Vikram Pawah to head BMW Group in India as well as in Australia

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the President of BMW Group India effective August 1, 2020 along with his present role as Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand.

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...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

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...

Valeo Group appoints Jayakumar G as India Group President, MD

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has appointed Jayakumar G as the India Group President and Managing Director. Jayakumar is currently the Managing Director of Amalgamations Valeo Clutches Private Lim...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

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,...

MG Motor India invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

Sajeev Rajasekharan is new Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Effective October 10, 2018, Sajeev Rajasekharan has been appointed the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India. He will be based out of the India Headquarters in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. In this role, Sajeev will ma...

Arun Malhotra of Nissan India is now its Corporate Advisor

Effective October 1, 2017, Arun Malhotra, current Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. He will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) regi...

Lexus India reorganises structure, strengthens leadership

Five short months after its debut in India, Lexus India has announced a restructured organisation, to position for further growth in the market. The new organisation, which now stands independently from the broader ...

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 3 millionth vehicle

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has achieved a significant production milestone by making in India its 3 millionth vehicle at its plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. The roll out of the landmark vehicle was c...

Maruti Suzuki presents 15 new vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited handed over 15 new vehicles (13 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department on February 13, 2017. Through this initiative the company aims to support Haryana Police de...

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...

Audi India secures 4th rank in Technology category at Audi Twin Cup 2016

At the International final of the Audi Twin Cup 2016, two participating teams from Audi India performed exceptionally well, with the team comprising of members from Audi Gurgaon, Audi Ludhiana and Audi Mumbai South ...

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.

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

50,000th BMW rolls out of BMW plant in Chennai

BMW Plant Chennai has rolled out the 50,000th car locally produced in India.The all-new BMW 7 Series received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the ...

Markus Sternberg is Vice President – Aftersales, GM India

General Motors India has announced the appointment of Markus Sternberg as Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India, effective January 1, 2016. With his rich experience of working across many countries and or...

Kaher Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena as new President & MD, GM India

Kaher Kazem has been appointed president and managing director of GM India, effective January 1, 2016. He will be based at GM India’s Gurgaon headquarters. Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena in GM India.

Ford inaugurates 4 new Facilities of Tanish Ford in Gurgaon

Ford India (www.india.ford.com) strengthened its sales and service presence in the Delhi, Haryana and National Capital (NCR) Region, region with the opening of 2 new showroom and 2 new workshop facilities from Tanis...

BMW Financial Services invests Rs 110 crore additional in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to Rs 640 crore(€ 98 million) in 2015 from Rs 530 crore (€ 80 million) in 2012. BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services India on October 5...

ZF Hero Chennai plant to assemble chassis modules for BMW

ZF Hero Chassis Systems Pvt. Ltd. the 50:50 JV of ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd. formally inaugurated a new plant in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district on the outskirts of Chennai city on September 25, 2015. Th...

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,...

Domestic bicycle retro-reflectors flunk ICAT lab test

Indian bicycle makers never got it right with their reflectors. This has been proved by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is Government of India owned Automotive Testing and R & D ce...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

Ducati re-enters India with official subsidiary

Italian motorcycle major Ducati, the makers of Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster and Superbike, has now re-entered the Indian market with an official subsidiary, Ducati India Private Limited. The company will now be prov...

Atulya Sharma appointed Chief Legal Counsel at Apollo Tyres Ltd

Atulya Sharma has been appointed as the Chief Legal Counsel at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He will be based out of the company’s Corporate Office in Gurgaon, and will oversee the Legal and Corporate Secretarial functions. ...

 Rudratej Singh is President Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group and makers of the classic 350cc and 500 cc bikes, apart from the Continental GT bike, has announced the appointment of Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh as President, Royal Enfield. He wi...

Audi India ends 2014 with record sales of 10851 units

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has closed the year on a record high by notching up an impressive sale of 10851 units in 2014. This marks the seventh successive year of growth for the company which last year bec...

Radio taxis in India vouch for safety and reliability

In the aftermath of the alleged rape of a girl by a Uber taxi driver early December 2014, the Association of Radio Taxis, representing all the licensed radio taxi operators across India, has categorically stated tha...

Shell seminar on tech superiority in synthetic lubes

Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricant solutions organised a National Synthetic Lubes Seminar to showcase its technological superiority in synthetic lubricants. The company had organised a ...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

Audi showroom for pre-owned luxury cars

On April 19, 2014 Joe King, Head, Audi India inaugurated an Audi Approved: Plus showroom in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi which would cater to those keen to buy second hand luxury cars. The second hand cars ...

Shah Rukh Khan is ‘Goodwill’ envoy for S. Korea

The South Korean government has appointed Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Public Diplomacy’ on April 11, 2014. At a function in Gugaon near New Delhi he was conferred the post. T...

Ansal University conference on supply chain

Ansal University, Gurgaon, a private university with strong international collaborations dedicated to providing advanced trans-disciplinary education hosted two day-long 2nd Industry-University International Confere...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

Chevrolet India donates to disadvantaged children

Chevrolet India has announced the kick-off of the donation and delivery of 20,000 nearly indestructi

Mahindra FirstChoice  inaugurates ‘Highline’ store

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL) introduced its first exclusive ‘Highline’ store with ‘Pres

Ford India appoints Raj Sarkar as VP, Marketing

Ford India announced the appointment of Raj Sarkar, as the vice president of Marketing and several o

Kiyozumi Kamiki Dy MD of Sona Group company

Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited (SKSSL) the flagship company of the Sona Group, which is a leadin

GM India appoints Rajesh Singh as new VP

Rajesh Singh has been appointed as the new Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Aftersales, of Genera

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

VW Group India breaks for its first PDC in Gurgaon

Volkswagen Group India carried out the ground breaking ceremony in Gurgaon

Audi India records strongest Q1 sales

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, recorded a strong first quarter with 2269 cars delivered i

‘White Express’ auto service for Gurgaon

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

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

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

NNG announces India office opening

With India currently experiencing a navigation boom with more and more drivers starting to use

Lowell Paddock appointed GM India President & MD

Lowell Paddock has been appointed President and Managing Director of General Motors India, effective

Audi  plans massive expansion/surpasses 2010 sales

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has embarked on an intensive recruitment drive

Magneti Marelli 500,000 ECU production target

Magneti Marelli closed the calendar 2010 by crossing the production mark of 500,000 ECUs

Eberspaecher Suetrak to inaugurate India hdqs

Eberspaecher Suetrak Bus Climate Control Systems India Pvt. Ltd. is to relocate to new headquarters

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

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

Maruti Suzuki to establish new plant at Manesar

NEW DELHI: India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) held its 29th Annual General




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