Mercedes-Benz India starts local production of new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz India rolled-out the all-new S-Class from the assembly lines of its state-of-art production facility in Chakan, Pune. The S 350 d model is priced at Rs. 1.57crore and the S 450 4Matic at Rs. 1.62 cror...

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...

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

CESL signs agreements for over 30,000 e-vehicles with Goa, Kerala

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a 100% subsidiary of Indian government owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has forged key partnerships on World Environment Day in an effort to further the deploy...

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...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

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 ...

Ather Energy offers first glimpse of 123,000 sq. ft. Hosur EV manufacturing facility

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from January 2, 2021. Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune,...

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...

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...

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Bombardier EWIS business in Mexico.

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), via its Mexican subsidiary, Motherson Rolling Stocks S. de R.L. de C.V. (MRS), has signed an asset sale and purchase agreement to acquire the activities of Electrical Wiring In...

Studds sets up Asia's biggest helmet manufacturing facility in Haryana

Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeler helmets (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has commenced operations at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Faridabad in Har...

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...

Tata Motors spins off PV, EV businesses into new subsidiary

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) has spun off its passenger vehicles (PV) as well as its electrical vehicle (EV) business into a separate subsidiary. The TML Board has approved a plan to make the company’s PV as well as EV bus...

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...

Coronavirus can disrupt India’s automotive supply chain, says ICRA

The domestic automotive industry is likely to be negatively impacted due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across China and neighbouring countries in South-East Asia.

Mahindra Electric launches new brand identity

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd unveiled a new corporate brand identity with a new logo and tagline - ‘Spark the New’. The new brand identity is meant to give the brand a renewed thrust to achieve its global ambition...

CBI books former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar in Rs 110cr PNB loan fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki) Managing Director and founder of Carnation Auto (the company was recently sold to Mahindra First Choice Services) Jagdish ...

Hyundai, Kia debut virtual reality design evaluation system

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Dev...

Valeo sets up state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab Facility in Chennai

Valeo, the French automotive technology supplier has set-up a state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab facility with an investment of INR 250 Million. The 15,000 square feet facility at Navalur, Chennai will further strengthen...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

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...

Bell unveils full-scale design of Air Taxi at CES 2019

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electri...

Volvo Cars sets new record in 2018, breaking 600,000 sales milestone

Volvo Cars sets a new global sales record in 2018, breaking the 600,000 sales milestone for the first time ever since the company was founded in 1927. The company’s sales rose 12.4 per cent to 642,253 cars in 2018, ...

Volkswagen concludes fifth season of skill development programme – Sarvottam

Volkswagen India concluded its Fifth Season of ‘Sarvottam: Hunt for Champions’, an annual skill development programme. Started in 2012-2013 as RQWC-Retail Qualification World Championship, the programme aims to furt...

Mahindra First Choice Services buys key assets of Carnation Auto

Mahindra First Choice Services (MFC Services) has entered into an asset acquisition agreement with the official liquidator of Carnation Auto (India) Pvt. Ltd. (CAPL). As a result, MFC Services will acquire key asset...

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...

SUN Mobility and SmartE partner to transform EV adoption in the country

Sun Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), announced a partnership with SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy its universal energ...

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct allegations

One of automobile industry’s most powerful leaders, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was arrested by the authorities in Japan on November 19, 2018.

New M4L module from Continental brings Bluetooth-capability to small motorcycles

Motorcycle markets are undergoing a radical shift thanks to stricter global exhaust standards. Since new specifications are difficult or impossible to fulfill with carburetor engines, gasoline injection is becoming ...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

Magenta Power sets up India’s first solar based charging station for EVs

Magenta Power, one of the leading service providers of renewable energy solutions in association with Exicom, has installed India’s first solar charging station (DC Fast Charge) for electric vehicles in Turbhe, Navi...

ICAT inaugurates new modern automotive test facilities

The International Centre for Automotive Technology ICAT) based in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi inaugurated several new modern test facilities for vehicles on May 29, 2018. These were installed as a part of the...

Synergies to set up largest alloy plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Synergies Castings Limited, India’s leading aluminium alloy wheel manufacturer announced the signing of an MoU with the Government of Andhra to establish a major greenfield aluminium casting and specialty alloy whee...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

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...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Netradyne launches Driveri advanced driver assistance system solution

Netradyne, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT systems, has announced the launch of an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solution trained for Indian road conditions as part of its Driveri platfo...

Honda’s Tapukara plant begins to pay rich dividends

Honda Cars India’s “Make in India” initiative is beginning to pay rich dividends not only in its car business but also in its car parts business. A visit to one of its plants in Rajasthan clearly indicated that the ...

KSS to purchase majority of Takata assets for $ 1.588 billion; Takata files for bakruptcy

Michigan (US) based Key Safety Systems (KSS), one of the leading brands in automotive safety systems, has reached an agreement in principle with the recall rocked Takata Corporation of Japan to sponsor a restructuri...

Asahi India Glass to invest Rs.500 cr in Gujarat plant; Will cater to Maruti Suzuki

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS) is investing in a state-of-the-art ‘Greenfield Automotive Glass Plant’ near Mehsana in Gujarat. The investment is being made to primarily meet the automotive glass requirements of Mar...

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...

BMW i pilots augmented reality product visualiser powered by Tango

BMW i is the first automotive brand in the world to offer customers an interactive, 3-D augmented reality experience of their products in a pilot programme which is being rolled-out from January 5, 2017.

In-cylinder simulations run faster than ever before with Converge CFD

Global automaker Ford has used an innovative combustion modelling tool for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines. The Converge CFD software package from Convergent Science has be...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates training centre

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated the unique ‘Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre’ in association with Don Bosco ITI, Chinchwad. The Training Centre is aimed at equipping ambitious youngster...

New iCAT test facilities inaugurated at Manesar

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) hosted the inauguration of its new state of the art and modern test facilities installed as a part of the National Automotive Testing and R & D Infrastructur...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 to be held in permanent halls

The India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) has been given a massive makeover prior to the forthcoming Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016. Two additional large halls have been created in the venue with carpet areas of 25000 sqm...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

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...

Hero MotoCorp subsidiary to acquire Erik Buell Racing's assets

The wholly owned subsidiaries of HMCL --- HMCL NA, Inc. and HMCL Americas, Inc.----as per a “Settlement Agreement,” have agreed that HMCL Americas Inc. will acquire the ownership of certain tangible and intangible a...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Stanadyne launches EcoForce, a high-tech fuel injection system	in India

Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems has launched EcoForce. This is a next generation diesel fuel system developed for the below 50 horsepower engine market. E...

Regal Raptor sets ball rolling in India with Hyderabad outlet

Fab Motors launched its first Regal Raptor motorcycles showroom in Hyderabad. Regal Raptor known more for its cruiser type motorcycles is established in over 39 countries worldwide. Fab Motors will be bringing into ...

Royal Enfield acquires UK based Harris Performance

Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leadin...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Ford sets the ball rolling in Sanand with new plant inauguration

Ford Motor Company is betting big in India and has on March 26, 2015 inaugurated an integrated manufacturing facility including a state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility and a world-class engine plant in San...

Bosch inaugurates engine Dynamometer Lab at NITK

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) has inaugurated the Engine Dynamometer Laboratory at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK). It is the first Engine Dynamometer Laboratory...

FARO acquires ARAS 360 Technologies Inc

FARO Technologies Inc, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, recently announced the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of...

Force Motors plans new Pune engine plant with 50000 p.a. capacity

Pune-based and Prasan Firodia controlled Force Motors Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the establishment of a factory in Chakan, near Pune for ...

Naresh Rattan is Director (Sales & Marketing), Sonalika

Naresh Kumar Rattan who was working as Executive Director, Force Motors has taken over Director, Sales & Marketing, Sonalika Group. The Sonalika Group, controlled by LD Mittal manufactures tractors under the brand n...

M&M, Automotive Skills Development Council sign MoU

SUV major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), a skill development council for the Automotive Sector. Under the aegis...

Triumph Motorcycles sets record sales globally

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

ACMA wish list for Budget 2015-16

With an aspiration to cross the USD 100 billion mark and to have at least five Indian suppliers amongst top-global-hundred by 2020, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body for the In...

BMW unveils latest Laserlight at CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) 2015 in Las Vegas will see BMW providing further evidence that it is a world leader in the development of Laserlight. Having already supplied its first models with Laserlight to ...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Continental unveils smartphone integration in cars

Smartphones and driving usually do not go hand in hand. Despite the many bans in place, one can spot people using their smartphones while driving. Safety stipulates that drivers use the vehicle's onboard controls to...

Continental , Schaeffler joint Gasoline Tech Car

The two leading international automotive suppliers Continental and Schaeffler are taking advantage of the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium (May 8 to 9, 2014) to present the Gasoline Technology Car (GTC). A...

Huge scope for Lanxess polyamide oil pans for CVs

Oil pans fitted in the 12.8 litre Euro 6 engines for the Mercedes Actros from Daimler are up to 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 35 cm deep. To date, they are the largest engine oil pans for trucks to be made of polyamid...

Omron sets up first Automation Centre in India

The 650.5 billion Yen (Rs 38,824 crore approx) Japan-based Omron group with business interests in Industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems and healthcare, has set up its f...

Now seat belts get more advanced with TRW system

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp has announced that its second generation Active Control Retractor system (ACR2) has started production on the 2014 Cadillac CTS. This is the first launch of this advanced seat belt techn...

Delphi to showcase hi-tech products at 2014 CES

Global auto component major Delphi Automotive will showcase highly integrated active safety and connectivity technologies at the upcoming 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas in the U...

Audi plans €22 billion investment through 2018

Audi is launching an extensive investment programme for the next five years: Between 2014 and 2018,

JCB forays into Hand and Power Tools

JCB India Limited announced its entry into Hand & Power Tools segment in India as a brand extension

ZF-EcoLife transmission to improve buses’ mobility

ZF Friedrichshafen AG developed the EcoLife transmission based on the needs of modern city buses

Maschio Gaspardo sets up new plant in India

Maschio Gaspardo group which specialises in the production of agricultural machinery has announced

52nd ACMA session on its industry transition held

ACMA, the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India today hosted its 52nd Annual session

Mercedes-Benz sets up its mega workshop in Mumbai

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated the largest ever workshop by any luxury car manufacturer in India

Continental expands capabilities in India

Continental Automotive has announced the expansion of its manufacturing and validation competence in

Delphi to acquire FCI’s motorised vehicles dvsn.

Delphi Automotive has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations and has made a bind

Renault-Nissan gets majority stake in Avtovaz

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and state corporation Russian Technologies have agreed to create a joint

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

Defence minister inaugurates Defexpo-2012

Showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination fo

Mercedes-Benz India launches city bus

After its successful entry into long-distance inter city bus segment, with the introduction of the 2

Tata Autocomp Systems & Gujarat govt ink MOU

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp), one of India’s leading automotive components

Volkswagen Group to invest more than €62 billion

The Volkswagen Group will invest around €62.4 billion in its Automotive Division in the coming five

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Mahindra launches ‘Genio DC’ in Bangalore

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced the launch of the Genio DC, its premium next generation

Tata's dual-fuel based power generation facility

Dual-fuel based power generation facility in Tata Motors’ plant

Delphi India appoints Nambi Ganesh as Director,

Delphi India appoints Nambi Ganesh as Director, TCI

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines




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