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...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

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...

CNG infrastructure development will lead to massive cut in oil bills

Developing India’s CNG infrastructure could help achieve 50pc natural gas vehicles penetration by 2030 leading to crude oil import savings of Rs 11 lakh crore.

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...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

Mahindra and LG Chem collaborate for Li-ion battery technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group and LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries have announced a collaboration in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology...

Mahindra Rs. 500 cr additional investment in Chakan EV plant

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it will make an additional investment at of Rs 500 crore in its Chakan plant in Maharashtra. The company will invest in its Electric Vehicle (EV) Project under th...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

Tata Motors sales grow 52% in Dec 2017; Ends 2017 with strong CV, PV sales

Tata Motors recorded a strong sales performance for December 2017. The Commercial and Passenger Vehicles domestic sales in December 2017 was at 54,627 units as against 35,825 units in December 2016, a growth of 52%...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindra, Uber join hands to deploy electric vehicles

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar launch EVs for shared mobility in Mysuru

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading car rental company, recently announced the launch of a unique initiative to promote development of the sustainable mobility ecosystem in the city of Mysuru. As part of ...

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

Kia Motors to invest Rs 7072 crore in plant in Andhra Pradesh

South Korea’s leading car manufacturer Kia Motors is investing US $ 1.1 billion in India to build manufacturing plant in the state of Karnataka in South India. The construction of the Kia Motors manufacturing plant ...

India has huge potential for auto shredding, says Minister

Keeping in mind that the country has more than 7 lakh cars and over 4 lakh trucks and buses which have reached end-of-life stage, the Indian market has a huge potential for auto-shredding. By 2025, around 28 lakh ca...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Joerg Mommertz is new Chairman & MD, MAN Trucks India

Joerg Mommertz has joined MAN Trucks India as Chairman & Managing Director with effect from October 1, 2016. He has around 36 years of diversified management experience.

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

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...

SC ban on diesel cars above 2000 cc continues in Delhi NCR

The financial year 2015-16 ended on a sour note for several automobile manufacturers in the country when the Supreme Court in a hearing extended the ban on diesel vehicle registration in Delhi. Thus, all diesel cars...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

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...

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 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 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 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 ...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop 1-ton pickup trucks

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment said a press note from Renault. Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup tru...

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...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...

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...

India needs to learn from Sainsbury’s initiative

This truck by UK’s supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will make a lot of sense for a market like India where cyclists and pedestrians are victims of road accidents involving trucks and buses. In India, trucks and buses o...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

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...

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...

Cummins global plan to cut environmental footprint

Cummins Inc Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger has outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. Cummins Inc., a glo...

Even with a Twist, the Nano faces uncertain days

Like every businessman who starts a business, there is either success waiting for him or absolute failure. Thus, when Tata Motors bought UK based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) it was construed as a sure short risky propos...

Volvo’s own university’s for its employees

This one’s truly motivating---a company establishing its own university for its employees to hone their skills further. Volvo Group University in Ardenal in Gothenburg has opened its doors as the centre of further e...

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 ...

Llistosella of DICV gets global responsibilities

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), have made important personnel changes in their Board of Management, according to a press release. Since Augus...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

Isuzu plans localised production at AP by 2016

Japanese automobile manufacturer Isuzu Motors India Private Limited recently held a ground breaking ceremony for its new manufacturing facility at Hyderabad. The plant’s foundation stone was unveiled by Nallari Kira...

Mary Barra is first woman CEO of General Motors

General Motors has announced that Dan Akerson, who guided GM to record profits and dramatic improvem

Scania inaugurates manufacturing facility in India

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

HM to assemble Isuzu vehicles at Thiruvallur

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has signed an agree

Tatas double warranty period on heavy trucks

Tata Motors has introduced a warranty of 4 years on its entire range of heavy trucks with 25 tonnes

Tata Motors enters Indonesia

Tata Motors has announced its entry into Indonesia, the largest automobile market in the ASEAN. The

BharatBenz inaugurates its Panvel dealership

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the Indian subsidiary of the world’s leading

Scania India holds ground-breaking ceremony

Scania Commercial Vehicles India has held the ground-breaking ceremony of its industrial site in Nar

BharatBenz Power Yatra returns to Chennai

BharatBenz Power Yatra, flagged off by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)

AMW displays military vehicles at Defence Expo '12

Asia Motor Works (AMW) unveiled its new range of military vehicles called ‘AMW Defence’ at the 6th I

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Ashok Leyland appoints Sam Burman as its CTO

Ashok Leyland has appointed Sam Burman as its Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, a new position in th

Scania to set up new  facility in Bangalore

Scania Commercial Vehicles India will set up a plant in Narasapura Industrial Area, Bangalore. This

Chevrolet achieves best global sales in 2011

As Chevrolet enters its second century, it continues to become a more global brand, with more than 6

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

After announcing start of production and subsequently start of sales last year, Mahindra Navistar Au

Mercurio Pallia Logistic  to start trailer unit

Mercurio Pallia Logisitcs Pvt Lts, a joint venture company between Gruppo Mercurio SPA of Italy and

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

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year

Tata 407 celebrates its silver jubilee year galloping at 7 out of every 10 vehicles in LCV category

Eicher delivers modern city bus

Eicher Trucks & Buses (A business area of VECV) has introduced its most recent bus offering

Ashok Leyland–Nissan to sell 55,000 LCVs in 1st yr

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, has commercially launched in Maharashtra DOST

Ford, Toyota to collaborate on hybrid systems

Ford, Toyota to collaborate on hybrid systems

Volvo’s super truck deal with US

Volvo Technology of America, Inc. is scheduled to receive $19m (£11.5m) in federal funding

Daimler Financial Services launched in India

Daimler AG has announced the official launch of its financial services unit in India.

Ashok Leyland to provide U-Trucks to KPCL

Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland and Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL) have recently

Onkar Kanwar inaugurates 1st Apollo CV Zone

India’s 1st full-service commercial vehicle tyre outlet was inaugurated on the outskirts of Delhi,

Tata Nano now in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become the first international market for the Tata Nano, with the people’s car being

‘Volvo Financial Services’ forays into India

Volvo India Pvt. Ltd. and Srei BNP Paribas have announced the formation of an alliance to launch

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

BharatBenz trucks rolls out in India

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Michelin opens its 1stMTSC in Punjab for truckers

Michelin opens its 1stMTSC in Punjab for truckers

JK Tyre Truck Wheels Service Centre in Vijayawada

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd launched its first state of the art Truck Wheels centre at Vijayawada

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima Construck range

Tata Motors has announced the launch of Tata Prima Construck range in India

Maini & Nacco introduce Yale forklift trucks

Maini Materials Movement Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic agreement with Nacco Material

City Gas projects to get a priority: Jitin Prasada

Requirement for natural gas is forecast to grow at more than 10 pc annually

John Chacko Volkswagen Group Chief Rep in India

Dr. John Chacko is the new Volkswagen Group Chief Rep India, President and MD, Volkswagen India

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t

ZF inaugurates truck transmission plant in Pune

PUNE: ZF, which has been doing business in India for roughly three decades, has now established an

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

Mahindra rejects ‘invalid’ US order

MUMBAI: Mahindra and Mahindra announced that it had received and was rejecting an invalid order for

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU):The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have announc




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