Maruti Suzuki inaugurates Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Manesar

In a bid to enhance employability of youth, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR programme, the latest being the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence (CoE...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

Mahindra First Choice Services buys key assets of Carnation Auto

Mahindra First Choice Services (MFC Services) has entered into an asset acquisition agreement with the official liquidator of Carnation Auto (India) Pvt. Ltd. (CAPL). As a result, MFC Services will acquire key asset...

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross achieves 100,000 cumulative sales

Maruti Suzuki’s premium urban offering S-Cross has achieved the milestone of 1-lakh cumulative sales. S-Cross is a flagship product from Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa portfolio and also the most premium offering from the com...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, highest-selling premium sedan of India

Maruti Suzuki’s new Ciaz is India’s highest selling premium sedan in first half of 2018-19. The company has sold over 24,000 units of Ciaz during April-September 2018-19. Currently, Ciaz accounts for 28.8% market sh...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Maruti Suzuki Swift clock sales of 1-lakh units in 145 days, the fastest for a car in India

The all-new Swift from Maruti Suzuki has attained a spectacular milestone of one-lakh unit sales in 145 days. This is the fastest 100,000 units for any car in India. The third generation Swift has received overwhelm...

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...

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...

Maruti Suzuki achieves cumulative sales of 35 lakh with Alto

One of the country's most trusted car brands Maruti Suzuki has achieved a unique milestone by selling a cumulative 35 lakh units of their entry level hatchback - Alto. The company has been able to achieve a stable g...

Maruti Suzuki to support Delhi Police in Traffic Safety Management System

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has joined hands with the Delhi Police to implement a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital. The objective of TSMS is: • Reduction in accidents and fat...

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...

Finally, Delhi to get automated driving test centres, courtesy Maruti Suzuki

Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres across 12 locations in the city...

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...

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...

Maruti Suzuki presents 35 vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customised to meet traffic police requirement...

Modi, Japanese PM Abe inaugurate Suzuki lithium ion battery plant

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart from Japan Shinzo Abe have inaugurated the Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited's vehicle manufacturing facilities and lithium ion battery manufacturing facili...

Additional cess on cars could take prices above pre-GST levels

The government has announced a graded duty revision on cars, as part of the GST (Goods & Service Tax) council’s rate revision. As part of this graded increase, an additional cess of 2% has been levied on mid-size c...

Dr. Abhay Firodia appointed President, SIAM

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors has been appointed President of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod...

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.

Top losers and gainers in Indian passenger cars sales in April 2017

Despite the economy looking up and the Indian car industry showing a positive growth of 14.68 in domestic sales in April 2017 at 277,602 units, five out of 16 companies have show negative sales in April 2017 as comp...

Sales of Maruti Suzuki Smart Hybrid Vehicles surpass one lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS – have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units in February 2017. This marks the success of Maruti Suzuki’s effor...

Maruti Suzuki presents 15 new vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited handed over 15 new vehicles (13 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department on February 13, 2017. Through this initiative the company aims to support Haryana Police de...

Iconic HM brand is now Le Ambassador after buyout by Peugeot

Within three weeks of announcing a tie up with the PSA Peugeot Group of France , the CK Birla Group has announced that Hindustan Motors Ltd, the manufacturer of the iconic Ambassador car, has executed an agreement w...

200th Maruti Suzuki Nexa showroom inaugurated

Expanding its premium automotive experience, India’s leading passenger vehicle maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has inaugurated its 200th Nexa showroom in Hyderabad. Nexa, the fastest growing auto retail channel i...

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

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 ...

Maruti Suzuki MD Kenichi Ayukawa awarded

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, was awarded ‘Best CEO – Multinational Company’ at Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA) 2016 in Mumbai. Ayukawa was selected for steering Maruti Suzuki towards...

Baleno sales cross one lakh units in domestic market

Cumulative sales for the Baleno, Maruti Suzuki India Limited's (MSIL) premium hatchback has crossed the one lakh mark on October 4, 2016, nearly a year after its launch back in October, 2015. The company recorded a ...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Maruti Suzuki partners with Uber to create safe driving

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) announced its partnership with Uber India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein the company will train over 30,000 individuals/Uber partner-drivers in safe driving ov...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Volvo Auto India strengthens senior management team

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo Cars has announced three new senior management team appointments in India. In the new organisational structure, Nalin Jain takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer while Jyoti...

Sajeev Rajasekharan is new Executive VP, Suzuki Motorcycle India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has announced the appointment of Sajeev Rajasekharan as its new Executive Vice President for Sales & After-Sales. In ...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sells over one lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL) popular premium mid-size sedan, Ciaz, has crossed one lakh cumulative sales mark in the domestic market, in June 2016.

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...

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...

Suzuki Swift sales reach 5 million units mark globally

The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback car has had a great run in terms of sales, so far in India. Worldwide too, the car has been quite successful. Suzuki Motor Corporation launched the Swift in November 2004. The Swift...

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...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

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...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

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...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

Maruti Suzuki launches NEXA premium sales channel

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) has launched NEXA, a premium sales channel in India for its premium product portfolio. Maruti Suzuki has 300 dealers who operate 1650 outlets and 3000 sub outlets. The company has ...

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...

Dr Surinder Kapur of Sona Group passes away

Veteran automotive industrialist Dr. Surinder Kapur, Founder and Chairman, Sona Group passed away after a brief illness in Munich, Germany at 20.00 hrs (IST) on June 30, 2015. He is survived by his wife Rani Kapur a...

Maruti Suzuki becomes only car maker in India to roll out 15 millionth unit

Maruti Suzuki India Limited set a new milestone by becoming the only car manufacturer in India to roll out its 15 millionth car. The 15 millionth car, a DZire VDi (Chassis No. MA3FJEB1S00740865) rolled out from the ...

Maruti Suzuki programme to train youth

Car major Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will be scaling up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) at 45 Government-run Industrial Training Institutes across t...

Gujarat CM lays foundation stone for Suzuki plant

Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015. The Suzuki Group will set up three plants at Hansalpur ...

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...

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 (...

Government plans crash test norms for cars

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha on December 1, 2014 during the winter session of Parliament that the Government is planning to mandate the offset frontal...

Maruti Suzuki Is the ‘Most Considered Nameplate’

It is obvious that with increasing demand for cars and the increasing number of car models being offered by different car manufacturers in India, more and more people are likely to scrutinise their options before ac...

Maruti Suzuki to recall 69,555 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited will be proactively inspecting and repairing the wiring harness fitment of 69,555 diesel vehicles (55,938 units of Old Dzire, 12,486 units of Old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz) manufactur...

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...

RS Kalsi heads Domestic Marketing & Sales--Maruti

Following the resignation of Mayank Pareek, Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) from Maruti Suzuki, the company has announced that R S Kalsi will take over as head of Domestic Marketing & Sales. Kalsi is ...

K-series engine crosses 2.5 m production milestone

Maruti Suzuki’s most awarded gasoline K-series engine series has crossed the 25 lakh (2.5 million) production milestone early August 2014. The K-series engines power Maruti cars like Alto K10, Celerio, Wagon R, Sw...

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 ...

Maruti Suzuki recalls 103,311 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has officially announced that it will proactively replace ‘fuel filler neck’ of 103,311 vehicles (42,481 units of DZire, 47,237 units of Swift and 13,593 units of Ertiga) manufactured bet...

Fiat India Automobiles rolls out 3 lakh cars

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has rolled out the 300,000th car and from its Ranjangaon plant in Pune. This plant rolled out its 500,000th engine in August 2013. FIAL is a joint venture between Fiat S.p.A and Ta...

VW India exports its 50,000th car, a LHD Vento

India is increasingly becoming an export hub with almost all car majors including Maruti Suzuki, Nissan India, Hyundai Motor India, Renault India and Volkswagen India exporting their vehicles to countries abroad. G...

Maruti seeks minority shareholder view on Gujarat

Though not required by law, the Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) in a meeting held on March 15, 2014 has decided to seek minority shareholders’ approval as stipulated in Section 188 of the Co...

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...

Ansal University conference on supply chain

Ansal University, Gurgaon, a private university with strong international collaborations dedicated to providing advanced trans-disciplinary education hosted two day-long 2nd Industry-University International Confere...

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...

Suzuki 100pc subsidiary takes Modi-land unit

Maruti Suzuki’s plans to acquire land and do business in Gujarat has taken a slight twist with the board deciding that the expansion in Modi-land will be done by a 100pc subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Jap...

Kenichi Ayukawa is new MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has appointed Kenichi Ayukawa as the new Managing Director and Ch

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates 2nd unit at Bawal

Mann+Hummel India inaugurates its 2nd unit at Bawal

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

Rakesh Srivastava Hyundai sales & marketing

Hyundai Motor India has announced that Rakesh Srivastava Vice- President - National Sales at Hyundai

Maruti Suzuki signs MoU with HSBTE and HISCET

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

Maruti Suzuki wins National Safety Award

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has won the prestigious National Safety Award for the year 2009

St Columba's School team wins SAEINDIA event

St Columba's School team wins SAEINDIA event

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Maruti Suzuki Board approves Gujarat land purchase

Škoda India kicks off Rapid’s production at Chakan

Škoda India kicks off Rapid’s production at Chakan

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

Maruti Suzuki’s K-series engine cross 10 lakh-mark

The K-series engine that powers Maruti Suzuki’s bestsellers as WagonR, Swift, Estilo and Alto-K10 ha

Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Mahindra First Choice

YVS Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Mahindra First Choice

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Tenneco products for Toyota Etios

Magneti Marelli 500,000 ECU production target

Magneti Marelli closed the calendar 2010 by crossing the production mark of 500,000 ECUs

City Gas projects to get a priority: Jitin Prasada

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

Iconic M 800 losing edge as sales plummet 50 pc

NEW DELHI: The iconic M 800 seems to be losing its grip on the Indian market. The small car, once

Maruti Suzuki to establish new plant at Manesar

NEW DELHI: India’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) held its 29th Annual General



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