Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

Bajaj two-wheeler sales slump (-) 35pc at 210976 units in March 2020

Bajaj Auto, a leading Indian manufacturer of motorcycles and commercial three-wheelers, recorded a fall of (-) 55 per cent in sales in domestic sales of its two wheelers from 220213 in March 2019 to 98412 units in M...

Suzuki Motorcycle India records positive growth in March 2020, fiscal

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) concluded the fiscal year on a positive note by registering 5.7% growth over FY2018-19.Cumulatively, SMIPL sold 790,397 units from April 2019 – March 2020, compared to 747,5...

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

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...

Bajaj Auto motorcycle domestic Sept 2019 sales take a hit of (-) 35pc

Leading two wheeler maker in India and one of the largest exporters of two wheelers in the country, Bajaj Auto recorded a slump of (-)22pc in total sales in September 2019.

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

July 2019 sales of passenger vehicles slump -31pc, 2W -17pc, CVs -26pc, 3W -8pc

For the ninth consecutive month, domestic sales of vehicles in India continued with its free fall as passenger vehicles July 2019 sales recorded a minus 30.98pc slump at 200790 units as compared to 290931 units in J...

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.

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

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%.

Steelbird records 80pc growth in helmet sales following stricter govt norms for riders

With the government clamping down on makers of unbranded non ISI helmets and penalising those either not wearing helmets or wearing unbranded helmets, sale of branded helmets is now seeing an upward trend. Leading h...

Automobile sales and production head south in June 2019

Both production and sales continue to take a hit in the Indian auto industry, as the month of June 2019 too shows no signs of recovery. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales an...

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...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

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 ...

Downhill drive continues for Indian auto industry in May 2019

Both production and sales have taken a hit in the Indian auto industry for the month of May 2019. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales and production data shared by the Societ...

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

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...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II for e-mobility

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for implementation of scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' fo...

EV Motors India launches 1st public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’

Electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India has joined hands with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India to launch of its first public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India extends partnership with Shriram Automall India

Pioneering in pre-owned two-wheeler business with ‘Best Deal’ outlets, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd announced the extension of its partnership with Shriram Automall India Ltd, unit of Shriram Transport ...

Indian cars to have mandatory pedestrian safety features

Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) , a UK-based charity that conducts crash safety tests on cars across the world, which is hosting its first ever ‘Global NCAP World Congress’ in New Delhi, India in partner...

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...

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. ...

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

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...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Mahindra First Choice Wheels includes premium bikes

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand used car products and services company, has now entered the space of used premium two wheelers. The company will initially focus on the premium ...

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...

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.

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 ...

India Yamaha Motor scooters reach 1 m production milestone

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) announced a major milestone for its scooter product, having produced its one-millionth unit in India. IYM’s one-millionth scooter ‘Fascino’ was rolled out from its Surajpur plant i...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

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...

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...

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...

Hero MotoCorp $25m EBR dreams shatter with closure of US company

India’s leading manufacturer of two wheelers Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has announced that the US based company Erik Buell Racing in which it had invested US $ 25 million (Rs 156 crore by today’s exchange rate) has ce...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

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.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Honda ties up with Shriram Automall to sell pre-owned motorcycles

One of the fastest growing manufacturers in the two-wheeler segment in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced their exclusive tie-up with Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL). The initia...

Mahindras now have Peugeot Scooters in their fold

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, and Peugeot Scooters (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France announced on January 20, 2015 that they have completed the necessary...

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...

Mahindra Two Wheelers sells 13,445 units in Dec 2014

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, has sold 13,445 units in December 2014. The company’s domestic sales were 12,835 units during the month, while exports reached 610 units. This was state...

Hero MotoCorp sells record 6.64 million units in 2014

It was a year of several milestones for India’s leading motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. It established yet another industry landmark with its best-ever calen...

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...

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...

Mahindras to acquire 51pc in Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), an unlisted subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra has made a binding offer to acquire a 51pc stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France, ...

AMP 2016 growth targets to fall short of 20-25pc

The sluggish macro-economic factors during the last three years have led to a significant slowdown, which is amongst the worst that the Indian automotive industry has witnessed. This has impacted the pace of growth ...

Utility Vehicle exports zoom 303pc in April 2014

Part of the good news for the month of April 2014 with respect to automobile sales in the Indian auto industry came in the form of exports of utility vehicles (mainly driven by exports of Renault Duster and Ford Eco...

2 wheelers do well in a bloody Indian auto market

There is blood all over the Indian automotive industry. The only solace one gets is from the scooter and motorcycle segment where the likes of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), TVS India, Suzuki Motorcycle ...

April-Dec 2013 auto sales have a 2-wheeler effect!

With just a month away for the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the auto industry continues to slide. Sales for the month of December 2013 remained negative across different segments of passenger vehicles, commercia...

Mahindra Two Wheelers receives global patents

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd, a part of the Mahindra Group, recently obtained international patents for

Mahindra Two Wheelers commences exports

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL) announced its foray into the Latin American market with its two wh

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

Bajaj Auto clocks 10 mn bikes on DTS-i platform

Bajaj Auto has achieved a landmark sale of 10 million units of motorcycles based on its patented DTS

Car & buses register de-growth in 2011-12 half

Passenger cars, buses and auto rickshaws register de-growth in first half of 2011-12

Dharmendra Mishra is VP at Mahindra Two wheelers

Dharmendra Mishra is VP– Sales & Customer Care for Mahindra Two wheelers

Mahindra Two Wheelers inaugurates 393rd Dealership

MUMBAI Mahindra Two Wheelers has opened a new dealership, Synergy Auto Inc, in Saki Naka, Andher




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