FCA India launches pre-owned Jeep Compass business ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

Three years after the successful launch of the first ever made-in-India Jeep, FCA India has announced the introduction of its all new certified pre-owned vehicle business - ‘SELECTEDforYOU’

FCA India wins India’s highest Award for Quality Excellence from government

FCA India has announced that Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), its world class manufacturing joint venture in Ranjangaon, near Pune, has won the Platinum Trophy in the ‘Large Enterprise’ category at th...

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...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

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...

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

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...

Mahindra, Ford sign MoUs to co-develop midsize SUV, EV & connected car solutions

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of...

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...

FCA recalls more than 9000 Jeep Compass SUVs across markets for faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC is recalling an estimated 7,000 U.S.-market SUVs in customer hands to replace their front passenger-side air bags. A supplier advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module asse...

Lamborghini plant doubles capacity with Urus in mind

Like the way a family gets ready to welcome a new baby, the Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment programme, aligned with the launch of its new Super SUV the Urus, sees its production site now double...

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...

Govt increases cess on luxury  cars to 25% under new GST regime

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars, luxury cars and SUVs from current 15% to 25% under the new GST regime. The cabinet gave it...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

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...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new R$750m (UK Pounds 240m / Rs 2374 crore) manufacturing facility and Education Business Partnership Centre in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the fir...

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...

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic now in Australia

Down Under there is more news beyond cricket. Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL) has launched the Automatic Transmission version of the New Age XUV500 in Australia. The Automatic Option will be available ...

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...

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...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

Auto Industry is a soft target; SC ban order unfortunate

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has laid out a series of facts and observations that clearly proves that by banning diesel cars with engine capacities of 2000cc through the December 16, 2015 or...

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 ...

More trouble for Volkswagen as EPA issues 2nd notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thi...

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...

Mahindra Scorpio registers its highest ever annual sales in FY15

The iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV has crossed the 50,000 milestone in unit sales in FY15, for the 4th consecutive year. According to a press release, the Scorpio sold 51,553 units in FY15, being the highest ever annua...

Mahindra’s Bolero continues to charm its way in SUV segment

There may be a dozen odd Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), of different shapes and sizes in the country, each more modern and electronically savvy, but Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship SUV, the Bolero continue to charm ...

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...

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...

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...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors of India, has officially opened its new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The 500m Pounds (Rs 4914 crore) facility, announced in September 2011, represents a significant step in Ja...

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...

Bosch tells how to choose between diesel & petrol

This is a must read for all those residing in India who have always debated on which powertrain to opt for...diesel or petrol. German component major Bosch has put together a chart for one to understand what it mea...

Tractors on top, Rhino takes beating for Sonalika

For Hoshiarpur-based Sonalika Group, a debt-free and cash surplus (Rs 1000 crore plus) company, controlled by the LD Mittal family of Punjab, there is a reason to smile and reasons to frown. The group’s tractor busi...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

0 pc attrition among Mercedes-Benz India workers.

Mercedes-Benz makes some of the best cars in the world. The Mercedes racing team is making a regular habit of winning all the Formula One races. Back home in India, Mercedes-Benz India is surging ahead with double d...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

Audi India records best-ever sales

Audi India has set several records in terms of sales of its cars in India. It not only clocked a best-ever monthly sales (1404 units for March 2014), it also clocked a best-ever quarterly sales of 2740 units (Jan-Ma...

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...

Excise relief for Motown Industry

In the Interim Budget, Finance Minister P Chidambaram reduced excise duty on small cars and motorcycles from 12pc to 8pc. There is also a cut to 20pc for large and mid segment cars and 24pc (from 30pc) for SUVs. Com...

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...

Jeep brand all-time global sales in 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012. Jeep ...

HM to assemble Isuzu vehicles at Thiruvallur

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

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

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

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

Cyrus P Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata

The board of directors of Tata Sons at its meeting on November 23, 2011 appointed Cyrus P Mistry as

Mahindra Scorpio as intervention vehicle at BIC

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, has announced its

Ford, Toyota to collaborate on hybrid systems

Ford, Toyota to collaborate on hybrid systems

Tomas Ernberg is new MD, Volvo Auto India

Volvo Auto India has announced the appointment of Tomas Ernberg as the new MD of the company

Ssangyong-Mahindra Sign Definitive Agreement

Ssangyong Motor Company M&M its preferred bidder, announced the signing of a definitive agreement



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