Maruti Suzuki WagonR is highest selling CNG vehicle in country

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling CNG vehicle in the country by surpassing 3 lakh units in sales, making it the most successful CNG car across all passenger vehicle segments.

MG Motor India commences production of Hector Plus

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has commenced the commercial production of the much-awaited Hector Plus. Manufactured at its Halol plant in Gujarat, the Hector Plus was first showcased at Auto Expo 2020 and will go ...

Maruti Suzuki Alto continues its leadership for 16 consecutive years

Maruti Suzuki Alto has been crowned India’s best-selling car for 16 years in a row. Launched in September 2000, Alto witnessed a consistent rise in popularity over the years to become a symbol of pride for the Indi...

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...

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...

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...

Renault India commences exports of Triber MPV to South Africa

Renault India has commenced exports of Renault Triber MPV to South Africa. Renault Triber MPV accommodates seven adults in less than 4 meters. Renault Triber also offers 625L boot space - the largest boot capacity o...

Maruti Suzuki WagonR going strong for last 20 years in India

The iconic Maruti Suzuki WagonR, owned by over 24 lakh families, has completed two decades since its launch in 1999. Consistently featured amongst India’s 10 top selling cars in the last 20 years, WagonR has success...

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...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

Honda all new Amaze crosses 1 lakh sales milestone in 13 months

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced that its all new 2nd generation Amaze has crossed 100,000 sales mark in just 13 months since its launch in mid May 2018. To commemorate the success of the model, HCIL has i...

Ceat appoints Amit Tolani as Vice President – Marketing

Ceat Ltd., a leading Indian tyre manufacturer, has appointed Amit Tolani as Vice President–Marketing.. Tolani will be based out of Ceat’s headquarters in Mumbai and will be responsible for spearheading the marketing...

TVS Motor Company launches 4 new products in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched four new products in Bangladesh. The products include premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 160 4V single disc, 125cc motorcycle TVS Max 125, 100cc motorcycle TVS Metro special edition and...

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...

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

TVS Ntorq 125 launched in Sri Lanka for LKR 2,54,900

TVS Motor Company has launched its 125cc scooter, TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka at LKR 2,54,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the drum brake variant and LKR 2,65,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the disc brake variant. Armed ...

Isuzu Motors India rolls out 10,000th vehicle from SriCity plant

Isuzu Motors India rolled out the 10,000th vehicle from its factory located in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The company rolled-out an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross from its assembly line marking the milestone and commitment to th...

Kia Motors India inaugurates 5 acre training centre at Anantpur Plant

Kia Motors India (KMI) has inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill development. This unique course i...

Mumbai Police inducts195 Mahindra TUV300 in fleet

Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, flagged off Mahindra TUV300s from the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office at Fort, Mumbai. These TUV300s are part of the 195 TUV300 vehicle that have bee...

Anthill Ventures invests in Uniti electric car for Indian roads

Anthill Ventures, an investment and scaling platform for early growth stage startups that want to scale with speed, has announced its investment in Uniti, a Swedish urban mobility electric car startup. This investme...

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...

Adient , Arvind form JV to manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India

Michigan (US) based Adient, a global leader in automotive seating which produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs has formed a joint venture with India’s Arvind Ltd, one of...

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...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

Faurecia, Clean Air Asia partner for clean air solutions in Asia

Faurecia, a global leader in areas of automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility has partnered with Clean Air Asia to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry a...

Tata Technologies becomes NIO’s preferred Engineering Partner for its EV range

Tata Technologies, a global engineering services provider, has announced a close association with NIO China, a leading new-generation electric car company, in the complete product development process of NIO’s range ...

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.

FCA recalls more than 9000 Jeep Compass SUVs across markets for faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC is recalling an estimated 7,000 U.S.-market SUVs in customer hands to replace their front passenger-side air bags. A supplier advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module asse...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Steffen Knapp is Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Steffen Knapp has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. The position was previously held by Michael Mayer who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ for Volkswagen Passenge...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

7 millionth car rolls out of Hyundai Motor India plant in Chennai

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines with Y.K Koo, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Indi...

GM recalls 3.64 million vehicles in the US

General Motors announced a voluntary recall of approximately 3.64 million 2014-17 model year vehicles in the United States. In a press release the company announced that a sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), in aff...

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

 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 ...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

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...

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new R$750m (UK Pounds 240m / Rs 2374 crore) manufacturing facility and Education Business Partnership Centre in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the fir...

Another 1.1 million Volkswagen vehicles to undergo emission modifications

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of Germany has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi bra...

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic now in Australia

Down Under there is more news beyond cricket. Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL) has launched the Automatic Transmission version of the New Age XUV500 in Australia. The Automatic Option will be available ...

Isuzu Motors inaugurates new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh; Launches V-Cross

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. (IMI) was inaugurated by Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The new generation Isuzu D-Max V-...

Volkswagen not to submit interim results in sensitive diesel scam probe

Volkswagen which had earlier stated that it would submit interim results of its probe into the diesel emissions scam, has now said it will not be able to do so because of various sensitive reasons. This decision, th...

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...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

Volkswagen Head of Group Design Walter Maria de Silva retires

Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November 2015, according to a press release issued by the company. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger c...

German transport authority gives Volkswagen timetable for global recalls

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has come out with a timetable for Volkswagen to recall cars affected by the emissions scam, a result of fraud manipulation by the German car major. The Volkswagen Group wi...

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 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...

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...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

Right hand drive Ford Mustangs for UK; India a definite market

Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January 2015 as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. The ri...

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 ...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

GM celebrates with 500 million cars being sold since 1908

Five hundred million! Now this is a number you can surely be proud of! US based General Motors has announced the celebration of 500 million GM-branded vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by an...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Mahindra’s Bolero continues to charm its way in SUV segment

There may be a dozen odd Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), of different shapes and sizes in the country, each more modern and electronically savvy, but Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship SUV, the Bolero continue to charm ...

Shiroki Corp Japan acquires majority stake in Technico JV

Shiroki Corporation (an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp), one of the leading global players for interior and exterior components for automobiles, has taken a 51pc equity stake in a new joint venture company with Tech...

Amidst new launches, HMSI plans to invest Rs 1600 cr in 2015-16

On February 04, 2015 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched their new Activa 3G for Rs. 48,852 (ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the Activa 3G were also three refreshed 2015 editions of the Honda Dr...

Joe King, celebrities inaugurate Audi 2nd outlet in Bengaluru

Nowadays, an inauguration of a luxury car dealership is all glitz and glamour. True to its style, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, inaugurated its second world-class showroom in Bengaluru which saw the pres...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

Hero Electric launches Avior e-cycles for Rs.19290

Hero Electric has launched Avior e-cycles in India bringing highly affordable eco-friendly mobility technology from Germany to the country for the first time. The male oriented Avior AMX will cost Rs. 19,290/- and t...

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

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...

Road Transport Bill 2014 is strict on seat belts

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has emphasised a lot on safety, requiring four wheeler occupants to wear seat belts. Gone will be the days when mothers cold sit in front with their babies in their arms while...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...

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...

GM and OnStar aim to help buckle up America

Detroit’s (USA) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occ...

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...

Modi wins; Auto industry expectations are high

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 283 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress party, till recently the ruling party at the Centre came a very distant second with a mere 43 seats. With Narender Modi soon to take ...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

For VW group, India sales dip 30.4pc in 2014 Q1

Even as China continues to do brilliantly in the Asia Pacific region, India is a slight disappointment for the Volkswagen group in terms of vehicle sales. According to a company statement, the Group continued to rec...

BMW subsidiary designs train in Malaysia

Everything BMW is not about modern and sophisticated cars alone! BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA has developed the design for a new underground passenger train. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malay...

Ashok Leyland launches PARTNER and MiTR

Ashok Leyland has launched two new offerings in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment, the PARTNER truck and the MiTR bus. The two are products of the Nissan-Ashok Leyland joint-venture. PARTNER has a Gross Ve...

igus celebrates 30th anniversary of “iglidur”

igus, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneers of plastic motion technology under the renowned brands the-chain Energy Chains Systems and dry-tech bearings, has announced the commemorative world tour of a retro...

Mazda, Fiat agreement for new Alfa Romeo Roadster

Further to the joint announcement of May 23, 2012, Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Fiat Group Au

Mahindra Quanto registers over 5K bookings

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

IAC group names James k. Kamsickas global CEO

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

Tata Motors launches Divo Luxury Coach and Starbus

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata

Mercedes-Benz India launches city bus

After its successful entry into long-distance inter city bus segment, with the introduction of the 2

Dr. Firodia honoured with the “Order of Merit”

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors Ltd., was conferred with the “Order of Merit” of the Feder

The birth of the eMO

The birth of the eMO

Jan 16 2012

In the summer of 2010, in anticipation of launching the Vehicle Programs and Development group, Tata

Škoda service training centre in Czech town

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

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

From 1st November 2011, all new car and light commercial vehicle models in the EU must be equipped

Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari is no more

“Today is a sad day for Ferrari. We lost a friend, a travel companion, a man who had his name

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich knowle

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year galloping at 7 out of every 10 vehicles in LCV category

Maiden Formula 1 Indian GP ticket sale kicks off

The countdown to the F1 race in India has begun with JPSI commencing the ticket sale

Hero MotoCorp unveils global brand identity

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly known as Hero Honda, has launched its new name and logo at the O2 Arena

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

HM to roll out new products during this fiscal

Ashok Leyland and Nissan roll out Dost

The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have rolled out Dost

Onkar Kanwar inaugurates 1st Apollo CV Zone

India’s 1st full-service commercial vehicle tyre outlet was inaugurated on the outskirts of Delhi,

Tata Nano now in Sri Lanka

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

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Atul Auto ties up with Bangladesh company

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima Construck range

Tata Motors has announced the launch of Tata Prima Construck range in India

Brose India Automotive systems to begin production

Brose India will begin commercial production at its manufacturing facility at Hinjewadi in Pune




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