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...

Honda 2Wheelers kick-starts National Road Safety Week 2019

Strengthening its commitment for safer mobility, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. kick started its National Road Safety Week 2019 (4th February to 10th February 2019) across India. Highlighting the theme S...

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in automotive sensor company Luminar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has completed the first strategic investment via its newly-founded investment fund by taking a stake in Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of advanced sensor technology...

ICAT inaugurates new modern automotive test facilities

The International Centre for Automotive Technology ICAT) based in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi inaugurated several new modern test facilities for vehicles on May 29, 2018. These were installed as a part of the...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

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 ...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Tata Motors rolls out 10,000th Nexon SUV

Tata Motors has rolled out its 10,000th Nexon from the Ranjangaon facility in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The Nexon which is the company’s fourth iteration of the Impact design philosophy, is a Lifest...

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...

Arun Malhotra of Nissan India is now its Corporate Advisor

Effective October 1, 2017, Arun Malhotra, current Managing Director, NMIPL, has been appointed Corporate Advisor, NMIPL. He will report to Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) regi...

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...

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...

Tork T6X electric motorcycle garners 1000+ booking in 24 hours

Call it the Tesla effect, or some such thing, but Tork's T6X electric motorcycle which was launched in Bengaluru on September 30, 2016 has kicked up a storm capturing imaginations and interest of the motoring world ...

Kedar Apte takes over as Vice President Marketing, Castrol India

Castrol India Limited, one of the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing and marketing companies in India, has announced the appointment of Kedar Apte as its new Vice President Marketing, effectiv...

Volvo Auto India strengthens senior management team

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo Cars has announced three new senior management team appointments in India. In the new organisational structure, Nalin Jain takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer while Jyoti...

Suzuki Motors apologises but denies cheating; Heads roll in Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp. apologised on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for improper road tests that the company had conducted, but denied reports of any cheating on mileage numbers. The Suzuki fuel mileage scand...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

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 ...

Ravi Menon is CEO, Agri Machinery, Escorts; S Sridhar to lead CE business

Escorts Ltd., the global Agri Machinery and Construction Equipment manufacturer, has appointed Ravi A Menon as Chief Executive Officer of its Agri Machinery business. Menon takes over from S Sridhar who would now mo...

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...

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...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

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...

ZF Hero Chennai plant to assemble chassis modules for BMW

ZF Hero Chassis Systems Pvt. Ltd. the 50:50 JV of ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd. formally inaugurated a new plant in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district on the outskirts of Chennai city on September 25, 2015. Th...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

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...

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 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

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...

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...

Yamaguchi takes over as MD, Isuzu India; Miura is Chairman

With effect from April 01, 2015, Naohiro Yamaguchi will take over as Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India (IMI) and will be responsible for the overall operations of the company. He takes over from Takashi Kikuch...

Lego overtakes Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand

Lego brand scores highly on a wide variety of measures on Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index such as familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. Lego is a uniquely creative and im...

Raj Banerji  is Chief Financial Officer, Apollo Tyres Ltd

Raj Banerji has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He takes over from Sunam Sarkar. Sarkar was recently redesignated as the President & Chief Business Officer of the company and...

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...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

Mercedes-Benz India takes the BEST step forward

Having recorded sales of more than 10,000 units in calendar year 2014, Mercedes-Benz India wants to ensure that it Lives the Best. So, for 2015 Mercedes-Benz India announced its strategy founded on its brand philoso...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

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...

Tractors on top, Rhino takes beating for Sonalika

For Hoshiarpur-based Sonalika Group, a debt-free and cash surplus (Rs 1000 crore plus) company, controlled by the LD Mittal family of Punjab, there is a reason to smile and reasons to frown. The group’s tractor busi...

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 to be stronger, leaner, more responsible.

General Motors is positioned to be stronger, leaner and more responsible than ever before. This was stated by General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra while addressing stockholders at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Ju...

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 ...

Chrysler recalls 780000 min vans

Chrysler Group is replacing window switches in an estimated 780,000 minivans equipped with third-row power window vents following incidents of overheating, said a company report. The company statement said that the...

Ford new boss Fields transformed global operations

Mark Fields, the new bossman at Ford Motor Company is an extremely experienced man who has in the past has transformed several of Ford’s operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years ...

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...

Sumit Sawhney new Country CEO, MD, Renault India

Renault SAS, France has announced the appointment of. Sumit Sawhney as Country CEO and Managing Director for Renault Group operations in India. Sumit takes over from Marc Nassif, who moves to a global assignment wit...

Suzuki 100pc subsidiary takes Modi-land unit

Maruti Suzuki’s plans to acquire land and do business in Gujarat has taken a slight twist with the board deciding that the expansion in Modi-land will be done by a 100pc subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Jap...

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...

Mahesh Kodumudi gets more responsibility at VW

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited, takes over additi

Gopal Mahadevan new CFO of Ashok Leyland

Gopal Mahadevan has taken over as the Chief Financial Officer at the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok L

Joe King replaces Michael Perschke at Audi India

Joe King has been appointed as the Head of Audi India, effective September 1, 2013. He takes over fr

Eaton Corporation takes over Cooper Industries

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation plc has completed its acquisition of Cooper on

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

N.V.  Balachandar is HR Head, Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland has announced the appointment of N. V. Balachandar as the new Executive Director – Hum

Renault-Nissan gets majority stake in Avtovaz

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and state corporation Russian Technologies have agreed to create a joint

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

CEAT, an RPG Enterprise, announced the appointment of Anant Goenka as the new Managing Director.

B. S. Seo appointed new MD of Hyundai India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has announced the appointment of Bo Shin Seo as the new Managing Dire

Hironori Kanayama new Honda Siel President & CEO

Honda Motor Company, Japan, has appointed Hironori Kanayama as the new President & CEO of Honda Siel

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

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

Auto comp industry earns US$ 39.9 bn revenue

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, has announced

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

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to 5 key markets

Ford India takes ‘Ford Assured’ to five key markets

HSCI Appoints Seki Inaba as Director - Marketing

HSCI Appoints Seki Inaba as Director - Marketing

Volkswagen India donates bus for children’s home

Volkswagen Group India donated a bus for a shildren's home in a village in Paud in Pune

Thomas Becki, Porsche Head of product & tech press

Thomas Becki takes charge of Product and Technical Communications

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

Dheeraj Hinduja is Chairman of Ashok Leyland

CHENNAI: Dheeraj G Hinduja has been appointed Chairman of the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leylan

GM India celebrates 2nd anniv of Talegaon Plant

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




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