CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

Revolt Intellicorp rolls out first RV 400 electric motorcycle from Manesar Plant

The much-awaited Revolt RV 400 – India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle has been rolled out from Revolt Intellicorp’s Manesar plant. The motorcycle has been developed after two years of intensive research to localise i...

Skoda Auto India celebrates the rollout of the 100,000th Rapid

Skoda Auto India celebrates a new milestone in the company’s history: the production of the 100,000th Skoda Rapid at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune. The celebratory flash red vehicle dons t...

Honda 2Wheelers increases capacity to 7 million units annually

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 4th two-wheeler production plant. Honda 2Wheeler’s fourth production plant is located at Vithalapur a...

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...

Abraham Schot comes in place of Rupert Stadler at Audi AG

The Supervisory Board of Audi AG has decided to transfer the duties of the Board of Management Chairman to Abraham Schot on a temporary basis with immediate effect. As reported earlier, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was t...

Twenty years on, the Honda City is still a city favourite

But many car brands have only matured with time, one of them being the Honda City from Honda Cars India Ltd, which has kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India.

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

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...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Tatas say Mistry email leak made in “undignified manner”

Tata Sons has reacted in a very mature manner to the way in which Cyrus Mistry’s mail to the Board of Directors was leaked to the public and media wherein he has levelled charges against several Tata officials as we...

Cyrus Mistry comes out with guns blazing in letter to Tata Sons’ Board

Cyrus Mistry who was ousted from his position as Chairman of Tata Sons finally came out with his guns blazing in a hard hitting letter to the Directors of Tata Sons and to the Trustees of the Tata Trusts. He said in...

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...

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.

Kedar Apte takes over as Vice President Marketing, Castrol India

Castrol India Limited, one of the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing and marketing companies in India, has announced the appointment of Kedar Apte as its new Vice President Marketing, effectiv...

Honda recalls 190578 cars for airbag replacement

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced a voluntarily replacement campaign of Takata passenger front airbag inflators in 190,578 of its vehicles on July 14, 2016. These vehicles consist of the previous generation Ac...

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...

Suzuki Swift sales reach 5 million units mark globally

The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback car has had a great run in terms of sales, so far in India. Worldwide too, the car has been quite successful. Suzuki Motor Corporation launched the Swift in November 2004. The Swift...

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...

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...

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...

Roland S. Folger is new MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Roland S. Folger as the Managing Director and CEO of its India operations. Roland S. Folger will replace Eberhard Kern who will assume a new role for the European market. This was stated ...

Pankaj Munjal is new Chairman & MD, Hero Cycles

Hero Motors group, which includes the flagship company Hero Cycles, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, appointed Pankaj Munjal as its Chairman and Managing Director. The decision was taken at a recent board m...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Mahindra’s Bolero continues to charm its way in SUV segment

There may be a dozen odd Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), of different shapes and sizes in the country, each more modern and electronically savvy, but Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship SUV, the Bolero continue to charm ...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

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...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

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...

ICOTY, IMOTY 2015 awards announced

The auto award season got off to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors of India, has officially opened its new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The 500m Pounds (Rs 4914 crore) facility, announced in September 2011, represents a significant step in Ja...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

Mahindras to acquire 51pc in Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), an unlisted subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra has made a binding offer to acquire a 51pc stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France, ...

Queen's award for Jaguar Land Rover.

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has received the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The award was conferred by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieute...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

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...

GM to replace Lock Cylinder during switch recall

General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders ...

Indian customers retain factory fitted tyre brand

In India factory fitted tyres generate an element of trust and satisfaction among customers. And when the time comes for the vehicle owners to replace their tyres, a majority prefer to repurchase the same brand of t...

Ashwani Gupta of Datsun is head, LCV dvsn, Renault

Ashwani Gupta, Global Program Director, Datsun has been assigned a new role as head of Light Commercial Vehicles division of Renault in France. Gupta was appointed Program Director of Datsun Business Unit in 2011. “...

ibibo group acquires bus tracking entity YourBus

Acquisition in the digital world continues and the latest is that the bus tracking and analytics firm, YourBus has been acquired by the ibibo group. This was stated by YourBus in a press release. The group had acqu...

A 7,900 tonne stamping machine at JLR plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors owned company based in the UK and a leading manufacturer of premium vehicles has invested £45m (Rs 455 crore approx.) in a new state-of-the-art servo press line at its Halewood Opera...

Maruti seeks minority shareholder view on Gujarat

Though not required by law, the Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) in a meeting held on March 15, 2014 has decided to seek minority shareholders’ approval as stipulated in Section 188 of the Co...

Suzuki 100pc subsidiary takes Modi-land unit

Maruti Suzuki’s plans to acquire land and do business in Gujarat has taken a slight twist with the board deciding that the expansion in Modi-land will be done by a 100pc subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Jap...

Honda Motorcycle sales begin in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL), Honda's motorcycle business joint venture in Bangladesh, has begun sales of Honda motorcycle products in Bangladesh. Prior to the start of sales, BHL began local production of...

Gopal Mahadevan new CFO of Ashok Leyland

Gopal Mahadevan has taken over as the Chief Financial Officer at the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok L

JCB India rolls out 50,000th engine at Ballabgarh

JCB India Ltd. has rolled out its 50,000th JCB Engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011,

Jeep sells more than 7 lakh units worldwide

Jeep brand, which is yet to enter India, recorded global sales of 701,626 units in 2012, setting a n

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

US$ 43.4 bn earned by industry in FY2011-12: ACMA

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry

Ford India recalls Figo and Fiesta Classic

Ford India rolled out a voluntary and pre-emptive Field Service Action (FSA) starting July 23 to ins

Jaguar Land Rover begins 24 hour shift at Halewood

For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s 4,500-strong Halewood workforc

MyTVS JV with Rajgarhia group for West Bengal

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited, a group company from the highly respected 100 year old TVS group,

Toyota worldwide sales top 200 million units

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that in June, its worldwide cumulative vehicle producti

Bosch Security Systems-India appointment

Sudhir Tiku has been appointed as the new Country Head of Bosch Security Systems – India, with effec

Volkswagen and Porsche create integrated group

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) are to create the integr

Land Rover celebrates 1year of Range Rover Evoque

As demand for the Range Rover Evoque continues around the world, employees at JLR’s Halewood manufac

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

JLR commits extra £1 billion to UK suppliers

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1 billion with UK suppliers over the next four ye

Audi India records strongest Q1 sales

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, recorded a strong first quarter with 2269 cars delivered i

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

Ssangyong Motor Company has announced that it had held a commemorative planting ceremony at its main

Ford India lays foundation for US$ 1 billion plant

Ford India is laying the foundation for its new US$1 billion state-of-the-art, integrated manufactu

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Hironori Kanayama new Honda Siel President & CEO

Honda Motor Company, Japan, has appointed Hironori Kanayama as the new President & CEO of Honda Siel

HSCI resumes normal production at Gr Noida plant

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. (HSCI) has announced that it has resumed normal production with two shift

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

Eicher bus body manufacturing plant at Dhar (MP)

VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) has done the ground breaking cerem

Chevrolet achieves best global sales in 2011

As Chevrolet enters its second century, it continues to become a more global brand, with more than 6

Merc grows 31pc; sells 6698 units in Jan-Nov '11

Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. has had very successful 2011 with a growth of 31% (January – November

Škoda service training centre in Czech town

Škoda opened its new Service Training Centre in the Czech town of Kosmonosy. The building, located n

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the prestigious National Safety Awards 2011, for its various safety

Anand Mahindra appointed as honorary envoy

Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, has been appointed Honorary Amb

NNG announces India office opening

With India currently experiencing a navigation boom with more and more drivers starting to use

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

JCB India showcases its new products at EXCON 2011

JCB India Ltd. has showcasing its slew of new products at its mega stand at Excon in the Bangalore I

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

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

Firodia sells stake in MAN venture for Rs 1050 cr

The Abhay Firodia-controlled Force Motors will be divesting a part of its equity share in MAN Force

St Columba's School team wins SAEINDIA event

St Columba's School team wins SAEINDIA event

Dr. Sumantran is Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland

Dr. Sumantran becomes Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres honoured

Onkar S. Kanwar inducted into Tire Industry Association's Hall of Fame, US

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Tata Hispano unveils its hybrid CNG-electric bus

Tata Hispano unveils its hybrid CNG-electric bus

Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘Star Lease’ in India

In its bid to attract entry-level luxury car buyers, Mercedes-Benz India introduced ‘Star Lease’, a

Car & buses register de-growth in 2011-12 half

Passenger cars, buses and auto rickshaws register de-growth in first half of 2011-12

Sonalika achieves its all time high sales performa

International Tractors Limited has recorded its all time high sales figure of 5550 tractors

Eicher delivers modern city bus

Eicher Trucks & Buses (A business area of VECV) has introduced its most recent bus offering

Anant Talaulicar awarded President's Award 2011 by

Anant Talaulicar, Managing Director of the Cummins has been awarded the President's Award of SIAM

Fiat to broaden its reach with the export of Linea

Fiat India Automobiles Limited has announced its intent to increase its focus on exports

TomTom strengthens its presence in India

TomTom has announced that it is strengthening its presence in India

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business plan




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