to its customers. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A noted that his co...

Toyota opens the door to hydrogen future

Toyota is making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free, thereby opening the door to the hydrogen future. Toyota made this announcement at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev...

Michelin builds revolutionary airless radial tyre

French tyre major Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the innovative Michelin X Tweel airless radial tyre for commercial applications. The new 135,000 square-foot facility in Pi...

ACMA report outlines business opportunities in China

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India has in its recent findings identified specific export opportunities, estimated at USD 20 bill...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to spin off Ferrari

Ferrari S.p.A., makers of the iconic Ferrari cars, is being spun off as a separate company by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and will in all probability be listed in the United States as well as a European stock ex...

Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors of India, has officially opened its new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The 500m Pounds (Rs 4914 crore) facility, announced in September 2011, represents a significant step in Ja...

GM chairman Tim Solso, CEO Mary Barra meet Modi

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra visited India along with the company’s non-executive chairman of the GM Board of Directors Tim Solso. The two high ranking officials met Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Component exports increase by 16.7pc: ACMA

The Indian auto components industry has come of age. This was clearly reflected in the fact that the industry recorded a 16.7pc growth at Rs 61,487 crore (US $ 10.2 billion) for the year 2013-14 as compared to Rs 52...

Technico enters into JV with Shiroki Corpn

Shiroki Corporation of Japan and Technico India Pvt Ltd have formed a new joint venture company Shiroki Technico India Private Limited. Shiroki will have a 51pc stake in the new JV while Technico will have the remai...

Continental new systems for driver assistance

International automotive supplier Continental has presented new systems for driver assistance and vehicle connectivity in city traffic at the midterm event of the research initiative UR:BAN (Urban Space: User orient...

Chrysler Group launches 9-Speed production

After sitting idle for years at the corner of US 31 and State Road 28 in Tipton County, Ind., USA, Chrysler Group’s Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the company’s new Tipton Transmission Plant...

Two-wheeler dealers are optimistic: Sewells report

In a downturn in the automotive industry, the dealer fraternity is the one that gets directly impacted by the gloom. In India, the automobile industry is reeling under severe drop in sales, except for two-wheeler ma...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

JLR plant in UK installs rooftop solar panel

Tata Motors controlled Jaguar Land Rover has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 South Staffordshire, said a company press statement...

Ferrari records more revenue with lesser cars

After 2012, Ferrari’s best year of sales, the company had decided to reduce the number of vehicles sold to maintain high level of exclusivity and thus increasing their value over time. The idea worked brilliantly fo...

Interview with Terrence Hahn, Milind Godbole & Nitin S. Kulkarni of Honeywell Transportation Systems

Turbocharging started off with what is known as wastegate technology. The conventional turbochargers used to have something called a turbo lag. When you hit the gas pedal, it’s a little while before the turbo really...

Fiat reorganises after Chrysler buyout

The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equ...

Interview with Gulshan Ahuja, Secretary General, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

The dealers’ margins in India are miserably low. The current slowdown, which is happening for 18 months, has aggravated the existing problems faced by automobile dealers. The problem is that automobile dealers canno...

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

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

Apollo Tyres snaps up US-based Cooper for US$ 2.5b

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have announced the execution of a definitive merge

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 ...

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Mahindra unveils new visual identity from 2013

The Mahindra Group rolled out a new visual identity which will be reflected across all its businesse




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