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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

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 ...

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...

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’.

Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO join forces to make future of EVs better in India

Indian electric vehicle manufacturer Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO, a Taiwanese two wheeler manufacturer announced their partnership in India enabling them to share knowledge, technology and expertise to create premi...

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...

Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which Greaves Cotton will acquire a majority stake in EV company Ampe...

Huawei, Audi sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

Audi, the German automobile manufacturer and Huawei, a leading information and communications technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation. The agreement forms part...

Kia Motors India inaugurates 5 acre training centre at Anantpur Plant

Kia Motors India (KMI) has inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill development. This unique course i...

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...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

Mahindra and LG Chem collaborate for Li-ion battery technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group and LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries have announced a collaboration in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

JSW Energy to invest Rs 4000 cr in e-vehicles, energy storage systems business

JSW Energy Limited, part of the JSW Group and a growing energy company is planning to launch its own electric vehicle by 2020. The company is keen to enter into electric vehicles, energy storage systems and associat...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Tata Motors, Microsoft India collaborate to redefine connected experience

Tata Motors and Microsoft India have announced a strategic agreement to redefine connected and personalised driving experiences for Indian customers. Tata Motors will leverage Microsoft’s connected vehicle technolog...

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...

Tork T6X electric motorcycle garners 1000+ booking in 24 hours

Call it the Tesla effect, or some such thing, but Tork's T6X electric motorcycle which was launched in Bengaluru on September 30, 2016 has kicked up a storm capturing imaginations and interest of the motoring world ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

Suzuki fuel mileage scandal sees Osamu Suzuki stepping down

Taking responsibility for the improper road tests that Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) had conducted that led to discrepancies in the fuel mileage of Suzuki vehicles, the Board of Directors of SMC resolved in a meeti...

Suzuki Motors apologises but denies cheating; Heads roll in Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp. apologised on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for improper road tests that the company had conducted, but denied reports of any cheating on mileage numbers. The Suzuki fuel mileage scand...

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC Ltd. sign MoU to set up India’s first auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise formerly known as Metal Scrap Trading Corpor...

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...

Shocked Dr Goenka says diesel vehicles have become “whipping boy”

Shocked and concerned by the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban registration of new diesel vehicles in Delhi, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has stated that “diesel v...

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...

German Chancellor Merkel, Modi visit Bosch facilities in Bangalore

On October 6, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit is part of the chancellor’s three-day state visit to India,...

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...

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...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Bosch, Tech Mahindra, others for tool connectivity

A collaborative effort between Bosch and three international companies, all members of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is driving forward tool connectivity with the aim of improving quality and efficiency in in...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

After targeting autos, Durr now eyes India’s railway space

Global mechanical and plant engineering firm, Dürr is hoping to offer its highly advanced technology as one of the solutions for the Indian Railway’s ambitious hi-speed corridor bullet train projects.Dürr’s activiti...

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...

Radio taxis in India vouch for safety and reliability

In the aftermath of the alleged rape of a girl by a Uber taxi driver early December 2014, the Association of Radio Taxis, representing all the licensed radio taxi operators across India, has categorically stated tha...

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...

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...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Tata Motors partners UK-based Microlise

Indian automobile major Tata Motors has partnered with Microlise, one of Europe’s leading Telematics and Fleet Management solutions providers to bring in the latest global Fleet Telematics solutions to the Indian ma...

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...

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...

Wabco opens application engineering centre in Pune

Wabco, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle, announced the opening of a new Application Engineering Centre in Pune. The new centre, Wabco’s second of i...

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...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

BMW innovations at the CES 2014

Under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner , the German luxury car maker focuses on every aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and outside world. The company is underlining its position in the vanguard of tech...

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...

JCB India rolls out 50,000th engine at Ballabgarh

JCB India Ltd. has rolled out its 50,000th JCB Engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011,

Ford Expands 3-Wet Paint Capacity by 50pc in 2013

Ford Motor Company is expanding its industry leading 3-Wet paint capacity by 50 percent this year, a

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates 2nd unit at Bawal

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates its 2nd unit at Bawal

Atul Auto to enter Sri Lankan market

Atul Auto Ltd, a leading three-wheeler manufacturer is entering Sri Lankan market to set up an auto

JLR invests £370 million in all-new Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading premium carmaker, announces it has invested £370 million to upgr

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

Mahindra signs MoU with Rafael

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of high tech defen

AMW displays military vehicles at Defence Expo '12

Asia Motor Works (AMW) unveiled its new range of military vehicles called ‘AMW Defence’ at the 6th I

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

Ashok Leyland showcases customised soutions

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship is showcasing a suite of logistics solutions customised fo

NEI unveils new brand identity

National Engineering Industries (NEI), a pioneer in the bearing manufacturing industry in India,

JLR announces 1,000 new jobs at its Solihull plant

The company has announced plans to recruit more than 1,000 members of staff at its advanced manufact

GKN Driveline new  precision forging facility

GKN Driveline opened a new precision forging facility at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year galloping at 7 out of every 10 vehicles in LCV category

Sonalika achieves its all time high sales performa

International Tractors Limited has recorded its all time high sales figure of 5550 tractors

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

18 youth selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers

Eighteen youth from across India selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers 2011

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

GM India introduces Smartech engine

General Motors India has launched its new locally developed, state-of-the-art Smartech engine

Magneti Marelli 500,000 ECU production target

Magneti Marelli closed the calendar 2010 by crossing the production mark of 500,000 ECUs

Premier rolls out 3 high-tech CNC machines

Premier Ltd. (formerly known as Premier Automobiles Ltd.), showcased three new CNC machines

MindHelix Tech LLP launches ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter

Kochi-based MindHelix Technologies has launched ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima Construck range

Tata Motors has announced the launch of Tata Prima Construck range in India

Maini & Nacco introduce Yale forklift trucks

Maini Materials Movement Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic agreement with Nacco Material

Siemens PLM software receives award

Siemens PLM Softwarehas received Frost & Sullivan’s award

Mercedes-Benz SA gets R2-billion investment

Mercedes-Benz South Africa gets R2-billion investment

Navteq establishes facility in Mumbai

Navteq has announced the company’s expansion of designated R&D Global Development Centres (GDC)

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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