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...

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...

Royal Enfield sales dips (-) 41 per cent: fiscal sales down 16pc at 695947 units

Royal Enfield posted sales (both domestic and exports) of 35,814 motorcycles in the month of March 2020, against the sales of 60,831 motorcycles for the same month last year, thereby registering a minus (-) 41 per c...

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...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Lohia Auto halts production at Kashipur plant

As the Government announced a lockdown across various districts of the country in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Lohia Auto, an electric vehicle player, announced its closure of its production a...

FCA suspends production in India in response to COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) together with Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, announced that it will work with the Government to temporarily ...

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

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...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

Revolt Intellicorp rolls out first RV 400 electric motorcycle from Manesar Plant

The much-awaited Revolt RV 400 – India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle has been rolled out from Revolt Intellicorp’s Manesar plant. The motorcycle has been developed after two years of intensive research to localise i...

Suzuki Motorcycle India bucks sliding trend and grows 18pc in July 2019

While the entire automobile industry sales have taken a severe beating in July 2019, Suzuki Motorcycle India bucked the sliding sales trend and registered an 18 per cent sales growth in July 2019.

MG Motor India retails 1,508 units of Hector SUV in first month

MG Motor India announced its retail sales figure – it sold 1,508 units of the MG Hector, the country’s first internet car, in July 2019.

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.

Honda Cars India commences production of all-new 10th generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of the all-new 10th generation Honda Civic. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Greater Noida plant.

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.

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 ...

8th EV Expo 2018 concludes successfully with new launches

Electric vehicle manufacturers like Gonenka Electric Motors, Mahindra Electric, ETO Motors, Soni E-vehicle, Altius Technologies, Geekay E-Bicycles, HIM Technoforge, Thukral Electric Bikes, Champion Polyplast and o...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

Indian Motorcycle to organise IMRG National Ride in Goa

Indian Motorcycle will be organising one of biggest motorcycle gathering during the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) National Ride in Goa. Indian Motorcycle will be bringing ‘Wheels of Change’ for girl students...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, highest-selling premium sedan of India

Maruti Suzuki’s new Ciaz is India’s highest selling premium sedan in first half of 2018-19. The company has sold over 24,000 units of Ciaz during April-September 2018-19. Currently, Ciaz accounts for 28.8% market sh...

Motorcycle brand TVS Apache crosses 3 million sales milestone

TVS Motor Company announced that its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache has crossed a key sales milestone of 3 million units. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series of motorcycles is considered to be the fastest...

Triumph delivers 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India

The Street Triple range is now the largest selling roadster range from Triumph in India, after the Bonneville and Tiger series. The sales of the Triumph Street Triple have been 701 units so far since its introductio...

Production commences for all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has commenced the production of its much awaited all-new 2nd Generation Honda Amaze. The car is being manufactured at HCIL’s Tapukara plant in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. India,...

Honda Grazia sales cross 100,000 mark

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced that sales of its latest 125cc flagship scooter Grazia crossed the 1 lakh unit mark in less than 5 months of its launch. Grazia - Honda’s Advanced Urban S...

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%...

Honda Grazia sales cross 15,000 mark in just 21 days

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that its brand new scooter Grazia sales has crossed 15,000 units in just 21 days! The Advanced Urban Scooter was launched nationally this November 2017.

Datsun rolls out 100,000th car from Chennai facility in India

Datsun India celebrated the production milestone of its 100,000th car as a redi-GO 1.0L was rolled out of its manufacturing facility in Chennai in the presence of Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India...

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...

Cyrus Mistry praised; Tata Nano a loss making project, admits Tatas

The slugfest between the ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry and the Tata Group is appearing to go in favour of Mistry, with the latest developments vindicating him on several stands.

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

Tork T6X electric motorcycle garners 1000+ booking in 24 hours

Call it the Tesla effect, or some such thing, but Tork's T6X electric motorcycle which was launched in Bengaluru on September 30, 2016 has kicked up a storm capturing imaginations and interest of the motoring world ...

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.

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...

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...

With redi-GO by its side, Datsun becomes India’s fastest growing car brand

The small and affordable cars from Datsun are beginning to get popular in India and leading this race is the recently launched redi-GO. In fact, Datsun was the fastest growing car brand in India in June, recording s...

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...

Bahubali Prabhas and Dr Goenka’s wit

If Anand Mahindra’s speech at the launch of the TUV300 at the Mahindra plant in Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra on September 10, 2015 was all about love and emotions intertwined with the inherent strengths of the TUV300...

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 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,...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

JK Tyre ranks highest in JD Power 2015 India study

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneer of radial tyres in India, has again added another feather to its cap. The tyre major has been ranked highest in the JD Power 2015 India Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

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 ...

Mahindra Two Wheelers sells 13,445 units in Dec 2014

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, has sold 13,445 units in December 2014. The company’s domestic sales were 12,835 units during the month, while exports reached 610 units. This was state...

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.

Record breaking year for Honda 2-Wheeler in 2014

Ever since Honda and Hero went their separate ways, Honda has been on fire. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) closed 2014 with a bang as it created many new benchmarks in the industry across the year...

Mercedes-Benz tops in customer satisfaction in India

Now that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have done Mercedes-Benz proud (Lewis winning the 2014 F1 title and Mercedes AMG team winning the Constructors title for 2014 in F1), it is time for Indian customers to crown ...

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...

Tata Motors partners UK-based Microlise

Indian automobile major Tata Motors has partnered with Microlise, one of Europe’s leading Telematics and Fleet Management solutions providers to bring in the latest global Fleet Telematics solutions to the Indian ma...

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...

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...

GM’s May Barra testifies in US

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the United States, investigating the GM ignition switch recall. “The issues raised in t...

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...

Honda begins car production from Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in district Alwar, Rajasthan. Honda Amaze is the first car to roll out from the new plant. The grand ceremony was attended b...

Mahindra First Choice inaugurates new workshops

With 25 Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) outlets across the country, Mahindra First Choice Serv

Skoda Auto India garners 10000 bookings of Octavia

Škoda Auto India has recorded over 1,000 bookings for the new Octavia within 3 weeks of its launch.

Apollo files response to Cooper complaint

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed its answer to the complaint filed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with t

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

Hyundai Grand i10 garners 10K bookings in 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has announced that its Grand i10 superhatch has received 110,000

JLR opens engineering centre in Dubai

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to conduct extreme hot wea

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates 2nd unit at Bawal

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates its 2nd unit at Bawal

Mahindra Quanto registers over 5K bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has announced that it has received over 5,000 bookings from customers

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

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

Land Rover celebrates 1year of Range Rover Evoque

As demand for the Range Rover Evoque continues around the world, employees at JLR’s Halewood manufac

Audi India records strongest Q1 sales

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, recorded a strong first quarter with 2269 cars delivered i

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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

NNG announces India office opening

With India currently experiencing a navigation boom with more and more drivers starting to use

Chevrolet celebrates 100th birthday

Chevrolet celebrates 100th birthday by selling 1 million units of Cruze globally

Jaypee Greens lays red carpet to  F1 drivers

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

Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘Star Lease’ in India

In its bid to attract entry-level luxury car buyers, Mercedes-Benz India introduced ‘Star Lease’, a

Fiat to broaden its reach with the export of Linea

Fiat India Automobiles Limited has announced its intent to increase its focus on exports

Eaton introduces variable valvetrains for OEMs

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announces the availability of next-generation

ACMA & JD Power present a new Study

ACMA has unveiled a joint study by M/s JD Power Asia Pacific presenting ‘Insights into Supplier-OEM

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

DuPont to establish new innovation centre at Pune

DuPont, wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, plans to set

18 youth selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers

Eighteen youth from across India selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers 2011

Tata Nano now in Sri Lanka

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

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S in Europe

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Exceptional 2010 UK sales for Land Rover

Land Rover registered just over 42,000 new vehicles in the UK in 2010 compared to around 33,000

All-new Jaguar line up leads to 2010 sales success

Jaguar's sales for the year were equal to that of 2009

Hyundai i20 crosses sales of 2.5 lakh units

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India Limited has achieved another milestone by crossing the sales of 2.5 l

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t

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

Skoda Auto India rolls out 25000th Fabia

MUMBAI: Skoda Auto India has rolled out the 25000th Fabia ever built in India from Volkswagen Group’

Yamaha’s safety initiative

NEW DELHI: After conducting its Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) training events in Chennai, Pune a

GM India celebrates 2nd anniv of Talegaon Plant

PUNE: General Motors India today marked the completion of two years of successful operations of its

SIAM MEET: Volkswagen Will Double Sales

NEW DELHI: Volkswagen Group India breaks its own record by surpassing the cumulative sales figures o




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