Komaki to set up 45000 charging points across India by end 2023

The electric vehicle division of KLB Komaki, known for producing powerful and sporty electric two-wheelers is now ready to charge up India’s EV infrastructure with high-end peer-to-peer charging points across the le...

Bhago Mobility Solutions acquires stake in Pastiche Energy Solutions

Bhago Mobility Solutions Private Limited (Bhago), the green energy vertical for Modern Automotive Limited (MAL) has announced its latest equity acquisition in Pastiche Energy Solutions (P) Ltd (Pastiche), one of the...

5th generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class rolls out from Chakan plant

The 5th generation of C-Class commenced roll out from the Mercedes-Benz’s state-of-the-art production facility in Chakan, Pune.

BYD, Cimex sign deal for 50 units of e6 electric car in Nepal

Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd., BYD’s partner in Nepal, has signed an agreement for 50 units of BYD e6 with Self Drive Nepal Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Spark Group for emission-free rental fleet operation. This is a single la...

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...

National Highway for EV, NHEV. NITI Aayog, Battery Swapping, electric mobility battery standardisation.

The National Highway for EV (NHEV) Working Group members met Advisor NITI Aayog Sudhendu J Sinha (Infrastructure, Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility) and discussed the recently announced policy for ‘Batt...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers India commences global engine manufacturing from Gujarat plant

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. commenced the manufacturing of global engines from its 4th factory at Vithalapur (Ahmedabad district), Gujarat. Powering its 250cc (& above) category two-wheelers, the de...

First 100 BYD Tang SUVs set sail for Norway

BYD, the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, and one of the first to produce one million electric passenger cars globally, has shipped the first 100 European-specification BYD Tang SUVs for custom...

Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan, Datsun cars

Nissan India has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan” for the new-age customers, a new way to own the all-new Nissan Magnite, Nissan Kicks or Datsun redi-Go.

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...

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 Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

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...

MG Motor India unveils internet car technology for MG Hector

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

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.

 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...

SolarEdge collaborates with Google to Integrate EV Charging with Google Assistant

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced that electric vehicle (EV) consumers can now control SolarEdge’s EV-charging solar inverter using the Google Assistant. SolarEdge is...

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi hopes for record breaking show

As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its opening, the country’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is fast moving towards being completely sold-out. The trade fair is scheduled to take plac...

Mahindra’s Igatpuri Plant Is India’s first carbon neutral facility

The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first carbon neutral manufacturing facility. This was ...

Yamaha NTGP / NPGP 2018 winners announced

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM) has declared the winners of the National Technician Grand Prix (NTGP) 2018 and National Parts Manager Grand Prix (NPGP) 2018 conducted by the company at its Surajpur plant on Nove...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announce technology partnership

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world’s leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and ...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

Continental, Osram sign joint venture contract for lighting

Technology companies Continental and Osram have successfully concluded their negotiations on the Osram Continental GmbH joint venture. The joint venture, in which each of the partners has a 50 percent stake, aims to...

MG Motor India to invest Rs 5000 crore in six years time, says Chaba

MG Motor India will be investing a total of Rs 5000 crore in six years time in India and will be launching its first vehicle, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), in India in the first quarter of calendar 2019. The comp...

Hyundai Motor winter test proves electrified vehicles in Swedish Lapland

At Hyundai Mobis Proving Ground in Sweden, just an hour’s drive away from the Article Circle, Hyundai Motor Company subjects its latest electrified vehicles to the most extreme sub-zero conditions. Rigorous testing ...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

Kia installs framework for its first manufacturing facility in India

Korean auto major Kia, installed the framework of its new manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The facility will be constructed over a sprawling 214 hectares and will cater to jobs for nearly 3,000 l...

Volvo Cars finishes CY 2017 with record sales, registers 28 per cent growth

Swedish luxury car company, Volvo Cars, announced a robust 28 per cent annual growth in volumes, ending the calendar year 2017 with highest ever 2029 retails. The sturdy sales performance comes on the back of a grea...

Kookhyun Shim is new MD and CEO of Kia Motors India

Kia Motors India (KMI) has announced the appointment of Kookhyun Shim as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Shim will be responsible for driving Kia Motors’ expansion in the Indian ...

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...

Gestamp Rs 260 crore investment in first hot stamping plant in India

Gestamp, a Spanish multinational company specialised in the design, development and manufacture of metal components for the automotive industry, has launched a new plant specialised in hot stamping in Pune (India). ...

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...

Bajaj Auto commences production of its most powerful bike ever

Bajaj Auto has commenced the production of its biggest and most powerful 400cc bike. The first batch of the bike was rolled out at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant. What made the roll-out even more special was that this ca...

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

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

 Volkswagen gets nod for modifying models with 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

As part of the ongoing exercises being undertaken to rectify the software glitches that Volkswagen had knowingly done to their diesel car engines, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany has approved ...

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 Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd. wherein he talks about hwy he opted for the logistics industry.

New Audi air conditioning filter to bring relief to allergy sufferers

Allergy---There are a million reasons for it. The worst kind is when you are in a car and your air conditioner sucks in particulates and gases that trigger your allergy. However, things are going to change for those...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Volkswagen new compact sedan by June 2016;  Rs 720 crore investment

Volkswagen India is investing Rs 720 crore (approx. Euros 85 Million) towards development, setting up new equipment and ramping up the production of a new compact sedan that will be rolled out of the company’s plant...

Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt to move from Daimler to Volkswagen

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Hans Dieter Pötsch, has asked the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, Dr. Manfred Bischoff, to release the Member of the Board of Management for...

GM India-made Beat models ready for exports to Mexico

General Motors India has announced the rollout of the first Chevrolet Beat for export to Mexico. Vehicle shipments to its second major export market will commence next month from GM India’s manufacturing facility in...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Interview with Rajeev Mishra, Director, UM Motorcycles

UM Motorcycles is an American motorcycle manufacturing company and has its presence over 20 countries. UM Motorcycle India showcased its cruiser range of motorcycles at the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The comp...

Mahindra invests Rs 250 crore more in Zaheerabad plant

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated its extended automotive manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana. This facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar ...

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...

Increase in  penalty in proposed Road Transport & Safety Bill

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed a draft Road Transport & Safety Bill which after wide public consultation has been circulated to the concerned Ministries for their comments before bringing it to t...

Honda 2Wheelers plans 6.4 million capacity by 2016

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at Nars...

Honda Cars to invest Rs. 380 cr for Tapakura plant expansion

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will be investing Rs. 380 crore in its Tapukara plant in Alwar district, Rajasthan to expand the annual production capacity of the plant from the current 1,20,000 units per annum to 1...

Takahiro Hachigo  to become new President, CEO of Honda Motor  Co.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced that Takahiro Hachigo, currently the company’s Managing Officer, will become Senior Managing Officer effective in April 2015, and will become President, Chief Executive Officer and...

Ford expands retail distribution of genuine parts to South India

Ford India has appointed Eureka Ford Parts as the exclusive distributor for Ford Genuine Parts in Tamil Nadu. According to a company press note, Eureka Ford Parts will reach out to all auto part retailers and indepe...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

After targeting autos, Durr now eyes India’s railway space

Global mechanical and plant engineering firm, Dürr is hoping to offer its highly advanced technology as one of the solutions for the Indian Railway’s ambitious hi-speed corridor bullet train projects.Dürr’s activiti...

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...

Lanxess expands high-tech plastics unit in USA

Global specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its compounding facility for high-tech plastics in Gastonia, North Carolina by adding a second production line. The company is investing around US $ 15 million...

Chrysler recalls 780000 min vans

Chrysler Group is replacing window switches in an estimated 780,000 minivans equipped with third-row power window vents following incidents of overheating, said a company report. The company statement said that the...

Ford new boss Fields transformed global operations

Mark Fields, the new bossman at Ford Motor Company is an extremely experienced man who has in the past has transformed several of Ford’s operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years ...

Toyota to create 14 new engine variations by 2015

Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve thermal efficiency and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10pc, according to a comp...

GM’s May Barra testifies in US

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the United States, investigating the GM ignition switch recall. “The issues raised in t...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

Lamborghini Huracan gets 700 orders

The Lamborghini Huracán has already obtained 700 orders during a, as yet unfinished, month-long private preview tour worldwide for VIP clients. An excellent start for the heir to the best selling Lamborghini to date...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50,000 cars in India

Mercedes-Benz India rolled out its 50,000th car from its Chakan plant. Mercedes is the only luxury car maker to achieve this feat in the country. The company produced 20,000 cars in mere 36 months while its C-Class ...

Toyota Kirloskar appoints Naomi Ishii as new MD

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) announced the proposed appointment of Naomi Ishii as the new

Mahindra inaugurates new aerospace facility

Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its 25,000 sq. m aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapu

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Honda to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited(HCIL) has announced a Rs.2,500 crore investment in Tapukara plant and the a

Toyota recalls Corolla Altis and Camry in India

In line with recall announced by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) globally, Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Interview with Jun Nakata, Director - Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

We are under process to expand our capacity at the Surajpur factory. Finally, we can produce 1 million units per annum in two shifts. For this fiscal, we are targeting 6.5 million units in sales, out of which 4.5 mi...

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

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

Yamaha Motor to set up new factory in Tamil Nadu

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Tamil N

Hero Motocorp -- Erik Buell Racing of USA tie up

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) has announced forging a strategic partnership with Erik Buell Racing (EBR)

Ashok Leyland showcases customised soutions

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship is showcasing a suite of logistics solutions customised fo

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

HMSI kicks off 2nd phase of Tapukara plant

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has held a line-off ceremony with the second phase

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich knowle

TVS ASL opens service centre for Tata in Chennai

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited (TVS ASL), which has been hived off from TVS & Sons as a separate c

Ford India breaks ground on new site in Gujarat

Ford India broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand

Maiden Formula 1 Indian GP ticket sale kicks off

The countdown to the F1 race in India has begun with JPSI commencing the ticket sale

Volvo’s super truck deal with US

Volvo Technology of America, Inc. is scheduled to receive $19m (£11.5m) in federal funding

Hero MotoCorp unveils global brand identity

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, has launched its new name and logo at the O2 Arena

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

Fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

M&M and SAE India announce fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

‘Namaste Gujarat’: Ford India to invest Rs 4000 cr

Ford Motor Company announced it will build an integrated manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Ashok Leyland and Nissan roll out Dost

The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have rolled out Dost

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car from its Chakan plant

HMSI inaugurates its 2nd plant in Rajasthan

HMSI inaugurates its 2nd plant in Rajasthan

Global centre for powertrain electronics at RBEI

Global centre for powertrain electronics established at RBEI

Maini & Nacco introduce Yale forklift trucks

Maini Materials Movement Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic agreement with Nacco Material

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU):The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have announc




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