Delta Electronics India introduces E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre

Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, has unveiled its state-of-the-art E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre aimed at strengthening electric vehicle charging infrastructure of the coun...

FADA issues legal notice to UM Lohia, management for dealers’ losses

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has through its counsel Khaitan & Co, issued a legal notice to UM Lohia and its management, asking them to redress all grievances of dealers relating to the lo...

FADA hosts 2nd Auto Retail Conclave

The Federation of Indian Automobile Dealer Associations (FADA) at its 2ndAuto Retail Conclave expounded the support of the Ministry of Road Transport, Government of India, in achieving transparency in vehicle regis...

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

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...

Venkatram Mamillapalle is new MD of Renault India from March 1, 2019

Venkatram Mamillapalle will takeover as Managing Director for Renault India Private Limited and Head of Renault Operations in India from Sumit Sawhney, effective March 1, 2019. Sawhney will be moving to a new positi...

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) is India’s first authorised recycler of vehicles

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) has become India’s first authorised recycler for motor vehicles, having received accreditation by the Delhi Government on December 21, 2018. Cero, a joint venture between Mah...

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn faces arrest, says Japanese newspaper

After the massive scandal that rocked the Volkswagen Group over doctored diesel emissions a few years ago, here comes another one involving the top man of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Carlos Ghosn for financia...

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...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

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...

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...

Bharat Forge Limited invests Rs 90.30 crore in Tevva Motors, UK

Bharat Forge Ltd., a Pune based global leader in metal forging, has announced a strategic investment of UK Pounds 10 million (Rs 90.30 crore approx.) in Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited, a company incorporated and regi...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Triumph Motorcycles India steps up presence in tier 2, unexplored markets

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited, a leading premium luxury motorcycle manufacturer based in the UK, has formalised a strategy to make its presence in India’s tier II market and other unexplored markets. The...

Mahindra Electric, Meru join hands to deploy eVerito taxis in Hyderabad

On the occasion of Earth Day, Mahindra Electric, part of the Mahindra Group and Meru, the tech enabled cab services, announced a collaboration for a pilot EV project in Hyderabad with the intention to replicate the ...

Royal Enfield announces Rs 800 crore for plant expansion in2018-19

Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-sized motorcycles, announced its planned capital expenditure of Rs 800 crore for the year 2018-19. The capex announced will include the commencement of construction of Phase-2...

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, ...

Kia Motors India announces two senior management appointments

Kia Motors India (KMI) has appointed Manohar Bhat as Head of Marketing & Sales and Yong S. Kim as Executive Director, effective immediately. They will be a part of the core senior management team at KMI and will be ...

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 ...

First batch of 600 Jeep Compass shipped to Australia, Japan

FCA India, makers of the recently launched Jeep Compass, has announced that it has begun shipping right-hand drive units of the Made-in-India Jeep Compass as part of its export strategy. The automobile manufacturer ...

Charles Frump new MD of Volvo Auto India

Volvo Cars has appointed Charles Frump as the new Managing Director to head its India operations. He assumed the new role and office from October 3, 2017 onwards. His predecessor Tom von Bonsdorff completed his tenu...

MG Motor takes over GM India’s Halol facility; To invest upwards of Rs 2,000 crore

The erstwhile car manufacturing plant of General Motors India in Halol, Gujarat was taken over by MG Motor, a UK based company. The Halol facility will now be the manufacturing plant for MG Motor. The company announ...

Volvo Auto India MD Tom von Bonsdorff completes tenure in India

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India has completed his tenure in India and has decided to pursue a new assignment within the Volvo Group in his home country Finland. Volvo Auto India will soon make...

Volvo Cars, Geely to establish joint venture to boost synergies

Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of sc...

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

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...

FCA officials Say the Jeep Compass is a “No Compromise” vehicle

James Lyijynen, Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill Zheng, Head of Design, FCA, APAC are upbeat about the new Jeep Compass that will soon be launched in India. Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown In...

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.

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...

Mahindra rebrands Electric Mobility Business as Mahindra Electric

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has recently rebranded its electric mobility portfolio as Mahindra Electric. Under the umbrella brand, Mahindra Electric, the company will manufacture electric cars, license out i...

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.

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

Pre bookings for the all-new Volvo S90 commence

Volvo Auto India has announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched premium luxury sedan, Volvo S90 in India. The new S90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future...

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...

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 cars in Germany for rectifying emission glitches

Volkswagen has now recalled 800,000 cars in Germany for fixing the emissions glitch which it had in 2015 admitted to have resorted to in order to evade strict emission norms. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Author...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India strengthens core team

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced senior level additions to its core team with Rahul Pansare joining as the new Head of Marketing and Sushant Balsekar, the new Head of PR & Corporate Communications...

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...

Mitsubishi Motors admits to fudging fuel test data for cars

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted that with respect to the fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan, the company has conduct...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

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!

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...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Will Lionel Messi be able to score a goal for Tata Motors?

Celebrities have been endorsing everything from an underwear to a car, all over the world. They could be film stars, sports personalities including footballers, boxers, cricketers, sprinters, rugby players, golf cha...

Tata Motors partners with the football Legend Lionel Messi

Tata Motors has signed-up the football player star, 4 consecutive times Best Player of the World, Lionel Messi, in a long-term association as it global brand ambassador to promote and endorse its passenger vehicles,...

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...

Volkswagen management decides on reorientation of diesel strategy

After the news of mega emission scam involving Volkswagen cars in the US and elsewhere in the world, comes the news from Germany based Volkswagen Group (http://www.volkswagenag.com) about the reorientation of the di...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

Goenka confirms S101 hatch will have a 1.2 litre petrol engine

It is official now that the soon to be launched smart hatchback car code named S101 from Mahindra and Mahindra will definitely have a 1.2 litre petrol mill. Spy shots of the S101 have been doing the rounds of the so...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

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...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Regal Raptor sets ball rolling in India with Hyderabad outlet

Fab Motors launched its first Regal Raptor motorcycles showroom in Hyderabad. Regal Raptor known more for its cruiser type motorcycles is established in over 39 countries worldwide. Fab Motors will be bringing into ...

SAMIL plans 60 automalls all over India soon

India’s one-stop destination for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) has been on an aggressive expansion drive. While focussing largely on South India, the company reported maxim...

Tom von Bonsdorff is new Managing Director of Volvo Auto India

Jari Kohonen, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Volvo Cars Group has announced that Tom von Bonsdorff has taken up the position as Managing Director, Volvo Auto India effective June 1, 2015. Tom von Bonsdorff has been...

Swedish electric vehicles to ply on Delhi roads

Zbee, the electric vehicle from Sweden’s Clean Motion company will soon be seen on New Delhi roads. These vehicles will be seen at DLF Place Saket mall, and will connect the Malviya Nagar metro station to the mal...

Mahindra invests Rs 250 crore more in Zaheerabad plant

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated its extended automotive manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana. This facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar ...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

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...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

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...

Spyker bankruptcy declared null and void

Netherlands based Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively "Spyker" or the "Company"), on January 29, 2015 won an appeal filed on December 29, 2014 with the Appea...

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...

Spyker companies declared bankrupt

Netherlands based Spyker car company has been declared bankrupt. On December 18, 2014, the District Court of Midden-Nederland, at the request of the administrator, converted the moratorium of payment, granted to Spy...

Modern inspection system for vehicles soon, says Minister

P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, has stated that his ministry has decided to put in place a suitably designed Inspection and Maintenance System for vehicles and has sanctioned 10 mo...

Jaguar Land Rover 1st overseas manufacturing facility

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its inaugural overseas manufacturing facility in China. The Range Rover Evoque will be the first model to be built under the first Chinese-British automotive joint vent...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

A new set of rules for 2-wheeler riders mooted

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has laid a lot of emphasis on safety of two-wheeler users both motorised as well as non-motorised. For two-wheeler users, a new set of rules will become applicable soon. As in...

Govt would invest heavily in road transport system

Sounding extremely optimistic about the Indian automobile industry, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated that the Indian auto industry has the ability to convert the various challenge...

Hero Cycles buys equity stake in MIFA of Germany

OPM Global B.V., a subsidiary of Hero Cycles Ltd, the world’s largest cycle manufacturer by volume, has acquired a significant equity stake in Germany’s largest manufacturer of cycles Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG ...

Honda aims to be the real ‘Hero'

Now that its entire links with erstwhile Hero Group is over, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced its next wave of strategic expansion. The Japanese company finally enters a new era of ind...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

0 pc attrition among Mercedes-Benz India workers.

Mercedes-Benz makes some of the best cars in the world. The Mercedes racing team is making a regular habit of winning all the Formula One races. Back home in India, Mercedes-Benz India is surging ahead with double d...

First production HondaJet revealed

Honda Aircraft Company has announced several achievements and milestones in the development of the HondaJet during a press conference at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Sw...

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 ...

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...

New Ford Technical Support Centre in US

Ford has announced the opening of its new Ford Technical Support Centre in Concord, N.C. The centre will add an array of tools to develop future performance vehicles and help increase Ford’s overall success in motor...

Nissan e-NV200   begins production from Barcelona

When it comes to the world of electric vehicles, Nissan is way ahead of the pack. Now the Japanese company under Carlos Ghosn is bringing into production its second all-electric vehicle, the e-NV200. Nissan’s first ...

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...

With Datsun GO, Nissan GOes for more

Kenichiro Yomura, President of Nissan India Operations & Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd joined Nissan Motor Company just after college in 1982. He has been with the company for the last 32 yea...

Toyota to create 14 new engine variations by 2015

Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve thermal efficiency and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10pc, according to a comp...

Volvo Penta CEO to launch 2 new engines in India

Volvo Penta, a member of the Volvo group and a global leader in the off-road and powergen engine business, has announced the launch of two new CPCB Stage II power generation engines. The engines will be launched in ...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

BMW i8 global deliveries begin in June 2014

Now that the production of the BMW i8 soon commences at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch too is very imminent. In European markets, customers will start getting their cars in June 2014 onward. Customers h...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50,000 cars in India

Mercedes-Benz India rolled out its 50,000th car from its Chakan plant. Mercedes is the only luxury car maker to achieve this feat in the country. The company produced 20,000 cars in mere 36 months while its C-Class ...

Toyota ‘Car of the Future' on sale in 2015

“We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel; just everything necessary to make them turn,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., at the opening of C...

Cooper Tire ends merger deal with Apollo Tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres. “It is time to move our business forward,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. ...

Scania inaugurates manufacturing facility in India

Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) announced plans to manufacture about 2,500 heavy haulage tru

Honda to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited(HCIL) has announced a Rs.2,500 crore investment in Tapukara plant and the a

Chrysler’s Jeep brand in India by 2013

Finally Indian consumers can get to drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Wrangler by the end of 2013. F

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh




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