GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ for EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and ...

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....

Delta Electronics India introduces E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre

Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, has unveiled its state-of-the-art E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre aimed at strengthening electric vehicle charging infrastructure of the coun...

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...

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.

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

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, ...

8th EV Expo 2018 concludes successfully with new launches

Electric vehicle manufacturers like Gonenka Electric Motors, Mahindra Electric, ETO Motors, Soni E-vehicle, Altius Technologies, Geekay E-Bicycles, HIM Technoforge, Thukral Electric Bikes, Champion Polyplast and o...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Anant Geete assures Indian auto industry of E-mobility Vision support

Ananth G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises assured the Indian auto industry that his ministry would take them along to adopt electric mobility. He told the automotive industry that promot...

Zac Hollis appointed new Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India announced the appointment of Zac Hollis as the Director – Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. He will take charge with effect from November 1, 2018.

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...

Huawei, Audi sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

Audi, the German automobile manufacturer and Huawei, a leading information and communications technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation. The agreement forms part...

BMW, Great Wall Motor sign JV agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

The BMW Group and Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected drivi...

Martin Schwenk to replace Folger as new MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India

India’s leading luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has announced the appointment of Martin Schwenk as the new Managing Director and CEO of its India operations effective from Nov 1, 2018. Martin Schwenk will replace Rol...

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 ...

Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan, first Volvo car made in USA

Volvo Cars revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new Charleston plant has now been officially inaugurated. The combined c...

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

Sweden based Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

MG Motor India to invest Rs 5000 crore in six years time, says Chaba

MG Motor India will be investing a total of Rs 5000 crore in six years time in India and will be launching its first vehicle, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), in India in the first quarter of calendar 2019. The comp...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

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

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

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Charles Frump new MD of Volvo Auto India

Volvo Cars has appointed Charles Frump as the new Managing Director to head its India operations. He assumed the new role and office from October 3, 2017 onwards. His predecessor Tom von Bonsdorff completed his tenu...

MG Motor takes over GM India’s Halol facility; To invest upwards of Rs 2,000 crore

The erstwhile car manufacturing plant of General Motors India in Halol, Gujarat was taken over by MG Motor, a UK based company. The Halol facility will now be the manufacturing plant for MG Motor. The company announ...

Peter MacKenzie is Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India

Peter MacKenzie has been named the new Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India. MacKenzie assumes the role in addition to his current role as managing director for Greater China. MacKenzie will continue to based ...

Volvo Cars, Geely to establish joint venture to boost synergies

Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of sc...

Hitachi, Honda establish joint venture for electric vehicle motors

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Co announced the establishment of a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles on the premises of Hitachi Automotive S...

SAIC Motor to set up its first car manufacturing facility in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, one of the biggest corporations in the world and the largest automobile giant in China, has announced its plan to enter the Indian automobile market through a fully-owned car manufacturing fa...

KSS to purchase majority of Takata assets for $ 1.588 billion; Takata files for bakruptcy

Michigan (US) based Key Safety Systems (KSS), one of the leading brands in automotive safety systems, has reached an agreement in principle with the recall rocked Takata Corporation of Japan to sponsor a restructuri...

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...

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...

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 ...

FCA officials Say the Jeep Compass is a “No Compromise” vehicle

James Lyijynen, Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill Zheng, Head of Design, FCA, APAC are upbeat about the new Jeep Compass that will soon be launched in India. Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown In...

Abhishek Mahapatra is Head, Communications & CSR, Nissan India

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) has announced the appointment of Abhishek Mahapatra as Head of Communications & CSR, effective immediately. Mahapatra will lead all of Nissan’s communications in India, includ...

7 millionth car rolls out of Hyundai Motor India plant in Chennai

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines with Y.K Koo, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Indi...

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 ...

Ssangyong Motor Signs LOI for JV with Shaanxi Automobile Group of China

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that as part of its effort to grow in China, the company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Shaanxi Automobile Group for a joint venture that ...

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...

Volkswagen, Jianghuai Automobile to develop of e- vehicles in China

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Wolfsburg in Germany to define the next phase of negotiations between the two companies in order to...

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...

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...

Volvo Cars ties up with APM Terminals Inland Services in Chennai

APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has signed an exclusive agreement with Gothenburg, Sweden-based Volvo Cars to provide a dedicated, specialised warehouse facility in Chennai. The customised warehouse will p...

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...

Mahindra acquires a major style statement; To buy Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services, and Mahindra & Mahindra have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l., to purchase a controlling stak...

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 ...

Volvo Cars acquires control of its China joint ventures for SEK2.2bn

Volvo Cars has taken control of its three joint venture operations in China for SEK2.2bn in order to more accurately reflect its growing presence in the world’s largest car market. Volvo Cars now owns 50 per cent of...

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...

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...

The new Honda Jazz could jazz up sales for company in India

With the newly launched Honda Jazz at a starting price of Rs 5.30 lakh (ex showroom Delhi), Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has finally put together a battery of right products at the right price for the Indian market ...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Mahindra to take 33pc stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery for Rs 159 crore

Leading automobile manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra will invest around Japanese Yen 3 billion (USD 25 million / Rs 159 crore approx.) for acquiring 33pc voting stake in Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

GM celebrates with 500 million cars being sold since 1908

Five hundred million! Now this is a number you can surely be proud of! US based General Motors has announced the celebration of 500 million GM-branded vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by an...

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...

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...

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop 1-ton pickup trucks

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment said a press note from Renault. Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup tru...

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.

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...

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...

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...

JCB India inaugurates two new factories in Jaipur

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje along with Lord Bamford, Chairman, JCB Group inaugurated two new manufacturing facilities in Jaipur on November 14, 2014. The new facilities in Jaipur are JCB’s fourth and...

Jaguar Land Rover 1st overseas manufacturing facility

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its inaugural overseas manufacturing facility in China. The Range Rover Evoque will be the first model to be built under the first Chinese-British automotive joint vent...

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...

Tractors on top, Rhino takes beating for Sonalika

For Hoshiarpur-based Sonalika Group, a debt-free and cash surplus (Rs 1000 crore plus) company, controlled by the LD Mittal family of Punjab, there is a reason to smile and reasons to frown. The group’s tractor busi...

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...

Johnson Controls , SAIC company form JV

Johnson Controls the and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), ha...

Merc C-Class plant starts production in E London

About three months after the start of production of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class at the Bremen plant in Germany, the second of the total of four locations started production of the highest volume Mercedes-Benz mode...

Chrysler Group launches 9-Speed production

After sitting idle for years at the corner of US 31 and State Road 28 in Tipton County, Ind., USA, Chrysler Group’s Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the company’s new Tipton Transmission Plant...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

Power management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through greater technical exch...

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...

JLR sales rock with the power of dragon China

Even though the parent company Tata Motors is experiencing falling sales influenced by terrible market conditions in India, its fully owned company Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehi...

Volvo XC60 global sales clear 500,000 units

The Volvo XC60, Volvo Car Group’s best-selling model since 2009, passed the 500,000 units sold mark in April 2014. It has taken the model only little over half a decade to reach this milestone. The model, which ha...

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...

With Datsun GO, Nissan GOes for more

Kenichiro Yomura, President of Nissan India Operations & Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd joined Nissan Motor Company just after college in 1982. He has been with the company for the last 32 yea...

Nissan exploring capacity hike: Sano

Nissan’s story in India is linked to that of the Alliance. The Alliance, as everywhere else in the world, is all about Nissan and Renault. Tremendous synergies between the two companies have resulted in massive adva...

For VW group, India sales dip 30.4pc in 2014 Q1

Even as China continues to do brilliantly in the Asia Pacific region, India is a slight disappointment for the Volkswagen group in terms of vehicle sales. According to a company statement, the Group continued to rec...

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...

Borgwarner completes acquisition of Wahler

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalised its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG. Wahler produces exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes as well as engine thermostats for both on- and off-roa...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

Volvo Cars records 1919m SEK operating profit

Manufacturers of Volvo cars are now finally out of the woods. The Volvo Car Group reported a full-year operating profit of 1,919 million Swedish Kroner (MSEK) (Approx. Rs 1825 crore ) for 2013 and will stay in the ...

Ferrari records more revenue with lesser cars

After 2012, Ferrari’s best year of sales, the company had decided to reduce the number of vehicles sold to maintain high level of exclusivity and thus increasing their value over time. The idea worked brilliantly fo...

igus celebrates 30th anniversary of “iglidur”

igus, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneers of plastic motion technology under the renowned brands the-chain Energy Chains Systems and dry-tech bearings, has announced the commemorative world tour of a retro...

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...

Jeep brand all-time global sales in 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012. Jeep ...

Cooper Tire ends merger deal with Apollo Tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres. “It is time to move our business forward,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. ...

Renault inks new JV with Dongfeng in China

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault, and Xu Ping, Chairman of Dongfeng Mot

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

Volvo to roll out cars in China

Chinese government authorities have approved Volvo Car Group's (Volvo Cars) establishment of manufac

Unconfirmed news of spate of sack orders in GM

Rumours and unconfirmed news state that Rajeev Chaba, former Managing Director of GM India who is cu

India will be 3rd largest automotive market by '16

On the sidelines of IHS Day 2013 APAC Summit, IHS - the leading source of information, insight and a

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda, who served as the company

Ford dispatches EcoSport to dealers in India

Ford India has announced that its EcoSport has just rolled off the production line in Chennai and is

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 ...




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