STELLANTIS is the new group name post merger of FCA, Groupe PSA

As both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the Combination Agreement announced on December 18, 2019, the two companies have...

Toyota Kirloskar sells 8022 units in March 2020

Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, TKM sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in the month of March 2020. To lessen the burden on its deal...

Kia Motors India sells 8583 units in March 2020, Emerges as No.3 car manufacturers in country

Kia Motors India, wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, sold 8,583 units for the month of March 2020. The company sold 7,466 units of Seltos and 1,117 units of Carnival during the month. While Kia Motor...

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 sells 3384 passenger vehicle units in March 2020, slump of 88pc

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) sold a total of 3384 units of passenger vehicles in March 2020 (domestic as well as exports) as compared to 27,646 units in the corresponding period last year. This meant, the co...

Shriram Automall acquires Bluejack, an  online car  auction platform

Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) which is backed by Shriram Group & CarTrade, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in a bid to accelerate its offline auction market position with online used ca...

Hero Cycles acquires German e-bike pioneers HNF Group

Indian bicycle major Hero Cycles Ltd has acquired a strategic stake in German premium e-bike manufacturer HNF Group. Hero Cycles has taken this stake together with German investment trust holding IBG Beteiligungsges...

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 11544 units in Aug 2019, degrows by (-) 21 per cent

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10701 units in the domestic market this month of August 2019. The company exported 843 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11544 units. Toyota Kirlos...

Toyota Kirloskar domestic sells at 10424 in July 2019; -24pc fall in sales

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10423 units in the domestic market in July 2019 as against 13677 units in July 2018. This meant a degrowth of 24 per cent. The company exported 868 units of the Etios series in...

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...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Honda Navi sells 1 lakh units

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) announced the Honda Navi has recorded 1 lakh customers. The Fun motorcycle, Honda Navi was launched at the Auto Expo 2016. The Honda Navi is the first 100% indigenou...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

Mercedes-Benz sells record 15,330 in Calendar year 2017

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz India clocked the highest ever yearly, half-yearly and also Q4 sales in 2017. By registering record sale of 15,330 units in the January to December 2017 period, Mercedes-Benz grew its ...

Bajaj exports more than domestic sales in December 2017

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto which manufactures and sells motorcycles under the brand name Bajaj and KTM, has managed to export more motorcycles out of India than its total domestic sales. The company...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sells over one lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL) popular premium mid-size sedan, Ciaz, has crossed one lakh cumulative sales mark in the domestic market, in June 2016.

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...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

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...

Another 800,000 VW cars involved in diesel emission irregularities

With regards to the latest notice issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., the Volks...

Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India formed for R&D and sourcing

Keeping in line with the business plans of the company, Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has incorporated a new company – Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Private Limited (IEBCI) in India that will be responsible...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

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 scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

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...

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...

Kevin Flynn is new President & MD, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced the appointment of Kevin Flynn as the new President and Managing Director for India Operations. In a press release, FCA India said this appointment is effective im...

Royal Enfield sells 28927 motorcycles in January 2015

Royal Enfield, part of the Siddhartha Lal controlled Eicher group, has posted a 43pc increase in sales of motorcycles for the month of January 2015. While domestic sales for the month stood at 28157 units as compare...

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’s Auto Sector sells 36,328 units in Dec 2014

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced its auto sales numbers which stood at 36,328 units during December 2014, as against 39,611 units during December 2013. The Passenger Vehicles segment (which includes...

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...

Hero MotoCorp sells record 6.64 million units in 2014

It was a year of several milestones for India’s leading motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. It established yet another industry landmark with its best-ever calen...

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...

JLR sells 32858 units globally, Tatas 12328 units

Jaguar and Land Rover cars continue to strengthen the performance of Tata Motors as global sales of both Jaguar as well as Land Rover vehicles touched 32,858 units for the month of September 2014. Cumulative whole...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

GM exports to begin with Beat to Chile

General Motors’ Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra will begin production of vehicles meant for exports in the second half of 2014. The company will commence exports of left hand drive version of the Chevrolet B...

Lamborghini India sells 22 units in 2013

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold 22 units in 2013 as against 17 units in 2012 in India. Pavan Shetty, Head Lamborghini India said “In India, Lamborghini owners love the brand for its unique values of bein...

Mahindra Two Wheelers commences exports

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL) announced its foray into the Latin American market with its two wh

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

Jeep sells more than 7 lakh units worldwide

Jeep brand, which is yet to enter India, recorded global sales of 701,626 units in 2012, setting a n

VW lays foundation stone for new engine plant

Volkswagen AG has announced that it is expanding its industrial activities in Russia wherein the new

Ssangyong domestic, export sales at 10,147 units

Ssangyong Motor, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 10,147 vehic

Mahindra introduces vehicles for Kenya

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and a part of the US$ 1

Volkswagen and Porsche create integrated group

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) are to create the integr

TVS Group acquires Universal Components UK Ltd.

TVS group has announced the acquisition of Universal Components (UC) UK Ltd. – Britain’s leading ind

Merc grows 31pc; sells 6698 units in Jan-Nov '11

Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. has had very successful 2011 with a growth of 31% (January – November

Firodia sells stake in MAN venture for Rs 1050 cr

The Abhay Firodia-controlled Force Motors will be divesting a part of its equity share in MAN Force

TomTom strengthens its presence in India

TomTom has announced that it is strengthening its presence in India

Volkswagen Group to invest more than €62 billion

The Volkswagen Group will invest around €62.4 billion in its Automotive Division in the coming five

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that its board of directors has officially determined the

Eaton introduces variable valvetrains for OEMs

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

VW and GAZ sign contract manufacturing

Volkswagen and the GAZ Group have signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and Škoda models

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga

VW signs agreement to produce vehicles in Malaysia

The Volkswagen Group is gradually expanding its activities in Southeast Asia under its Strategy 2018

Porsche Holding – Volkswagen deal through

Wolfsburg: The family shareholders of Porsche Holding Gesellschaft mbH, Salzburg, have resolved to e

In US 1st yr, Mahindra sales could fetch $ 750 m

Making its intention clear that it wants to seriously do business with the Mahindras, US based Globa




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