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...

Hero Electric appoints Piyush Prasad as new National Business Head

Electric vehicle brand Hero Electric has appointed Piyush Prasad as the National Business Head. Prasad will be responsible for the overall business growth, expanding product sales and will oversee the customer satis...

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 begins at Manesar on Nov 27

More than 200 automobile as well as auto components companies will display their products, while there would be live test demonstrations, training sessions, panel discussion and test track demonstrations of vehicles...

Skoda Auto India introduces ‘EasyBuy assured buyback on Superb model

Skoda Auto India has announced ‘EasyBuy’, an assured buyback programme across the Superb model range. This programme has been made available exclusively through Skoda Financial Services. The ‘EasyBuy’ programme will...

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...

Volvo Cars named as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2019

Now this is an award that needs to be cherished and respected. Volvo Cars has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a ...

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.

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.

NSDC signs MoU with Renault-Nissan Alliance in India to upskill workforce

In line with the strategy for India, Renault-Nissan Alliance India has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train its workforce in the Alliance plant in Chennai ...

Maruti Suzuki inaugurates Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Manesar

In a bid to enhance employability of youth, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR programme, the latest being the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence (CoE...

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...

Volkswagen concludes fifth season of skill development programme – Sarvottam

Volkswagen India concluded its Fifth Season of ‘Sarvottam: Hunt for Champions’, an annual skill development programme. Started in 2012-2013 as RQWC-Retail Qualification World Championship, the programme aims to furt...

Mahindra’s Igatpuri Plant Is India’s first carbon neutral facility

The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first carbon neutral manufacturing facility. This was ...

Honda 2Wheelers India launches ‘Honda Joy Club’

Entering its milestone 18th year in India, Honda 2Wheelers India announced its Honda Joy Club – its first ever customer loyalty programme. It is the biggest and 1st digital loyalty programme in the history of Indian...

Indian cars to have mandatory pedestrian safety features

Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) , a UK-based charity that conducts crash safety tests on cars across the world, which is hosting its first ever ‘Global NCAP World Congress’ in New Delhi, India in partner...

Tata Motors celebrates 50,000th Nexon roll out at Ranjangaon facility

Tata Motors has rolled out the 50,000th Nexon SUV from the company’s Ranjangaon facility near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. Present at the rollout were Mohan Savarkar, Vice President, Product Line Head, Passenge...

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...

Sumitomo Corporation buys 49% stake in Mukand Sumi Special Steel

Sumitomo Corporation has brought a 49% stake for Rs 1180.99 Cr in the joint venture company, Mukand Sumi Special Steel Limited, a leading specialty steel supplier for the fast growing automotive and engineering indu...

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...

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...

EESL to issue fresh tender for additional 10,000 electric cars

Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched the National E-Mobility Programme in India. In line with the Government of India’s vision of 100% e-mobility by 2030, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (...

Volvo Cars finishes CY 2017 with record sales, registers 28 per cent growth

Swedish luxury car company, Volvo Cars, announced a robust 28 per cent annual growth in volumes, ending the calendar year 2017 with highest ever 2029 retails. The sturdy sales performance comes on the back of a grea...

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...

Lamborghini plant doubles capacity with Urus in mind

Like the way a family gets ready to welcome a new baby, the Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment programme, aligned with the launch of its new Super SUV the Urus, sees its production site now double...

Saitama City, Honda, Yamaha begin evaluating e-motorcycles

Saitama City in Japan, Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co will begin evaluation testing towards the expansion of the use of electric motorcycles. As part of Saitama City’s “E-Kizuna Project” measures to promote the ...

Hyundai CSR campaign to protect Indian heritage

Hyundai Motor India Ltd has launched the 3rd Phase of Happy Move - ‘Save Our Heritage’ CSR campaign. The campaign aims to educate and sensitise people about India’s rich heritage and take significant steps in preser...

Jeep Compass exceeds expectations, says Kevin Flynn of FCA India

"The car is phenomenal. It exceeds our expectations and it will really appeal to the Indian consumer and the real credibility is that we shall be exporting it to very developed markets across the globe," said Kevi...

Pre-owned electric cars platform by Mahindra First Choice Wheels

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s No. 1 multi-brand certified used car company, has inaugurated India’s first certified pre-owned electric vehicle outlet - Car Connect, located at HSR Layout in Beng...

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...

India-made Datsun GO+ exported to South Africa

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam...

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.

Kedar Apte takes over as Vice President Marketing, Castrol India

Castrol India Limited, one of the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing and marketing companies in India, has announced the appointment of Kedar Apte as its new Vice President Marketing, effectiv...

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...

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

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...

 Volkswagen gets nod for modifying models with 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

As part of the ongoing exercises being undertaken to rectify the software glitches that Volkswagen had knowingly done to their diesel car engines, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany has approved ...

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates training centre

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has inaugurated the unique ‘Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre’ in association with Don Bosco ITI, Chinchwad. The Training Centre is aimed at equipping ambitious youngster...

Prelim approval of 2.0L TDI Volkswagen settlement plan in US

Volkswagen AG announced that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on June 28 with p...

Volkswagen settlement worth over $ 15 b in US over diesel emission mess

German car maker Volkswagen will be forking out more than $ 10 billion in a proposed settlement programme in the US in a bid to contain the mess created by a major diesel emissions related scam that rocked the compa...

‘Think Blue. Factory.’ initiative makes VW India plant greener

Volkswagen Pune Plant recorded promising results in 2015 under its ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ programme that aims at achieving sustainability through environment-friendly manufacturing. Since adopting the programme in 2...

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

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...

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...

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...

3,000 Chevrolet Beat cars shipped to Mexico

General Motors India (www.chevrolet.co.in) announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and are expected to arrive i...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

GM India-made Beat models ready for exports to Mexico

General Motors India has announced the rollout of the first Chevrolet Beat for export to Mexico. Vehicle shipments to its second major export market will commence next month from GM India’s manufacturing facility in...

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...

General Motors to make fresh investment of US $1 billion in India

In a major announcement by General Motors in India that is bound to have far reaching implications on the fortunes and growth of the company in the country, the US based auto giant has confirmed that it will make US...

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 ...

Lamborghini factory attains CO2 neutral certification

Automobili Lamborghini has inaugurated new trigeneration and district heating systems, two of the main projects that lead to the Sant'Agata Bolognese company's attainment of CO2-neutral certification for the entire ...

Vivek Kamra appointed President - India, JK Tyre

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has appointed Vivek Kamra as its President -India. The appointment comes in the wake of Arun K Bajoria’s elevation to the vital role of ‘Director and President – International Operations’. W...

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...

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...

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.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Arvind Mathew is new CEO of Mahindra Reva

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced that Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva would be moving to a new and diversified role within the Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Arvind Mathew as the inc...

M&M, Automotive Skills Development Council sign MoU

SUV major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), a skill development council for the Automotive Sector. Under the aegis...

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 ...

HMSI total Dec 2014 sales at 348,737 units

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) continued its winning streak in 2014 by clocking sales of 348,737 units against a corresponding figure of 296,243 units sold in December’13.

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...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors of India, has officially opened its new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The 500m Pounds (Rs 4914 crore) facility, announced in September 2011, represents a significant step in Ja...

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...

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...

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 ...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

Hindustan Univ, VW sign MoU on advanced course

Hindustan University and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited have signed an MoU to offer Advanced Diploma Course in Autotronics in Chennai, India. This unique course will be offered for the first time in I...

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...

Audi showroom for pre-owned luxury cars

On April 19, 2014 Joe King, Head, Audi India inaugurated an Audi Approved: Plus showroom in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi which would cater to those keen to buy second hand luxury cars. The second hand cars ...

No more an ‘Advantage’, it’s a Hyundai ‘Promise’

Formerly it was an ‘Advantage’, now it’s a Promise from Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) which has put together its used-car business under the brand name “H-PROMISE” globally. Earlier known as “Hyundai Advantage”, H-...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

Duster production reaches 1m mark in 4 years

India is definitely part of the Duster big success as it completes one million vehicles produced globally. The vehicle is currently available in more than 100 countries, branded either as a Renault or a Dacia. Renau...

Audi plans €22 billion investment through 2018

Audi is launching an extensive investment programme for the next five years: Between 2014 and 2018,

Tenneco inaugurates new manufacturing facility in

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

Renault-Nissan confirms all- new vehicles

Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman, Renault-Nissan has confirmed that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is dev

JLR virtual engineering research programme in UK

Jaguar Land Rover and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the UK have

FIAT inaugurates training centre at Ranjangaon

FIAT Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) has inaugurated its first training centre at R

With robust sales, JLR to add 800 jobs in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, has announced its best

‘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

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

JLR invests £370 million in all-new Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading premium carmaker, announces it has invested £370 million to upgr

Sanjay Chakravarty, APAC Director Corp Comm, Bosch

Sanjay Chakravarty; Senior General Manager & Head of Corporate Communication – Bosch India has been

Maruti Suzuki signs MoU with HSBTE and HISCET

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

Manish Sahi to lead Volvo Buses India

With India poised to play a key role in the Asia region, the Volvo Buses has announced that Manish S

Rolls-Royce  authorised dealer in Chandigarh

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the appointment of a fourth dealership in India. A new showroom

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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

Škoda service training centre in Czech town

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

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

Maruti Suzuki wins National Safety Award

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has won the prestigious National Safety Award for the year 2009

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the prestigious National Safety Awards 2011, for its various safety

Mahindra's Rajesh Jejurikar resigns

Mahindra Automotive Division Chief Executive Rajesh Jejurikar resigns

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Jeremy Hicks quits Audi UK to join JLR UK as MD

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business




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