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...

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...

Toyota, Suzuki announce major global initiatives on new technologies

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have finally elaborated on their plans to work together not only in India but also globally by leveraging each other’s core strengths on electr...

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 ...

It’s official now, Carlos Ghosn discharged from Nissan Chairman post

It is official now. Nissan’s legendary Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been shown the door by the management of Nissan Motor Company in Japan. The decision to discharge Ghosn of his post as Chairman of Nissan was taken by...

Isuzu Motors India opens Regional Training Centre in New Delhi

Isuzu Motors India inaugurated a new ‘Regional Training Centre’ in New Delhi. Located at Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, the new training centre will impart comprehensive training to the service personnel includi...

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for financial misconduct allegations

One of automobile industry’s most powerful leaders, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was arrested by the authorities in Japan on November 19, 2018.

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can b...

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...

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...

Audi and Hyundai plan to develop fuel cell technology

Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. The agreement is currently subject...

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...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

Faurecia, Clean Air Asia partner for clean air solutions in Asia

Faurecia, a global leader in areas of automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility has partnered with Clean Air Asia to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry a...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

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...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

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.

Prashanth Doreswamy to Head Continental Corporation in India

Prashanth Doreswamy will succeed Claude d'Gama Rose as the Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive India. Rose who will be retiring shall be succeeded by Doreswamy on October 1...

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...

Yamaha YZF-R3, Cygnus Ray-ZR win India Design Mark (I Mark)

India Yamaha Motor has received the prestigious India Design Mark (I Mark) certification from the India Design Council for its products, the YZF-R3 and Cygnus Ray-ZR. This is the 6th consecutive year that Yamaha has...

Tata Motors, Volkswagen Group , Skoda sign MOU for exploring JVs

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda, to explore strategic alliance opportunity for joint development of products. The agreement has ...

Tatas say Mistry email leak made in “undignified manner”

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

Nissan completes 34pc acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors for US $ 2.28 billion

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has become its largest shareholder after completing the purchase of 34% of MMC-issued stock for 237 billion JPY (approx US $ 2.28 billion...

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...

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 ...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Another 800,000 VW cars involved in diesel emission irregularities

With regards to the latest notice issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., the Volks...

More trouble for Volkswagen as EPA issues 2nd notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thi...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

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...

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...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

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 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...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Mong-Koo Chung meets Modi

Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development. This was stated in a press release i...

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...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

Hero MotoCorp, Magnet Marelli JV new centre

HMC-MM Auto Ltd., the joint venture company formed between Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) and Milan (Italy)-headquartered Magneti Marelli (MM), has inaugurated its first autonomous ‘Production and Development Centre’ at ...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Bosch, Tech Mahindra, others for tool connectivity

A collaborative effort between Bosch and three international companies, all members of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is driving forward tool connectivity with the aim of improving quality and efficiency in in...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

Gadkari hails SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has stated that the proposed SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement has wider scope for movement of all types of vehicles across Saarc member States and will b...

Renault-Nissan Alliance Daimler expand cooperation

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG together will be jointly developing premium compact vehicles through joint production in Mexico, thereby significantly expanding their cooperation. The bossmen of Renault-N...

BMW research on driver assistance

Increasing urbanisation means that city traffic networks are reaching their capacity limits ever more frequently. Driving in urban areas means having to deal with complex traffic situations involving many different ...

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...

Llistosella of DICV gets global responsibilities

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), have made important personnel changes in their Board of Management, according to a press release. Since Augus...

Dr. Sumantran steps down from VC post in Hinduja

Dr. V Sumantran has stepped down from the Vice Chairman post in Hinduja Automotive Ltd, the holding company of Ashok Leyland effective March 31, 2014. Dr. Sumantran has also stepped down from his position on the Bo...

Fiat reorganises after Chrysler buyout

The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equ...

Chrysler Group announces agreement with UAW

Chrysler Group and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (the “UAW”) have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to supplement Chrysler Group’s existing...

Apollo Tyres “Disappointed”; To seek legal remedy

Following US based Cooper Tire’s announcement made on December 30, 2013 that it was terminating its deal with Onkar Kanwar controlled Apollo Tyres, the Indian tyre major has said in a statement that it is “disappoin...

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

Apollo files response to Cooper complaint

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed its answer to the complaint filed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with t

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

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

Apollo Tyres snaps up US-based Cooper for US$ 2.5b

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have announced the execution of a definitive merge

BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company join hands

BMW Motorrad has announced that they will be entering the sub 500cc segment. A long term cooperation

Eaton Corporation takes over Cooper Industries

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation plc has completed its acquisition of Cooper on

AkzoNobel secures McLaren Automotive supply deal

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

Volkswagen and Porsche create integrated group

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

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

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

Anand Mahindra appointed as honorary envoy

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

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that its board of directors has officially determined the

VW and GAZ sign contract manufacturing

Volkswagen and the GAZ Group have signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and Škoda models

Mahindra completes acquisition of Ssangyong

Mahindra completes acquisition of Ssangyong

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

GM India introduces Smartech engine

General Motors India has launched its new locally developed, state-of-the-art Smartech engine

Premier rolls out 3 high-tech CNC machines

Premier Ltd. (formerly known as Premier Automobiles Ltd.), showcased three new CNC machines

GM Inaugurates Flexi-Engine Plant in Talegaon

TALEGAON- General Motors has inaugurated its new flexible-engine facility at Talegaon near Pune...

Nissan and IIT Madras sign agreement

CHENNAI: Nissan and IIT Madras (IIT-M) agreed two MoUs for a comprehensive research cooperation agre

BMW Group launches BMW Financial Services in India

GURGAON: The BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services as a new business entity in India. BMW Finan




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