Hero Cycles acquires German e-bike pioneers HNF Group

Indian bicycle major Hero Cycles Ltd has acquired a strategic stake in German premium e-bike manufacturer HNF Group. Hero Cycles has taken this stake together with German investment trust holding IBG Beteiligungsges...

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...

As millennials brood, Maruti Suzuki Sept 2019 domestic sales slip by 27.1pc

The millennials are still brooding, or so it seems as September domestic sales of total passenger vehicles slipped by as much as (-) 27.1per cent. The company sold a total of 110454 units in September 2019 as compar...

GoMechanic inks services, maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors

GoMechanic, a network of technology-enabled car service centres announced a services and maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors, makers of India's first AI-enabled electric motorcycle. The partnership is part of...

Maruti Suzuki total sales in August 2019 drops 33 per cent

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 106,413 units in August 2019 both in the domestic segment as well as exports. This includes 94,728 units in domestic market, 2,333 units of domestic OEM sales and 9,352 un...

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 ...

Varroc to acquire 74% stake in CarIQ, a leading Telematics solution provider

Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier 1 auto component manufacturer, has agreed to acquire 74% stake in the Pune-based CarIQ Technologies, a leading integrated connected vehicle solution provider to OEMs, fleet ...

Maruti Suzuki domestic sales plunge by more than 36pc at 96478 units for July 2019

Market leader Maruti Suzuki domestic sales for July 2019 has plunged by more than 36 per cent with total units sold at 96,478 compared to 152,427 units recorded in July 2018.

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...

Ceat appoints Amit Tolani as Vice President – Marketing

Ceat Ltd., a leading Indian tyre manufacturer, has appointed Amit Tolani as Vice President–Marketing.. Tolani will be based out of Ceat’s headquarters in Mumbai and will be responsible for spearheading the marketing...

Toyota, Suzuki announce major global initiatives on new technologies

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have finally elaborated on their plans to work together not only in India but also globally by leveraging each other’s core strengths on electr...

Axalta opens its largest refinish training centre in India

Axalta, the world’s leader in automotive refinish coatings and a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, opened its largest and most advanced Refinish Training Centre, spread over 20,000 square feet i...

Venkatram Mamillapalle is new MD of Renault India from March 1, 2019

Venkatram Mamillapalle will takeover as Managing Director for Renault India Private Limited and Head of Renault Operations in India from Sumit Sawhney, effective March 1, 2019. Sawhney will be moving to a new positi...

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

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...

EV Motors India launches 1st public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’

Electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India has joined hands with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India to launch of its first public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’.

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.

Mahindra signs strategic partnership agreement with Castrol India

Mahindra & Mahindra and Castrol India, a leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in the country, announced the signing of a new strategic partnership agreement between the two companies. U...

Anant Geete assures Indian auto industry of E-mobility Vision support

Ananth G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises assured the Indian auto industry that his ministry would take them along to adopt electric mobility. He told the automotive industry that promot...

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...

Bharat Forge Limited invests Rs 90.30 crore in Tevva Motors, UK

Bharat Forge Ltd., a Pune based global leader in metal forging, has announced a strategic investment of UK Pounds 10 million (Rs 90.30 crore approx.) in Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited, a company incorporated and regi...

Adient , Arvind form JV to manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India

Michigan (US) based Adient, a global leader in automotive seating which produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs has formed a joint venture with India’s Arvind Ltd, one of...

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...

Dr. Jochen Schröder to lead Schaeffler E-Mobility business division

Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on April 1, 2018. In this function, he will report to Matthias Zink, CEO-Automotive OEM. Dr. Schrö...

Samvardhana Motherson acquires MS Global India

Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL), the principal holding company of Samvardhana Motherson Group has announced that it has successfully acquired 100% of MS Global India Pvt Ltd (MSGI), from the Kore...

Delphi Automotive, now named Aptiv,  completes spin-off of powertrain segment

Early December 2017, Delphi Automotive PLC completed the spin-off of its Powertrain segment into Delphi Technologies, a $4.5-billion independent entity. Meanwhile, Delphi Automotive, engaged in developing more conne...

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...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

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.

Lumax announces JV with Francisco Albero S.A.U to make Oxygen Sensors

With the Indian automotive industry gearing up for a leap frog to BS VI norms by 2020 many manufactures have invested heavily in technology and R&D. The Lumax DK Jain Group announced a joint venture with Francisco A...

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...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Michael Jopp is Head, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz India has announced Michael Jopp as its Vice-President of Sales and Marketing beginning August 1, 2016. The new appointment comes into effect as Boris Fitz, Vice-President, Sales and Network Developmen...

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...

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

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...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar to auction used cars in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has launched “Toyota Auction Mart” as it becomes the first auto manufacturer in India to venture into used car auction business. Toyota Auction Mart (TAM) is a first of its kind initiati...

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...

Mahindra, Toyota rank highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands

Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra have ranked highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands in India, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study re...

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...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

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 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 ...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

NSDC report says 1.5 crore skilled workforce required in Auto sector by 2022

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has stated in a report that by 2022, nearly 15 million (1.5 crore) people are expected to be employed in automobile sector directly in the industry. The report sugge...

Visteon appoints Sachin Lawande as Chief Executive Officer

Visteon Corporation of the US has appointed Sachin Lawande as its president and chief executive officer, effective June 29, 2015, succeeding Timothy D. Leuliette. Lawande will also join Visteon’s Board of Directors....

Mahindra becomes member of Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it had become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of vehicle manufacturers, with leading edge technology, committed to bringing the ...

Mahindra to take 33pc stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery for Rs 159 crore

Leading automobile manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra will invest around Japanese Yen 3 billion (USD 25 million / Rs 159 crore approx.) for acquiring 33pc voting stake in Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

Shiroki Corp Japan acquires majority stake in Technico JV

Shiroki Corporation (an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp), one of the leading global players for interior and exterior components for automobiles, has taken a 51pc equity stake in a new joint venture company with Tech...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels raises $15 Million from US investor

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), a leading multi-brand used vehicle company, has signed a definitive agreement to raise $15 million (Rs. 94 crore approx.) from San Francisco based investment advisor firm, ...

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...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

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 ...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

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...

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...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

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...

Dr. Rai Notay gets award on lubrication research

India needs to be proud with this one! Dr. Rai Singh Notay , a Product Development engineer, with UK based specialist oil developer and producer, Millers Oils, has won an award for his experimental research into lub...

Volvo Penta CEO to launch 2 new engines in India

Volvo Penta, a member of the Volvo group and a global leader in the off-road and powergen engine business, has announced the launch of two new CPCB Stage II power generation engines. The engines will be launched in ...

Bridgestone India to expand Pune plant capacity

Bridgestone India, the domestic arm of the global tyre major, Bridgestone corporation is contemplating on revamping its capacity at its manufacturing plant in Pune. The company is planning to achieve a production of...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

Mahindra inaugurates new aerospace facility

Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its 25,000 sq. m aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapu

Tenneco inaugurates new manufacturing facility in

Tenneco Inc has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chakan near Pune, India. The 13,000 sqm

Expo Mart gears up for Auto show in Feb 2014

Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space a

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates 2nd unit at Bawal

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates its 2nd unit at Bawal

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

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

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

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

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

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

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

Scania to set up new  facility in Bangalore

Scania Commercial Vehicles India will set up a plant in Narasapura Industrial Area, Bangalore. This

Growing urbanisation a big challenge: Kamal Nath

Speaking at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi, Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban De

NNG announces India office opening

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

Eaton introduces variable valvetrains for OEMs

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announces the availability of next-generation

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

Auto comp industry earns US$ 39.9 bn revenue

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

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

DuPont to establish new innovation centre at Pune

DuPont, wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, plans to set

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Forms and Gears gets into auto components

Forms and Gears gets into auto components

Brose India Automotive systems to begin production

Brose India will begin commercial production at its manufacturing facility at Hinjewadi in Pune

City Gas projects to get a priority: Jitin Prasada

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




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