Maruti Suzuki Alto continues strong after 20 years with record sales

Maruti Suzuki is on a record-breaking spree. Every other day it’s been achieving new sales milestones and now it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Alto to contribute to this journey. The humble Alto has completed 20 y...

TVS Apache crosses 4 million global sales milestone

TVS Motor Company has uncorked the bubbly for reaching the 4 million global sales milestone for its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series is the fastest-growing premium motorc...

Automotive dealerships grappling tough times, says ICRA survey

ICRA, an independent and professional investment Information and Credit Rating Agency states that automobile dealerships across India continue to face tough times. As if the demand slowdown due to macroeconomic chal...

Electric two-wheeler  sales up in Sept 2020 by 72%, says SMEV

The electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival. According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), in September 2020, sales of High-Speed Electric two-wheelers (HS E2W) have increa...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Maruti Suzuki Swift celebrates 15 years in India

Maruti Suzuki premium hatchback, the Swift, is celebrating the completion of 15 years. Launched in 2005, Swift heralded the start of the premium hatchback segment in India and has created a legacy with unmatched dri...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Renault India commences exports of Triber MPV to South Africa

Renault India has commenced exports of Renault Triber MPV to South Africa. Renault Triber MPV accommodates seven adults in less than 4 meters. Renault Triber also offers 625L boot space - the largest boot capacity o...

Maruti Suzuki WagonR going strong for last 20 years in India

The iconic Maruti Suzuki WagonR, owned by over 24 lakh families, has completed two decades since its launch in 1999. Consistently featured amongst India’s 10 top selling cars in the last 20 years, WagonR has success...

Gadkari leaves behind a belligerent tone and assures auto industry

For Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, it’s been a journey from taking on a confrontationist attitude to one of being benign and accommodating. At the 59th Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactu...

Automobile market has not responded till now to FM’s incentives, says SIAM President

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera has said in a press release that the sales report coming out from various companies for the month of August 2019 has been very dismal wit...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

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

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 ...

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...

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

GST rate on all electric vehicles reduced from 12% to 5%

The government has announced the reduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on all electric vehicles from 12% to 5%. The GST rate on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles is also reduced from 18% to...

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

Honda Cars India commences production of all-new 10th generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of the all-new 10th generation Honda Civic. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Greater Noida plant.

Honda 2Wheelers kick-starts National Road Safety Week 2019

Strengthening its commitment for safer mobility, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. kick started its National Road Safety Week 2019 (4th February to 10th February 2019) across India. Highlighting the theme S...

Honda’s National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students reaches Delhi

Aiming to build a culture of safe riding habits, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. conducted the National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students in Delhi. The event was conducted at the Bhart...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

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

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

CNG infrastructure development will lead to massive cut in oil bills

Developing India’s CNG infrastructure could help achieve 50pc natural gas vehicles penetration by 2030 leading to crude oil import savings of Rs 11 lakh crore.

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Tata Motors celebrates 50,000th Nexon roll out at Ranjangaon facility

Tata Motors has rolled out the 50,000th Nexon SUV from the company’s Ranjangaon facility near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. Present at the rollout were Mohan Savarkar, Vice President, Product Line Head, Passenge...

Kia Motors India inaugurates 5 acre training centre at Anantpur Plant

Kia Motors India (KMI) has inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill development. This unique course i...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar collaborate to offer self-drive EVs on rent in Delhi

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading shared mobility platform, have collaborated to offer 100 e2oPlus, Mahindra’s all-electric city smart car on the Zoomcar platform in Delhi. The vehicles were launched on...

JK Tyre & Industries appoints Rajiv Prasad as President (India Operations)

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing la...

Ford India sales touches 29,795 units in December 2017

Ford India’s combined domestic wholesales and exports in December 2017 recorded 29,795 vehicles compared to 23,470 vehicles in the same month last year, registering a growth of 27%. The company saw a drop in sales o...

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

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

Twenty years on, the Honda City is still a city favourite

But many car brands have only matured with time, one of them being the Honda City from Honda Cars India Ltd, which has kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India.

Additional cess on cars could take prices above pre-GST levels

The government has announced a graded duty revision on cars, as part of the GST (Goods & Service Tax) council’s rate revision. As part of this graded increase, an additional cess of 2% has been levied on mid-size c...

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.

Govt increases cess on luxury  cars to 25% under new GST regime

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars, luxury cars and SUVs from current 15% to 25% under the new GST regime. The cabinet gave it...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

Hyundai CSR campaign to protect Indian heritage

Hyundai Motor India Ltd has launched the 3rd Phase of Happy Move - ‘Save Our Heritage’ CSR campaign. The campaign aims to educate and sensitise people about India’s rich heritage and take significant steps in preser...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

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...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

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...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

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 ...

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates training centre

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated the unique ‘Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre’ in association with Don Bosco ITI, Chinchwad. The Training Centre is aimed at equipping ambitious youngster...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

Mahindra Haridwar plant crosses production milestone of 7 lakh vehicles

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has achieved a production milestone of 7 lakh vehicles from its automotive plant in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The Haridwar plant achieved this milestone in less than 10 years. The pl...

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...

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 3: Andhra Pradesh

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

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Aspada invests an initial USD $3.3 Million in EM3 AgriServices

Agricultural activities in the country will get an indirect boost with the decision of Aspada Investment Company to invest Rs 20 crore ($3.3 Million) in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd. EM3 provides a full rang...

Vivek Kamra appointed President - India, JK Tyre

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has appointed Vivek Kamra as its President -India. The appointment comes in the wake of Arun K Bajoria’s elevation to the vital role of ‘Director and President – International Operations’. W...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

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...

M&M, Automotive Skills Development Council sign MoU

SUV major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), a skill development council for the Automotive Sector. Under the aegis...

Constitution Amendment Bill on GST tabled in Lok Sabha

After the Union Cabinet approved the proposal for introduction of a Bill in the Parliament for amending the Constitution of India to facilitate the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country on Dece...

Mercedes Benz launches pre-owned car brand ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’

Mercedes-Benz manufactures some of the most luxurious automobiles in the world and on December 18, 2014 they launched their first pre-owned car brand in India called ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’. The launch of ‘Mercede...

AMP 2016 growth targets to fall short of 20-25pc

The sluggish macro-economic factors during the last three years have led to a significant slowdown, which is amongst the worst that the Indian automotive industry has witnessed. This has impacted the pace of growth ...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

Safexpress launches Logistics Park at Pithampur.

Safexpress, a leading supply chain and logistics firm, has launched a Logistics Park at Pithampur. The park is spread out over an area of 75,000 sq feet. The Logistics Park is strategically located on NH 3. Safexpre...

Modi wins; Auto industry expectations are high

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 283 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress party, till recently the ruling party at the Centre came a very distant second with a mere 43 seats. With Narender Modi soon to take ...

Starting June 2014, Honda starts new era in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its ambitious and aggressive business plan for FY’ 2014-15 at its 13th Annual Business meet amidst thunderous applause from over 900 business partners,...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Two-wheeler dealers are optimistic: Sewells report

In a downturn in the automotive industry, the dealer fraternity is the one that gets directly impacted by the gloom. In India, the automobile industry is reeling under severe drop in sales, except for two-wheeler ma...

Maruti capacity for Celerio to go up to 6500 pm

Photography: Mohd. Nasir/ Maruti Suzuki Ltd will have to grin and bear the huge capacity constraint it is facing for the recently launched Celerio model. While currently there are around 28,000 pending bookings for ...

Cross Roads rolls out ‘Fix a Tyre’ Service

Cross Roads in association with JK Tyres has launched ‘Fix-a-Tyre’ helpline for 24x7 on road tyre as

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

Mahindra Two Wheelers commences exports

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL) announced its foray into the Latin American market with its two wh

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Renault, Caterham decide to join forces

Renault and Caterham Group have announced their decision to join forces in pursuit of a common proje

Mahesh Babu is Mahindra Tractors brand envoy

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced its new brand association with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in And

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

CEAT, an RPG Enterprise, announced the appointment of Anant Goenka as the new Managing Director.

Mercurio Pallia Logistic  to start trailer unit

Mercurio Pallia Logisitcs Pvt Lts, a joint venture company between Gruppo Mercurio SPA of Italy and

Jaypee Greens lays red carpet to  F1 drivers

Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort lays red carpet to F1 drivers

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

ACMA & JD Power present a new Study

ACMA has unveiled a joint study by M/s JD Power Asia Pacific presenting ‘Insights into Supplier-OEM

18 youth selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers

Eighteen youth from across India selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers 2011

Yamaha organizes Riding Clinic for the second time

India Yamaha Motor has recently organised the second edition of the Riding Clinic in association wit

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engin

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engine

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts for Evoque

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

All-new Jaguar line up leads to 2010 sales success

Jaguar's sales for the year were equal to that of 2009

City Gas projects to get a priority: Jitin Prasada

Requirement for natural gas is forecast to grow at more than 10 pc annually

SIAM MEET: Volkswagen Will Double Sales

NEW DELHI: Volkswagen Group India breaks its own record by surpassing the cumulative sales figures o




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