Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

P. Vijayaraghavan of TVS  Srichakra passes away

The TVS Group has announced the passing away of P. Vijayaraghavan. “It is with profound grief and sadness that we mourn the passing and honour the life of Mr. P. Vijayaraghavan,” a company note said.

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

Bajaj two-wheeler sales slump (-) 35pc at 210976 units in March 2020

Bajaj Auto, a leading Indian manufacturer of motorcycles and commercial three-wheelers, recorded a fall of (-) 55 per cent in sales in domestic sales of its two wheelers from 220213 in March 2019 to 98412 units in M...

Tata Motors sells 5676 units of passenger vehicles, degrowing  (-) 68 per cent

Like all vehicle manufacturers in the country, Tata Motors too posted miserable sales for its passenger vehicles for the month of March 2020. The company sold 5676 units as compared to 17810 units in March 2019. Thi...

Maruti Suzuki March 2020 sales fall (-) 47 pc at 83,792 units. Annual sales slump by 16pc

The lockdown resulting from the pandemic coronavirus or covid-19 has begun to reflect in the sales of vehicles for auto companies in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold 83,792 units in March 2020 as compared to ...

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

Maruti Suzuki provides driving training to 50 lakh aspirants

Maruti Suzuki has achieved the milestone of providing state-of-the-art driving training to 50 lakh aspirants, cumulatively. The milestone includes cumulative figures of the candidates being trained in learner, refre...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

Bajaj Auto motorcycle domestic Sept 2019 sales take a hit of (-) 35pc

Leading two wheeler maker in India and one of the largest exporters of two wheelers in the country, Bajaj Auto recorded a slump of (-)22pc in total sales in September 2019.

As millennials brood, Maruti Suzuki Sept 2019 domestic sales slip by 27.1pc

The millennials are still brooding, or so it seems as September domestic sales of total passenger vehicles slipped by as much as (-) 27.1per cent. The company sold a total of 110454 units in September 2019 as compar...

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 11544 units in Aug 2019, degrows by (-) 21 per cent

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10701 units in the domestic market this month of August 2019. The company exported 843 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11544 units. Toyota Kirlos...

Tata Motors passenger vehicles sales dip 58 per cent at 7316 units for Aug 2019

Tata Motors passenger vehicles sales dipped by a massive (-) 58 per cent with total sales at a mere 7316 units in August 2019 as compared to 17,351 units in August 2018. For the latest fiscal April to August 2019, t...

Maruti Suzuki total sales in August 2019 drops 33 per cent

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 106,413 units in August 2019 both in the domestic segment as well as exports. This includes 94,728 units in domestic market, 2,333 units of domestic OEM sales and 9,352 un...

Mahindra passenger sales down 32 per cent in Aug 2019

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) in the passenger vehicles segment (which includes UVs, Cars and Vans), sold 13,507 vehicles in August 2019, compared to 19,758 vehicles in August 2018. This is a 31.63pc drop in s...

Hyundai Motor India  domestic sales drop (-) 16.58pc in Aug 2019 at 38205 units

Hyundai Motor India registered domestic sales of 38,205 units and exports of 17,800 units with cumulative sales of 56,005 Units for the month of August 2019. The company had sold 45,801 units in Aug 2018. The degrow...

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 ...

July 2019 sales of passenger vehicles slump -31pc, 2W -17pc, CVs -26pc, 3W -8pc

For the ninth consecutive month, domestic sales of vehicles in India continued with its free fall as passenger vehicles July 2019 sales recorded a minus 30.98pc slump at 200790 units as compared to 290931 units in J...

Toyota Kirloskar domestic sells at 10424 in July 2019; -24pc fall in sales

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10423 units in the domestic market in July 2019 as against 13677 units in July 2018. This meant a degrowth of 24 per cent. The company exported 868 units of the Etios series in...

Tata Motors passenger vehicle domestic sales drops 31pc at 10485 units in July 2019

Leading automobile company Tata Motors recorded a decline of 31% in passenger vehicle domestic sales at 10,485 units, as compared to July 2018 sales which is in line with the decline on the industry (31%), and as a ...

Honda Cars India registers 48.67pc drop in domestic sales at 10,250 units in July 2019

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 10,250 units in July 2019. The number of export units stood at 334 last month. The company had sold 19,970 units in domestic market in July 2018. Thu...

TVS Motor Company registers 12.9 pc drop in sales at 279,465 units in July 2019

TVS Motor Company registered sales of 279,465 units in July 2019 as against 321,179 units in the month of July 2018. This meant that the company recorded a dip of 12.9 per cent.

Maruti Suzuki domestic sales plunge by more than 36pc at 96478 units for July 2019

Market leader Maruti Suzuki domestic sales for July 2019 has plunged by more than 36 per cent with total units sold at 96,478 compared to 152,427 units recorded in July 2018.

Mahindra passenger vehicles domestic sales in July 2019 records -15 per cent dip

Utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra recorded a negative growth of 15 per cent in sales for July 2019 for its passenger vehicles division which comprises utility vehicles, cars and vans. The company sol...

Hyundai Motor India registers 10 pc drop in domestic sales

Hyundai Motor India Ltd registered the domestic sales of 39,010 Units in July 2019 as compared to 43481 units in July 2018, thereby recording a 10 per cent drop in sales.

Bajaj Auto domestic sales dip 15 per cent in July 2019

For the month of July 2019, leading two wheeler manufacturer recorded a negative 15 per cent growth in sales for motorcycles in the domestic market at 170978 units as compared to 201433 per cent in July 2018.

Automobile sales and production head south in June 2019

Both production and sales continue to take a hit in the Indian auto industry, as the month of June 2019 too shows no signs of recovery. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales an...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

Downhill drive continues for Indian auto industry in May 2019

Both production and sales have taken a hit in the Indian auto industry for the month of May 2019. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales and production data shared by the Societ...

‘Ambassador’ name will be used very respectfully, says Linda Jackson

Even though reports suggest that Groupe PSA would be using the iconic ‘Ambassador’ name for its electric vehicles in India in the future, there was no official confirmation on it during the unveiling of the Citroen ...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

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...

Triumph delivers 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India

The Street Triple range is now the largest selling roadster range from Triumph in India, after the Bonneville and Tiger series. The sales of the Triumph Street Triple have been 701 units so far since its introductio...

Nissan announces expansion plans in Africa, Middle East & India

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a major expansion strategy in the Africa, the Middle East and India region as part of the company’s six-year mid-term plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.

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...

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.

Jaguar Land Rover India sales grow 49 pc in 2017 at 3954 units

Jaguar Land Rover India announced a growth of 49 percent in volume for the calendar year 2017. The company sold 3954 units sold during this period. Contribution to this growth came from almost all model lines of Ja...

Maruti passenger vehicles grow by 11pc in December 2017

Leading passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 118560 units of passenger vehicles in the domestic market in December 2017, as compared to 106388 units in December 2016, thereby growin...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

Maruti Suzuki presents 35 vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customised to meet traffic police requirement...

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...

Steffen Knapp is Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Steffen Knapp has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. The position was previously held by Michael Mayer who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ for Volkswagen Passenge...

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

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...

Iconic HM brand is now Le Ambassador after buyout by Peugeot

Within three weeks of announcing a tie up with the PSA Peugeot Group of France , the CK Birla Group has announced that Hindustan Motors Ltd, the manufacturer of the iconic Ambassador car, has executed an agreement w...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

India-made Datsun GO+ exported to South Africa

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam...

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.

Honda Activa breaks 17 year monopoly of motorcycles

Having ushered in the first wave of scooterisation 15 years ago, Honda Activa scooter has created a new history. Ending the 17 year long monopoly of motorcycles, Honda’s Activa (an automatic scooter) is now ruling t...

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...

GEM forays into electric 2-wheeler market at E.V. Expo 2015

Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (GEM) a leading player in e-rickshaws, has forayed into the 2-wheeler market. The company launched environment friendly electronic motor bike e-storm and e-champ at the EV Exp...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

Will Lionel Messi be able to score a goal for Tata Motors?

Celebrities have been endorsing everything from an underwear to a car, all over the world. They could be film stars, sports personalities including footballers, boxers, cricketers, sprinters, rugby players, golf cha...

Will the Kwid halt Renault’s sales skid? Lodgy, Duster sales plunge

The Renault Kwid, the small hatchback launched by Renault India in September 2015 has sold 5194 units in the Indian market for the month of October 2015, according to the latest data released by Society of Indian Au...

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...

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016 to be held in permanent halls

The India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) has been given a massive makeover prior to the forthcoming Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2016. Two additional large halls have been created in the venue with carpet areas of 25000 sqm...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

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...

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...

Automobili Lamborghini delivers record 2,530 units in 2014

In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini has set a new sales record in its history by delivering 2,530 cars to its customers. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A noted that his co...

Mercedes-Benz dominates the F1 track and the road

Mercedes-Benz is on a record-setting spree. In 2014 it has dominated both the track (F1) and the road. In India while it sold record cars, worldwide too it sold more cars than ever before in 2014. The company deliv...

Bentley delivers 11020 cars globally, records 9pc growth in 2014

Super luxury car maker Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand after announcing 2014 as the company’s record breaking year. The company deliver 11,020 cars during the year...

Royal Enfield Dec 2014 sales grow by 48pc

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group, concluded 2014 with a strong sales performance and posted sales of 28634 units in combined domestic wholesale and exports in December 2014 recording a growth of 48pc over sam...

Hyundai December 2014 sales up by 21 pc at 59365 units

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has registered domestic sales of 32,504 units and exports of 26,861 units with total sales of 59,365 units for the month of December 2014. While domestic sales have increased by 14.7pc...

HMSI total Dec 2014 sales at 348,737 units

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) continued its winning streak in 2014 by clocking sales of 348,737 units against a corresponding figure of 296,243 units sold in December’13.

Maruti Suzuki sells 109791 units in Dec 2014

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 109,791 units in December 2014. This includes 98,109 units in domestic market and 11,682 units in exports. The Company had sold a total of 90,924 units i...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Is the ‘Most Considered Nameplate’

It is obvious that with increasing demand for cars and the increasing number of car models being offered by different car manufacturers in India, more and more people are likely to scrutinise their options before ac...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

Maruti Suzuki to recall 69,555 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited will be proactively inspecting and repairing the wiring harness fitment of 69,555 diesel vehicles (55,938 units of Old Dzire, 12,486 units of Old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz) manufactur...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

GM to be stronger, leaner, more responsible.

General Motors is positioned to be stronger, leaner and more responsible than ever before. This was stated by General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra while addressing stockholders at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Ju...

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...

Buchmann is VW India Head, Group After Sales

Berndt Buchmann has been appointed as Director, Group Service of Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited with effect from May1, 2014. As the Head of Group After Sales, he will be responsible for Parts Operation...

Maruti Suzuki recalls 103,311 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has officially announced that it will proactively replace ‘fuel filler neck’ of 103,311 vehicles (42,481 units of DZire, 47,237 units of Swift and 13,593 units of Ertiga) manufactured bet...

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...

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...

JLR delivers best ever full year global sales

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance. This can be directly attributed to the introduction of a...

April-Dec 2013 auto sales have a 2-wheeler effect!

With just a month away for the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the auto industry continues to slide. Sales for the month of December 2013 remained negative across different segments of passenger vehicles, commercia...

Mahesh Kodumudi gets more responsibility at VW

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

Expo Mart gears up for Auto show in Feb 2014

Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space a

JLR opens engineering centre in Dubai

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to conduct extreme hot wea

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

‘White Express’ auto service for Gurgaon

To make life easier for commuters in Gurgaon, Ativa Auto Services for the first time launched ‘White

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

Largest deal ever for Volvo Buses in Colômbia

Volvo Bus Latin America has recently sold 688 bus chassis to the capital of Colômbia, Bogotá. It's t

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

After announcing start of production and subsequently start of sales last year, Mahindra Navistar Au

GKN Driveline new  precision forging facility

GKN Driveline opened a new precision forging facility at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Auto comp industry earns US$ 39.9 bn revenue

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

Mahindra rolls out 'Spark The Rise' game plan

Mahindra Group has announced the launch of a multi-media movement

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances




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