Satoshi Uchida is Head of Suzuki Motorcycle India

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

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.

Dr. Anish Shah appointed MD and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced that Dr. Anish Shah presently the Deputy Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer would take over as the Managing Director and Chief Execu...

Ralf Speth is TVS Motor Company Director, will succeed Venu Srinivasan as Chairman

TVS Motor Company has announced the appointment of global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors. The company further announced the appointment of Kuok Meng Xiong as an Independent D...

Wadhwani Advantage launches programme dedicated to auto, industrial segments

Indian automotive companies emerging from the COVID-19 crisis can now look forward to sound professional advice to overcome challenges they may be facing on several fronts. The challenges could be related to their i...

Truck man Marc Llistosella is now car man too; New CEO & MD of Tata Motors

Marc Llistosella has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Motors company effective July 1, 2021.

Ashish Gupta to succeed Steffen Knapp at Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Ashish Gupta, currently head of Sales Operations at Volkswagen Passenger Cars India will be succeeding Steffen Knapp. Knapp who has been Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India since August 2017, will be com...

Thierry Bolloré appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover

Former CEO of Groupe Renault, Thierry Bolloré has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020. This announced was made by Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Son...

Lanxess polyamide 6 comes handy in making hybrid vehicle bolster

Thermoplastics with easy-flowing properties are usually somewhat more expensive than comparable standard materials; however, they offer advantages that ultimately pay off in terms of processing, production costs and...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

Full-hybrid vehicle with 48-volt high-power technology from Continental

For years now, technology company Continental has been backing environmentally friendly and cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines. In the run-up to IAA 2019,...

Mercedes-Benz appoints Santosh Iyer as the Head of Sales and Marketing for India

Mercedes-Benz India announced an organisational change in its sales and marketing function effective from July 1, 2019. Santosh Iyer, currently Vice President of Customer Service & Corporate Affairs has been appoint...

Indian cars to have mandatory pedestrian safety features

Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) , a UK-based charity that conducts crash safety tests on cars across the world, which is hosting its first ever ‘Global NCAP World Congress’ in New Delhi, India in partner...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

Continental appoints new Plant Manager for Modipuram tyre plant

Technology company and premium tyre manufacturer Continental has announced the appointment of Kuldeep Singh as plant manager for its tyre plant in Modipuram-Meerut, India. Kuldeep Singh succeeds Vivek Devgun who lef...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Nikhil Nanda appointed Chairman, Managing Director of Escorts Ltd

The Board of Directors of Escorts Limited has appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Nikhil Nanda has succeeded Rajan Nanda, former Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Lim...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Vishal Sharma is CEO, Schenker India–India & Indian Sub-continent

Schenker India Pvt. Ltd, part of DB Schenker, the transport and logistics division of the Deutsche Bahn Group, has appointed Vishal Sharma as the New Chief Executive Officer – India and the Indian sub-continent, wit...

89% auto sales in India are digitally influenced: Google & Kantar TNS Report

Google India, along with Kantar TNS, released a comprehensive report on the influence of digital on the decision-making journey of an automobile shopper. The report titled “The Drive to Decide” states that in 2017, ...

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...

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 ...

Dr. Abhay Firodia appointed President, SIAM

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors has been appointed President of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod...

Prashanth Doreswamy to Head Continental Corporation in India

Prashanth Doreswamy will succeed Claude d'Gama Rose as the Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive India. Rose who will be retiring shall be succeeded by Doreswamy on October 1...

Shilip Kumar succeeds Jeremy Hunter as President - Henkel India

Henkel, a leading global player in adhesives, home care and beauty care, has appointed Shilip Kumar as the President of its India business. Besides, steering the Adhesives and Beauty care businesses of Henkel Adhesi...

Ashish Gaikwad is MD, Honeywell Automation India Limited

Honeywell Automation India Limited announced that Ashish Gaikwad has been appointed as its Managing Director effective October 1, 2016. Gaikwad succeeds Vikas Chadha, who was recently named president, Honeywell Indi...

Mansi Madan Tripathy is MD, Shell Lubricants India

Shell Lubricants India announced the appointment of Ms. Mansi Madan Tripathy as the new Managing Director of the company. Mansi, former CMO of Shell Lubricants, would succeed Nitin Prasad, who moves on to take over ...

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...

Mary Barra is named Chairman of GM Board of Directors

The General Motors Board of Directors has announced it has unanimously elected Mary Barra as its next Chairman, effective immediately. She succeeds Theodore (Tim) Solso, who will continue serving as the Board’s Lead...

Volkswagen Head of Group Design Walter Maria de Silva retires

Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November 2015, according to a press release issued by the company. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger c...

Volkswagen management decides on reorientation of diesel strategy

After the news of mega emission scam involving Volkswagen cars in the US and elsewhere in the world, comes the news from Germany based Volkswagen Group (http://www.volkswagenag.com) about the reorientation of the di...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

VW Group restructured; Sacks employees involved in emission scandal

As a fallout of the massive US emission scandal involving Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board not only restructured the Volkswagen group but also recommended the immediate suspension of some of its employee...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

Visteon appoints Sachin Lawande as Chief Executive Officer

Visteon Corporation of the US has appointed Sachin Lawande as its president and chief executive officer, effective June 29, 2015, succeeding Timothy D. Leuliette. Lawande will also join Visteon’s Board of Directors....

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...

Mazda develops bio-based engineering plastic

Mazda Motor Corporation of Japan has announced that, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, it has developed a new bio-based engineering plastic that can be used for exterior design parts for automobil...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

Dr. Jacques Perez is MD of Lanxess India

Effective May 1, 2014, Dr. Jacques Perez has assumed the position of Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Lanxess India Private Limited and will act as Country Representative of Lanxess in India. This is in additi...

Hella’s pioneering lighting & electronic solutions

At the world's largest trade fair for green technology, IFAT, which is being held in Munich from May 5-9, 2014, Hella, the international automotive supplier, is showcasing a treasure trove of innovative lighting and...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

ZF ends making 6 speed ATs in Germany

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced to stop making 6 speed automatic transmissions at the Saarbrücken plant in Germany after producing 70,50,232 units in a span of 13 years. According to a company statement, the l...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

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...

Mahesh Kodumudi gets more responsibility at VW

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited, takes over additi

Mary Barra is first woman CEO of General Motors

General Motors has announced that Dan Akerson, who guided GM to record profits and dramatic improvem

Interview with Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Kärcher Cleaning Systems Pvt. Ltd.

As I said earlier, the cleaning industry, especially the contract cleaners, are growing very rapidly. The guess is that close to 35-40pc of the total cleaning operations is already outsourced in India. The biggest c...

Honeywell names Jim Bujold President, SE Asia

Honeywell has appointed Jim Bujold as President, Southeast Asia, and Anant Maheshwari as President,

Honeywell names Jim Bujold President, SE Asia

Honeywell has appointed Jim Bujold as President, Southeast Asia, and Anant Maheshwari as President,

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda, who served as the company

Kenichi Ayukawa is new MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has appointed Kenichi Ayukawa as the new Managing Director and Ch

Karl Slym appointed as the new MD of Tata Motors

Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym as Managing Director.

Interview with Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka Robotics India

in India, there is no alternative to high quality production. Whatever has to be produced here for overseas markets, we need robots to churn it out. Otherwise we cannot maintain a consistent quality. There are also ...

Audi envisages a Future of Change in India

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has announced the winners of Audi-India Future of Change Automob

Cyrus P Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata

The board of directors of Tata Sons at its meeting on November 23, 2011 appointed Cyrus P Mistry as

Lowell Paddock appointed GM India President & MD

Lowell Paddock has been appointed President and Managing Director of General Motors India, effective

Vincent Tan heads Volvo CE Asia S&M

Effective July 15th, Vincent Tan has been appointed to the role of president of Volvo Construction

Yamaha organizes Riding Clinic for the second time

India Yamaha Motor has recently organised the second edition of the Riding Clinic in association wit

Interview with P.Balendran, Vice President (Corporate Affairs), General Motors India

When we entered India in 1994, we had to do so with a local partner as per the then prevailing automotive policy. The automatic approval route only came about in 2002. So when we came into India we tied up with Hind...

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Mahindra unveils new brand position - ‘Rise’

Mahindra Group has announced a new brand position - Rise

Peter Honegg to succeed Dr Aulbur in Mercedes Benz

Peter T Honegg will succeed Dr. Wilfried Aulbur as the new MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

John Chacko Volkswagen Group Chief Rep in India

Dr. John Chacko is the new Volkswagen Group Chief Rep India, President and MD, Volkswagen India

Dheeraj Hinduja is Chairman of Ashok Leyland

CHENNAI: Dheeraj G Hinduja has been appointed Chairman of the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leylan




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