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...

Honda 2 Wheelers grows 5pc in March 2020 at 261,699 units, grows 11pc in fiscal

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. is among the very few auto majors that managed to buck the negative trend because of the covid-19 threat as it closed March 2020 with total sales of 2,61,699 units as again...

Suzuki Motorcycle India records positive growth in March 2020, fiscal

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) concluded the fiscal year on a positive note by registering 5.7% growth over FY2018-19.Cumulatively, SMIPL sold 790,397 units from April 2019 – March 2020, compared to 747,5...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

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...

Honda Activa continues to be No. 1 selling 2 Wheeler brand in India

No, it’s not just the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MG Motor cars that are selling like hot cakes this festive season. Midway into the festive season, Honda’s iconic Activa scooter has once again cemented its leadership as...

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

July 2019 sales of passenger vehicles slump -31pc, 2W -17pc, CVs -26pc, 3W -8pc

For the ninth consecutive month, domestic sales of vehicles in India continued with its free fall as passenger vehicles July 2019 sales recorded a minus 30.98pc slump at 200790 units as compared to 290931 units in J...

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.

Automobile sales and production head south in June 2019

Both production and sales continue to take a hit in the Indian auto industry, as the month of June 2019 too shows no signs of recovery. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales an...

KSL Cleantech plans to scale up electric vehicle business

Building on the success of its solar business, Kolkata-based KSL Cleantech Ltd. (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limited), one of the largest and most experienced solar photovoltaic companies in India, is gearing up t...

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

22Kymco to set up plant in Bhiwadi for electric, gasoline scooters

22Kymco, a joint venture between 22Motors and Kwang Yang Motor Company (Kymco) has announced setting up a manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Haryana.

Downhill drive continues for Indian auto industry in May 2019

Both production and sales have taken a hit in the Indian auto industry for the month of May 2019. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales and production data shared by the Societ...

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

Roy Kurian joins Tork Motors as Head, Sales & Marketing

Tork Motors, India’s first electric motorcycle maker, has appointed former Yamaha India Senior Vice President Roy Kurian as head of Sales & Marketing, of its flagship product T6X. Roy will focus on introducing T6X t...

Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant, will receive increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000

Ather Energy has announced that their flagship intelligent scooter, Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000. Though orders for the scooter have continued in Bengaluru throug...

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...

Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO join forces to make future of EVs better in India

Indian electric vehicle manufacturer Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO, a Taiwanese two wheeler manufacturer announced their partnership in India enabling them to share knowledge, technology and expertise to create premi...

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 2Wheelers increases capacity to 7 million units annually

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 4th two-wheeler production plant. Honda 2Wheeler’s fourth production plant is located at Vithalapur a...

TVS NTorq 125 crosses 1 lakh sales mark

TVS Motor Company has announced that their 125cc scooter offering TVS NTorq 125 has crossed the 1 lakh sales mark. The brand has also introduced a new colour – Metallic Red ahead of the festive season. TVS NTorq ...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

Global Mobility Summit 2018: Hero Cycles wants better e-bicycle penetration

On the occasion of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, organised by the government’s think tank, the NITI Aayog at New Delhi, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, Hero Motor Company made an impassioned plea to policy makers...

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...

Honda sales surpass 5 million mark for first time in calendar year

Honda Motorcycle Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has closed the calendar year 2017 with historic sales on back of sustained demand for its two-wheelers. For the first time in its 17 years of Indian operations, Honda’...

Hero Motocorp surpasses record 7 million unit sales in calendar year 2017

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, capped-off the calendar year (January-December 2017) with yet another global benchmark, surpassing the landmark seven million units in cumulative sal...

Suzuki Motorcycle India clocks 50pc year on year growth

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) rounded off a successful year 2018, clocking an overall sale of 39,786 units during December 2017 to record a year-on-year growth of 50.16%. Once again, Suzuki Motorcy...

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.

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

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...

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...

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.

India Yamaha Motor scooters reach 1 m production milestone

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) announced a major milestone for its scooter product, having produced its one-millionth unit in India. IYM’s one-millionth scooter ‘Fascino’ was rolled out from its Surajpur plant i...

Honda Activa breaks 17 year monopoly of motorcycles

Having ushered in the first wave of scooterisation 15 years ago, Honda Activa scooter has created a new history. Ending the 17 year long monopoly of motorcycles, Honda’s Activa (an automatic scooter) is now ruling t...

Mahindra Partners’ fresh funding for US based Scoot Networks

Mahindra Partners, the $900 million private equity division of the Mahindra group, has announced that it has closed a new round of financing in Scoot Networks, an urban mobility solutions provider based in San Franc...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

GEM forays into electric 2-wheeler market at E.V. Expo 2015

Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (GEM) a leading player in e-rickshaws, has forayed into the 2-wheeler market. The company launched environment friendly electronic motor bike e-storm and e-champ at the EV Exp...

Lohia Auto displays e-rickshaws at EV Expo

Lohia Auto, a leading e-scooters, e-rickshaws and diesel three-wheelers manufacturing company, participated in the EV Expo 2015, the first ever electric vehicle show in India. The four-day EV Expo 2015 (December 24-...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

Honda crosses 50,000 sales mark in single day!

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has started the festive season with a bang. The company recorded a new high by crossing 50,000 units sales mark in single day backed by auspicious buying on Ganesh C...

Yamaha Motor inaugurates third manufacturing unit in India

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) has inaugurated its third manufacturing facility at the industrial park in Vallam Vadagal situated at the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant was inaugurated during the ope...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

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...

TVS Jupiter crosses 500,000 units sales

TVS Motor India has reason to celebrate as its scooter model Jupiter has crossed the 500,000 units sales milestone. It achieved this in 18 months since its introduction into the market. TVS Jupiter was launched in S...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers plans 6.4 million capacity by 2016

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at Nars...

Honda 2 wheelers go beyond 20m customer base

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has added another feather to its cap, going past the 20 million customer base mark in India. The milestone was achieved when Honda rolled out its 20 millionth vehicl...

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...

Mahindras now have Peugeot Scooters in their fold

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, and Peugeot Scooters (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France announced on January 20, 2015 that they have completed the necessary...

Excise rollback in Jan 2015 pushes vehicle sales in Dec 2014

It’s very natural for people to rush in to buy vehicles when they know that the prices of the vehicles are going to be increased soon. This is what happened when people in India realised that the government was in n...

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...

Royal Enfield Dec 2014 sales grow by 48pc

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group, concluded 2014 with a strong sales performance and posted sales of 28634 units in combined domestic wholesale and exports in December 2014 recording a growth of 48pc over sam...

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...

No policy initiative to encourage electric vehicle makers, admits Govt

Hats off to companies like Mahindra Reva and Hero Electric for pursuing their dreams to bring about a greener world and encourage the use of electric vehicles in India. Because the government has now admitted that i...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

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...

Mahindras to acquire 51pc in Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), an unlisted subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra has made a binding offer to acquire a 51pc stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France, ...

Utility Vehicle exports zoom 303pc in April 2014

Part of the good news for the month of April 2014 with respect to automobile sales in the Indian auto industry came in the form of exports of utility vehicles (mainly driven by exports of Renault Duster and Ford Eco...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

2 wheelers do well in a bloody Indian auto market

There is blood all over the Indian automotive industry. The only solace one gets is from the scooter and motorcycle segment where the likes of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), TVS India, Suzuki Motorcycle ...

April-Dec 2013 auto sales have a 2-wheeler effect!

With just a month away for the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the auto industry continues to slide. Sales for the month of December 2013 remained negative across different segments of passenger vehicles, commercia...

TVS Motor Company develops new green technology

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

Car & buses register de-growth in 2011-12 half

Passenger cars, buses and auto rickshaws register de-growth in first half of 2011-12

Dharmendra Mishra is VP at Mahindra Two wheelers

Dharmendra Mishra is VP– Sales & Customer Care for Mahindra Two wheelers

Honda to start electric vehicle testing programme

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its plan to start its Electric Vehicle Testing Program with Saitama

Mahindra Two Wheelers inaugurates 393rd Dealership

MUMBAI Mahindra Two Wheelers has opened a new dealership, Synergy Auto Inc, in Saki Naka, Andher

The Vespa Returns by 2012

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