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...

1 millionth Maruti Suzuki car exported from Gujarat’s Mundra Port

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has achieved the milestone of one millionth car exports from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. An Oxford Blue colour popular sedan Dzire left for Chile from Mundra. Mundra por...

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...

Bajaj Auto launches new brand identity -The World’s Favourite Indian

Building on its ‘Hamara Bajaj’ roots, two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd released its new brand identity as “The World’s Favourite Indian” to announce its transition from a domestic scooter maker to a global mo...

Sumitomo Corporation buys 49% stake in Mukand Sumi Special Steel

Sumitomo Corporation has brought a 49% stake for Rs 1180.99 Cr in the joint venture company, Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited, a leading specialty steel supplier for the fast growing automotive and engineering indu...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

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...

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...

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...

Modi, Japanese PM Abe inaugurate Suzuki lithium ion battery plant

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart from Japan Shinzo Abe have inaugurated the Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited's vehicle manufacturing facilities and lithium ion battery manufacturing facili...

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.

JSW Energy to invest Rs 4000 cr in e-vehicles, energy storage systems business

JSW Energy Limited, part of the JSW Group and a growing energy company is planning to launch its own electric vehicle by 2020. The company is keen to enter into electric vehicles, energy storage systems and associat...

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...

Minoru Kato new President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced top management change in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) with Minoru Kato being appointed as new President & CEO of HMSI with effect from April 1, 2017.

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

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 ...

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 ...

Ban on diesel vehicle not going to achieve desired objective of reducing pollution: SIAM

Citing a study conducted by IIT Kanpur, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has stated that the Supreme Court ban in the NCR on cars with diesel engines of 2000 cc and above will not result in the...

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

Hyundai Creta wins ICOTY 2016 award

Hyundai Motor India Ltd won the Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the Creta SUV model. With this win, Hyundai Motor India has won three ICOTY awards successively for its products: Creta, Elite i20 and Gr...

Ford India’s Chennai plant produces one millionth vehicle and engine

Ford India’s Chennai plant has reached a production milestone by rolling out the one millionth vehicle and engine at its Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP). The company had started its operations in 1...

Merc’s Roland Folger gets off to a “Make in India” start

Mercedes Benz India’s “Make in India” initiative could not have got off to a more promising start now that the Indian government has decided to buy 55 top of the range E 250 CDI luxury sedans. The luxury car maker h...

3,000 Chevrolet Beat cars shipped to Mexico

General Motors India (www.chevrolet.co.in) announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and are expected to arrive i...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers plans 6.4 million capacity by 2016

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at Nars...

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...

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...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...




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