Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

Maruti Suzuki Alto continues its leadership for 16 consecutive years

Maruti Suzuki Alto has been crowned India’s best-selling car for 16 years in a row. Launched in September 2000, Alto witnessed a consistent rise in popularity over the years to become a symbol of pride for the Indi...

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...

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...

Tata Motors sells 5676 units of passenger vehicles, degrowing  (-) 68 per cent

Like all vehicle manufacturers in the country, Tata Motors too posted miserable sales for its passenger vehicles for the month of March 2020. The company sold 5676 units as compared to 17810 units in March 2019. Thi...

Maruti Suzuki provides driving training to 50 lakh aspirants

Maruti Suzuki has achieved the milestone of providing state-of-the-art driving training to 50 lakh aspirants, cumulatively. The milestone includes cumulative figures of the candidates being trained in learner, refre...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

Rakesh Srivastava is new Managing Director of Nissan India

Nissan announced the appointment of Rakesh Srivastava as Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd (NMIPL), reporting to Sinan Ozkok, President of Nissan India Operations.

Varroc to acquire 74% stake in CarIQ, a leading Telematics solution provider

Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier 1 auto component manufacturer, has agreed to acquire 74% stake in the Pune-based CarIQ Technologies, a leading integrated connected vehicle solution provider to OEMs, fleet ...

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 Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

Hyundai, Kia invest Rs 2062 crore in India’s mobility service provider Ola

Hyundai Motor Group and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their biggest ...

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

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...

CNG infrastructure development will lead to massive cut in oil bills

Developing India’s CNG infrastructure could help achieve 50pc natural gas vehicles penetration by 2030 leading to crude oil import savings of Rs 11 lakh crore.

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

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...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

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...

Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan, first Volvo car made in USA

Volvo Cars revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new Charleston plant has now been officially inaugurated. The combined c...

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...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Shriram Transport Finance inks MoU with HPCL

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Ltd (STFC), has inked an MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) to offer credit based fuel filling services to its customers on digital platform.

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

MG Motor India to invest Rs 5000 crore in six years time, says Chaba

MG Motor India will be investing a total of Rs 5000 crore in six years time in India and will be launching its first vehicle, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), in India in the first quarter of calendar 2019. The comp...

Hyundai showcases next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle- Nexo, Ioniq

Hyundai Motor showcased the next generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) – Hyundai Nexo and Global Electric Vehicle – Ioniq (Battery Powered) during the India Korea Business Summit 2018 held in New Delhi.

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Govt increases cess on luxury  cars to 25% under new GST regime

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars, luxury cars and SUVs from current 15% to 25% under the new GST regime. The cabinet gave it...

Lithium Urban Technologies target Delhi with its e-cabs

Delhi, one of the most polluted cities of the world, has a reason to breathe easy. Lithium Urban Technologies, India's first all electric solution to corporate needs has recognised Delhi as their newest market. Lith...

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...

7 millionth car rolls out of Hyundai Motor India plant in Chennai

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines with Y.K Koo, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Indi...

Maruti Suzuki partners with Uber to create safe driving

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) announced its partnership with Uber India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein the company will train over 30,000 individuals/Uber partner-drivers in safe driving ov...

GM recalls 3.64 million vehicles in the US

General Motors announced a voluntary recall of approximately 3.64 million 2014-17 model year vehicles in the United States. In a press release the company announced that a sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), in aff...

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

Bosch to invest  100 million  Euros (Rs 743 crore) in India plant expansion

The Bosch Group is strengthening its presence in the Indian growth market. “In 2016, we are planning to invest more than 100 million euros (Rs 743 crore approx) in our Indian manufacturing and development locations”...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

Punjab is first state to implement automated driver license test tracks

In an age defined by technology, India is also slowly yet surely progressing towards modernisation of its systems and governance. Punjab has been a witness to such a wave of progress after the state implemented the ...

Volvo Cars, Uber to develop autonomous driving cars; Rs 2004 cr project

Volvo Cars and Uber are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be abl...

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.

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

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...

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...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

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...

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 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

NSDC report says 1.5 crore skilled workforce required in Auto sector by 2022

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has stated in a report that by 2022, nearly 15 million (1.5 crore) people are expected to be employed in automobile sector directly in the industry. The report sugge...

Visteon appoints Sachin Lawande as Chief Executive Officer

Visteon Corporation of the US has appointed Sachin Lawande as its president and chief executive officer, effective June 29, 2015, succeeding Timothy D. Leuliette. Lawande will also join Visteon’s Board of Directors....

Domestic bicycle retro-reflectors flunk ICAT lab test

Indian bicycle makers never got it right with their reflectors. This has been proved by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is Government of India owned Automotive Testing and R & D ce...

Mahindra becomes member of Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it had become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of vehicle manufacturers, with leading edge technology, committed to bringing the ...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Mahindra’s Bolero continues to charm its way in SUV segment

There may be a dozen odd Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), of different shapes and sizes in the country, each more modern and electronically savvy, but Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship SUV, the Bolero continue to charm ...

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...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels raises $15 Million from US investor

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), a leading multi-brand used vehicle company, has signed a definitive agreement to raise $15 million (Rs. 94 crore approx.) from San Francisco based investment advisor firm, ...

Tata Zest launched in Nepal

Tata Motors recently announced the commercial launch of the Zest, a compact sedan in Nepal. With a start price of 24.5 lakh Nepali rupees, ex-showroom, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and 30.75 Lakh Nepali rupees...

Joe King, celebrities inaugurate Audi 2nd outlet in Bengaluru

Nowadays, an inauguration of a luxury car dealership is all glitz and glamour. True to its style, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, inaugurated its second world-class showroom in Bengaluru which saw the pres...

Mercedes-Benz dominates the F1 track and the road

Mercedes-Benz is on a record-setting spree. In 2014 it has dominated both the track (F1) and the road. In India while it sold record cars, worldwide too it sold more cars than ever before in 2014. The company deliv...

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...

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...

Government plans crash test norms for cars

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha on December 1, 2014 during the winter session of Parliament that the Government is planning to mandate the offset frontal...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Is the ‘Most Considered Nameplate’

It is obvious that with increasing demand for cars and the increasing number of car models being offered by different car manufacturers in India, more and more people are likely to scrutinise their options before ac...

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...

Road Transport Bill 2014 is strict on seat belts

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has emphasised a lot on safety, requiring four wheeler occupants to wear seat belts. Gone will be the days when mothers cold sit in front with their babies in their arms while...

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...

AMP 2016 growth targets to fall short of 20-25pc

The sluggish macro-economic factors during the last three years have led to a significant slowdown, which is amongst the worst that the Indian automotive industry has witnessed. This has impacted the pace of growth ...

India needs to learn from Sainsbury’s initiative

This truck by UK’s supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will make a lot of sense for a market like India where cyclists and pedestrians are victims of road accidents involving trucks and buses. In India, trucks and buses o...

Bosch tells how to choose between diesel & petrol

This is a must read for all those residing in India who have always debated on which powertrain to opt for...diesel or petrol. German component major Bosch has put together a chart for one to understand what it mea...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

GM and OnStar aim to help buckle up America

Detroit’s (USA) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occ...

BMW research on driver assistance

Increasing urbanisation means that city traffic networks are reaching their capacity limits ever more frequently. Driving in urban areas means having to deal with complex traffic situations involving many different ...

Chrysler recalls 780000 min vans

Chrysler Group is replacing window switches in an estimated 780,000 minivans equipped with third-row power window vents following incidents of overheating, said a company report. The company statement said that the...

GM benefits big time from Driving Simulator

Critical feedback based on fast moving visuals at General Motors’ Research Driving Simulator is helping advanced technology developers study how drivers interact with Super Cruise, the semi-automated driving system....

Indian customers retain factory fitted tyre brand

In India factory fitted tyres generate an element of trust and satisfaction among customers. And when the time comes for the vehicle owners to replace their tyres, a majority prefer to repurchase the same brand of 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...

BMW subsidiary designs train in Malaysia

Everything BMW is not about modern and sophisticated cars alone! BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA has developed the design for a new underground passenger train. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malay...

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...

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...

A big zero star for Indian entry-level cars

India does not have a mandatory crash test for its vehicles. This enabled car makers in the country to keep costs low without really meeting global safety standards. Now the cat is out of the bag. The first-ever ind...

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...

Tata Motors new CV driving centre in Singrauli

Tata Motors announced the formal inauguration of a Commercial Vehicle Driving Centre in Singrauli, a

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

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

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

BharatBenz inaugurates its Panvel dealership

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

BharatBenz Power Yatra returns to Chennai

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

Honda technology to study traffic congestion

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the successful development of the world's first1 technology to d

TVS Group acquires Universal Components UK Ltd.

TVS group has announced the acquisition of Universal Components (UC) UK Ltd. – Britain’s leading ind




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