Maruti Suzuki March 2020 sales fall (-) 47 pc at 83,792 units. Annual sales slump by 16pc

The lockdown resulting from the pandemic coronavirus or covid-19 has begun to reflect in the sales of vehicles for auto companies in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold 83,792 units in March 2020 as compared to ...

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...

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

Kia hands over vehicle fleet for Australian Open 2019; Ties up with Yes Bank in India

Kia Motors Corporation has supplied a fleet of vehicles for the Australian Open 2019, marking the 18th consecutive year of Kia’s role as the major sponsor for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific. The official vehicl...

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...

Triumph delivers 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India

The Street Triple range is now the largest selling roadster range from Triumph in India, after the Bonneville and Tiger series. The sales of the Triumph Street Triple have been 701 units so far since its introductio...

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...

Maruti passenger vehicles grow by 11pc in December 2017

Leading passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 118560 units of passenger vehicles in the domestic market in December 2017, as compared to 106388 units in December 2016, thereby growin...

Virgin Hyperloop One signs MOU with of Karnataka govt

Virgin Hyperloop One announced its partnership with the Government of Karnataka to conduct its preliminary study to understand hyperloop’s feasibility and economic impact in the region. The US-based company signed a...

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...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

Suzuki fuel mileage scandal sees Osamu Suzuki stepping down

Taking responsibility for the improper road tests that Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) had conducted that led to discrepancies in the fuel mileage of Suzuki vehicles, the Board of Directors of SMC resolved in a meeti...

Mitsubishi Motors announces loss due to fuel economy test mess

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has had to pay for the wrong it had done on the fuel economy tests as it has recorded extraordinary loss in its consolidated and non-consolidated financial results for 2015 fiscal...

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...

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...

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in major ICC partnership deal

Nissan (www.nissan.in) has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan ...

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 ...

German Chancellor Merkel, Modi visit Bosch facilities in Bangalore

On October 6, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit is part of the chancellor’s three-day state visit to India,...

5 million Volkswagen cars affected in emissions scandal

An internal evaluation in the Volkswagen Group has revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand vehicles are affected worldwide. Certain models and model years of these vehicles (such as ...

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...

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...

South India Special Part 5: Kerala

This southern State of Kerala is known more for its militant labour unions and lack of industries. Tourism thrives here and the State is also referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Malayalis, as the people of Kerala ar...

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...

Ministry against ban on 15 years old private motor cars

Owners of old cars in Delhi and elsewhere can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has not endorsed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order of banning more than 15 years old ve...

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.

Ashutosh Khosla replaces Rattan at Force Motors

Ashutosh Khosla , who worked with Piaggio Vehicles, has come in place of Naresh Kumar Rattan who till recently was the Executive Director, Force Motors. The latter resigned from his post in January 2015 after spendi...

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...

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...

At BMW Welt, there is much more to just taking delivery

It’s almost unbelievable. It’s not a dealership and there is none like this in India. In fact, a lot of people globally may not have even have heard of this concept. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany has been a major att...

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...

Gadkari hails SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has stated that the proposed SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement has wider scope for movement of all types of vehicles across Saarc member States and will b...

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 ...

Continental expands its tie up in football

There is more football on the way for tyre manufacturer Continental. The company is already an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and UEFA EURO 2016 in France. Now the Hanover-based company has ac...

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...

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...

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 ...

Lamborghini Huracan gets 700 orders

The Lamborghini Huracán has already obtained 700 orders during a, as yet unfinished, month-long private preview tour worldwide for VIP clients. An excellent start for the heir to the best selling Lamborghini to date...

Honda recalls Fit and Vezel hybrid vehicles

Honda Motor Co. has announced a voluntary recall of the all-new Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid produced in Japan from July 2013 through February 2014 due to a problem with the software program controlling the 7-speed d...

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...

Chevrolet celebrates Manchester United partnership

Legendary footballer and ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke visited the country to get up close with Indian football fans as part of the United Trophy Tour in the country. As the Official Automotive Partner o...

British PM David Cameron visits JLR facility

On December 7, 2012, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) facility in Solihull in the United Kingdom had a very i

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

Apollo launches Aspire 4G at the 82nd Geneva show

After the success of its winter and summer passenger vehicle tyres in the European market, Apollo Ty

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts

Land Rover awards more than £2 bn in contracts for Evoque

Honda to start electric vehicle testing programme

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its plan to start its Electric Vehicle Testing Program with Saitama

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award

Harley-Davidson bikes to come in CKD form

NEW DELHI: Iconic Harley-Davidson India bikes could well be available in India a tad cheaper tha




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