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...

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...

Volkswagen India gets rooftop solar PV power project in India at Chakan facility

Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has successfully installed its largest rooftop solar PV power project in the auto Industry world-wide and one of India’s largest rooftop installation at its manufacturing facility ...

Skoda Auto India celebrates the rollout of the 100,000th Rapid

Skoda Auto India celebrates a new milestone in the company’s history: the production of the 100,000th Skoda Rapid at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune. The celebratory flash red vehicle dons t...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

Skoda Auto India introduces ‘EasyBuy assured buyback on Superb model

Skoda Auto India has announced ‘EasyBuy’, an assured buyback programme across the Superb model range. This programme has been made available exclusively through Skoda Financial Services. The ‘EasyBuy’ programme will...

Volkswagen Group to merge all passenger car entities in India

The Volkswagen Group has announced its intent to merge its three Indian subsidiaries: Volkswagen India Private Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Ltd (NSC) and Skoda Auto India Private Ltd (SAIPL). Th...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

Gurpratap is now MD of Skoda and Volkswagen in India

As part of the ‘India 2.0’ project, the Volkswagen Group plans to sustainably strengthen its position in the Indian market. The Volkswagen Group in India is restructuring its management as a result of which Gurprata...

Skoda Auto India inaugurates solar power gen project

Skoda Auto India inaugurated an advanced Solar Power Generation Project at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. The solar project has a capacity of 980 KW. This unique car port structure will cover 30 per cent ...

Pavel Richter is Production Technical Director of Skoda led ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Pavel Richter will be assuming the role of Production Technical Director of the Skoda led INDIA 2.0 project of the Volkswagen Group. The 46-year-old will be responsible for the production of all the models at the pl...

Zac Hollis appointed new Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India announced the appointment of Zac Hollis as the Director – Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. He will take charge with effect from November 1, 2018.

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

Boparai confident of strong leadership position for Skoda Auto India

Gurpratap Boparai, the newly appointed Managing Director of Skoda Auto India is hopeful that his company would attain a strong leadership position in the Indian passenger car market in the next few years.

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, ...

Gurpratap Boparai is new Managing Director of Skoda Auto India

Skoda Auto India Private Ltd. (SAIPL) has appointed Gurpratap Boparai as the company’s new Managing Director as of April 2, 2018. The 48-year-old was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobiles Ltd.

Skoda Auto India registers 30 % growth in 2017

Skoda Auto India sold 17,438 cars in 2017, achieving a 30 % more sales than the previous year (2016).The New Octavia, New Rapid and New Kodiaq contributed significantly to the overall growth of the brand. The brand ...

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

Skoda Auto, Tata Motors call off talks on partnership

For lack of technical or economic synergies, leading automotive players Skoda Auto and Tata Motors Ltd have ended their detailed negotiations on a strategic partnership. Skoda has assessed and evaluated a potential ...

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

Tata Motors, Volkswagen Group , Skoda sign MOU for exploring JVs

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda, to explore strategic alliance opportunity for joint development of products. The agreement has ...

Volkswagen Group India begins recall of cars to fix emission glitches

German auto giant Volkswagen will formally begin recalling cars in the country from July 2016 to fix emission software. To begin with the company will recall 198,500 cars in the country next month to fix emission ...

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...

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

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...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

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...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

Volkswagen new compact sedan by June 2016;  Rs 720 crore investment

Volkswagen India is investing Rs 720 crore (approx. Euros 85 Million) towards development, setting up new equipment and ramping up the production of a new compact sedan that will be rolled out of the company’s plant...

German transport authority gives Volkswagen timetable for global recalls

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has come out with a timetable for Volkswagen to recall cars affected by the emissions scam, a result of fraud manipulation by the German car major. The Volkswagen Group wi...

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 ...

Volkswagen to refit diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

Now that the diesel emissions scam has hit Volkswagen hard on its face, the company is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles. The company had apparently used an impro...

Buy , rent a plane or helicopter through Droom

Droom has now become the king of good times. You can now buy or rent a plane or helicopter through the Droom website (www.droom.in). Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, Droom is India’s first online marketplace...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Thuringia delegation from Germany visits VW Pune

An economic and business delegation from Thuringia, a federal State of Germany, visited the Volkswagen India plant in Chakan near Pune in the state of Maharashtra in Central India. Headed by Uwe Höhn, Thuringian Mi...

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...

Skoda Auto India garners 10000 bookings of Octavia

Škoda Auto India has recorded over 1,000 bookings for the new Octavia within 3 weeks of its launch.

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car from its Chakan plant

Skoda Auto India Aurangabad Plant grabs award

Skoda Auto India, Aurangabad has won “Silver Award” in automobile sector from Greentech Foundation

ŠkodaAuto India rolls out 1,00,001st car

Skoda India has rolled out the 1,00,001st car from its plant at Aurangabad

John Chacko Volkswagen Group Chief Rep in India

Dr. John Chacko is the new Volkswagen Group Chief Rep India, President and MD, Volkswagen India

Skoda Auto India rolls out 25000th Fabia

MUMBAI: Skoda Auto India has rolled out the 25000th Fabia ever built in India from Volkswagen Group’

SIAM MEET: Volkswagen Will Double Sales

NEW DELHI: Volkswagen Group India breaks its own record by surpassing the cumulative sales figures o

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa




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