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...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

Tata Motors to deliver 10,000 Tigor e-sedans to Indian government

E-Mobility in India got a real hard push when leading commercial and passenger car manufacturer in India, Tata Motors emerged as the lowest bidder in the tender floated by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a jo...

Bajaj Auto, Triumph Motorcycles UK global partnership for mid-capacity bikes

Triumph Motorcycles of UK and Bajaj Auto have announced a global partnership to deliver a range of mid-capacity motorcycles (300cc to 500cc) benefiting from the collective strengths of both companies. This partnersh...

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 ...

Tata Motors, Castrol announce global strategic partnership

Tata Motors and Castrol have announced the signing of a three-year strategic partnership agreement for supply of Commercial Vehicle Oils to Tata Motors globally. The agreement will cover over 50 markets including SA...

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.

Mercedes-Benz ‘Safe Roads’, in its second year, travels to Kochi

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

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 ...

Another 1.1 million Volkswagen vehicles to undergo emission modifications

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of Germany has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi bra...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

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...

Tata Motors tie-up to make armed vehicles for the Indian Army

Tata Motors has announced its strategic partnership with Bharat Forge Limited and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) in the defence segment. Tata will be building Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV) for the Ind...

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...

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...

Volkswagen management decides on reorientation of diesel strategy

After the news of mega emission scam involving Volkswagen cars in the US and elsewhere in the world, comes the news from Germany based Volkswagen Group (http://www.volkswagenag.com) about the reorientation of the di...

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 ...

VW Group restructured; Sacks employees involved in emission scandal

As a fallout of the massive US emission scandal involving Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board not only restructured the Volkswagen group but also recommended the immediate suspension of some of its employee...

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...

Roland S. Folger is new MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Roland S. Folger as the Managing Director and CEO of its India operations. Roland S. Folger will replace Eberhard Kern who will assume a new role for the European market. This was stated ...

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,...

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...

Mahindra invests Rs 250 crore more in Zaheerabad plant

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated its extended automotive manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana. This facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar ...

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...

Isuzu Motors India trains ITI trainers in Chennai

Leading manufacturer of pick up vehicles in India, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited has concluded the 2nd five-day training for ITI trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology in Chenna...

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...

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’s Automotive Sector rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, t...

Tata Motors Dec 2014 sales of passenger cars increases 52pc

Even though Tata Motors’ total sales grew by 10pc in December 2014, as compared to the corresponding month last year, the company recorded a 52pc growth in passenger car sales for the month at 9956 units, propelled ...

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...

Mayank Pareek joins Tata Motors as President

Tata Motors has announced the appointment of Mayank Pareek as President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU). His appointment is effective October 1, 2014. He will take over from Ranjit Yadav who will now head th...

Tata Motors partners UK-based Microlise

Indian automobile major Tata Motors has partnered with Microlise, one of Europe’s leading Telematics and Fleet Management solutions providers to bring in the latest global Fleet Telematics solutions to the Indian ma...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

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...

Wabco opens application engineering centre in Pune

Wabco, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle, announced the opening of a new Application Engineering Centre in Pune. The new centre, Wabco’s second of i...

Two-wheeler dealers are optimistic: Sewells report

In a downturn in the automotive industry, the dealer fraternity is the one that gets directly impacted by the gloom. In India, the automobile industry is reeling under severe drop in sales, except for two-wheeler ma...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

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 ...

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

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...

Ashwani Gupta of Datsun is head, LCV dvsn, Renault

Ashwani Gupta, Global Program Director, Datsun has been assigned a new role as head of Light Commercial Vehicles division of Renault in France. Gupta was appointed Program Director of Datsun Business Unit in 2011. “...

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...

Car, bike, CV makers cut prices across range

Barely a few days after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced an excise duty reduction in the Interim Budget 2014, vehicles makers across the country have announced price cuts of their model range. In the Interim...

Ashok Leyland launches PARTNER and MiTR

Ashok Leyland has launched two new offerings in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment, the PARTNER truck and the MiTR bus. The two are products of the Nissan-Ashok Leyland joint-venture. PARTNER has a Gross Ve...

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...

Scania inaugurates manufacturing facility in India

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

VECV to export Euro 6 engine base from Pithampur

Commemorating successful completion of five years of partnership between Volvo Group and Eicher Moto

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

US$ 43.4 bn earned by industry in FY2011-12: ACMA

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

Honeywell India appoints Milind Godbole as MD

Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), the global leader in automotive turbocharger technology, announc

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)

VECV opens fourth automotive lab in India

The MCKVIE-Eicher centre of automotive technology was inaugurated by Rabi Ranjan Chattopadhyay, Mini

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

TVS Group acquires Universal Components UK Ltd.

TVS group has announced the acquisition of Universal Components (UC) UK Ltd. – Britain’s leading ind

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

Mercedes-Benz India launches city bus

After its successful entry into long-distance inter city bus segment, with the introduction of the 2

Eicher bus body manufacturing plant at Dhar (MP)

VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) has done the ground breaking cerem

Scania to set up new  facility in Bangalore

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

‘White Express’ auto service for Gurgaon

To make life easier for commuters in Gurgaon, Ativa Auto Services for the first time launched ‘White

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

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

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

From 1st November 2011, all new car and light commercial vehicle models in the EU must be equipped

Lowell Paddock appointed GM India President & MD

Lowell Paddock has been appointed President and Managing Director of General Motors India, effective

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

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

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

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

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

Continental AG to beef up India operations

Continental AG to beef up India operations post Modi Tyres acquisition

Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

India-born Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

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

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Shri Firodia Trust donates 50 ambulances

Cummins India inaugurates its three plants

Cummins India inaugurates its three plants in India

Cummins India builds 3 plants for Rs 500 cr

Cummins in India has inaugurated its 300-acre project at Phaltan

Ashok Leyland appoints Nitin Seth as new ED

Ashok Leyland, announced the appointment of Nitin Seth to the position of Executive Director – LCV

Mercedes-Benz SA gets R2-billion investment

Mercedes-Benz South Africa gets R2-billion investment

Peter Honegg to succeed Dr Aulbur in Mercedes Benz

Peter T Honegg will succeed Dr. Wilfried Aulbur as the new MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

AMW signs MOU with Central Bank of India

MUMBAI: Asia Motor Works (AMW), manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles, signed a Memorandum....

Tata AutoComp unveils its new set of technologies

PUNE: Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, India’s leading automotive components conglomerate unveiled sta

German envoy visits Volkswagen India Chakan Plant

PUNE: The new German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman today visited the Volkswa

The Vespa Returns by 2012

ITALY: At a meeting on June 3, 2010 in Milan (Italy) chaired by Roberto Colaninno, the Board of Dire

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

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