Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

Ford hands over control to Mahindra in India through new joint venture

Ford India will be transferring its Indian operations, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Sanand in Gujarat, as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford S...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

 SIAM rolls out ‘Road Safety Week’ campaign

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association w...

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...

MG Motor India partners with Cisco, UNLIMIT for connected mobility in vehicles

MG Motor India announced its partnership with leading connectivity management platform Cisco IoT and UNLIMIT - a specialist IoT services provider, to develop connected mobility enabled vehicles.

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...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

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...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

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...

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...

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

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...

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 ...

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Sumitomo Corporation buys 49% stake in Mukand Sumi Special Steel

Sumitomo Corporation has brought a 49% stake for Rs 1180.99 Cr in the joint venture company, Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited, a leading specialty steel supplier for the fast growing automotive and engineering indu...

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG held on May 9, 2018, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vor...

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Honda 2 Wheelers commits Rs 800 crore investment for 2018-19

After creating a new world record by becoming the only company in India and the world to add 1 million incremental sales in one year, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has earmarked Rs 800 crore inve...

Mahindra and LG Chem collaborate for Li-ion battery technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group and LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries have announced a collaboration in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology...

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...

Gurpratap Boparai is new Managing Director of Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. (SAIPL) has appointed Gurpratap Boparai as the company’s new Managing Director as of April 2, 2018. The 48-year-old was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobiles Ltd.

Volvo Cars finishes CY 2017 with record sales, registers 28 per cent growth

Swedish luxury car company, Volvo Cars, announced a robust 28 per cent annual growth in volumes, ending the calendar year 2017 with highest ever 2029 retails. The sturdy sales performance comes on the back of a grea...

Toyota domestic sales dip 15pc in Dec 2017; Innova, Fortuner sales rise in CY 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10793 units in the domestic market in December 2017. The company exported 812 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11,605 units. In the month of Decem...

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...

Toyota, Suzuki conclude MoU on EV introduction in India

It’s final now as both Toyota and Suzuki have confirmed the introduction of electric vehicles in India by 2020. Japanese car majors Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concl...

BS -VI grade auto fuels rule kicks in Delhi NCT from April 1, 2018

Taking into account the serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas, Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for advancing of BS-VI grade auto fuels in NCT...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Volvo Auto India MD Tom von Bonsdorff completes tenure in India

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India has completed his tenure in India and has decided to pursue a new assignment within the Volvo Group in his home country Finland. Volvo Auto India will soon make...

Lumax announces JV with Francisco Albero S.A.U to make Oxygen Sensors

With the Indian automotive industry gearing up for a leap frog to BS VI norms by 2020 many manufactures have invested heavily in technology and R&D. The Lumax DK Jain Group announced a joint venture with Francisco A...

JSW Energy to invest Rs 4000 cr in e-vehicles, energy storage systems business

JSW Energy Limited, part of the JSW Group and a growing energy company is planning to launch its own electric vehicle by 2020. The company is keen to enter into electric vehicles, energy storage systems and associat...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

Kia Motors to invest Rs 7072 crore in plant in Andhra Pradesh

South Korea’s leading car manufacturer Kia Motors is investing US $ 1.1 billion in India to build manufacturing plant in the state of Karnataka in South India. The construction of the Kia Motors manufacturing plant ...

GM signs three-year wage agreement at Talegaon plant

GM India and the General Motors Employees union have signed a new three-year wage agreement that will support further advances in vehicle manufacturing quality, efficiency and an improved work environment.

200th Maruti Suzuki Nexa showroom inaugurated

Expanding its premium automotive experience, India’s leading passenger vehicle maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has inaugurated its 200th Nexa showroom in Hyderabad. Nexa, the fastest growing auto retail channel i...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

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...

Govt decides to directly shift from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms

The Government has decided to skip Bharat Stage (BS) V emission norms altogether and move on to BS VI emission norms from the current BS IV norms. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to leapfrog fr...

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in major ICC partnership deal

Nissan (www.nissan.in) has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan ...

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...

General Motors to make fresh investment of US $1 billion in India

In a major announcement by General Motors in India that is bound to have far reaching implications on the fortunes and growth of the company in the country, the US based auto giant has confirmed that it will make US...

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...

South India Special Part 3: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India and besides having abundant natural resources and mineral wealth, it boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. The State has thirteen districts. With ...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

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...

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...

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...

Isuzu Motors India trains ITI trainers in Chennai

Leading manufacturer of pick up vehicles in India, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited has concluded the 2nd five-day training for ITI trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology in Chenna...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

No policy initiative to encourage electric vehicle makers, admits Govt

Hats off to companies like Mahindra Reva and Hero Electric for pursuing their dreams to bring about a greener world and encourage the use of electric vehicles in India. Because the government has now admitted that i...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

GM chairman Tim Solso, CEO Mary Barra meet Modi

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra visited India along with the company’s non-executive chairman of the GM Board of Directors Tim Solso. The two high ranking officials met Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Lanxess expands high-tech plastics unit in USA

Global specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its compounding facility for high-tech plastics in Gastonia, North Carolina by adding a second production line. The company is investing around US $ 15 million...

Cummins global plan to cut environmental footprint

Cummins Inc Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger has outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. Cummins Inc., a glo...

Nissan global net profit Rs 23,237 cr for ’13-‘14

For the year ended March 31, 2014, Nissan Motor Co., has earned a net revenue of US $ 104.62 billion (Rs 6,26,694 crore approx.). The net income for the year stood at $3.88 billion (Rs 23,237.6 crore). Announcing th...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...

New Bosch R&D centre : Plans Rs 1200 cr investment

New Bosch R&D centre inaugurated: Plans Rs 1200 cr investment Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has inaugurated a Research & Technology Centre in India and announced a planned investment ...

Audi plans €22 billion investment through 2018

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

JLR to build £ 240 million facility in Brazil

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has announced that it will be est

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

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

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

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

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

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

ACMA presents 4th Partmart & Autocare 2011

ACMA presents 4th Partmart & Autocare 2011

IMTEX 2011 sees 800 exhibitors, 750 machines

The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturer’s Association (IMTMA), organised the IMTEX 2011




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