Steelbird records 80pc growth in helmet sales following stricter govt norms for riders

With the government clamping down on makers of unbranded non ISI helmets and penalising those either not wearing helmets or wearing unbranded helmets, sale of branded helmets is now seeing an upward trend. Leading h...

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

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 invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

FCA India expands sales and service presence with ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets

FCA has announced the roll-out of ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets to expand the sales and service presence in India. ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets will offer sales as well as service and will be set up initially in seven Indian tow...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Nikhil Nanda appointed Chairman, Managing Director of Escorts Ltd

The Board of Directors of Escorts Limited has appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Nikhil Nanda has succeeded Rajan Nanda, former Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Lim...

Escorts Chairman Rajan Nanda passes away

Rajan Nanda, Chairman and Managing Director of the Escorts Limited, passed away on August 5, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 76 years. Nanda joined Escorts in 1965 at the age of 23, and in 1994, he took over as t...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

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...

Cyrus Mistry praised; Tata Nano a loss making project, admits Tatas

The slugfest between the ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry and the Tata Group is appearing to go in favour of Mistry, with the latest developments vindicating him on several stands.

Tatas say Mistry email leak made in “undignified manner”

Tata Sons has reacted in a very mature manner to the way in which Cyrus Mistry’s mail to the Board of Directors was leaked to the public and media wherein he has levelled charges against several Tata officials as we...

Cyrus Mistry comes out with guns blazing in letter to Tata Sons’ Board

Cyrus Mistry who was ousted from his position as Chairman of Tata Sons finally came out with his guns blazing in a hard hitting letter to the Directors of Tata Sons and to the Trustees of the Tata Trusts. He said in...

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 ...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

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...

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Founder of Hero Group, passes away

One of the doyen’s of the Indian auto industry, Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, passed away in New Delhi on November 1, 2015 at 7.05 pm. He was 92 years old. Dr Munjal was the Founder of the diversified Hero Group. Dr. M...

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...

Goenka confirms S101 hatch will have a 1.2 litre petrol engine

It is official now that the soon to be launched smart hatchback car code named S101 from Mahindra and Mahindra will definitely have a 1.2 litre petrol mill. Spy shots of the S101 have been doing the rounds of the so...

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...

Dr Surinder Kapur of Sona Group passes away

Veteran automotive industrialist Dr. Surinder Kapur, Founder and Chairman, Sona Group passed away after a brief illness in Munich, Germany at 20.00 hrs (IST) on June 30, 2015. He is survived by his wife Rani Kapur a...

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...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

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...

Constitution Amendment Bill on GST tabled in Lok Sabha

After the Union Cabinet approved the proposal for introduction of a Bill in the Parliament for amending the Constitution of India to facilitate the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country on Dece...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

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 ...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

April-Dec 2013 auto sales have a 2-wheeler effect!

With just a month away for the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the auto industry continues to slide. Sales for the month of December 2013 remained negative across different segments of passenger vehicles, commercia...

Hari Shankar Singhania passes away

Hari Shankar Singhania, the President of JK Organisation and Chairman of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, d

Premier, Fiat ink 1.3 ltr engine supply agreement

Premier Ltd. and Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. have signed a three-year agreement for the supply of Fi

VECV opens fourth automotive lab in India

The MCKVIE-Eicher centre of automotive technology was inaugurated by Rabi Ranjan Chattopadhyay, Mini

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

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘Star Lease’ in India

In its bid to attract entry-level luxury car buyers, Mercedes-Benz India introduced ‘Star Lease’, a

Mahindra Scorpio as intervention vehicle at BIC

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, has announced its

DLSI presents its MPV-I to Jharkhand Police

Brig Khutub Hai, MD & CEO, Defence Land Systems India (DLSI), handed over the keys of the Company’s

GM India bags third prize for energy conservation

General Motors India has received the third prize for Energy Conservation

Lamborghini -Callaway tie-up on R&D front

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and Callaway Golf Company have signed an agreement to connect the reso

Mahindra rejects ‘invalid’ US order

MUMBAI: Mahindra and Mahindra announced that it had received and was rejecting an invalid order for




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