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...

Honda Amaze crosses 4 lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

The Honda Amaze sedan from Honda Cars India has cumulatively sold 4 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 2013. The Amaze, now in its second-generation, is currently Honda’s largest selling model...

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...

Ducati India appoints Bipul Chandra as new Managing Director

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati announced a change in its management structure. With Sergi Canovas moving to an international role, Ducati Motor Holding announced Bipul Chandra as the new Managing Director of the I...

JLR acquires all-terrain performance specialist Bowler in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors owned company, has acquired Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars, parts and rally raid vehicles.

Honda Activa continues to be No. 1 selling 2 Wheeler brand in India

No, it’s not just the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MG Motor cars that are selling like hot cakes this festive season. Midway into the festive season, Honda’s iconic Activa scooter has once again cemented its leadership as...

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...

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%.

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

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...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

Honda 2Wheelers India launches ‘Honda Joy Club’

Entering its milestone 18th year in India, Honda 2Wheelers India announced its Honda Joy Club – its first ever customer loyalty programme. It is the biggest and 1st digital loyalty programme in the history of Indian...

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

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...

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...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V grab ICOTY, IMOTY 2017 Awards

The 12th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 10th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards were handed out to Maruti Suzki and TVS Motor Company

India Kawasaki Motor plays good sport with 13 customers

Thirteen is believed to be an unlucky number. Now this could be a myth. But there were definitely 13 disgruntled customers who had almost given up hope on the Kawaski motorcycles they had booked at a dealership in N...

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...

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.

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 ...

Pre bookings for the all-new Volvo S90 commence

Volvo Auto India has announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched premium luxury sedan, Volvo S90 in India. The new S90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

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...

Sharad Agarwal appointed as Head of Lamborghini India

Sharad Agarwal, previously the Head of Field Forces for Audi India, has now been appointed as the Head of Lamborghini India with immediate effect. As the Head of Lamborghini India, his role is to drive the entire sp...

Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in India produces one millionth vehicle

It’s time for celebrations at the Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in India. The workforce at Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai has reached a significant production milestone by manufacturing i...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

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...

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...

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 ...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

ECO Rent a Car taps luxury segment in big way

Some of the Indian junta cannot ever afford to own a luxurious car. It’s simple…it’s beyond their reach. But what stops them from driving one? ECO Rent a Car, a leading car rental and ground transportation company i...

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...

Nano from Zoomcar will cost you Rs 19 per hour

It cannot get any more cheaper and affordable, because it now costs only Rs 19 to hire a car for an hour. And you can hire for an hour, for a day or for a week, and the bill would be very low. Zoomcar, India’s first...

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...

BMGI Unveils White Paper on vehicle pricing

Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI), a global consulting firm, has come out with a white paper on “Demystifying pricing in Passenger Vehicle Industry- Scientific way to stay ahead of curve”. This pap...

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...

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...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

At BMW Welt, there is much more to just taking delivery

It’s almost unbelievable. It’s not a dealership and there is none like this in India. In fact, a lot of people globally may not have even have heard of this concept. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany has been a major att...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

GM chairman Tim Solso, CEO Mary Barra meet Modi

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra visited India along with the company’s non-executive chairman of the GM Board of Directors Tim Solso. The two high ranking officials met Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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...

GM and OnStar aim to help buckle up America

Detroit’s (USA) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occ...

Opel’s tryst with catalytic convertors for 25 year

When Louis R. Hughes took over at the helm of Opel in April 1989 – 25 years ago this month – he was faced with a myriad of tasks, but his attention immediately turned to catalytic converters. His first decision also...

Honda’s Asimo greets US President Obama

It’s always a privilege to meet the most powerful man on earth, the President of the United States. It is even a privilege for a robot to meet the Big Man. Asimo, Honda's bipedal humanoid robot, recently greeted U.S...

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...

No more an ‘Advantage’, it’s a Hyundai ‘Promise’

Formerly it was an ‘Advantage’, now it’s a Promise from Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) which has put together its used-car business under the brand name “H-PROMISE” globally. Earlier known as “Hyundai Advantage”, H-...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

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...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

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

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 ...

‘Audi Approved Plus’ pre-owned biz now in India

Toeing the line of its compatriots like VW, Mercedes Benz and BMW, Audi India has finally launched i

MyTVS JV with Rajgarhia group for West Bengal

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited, a group company from the highly respected 100 year old TVS group,

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

This week Apollo Tyres’ iconic tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its millionth truck-b

Mercurio Pallia Logistic  to start trailer unit

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

Volvo’s super truck deal with US

Volvo Technology of America, Inc. is scheduled to receive $19m (£11.5m) in federal funding

PSA Peugeot Citroen still to handpick site

PSA Peugeot Citroen has still to officially declare where it intends to set up a plant in India

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S in Europe

Kinetic’s Postal Soleckshaw rolled out

Kinetic’s Postal Soleckshaw rolled out in Ajmer

CEO of Volvo Leif Johansson to quit

President and CEO of Volvo, Leif Johansson informed the AB Volvo Board of his intention to resign

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award

Jairam Ramesh urges caution

NEW DELHI: Minister of State (Independent charge) for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today ur

UK plant ends Micra production

UNITED KINGDOM : Tenth of August, 1992 the first Sunderland-built Micra rolled off the line. Now, 1




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