Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

Polaris India appoints Lalit Sharma as new Country Manager; Pankaj Dubey moves on

Pankaj Dubey, who was at the helm of affairs of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Inc., since its inception for around 10 years, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. In his p...

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...

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

Warburg Pincus to invest $150 million in Apollo Tyres

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd has approved an issuance of compulsorily convertible preference shares in the company worth Rs 1080 crore million (approximately US$150 million) to an affiliate of Warburg ...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

MG Motor India retails 2,608 units of Hector in September 2019

MG Motor India has recorded retail sales of 2,608 units of the MG Hector internet car in September 2019. MG Motor India re-opened its bookings on September 29 backed by its plans to ramp up production.

Goodyear new range of tyres for cars & SUVs

Goodyear India has launched two new products Assurance DuraPlus 2 and Wrangler AT SilentTrac for the Indian market. Assurance Duraplus 2 range of tyres are designed for small-to-mid-sized passenger cars and Wrangler...

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.

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...

Ceat appoints Amit Tolani as Vice President – Marketing

Ceat Ltd., a leading Indian tyre manufacturer, has appointed Amit Tolani as Vice President–Marketing.. Tolani will be based out of Ceat’s headquarters in Mumbai and will be responsible for spearheading the marketing...

TVS Motor Company launches 4 new products in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched four new products in Bangladesh. The products include premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 160 4V single disc, 125cc motorcycle TVS Max 125, 100cc motorcycle TVS Metro special edition and...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

BKT Arvind Poddar inducted into tyre industry’s 2018 ‘Hall Of Fame’

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), India’s leading manufacturer of off-highway tyre has announced that its Chairman & Managing Director Arvind Poddar has been inducted in the 2018 Tyre Industry Hall of Fame instit...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

TVS Ntorq 125 launched in Sri Lanka for LKR 2,54,900

TVS Motor Company has launched its 125cc scooter, TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka at LKR 2,54,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the drum brake variant and LKR 2,65,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the disc brake variant. Armed ...

Global Mobility Summit 2018: Hero Cycles wants better e-bicycle penetration

On the occasion of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, organised by the government’s think tank, the NITI Aayog at New Delhi, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, Hero Motor Company made an impassioned plea to policy makers...

Continental appoints new Plant Manager for Modipuram tyre plant

Technology company and premium tyre manufacturer Continental has announced the appointment of Kuldeep Singh as plant manager for its tyre plant in Modipuram-Meerut, India. Kuldeep Singh succeeds Vivek Devgun who lef...

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...

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...

Shriram Transport Finance inks MoU with HPCL

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Ltd (STFC), has inked an MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) to offer credit based fuel filling services to its customers on digital platform.

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...

JK Tyre & Industries appoints Rajiv Prasad as President (India Operations)

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing la...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V grab ICOTY, IMOTY 2017 Awards

The 12th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 10th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards were handed out to Maruti Suzki and TVS Motor Company

Cyrus Mistry praised; Tata Nano a loss making project, admits Tatas

The slugfest between the ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry and the Tata Group is appearing to go in favour of Mistry, with the latest developments vindicating him on several stands.

Tatas say Mistry email leak made in “undignified manner”

Tata Sons has reacted in a very mature manner to the way in which Cyrus Mistry’s mail to the Board of Directors was leaked to the public and media wherein he has levelled charges against several Tata officials as we...

Cyrus Mistry comes out with guns blazing in letter to Tata Sons’ Board

Cyrus Mistry who was ousted from his position as Chairman of Tata Sons finally came out with his guns blazing in a hard hitting letter to the Directors of Tata Sons and to the Trustees of the Tata Trusts. He said in...

Ratan Tata is Interim Chairman, Tata Sons; Mistry replaced

Ratan Tata is back as the interim Chairman of Tata Sons. The Tata Sons Board took a decision to replace Cyrus P. Mistry as Chairman. This sudden decision which was taken at a Board meeting held in Mumbai on October ...

Apollo Tyres appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as Chief Technology Officer

Apollo Tyres has appointed Daniele Lorenzetti as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Daniele will spearhead Apollo Tyres’ global initiatives towards research and development, for both passenger vehicle and...

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

Bosch to invest  100 million  Euros (Rs 743 crore) in India plant expansion

The Bosch Group is strengthening its presence in the Indian growth market. “In 2016, we are planning to invest more than 100 million euros (Rs 743 crore approx) in our Indian manufacturing and development locations”...

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 ...

Piaggio India kicks off production of the all new Aprilia SR 150

Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL) has rolled out the very first Aprilia SR 150 from its plant in Baramati. After its announcement at the Delhi Motor Show in February, Piaggio has started the production of the ...

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.

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...

Bridgestone, MRF tie for highest ranking in customer satisfaction: JD Power

Customers’ perceptions of their original equipment (OE) tyre brand are an influential driver when considering replacement tyres for their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Original Equipment Tire Custo...

Toyota, Hyundai , Honda corner major JD Power awards

Toyota Kirloskar, Hyundai Motors India and Honda cornered a majority of the awards as J.D. Power recognised the highest-performing automotive companies in its 2015/ 2016 India customer satisfaction studies at an awa...

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...

Hyundai Creta wins ICOTY 2016 award

Hyundai Motor India Ltd won the Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the Creta SUV model. With this win, Hyundai Motor India has won three ICOTY awards successively for its products: Creta, Elite i20 and Gr...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

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...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

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,...

JK Tyre acquires Haridwar tyre unit of Kesoram Industries for Rs 2200 crore

JK Tyre & Industries has finally confirmed that it is buying Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL) tyre unit of Kesoram Industries. In a press release, the company stated that JK Tyre & Industries Limited (JK Tyre) and JK...

Buy , rent a plane or helicopter through Droom

Droom has now become the king of good times. You can now buy or rent a plane or helicopter through the Droom website (www.droom.in). Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, Droom is India’s first online marketplace...

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 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...

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...

Vivek Kamra appointed President - India, JK Tyre

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has appointed Vivek Kamra as its President -India. The appointment comes in the wake of Arun K Bajoria’s elevation to the vital role of ‘Director and President – International Operations’. W...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates India’s 4th AMG Performance Centre in Hyderabad

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated India’s fourth and Hyderabad’s first AMG Performance Centre (APC) at Mahavir Motors. Mercedes-AMG will now be offering exclusive and personalised service to the AMG customers. Mercede...

Bridgestone India, Pune police join hands for road safety

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with Pune police to promote road safety awareness in the city. The company presented traffic safety (crash) barricades, reflective jackets and traffic light ba...

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...

JK Tyre ranks highest in JD Power 2015 India study

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneer of radial tyres in India, has again added another feather to its cap. The tyre major has been ranked highest in the JD Power 2015 India Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction...

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.

Atulya Sharma appointed Chief Legal Counsel at Apollo Tyres Ltd

Atulya Sharma has been appointed as the Chief Legal Counsel at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He will be based out of the company’s Corporate Office in Gurgaon, and will oversee the Legal and Corporate Secretarial functions. ...

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...

Mercedes-Benz dominates the F1 track and the road

Mercedes-Benz is on a record-setting spree. In 2014 it has dominated both the track (F1) and the road. In India while it sold record cars, worldwide too it sold more cars than ever before in 2014. The company deliv...

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 Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

ICOTY, IMOTY 2015 awards announced

The auto award season got off to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (...

JK Tyre & Industries wins customer award

K Tyre, pioneers of radial technology in India and a leading tyre company, was awarded the SAP ACE Award 2014. According to a press release, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. was chosen for the award in the category ‘Specia...

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...

Apollo Tyres and Manchester United score together

Footballers can now play at the Manchester United club on a tarmac made of recycled rubber from old tyre. Manchester Union partner Apollo Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, is using 100pc recycled rubber from...

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...

Queen's award for Jaguar Land Rover.

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has received the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The award was conferred by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieute...

Ravi Kant retires as Tata Motors’ Vice Chairman.

Veteran automotive industry leader Ravi Kant who was the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Tata Motors, retired from the Board of the Company on May 31, 2014. As per the company’s retirement policy, he had to retire on...

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...

GM to replace Lock Cylinder during switch recall

General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders ...

Indian customers retain factory fitted tyre brand

In India factory fitted tyres generate an element of trust and satisfaction among customers. And when the time comes for the vehicle owners to replace their tyres, a majority prefer to repurchase the same brand of t...

Bridgestone India to expand Pune plant capacity

Bridgestone India, the domestic arm of the global tyre major, Bridgestone corporation is contemplating on revamping its capacity at its manufacturing plant in Pune. The company is planning to achieve a production of...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

New Bosch R&D centre : Plans Rs 1200 cr investment

New Bosch R&D centre inaugurated: Plans Rs 1200 cr investment Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has inaugurated a Research & Technology Centre in India and announced a planned investment ...

Apollo Tyres “Disappointed”; To seek legal remedy

Following US based Cooper Tire’s announcement made on December 30, 2013 that it was terminating its deal with Onkar Kanwar controlled Apollo Tyres, the Indian tyre major has said in a statement that it is “disappoin...

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. ...

JK Tyres awards 2014 ICOTY & IMOTY

Leading tyre major JK Tyre along with a jury comprising automobile journalists of India awarded the

Cross Roads rolls out ‘Fix a Tyre’ Service

Cross Roads in association with JK Tyres has launched ‘Fix-a-Tyre’ helpline for 24x7 on road tyre as

Apollo files response to Cooper complaint

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed its answer to the complaint filed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with t

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

Expo Mart gears up for Auto show in Feb 2014

Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space a

Apollo Tyres snaps up US-based Cooper for US$ 2.5b

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have announced the execution of a definitive merge

Top level changes in the Board of Bosch Limited

With effect from July 01, 2013, Dr. A. Hieronimus will be resigning from the position of Non-Executi

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Hari Shankar Singhania passes away

Hari Shankar Singhania, the President of JK Organisation and Chairman of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, d

Mercedes-Benz sets up its mega workshop in Mumbai

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated the largest ever workshop by any luxury car manufacturer in India

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

Ssangyong Motor Company has announced that it had held a commemorative planting ceremony at its main

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

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

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

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

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

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

This week Apollo Tyres’ iconic tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its millionth truck-b

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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




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