Maruti Suzuki March 2020 sales fall (-) 47 pc at 83,792 units. Annual sales slump by 16pc

The lockdown resulting from the pandemic coronavirus or covid-19 has begun to reflect in the sales of vehicles for auto companies in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold 83,792 units in March 2020 as compared to ...

As millennials brood, Maruti Suzuki Sept 2019 domestic sales slip by 27.1pc

The millennials are still brooding, or so it seems as September domestic sales of total passenger vehicles slipped by as much as (-) 27.1per cent. The company sold a total of 110454 units in September 2019 as compar...

Maruti Suzuki total sales in August 2019 drops 33 per cent

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 106,413 units in August 2019 both in the domestic segment as well as exports. This includes 94,728 units in domestic market, 2,333 units of domestic OEM sales and 9,352 un...

Maruti Suzuki domestic sales plunge by more than 36pc at 96478 units for July 2019

Market leader Maruti Suzuki domestic sales for July 2019 has plunged by more than 36 per cent with total units sold at 96,478 compared to 152,427 units recorded in July 2018.

Mahindra acquires 11.25% stake in Swiss agri-tech firm Gamaya for Rs 30.04 crore

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the Mahindra Group announced an investment of CHF 4.3 million (US$4.3 million- Rs 30.04 crore approx.) for an 11.25% stake in Switzerland based agri techn...

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. ...

Deepak Jain appointed Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries

Lumax Industries Limited, a leader in end-to-end automotive lighting solutions in India, has announced the appointment of D.K. Jain as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor to the Board, with effect from April 1, 2018...

N Raja is Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Toyota Kirloskar has announced the promotion of Mr. N Raja as the Deputy Managing Director [subject to board approval] covering Sales & Service functional areas. Raja has been with Toyota Kirloskar Motor for the la...

Maruti passenger vehicles grow by 11pc in December 2017

Leading passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 118560 units of passenger vehicles in the domestic market in December 2017, as compared to 106388 units in December 2016, thereby growin...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

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.

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

Bajaj Auto first to comply with BS IV emission norms

Bajaj Auto has announced that it is ready to comply with EPCA’s direction of neither selling nor registering any pre – BS IV vehicle from April 1, 2017. The company announced that all its two and three-wheelers manu...

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...

Suzuki Motors apologises but denies cheating; Heads roll in Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp. apologised on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for improper road tests that the company had conducted, but denied reports of any cheating on mileage numbers. The Suzuki fuel mileage scand...

Ban on diesel vehicle not going to achieve desired objective of reducing pollution: SIAM

Citing a study conducted by IIT Kanpur, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has stated that the Supreme Court ban in the NCR on cars with diesel engines of 2000 cc and above will not result in the...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

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...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

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...

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...

Mahindra to take 33pc stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery for Rs 159 crore

Leading automobile manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra will invest around Japanese Yen 3 billion (USD 25 million / Rs 159 crore approx.) for acquiring 33pc voting stake in Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

Maruti Suzuki programme to train youth

Car major Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will be scaling up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) at 45 Government-run Industrial Training Institutes across t...

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, ...

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.

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

Safexpress on massive expansion across India

Safexpress, India’s largest supply chain & logistics firm, recently set up an ultra-modern warehousing facility at Udaipur. This facility spans over an area of 4500 sq feet and is strategically located on NH 8. The...

Maruti Suzuki sells 109791 units in Dec 2014

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 109,791 units in December 2014. This includes 98,109 units in domestic market and 11,682 units in exports. The Company had sold a total of 90,924 units i...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

Purdue University Honours for Venu Srinivasan

Meritor Inc. has introduced two new rear tandem axle ratios to meet the commercial vehicle industry’s demands for increased fuel efficiency. Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for p...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

BMW i8 global deliveries begin in June 2014

Now that the production of the BMW i8 soon commences at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch too is very imminent. In European markets, customers will start getting their cars in June 2014 onward. Customers h...

Padma Shri for Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE

The Chairperson of the Chennai-based Tractors and Farm Equipment limited (TAFE) Ms Mallika Srinivasan has been chosen for the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. Mallika is the wife of Venu Srinivasan, who ...

Mahindra inaugurates new aerospace facility

Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its 25,000 sq. m aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapu

Volvo to roll out cars in China

Chinese government authorities have approved Volvo Car Group's (Volvo Cars) establishment of manufac

Karl Slym appointed as the new MD of Tata Motors

Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym as Managing Director.

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

Rakesh Srivastava Hyundai sales & marketing

Hyundai Motor India has announced that Rakesh Srivastava Vice- President - National Sales at Hyundai

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

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

After announcing start of production and subsequently start of sales last year, Mahindra Navistar Au

Caterpillar to invest US$150 mn for engine unit

Caterpillar Inc. , a leading American machine and engine manufacturer, has announced that it will

Bajaj Auto clocks 10 mn bikes on DTS-i platform

Bajaj Auto has achieved a landmark sale of 10 million units of motorcycles based on its patented DTS

Jaypee Greens lays red carpet to  F1 drivers

Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort lays red carpet to F1 drivers

S. Ravichandran promoted as ED of TVS Logistics

TVS Logistics Services Limited announced the promotion of S. Ravichandran as Executive Director

Maini & Nacco introduce Yale forklift trucks

Maini Materials Movement Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic agreement with Nacco Material

Ashok Leyland appoints Nitin Seth as new ED

Ashok Leyland, announced the appointment of Nitin Seth to the position of Executive Director – LCV

Hover Automotive India appoints Dinesh Jain as CEO

Hover Automotive India (HAI) has announced the appointment of Dinesh Jain as its CEO

Iconic M 800 losing edge as sales plummet 50 pc

NEW DELHI: The iconic M 800 seems to be losing its grip on the Indian market. The small car, once




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