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...

Lohia Auto halts production at Kashipur plant

As the Government announced a lockdown across various districts of the country in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Lohia Auto, an electric vehicle player, announced its closure of its production a...

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

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...

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

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...

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...

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...

Suja Chandy is MD, Nissan Digital India

Nissan has appointed Suja Chandy as managing director for Nissan Digital India. Chandy will be responsible for operations of Nissan’s first Global Digital Hub in India. The hub will focus on building new-age digital...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

Deepak Jain appointed Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries

Lumax Industries Limited, a leader in end-to-end automotive lighting solutions in India, has announced the appointment of D.K. Jain as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor to the Board, with effect from April 1, 2018...

Gaku Nakanishi joins as President  & CEO, Honda Cars India

Gaku Nakanishi has assumed the office of President & CEO of Honda Cars India from April 2, 2018. The company has also appointed two new directors to spearhead the company’s Sales & Marketing operations. They are Ra...

Cero, India’s first auto shredding facility by Mahindras is ready

Mahindras will finally be inaugurating its new auto shredding plant in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR in April 2018. The plant built in Greater Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is India’s maiden organise...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

Kinetic Green, Lamborghini family of Italy form joint venture

Pune based Kinetic Group’s company Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Ltd signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini to jointly set up a new joint venture company in India (i...

N Raja is Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Toyota Kirloskar has announced the promotion of Mr. N Raja as the Deputy Managing Director [subject to board approval] covering Sales & Service functional areas. Raja has been with Toyota Kirloskar Motor for the 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...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

Sanjiv Gupta is new President & Managing Director of GM India

GM India has announced that President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem will hand over the reins of the company to Chief Financial Officer Sanjiv Gupta from September 1. Kazem, who will become president and CEO of G...

Royal Enfield strengthens presence in Latin America

Fast growing motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has announced opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil, the fourth biggest two wheeler market in the world. With Sao Paulo as its Braz...

India has huge potential for auto shredding, says Minister

Keeping in mind that the country has more than 7 lakh cars and over 4 lakh trucks and buses which have reached end-of-life stage, the Indian market has a huge potential for auto-shredding. By 2025, around 28 lakh ca...

Mahindra inaugurates spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City, Jaipur

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has inaugurated a state of the art spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City (MWC), Jaipur. As one of the largest, most modern warehouses in the country and the company’s first i...

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 ...

Prelim approval of 2.0L TDI Volkswagen settlement plan in US

Volkswagen AG announced that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on June 28 with p...

Volvo Cars planning €500m (Rs 34,129.9 crore) bond issue

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced it is seeking to raise Euros 500m (Rs 3798 crore) from a bond issue, its first foray into the global corporate bond markets in its 89 year history. The Swedish compan...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 management decides on reorientation of diesel strategy

After the news of mega emission scam involving Volkswagen cars in the US and elsewhere in the world, comes the news from Germany based Volkswagen Group (http://www.volkswagenag.com) about the reorientation of the di...

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 ...

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...

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...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

Right hand drive Ford Mustangs for UK; India a definite market

Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January 2015 as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. The ri...

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...

South India Special Part 5: Kerala

This southern State of Kerala is known more for its militant labour unions and lack of industries. Tourism thrives here and the State is also referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Malayalis, as the people of Kerala ar...

SAMIL plans 60 automalls all over India soon

India’s one-stop destination for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) has been on an aggressive expansion drive. While focussing largely on South India, the company reported maxim...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

New Advisory Board for Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems

Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, announced that effective January, 2015, Satish Khatu, former IBM General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, Helmut Ma...

Automobili Lamborghini delivers record 2,530 units in 2014

In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini has set a new sales record in its history by delivering 2,530 cars to its customers. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A noted that his co...

Mercedes-Benz India takes the BEST step forward

Having recorded sales of more than 10,000 units in calendar year 2014, Mercedes-Benz India wants to ensure that it Lives the Best. So, for 2015 Mercedes-Benz India announced its strategy founded on its brand philoso...

Mahindra Two Wheelers sells 13,445 units in Dec 2014

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, has sold 13,445 units in December 2014. The company’s domestic sales were 12,835 units during the month, while exports reached 610 units. This was state...

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...

JCB India inaugurates two new factories in Jaipur

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje along with Lord Bamford, Chairman, JCB Group inaugurated two new manufacturing facilities in Jaipur on November 14, 2014. The new facilities in Jaipur are JCB’s fourth and...

Jaguar Land Rover 1st overseas manufacturing facility

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its inaugural overseas manufacturing facility in China. The Range Rover Evoque will be the first model to be built under the first Chinese-British automotive joint vent...

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...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

Mayank Pareek joins Tata Motors as President

Tata Motors has announced the appointment of Mayank Pareek as President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU). His appointment is effective October 1, 2014. He will take over from Ranjit Yadav who will now head th...

Lanxess expands high-tech plastics unit in USA

Global specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its compounding facility for high-tech plastics in Gastonia, North Carolina by adding a second production line. The company is investing around US $ 15 million...

Audi’s TDI engine has only got better in 25 years

It was 25 years ago that Audi first unveiled the TDI engine. The engine has since gone on to become the most successful efficiency technology, both on the road as well as the racetrack. The company achieved worldwid...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

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...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

Queen's award for Jaguar Land Rover.

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has received the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The award was conferred by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieute...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

JLR sales rock with the power of dragon China

Even though the parent company Tata Motors is experiencing falling sales influenced by terrible market conditions in India, its fully owned company Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehi...

Ford new boss Fields transformed global operations

Mark Fields, the new bossman at Ford Motor Company is an extremely experienced man who has in the past has transformed several of Ford’s operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years ...

TAFE’s Mallika Srinivasan conferred Padma Shri

Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO of TAFE Group was conferred the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Trade & Industry. Ms. Srinivasan received the award from President Pranab Mukherj...

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...

Tool down stir at Shriram Pistons Pathredi plant

For several days there has been a an absolute tool down strike at the Shriram Pistons & Rings’ (SPR) Pathredi (Bhiwadi district, Alwar) plant in Rajasthan in North India which is threatening to snowball into a maj...

For VW group, India sales dip 30.4pc in 2014 Q1

Even as China continues to do brilliantly in the Asia Pacific region, India is a slight disappointment for the Volkswagen group in terms of vehicle sales. According to a company statement, the Group continued to rec...

VW India exports its 50,000th car, a LHD Vento

India is increasingly becoming an export hub with almost all car majors including Maruti Suzuki, Nissan India, Hyundai Motor India, Renault India and Volkswagen India exporting their vehicles to countries abroad. G...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

Winter test centre in Sweden celebrates 10th anniv

Everything about Arjeplog, Sweden, is somehow different. The community counts some 3,100 inhabitants on an area about ten times the size of New York City, which has a population of 8.3 million. In Arjeplog, there ar...

JLR delivers best ever full year global sales

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance. This can be directly attributed to the introduction of a...

Toyota ‘Car of the Future' on sale in 2015

“We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel; just everything necessary to make them turn,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., at the opening of C...

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...

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

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda, who served as the company

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates 2nd unit at Bawal

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates its 2nd unit at Bawal

US$ 43.4 bn earned by industry in FY2011-12: ACMA

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry

Mahindra opens technical centre in North America

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has inaugurated its new Technical Center in Troy, Michigan. This facilit

Jaguar Land Rover begins 24 hour shift at Halewood

For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s 4,500-strong Halewood workforc

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

Tata Motors has announced the opening of its two new passenger vehicle dealerships in New Delhi, wit

JLR commits extra £1 billion to UK suppliers

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1 billion with UK suppliers over the next four ye

Audi AG acquires Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

Audi AG is acquiring from Investindustrial Group the tradition-steeped Italian sports motorcycle man

VW Group India breaks for its first PDC in Gurgaon

Volkswagen Group India carried out the ground breaking ceremony in Gurgaon

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Nissan India announces senior management changes

Nissan Motor Limited has announced changes to its senior management team in India and in the region

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

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

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

‘White Express’ auto service for Gurgaon

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

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

Ford India has announced the appointment of P.K. Umashankar as vice president, customer service oper




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