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...

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 ...

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...

Volkswagen concludes fifth season of skill development programme – Sarvottam

Volkswagen India concluded its Fifth Season of ‘Sarvottam: Hunt for Champions’, an annual skill development programme. Started in 2012-2013 as RQWC-Retail Qualification World Championship, the programme aims to furt...

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...

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...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Ducati India introduces Ducati Financial Services

Ducati India Pvt. Ltd., in partnership with Volkswagen Finance Private Limited (VWFPL), has launched Ducati Financial Services (DFS), which offers Ducati customers a personalised financing solution through the Ducat...

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, ...

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

Steffen Knapp is Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Steffen Knapp has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. The position was previously held by Michael Mayer who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ for Volkswagen Passenge...

Rahil Ansari is new Head, Audi India

Rahil Ansari has been appointed as the new Head of Audi India, effective February 1, 2017. Rahil Ansari brings a broad range of experience in Finance, Sales, Network Development, Retail operations and Aftersales bus...

 Volkswagen gets nod for modifying models with 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

As part of the ongoing exercises being undertaken to rectify the software glitches that Volkswagen had knowingly done to their diesel car engines, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany has approved ...

Volkswagen IT Services India set up in Pune

With the objective of building internal IT capabilities and offering Volkswagen Group brands across geographies a centralised IT delivery and support location, Volkswagen recently set up Volkswagen IT Ser...

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...

Volkswagen settlement worth over $ 15 b in US over diesel emission mess

German car maker Volkswagen will be forking out more than $ 10 billion in a proposed settlement programme in the US in a bid to contain the mess created by a major diesel emissions related scam that rocked the compa...

Another 1.1 million Volkswagen vehicles to undergo emission modifications

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of Germany has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi bra...

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 ...

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 cars in Germany for rectifying emission glitches

Volkswagen has now recalled 800,000 cars in Germany for fixing the emissions glitch which it had in 2015 admitted to have resorted to in order to evade strict emission norms. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Author...

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...

‘Think Blue. Factory.’ initiative makes VW India plant greener

Volkswagen Pune Plant recorded promising results in 2015 under its ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ programme that aims at achieving sustainability through environment-friendly manufacturing. Since adopting the programme in 2...

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.

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 Head of Group Design Walter Maria de Silva retires

Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November 2015, according to a press release issued by the company. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger c...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

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 India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt to move from Daimler to Volkswagen

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Hans Dieter Pötsch, has asked the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, Dr. Manfred Bischoff, to release the Member of the Board of Management for...

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 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 ...

VW scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

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...

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...

5 million Volkswagen cars affected in emissions scandal

An internal evaluation in the Volkswagen Group has revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand vehicles are affected worldwide. Certain models and model years of these vehicles (such as ...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

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...

VW India partners with Wings for Life Foundation

Sonepat in Haryana was one of the 32 odd locations around the world that recently came alive with thousands of athletes running for a cause. Wings for Life World Run, a global race for charity, saw more that 50,000 ...

Hindustan Univ, VW sign MoU on advanced course

Hindustan University and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited have signed an MoU to offer Advanced Diploma Course in Autotronics in Chennai, India. This unique course will be offered for the first time in I...

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...

Buchmann is VW India Head, Group After Sales

Berndt Buchmann has been appointed as Director, Group Service of Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited with effect from May1, 2014. As the Head of Group After Sales, he will be responsible for Parts Operation...

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...

Thierry Lespiaucq new MD of VW Group Sales, India

Thierry Lespiaucq has taken over as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited in place of Arvind Saxena who has resigned from his position as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in I...

Kodumudi, Group Chief Rep, VW Group, India

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, has moved up the corporate hierarchy with his appointment as Group Chief Representative for the Volkswagen Group in India with imme...

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...

Ashok Leyland launches PARTNER and MiTR

Ashok Leyland has launched two new offerings in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment, the PARTNER truck and the MiTR bus. The two are products of the Nissan-Ashok Leyland joint-venture. PARTNER has a Gross Ve...

Trade policy tweaked to benefit motor racing

Keeping in mind the increasing number of motor racing events (Formula One, JK Racing, MRF Racing, VW Polo Racing) being held in India, the Indian government has finally modified its trade policy that will facilitate...

Mahesh Kodumudi gets more responsibility at VW

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited, takes over additi

VW India get honoured for promoting water use effi

Volkswagen India was honoured with a Certificate of Appreciation at the first International Conferen

Tatas double warranty period on heavy trucks

Tata Motors has introduced a warranty of 4 years on its entire range of heavy trucks with 25 tonnes

VW lays foundation stone for new engine plant

Volkswagen AG has announced that it is expanding its industrial activities in Russia wherein the new

‘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

VW appoints Arvind Saxena as MD, VW Passenger Cars

Volkswagen has announced the appointment of Arvind Saxena as the Managing Director of Volkswagen

VW Group India breaks for its first PDC in Gurgaon

Volkswagen Group India carried out the ground breaking ceremony in Gurgaon

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that its board of directors has officially determined the

VW and GAZ sign contract manufacturing

Volkswagen and the GAZ Group have signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and Škoda models

VW signs agreement to produce vehicles in Malaysia

The Volkswagen Group is gradually expanding its activities in Southeast Asia under its Strategy 2018

Ashok Minda Group acquires Aksys, plant Koengen

NEW DELHI: Noida-based auto component major, Ashok Minda Group has announced the completion of acqui

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU):The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have announc




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