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...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ for EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and ...

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...

MG Motor India retails 2,608 units of Hector in September 2019

MG Motor India has recorded retail sales of 2,608 units of the MG Hector internet car in September 2019. MG Motor India re-opened its bookings on September 29 backed by its plans to ramp up production.

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

Balbir Singh Dhillon is new Head, Audi India effective Sept 1, 2019

Audi India has elevated Balbir Singh Dhillon who is currently heading Dealer Development as Head, Audi India, effective September 1, 2019.

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

MG Motor India invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

TVS Apache RR 310 super premium motorcycle in Nepal

TVS Motor Company has launched their super-premium motorcycle TVS Apache RR 310 at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Auto Show 2018 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. TVS Apache RR 310 is the latest offering...

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...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

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...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

Honda 2 Wheelers commits Rs 800 crore investment for 2018-19

After creating a new world record by becoming the only company in India and the world to add 1 million incremental sales in one year, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has earmarked Rs 800 crore inve...

Maruti Suzuki achieves cumulative sales of 35 lakh with Alto

One of the country's most trusted car brands Maruti Suzuki has achieved a unique milestone by selling a cumulative 35 lakh units of their entry level hatchback - Alto. The company has been able to achieve a stable g...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

New Lexus India team launches LS500h luxury sedan

With a new management in place at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77 crore. The Lexus LS500h is now ...

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’...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

Maruti Suzuki MD Kenichi Ayukawa awarded

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, was awarded ‘Best CEO – Multinational Company’ at Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA) 2016 in Mumbai. Ayukawa was selected for steering Maruti Suzuki towards...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

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.

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 ...

DSK Benelli plant capacity to reach 100,000 units by 2017; TNT 600i is best seller

Shirish Kulkarni controlled DSK Motowheels the company that has collaborated with legendary Italian superbike manufacturer Benelli is all set to move into its own plant in Wai near Pune in Maharashtra by 2017 where ...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

Govt decides to directly shift from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms

The Government has decided to skip Bharat Stage (BS) V emission norms altogether and move on to BS VI emission norms from the current BS IV norms. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to leapfrog fr...

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

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...

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...

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...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

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,...

South India Special Part 3: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India and besides having abundant natural resources and mineral wealth, it boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. The State has thirteen districts. With ...

NSDC report says 1.5 crore skilled workforce required in Auto sector by 2022

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has stated in a report that by 2022, nearly 15 million (1.5 crore) people are expected to be employed in automobile sector directly in the industry. The report sugge...

Sandeep Singh of Toyota quits

It has been reliably learnt that Toyota senior official Sandeep Singh has quit the company after seven years of service. He had joined the Japanese company in 2008 and was posted in India till recently as Deputy Man...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Mong-Koo Chung meets Modi

Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development. This was stated in a press release i...

Mahindra Scorpio registers its highest ever annual sales in FY15

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV has crossed the 50,000 milestone in unit sales in FY15, for the 4th consecutive year. According to a press release, the Scorpio sold 51,553 units in FY15, being the highest ever annua...

Ford sets the ball rolling in Sanand with new plant inauguration

Ford Motor Company is betting big in India and has on March 26, 2015 inaugurated an integrated manufacturing facility including a state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility and a world-class engine plant in San...

Takahiro Hachigo  to become new President, CEO of Honda Motor  Co.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced that Takahiro Hachigo, currently the company’s Managing Officer, will become Senior Managing Officer effective in April 2015, and will become President, Chief Executive Officer and...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

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...

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...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

Opel’s tryst with catalytic convertors for 25 year

When Louis R. Hughes took over at the helm of Opel in April 1989 – 25 years ago this month – he was faced with a myriad of tasks, but his attention immediately turned to catalytic converters. His first decision also...

Ankush Arora of Tata Motors quits

Ankush Arora, Senior Vice President, Commercial , Tata Motors has put in his papers. His resignation has not come as a surprise to the industry as he was considered very close to the late Karl Slym, Managing Directo...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Maruti capacity for Celerio to go up to 6500 pm

Photography: Mohd. Nasir/ Maruti Suzuki Ltd will have to grin and bear the huge capacity constraint it is facing for the recently launched Celerio model. While currently there are around 28,000 pending bookings for ...

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...

Ford's 100th Anniversary of moving assembly line

Ford marks the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company under th

Hero Cycles inaugurates aluminium cycle plant

Hero Cycles Ltd. has inaugurated its new all-aluminium cycle plant at its existing facility in Ghazi

Honda inaugurates new technical centre at Manesar

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has inaugurated its new technical centre at Manesar produ

Jaguar Land Rover begins 24 hour shift at Halewood

For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s 4,500-strong Halewood workforc

JLR creates 1,000 new jobs in UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood manufacturing f

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

HSCI resumes normal production at Gr Noida plant

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. (HSCI) has announced that it has resumed normal production with two shift

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

TVS Motor Company develops new green technology

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

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

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

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

Audi India opens its showroom in Ludhiana

Audi India has announced the opening of its world-class showroom in Ludhiana.

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment to increase engine plant output

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S

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

Royal Enfield appoints new CEO

Royal Enfield Motors has appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Chief Executive Officer

Hero Honda split comes through; JV dissolved

Hero Honda split is now formal with Honda Motor Co. Ltd of Japan and Hero group signing fresh MoUs

Mercedes-Benz SA gets R2-billion investment

Mercedes-Benz South Africa gets R2-billion investment

All-new Ford Focus production kicks off in Germany

Volume production of the all-new Ford Focus has begun at Ford's Saarlouis assembly plant in Germany

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

Tata AutoComp unveils its new set of technologies

PUNE: Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, India’s leading automotive components conglomerate unveiled sta

Landmark deal at Jaguar Land Rover

Following an intensive study to determine the future Jaguar Land Rover strategy for both brands and

Rolls-Royce expands leathershop

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company’s Leathershop has been expanded following the

GM India celebrates 2nd anniv of Talegaon Plant

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

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

UK plant ends Micra production

UNITED KINGDOM : Tenth of August, 1992 the first Sunderland-built Micra rolled off the line. Now, 1

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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