Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 5 millionth vehicle from Gurugram plant

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolled out its 5 millionth vehicle from its manufacturing facility at Kherki Dhaula, Gurugram. The recently launched BS6 compliant Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 became the 5 millionth celebratory unit...

FCA India launches pre-owned Jeep Compass business ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

Three years after the successful launch of the first ever made-in-India Jeep, FCA India has announced the introduction of its all new certified pre-owned vehicle business - ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

BMW Group India recommences operations at plant, dealerships

BMW Group India has restarted operations on June 1, 2020 in accordance with government guidelines. Consumers can once again safely explore and experience the complete range of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products at ...

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...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar sells 8022 units in March 2020

Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, TKM sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in the month of March 2020. To lessen the burden on its deal...

Kia Motors India sells 8583 units in March 2020, Emerges as No.3 car manufacturers in country

Kia Motors India, wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, sold 8,583 units for the month of March 2020. The company sold 7,466 units of Seltos and 1,117 units of Carnival during the month. While Kia Motor...

MG Motor India registers sale of 1518 units in March 2020

MG Motor India announced that it has recorded a total retail sale of 1518 units in March 2020. This includes 116 units of ZS EV, the country’s first pure electric internet SUV, and 1402 units of the Hector.

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

Kia Motors India temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant

Kia Motors India has decided to suspend all its operations with immediate effect. With this, company’s manufacturing facility in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and company office premises will stop functioning until fur...

Renault, Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai suspends production

Renault India and Nissan India have temporarily suspended production at its Alliance manufacturing facility, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) in Chennai.

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...

Honda Cars India temporarily suspends production operations in Greater Noida, Tapukara

In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. has informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufact...

Shriram Automall acquires Bluejack, an  online car  auction platform

Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) which is backed by Shriram Group & CarTrade, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in a bid to accelerate its offline auction market position with online used ca...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

Tata Power, Tata Motors join hands to install e charging stations

Tata Power and Tata Motors have announced their partnership to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of the FY20, across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

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...

MG partners with Fortum to set up 50 KW DC fast-charging EV stations ahead of EZS launch

As part of its commitment towards sustainable mobility, MG Motor India and Fortum Charge & Drive India have undertaken the first step towards creating DC Fast Charging infrastructure (50 KW) in the country.

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

Volvo Cars sets new record in 2018, breaking 600,000 sales milestone

Volvo Cars sets a new global sales record in 2018, breaking the 600,000 sales milestone for the first time ever since the company was founded in 1927. The company’s sales rose 12.4 per cent to 642,253 cars in 2018, ...

Triumph Motorcycles India steps up presence in tier 2, unexplored markets

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited, a leading premium luxury motorcycle manufacturer based in the UK, has formalised a strategy to make its presence in India’s tier II market and other unexplored markets. The...

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...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

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.

Twenty years on, the Honda City is still a city favourite

But many car brands have only matured with time, one of them being the Honda City from Honda Cars India Ltd, which has kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India.

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 3 millionth vehicle

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has achieved a significant production milestone by making in India its 3 millionth vehicle at its plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. The roll out of the landmark vehicle was c...

Honda Cars India recalls 41580 vehicles to replace Takata front airbags

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 41,580 vehicles of previous generation of Jazz, City, Civic and Accord as part of Honda’s precaut...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Triumph Motorcycles enters Andhra market

Triumph Motorcycles has appointed one more dealership in the country, taking its total dealerships to 13. The latest dealership has come up in Vijayawada and is named Martial Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd. This is the first ...

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 ...

Honda recalls 190578 cars for airbag replacement

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced a voluntarily replacement campaign of Takata passenger front airbag inflators in 190,578 of its vehicles on July 14, 2016. These vehicles consist of the previous generation Ac...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

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...

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...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

Isuzu Motors inaugurates new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh; Launches V-Cross

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. (IMI) was inaugurated by Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The new generation Isuzu D-Max V-...

Honda Cars to replace Fuel Return Pipe in 90,210 City & Mobilio diesel models

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced that it would recall a total of 90,210 units of its diesel cars so as to voluntarily replace the fuel return pipe of these vehicles. These cars include 64,428 units of diese...

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...

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 ...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

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 ...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

Indian Motorcycle opens its fourth dealership; Hyderabad outlet inaugurated

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., has announced the opening up of its 4th dealership in India at Hyderabad. Three other dealerships are based out of Delhi NCR, Bengaluru ...

Mahindra, Toyota rank highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands

Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra have ranked highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands in India, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study re...

Maruti Suzuki launches NEXA premium sales channel

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) has launched NEXA, a premium sales channel in India for its premium product portfolio. Maruti Suzuki has 300 dealers who operate 1650 outlets and 3000 sub outlets. The company has ...

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...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Regal Raptor sets ball rolling in India with Hyderabad outlet

Fab Motors launched its first Regal Raptor motorcycles showroom in Hyderabad. Regal Raptor known more for its cruiser type motorcycles is established in over 39 countries worldwide. Fab Motors will be bringing into ...

Datsun completes 1 year in India

After Nissan revived Datsun globally, through the Nissan-Renault Alliance, it introduced the brand into India a year ago. April 11, 2015 marked the first anniversary of Datsun in India for which the company hosted t...

Ducati re-enters India with official subsidiary

Italian motorcycle major Ducati, the makers of Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster and Superbike, has now re-entered the Indian market with an official subsidiary, Ducati India Private Limited. The company will now be prov...

Kevin Flynn is new President & MD, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced the appointment of Kevin Flynn as the new President and Managing Director for India Operations. In a press release, FCA India said this appointment is effective im...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

Nagesh Basavanhalli quits Fiat Group India

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the current President and Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd. (FGAIPL), Nagesh Basavanhalli plans to leave the company. The Fiat Group India Automobiles Pvt. ...

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...

Mercedes Benz launches pre-owned car brand ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’

Mercedes-Benz manufactures some of the most luxurious automobiles in the world and on December 18, 2014 they launched their first pre-owned car brand in India called ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’. The launch of ‘Mercede...

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

Anil Dua resigns from Hero MotoCorp.

Anil Dua has decided to resign from his post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hero MotoCorp. He has quit to pursue opportunities elsewhere. According to unconfirmed sources, he has got a job opportunit...

Modi wins; Auto industry expectations are high

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 283 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress party, till recently the ruling party at the Centre came a very distant second with a mere 43 seats. With Narender Modi soon to take ...

Audi India records best-ever sales

Audi India has set several records in terms of sales of its cars in India. It not only clocked a best-ever monthly sales (1404 units for March 2014), it also clocked a best-ever quarterly sales of 2740 units (Jan-Ma...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

Ford India expands sales & service footprint

Ford India has augmented its sales and service network across India. The newly inaugurated facilities comprise of several 3S (Sales, Service and Spares), Sales Only, Service Only, Extended Sales and Service Outlets ...

Honda recalls Fit and Vezel hybrid vehicles

Honda Motor Co. has announced a voluntary recall of the all-new Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid produced in Japan from July 2013 through February 2014 due to a problem with the software program controlling the 7-speed d...

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

Hyundai Grand i10 garners 10K bookings in 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has announced that its Grand i10 superhatch has received 110,000

Kapila Perrera is Head, After Sales, Porsche India

Kapila Perrera (53) has been appointed as Head of After Sales at Porsche India. He will report to th

‘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

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

Renault India kicks off Duster’s export to UK

ICML rolls out Extreme in Hyderabad

International Cars & Motors Ltd. (ICML), the group company of Sonalika introduced its high-end, new

BharatBenz inaugurates its Panvel dealership

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the Indian subsidiary of the world’s leading

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

Tata Motors has announced the opening of its two new passenger vehicle dealerships in New Delhi, wit

BharatBenz Power Yatra returns to Chennai

BharatBenz Power Yatra, flagged off by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

Audi India records strongest Q1 sales

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, recorded a strong first quarter with 2269 cars delivered i

Tata Motors launches Divo Luxury Coach and Starbus

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

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

Škoda service training centre in Czech town

Škoda opened its new Service Training Centre in the Czech town of Kosmonosy. The building, located n

Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘Star Lease’ in India

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

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

Hero MotoCorp unveils global brand identity

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, has launched its new name and logo at the O2 Arena

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

Audi  plans massive expansion/surpasses 2010 sales

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has embarked on an intensive recruitment drive

Daimler Financial Services launched in India

Daimler AG has announced the official launch of its financial services unit in India.

Royal Enfield to set up its 2nd plant in Chennai

Royal Enfield, which has undertaken to expand its current production capacity owing to the growing

Jaguar Land Rover opens new dealership in Kolkata

Jaguar Land Rover, a unit of Tata Motors, has officially opened its new dealership in Kolkata

Lohia Auto to step in the three-wheeler market

Lohia Auto Industries, a Strategic Business Unit of the NK Lohia promoted Lohia Group,

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to 5 key markets

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to five key markets

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts for Evoque

Mahindra ties up with M/s Maschio-Gaspardo S.p.A

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) has announced a tie-up with M/s Maschio-Gaspardo

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

Mahindra Two Wheelers inaugurates 393rd Dealership

MUMBAI Mahindra Two Wheelers has opened a new dealership, Synergy Auto Inc, in Saki Naka, Andher

Harley-Davidson bikes to come in CKD form

NEW DELHI: Iconic Harley-Davidson India bikes could well be available in India a tad cheaper tha

Merc  ‘Proven Exclusivity’ programme in Kolkata

KOLKATA: After the introduction of its pre-owned car programme ‘Proven Exclusivity’ in the cities of

BMW Group launches BMW Financial Services in India

GURGAON: The BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services as a new business entity in India. BMW Finan

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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