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...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

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%.

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,...

Volkswagen Group to merge all passenger car entities in India

The Volkswagen Group has announced its intent to merge its three Indian subsidiaries: Volkswagen India Private Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Ltd (NSC) and Skoda Auto India Private Ltd (SAIPL). Th...

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...

12th Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award presented

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) presented the 12th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19 to 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institute, the IITs, across India.

Venkatram Mamillapalle is new MD of Renault India from March 1, 2019

Venkatram Mamillapalle will takeover as Managing Director for Renault India Private Limited and Head of Renault Operations in India from Sumit Sawhney, effective March 1, 2019. Sawhney will be moving to a new positi...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

Rear seat belt usage among Indian car occupants is dismal, reveals Nissan-Save LIFE study

A new research report by Nissan India and Save LIFE Foundation brought attention to the startling number of Indians compromising their own but also their children’s safety. Released by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister ...

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) is India’s first authorised recycler of vehicles

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) has become India’s first authorised recycler for motor vehicles, having received accreditation by the Delhi Government on December 21, 2018. Cero, a joint venture between Mah...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

Nissan announces expansion plans in Africa, Middle East & India

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a major expansion strategy in the Africa, the Middle East and India region as part of the company’s six-year mid-term plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.

Honda 2 Wheelers commits Rs 800 crore investment for 2018-19

After creating a new world record by becoming the only company in India and the world to add 1 million incremental sales in one year, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has earmarked Rs 800 crore inve...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

Delphi Automotive, now named Aptiv,  completes spin-off of powertrain segment

Early December 2017, Delphi Automotive PLC completed the spin-off of its Powertrain segment into Delphi Technologies, a $4.5-billion independent entity. Meanwhile, Delphi Automotive, engaged in developing more conne...

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...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

10th Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award announced

Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (HMI) presented the 10th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2016 to 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institutes, the IITs, across India...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

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.

Mary Barra is named Chairman of GM Board of Directors

The General Motors Board of Directors has announced it has unanimously elected Mary Barra as its next Chairman, effective immediately. She succeeds Theodore (Tim) Solso, who will continue serving as the Board’s Lead...

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...

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 scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

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...

ECO Rent a Car taps luxury segment in big way

Some of the Indian junta cannot ever afford to own a luxurious car. It’s simple…it’s beyond their reach. But what stops them from driving one? ECO Rent a Car, a leading car rental and ground transportation company i...

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...

Roland S. Folger is new MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Roland S. Folger as the Managing Director and CEO of its India operations. Roland S. Folger will replace Eberhard Kern who will assume a new role for the European market. This was stated ...

Locally produced Mercedes GLA Class to cost Rs 31.31 lakh onward

Mercedes Benz has announced that the company has now commenced local production of the GLA class in India. The GLA 200 CDI Style and Sport both will be produced in Chakan, Pune. Due to the local production of the...

Aspada invests an initial USD $3.3 Million in EM3 AgriServices

Agricultural activities in the country will get an indirect boost with the decision of Aspada Investment Company to invest Rs 20 crore ($3.3 Million) in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd. EM3 provides a full rang...

Takahiro Hachigo  to become new President, CEO of Honda Motor  Co.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced that Takahiro Hachigo, currently the company’s Managing Officer, will become Senior Managing Officer effective in April 2015, and will become President, Chief Executive Officer and...

Spyker bankruptcy declared null and void

Netherlands based Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively "Spyker" or the "Company"), on January 29, 2015 won an appeal filed on December 29, 2014 with the Appea...

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 ...

Jaguar Land Rover 1st overseas manufacturing facility

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its inaugural overseas manufacturing facility in China. The Range Rover Evoque will be the first model to be built under the first Chinese-British automotive joint vent...

Honda scooter plant in Gujarat by 2015

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters Inda (HMSI) has announced its fourth manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The plant which HMSI to have set up by late 2015 will be the country’s only plant that manufactures scooters exclus...

Johnson Controls , SAIC company form JV

Johnson Controls the and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), ha...

VW India partners with Wings for Life Foundation

Sonepat in Haryana was one of the 32 odd locations around the world that recently came alive with thousands of athletes running for a cause. Wings for Life World Run, a global race for charity, saw more that 50,000 ...

Lamborghini is ‘Employer of Choice’

The Audi Group is more popular than ever as an international employer. The Audi subsidiary Automobili Lamborghini has taken first place in the latest publication of the prestigious “Employer of Choice” rankings, ahe...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

Fiat reorganises after Chrysler buyout

The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equ...

Isuzu plans localised production at AP by 2016

Japanese automobile manufacturer Isuzu Motors India Private Limited recently held a ground breaking ceremony for its new manufacturing facility at Hyderabad. The plant’s foundation stone was unveiled by Nallari Kira...

Yamaha India to partner with Navjyoti India

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. has signed a MoU with Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) – a not-for

JCB's 4th manufacturing facility in India

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone for JCB India’s fourth manufactur

VW lays foundation stone for new engine plant

Volkswagen AG has announced that it is expanding its industrial activities in Russia wherein the new

Investindustrial major shareholder in Aston Martin

Aston Martin has confirmed Investindustrial as its major shareholder and now hopes to proceed with i

JLR, Chery new manufacturing facility in China

Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile Company Ltd, the British and Chinese carmakers, have formally

Scania India holds ground-breaking ceremony

Scania Commercial Vehicles India has held the ground-breaking ceremony of its industrial site in Nar

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

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

Volkswagen and Porsche create integrated group

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) are to create the integr

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

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

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has appointed James K. Kamsickas as Chief Executive

Ford India lays foundation for US$ 1 billion plant

Ford India is laying the foundation for its new US$1 billion state-of-the-art, integrated manufactu

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

Volkswagen Group to invest more than €62 billion

The Volkswagen Group will invest around €62.4 billion in its Automotive Division in the coming five

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

India-born Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

Tata Nano now in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become the first international market for the Tata Nano, with the people’s car being

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

Ssangyong Motors granted final approval

Skoda Auto India Aurangabad Plant grabs award

Skoda Auto India, Aurangabad has won “Silver Award” in automobile sector from Greentech Foundation

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

Nissan and IIT Madras sign agreement

CHENNAI: Nissan and IIT Madras (IIT-M) agreed two MoUs for a comprehensive research cooperation agre

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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