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...

Simple Energy to invest Rs 2500 crore in new plant in Tamil Nadu

Simple Energy, India’s longest range electric scooter, also among the top three EV start ups has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Government for an investment up to Rs 2500 crore for co...

Lanxess developing halogen-free, flame-retardant plastics

Lanxess is expanding its range of halogen-free, flame-retardant, glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 compounds to include Durethan BKV30FN01 and Durethan BKV30FN04 DUS064. Both products are designed for use in thick-...

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...

Godrej & Boyce introduces e-switch technology for general purpose motors

Godrej& Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business Godrej Lawkim Motors has launched the electronic switch (E-Switch) technology for its range of general-purpose motors. This will re...

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...

HOP Electric plans 2nd manufacturing facility; signs 30 new channel partners

Electric two-wheeler manufacturer HOP Electric Mobility, having recently launched two unique products HOP Leo and HOP LYF, is now planning to expand its presence in multiple states and also set up a second plant.

TVS Srichakra forays into Indonesia with Eurogrip 2-wheeler tyre range

TVS Srichakra, a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3-wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the Indonesian market with Eurogrip range of tyres.

Mahindra inaugurates state-of-the-art Mahindra SUV Proving Track

From silk saris to a silky smooth track for testing vehicles. The age-old city of Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is known for its magnificent temples and the exquisite silk wear that includes the traditional saris. Now...

Ford recruits robot test drivers for tough conditions test

Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limita...

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

TVS Srichakra enters Europe two-wheeler tyre market with Eurogrip brand

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the European market with its new range of Eurogrip two-wheeler tyres customised to meet the E...

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...

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...

Omega Seiki MoU with C4V to introduce solid state batteries in India

Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd., part of Anglian Omega Group of companies, announced that it will be bringing advanced chemistry cells to India in association with New York based companyC4V.C4V plans to become the first lithi...

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

Honda Cars India stops production at Greater Noida factory

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has stopped production of its cars at its Greater Noida plant. The Japanese company has two plants in India, one in Greater Noida which was established first, and the other at Tapukara ...

Harley riders support cause of H-D dealers over closure in India

Harley Owners Group (HOG) conducted nation-wide dark rides and rallies to support the cause of several Harley Davidson dealers who they feel have been hit hard because of the US company’s decision to close shop here...

Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft introduce HAMS technology for driver training

Maruti Suzuki India in collaboration with Microsoft Research India has developed a smart phone based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license. The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safet...

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

Lanxess offers new flame-retardant thermoplastic composite materials

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess are characterised by their high inherent flame-retardant properties. One of the reasons for this is their high fiber content. They therefore al...

Toyota, Honda to test mobile power generation / output system

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Honda) will create a mobile power generation/output system, Moving e

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...

FCA India launches pre-owned Jeep Compass business ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

Three years after the successful launch of the first ever made-in-India Jeep, FCA India has announced the introduction of its all new certified pre-owned vehicle business - ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

Automobili Lamborghini produces surgical masks, medical shields

Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexi glass shields. The masks will be donated to t...

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...

First Valeo Electrical Shoppe launched in Bengaluru

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has set-up Valeo Electrical Shoppe in Bengaluru, an exclusive service facility for “High-end Auto Electrical Components” in the country. Through Valeo Electrical Shop...

Mercedes-Benz Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply s...

Delta Electronics India introduces E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre

Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, has unveiled its state-of-the-art E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre aimed at strengthening electric vehicle charging infrastructure of the coun...

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

MulticoreWare, Uhnder to help accelerate automotive radar development

MulticoreWare Inc. has collaborated with Uhnder to help drive both software and hardware development of Uhnder’s radar technology.

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...

Hyundai rolls out first Grand i10 Nios from plant

Hyundai Motor India has rolled out the third generation Grand i10, the Nios. The first Grand i10 Nios rolled out from the company’s factory in south India comes with a lot of new features and space.

STMicroelectronics releases AIS2DW12 accelerometer for PKE fobs

Europe’s leading semiconductor manufacturer, STMicroelectronics has released the AIS2DW12 automotive accelerometer which makes Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) radio fobs tough enough to survive the inevitable drops and ...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

Is your helmet safe? A look at scientific helmet testing methods | Motown India - Special Feature

Motown India visits the Sandhar Amkin plant in Manesar whic...

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

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...

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,...

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

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...

Honda creates new categories of technology

Honda showcased a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019 that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company featured demonstratio...

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

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 ...

Kia, Hyundai reveal solar charging system technology for vehicles

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on select Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the h...

Continental enhances driver safety by eliminating forward blind spots

Technology company Continental has developed a Virtual A-Pillar to help remove forward blind spots – making wide A-pillars virtually see-through. The front support pillars, often referred to as A-pillars, anchor the...

 Tata Motors European Technical Centre demonstrates latest mobility technology

A three-year project into the trials of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has drawn to a close, with the Coventry-based, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) revealing its commitment to shaping th...

 BorgWarner new VCT production line in Kakkalur,South India

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, celebrated the opening of its expanded facility in Kakkalur, India.

Continental inaugurates new R&D facility for brake systems In Gurgaon

Technology company Continental, which celebrates ten years of local production in India, has announced the inauguration of a new facility for its R&D centre in Gurgaon. The new facility, located within its existing ...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

A CNG car as seen from the inside

Gas powered vehicles feature a single internal combustion engine that operates with gas by default. The tanks are sealed and reach half the pressure they can actually withstand. For easy refuelling there are two fi...

Kia Motors India inaugurates 5 acre training centre at Anantpur Plant

Kia Motors India (KMI) has inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill development. This unique course i...

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...

A peep into the Lexus world of Takumi masters

Crafting exceptional performance vehicles for luxury automaker Lexus requires commissioning the meticulous work of its Takumi masters. With at least 25 years of training, Takumi possess a rare blend of skill and spi...

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...

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...

Precision Camshafts acquires 51% stake in Emoss Mobile Systems B.V.

Precision Camshafts Ltd (PCL) has acquired 51% stake in Dutch electric driveline maker Emoss Mobile Systems B.V through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. This is the third strategic...

Car engines are tested for 12 hours and can reach temperatures over 900 deg

The Siberian village of Oymyakon remains at 50 degrees below zero for several months of the year, and is considered the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. On the other hand, registering a maximum of 57 de...

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...

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Dana demonstrates truck, all-wheel drive and electric gearbox technologies

Dana Incorporated recently showcased its advanced driveline solutions to global automotive manufacturers during its winter test events in Arjeplog, Sweden, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tests demonstrate...

Continental technology for early risk detection of aquaplaning situations

Dry, icy, snowy, or wet: awareness of road conditions is a crucial safety factor as accidents in severe weather arise mainly due to significant loss of friction between tyres and the surface of the road. With its Ro...

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 ...

Mahle showcases new innovations in clean air and lower emissions

Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, is showcasing new new innovations for clean air and lower emissions at ...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

Finally, Delhi to get automated driving test centres, courtesy Maruti Suzuki

Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres across 12 locations in the city...

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...

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

Lanxess offers new halogen-free, flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its portfolio of halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyamide (PA 6, PA 66).

Saitama City, Honda, Yamaha begin evaluating e-motorcycles

Saitama City in Japan, Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co will begin evaluation testing towards the expansion of the use of electric motorcycles. As part of Saitama City’s “E-Kizuna Project” measures to promote the ...

Continental CUbE  helps tech development for driverless vehicles

More and more people are flocking to cities. According to a 2014 UN study, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – and they will also be driving their cars there. However, it would pe...

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 ...

GM exit, a planned scam, say protesting GM India dealers

General Motors India’s decision to stop domestic sales in India is a planned scam, stated several dealers who were protesting along with their employees in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar area on June 27, 2017. General Mo...

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

Industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo launched for Rs.5 lakh onwards

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. has launched India's first industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo in the capital for a price range of Rs.5 - 7 lakh. TAL Brabo comes in two variants, w...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

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...

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...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Punjab is first state to implement automated driver license test tracks

In an age defined by technology, India is also slowly yet surely progressing towards modernisation of its systems and governance. Punjab has been a witness to such a wave of progress after the state implemented the ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Volkswagen IT Services India set up in Pune

With the objective of building internal IT capabilities and offering Volkswagen Group brands across geographies a centralised IT delivery and support location, Volkswagen recently set up Volkswagen IT Ser...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

Another 1.1 million Volkswagen vehicles to undergo emission modifications

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of Germany has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi bra...

Suzuki fuel mileage scandal sees Osamu Suzuki stepping down

Taking responsibility for the improper road tests that Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) had conducted that led to discrepancies in the fuel mileage of Suzuki vehicles, the Board of Directors of SMC resolved in a meeti...

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 cars in Germany for rectifying emission glitches

Volkswagen has now recalled 800,000 cars in Germany for fixing the emissions glitch which it had in 2015 admitted to have resorted to in order to evade strict emission norms. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Author...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

Subros Manesar facility gutted in massive fire

A major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar. Subros is a leading player in car air conditioning. The plant been set up in Manesar in vicinity of the Maruti Suzuki Ltd...




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