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 ...

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

AptEner Mechatronics announces Series A funding of Rs 10 crore

AptEner Mechatronics, a two-year-old Bangalore-based startup and creators of the ‘BluArmor’ range of smart multi-functional motorcycle gear that aims to provide 4-wheeler like comfort and safety to 2-wheeler riders,...

MG Motor India partners with Cisco, UNLIMIT for connected mobility in vehicles

MG Motor India announced its partnership with leading connectivity management platform Cisco IoT and UNLIMIT - a specialist IoT services provider, to develop connected mobility enabled vehicles.

Hero Electric unveils the third chapter of Super Sikh Run

Hero Electric, manufacturers of electric two- wheelers, unveiled the third chapter of Super Sikh Run in an event at the capital. Over the years Super Sikh Run has successfully managed to carry out Half Marathons whi...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Mahindra Introduces leasing for retail buyers

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced the introduction of leasing for retail buyers, a unique ownership experience for customers of its personal range of vehicles. This offering has been designed at a mont...

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India extends partnership with Shriram Automall India

Pioneering in pre-owned two-wheeler business with ‘Best Deal’ outlets, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd announced the extension of its partnership with Shriram Automall India Ltd, unit of Shriram Transport ...

Honda Navi sells 1 lakh units

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) announced the Honda Navi has recorded 1 lakh customers. The Fun motorcycle, Honda Navi was launched at the Auto Expo 2016. The Honda Navi is the first 100% indigenou...

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...

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in automotive sensor company Luminar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has completed the first strategic investment via its newly-founded investment fund by taking a stake in Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of advanced sensor technology...

Bharat Forge Limited invests Rs 90.30 crore in Tevva Motors, UK

Bharat Forge Ltd., a Pune based global leader in metal forging, has announced a strategic investment of UK Pounds 10 million (Rs 90.30 crore approx.) in Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited, a company incorporated and regi...

Daimler DigitalLife Day, a 2-day digital extravaganza held in India

Following three successive editions in Germany, Daimler DigitalLife Day was held in Bangalore, hosted by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI). Around 3,000 attended the two-day annual digital extravaga...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

Tata Technologies becomes NIO’s preferred Engineering Partner for its EV range

Tata Technologies, a global engineering services provider, has announced a close association with NIO China, a leading new-generation electric car company, in the complete product development process of NIO’s range ...

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...

Tata Motors sales grow 52% in Dec 2017; Ends 2017 with strong CV, PV sales

Tata Motors recorded a strong sales performance for December 2017. The Commercial and Passenger Vehicles domestic sales in December 2017 was at 54,627 units as against 35,825 units in December 2016, a growth of 52%...

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...

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Prashanth Doreswamy to Head Continental Corporation in India

Prashanth Doreswamy will succeed Claude d'Gama Rose as the Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive India. Rose who will be retiring shall be succeeded by Doreswamy on October 1...

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...

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...

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...

Triumph Motorcycles celebrates 3 years in India; Inaugurates 14th dealership

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited – a subsidiary of the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles, announced the opening of their all new dealership facility in East of Kailash, New Delhi – ...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

Mahindra acquires controlling stake in Classic Legends

Mahindra & Mahindra is on an acquisition spree in both its four-wheeler as well as two-wheeler businesses. After buying controlling stakes in companies like car maker Ssangyong of South Korea and Italian vehicle des...

Volkswagen, Jianghuai Automobile to develop of e- vehicles in China

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Wolfsburg in Germany to define the next phase of negotiations between the two companies in order to...

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

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...

Sunil Kant Munjal to step down as Jt MD of Hero MotoCorp

Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, and Chairman, Hero Corporate Service has decided to step down from the Board of Directors of Hero MotoCorp, once his tenure as the Joint Managing Director o...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

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...

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...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

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 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...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

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...

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...

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,...

SAMIL plans 60 automalls all over India soon

India’s one-stop destination for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) has been on an aggressive expansion drive. While focussing largely on South India, the company reported maxim...

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 India’s 4th AMG Performance Centre in Hyderabad

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated India’s fourth and Hyderabad’s first AMG Performance Centre (APC) at Mahavir Motors. Mercedes-AMG will now be offering exclusive and personalised service to the AMG customers. Mercede...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

Hero MotoCorp, Magnet Marelli JV new centre

HMC-MM Auto Ltd., the joint venture company formed between Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) and Milan (Italy)-headquartered Magneti Marelli (MM), has inaugurated its first autonomous ‘Production and Development Centre’ at ...

A new “Effortless...Everywhere” Roll-Royce being developed

Uber luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that it will develop an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose. This motor car will be Effortless...Everywhere. This car will ...

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...

Honda’s Asimo attends Govt summit in Dubai and meets with Royals

Asimo may have travelled the world but it was a different assignment for Honda's advanced humanoid robot when it travelled to Emirate of Dubai to attend the Government Summit: "Shaping Future Governments". The th...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

Audi India ends 2014 with record sales of 10851 units

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has closed the year on a record high by notching up an impressive sale of 10851 units in 2014. This marks the seventh successive year of growth for the company which last year bec...

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...

Tata Motors Dec 2014 sales of passenger cars increases 52pc

Even though Tata Motors’ total sales grew by 10pc in December 2014, as compared to the corresponding month last year, the company recorded a 52pc growth in passenger car sales for the month at 9956 units, propelled ...

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...

Spyker files for voluntary financial restructuring

Dutch automobile car maker Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”), filed a voluntary petition on December 2, 2014 for financial restr...

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 ...

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...

Govt would invest heavily in road transport system

Sounding extremely optimistic about the Indian automobile industry, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated that the Indian auto industry has the ability to convert the various challenge...

Hero Cycles buys equity stake in MIFA of Germany

OPM Global B.V., a subsidiary of Hero Cycles Ltd, the world’s largest cycle manufacturer by volume, has acquired a significant equity stake in Germany’s largest manufacturer of cycles Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Two-wheeler dealers are optimistic: Sewells report

In a downturn in the automotive industry, the dealer fraternity is the one that gets directly impacted by the gloom. In India, the automobile industry is reeling under severe drop in sales, except for two-wheeler ma...

Nissan exploring capacity hike: Sano

Nissan’s story in India is linked to that of the Alliance. The Alliance, as everywhere else in the world, is all about Nissan and Renault. Tremendous synergies between the two companies have resulted in massive adva...

Shah Rukh Khan is ‘Goodwill’ envoy for S. Korea

The South Korean government has appointed Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Public Diplomacy’ on April 11, 2014. At a function in Gugaon near New Delhi he was conferred the post. T...

Dr. Rai Notay gets award on lubrication research

India needs to be proud with this one! Dr. Rai Singh Notay , a Product Development engineer, with UK based specialist oil developer and producer, Millers Oils, has won an award for his experimental research into lub...

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...

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...

Lamborghini global turnover at 508m Euros

The turnover may not sound very impressive because this Italian super sports car manufacturer is a niche player in the global automotive industry. The company delivered 2121 cars worldwide in the whole of 2013 as co...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

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...

Cooper Tire ends merger deal with Apollo Tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres. “It is time to move our business forward,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. ...

Tenneco inaugurates new manufacturing facility in

Tenneco Inc has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chakan near Pune, India. The 13,000 sqm

Eaton Corporation takes over Cooper Industries

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation plc has completed its acquisition of Cooper on

AkzoNobel secures McLaren Automotive supply deal

AkzoNobel has signed an agreement to supply advanced paint technology to McLaren Automotive, buildin

Mahindra introduces vehicles for Kenya

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and a part of the US$ 1

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

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

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 launches Aspire 4G at the 82nd Geneva show

After the success of its winter and summer passenger vehicle tyres in the European market, Apollo Ty

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

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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

Delphi to showcase  products during Auto Expo '12

Delphi Automotive has announced that it will showcase a range of innovative technologies during the

TVS Motor Company develops new green technology

TVS Motor Company announced the development of a new technology that will enhance fuel efficiency by

NEI unveils new brand identity

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

Mercurio Pallia Logistic  to start trailer unit

Mercurio Pallia Logisitcs Pvt Lts, a joint venture company between Gruppo Mercurio SPA of Italy and

Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari is no more

“Today is a sad day for Ferrari. We lost a friend, a travel companion, a man who had his name

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich knowle

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

Mahindra rolls out 'Spark The Rise' game plan

Mahindra Group has announced the launch of a multi-media movement

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

Ashok Leyland and Nissan roll out Dost

The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have rolled out Dost

PSA Peugeot Citroen still to handpick site

PSA Peugeot Citroen has still to officially declare where it intends to set up a plant in India

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business




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