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...

First Kia Seltos rolls out of Anantapur plant

Kia Motors India has rolled out the production version of its first car for India, the Seltos, manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The first Kia Seltos was rolled off the asse...

Revolt Intellicorp rolls out first RV 400 electric motorcycle from Manesar Plant

The much-awaited Revolt RV 400 – India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle has been rolled out from Revolt Intellicorp’s Manesar plant. The motorcycle has been developed after two years of intensive research to localise i...

Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant, will receive increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000

Ather Energy has announced that their flagship intelligent scooter, Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000. Though orders for the scooter have continued in Bengaluru throug...

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

‘Ambassador’ name will be used very respectfully, says Linda Jackson

Even though reports suggest that Groupe PSA would be using the iconic ‘Ambassador’ name for its electric vehicles in India in the future, there was no official confirmation on it during the unveiling of the Citroen ...

Honda Cars India commences production of all-new 10th generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of the all-new 10th generation Honda Civic. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Greater Noida plant.

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...

 SIAM rolls out ‘Road Safety Week’ campaign

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association w...

Kia hands over vehicle fleet for Australian Open 2019; Ties up with Yes Bank in India

Kia Motors Corporation has supplied a fleet of vehicles for the Australian Open 2019, marking the 18th consecutive year of Kia’s role as the major sponsor for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific. The official vehicl...

SUN Mobility and SmartE partner to transform EV adoption in the country

Sun Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), announced a partnership with SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy its universal energ...

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, one of the largest luxury car majors and part of the Volkswagen Group was arrested in Munich on June 18, 2018 in connection with the diesel scam that rocked Volkswagen and the automobil...

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, ...

FCA recalls more than 9000 Jeep Compass SUVs across markets for faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC is recalling an estimated 7,000 U.S.-market SUVs in customer hands to replace their front passenger-side air bags. A supplier advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module asse...

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 ...

General Motors India to cease sales in domestic market in 2017

Barely a few weeks after announcing that it is shutting operations in its plant in Halol in Gujarat, the company has now announced that General Motors India will focus on its growing vehicle export manufacturing op...

Iconic HM brand is now Le Ambassador after buyout by Peugeot

Within three weeks of announcing a tie up with the PSA Peugeot Group of France , the CK Birla Group has announced that Hindustan Motors Ltd, the manufacturer of the iconic Ambassador car, has executed an agreement w...

Tesla in India by the summer of 2017, tweets Musk

Wonder what is more important, Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors in California tweeting that Tesla could launch in India in the summer of 2017, or an unknown Ishan Goel tweeting to Musk asking him of his pl...

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

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...

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...

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...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Swedish electric vehicles to ply on Delhi roads

Zbee, the electric vehicle from Sweden’s Clean Motion company will soon be seen on New Delhi roads. These vehicles will be seen at DLF Place Saket mall, and will connect the Malviya Nagar metro station to the mal...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

Increase in  penalty in proposed Road Transport & Safety Bill

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed a draft Road Transport & Safety Bill which after wide public consultation has been circulated to the concerned Ministries for their comments before bringing it to t...

Nano from Zoomcar will cost you Rs 19 per hour

It cannot get any more cheaper and affordable, because it now costs only Rs 19 to hire a car for an hour. And you can hire for an hour, for a day or for a week, and the bill would be very low. Zoomcar, India’s first...

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...

Spyker bankruptcy declared null and void

Netherlands based Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively "Spyker" or the "Company"), on January 29, 2015 won an appeal filed on December 29, 2014 with the Appea...

HMSI total Dec 2014 sales at 348,737 units

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) continued its winning streak in 2014 by clocking sales of 348,737 units against a corresponding figure of 296,243 units sold in December’13.

Record breaking year for Honda 2-Wheeler in 2014

Ever since Honda and Hero went their separate ways, Honda has been on fire. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) closed 2014 with a bang as it created many new benchmarks in the industry across the year...

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...

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...

General Motors begins Beat exports from India

General Motors India has announced that it has commenced vehicle exports to Chile and the first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beat cars were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on September 25, 2014 wh...

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...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

GM to be stronger, leaner, more responsible.

General Motors is positioned to be stronger, leaner and more responsible than ever before. This was stated by General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra while addressing stockholders at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Ju...

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 ...

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...

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...

Health, safety, green initiative at Oerlikon

Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its two brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, has celebrated Health, Safety and En...

GM to replace Lock Cylinder during switch recall

General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders ...

GM’s May Barra testifies in US

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the United States, investigating the GM ignition switch recall. “The issues raised in t...

Borgwarner completes acquisition of Wahler

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalised its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG. Wahler produces exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes as well as engine thermostats for both on- and off-roa...

Unique Spyker bond offers B6 Venator as redemption

Dutch supercar maker Spyker N.V may have delayed its plans to enter India but has in the meantime introduced first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support launch of its Spyker B6 Venator. The company has creat...

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...

Audi plans €22 billion investment through 2018

Audi is launching an extensive investment programme for the next five years: Between 2014 and 2018,

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.

VW lays foundation stone for new engine plant

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

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Mahindra Quanto registers over 5K bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has announced that it has received over 5,000 bookings from customers

Cut petrol, diesel price differential: SIAM

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has asked Government to reduce the differentia

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

HSCI resumes normal production at Gr Noida plant

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. (HSCI) has announced that it has resumed normal production with two shift

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

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

Chevrolet celebrates 100th birthday

Chevrolet celebrates 100th birthday by selling 1 million units of Cruze globally

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

TVS ASL opens service centre for Tata in Chennai

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited (TVS ASL), which has been hived off from TVS & Sons as a separate c

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

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

Ford India breaks ground on new site in Gujarat

Ford India broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand

Ford India starts prodn of all-new Ford Fiesta

Ford India starts production of all-new Ford Fiesta

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Volvo Buses India buys out its JV partner’s stake

Volvo Buses announces the 100 pc buyout of Azad Group share, its JV partner since 2008

Brose India Automotive systems to begin production

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

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t

Landmark deal at Jaguar Land Rover

Following an intensive study to determine the future Jaguar Land Rover strategy for both brands and

Atlas Copco marks 50 years of India operations

Global industrial group Atlas Copco is celebrating 50 years of Indian operations. The journey in Ind

Jaguar sales hit the roof in UK

UNITED KINGDOM: Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK said: "While August is traditionally a q

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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