Hero MotoCorp sells 4.46 lakh units of 2 wheelers in July 2022

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, sold 445,580 units in July 2022.

Two-Wheeler Electrification in India: Challenges & Opportunities

India has the world’s largest and fastest growing two-wheeler market. It is the cheapest and quickest form of local travel. Forecasts peg the number of vehicles sold annually to reach 26.6 million units by 2025.

Magenta deploys LEV AC EV chargers under Switch Delhi

Magenta, a leading EV charging company, successfully developed and installed Delhi's first LEV AC EV charger under the state government's plan, which allows for the construction of private EV chargers for a net cost...

Essential tech elements in BMW iX electric vehicle from Continental

Technology company Continental is supplying essential elements for an intuitive and attractive user experience in the new BMW iX. In response to vehicle digitalisation, the electric vehicle integrates Continental’s ...

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...

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 )...

New Nissan Chairperson for Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania region

Nissan Motor Co. has announced Guillaume Cartier as its new Chairperson for the Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region. Effective April 1, 2021, Cartier will lead all Nissan operations in the...

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...

V4 Granturismo: the engine for the next generation of Ducati Multistrada

Italian motorcycle major Ducati has presented the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on November 4, 2020.

BorgWarner begins supply of EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module which includes cooler and valve will be the company’s first gasoline EGR module to be used on mild-hybrid engine technology for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in ...

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions for car owners

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer Interview with CV Raman, Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Raman san answers 23 critical question for car owners.

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...

JLR acquires all-terrain performance specialist Bowler in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors owned company, has acquired Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars, parts and rally raid vehicles.

Nissan EV test car comes with twin-motor all-wheel control technology

Auto major Nissan has revealed a high-power, twin-motor all-wheel-control test car equipped with new technologies being developed for the company’s next generation of EVs.

Skoda Auto India celebrates the rollout of the 100,000th Rapid

Skoda Auto India celebrates a new milestone in the company’s history: the production of the 100,000th Skoda Rapid at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune. The celebratory flash red vehicle dons t...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs).These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more ...

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

Honda 2Wheelers kick-starts National Road Safety Week 2019

Strengthening its commitment for safer mobility, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. kick started its National Road Safety Week 2019 (4th February to 10th February 2019) across India. Highlighting the theme S...

 SIAM rolls out ‘Road Safety Week’ campaign

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association w...

Meyle-PD brake pads with technically advanced friction pad compound

Generally speaking, the sportier the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak. With the "next generation" Meyle-PD brake pads, the Hamburg-based (Germany) manufacturer is now going one step further and reducing the n...

Continental robots show their delivery prowess

Technology company exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

Log 9 Materials working on metal-air battery to run EVs

Log 9 Materials, an IIT Roorkee spin-off working in nanotechnology domain is working on a metal-air battery concept to revolutionise the energy sector. The company is making a commercially viable product on this und...

Nuance’s Conversational AI platform powers Mercedes Benz User Experience

Nuance Communications, Inc, the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations, has announced it has collaborated with Daimler AG to develop and power the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system...

Continental develops third generation of ABS

Safe, controllable and optimum brake performance at all times – these are just some of the things that drivers want from their brake systems and hence result in increased automation. Technology company Continental h...

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 ...

TVS Motor Company posts 39% sales growth in December 2017

TVS Motor Company registered a sales growth of 39% increasing from 184,944 units in December 2016 to 256,909 units in the month of December 2017. Two-Wheeler Total two-wheeler registered growth of 37.9% with s...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

Continental, Osram JV for intelligent lighting solutions in automotive sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram have announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and...

Osram unveils high performance automotive lighting product range– 'Rallye’

Osram India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH (Germany), one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturer and the world market leader in automotive lighting, has announced the launch of its new range of high ...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

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

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

Aravind KP - Champion rider for the Sherco-TVS Rally Factory Team

Motown India interviews Aravind KP, champion ride...

Ashish Gupta - Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

In an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine, the Founder and Director of Cougar Motorsport Ashish Gupta talks about the prestigious off roading event Rain Forest Challenge that his company has been...

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 ...

Interview with Arvind Balaji, President, ACMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about “Make in India” and we took that message very deeply. For our industry we translated that as Make Quality and Technology in India.

Continental enhances innovative car-door access and engine-start systems

Automotive supplier Continental supplies vehicle manufacturers with a wide-ranging portfolio of secure and reliable solutions for accessing vehicles and starting engines. Continental is heavily involved in the ongoi...

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President- Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd

Varroc has probably the most diverse portfolio of products for the two wheeler industry ranging from plastics to electrical, electronics and metallic products for powertrains. We even make catalytic converters. We a...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

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...

South India Special Part 5: Kerala

This southern State of Kerala is known more for its militant labour unions and lack of industries. Tourism thrives here and the State is also referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Malayalis, as the people of Kerala ar...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

Belt drives belt their way into engines globally

There is this simple formula which is not only dominant but also respected among automobile engineers. The formula says that “Less friction + less weight = less fuel consumption” which in turn also means fewer CO2 e...

Shell to co-engineer design, build concept city car

Apple is not alone in the world, trying its hand on making cars. Global lubricants giant Shell is planning an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The company is doi...

Honeywell Turbochargers in VW, Skoda models in India

Honeywell Transportation Systems is providing its variable-geometry, diesel turbocharger technology to Volkswagen for its new 1.5L TDI diesel engine designed and developed in India.

Interview with James R. Verrier, President and CEO, BorgWarner Inc.

BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. The company focuses on developing leading powertrain technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Its facilities are located acros...

Freescale steers auto industry closer to the first crash-less car

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the groundbreaking S32V vision microprocessor – the first automotive vision system-on-chip (SoC) with the requisite reliability, safety and security measures to automate and ‘c...

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...

Madan Mohan - Father of the 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally

Fascination turned into passion turned into obsession. From an 11 year old boys childhood dream to a mature mans ability to achieve them.Madan Mohan tell his story. and more.From driving around a palace to Hunt...

Gadkari hails SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has stated that the proposed SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement has wider scope for movement of all types of vehicles across Saarc member States and will b...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

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...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

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.

Bosch tells how to choose between diesel & petrol

This is a must read for all those residing in India who have always debated on which powertrain to opt for...diesel or petrol. German component major Bosch has put together a chart for one to understand what it mea...

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...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

New Ford Technical Support Centre in US

Ford has announced the opening of its new Ford Technical Support Centre in Concord, N.C. The centre will add an array of tools to develop future performance vehicles and help increase Ford’s overall success in motor...

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Maruti capacity for Celerio to go up to 6500 pm

Photography: Mohd. Nasir/ Maruti Suzuki Ltd will have to grin and bear the huge capacity constraint it is facing for the recently launched Celerio model. While currently there are around 28,000 pending bookings for ...

Toyota dreaming of powering a house with a car!

This winter – one of the worst on record – has left many people in the United States in the dark, literally, with millions experiencing power outages during the last few months. But what if a car, or parts of it, c...

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...

Trade policy tweaked to benefit motor racing

Keeping in mind the increasing number of motor racing events (Formula One, JK Racing, MRF Racing, VW Polo Racing) being held in India, the Indian government has finally modified its trade policy that will facilitate...

Honda develops VTEC Turbo engine

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it has newly developed VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasol

Interview with Virender Malik, Managing Director, ARO Equipments Pvt. Ltd.

We are already running an in-house training centre at our corporate office in Gurgaon. We have one of the best such centres in the industry. We are already providing training to OEM dealers. We have been providing t...

Interview with Siddharth Gandhi, Head-Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Autoform India

Even though there is a decline in the aftermarket vertical for us, we have got an additional opportunity as OEMs are looking for seat covers from us. This is because they want to bundle up with freebies in order to ...

JCB India rolls out 50,000th engine at Ballabgarh

JCB India Ltd. has rolled out its 50,000th JCB Engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011,

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Nitish Tipnis, Director – Marketing and Sales, Hover Automotive India

Our marketing strategy will always be about what the consumer needs. If you look at the Evalia, we have taken a very different approach. We have not looked at a family. We have looked at a unit. It’s not about a hus...

Interview with T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Cut petrol, diesel price differential: SIAM

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has asked Government to reduce the differentia

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

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...

Interview with Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

In the brand tracks we do, there is this question of how people perceive us on the technology front. There was this time around 1997-98 till around 2003 where our score on technology actually came down. When Marut...

PSA Peugeot Citroen still to handpick site

PSA Peugeot Citroen has still to officially declare where it intends to set up a plant in India

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Premier rolls out 3 high-tech CNC machines

Premier Ltd. (formerly known as Premier Automobiles Ltd.), showcased three new CNC machines

Mahindra unveils new brand position - ‘Rise’

Mahindra Group has announced a new brand position - Rise

Gulf Oil and M&M roll out co-branded engine oil

Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd. and M&M launched their first-ever range of co-branded engine oils

Interview with Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India

Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India talks to Motown India about the company's increasing sales and improving performance in India.

1.6-litre GTDi engines from Volvo

SWEDEN:Volvo's engine range is now being expanded with the T3 and T4, two four-cylinder 1.6-litre pe

Carbo Tech bags huge orders

Carbo Tech has received the world’s largest order for series-production carbon monocoques to be intr




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