Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

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...

TVS March 2020 sales down by (-) 55.51pc at 144739 units

TVS Motor Company registered sales of 144,739 units in March 2020 as against 325,323 units in March 2019.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TVS Motor Company launches 4 new products in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched four new products in Bangladesh. The products include premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 160 4V single disc, 125cc motorcycle TVS Max 125, 100cc motorcycle TVS Metro special edition and...

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...

Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II for e-mobility

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for implementation of scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' fo...

Experts call for policy support to promote auto LPG use

At the Asia LPG Summit held in New Delhi, representatives from the industry discussed possibilities for the use of liquified natural gas (LPG) not only as a cooking fuel but also one that fuels automobiles. Several ...

Volvo Cars sets new record in 2018, breaking 600,000 sales milestone

Volvo Cars sets a new global sales record in 2018, breaking the 600,000 sales milestone for the first time ever since the company was founded in 1927. The company’s sales rose 12.4 per cent to 642,253 cars in 2018, ...

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 ...

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...

TVS NTorq 125 crosses 1 lakh sales mark

TVS Motor Company has announced that their 125cc scooter offering TVS NTorq 125 has crossed the 1 lakh sales mark. The brand has also introduced a new colour – Metallic Red ahead of the festive season. TVS NTorq ...

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 ...

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 ...

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, one of the largest luxury car majors and part of the Volkswagen Group was arrested in Munich on June 18, 2018 in connection with the diesel scam that rocked Volkswagen and the automobil...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Maruti Suzuki achieves cumulative sales of 35 lakh with Alto

One of the country's most trusted car brands Maruti Suzuki has achieved a unique milestone by selling a cumulative 35 lakh units of their entry level hatchback - Alto. The company has been able to achieve a stable g...

Hero Motocorp surpasses record 7 million unit sales in calendar year 2017

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, capped-off the calendar year (January-December 2017) with yet another global benchmark, surpassing the landmark seven million units in cumulative sal...

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...

Honda City is highest selling mid-size sedan in CY 2017

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 12,642 units in December 2017 against 10,071 units in the corresponding month last year, registerin...

TVS Motor Company posts 39% sales growth in December 2017

TVS Motor Company registered a sales growth of 39% increasing from 184,944 units in December 2016 to 256,909 units in the month of December 2017. Two-Wheeler Total two-wheeler registered growth of 37.9% with s...

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.

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

Royal Enfield 3rd manufacturing facility begins commercial production

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has started commercial production from its new manufacturing facility at Vallam Vadagal near Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. Spread over 50 acres, the Vallam Vadagal plant will be...

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...

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 ...

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...

Honda CB Shine crosses 50 lakh units milestone in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) rolled out its 50th lakh CB Shine motorcycle from its Tapukara (Rajasthan) manufacturing plant. Celebrating this accomplishment Honda launched the all-new 2017 BS IV...

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.

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 ...

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...

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

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...

Merc’s Roland Folger gets off to a “Make in India” start

Mercedes Benz India’s “Make in India” initiative could not have got off to a more promising start now that the Indian government has decided to buy 55 top of the range E 250 CDI luxury sedans. The luxury car maker h...

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...

JK Tyre acquires Haridwar tyre unit of Kesoram Industries for Rs 2200 crore

JK Tyre & Industries has finally confirmed that it is buying Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL) tyre unit of Kesoram Industries. In a press release, the company stated that JK Tyre & Industries Limited (JK Tyre) and JK...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

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 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Mahindra Scorpio registers its highest ever annual sales in FY15

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV has crossed the 50,000 milestone in unit sales in FY15, for the 4th consecutive year. According to a press release, the Scorpio sold 51,553 units in FY15, being the highest ever annua...

JLR invests £ 600 m (Rs 5572 crore) in UKs West Midlands region

Jaguar Land Rover owned by Tata Motors has invested 600 million pounds (Rs 5572 crore approx.) in the West Midlands region in the UK to support product creation and advanced vehicle manufacturing. The largest single...

Honda 2 wheelers go beyond 20m customer base

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has added another feather to its cap, going past the 20 million customer base mark in India. The milestone was achieved when Honda rolled out its 20 millionth vehicl...

Lotus sales up 54pc world-wide for the first 9 months at 1565 units

British sports car maker Lotus has announced that its overall sales are up by 54pc in the past nine months provides tangible proof that the forward strategy established by Lotus Cars is working. In volume terms, the...

Excise rollback in Jan 2015 pushes vehicle sales in Dec 2014

It’s very natural for people to rush in to buy vehicles when they know that the prices of the vehicles are going to be increased soon. This is what happened when people in India realised that the government was in n...

Suzuki two-wheelers sales increased by 42.65pc in Dec 2014

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, registered a 42.65 pc increase in December 2014 sales as compared to December 2013. Suzuki Motorcycle sold 29,036 units in Decemb...

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...

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...

Record breaking year for Honda 2-Wheeler in 2014

Ever since Honda and Hero went their separate ways, Honda has been on fire. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) closed 2014 with a bang as it created many new benchmarks in the industry across the year...

Mercedes-Benz tops in customer satisfaction in India

Now that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have done Mercedes-Benz proud (Lewis winning the 2014 F1 title and Mercedes AMG team winning the Constructors title for 2014 in F1), it is time for Indian customers to crown ...

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...

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...

Anil Dua resigns from Hero MotoCorp.

Anil Dua has decided to resign from his post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hero MotoCorp. He has quit to pursue opportunities elsewhere. According to unconfirmed sources, he has got a job opportunit...

Utility Vehicle exports zoom 303pc in April 2014

Part of the good news for the month of April 2014 with respect to automobile sales in the Indian auto industry came in the form of exports of utility vehicles (mainly driven by exports of Renault Duster and Ford Eco...

Honda’s highest ever sales of 3721935 two-wheelers

Having cut off all links with the Hero group, Honda seems to be on a path of rapid growth in sales. Recording its most successful year in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) closed the financial...

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...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

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...

Mercedes-Benz India opens Centre of Excellellence

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

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

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

With robust sales, JLR to add 800 jobs in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, has announced its best

AkzoNobel secures McLaren Automotive supply deal

AkzoNobel has signed an agreement to supply advanced paint technology to McLaren Automotive, buildin

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

Toyota worldwide sales top 200 million units

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

Senior management rejig at Robert Bosch GmbH

As proposed by the shareholders, the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH has appointed

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car from its assembly line. Juergen Eder, Managing Director

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

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

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

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

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

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year galloping at 7 out of every 10 vehicles in LCV category

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

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




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