Bajaj Auto to gain post simplified equity structure in Pierer Mobility

Bajaj Auto’s clout in the global motorcycle market, both in the conventional IC engine space as well as the electric two wheeler space, will increase considerably once the proposed simplified equity structure in the...

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...

ZF equity stake in Brakes India acquired by remaining stakeholders

ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) has divested its entire equity stake in Brakes India, a leading supplier of braking systems in the Indian market and a global supplier of ferrous castings. The acquisition of ZF’s equity s...

Okinawa Autotech aims to clock Rs 465 crore revenue in FY 22

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has announced a range of milestones achieved over the last financial year, as well as the roadmap for the ongoing financial year. The company clocked a...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Alto continues strong after 20 years with record sales

Maruti Suzuki is on a record-breaking spree. Every other day it’s been achieving new sales milestones and now it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Alto to contribute to this journey. The humble Alto has completed 20 y...

Hyundai debuts intelligent Manual Transmission technology on Venue SUV

Hyundai Motor India has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on the Hyundai Venue SUV that comes with a one litre turbo GDI BS6 petrol engine.

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.

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...

Anand Group announces tri-party joint venture with Joyson Safety Systems

Anand Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive components in India, further consolidated its presence in the Indian automotive safety systems vertical. It announced the formation of a Tri-Party Joint Venture to m...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

Indian Motorcycle to organise IMRG National Ride in Goa

Indian Motorcycle will be organising one of biggest motorcycle gathering during the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) National Ride in Goa. Indian Motorcycle will be bringing ‘Wheels of Change’ for girl students...

Honda Activa achieves a milestone of 2 crore unit sales in India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that Honda Activa has now become the highest selling brand by achieving a milestone of 2 Core plus unit sales in the country. The iconic scooter was first ...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels enters premium used cars business with ‘Edition’

Mahindra First Choice Wheels, India’s leading multi-brand certified used car company has launched its “Edition” brand, the country’s first premium used cars franchise network.

TVS Ntorq 125 launched in Sri Lanka for LKR 2,54,900

TVS Motor Company has launched its 125cc scooter, TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka at LKR 2,54,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the drum brake variant and LKR 2,65,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the disc brake variant. Armed ...

Global Mobility Summit 2018: Hero Cycles wants better e-bicycle penetration

On the occasion of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, organised by the government’s think tank, the NITI Aayog at New Delhi, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, Hero Motor Company made an impassioned plea to policy makers...

Rico Auto forays into 4-wheeler aftermarket; completes one year in 2W aftermarket

After one year of successful journey of Rico Auto in the aftermarket two-wheeler market, the Arvind Kapur-controlled company has announced its foray in the 4- wheeler aftermarket component segment. The announcement ...

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...

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...

Honda Grazia sales cross 100,000 mark

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced that sales of its latest 125cc flagship scooter Grazia crossed the 1 lakh unit mark in less than 5 months of its launch. Grazia - Honda’s Advanced Urban S...

Alexander Klotz is new Head of Continental Technical Centre India

Technology company Continental has appointed Alexander Klotz as the new head of their Technical Centre India (TCI). Klotz will be instrumental in taking TCI to its next level of growth, as a trusted partner augmenti...

European eCall now standardising vehicle connectivity

More than 20 years after the first vehicles with advanced telematics systems rolled off the production line, connectivity will now be standard in every vehicle with a new type approval as of April 2018 in Europe. Fr...

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...

Tata Technologies becomes NIO’s preferred Engineering Partner for its EV range

Tata Technologies, a global engineering services provider, has announced a close association with NIO China, a leading new-generation electric car company, in the complete product development process of NIO’s range ...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels includes premium bikes

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand used car products and services company, has now entered the space of used premium two wheelers. The company will initially focus on the premium ...

Sync brake system from TVS comes as a boon to riders

TVS Motor Company conducted an intense research involving the physics and engineering of two-wheeler brake system and an in-depth customer study to understand various braking demands. This gave birth to the “Sync B...

Pre-owned electric cars platform by Mahindra First Choice Wheels

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s No. 1 multi-brand certified used car company, has inaugurated India’s first certified pre-owned electric vehicle outlet - Car Connect, located at HSR Layout in Beng...

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...

Rockman Industries acquires majority stake in Moldex Composites

Rockman Industries, a Hero Group company has acquired a majority stake in Moldex Composites, a British-Indian venture, thereby making its intention known that it is investing in next-gen carbon composites technology...

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.

Amit Ramani - Founder & CEO, Awfis Space Solutions

Amit Ramani, Founder & Editor, Awfis Space Solutions, in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor Motown India, talks about his project Awfis which is basically an office on wheels or a mobile office, Ramani is keen ...

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

DSK Benelli plant capacity to reach 100,000 units by 2017; TNT 600i is best seller

Shirish Kulkarni controlled DSK Motowheels the company that has collaborated with legendary Italian superbike manufacturer Benelli is all set to move into its own plant in Wai near Pune in Maharashtra by 2017 where ...

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 ...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic now in Australia

Down Under there is more news beyond cricket. Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL) has launched the Automatic Transmission version of the New Age XUV500 in Australia. The Automatic Option will be available ...

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...

Continental announces Localisation of driving safety technologies

With increasing awareness and acceptance of safety technologies in vehicles, India is emerging as a focus market for airbags, Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Chassis & Safet...

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

GKN reveals ‘torque vectoring’ eAxle technology for next-gen hybrids

GKN has developed new electric "torque-vectoring" axle technology that will make next generation hybrid vehicles more dynamic. The technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains o...

Buy , rent a plane or helicopter through Droom

Droom has now become the king of good times. You can now buy or rent a plane or helicopter through the Droom website (www.droom.in). Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, Droom is India’s first online marketplace...

Right hand drive Ford Mustangs for UK; India a definite market

Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January 2015 as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. The ri...

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...

Ford reinvents the wheel with carbon fibre for mass production

For the all-new Shelby GT350R, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever, Ford dreamed of using the ultimate high-performance material for its unique wheels – carbon fibre. Carbon fibre wheels are not ...

ZF creates concept car called the Smart Uban Vehicle

ZF has made a concept ZF Smart Urban Vehicle. The concept car which is powered by electricity, ZF says that it us “a starting point from which concepts for future urban mobility”. The ZF Smart Urban Vehicle has a...

DSK Hyosung enters Delhi market with new showroom

DSK Hyosung, a superbikes player in India, has set its foot in the country’s capital city of New Delhi with a superbike showroom ‘Urban Bykes’. The showroom was inaugurated by Shivapada Ray, COO, DSK Motowheels on ...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

BorgWarner provides all-wheel drive technology to BMW

BorgWarner is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the BMW Group’s all-new 2 Series Active Tourer. The electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling automatically distributes power between the front a...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels raises $15 Million from US investor

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), a leading multi-brand used vehicle company, has signed a definitive agreement to raise $15 million (Rs. 94 crore approx.) from San Francisco based investment advisor firm, ...

Audi plant uses robots to move cars

Audi cars are safe, smart and technologically advanced. Now their plants too are getting savvy. After the news of a human-robot cooperation at an Audi plant and very recently testing of chairless chairs at an Audi p...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Uno Minda, Kosei Aluminum JV for alloy wheels

Nirmal Minda controlled Uno Minda and Kosei Aluminum Co. ltd. a leading Japanese alloy wheel manufacturer have entered into a joint venture agreement to manufacture and sell alloy wheels in India. The JV ceremony to...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Amidst new launches, HMSI plans to invest Rs 1600 cr in 2015-16

On February 04, 2015 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched their new Activa 3G for Rs. 48,852 (ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the Activa 3G were also three refreshed 2015 editions of the Honda Dr...

Mercedes Benz launches pre-owned car brand ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’

Mercedes-Benz manufactures some of the most luxurious automobiles in the world and on December 18, 2014 they launched their first pre-owned car brand in India called ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’. The launch of ‘Mercede...

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...

GKN produces world’s first two-speed eAxle for hybrids, EVs

GKN, the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. This new technology has already entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sp...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...

Toyota Prius, still retains hybrid leadership

Hybrid technologies are getting popular worldwide among car manufacturers and the global story of hybrids cannot start without mentioning the Toyota Prius car. Globally, the 2015 model of the Prius comes in the form...

Honda aims to be the real ‘Hero'

Now that its entire links with erstwhile Hero Group is over, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its next wave of strategic expansion. The Japanese company finally enters a new era of ind...

Nissan  Zeod RC is impressive on CAD

It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype. No...

Nissan  Zeod RC is impressive on CAD

It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype. No...

Freewheeling retarder reduces fuel consumption

Many trucks have some form of auxiliary brakes. For almost two decades Scania’s customers have been able to appreciate just how powerful, yet smooth, effect a hydraulic retarder from Scania can provide. Besides comf...

At Nissan they keep Planet Earth green

The World Environment Day is just another day at the Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). Everything that is done here, has an element of green in it. Inside, a thermal ice storage system efficiently reduc...

Land Rover developing an ‘Invisible’ car tech

We have all heard of the Invisible Man. Now we have an invisible car. Well not completely but pioneering technology is being developed to give Land Rover drivers a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the f...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

Mercedes-Benz India opens Centre of Excellellence

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated its state-of-the-art ‘Centre of Excellence’ located within the compa

Mahindra FirstChoice  inaugurates ‘Highline’ store

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL) introduced its first exclusive ‘Highline’ store with ‘Pres

Polaris off- road ambulance for Indian terrains

Now people living in inhospitable terrains can look forward to timely medical help, thanks to a new

Hyundai Grand i10 garners 10K bookings in 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has announced that its Grand i10 superhatch has received 110,000

Mahindra First Choice Wheels new dealership

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s No. 1 multi-brand certified used car company has

Mahindra First Choice establishes 200 outlets

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand certified used car company ha

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

From 1st November 2011, all new car and light commercial vehicle models in the EU must be equipped

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines

Mahindra superstore in Delhi

Mahindra superstore in Delhi

Khattar’s final reinCARNATION

He is well past his 60 years of age but is as agile as a young man in his twenties, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. Jagdish Khattar, Chairman and Managing Director of Carnation is just back from a lunch meeting ...

JK Tyre Truck Wheels Service Centre in Vijayawada

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd launched its first state of the art Truck Wheels centre at Vijayawada

Continental sets new benchmark in driving safety

Continental, the international automotive supplier, has set a new benchmark in driving safety

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz new steel wheel rim plant

Kalyani Hayes Lemmerz Limited opened its new passenger car wheel plant in Chakan

UK top official visits JLR headquarters

The UK Business Secretary Dr. Vince Cable today visited Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters to experien




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