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Mahindra XUV300 AMT is the diesel compact SUV you've been waiting for!

There is a reason why I’m increasingly beginning to spot quite a few of Mahindra XUV300s on our roads. In fact, only a few days back, I saw two brand new ones in my neighbourhood, within a distance of 500 meters of each other. There is little doubt that it is fast becoming a popular choice and why not? Afterall, it is a very capable sub-four-meter SUV. In fact, it may be remembered that when Mahindra launched the XUV300 a few months back, it had several segment-first features. Soon, Mah...

Renault - May your Tribers increase

Nobody does chic the way the French do, and Renault’s latest offering in the Indian car market, the Triber, is no exception. This is a sub-four-meter car that is actually a seven-seater and Renault has done a very impressive job, both, in terms of design and styling. Take one look at the beautifully designed pod that houses the instrument cluster and you will know exactly what I’m talking about. More on that later, but let us begin by looking at its exterior design. The fir...

Audi hits A6

Preferred by those who like to be chauffeured around, the Audi A6, always enjoyed the image of a sedan where most of the times it was the backseat occupants who waxed eloquent about its virtues more than its drivers did. However, all that is about to change with the arrival of the all new Audi A6. This is a sedan that implores you to drive it from the minute you set your eyes on it. For starters, the A6, is now, all grown up. Not only is it slightly wider (1886mm) but it is also both, long...

Gettin Jag XE with it

The problem with driving something super sophisticated and sporty, such as the Jaguar XE P250 SE, is that it takes some determined effort, to shift focus, and start liking anything else, long after the Press demonstrator has gone back. That the Jaguar XE P250 SE, happens to be one of the finest driver-focused cars out there, the kind that not only brings a song to your lips, but also makes your heart leap with abundant joy, with the slightest throttle inputs, is truly, no exaggeration.  ...

Safety, Thy name is Volvo

I have yet to meet a motoring enthusiast who hasn’t, at least once, chuckled at the half-witted Volvo jokes that do the rounds from time to time. Truth be told, it is in fact, Volvo, that has the last laugh as competitors struggle to keep pace with their safety innovations. Afterall, had it not been for Volvo’s history of safety innovations and their generous nature in waiving off patent rights to benefit all of mankind, our killer roads would have been an even more dangerous...

TLC for GLC

Ever since Mercedes-Benz entered India, 25 years ago, we have seen the luxury car manufacturer give us some of the finest set of wheels. The GLC, a much-loved SUV from their stables, is no different. Now, Mercedes-Benz has ensured that it has gotten even better; and with the newly introduced MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), it makes for a rather compelling proposition.  While other rivals such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 which compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC also hav...

Evoque your senses

The new Range Rover Evoque is luxurious, sophisticated, and a hoot to drive! The engineering and design teams who have spent millions of man hours designing and building the new Range Rover Evoque have ensured that it remains true to its core British values of restrained design while delivering wholeheartedly in terms of its capabilities so that it does exactly what it is meant to do, which is drive its owners wherever their heart desires, with the assuredness of the Rangie’s reliabilit...

Even better than the real thing

Ever since TVS launched the Apache RR310 in 2017, the manufacturer has upgraded the bike almost every year. In 2019, this flagship model received a slipper clutch and a new gloss black colour. As impressive and value-for-money as the RR310 is, sadly, it never managed to take the market by storm. But TVS is in no mood to wave the white flag yet. Instead, after jotting down the feedback received, they meticulously worked on resolving the glitches. With the introduction of Bharat Standard VI (BS...

Crowning Glory

The judgement was passed, obituaries were written, and the guillotine was readied for the first-generation Hyundai Creta as its crown was quickly passed on to a new rival without realizing that the second-generation avatar was on the horizon. As expected, the 2020 Creta took the market by storm, but no one could have scripted a fairy tale return as it became the best-selling vehicle in May, a first for an SUV to take the numero uno position on the sales charts, beating the popular hatchbacks....

City City Bang Bang

Reams have been written about Honda City’s runaway success since its debut back in 1998 in India. Not one to rest on its laurels, Honda, continued to acquire feedback from its customers, toiled hard to better the City, and in every successive car that it introduced over the decades, it never ceased to amaze. No small feat that! In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that few mid-sized sedans have enjoyed the popularity that the Honda City has over the years. Not only does ...

Safe Bet

There is a famous quote by Jack Nicholson in the film, A Few Good Men, which is apt for Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to resurrect the S-Cross, ‘Roll the dice and take your chances’. This could very well be the last straw for this crossover. Going by the current trend, the country’s most successful automobile manufacturer has decided to drop the diesel engine and go only with petrol. The 1.5-litre gasoline motor, which also powers the Ciaz, the Brezza and the XL6, has a...

Jekyll and Hyde

Who would look at the Skoda Rapid TSI and think that this sedate looking car is in fact capable of unleashing such exhilarating fun and that too with what seems like a feeble engine, at least on paper. So very Jeckyll and Hyde.  Boy, was I in for a delightful surprise! On the outside, not much has changed for the Rapid which was introduced back in 2011 and consequently updated in 2017 and in 2019 to keep up with competition. (Think Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris ...

Modern Sonet

One has to accept some inalienable truths. Despite the global pandemic, India’s love affair with SUVs continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Last month’s sales figures show that of the top 20 best sellers, five are SUVs, of which three are from the most coveted class – the compact segment. Competition will only intensify further with the launch of the Kia Sonet, next Friday. The Sonet will be available in three powertrain options, the naturally aspirated 82bhp 1.2-litre petr...

Absolute Altroz

Albatross. Glittering Eye. Mariner. Coleridge. Sounds like a load of gobbledygook? Not really. When Tata Motors christened their 45X Concept, they decided to call it the Altroz, a word inspired by the large seabird, the Albatross, found in the Antartic and the Pacific oceans, and mythologically celebrated for bringing good luck to sailors. In fact, many of you may also remember the Albatross as the bird that appeared in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s oft-quoted poem, The Rime of th...

Hyundai Venue will close CY 2019 with 100,000 bookings

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has announced that their brand Hyundai Venue is all set to close the Calendar year 2019 with a 100,000 Bookings. The Made-in-India Venue has seen a demand in the overseas market as well and is now all set is to enter the South African market from December 2, 2019. The first major shipment of 1,400 units is dispatched to South Africa from the Chennai port today. The other markets for Venue exports are Nepal, Bh...

MG Motor India associates with Umicore for recycling end-of-life ZS EV batteries

MG (Morris Garages) Motor today announced its association with Umicore in order to explore opportunities for safe and sustainable recycling end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles. Umicore, with its expertise in end-to-end battery life cycle management offers a complete recycling journey for Li-ion batteries while maintaining an ecological footprint, thereby addressing MG's concerns about the disposal of end-of-life EV batteries.  Speaking on t...

Mercedes-Benz's new GLC arrives with MBUX

India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today launched the latest generation of the GLC. The GLC is an excellent SUV, which combines outstanding on and off-road driving characteristics with spaciousness, practicality and comfort. The GLC is an illustration of excellent artisanship of high quality materials in combination with a classy and authentic design that attracts immediate attention. Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Indi...

BMW launches Smart Repair service

Gurugram. BMW India has announced the introduction of ‘BMW Smart Repairs’ throughout its service network in the country. The unique BMW repair service ensures faster repairs and reduction in cost for small and medium size repairs. Latest technology and tools are used to carry out targeted repairs without having to replace bigger parts. BMW Smart Repair includes body and paint related jobs including plastic parts, dents, spot paint job, headlight, alloy wheel and leather wo...

Jaguar Land Rover acquires All-Terrain Performance Specialist Bowler

Jaguar Land Rover today announces it has acquired Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars, parts and rally raid vehicles. Founded in 1985, Bowler pioneered the production of dedicated off-road competition cars in the UK and has achieved success in international rally raid events. The expertise Bowler has amassed for all-terrain vehicle dynamics, low-volume production techniques, and proving the durability of components under extreme conditions, is highly sought-af...

Hyundai Motor India showcases its new sedan AURA

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter, today, unveiled its most awaited sedan the all New Hyundai AURA. The new stylish sedan is set be a trendsetter being the most power packed and feature rich sedan in its segment.  Speaking at the unveiling of the AURA, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “It is a matter of great pride for the Hyundai Motor India as we unveiled our f...

Yamaha enters the 125cc scooter segment

Continuing with the excitement of The Call of the Blue that carved the “The Yamaha Uniqueness” through product line ups and experiences, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. have announced its entry into the 125-cc scooter segment in India with the launch of Fascino 125 FI. The company will now work aggressively to fortify its market in the 125-cc scooter segment along with the motorcycle line up. The new scooter comes with several exciting new features...

Tata Motors unveils India’s own Electric SUV, the Nexon EV

Tata Motors today unveiled India’s Own Electric SUV – the Nexon EV, an aspirational SUV for personal car buyers looking for a thrilling, connected drive experience with zero emissions. Powered by the cutting-edge Ziptron technology, this vehicle promises an efficient high voltage system, zippy performance, long-range, fast charging capability, extended battery life and class leading safety features. Scheduled to be launched in January 2020, the Nexon EV is expected to be...

All new Suzuki Access 125 BS-VI will be here soon

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today, announced its transition from BS-IV to BS-VI products from January 2020. Suzuki Motorcycle India’s top-selling scooter, Access 125, will be the first product to be rolled out as part of the new emission norms from Suzuki Motorcycle India’s portfolio. The All-New Suzuki Access 125 will come with new key features including Eco As...

Renault Triber exports to South Africa commence

Renault, the number one European brand in India, commenced exports of Renault TRIBER to South Africa, today. Since its launch, Renault TRIBER has offered an unmatched value proposition to customers looking at a B-segment car. Renault TRIBER is a spacious, ultra-modular, fuel-efficient vehicle with attractive interiors which boasts of many modern and practical features in less than 4 meters. “With the launch of Renault TRIBER, Renault forayed in the largest and the fastest growing seg...

Hyundai AURA bookings now open

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., has just announced the commencement of bookings for the Hyundai AURA, which is the first sedan in its segment with a 1.0  Kappa BS6 Turbo GDI Petrol and 1.2  BS6 ECOTORQ Diesel engine. Commenting on the announcement of the Hyundai AURA booking,  Mr.Tarun Garg, Director - Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.  said, “Today we mark the beginning of the new decade with the commencement of bookings ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) opens bookings for BS-VI Compliant Innova Crysta

Strengthening its commitment to Government of India’s vision of a green and sustainable environment, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today, opened bookings for the BS-VI compliant version of its flagship MPV, Innova Crysta which was first launched in 2016 . The petrol and diesel variants of the BS-VI compliant Innova Crysta will be available in both Manual as well as Automatic Transmission options. Sharing his thoughts on the announcement,  Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President,...

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars delivers historic annual sales record in CY 2019

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has delivered a historic annual sales record in CY 2019, with a global performance unequalled in the company’s 116-year history. A total of 5,152 cars were delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world, an increase of 25% on the previous record of 4,107 cars in CY 2018. With these historic results, from a significant sales growth in all regions worldwide, Rolls-Royce continues to make a meaningful contribution...

Design sketches provide first exterior impressions of the SKODA VISION IN

Two design sketches reveal the first impression of the exterior of the new ŠKODA VISION IN. The concept study is a forerunner of a mid-size SUV designed especially for the Indian market, the production of which will start in 2020-21. The VISION IN will make its first public appearance at Auto Expo 2020 in New Delhi (5 to 12 February). The first design sketch shows the dynamic front of the SUV concept study with a wide bonnet and a large ŠKODA grille, a front apron with large ...

Bajaj Auto celebrates Pulsar's 18th anniversary with a 360° integrated campaign

Launched in Oct 2001, Bajaj Pulsar, has successfully completed 18 years, marking a significant milestone in its journey, a momentous occasion for both, Bajaj and the Indian motorcycle industry with a product that has been designed and developed in India! A whopping 1.2 plus CR units of Bajaj Pulsars have been sold globally in 65 plus countries since. The Pulsar range now extends from 125cc all the way up to 220cc. The brand currently commands a market share of 40% in the sports moto...

BMW Group India delivers 9,641 cars in CY 2019

BMW Group India has delivered 9,641 units of BMW and MINI cars in CY 2019. BMW India registered sales of 9,000 units and MINI India of 641 units. BMW Motorrad has continued its streak in the premium motorcycle segment with 2,403 motorcycles delivered to customers. Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “2019 was not an easy year for the Indian automotive industry as various macroeconomic and structural conditions shook its foundations. BMW Gr...

1,000 Mahindra Electric Vehicles power Lithium Urban Technologies fleet

Mahindra Electric, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group and Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s largest zero emission service for employee transportation, today announced that their partnership has crossed the significant milestone of 1,000 Mahindra Electric Vehicles in the Lithium fleet. Having clocked 100 million ekms, with over 500 Mahindra EVs running more than 1 lakh ekms, this partnership is set to transform employee transportation solutions in India and drive ...

Tata Motors to showcase its all-new product portfolio at Auto Expo 2020

Tata Motors, will roll out a product offensive in 2020. The company today announced that it will commence the introduction of its all-new BSVI range of products with passenger vehicles, starting from January 2020. This will be demonstrated by a grand showcase with 4 global unveils, 14 commercial and 12 passenger vehicle displays at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020, at Greater Noida.  Tata Motors is building a sustainable future by providing aspirational, innovative mobility solutions for a...

Volkswagen to launch its SUV offensive at Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced its line-up for the upcoming Auto Expo 2020. The brand will unveil its biggest SUV offensive, with the launch of four new SUVs within two years.   Owing to ever increasing consumer preferences for the SUVs, the Volkswagen brand plans to heavily focus on introducing its global line-up of SUV portfolio for the Indian market. Keeping Volkswagen brand’s core USP of build quality, safety and fun to drive element each of these...

Bookings open for Tata Motors BS-VI Passenger Vehicles range

Tata Motors today, announced the bookings open of its completely refreshed product portfolio, which will consist of the BS-VI models of the Tiago, Tigor, and the Nexon. With this portfolio launch, Tata Motors officially migrates to Bharat Stage-VI in the passenger vehicles segment. The new range of BS-VI products will sport revamped designs with all-new features and is set to be priced higher than their predecessors. Customers can book these products with an amount of INR 11,000 by visitin...

The Audi Q8 is here

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today launched the new face of its Q family - the Audi Q8. A combination of a four-door luxury coupé and a versatile SUV, the Audi Q8 is equipped with a powerful yet efficient 3.0 TFSI engine. Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI is big on customization and is priced at INR 1.33 Crore onwards Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “With...

5-star adult safety rating from Global NCAP for Tata Altroz

Tata Motors, today proudly announced that its premium hatchback - the Altroz has become the latest recipient of the 5-star adult safety rating from Global NCAP, the foremost global car assessment programme. This makes Altroz not only the second vehicle from Tata Motors to achieve this, but also makes it the second passenger car in the Indian automotive industry, after the Nexon, which was awarded this distinction in December 2018.  The Tata Altroz has been designed to offer world-clas...

Get ready for Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020

Auto Expo – The Motor Show, the biannual event of India’s automotive industry, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), with support from Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will see the inauguration ceremony of its 15th edition, on February 6th, 2020. The gates at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida will be thrown open to public from February 7th, 2020 until the final day, February...

Great Wall Motors and General Motors sign agreement for purchase of GM's Talegaon plant

Great Wall Motors (GWM) and General Motors (GM) today announced an agreement for the sale of GM India’s Talegaon manufacturing facility, subject to requisite government and regulatory approvals. Under a binding term sheet signed yesterday, the GM India legal entity, which includes the Talegaon facility, will transfer to GWM. GWM Global Strategy Vice President Mr. Liu Xiangshang said the transaction would underpin the company’s plan to enter and invest in India. “T...

Ford EcoSport's 2020 BS-VI line-up offers diesel & petrol engines

Ford India has introduced the 2020 Ford EcoSport with updated, Bharat Stage VI emission norm compliant petrol and diesel engines at attractive prices starting from INR 804,000 & INR 854,000 respectively. The 2020 EcoSport will offer greater choice with powerful, capable & best-in-class diesel and petrol engine options. “Ford is committed to offer products & technologies our customers want & value -- including our best-in-class diesel engines – at almost the s...

New Himalayan from Royal Enfield arrives

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, today announced the launch of the new Himalayan with BS-VI compliant engine. The new Himalayan gets a Switchable ABS feature. Switching the ABS off allows the rear wheel to lock and lets the rider drift when riding off-road. This makes adventure touring and trail riding experience more engaging and exciting for riding enthusiasts. With more focus on rider safety, the new Himalayan is equipped with a hazard switch that war...

KTM bookings commence for the 390 Adventure

KTM, announced the price of the most awaited KTM 390 Adventure yesterday. The KTM 390 Adventure was unveiled in India last month at the India Bike Week on 6th December 2019. Bookings commenced yesterday, at KTM Showrooms across the country for the 390 Adventure priced at Rs. 2,99,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The bike goes on sale from 20 January 2020.  KTM 390 Adventure marks KTM’s entry into the emerging adventure motorcycles market in India. The recent years have witness...

Mercedes-Benz all set to enthrall at Auto Expo 2020

Mercedes-Benz, the country’s largest luxury carmaker is all set to excite and enthrall at the 15 th Edition of the ‘Auto Expo 2020’. An array of exciting products, unique services and showcases of latest technologies promise to fascinate the customers and reiterate the high benchmark that the Three Pointed Star’s has set in the Indian luxury car industry. Mercedes-Benz Pavilion will be located at Hall No. 15 and will reflect the brand’s motto for 2020, ‘Res...

Highest 5-Star rating for Mahindra XUV300 from Global NCAP

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today, announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300 has been awarded the highest 5-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. With this global recognition, the XUV300 becomes the first Indian vehicle to score the highest points among all 5-Star rated cars tested so far by Global NCAP. The XUV300 also becomes the first Indian vehicle to score a 4-Star child safety rating. It is noteworthy that side impact performance is a pre-req...

Hyundai Aura launched

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today, launched the most anticipated product of 2020, the all new AURA. Hyundai AURA, targeted at young aspirational customers, will redefine the sedan segment with best-in-class features, powertrain options and premium cabin design.  Speaking at the launch of all new Hyundai AURA, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, &ldq...

Tata Motors launches the much awaited premium hatch - Altroz and three BS-VI ready cars

Marking its entry into the premium hatchback segment, Tata Motors today launched – the Altroz. The Altroz will be available in five trim levels across all Tata Motors authorized dealerships at an introductory price starting from INR 5.29 lakhs for the petrol version and INR 6.99 lakhs for the diesel version. It is the first vehicle developed on the new ALFA architecture and the second vehicle showing the Impact 2.0 design language. With its striking design, bouquet of industry-first fea...

KIA Carnival receives 1,410 bookings on the first day

KIA Motors, the world's eighth largest automaker, today announced that its bold, aspirational and sophisticated Carnival has received 1,410 bookings on the first day. The Pre-booking for Carnival which opened on 21st Jan has received an overwhelming response even before its scheduled launch and price reveal at the Auto Expo in February. Prospective customers of the Carnival have pre-booked it online at the official KIA Motors India website and via the 265 touch points acros...

MG Motor India launches ZS EV at inaugural price of INR 19.88 lakh

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has today launched the much-awaited ZS EV, India’s first pure electric internet SUV, at an inaugural price starting at INR 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who have booked the car before midnight on 17th January 2020. The ZS EV Excite is now available for INR 20.88 lakh while ZS EV Exclusive is available for INR 23.58 lakh. As part of its commitment to provide the best ownership experience, the carmaker has introduced the MG eShi...

A sneak peek at Kia Motors India's Compact SUV Concept

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today, revealed a sneak-peek of its upcoming concept compact SUV from its stable. The concept will be globally unveiled at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2020 and is the third offering from Kia Motors for India. With its modern, dynamic and bold design, this concept will be a testimony of Kia’s focus on consumer-insight driven product innovation and orientation. This bold concept along with its head-turning looks,...

Maruti Suzuki commences exports of S-PRESSO

Conceptualized and designed in India for India and the world, Maruti Suzuki commenced exports of its chartbuster S-PRESSO to overseas markets. The consignments have left for global markets including parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa regions. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “S-PRESSO is a true symbol of Make in India. The car stands testament to our commitment to offer best in design, technol...

Hyundai Motor India receives 5 Model-Level Awards in J.D. Power 2019 India Initial Quality StudySM

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s smart mobility solutions provider and the number one exporter since inception, has received 5 model-level awards for the initial quality in J.D. Power 2019 India Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Initial quality is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the first 2-6 months of ownership, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The 2019 India Initial Quality Study (IQS) is based on responses ...

Triumph and Bajaj come together to form a new alliance

Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto India have today formally commenced their exciting, long term, non-equity partnership in Pune, India. This is a unique moment, where two world-class companies that are passionate, as well as product focused, are coming together to build a brand-new range of mid-capacity motorcycles. The partnership will see the two companies with their respective strengths in large and small capacity motorcycles collaborate to design, engineer, and manufacture a range of ...

Stylish and Sporty Ciaz S by Maruti Suzuki NEXA is here

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the launch of Ciaz S, sports variant of country’s best-selling premium mid-size sedan Ciaz. Built on NEXA’s values of ‘Create. Inspire.’ and based on top variant Alpha, Ciaz-S comes with sporty exterior and enhanced interiors. It will be offered in 3 attractive colours– Sangria Red, Premium Silver and Pearl Snow White. Speaking on the new offering, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing &...

Rolls Royce launches Black Badge Cullinan in India

Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the price of which starts from INR 8.2 Crore and travels north depending on customer specifications was launched today in New Delhi. The arrival of the Black Badge Cullinan completes Black Badge family. It is for the first time that the marque’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury has undergone Black Badge treatment. The Black Badge Cullinan boasts a 6.75-litre, V12 engine, and now delivers increased power (600PS) and torque (900NM). The Drivetrain and cha...

TVS forays into Electric Mobility with iQube Electric - A connected and advanced Tech scooter

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced its foray into electric mobility with the launch of the scooter TVS iQube Electric in Bengaluru. The TVS iQube Electric was launched by Shri.  B.S. Yediyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minster of Karnataka and Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Shri. Venu Srinivasan, Cha...

Maruti Suzuki Alto BS6 in S-CNG launched

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today launched the S-CNG variant of the Alto. The CNG powered Alto BS6 will offer a mileage of 31.59 km/kg. Maruti Suzuki continues to pave the way for the new BS6 emission norms ahead of timeline with Alto S-CNG as its first BS6 compliant CNG vehicle, offering the widest range of green cars with S-CNG technology.   On the introduction of Alto BS6 S-CNG, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki I...

Mercedes-Benz to launch V-Class Marco Polo Camper at Auto Expo 2020

Mercedes-Benz, India’s largest luxury carmaker, will debut the unique V-Cass Marco Polo camper at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo next month, with the country’s first commercially produced camper, introducing its car buyers to a whole new world of luxury and adventure. The V-Class Marco Polo, building on the success of the V-Class in India, will come packed with a whole host of living space concepts. Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India s...

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV at INR 13.99 Lakhs

Redefining the evolution of EVs in India, Tata Motors today announced the launch of India’s Own Electric SUV – the Nexon EV at an introductory price starting from INR 13.99 Lakhs (Ex- Showroom – All India). It is an aspirational SUV for personal car buyers looking for a thrilling, connected drive experience with zero emissions. Powered by the cutting-edge Ziptron technology, this vehicle promises zippy performance, an ARAI certified anxiety-free rang...

Renault Triber and Kwid get BS-VI compliant engines

Renault has launched the new BS-VI variant of their popular products, TRIBER and KWID. TRIBER and KWID are the first BS-VI compliant vehicles from Renault’s stable. BS-VI compliant models of Duster and Captur will also be launched well before the BS-VI deadline. The BS-VI variant of the TRIBER is energy efficient and will be available on all models currently on sale. The power output and torque of the BS-VI variant of the TRIBER remains the same. It will continue ...

Mercedes-Benz's new long wheel base GLE arrives

India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today launched the latest generation of the GLE featuring a long wheelbase. Speaking about the launch, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes- Benz India commented, “At Mercedes-Benz we know the customers’ pulse and our endeavour is to offer them with product offerings that are best-in class. The GLE remains one such winning product, and the fourth generation GLE that comes with a&n...

Land Rover introduces new Range Rover Evoque in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the launch of the New Generation Range Rover Evoque. Available in the highly specced S and the sportier R-Dynamic SE derivative, the New Range Rover Evoque is offered with BS-VI compliant 132 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Diesel powertrain and a 184 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol powertrain with a 48-volt mild hybrid system option. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said:  “The Range Rover Evoq...

Hyundai Motor India rolls-out fastest 3 Millionth ‘Made-in-India’ Export Car

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, today achieved yet another significant milestone with roll out of 3 Millionth Made-in-India Export car – A ‘Hyundai AURA’ (Export name - GRAND i10) for Colombian market from its state-of-the-art plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai. Commenting on the milestone achievement, Mr S S Kim, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The fastest Made-in-India 3 Millionth Export Roll Out is a significant milestone as it showcases the global succes...

Tata Motors' ‘TACNet IdeaNation' - a crowdsourcing platform to solve mobility issues

In an attempt to address complex mobility issues, Tata Motors Ltd. launched an engaging crowdsourcing platform, TACNet IdeaNation. The platform will empower citizens across the country to put forward problems and challenges which they think are existent or which they personally experience in the nation's mobility ecosystem. Through TACNet IdeaNation, Tata Motors is not just inviting people to submit issues and ideas, but also looking at taking their help first in prioritising...

Hyundai Motor India releases Teaser of the new Creta

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s smart mobility solutions provider and the number one exporter since inception, has released the first teaser of its hugely popular SUV – The all new Creta. Launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta, has created excitement in the SUV Segment with its unique blend of iconic design, superior performance and unmatched safety raising the benchmark in the Industry.  The all new Creta is set to rewrite a new era of dominance in...

Honda Cars India switches over to BS-VI

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading premium car manufacturer in India, today announced that having completed entire wholesale despatches to dealers of BS-4 in Dec’19, the company only despatched BS-6 cars in Jan’20. The models were Petrol BS-6 versions of City, Civic and CRV. Amaze BS-6 was also launched towards the end of last month. The BS-6 versions of other models will be launched successively. The company has shifted to production of BS-6 models in both its plants of Gre...

Harley-Davidson completes a decade of successful operations in India

Staying true to its promise of building the next generation of riders in India, Harley-Davidson continues to grow from strength to strength as it completes 10 successful years of operations in the country. The first premium motorcycle brand to set base in India, the company has sold more than 25,000 motorcycles since its inception in 2009 and is gearing up for multiple launches this year. The Harley-Davidson Street 750, the bestselling model in the 750CC and above category, became the fi...

Porsche presents its future vision at the Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Media Night

Porsche recently introduced media representatives to its vision of the future with a presentation of its Strategy 2025 plan that shows how the auto maker intends to shape the forward development of the sports car. The informative session was part of the Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Media Night which also gave the opportunity to display the all-new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Porsche has remained competitive with stable growth across its portfolio spurred on by interest in the all-new 91...

Mahindra rolls out its 25th lakh vehicle from Nasik manufacturing facility

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the US $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced a significant milestone as the company rolled out its 25th lakh vehicle from its Nasik manufacturing facility. Mahindra’s power brand Scorpio was the 25th lakh vehicle that was rolled out from the facility.  Speaking on this historic occasion, Vijay Kalra, Chief of Manufacturing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “This achiev...

MG Motor India unveils the future of mobility with Marvel X

MG Motor India has today showcased the future of mobility with a huge line-up of global products – including the Marvel X, the world’s first mass-production model to achieve Level-3 Intelligent Driving – at Auto Expo 2020. Through the product showcase, the brand has reiterated its strong commitment to the Indian market and highlighted its focus on future-ready innovation. Marvel X is part of MG’s focus on developing cutting-edge products with integrated Internet, El...

Suzuki Motorcycle India showcases Katana, GSX-RR MotoGP, V-Strom 650XT at the Auto Expo 2020

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, launched the BS6 editions of the All New Access 125, Gixxer series, Burgman Street and Intruder at Auto Expo 2020, Greater Noida. SMIPL displayed its product portfolio including the entire range of scooters and motorcycles, along with BS6 compliant V-Storm 650 XT 2020 edition.  Graduating to one of the most stringent emission norms in the world, Suzuki Access 12...

Volkswagen unveils its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen India unveiled its biggest SUV offensive at the Auto Expo 2020. The product line-up will participate in the growing SUV segments, which receive heightened customer interest. The brand introduced its new SUV family, which comprises of the Volkswagen Taigun, T-Roc, Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace. With the line-up of such vibrant & sporty cars catering to different customer groups. Volkswagen also launched its new brand design for the Indian market. Premiering in India, the bran...

Hyundai unveils New 2020 TUCSON

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., unveiled The New 2020 Tucson on first day of Auto Expo 2020. The New 2020 Tucson unveil comes at an opportune time when the SUVs are largest selling and the most admired body type choice among Indian buyers. The New 2020 Tucson is engineered to deliver Excellence with Premium & Bold Styling, Dominant Performance, Smart Technology & Comfort along with Enhanced Connectivity and Advanced Safety. With over ...

ŠKODA VISION IN celebrates its world premiere at the Auto Expo 2020

ŠKODA AUTO India hosted the world static premiere of the Vision IN. The mid-size SUV concept study, designed and developed under the ŠKODA AUTO led ‘INDIA 2.0’ project of the Volkswagen Group is based on the MQB A0 IN platform. The Czech marque also showcased the flagship SUV KODIAQ 2.0 TSI, the new KAROQ 1.5 TSI, the Laurin and Klement as well as the Sportline variants of the facelifted SUPERB, the powerful OCTAVIA RS 245, and the Monte Carlo and the Matte Concept o...

Mercedes-Benz presents a dazzling product and technology showcase at the 15th Auto Expo

Continuing its strong leadership and winning brand position in the luxury car market in India for the record 5 th year in a row in 2019, the country’s largest luxury car brand, Mercedes-Benz reiterated its commitment to the Indian customer by showcasing an array of fascinating products at the 15 th Auto Expo 2020. Mercedes-Benz India launched the world’s fastest series production four door coupe and the fastest AMG ever in India, the AMG GT 63S 4MATIC 4 Door...

GWM announces the Global Premier of Haval Concept H & the India debut of its Concept Vehicle – Vision 2025

Great Wall Motors, China’s largest SUV manufacturer, today globally premiered its Haval Concept H & announced the India debut of the concept vehicle – Vision 2025, during the press conference organized at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020. Emphasizing on the theme of Intelligent Mobility Redefined, GWM had on display among other models - Haval: H9, F7, F7x, F5 and the GWM EV: iQ & R1. At the GWM pavilion on display was a functional area that had a showcase of Lith...

Force Motors revolutionizes shared mobility space, launches 3 new platforms with 7 variants

Pune based automotive major Force Motors (India’s largest van maker) puts on a formidable display with three grounds-up new platforms. Also, on display is a 100% electric variant on their flagship Traveller platform. In addition to showcasing complete vehicles, Force Motors displayed the range of engines produced for leading world majors like Mercedes, BMW and Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The star attraction of the stall is no doubt the next generation shared mobility platform that was...

Mercedes-Benz presents unique products, future of mobility, cutting-edge R&D and technology at Auto Expo 2020

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Benz’s largest R&D facility outside Germany- MBRDI; presented an impressive display of innovativeproducts and displayed the future of automobile technology, which these two companies offer for the discerning Indian as well as global customers. While Mercedes-Benz India launched the unique V-Class Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON luxury vehicles in India and showcased the Volocopter which is future ...

Volkswagen India unveils its all-electric ID. CROZZ and TSI powered RACE POLO at Auto Expo 2020

Volkswagen India unveils its technological prowess at the second press day of the Auto Expo 2020. The brand showcased the ID. CROZZ, an all-electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s unique Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) for the Indian market. Also, on showcase is the globally renowned TSI Technology, symbolic to Volkswagen, through the RACE POLO. The carline will feature in Volkswagen Motorsport One Make Championship Series.  Speaking at the unveil, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director...

Hyundai Motor India unveils all-new Creta at Auto Expo 2020

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception unveiled the all new Creta at the Auto Expo 2020. The all new Creta has been designed to offer Masculine & Futuristic Appeal, Premium Features, Efficient Powertrain and Smart Technology with Complete Peace of mind. Speaking at the Unveil of all new Creta, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO,   Hyundai Motor India Ltd.&nbs...

MG Motor India unveils luxury cars: SUV Gloster and MPV G10

MG Motor India today unveiled its luxury SUV GLOSTER and the luxury MPV G10 which are headed to the Indian market. Through the showcase, the brand has once again highlighted how its strong British heritage and rich legacy of innovation provide the perfect platform to deliver future-ready automotive products. Speaking about the Auto Expo participation, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director – MG Motor India, said, “Auto Expo is the perfect platf...

Suzuki Jimny showcased at Auto Expo 2020

Keeping up the excitement at Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today showcased the Fourth Generation Japan model of Suzuki Jimny.  Known as the ‘authentic off-roader’, the all-terrain vehicle has a legacy of over 50 years, catering to customers worldwide. Speakingabout the Suzuki Jimny, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Suzuki Jimny with its compact design and superb off-road capab...

All Volvo Cars are now BS-VI certified in India

Volvo Car India has successfully introduced BS VI Certified cars across its range from February 2020. All cars assembled at the plant or imported are now BS VI Certified. This comes from Volvo Car India’s commitment towards providing more and more sustainable products to its esteemed customers. “The transition from BS IV to BS VI has been challenging, especially keeping in mind the industry’s performance in 2019. I am extremely proud of my team and our partners who have...

Discovery Sport 2020 is here

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced the launch of the New Model Year 2020 Discovery Sport - the more intuitive, practical and modern SUV. Available in the S & R-Dynamic SE derivatives, the New Discovery Sport is offered with BS-VI compliant 183 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol powertrain and 132 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Diesel powertrain options. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: The New Discovery Sport is a bol...

New MINI Clubman Indian Summer Red Edition launched in India

The new MINI Clubman Indian Summer Red Edition was introduced in India today and only 15 units will be available for booking on Amazon.in from February 15, 2020 onwards. The new MINI Clubman is undoubtedly the most unique and sophisticated MINI ever created. Every inch is quintessentially urban, constructed with impeccable craftsmanship, clever functionality and embodies the genes of a true MINI with the legendary go-kart feeling.  Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executiv...

Suzuki Motorcycle India starts retail of BS-VI compliant Burgman Street from the dealerships

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today launched the BS-VI compliant Burgman Street, a 125cc premium scooter with all new updates. The engine will be more ‘greener’ than before providing a smooth riding experience. The BS-VI compliant Burgman Street is equipped with Fuel Injection technology and Integrated Engine start and Kill switch to offer smoother riding experience at less ...

Great Wall Motor expands global footprint coinciding with India debut

Post India debut, Great Wall Motor (GWM) expands its global footprint by signing an agreement for the purchase of General Motors’ manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand. This announcement is subject to government and regulatory approvals. Under a signed binding term sheet, GM Thailand and GM Powertrain Thailand legal entities, which include the Rayong vehicle assembly and powertrain facilities, will transfer to GWM. GM and GWM are targeting end of 2020 to close the deal and ...

All New Defender 110 flies into action in latest James Bond film 'No Time To Die'

Land Rover’s television commercial for the new Defender demonstrates its capability on tough terrain. The commercial features an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what to expect from the new Defender in No Time To Die. The rehearsal footage included in the advert shows the new Defender launching into the air. The Defenders are put to further extreme tests as the vehicle is driven at top speeds through swamps and rivers.  The chase sequence in the No Time To ...

Maruti Suzuki launches the All New Ignis

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the prices of the all new Ignis, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. The all new Ignis exudes an SUV design with imposing front fascia, wide rear appearance and high seating position.  Adding to the SUV character of the all new Ignis are the striking rear spoiler, roof rails and high ground clearance. The comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhance the driving experience. The new Ignis is powered...

Hero MotoCorp's Vision of Mobility, Innovation & Technology unveiled at Hero World 2020

The Hero World 2020 - a first-of-its-kind three-day event attended by Global Media, Investors, Dealers from India, Supply Chain partners and Global Distributors from around the world - got off to an action-packed start here today at the state-of-the-art R&D hub of Hero MotoCorp, the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in the northern Indian city of Jaipur, India. The Hero World 2020 began with the Company reiterating its commitment to remain at the forefront of mass mobility, by sh...

Ford strengthens value proposition of Figo, Freestyle, Aspire; introduces 2020 BS-VI compliant range

After taking the industry by surprise with nearly unchanged prices for the 2020 Ford EcoSport, Ford today strengthened the value proposition of its products with the introduction of 2020 Figo, Freestyle & Aspire at attractive price points. Fully-equipped with Bharat Stage VI emission norms, the 2020 lineup delivers on Ford’s promise to ensure the power of choice to customers by continuing both petrol and diesel engines across all variants and models. The 2020 Ford Figo&nb...

8th India H.O.G. ® Rally culminates in Goa, 2400 riders come together to celebrate the brotherhood

Credited to have created the world’s largest offline social network through the Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.), Harley-Davidson hosted the 8th edition of its annual India H.O.G Rally from February 14-15 at Grand Hyatt Goa. The carnival witnessed 2400 exuberant H.O.G members from 31 chapters ride across to Goa to celebrate the spirit of brand Harley-Davidson. Over 300 riders also joined the parade across the city on February 14, supported by the Ministry ...

Maxxis Tyres announces OEM partnership in 2020 with Yamaha

Maxxis India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the fastest growing tyre companies globally announced yet another breakthrough by partnering with YAMAHA, as its OEM partner.   As per the development, Maxxis Tyres of specification Fr: 90/90-12 M6307 and Rr: 110/90-10 M6220 will come fitted in 125 cc, BSVI compliant scooter range of Yamaha Ray ZR and Fascino. Whereas, BSVI compliant scooter range of Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally 125FI will come with  tyres  speci...

MG Hector, India’s first Internet car, crosses 50,000 bookings

MG Motor India today announced that bookings for its first model in India, the Hector, have crossed 50,000 units. With best-in-class features and performance, MG Hector – India’s first internet car – has further emerged as the segment leader in the C-SUV segment with nearly 20,000 units sold since its launch in India last year.  Speaking on the achievement, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer – MG Motor India, said, “The Hector continues...

Hyundai Motor India releases interior design sketch of ‘The All New Creta’

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one exporter since inception, today released the interior design sketch of the All New Creta - The Ultimate SUV. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the All New Creta emerged as the Superstar, creating massive curiosity and anticipation among customers. The All New Creta is based on Hyundai’s new design language of ‘SENSUOUS SPORTINESS’, harmonizing the fo...

Ampere Electric Vehicles accelerates its presence in India

Ampere Electric Vehicles, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton, is accelerating its presence in India with the announcement of opening two new EV dealerships in Delhi-NCR. These new showrooms will strengthen Ampere Electric’s presence in the city. Speaking on this occasion, P Sanjeev, Chief Operating Officer, Ampere Electric Vehicles said, “We are excited to launch two new dealerships in Delhi-NCR. Ampere Electric scooters with a comprehe...

Bajaj Pulsar celebrates 18 years of success with a mega ride ‘Stampede 2.0’ across India

Bajaj Auto celebrates the 18th anniversary of its iconic brand Pulsar with thousands of Pulsar owners riding simultaneously in 100 cities across India at ‘Stampede 2.0’. Launched in Oct 2001, Pulsar has successfully completed 18 years of thrilling India & world alike. This marks a significant milestone in Pulsar’s journey which has remained a market leader since inception. It is a momentous occasion not just for Bajaj Auto but also for the Indian motorcycle indus...

Ford Endeavour 2020 arrives in BS-VI, starts at INR 29.55 Lakh

Ford India today introduced the 2020 Endeavour - with a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine & world’s first 10 Speed-Automatic Transmission – at an introductory price starting from INR 29.55 Lakh. Delivering a potent mix of unmatched off-roading capabilities, surprisingly affordable service cost and up to 14% improvement in fuel efficiency, the 2020 Ford Endeavour will set a new benchmark for premium SUVs in India. The introductory prices of 2020 Endeavour will only b...

Bookings open for Husqvarna Motorcycles

Bajaj Auto today announced prices of the much-awaited Husqvarna twins in India– Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250.The motorcycles were unveiled at the India Bike Week, Goa on 6th December 2019. Husqvarna, a leading premium motorcycle brand of Swedish origin, is a part of the KTM Group and has been brought to India by Bajaj Auto to complement the hugely successful KTM brand.  Husqvarna Motorcycles will be sold out of KTM showrooms which have been upgraded to sell both KTM and Husqvarna br...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches the Vellfire

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled the illustrious Toyota Vellfire, the new luxurious self-charging hybrid electric vehicle in India. The luxurious and spacious interiors of the new Vellfire boasts of opulence while the majestic and fearless exterior is thoughtfully curated to leave a lasting impression. The New Vellfire delivers a powerful driving experience while ensuring low fuel consumption and carbon footprints. Vellfire being strong hybrid, studies have shown that stron...

Land Rover begins bookings of the new Defender from INR 69.99 Lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has opened bookings of the New Land Rover Defender in India. Offered with a 2.0 l, 221 kW (300PS) petrol powertrain with 400 Nm of torque, the New Defender will be available in two distinct body styles, the elegant 90 (3 door) and the versatile 110 (5 door) as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) and is priced from ₹ 69.99 Lakh (ex-showroom India). Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said: &ld...

Hyundai ‘Grand i10 NIOS’ – Sportz Variant with 1.0 l TURBO GDi Engine is here

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today announced the introduction of new Performance packed Sportz variant for the Grand i10 NIOS, powered by BS6 1.0 l Turbo GDi Petrol engine. The Sportz variant of the Grand i10 NIOS has been launched at Rs 7,68,050 (Ex-Showroom One India One Price). Commenting on the introduction of the Sportz variant with Turbo GDi engine, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor ...

The powerful new Škoda Octavia RS 245 - now a click away!

The new Škoda Octavia RS 245 comes equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, delivering an impressive power output of 245 PS (180 kW), a 15 PS (11 kW) increase over its predecessor, and a peak torque output of 370 Nm achieved in the 1,600 - 4,300 rpm range. The assertive and dynamic character of the RS 245 is further accentuated by the innovative chassis technology with electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip...

TVS Motor Company inaugurates its flagship showroom in El Salvador

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world and Cadisa one of the largest, respected business groups across Guatemala and El Salvador, today announced the inauguration of their flagship showroom in El Salvador.  In line with the global standards of TVS Motor Company, this flagship showroom will be a distinctive store in Central America. The new showroom will showcase the technology and quality prowess synonymous with TVS Motor Company...

Classic Legends Pvt Ltd announces BS-VI Jawa models prices to increase from INR 5000 to INR 9928

Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. today announced their BS-VI models in India for Jawa and Forty Two. As announced earlier, the Jawa Perak is already BS-VI compliant. Being a BS-VI ready engine when it was launched in November 2018, the transition to BS-VI compliance was a natural step forward for Jawa. The 293cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine now features India’s first cross port technology on a motorcycle. This has helped the motorcycles to retain their characteristic twin ex...

Bookings open for all new Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today announced the commencement of bookings of all new Creta. Customers can now book the all new Hyundai Creta Online through HMIL website https://book.hyundai.co.in or at Hyundai Dealerships for Rs.25 000/- only. Commenting on the all new Creta booking announcement, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Over the years, Hyundai Creta has set new benchmarks, becoming an ...

Renault India celebrates International Women’s Day

Renault India, one of the fastest growing brands in the country, is celebrating International Women’s Day across all its dealerships from 02nd – 08 th March. Continuing Renault India’s endeavour to develop long term trust and strengthen relations with its customers, Renault India is offering exclusive services for its women customers. The offer includes free car pick & drop facility and special training sessions on car maintenance & necessary checks with the ...

Hyundai Motor unveils Concept EV - Prophecy

Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its new concept EV, “Prophecy”, expressing the company’s latest design language. The visionary concept clearly expresses Hyundai’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness,expanding on theera-defining example set by last year’s “45”concept EV that stripped away complexity in favour of clean lines and minimalistic structures. “Prophecy” follows suit with an iconic silhouette of perfect proportions that...

Mercedes-Benz launches the stylish and dynamic GLC Coupé

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today launched the ‘Made in India’ GLC Coupé in two variants, the 300d 4MATIC diesel and GLC 300 4MATIC petrol. With the roll-out of the GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz India has now added the 10th global product in its local production portfolio in India. The GLC Coupe combines outstanding on and off-road driving characteristics with spaciousness, practicality, innovative technologies and intelligent driving assistance syst...

JLR and Tata Power announce partnership for EV charging infrastructure

Jaguar Land Rover India has announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Tata Power to offer end-to-end EV charging solutions. Tata Power will provide charging solutions for Jaguar Land Rover in India, across its retail network of 27 outlets in 24 cities and at customer’s residence and/or office. India’s largest integrated Power Company, Tata Power will be responsible for providing a range of AC and DC chargers, starting from 7 kW to 50 kW capacity. Tata Power ...

New BMW X1 launched

BMW India has launched the new updated version of second-generation BMW X1 today. The new BMW X1 takes the limelight with its refreshed design, attractive features and sophisticated balance between driving dynamics and comfort. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in BS VI diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealerships across India. Rudratej Singh President and Chief Executive Officer BMW Group India said, “The BMW X1 has established and owned the...

Maruti Suzuki’s nationwide Service Camp on International Women’s Day

Commemorating International Women’s Day, Maruti Suzuki India Limited will roll-out a nationwide service camp for its female customers. Celebrating the spirit of womanhood, an array of attractive service offers have been extended by the Company between 8th March and 30th March, 2020. This aligns with the Company’s commitment to consistently offer best quality services to its customers. Announcing the Service Camp, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Executive Director (Service),...

Honda Cars India opens pre-launch bookings for New WR-V

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India today commenced the pre-launch bookings of its upcoming new WR-V. The new WR-V comes with bold new exteriors, advanced LED package and enriched interiors. The new WR-V will be powered by BS-6 compliant Petrol and Diesel powertrains. It can be pre-booked with an amount of Rs 21,000 at all authorised HCIL dealerships across the country.  Talking about the new WR-V, Mr. Rajesh Goel, SVP & Director, Sales...

Hyundai salutes women through Power Women Camp

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, today announced the commencement of Power Women Camp, a special scheme for its Valued Women Customers to celebrate Women’s Day. The camp will be organised from March 06 - 08, 2020 across 750 service workshops in India. Commenting on the Power Women Camp, Mr. S. Punnaivanam, National Service Head, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai being a customer-centric organisation strongly associates with its customers and aims to provide them with a &lsq...

Volkswagen India launches its first SUV of 2020, the Tiguan Allspace at INR 33.12 Lakh

Early this year, Volkswagen India announced ‘Four SUVs for the Indian market in the next two years’. Staying true to its commitment, the brand today launches the globally acclaimed Tiguan Allspace for the Indian market. At an ex-showroom price of INR 33.12 Lakh, the BS6 Tiguan Allspace #FitsAll that an Indian customer needs. The Tiguan Allspace offers plenty of room for everyone and everything. It’s ergonomic design, roomy interiors, safety features and exceptional build ...

Hyundai ramps Creta production for faster deliveries

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., showcased Manufacturing Excellence that has gone into Making the Ultimate Human Engineering Masterpiece – All New Creta. With supreme standards of manufacturing and the prudent use of Industry 4.0, Deep Learning and Automation, All New Creta demonstrates the strong expression of Hyundai Spirit. Commenting on the occasion, Mr Ganesh Mani S, Director – Production, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Our DNA is ingrai...

Bajaj Auto launches Dominar 250

Bajaj Auto, has launched the Dominar 250, a variant of the proven Dominar Sports Tourer, that will make it attractive for riding enthusiasts to enter the world of touring.  The new offering features liquid cooled 248.8cc DOHC engine, delivering 27 PS power and 23.5 Nm of torque. Further, it retains all the state-of-the-art technological and class leading features of the Dominar 400 like the up-side down (USD) forks that provide superior handling & comfort along with a mu...

Hyundai's All New Creta records 10,000 bookings in a week

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., has received  a phenomenal response for All New Creta. Having already received an overwhelming 10 000 Bookings in just one week, Hyundai has now unlocked the doors of All New Creta, offering customers a chance to experience the opulence & luxury of its Blockbuster SUV. Commenting on the Creta bookings, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are overwhelmed by the enthus...

Hyundai Presents - ‘The Spirited New VERNA’ with Advanced Blue Link Connectivity

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today announced the introduction of India’s First Fully Connected Mid-Size Sedan – The Spirited New Verna, accompanied by Advanced Blue Link Connectivity. Commenting on the connectivity solutions offered on the Spirited New Verna, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said “Hyundai is a smart mobility leader offering the most advanced connectivity solutions while striving fo...

Toyota Innova Crysta and Fortuner continue to reinforce supremacy with over 50% and 60% segment share

True to its reputation of delivering ever better cars, Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s (TKM) legendary products Innova Crysta and Fortuner continued their undisputed  market leadership. With their magnificent design and unbeatable performance, both the Innova Crysta and Fortuner have carved a niche for themselves in their respective segments. Dominating the MPV segment, Innova has sold more than 900,000 units over the years, holding a segment share of more than 40...

Hyundai launches All New Creta

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today launched the most awaited All New Creta - The Ultimate SUV. Building on the success of the 1 st Generation Creta, the 2nd Generation All New Creta is set to define the new Benchmark in its segment with its futuristic design, power packed performance and extensive array of comfort & convenience features. Speaking at the launch of ‘All New Creta’, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.,&...

Maruti Suzuki calls for entries from startups for its MAIL cohort

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) invites applications from startups for the fourth cohort under its Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) initiative. MSIL is now engaged with nine startup firms selected in the previous three rounds of MAIL program. In the first three cohorts, many enthusiastic startups submitted entries. Of these, best 25 firms from each cohort were invited for the next round. While the third cohort is still on, a total of nine startups were selected from first...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches Leadership Edition of Innova Crysta

Toyota Kirloskar Motor today fortified its position by launching the Limited Edition of its flagship MPV, Innova Crysta. Termed asLeadership Edition, the refreshed Innova Crysta has been introduced to commemorate 15 years of undisputed leadership of Innova in India and keeping in mind the ever-evolving customer needs and requirements, while promising to upkeep Toyota's legendary promise of delivering ever-better cars designed to enthrall customers. The enhanced Innova Crysta is ...

Renault India launches BS-VI compliant Duster range

Renault, the number one European brand in India, has launched the new BS-VI compliant variants of its popular product, Duster. BS-VI compliant models of TRIBER & KWID have already been launched in January 2020.  The BS-VI variants of Duster will be available with a 1.5L petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission in RXE, RXS & RXZ versions. The power output and torque of the BS-VI variants of the Duster remains the same. The BS-VI compliant Duster range starts at INR 8.49...

Volkswagen India's second SUV for 2020, T-Roc, launched at introductory price of INR 19.99 Lakh

Adding dynamism to the segment of compact SUVs, Volkswagen India today launched the new T-Roc at an introductory price of INR 19.99 Lakh (ex-showroom). A versatile carline that provides exemplary performance, comfort, rationality and appeal to the urban lifestyle of an Indian customer. Built on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, its progressive design language with a coupé-style roof, distinctively wide front end and concise proportions exudes character and...

Kia Motors India temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant

In view of the unprecedented situation arising out of the spread of COVID-19 and keeping in mind the safety and well-being of all their consumers, employees, workers, partners, and associates pan India, Kia Motors India has decided to suspend all its operations with immediate effect. With this, company’s manufacturing facility in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and company office premises will stop functioning until further notice.  All their dealerships remain on call and ...

MG Motor India pledges INR 2 crore towards medical aid to fight Coronavirus

In this hour of crisis, MG Motor stands with the government of India to fight and overcome the spread of the pandemic of COVID-19. Understanding that in this effort, the government of India would need huge resources, as a socially responsible organisation, MG Motor India today announced a donation of INR 2 crore for the government hospitals and health institutions providing medical assistance in Gurugram and Halol (Vadodara), where the carmaker’s facilities are located –...

Kia Motors Corporation appoints Ho-sung Song as President

Kia Motors Corporation today announced the elevation of Mr. Ho-sung Song, Head of Global Operations Division, to the President of the organisation. In his new capacity, Mr. Song will spearhead the advancement of ‘Plan S’, the company’s mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry. Mr. Song’s extensive experience across the automotive value chain as well as his expertise in overseas operations ...

TVS Motor Company successfully completes BS-VI transition, March numbers impacted due to Coronavirus

TVS Motor Company registered sales of 144,739 units in March 2020 as against 325,323 units in March 2019.  There has been a huge impact on the Company’s production and sales this month because of COVID-19 lockdown across the country. TVS Motor Company launched attractive and feature rich BS-VI versions of its entire portfolio. These have been well received and there are adequate stocks already in the market when it reopens.  International market demand was also good ...

MG Motor announces the Affordable Ventilator Challenge under its MG Developer Program & Grant to fight COVID-19

Furthering its commitment to serving the community at large, MG Motor India has today started the hunt for a quick-to-produce ventilator design to serve the patients affected by COVID-19.  Post evaluation by a team of medical experts, the best ventilator design concept will receive a grant of INR 10 lakh from MG Motor India. The carmaker will also provide production support for the proposed ventilator prototype at its Halol manufacturing facility to ensure swifter market deployment. ...

M&M holds special board meeting to review investment in SsangYong Motor Company

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) Board of Directors held a special meeting to review investment in SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) and at the same time to discuss the approach to capital allocation in light of the Coronavirus impact. The request from the management and labour union of SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) for fresh injection of equity from M&M to help the company fund 500 billion KRW (USD 406M) of requirements over the next three years, was considered...

Kia Motors India pledges INR 2 crores to fight Coronavirus

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation today pledged INR 2 crores to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. In its endeavour to tackle the impact of COVID-19 and provide immediate and long-term relief against the outbreak in the state, Kia Motors India Managing Director Kookhyun Shim met Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sh. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and handed over the cheque at the Camp office in Tadepally.  While the Indian gov...

Groupe PSA in India undertakes measures to combat Covid-19; Outlines plans for business continuity

Groupe PSA in India, today, announced measures it has taken to tackle and contain the spread of the Covid-19 across all its offices and plants to ensure safety and well-being of all employees. All the offices (Chennai) and plants (Thiruvallur and Hosur) in Tamil Nadu, are closed until further notice and in line with Government’s lockdown directive. Work from Home for all Groupe PSA employees in India has been enforced. Continuing to keep the health and safety of employ...

Maxxis Tyres partners with Yamaha for a strategic retail partnership

Maxxis India, today announced another significant milestone by collaborating with Yamaha in one of its kind retail partnership. As per the association, co-branded Maxxis tyres will now be available for sale at Yamaha and Maxxis dealerships. Commenting on the development , Mr. Bing-Lin Wu, Marketing Head, Maxxis India, said, “The year 2020 marks the fifth year of Maxxis operations in India. Maxxis Tyres had a great start this year as we begin ou...

Kia Soul EV and KIA Telluride win WCOTY 2020 Awards

The Kia Telluride was awarded by the judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive practicality. The World Car of the Year title represents another accolade for a vehicle that has garnered more than 70 awards since its introduction in 2019. The SUV has already been crowned North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and MotorTrend SUV of the Year, among others. The fully-electric Soul EV was named the ideal car for the city by the jury, combining zero-emission performanc...

Porsche Taycan drives home a double victory at WCOTY 2020

At this year’s World Car of the Year Awards 2020 (WCOTY), the Porsche Taycan saw the checkered flag first in two categories: winning as World Luxury Car and World Performance Car of the Year. In the performance category, it succeeded in a historic triple against the 911 and the 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4. Furthermore, the electric sports car also won World Luxury Car. 86 international automotive journalists voted and assessed over 50 new cars. The winners were announced during an online conf...

TVS Motor Company acquires Norton

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the successful acquisition of Britain’s most iconic sporting motorcycle, “Norton”, in an all-cash deal for a consideration of GBP16 million by acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles (U.K.) Limited (in administration) through one of TVS Motor’s overseas subsidiaries. This will be one of the most interesting acquisitions of a storied motorcycle maker in...

Hero Electric announces special online offer on entire range of E-Scooters

The biggest electric vehicle brand in India, Hero Electric, today announced its exciting online sales scheme on its entire range (excluding Flash lead-acid low speed model). The scheme is limited to all online bookings made starting from 17 April till 15 May 2020. The booking amount is fixed at INR 2,999, irrespective of the model, which is non-refundable except if the national lockdown extends beyond June. Customers can take delivery of vehicles any time after the lockdown opens and up ...

MG Motor India explores industry-leading cabin sterilisation technology for its cars

MG Motor India has recently partnered with Singapore-based Medklinn to explore natural sterilisation of cabin air and surfaces in its cars. The carmaker will evaluate the viability of installing CerafusionTM , Medklinn’s patented cabin sterilisation technology, in its India products, the HECTOR and the ZS EV. A unique and game-changing innovation, CerafusionTM technology enables complete disinfection and sterilisation of the car’s cabin, ensuring the health and well-b...

TKM introduces ‘Restart Manual’ to resume business operations post lockdown

Taking into account the complete shut-down of operations due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the possibility of restart of manufacturing post 20th April in light of Government directives, during the intervening period Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has used its years of rich knowledge, expertise and access to global best practices to devise a comprehensive ‘Restart Manual’ as a guide for industries to follow post the lockdown withdrawal. As a proactive measure, with an intent to s...

Hyundai Motor India hands over globally proven COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Testing Kits to ICMR

Hyundai Motor India (HMI), today handed over COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Testing Kits to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The globally proven Diagnostic Kits worth Rs 4 Crore have been imported from South Korea and offer high levels of accuracy, catering to the testing requirements of over 25000 individuals. These Diagnostic Kits are also being exported to USA, Europe and other countries. Commenting on the handover, Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, &...

Demise: Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India

BMW Group India, today, announced the demise of Mr. Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer. The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise has yet to be ascertained. Offering prayers to his family and loved ones during this difficult period, the Press Release from the company said that Mr. Ruddratej Singh will always be remembered as an inspiring and compassionate human being.  Mr. Rudratej Singh joined BMW Group India on 1 August 2019. ...

Triumph Motorcycles defers its BS-VI product price hike until July 2020

Triumph Motorcycles India, subsidiary of the iconic British premium motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles has announced that it will not hike prices of its BS-VI compliant motorcycles until July 2020. The move comes amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted the overall market sentiment and economic conditions. Furthermore, to ease the customers’ worries Triumph announced that it will extend the warranty as well as the EW on motorcycles which were due to expire between 20...

Kia Motors India announces measures to support dealers during Covid-19 pandemic

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation has announced several measures to support its dealer partners in difficult times of Covid-19. The company announced a program to help its dealers steer through the challenging phase, which includes multiple initiatives to sustain and improve the cash flow to the dealer partners. Kia Motors India has evaluated the current situation and looked at various areas of the business where it can support its dealer partners. Su...

Ducati India defers price hike on Extended Warranty till 1st June 2020

Luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati India today announced a respite in price hike of extended warranty on its motorcycles till 31st May 2020. Due to the ongoing global pandemic – COVID-19, the price hike on extended warranty will now come into effect from 1st June 2020. To make the service seamless and available for all, the offer will be extended for customers whose motorcycles will be out of warranty during the lockdown period of 24th March – 3rd May.  Mr. Bipul...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the all-new 2020 Street Triple RS in India

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British premium brand launched its popular performance street motorcycle – the Street Triple RS today. The new Street Triple RS gets a major step up in performance from a significant engine update developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team. It features an all new more aggressive styling, and has been designed to set the new category benchmark for capability and handling, making this the ultimate performance street bike. Speaking on the occasion,&...

Honda Cars India introduces ‘Honda from Home’ Online Booking Platform

In its endeavor to offer a convenient purchase experience to its customers, Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced its ‘Honda from Home’ online booking platform through its corporate website https://www.hondacarindia.com/honda-from-home. With this digital solution, backed by robust sales process of the dealership, customers can manage their car purchase from the comfort of their homes without ...

BMW India launches 'Contactless Experience' for the post COVID-19 era

BMW India has enabled a unique contactless experience for its customers in India. Introduced on 02 April 2020, the BMW Contactless Experience enables customers to explore and buy new and pre-owned BMW cars, book vehicle service, make payments securely online and more, with a click of a button using www.bmw-contactless.in Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, Acting President, BMW Group India said, “At BMW, customers are at the core of everything we do. Amidst the current pandemic situation, we ...

Mercedes-Benz India launches ‘Merc from Home’ campaign

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz further developed its online sales platform and announced today a host of new customer initiatives under the campaign ‘Merc from Home’. This campaign aims for a holistic and transparent customer journey offering a hassle free and transparent process to buy a Mercedes from the comfort of the customers’ homes. The focus of ‘Merc from Home’ will be on the ease of purchase a vehicle using digital...

Jaguar Land Rover scales up face visor production for NHS staff fighting Coronavirus

Jaguar Land Rover is scaling up production of its protective face visors in a continued effort to support the fight against Coronavirus. New tooling, developed by WHS Plastics, will produce a further 14 000 visors each week for key workers across the UK. Earlier this month, the carmaker announced the manufacture of 3D-printed face visors at its Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, home to one of the most advanced 3D-printing facilities in Europe. Visors have been produced and shippe...

MG Motor India joins hands with MAX Ventilator to increase ventilator production

MG Motor India has joined hands with Vadodara-based MAX Ventilator, a part of A.B. Industries. Founded in 1995, A.B. Industries has been manufacturing ventilators for the past 25 years. Max Ventilator is among the top 25 ventilator brands in the world and caters primarily to the private hospitals.  This collaboration is focussed on assisting the overall production of ventilators by addressing specific areas of the supply chain, IT system and manufacturing processes. The production cap...

BMW Group India announces special service for doctors fighting COVID-19 battle on the frontline

BMW Group India has announced a special aftersales service initiative exclusively for doctors who own a BMW or MINI car or a BMW Motorrad bike and have been selflessly working round the clock to fight the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As a gesture of appreciation, BMW Group India along with its dealer partners will offer complementary engine oil service at its dealership service centres across the country. Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India, said, “Earlier thi...

MG Motor India retrofits a HECTOR as an Ambulance

MG Motor India today donated a retrofitted HECTOR ambulance version to healthcare authorities in Vadodara. Looking at the immediate need for support, the vehicle conversion was completed within a short span of 10 days and has been developed by MG India’s engineering team at Halol, in partnership with Ahmedabad-based Natraj Motor Body Builders. The Ambulance features an imported auto loading stretcher, an oxygen system with cylinder, a Jump seat for an attendant - reuse rear seat to save...

Porsche extends warranty due to COVID-19

Porsche is extending the new car warranty by a further three months for all cars with a new car warranty expiring between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020. This offer comes at no additional costs for customers and is valid worldwide. With this measure the sports car manufacturer is responding to the impact of COVID-19 which has restricted business operations at many Porsche Centers since March. The offer also applies to customers who purchased a Porsche Approved warranty to follow on after the ex...

Audi India salutes COVID-19 Warriors

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced its ‘Salute to COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative in gratitude of the services rendered by essential workers. Audi customers who are leading the battle against the novel coronavirus from the front line can avail of a complimentary disinfection / cleaning of interiors, exterior cleaning and general check-up of their Audi, along with a courtesy car pick-up and drop.      Commenting on the announcement, ...

Maruti Suzuki car seat manufacturing JV Krishna Maruti starts donation of 10 lakh triple-ply masks to Gujarat Government

In view of safety of Corona Warriors of Gujarat Government, Maruti Suzuki Joint Venture Krishna Maruti Limited handed over the first batch of five lakh units of triple-ply face masks to the Gujarat Administration at Gandhinagar. As part of a CSR initiative, the triple ply face masks were handed over to Dr Darsi Suman Ratnam, Managing Director, Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Limited and Smt Bhartiba Vaghela, Deputy Collector, Government of Gujarat by Mr Vimal Gupta, General Manager at Kri...

MG Motor India to sanitise 4000 police vehicles at its service stations across India

Committed to serving the community, MG Motor India is undertaking the complete car sanitisation including fumigation, car wash, cabin refresh and sanitisation of high touch points (Interior and Exterior) of Police vehicles. Under this initiative, the carmaker aims to sanitise up to 4,000 police vehicles across India at its service stations, free of cost, starting 4th May 2020. To ensure utmost care and safety of car occupants, in an industry first initiative to support polic...

Ashok Leyland Engineers shift gears to make Covid-19 Ventilators

Ashok Leyland, flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, today announced a slew of initiatives in the Ventilator Making and Distribution efforts. The Company, through its strong country-wide network and its digital tools, has been at the forefront, fighting against Covid-19 over the last few weeks in terms of providing GenSets, operating free Community kitchens, providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), masks and vehicles for s...

Force Motors and Pune Collector's Office create a video "Saluting Doctors & Healthcare Workers”

In the battle against the spread of the deadly pandemic COVID-19, Force Motors, along with Pune Collector’s office, is creating social awareness through two videos. The videos are 1 minute 26 seconds and 1 minute 12 seconds in duration, titled “Saluting Doctors & Healthcare Workers” was released on Saturday. The video urges people to stay home and follow the guidelines issued by the government to support the healthcare worker’s fight against Covid-19. This social a...

Ford dealerships redefine sales & service experience with 'Dial-A-Ford' as business re-opens

Going beyond the basics of ensuring a safe and sanitized environment for customers, Ford India is going to prioritize convenience as its dealerships resume operations, in accordance to local guidelines. 'Dial-A-Ford' is what a customer would need to do to bring a Ford dealership to their doorstep. The new approach incorporates enhanced engagement processes & policies related to both sales and service and will be centrally controlled via the helpline 1800-419-3000.  ...

Customer Safety a priority: Maruti Suzuki rolls out new norms for its showrooms

Gearing up for the new normal and keeping customer safety at the core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has put in place a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SoP) for its dealerships across the country. The process ensures highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. After the implementation of these SoPs and based on approvals from State Governments, Maruti Suzuki dealerships have started to open and deliver the cars to...

Mercedes-Benz India restarts operations from today

India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today announced the restarting of production at its manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune. The production has commenced in a graded manner following the directives from the Government of Maharashtra to reopen and resume operations. The company will plan a gradual ramp-up in the coming weeks depending completely on the evolving current situation, which is being monitored closely by the Leadership Team. The safety...

Isuzu Motors India to recommence production from its SriCity Plant

Isuzu Motors India, announced today that it has received approval from the authorities of the Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, to recommence production at its plant in SriCity. The company has begun preparations to restart activities at the plant and aims to start supply of vehicles at the earliest. It will co-ordinate with all Component Manufacturers to serve both the domestic and export customers.

BMW Group India resumes local production at Chennai plant

BMW Group India started operations at Plant Chennai today (7 May 2020) in accordance with guidelines issued by local authorities. Local production at the plant will be started with less than 50% of the regular workforce. All other employees will continue to work from home. Plant will resume its operations in a single shift. Depending on the pandemic situation and government advisories, deployment of staff will be adjusted steadily.  BMW Plant Chennai has implemented several precaution...

Nissan KICKS 2020 to be 'High on Value and Big on Features'

Nissan India today announced that the all new KICKS 2020 compact SUV will offer best-in-class value to its customers with a host of features as standard across all variants. “The all-new Nissan KICKS comes in 7 variants reiterating our brand philosophy of keeping customers at the heart of everything towards delivering exciting packages for an enriching experience. The variants present class-leading, accessible and affordable features to the customers to enjoy maximum value propositio...

Mahindra reimagines automotive retail through 'Own-Online'

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group today announced the launch of ‘Own-Online’, India’s most complete, end to end, online vehicle ownership solution. A smart new way to own a Mahindra vehicle, Own-Online is a one-stop, 24X7 destination where the customer can finance, insure, exchange, accessorize and own a Mahindra vehicle in 4 simple steps, from the comfort of their homes. (www.mahi...

Hyundai Motor India rolled out 200 Cars on the first day of production restart

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, has rolled-out 200 cars on first day of production restart at its Plant at Sriperumbudur, Chennai. The company commenced production operations on May 08, 2020, ensuring   100 % social distancing compliance in accordance with standard operating procedure. Hyundai is adhering to all the guidelines set by the State and Central Government and also practicing 360...

BMW 8 Series' two new iconic avatars now in India

The two most luxurious models from BMW – the first-ever BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe were launched in India today. Both models are available to order at all BMW dealerships. Building upon the dream car heritage, the first-ever BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is a sports car for four passengers. With its highly emotive, aesthetic design, superior dynamic ability and generous amount of interior space, this is the most luxurious sports coupe ever built by BMW. The ...

Renault welcomes back customers

Renault, the number one European brand in India, opened its office and select dealerships and service centres, and has introduced several safety and hygiene measures as it prepares to welcome back customers across all its touchpoints. Renault has opened more than 194 showrooms and workshops in line with the new safety protocols and the remaining touchpoints will be opened in a phased-wise manner based on permissions from the local authorities. Renault dealerships have ensured special care ...

Nissan India resumes business operations as per local guidelines

Nissan India today announced that it has started dispatch of its BS-VI vehicles from its alliance manufacturing facility in Chennai to its dealerships in green and orange zone across the country. Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd (NMIPL), the marketing and sales organization also opened its office in Gurgaon as per local government guidelines.  “Health and safety remain our topmost priority and we are cognizant that precaution is best cure during this challenging situation. In continu...

Okinawa resumes operations and manufacturing with 25 percent workforce

Okinawa, a leading electric 2-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on Make in India today announced resuming operations with 25 percent workforce at its corporate office and manufacturing unit.  Further to the Government’s relaxation of rules, Okinawa has shared that it will maintain safety measures at workplace, manufacturing unit, and dealership networks, as it begins business activities. The brand has issued advisory to its dealership network, which too will be operat...

Honda Cars India re-opens 155 dealerships across the country

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), today announced that 155 dealership facilities have re-opened so far across the country after getting necessary approvals from local authorities to restart operations. This includes 118 showrooms and 155 service outlets cumulatively. The dealerships had started opening sequentially after significant easing of restrictions on economic activities by the government last week. With safety and well-being of customers and dealer staff as top most priority, HC...

Bridgestone India resumes operations

With the government announcing various relaxations and guidelines, Bridgestone India has resumed its operations across its manufacturing facilities in Indore and Pune. The company has also resumed operations across most of its warehouses. Bridgestone India’s ramp-up has been planned in a phased manner, keeping the primary focus on the safety of their employees and second, to ensure continuity of business operations. The Indian subsidiary of the World’s No. 1 Tyre Maker, had shu...

JK TYRE develops and produces 'Total Control Hand Sanitizer' to fight the pandemic

Indian tyre industry major and the pioneer of radial tyre technology in the country, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has taken yet another step towards its commitment to the nation by producing the hand sanitizers under the brand – ‘Total Control Hand Sanitizers’.  Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd said, “The JK Tyre Total Control Hand Sanitizer is our latest contribution towards ongoing r...

MG Motor India selects Voxomos Conversational AI platform for innovation grant

Underlining its commitment to supporting start-ups as part of its mission of fostering innovation in the automotive space, MG Motor India today announced that it has selected Voxomos as the third startup under the ‘MG Developer Program & Grant’. Voxomos’ Conversational AI platform sets itself apart with its range of voice and language solutions, and can potentially enable a host of voice-related capabilities for MG Motor in India. The futuristic technology that majors on...

Mahindra initiates first-of-its-kind ‘Safe, Contactless & Digitized’ service experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced its new ‘Contactless Service Experience’ for its vehicle owners, just as some of its dealerships and workshops began opening up across the country in line with Government advisories. There are many industry-first service offerings from Mahindra, which has always been at the forefront of digitizing the vehicle purchase and ownership experience in India.  Th...

Ashok Leyland announces resumption of plant operations

“With the relaxation of the lockdown, we have resumed operations in all our plants across the Country, after obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant authorities. In accordance with the stated guidelines as given by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the relevant local authorities, we shall be ensuring all the necessary health and safety protocols in our facilities, for all stakeholders. We will gradually ramp up production across facilities after taking into consideration...

Tata Motors restarts operations at select plants and dealerships

Tata Motors – India’s leading automobile brand, today announced a calibrated restart of manufacturing operations for both Commercial and Passenger Vehicles from its plants located at Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) beginning last week and from Sanand (Gujarat). Tata Motors plants in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) and Pune (only for Ambulance Vehicle manufacturing) are in final stage of readiness and expect to begin production over the next few days. T...

Complete Peace of Mind: BMW Extended Care Service guarantees uninterrupted JOY.

BMW India has announced the roll-out of the BMW Extended Care Service campaign for its customers across the entire dealer network in the country. BMW customers can now avail comprehensive aftersales services, Pre-monsoon and electrical function and ensure their BMW is road-ready at all times. Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India, said, “At BMW, we are committed to providing our customers with services that deliver best-in-class care for their BMW vehicle along wit...

Hero Electric announces a first-of-its-kind 3-Day return offer on its products; extends online offer till 31st May

Hero Electric, a market leader in the electric two wheelers today announced a first-of-its kind 3-day return offer (T&C apply) on all its products (excluding Flash lead-acid low speed model) purchased during the online scheme only. Customers will be refunded the complete amount if they return the product within 3 days of purchasing. The brand also reported an unprecedented response to their online offer of special prices across India. Seeing this, Hero Electric has introduced the second p...

Datsun launches new BS6-compliant GO & GO in India

Datsun India has launched the BS6 compliant of its all-new GO and GO , the most affordable CVT-equipped (continuously variable transmission) cars in India. The new Datsun GO and GO have a 1.2-litre petrol engine and offer a maximum power of 77PS/104Nm with 5-speed manual and CVT transmission.  Commenting on the launch, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said, “With the new Datsun GO and GO , we have introduced high-quality products that not only...

Maxxis Tyres wins the world’s most revered design award ‘A’ Design Award & Competition’

Conceptualised in 2018 in Taiwan, this 656mm x 240mm x 656mm T Razr tyre is developed for actively detecting different driving conditions and providing active signals to transform the contact area of the tyre to improve traction performance. The sport mode is designed for providing extra control ability on the tyres for the drivers to cope with unexpected road conditions whereas the charging function providing electricity the tyres need for transforming. Commenting on this achievement ...

Customer safety is priority: Maruti Suzuki deliveries bring smiles to over 5,000 customers

Keeping customer safety at core, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has delivered over 5,000 cars in the past few days. The Company has put in place comprehensive standard operating procedures (SoPs) for its dealerships across the country. These SoPs ensure highest level of hygiene and sanitization across all its showrooms for the safety of its customers and employees. With the SoPs in place over 1,350 Maruti Suzuki showrooms and over 300 True Value outlets are operational post lockdown 4. Speaki...

Renault opens bookings for Triber EASY-R AMT

Renault, opened bookings for the TRIBER EASY-R AMT. Renault TRIBER EASY-R AMT will be available in three trims - RXL, RXT and RXZ at a price difference of INR 40,000 above the respective manual versions, with a starting price of INR 6.18 Lakhs. TRIBER EASY-R AMT has been specifically designed for the Indian market and will offer an unmatched value proposition to customers looking at a B-segment car. Renault TRIBER is a super spacious, ultra-modular, fuel-efficient vehicle with attractive inte...

Tata Motors introduces “Keys to Safety”

Tata Motors today, India’s leading auto brand, today announced the rollout of “Keys to Safety” - a holistic package of offers to accelerate its endeavor of providing safer cars for all, particularly to help maintain norms of social distancing as the ongoing lockdown lifts nationwide in a calibrated manner. Easy financing, affordable EMIs with long tenure loans and special offers for frontline warriors are the hallmarks of this package. Customers of the 4-star GNCAP safety...

New Nissan KICKS 2020 goes on sale in India

Nissan India today launched and commenced bookings of the new KICKS 2020 for the Indian market. The new KICKS 2020 features the most powerful engine in its class - the Nissan Turbo – and Nissan’s widely-acclaimed X-tronic CVT.   NEW Nissan KICKS 2020 Ex-Showroom Price INR* 1.5 1.5 XL 9,49,990 1.5 XV 9,99,990 1.3 Turbo MT ...

Hyundai Motor showcases miniature model of Smart Mobility Ecosystem

Hyundai Motor Company is showing its smart mobility ecosystem model in the lobby of its headquarters until June 12 and at other key global events afterward in order to further communicate its future mobility vision.   The 1:8-scale model on display is a miniature of the exhibit shown at CES 2020 and includes integration of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Purpose Built Vehicles (PBV) and Hub (Mobility Transit Base)smart mobility solutions as part of a dynamic human-centered future cit...

Mahindra introduces innovative finance schemes for its customers

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, a part of the USD 20.7 bn Mahindra Group, today announced a wide variety of innovative, new finance schemes to ease the burden on its customers during these challenging times. These attractive finance schemes include customized, industry-first offerings that assure peace of mind for Mahindra customers, deliver financial flexibility and empower them to own their desired Mahindra vehicle model at their convenience. Speak...

India’s first 'Fully Connected Mid-Size Sedan,' - the new Hyundai VERNA arrives

The Spirited New VERNA is an All-rounder sedan with Human Technology Connect comprising Futuristic Design, Smart Connect, Ingenious Detailing and Superior Dynamics for new age aspirational customers. With Spectacular Premium & Sporty design, The Spirited New VERNA will come with the segment leading product offering with Intelligent Features and BS6 compliant 1.5 Gamma2 PL/ 1.5 U2 CRDI Diesel delivering Superior Power, Performance & efficiency along with Next-Generation Automatic Trans...

First Range Rover made under social distancing measures comes off Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull production line

Today, the first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures drove off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, following the recent temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures are in place following an extensive review of all production lines, engineering facilities, office areas and communal spaces as the company starts ...

The Dynamic Duo: The all-new BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR launched in India

BMW Motorrad India launched the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR in India today. The two most-awaited motorcycles of the year will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network. The dynamic, progressive and intuitive all-new BMW F 900 R roadster conveys a sense of freedom and a modern lifestyle. The adventure sports tourer, the all-new BMW F 900 XR offers an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capabilities. The two new b...

Step up to the Jaguar Land Rover 'Contactless Online Purchase and Service Experience'

Jaguar Land Rover India has announced today that it has further enhanced its online purchase and service presence, creating a safe and convenient experience for its customers, from the comfort of their home. A pioneering effort, Jaguar Land Rover, through its Retailers was one of the first to introduce online purchase with “findmeacar.in” for Jaguar and “findmeasuv.in” for Land Rover. Jaguar Land Rover has now enhanced its offering by adding a comprehensive service sui...

Nissan India launches its 'Virtual Showroom' and 'Online Purchase' services

Nissan India today launched a new digital car bookings and buying service to enhance customer experience. Bringing the showroom straight to the customers’ homes, it has introduced an online booking and showroom experience for the all-new KICKS 2020. It has also made its entire Datsun portfolio available for online bookings and purchase. Commenting on this special moment, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, “We are strengthening our comm...

The Panigale V4 is ready for the track with the 'Racing Accessories Package'

Ducati recommends to its enthusiastic fans the Racing accessory package for the Panigale V4, a must-have for all those who want to transform the Italian manufacturer’s super sports bike and make it even more unique and performing for use on the track. Contained within the extensive Ducati Performance catalogue, the accessory package was designed by the Ducati Design Centre and created in collaboration with important companies in the sector. Inside there are accessories designed to en...

All-New 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is here

In December 2019, Triumph announced a new official partnership with EON Productions, revealing the dynamic action feature of Triumph motorcycles in the forthcoming 25th James Bond Film, No Time To Die. To celebrate this iconic collaboration, Triumph, the premium British motorcycle brand, is proud to introduce the first ever official motorcycle directly linked to the Bond Franchise. The Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is an ultra-rare, limited edition Scrambler 1200 motorcycle featuring a uniqu...

KIA Motors India introduces ‘Kia Care’ – a Healthy Drive campaign to ensure advanced hygiene levels in vehicle servicing

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today announced its hygiene-focused healthy drive campaign called ‘Kia Care” to ensure high standards of safety in vehicle servicing. The campaign is an industry first initiative where cars will be given sanitisation free of cost on first come, first serve basis. This programme comes on stream across Kia Motors India’s network of 192 service touch points in 160 cities in India. The ‘Kia Care’ ...

BattRE Launches an Affordable Connected Scooter - BattRE gps:ie

             With the positive sentiment of Indian EV industry which grew by 20% in the last fiscal & witnessing a strong demand Inspite of COVID 19; BattRE Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd, a technology driven EV startup has launched BattRE gps:ie, an affordable internet connected electric scooter. BattRE has partnered with San Jose California head quartered technology company Aeris Communications with country offi...

Buy Now Pay Later: Maruti Suzuki makes car buying easier for customers

With the aim to make new car purchase easy and affordable, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced a partnership with Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Limited (CIFCL), one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies. The objective of this partnership is to provide customised auto retail financing solutions to retail buyers. The new solution ‘Buy Now Pay Later Offer’’ is aimed to provide customers with easy financing options.  A two-month def...

Hyundai opens showrooms & workshops: Driving industrial wheels towards progress

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, announced the opening of 806 Showrooms (Dealership & Rural Sales Outlets) and 863 Workshops across India, in compliance with Government Authorities.  Commenting on the Opening of Dealerships, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Towards our effort to support the country’s objective ...

The new RAPID 1.0 TSI, new SUPERB and the all-new KAROQ premiere at the first ever ŠKODA AUTO India Virtual Conference

The pioneering ŠKODA AUTO India Virtual Conference witnessed the unveiling of the new RAPID 1.0 TSI, the luxurious new SUPERB as well as the newest member of its SUV family: the all-new KAROQ at a starting price of INR 7.49 lacs, INR 29.99 lacs and INR 24.99 lacs respectively. ŠKODA AUTO India put forth its powertrain and fuel strategy in view of the Bharat Stage 6 emission norms and safety standards while demonstrating a new range of Turbocharged Stratified Injection (or TSI) e...

Triumph Tiger 900 pre-booking now open - online bookings available across dealerships

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles has started bookings for its upcoming motorcycle – the new Tiger 900. The adventure motorcycle is one of the most anticipated products from the British marquee this year; Triumph currently leads the premium adventure motorcycle segment in the country with its Tiger range of products. The new Tiger 900 is a quantum leap ahead from its predecessor taking the adventure motorcycle game in the country notches ahead. The BS VI co...

Okinawa announces custom hand painting service for its E-Scooter buyers

Okinawa, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on “Make in India” has announced new custom hand painting service for its e scooters and future products as well. The scooters are hand painted by professional artists with premium quality of colors based on the custom theme selected by the buyer. Every theme is designed by hands to highlight the particular details on the scooter. To further give a personalized touch to the design, one can also get his or h...

Mercedes-Benz drives in over 1000 BHP in a day; launches the AMG C 63 Coupé & AMG GT R Coupé in India

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, today, strengthened its position in the luxury performance segment by adding two new models to its coveted high-performance AMG line-up. The Born Bold – AMG C 63 Coupé and by the racers for the racers– AMG GT R Coupé are the latest additions to the Mercedes-AMG portfolio in India. With the introduction of these two new AMGs, Mercedes-Benz India firmly underlines its strong presence in the p...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches quarter-liter GIXXER series in BS-VI

Strengthening its BS6 portfolio, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched its BS6 compliant quarter-liter sensation - GIXXER.  Commenting on the launch Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India said, “We are pleased to introduce the BS6 GIXXER SF 250/ 250 in the Indian market. Inspired by the legendary motorcycles: Hayabusa and GSX-R, GIXXER brand r...

GWM announces Senior Leadership for its Indian subsidiary

GWM, a global auto manufacturer that made a bold foray at the 15th edition of Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020, today announced the appointment of Mr. James Yang as President for the Indian subsidiary of GWM. The company has also appointed Mr. Parker Shi as Managing Director for the Indian subsidiary of GWM. Mr. James Yang brings in rich experience in the areas of R&D, project and marketing management and will be leading the entire GWM India project with major focus on R&D...

Kia Motors India introduces the refreshed Seltos

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today introduced the refreshed Seltos at an attractive price starting at INR 9.89 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). After the tremendous success of Kia’s debut product in India, the company has launched the newer and advanced version of the Seltos with additional features to further strengthen its position as India’s most popular mid-SUV. The refreshed Seltos now comes equipped with 10 novel and exciting fe...

BMW Group India recommences operations with JOY and complete peace of mind

BMW Group India has restarted operations on 1 June 2020 in accordance with government guidelines. Consumers can once again safely explore and experience the complete range of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products at BMW Group India dealerships. Local production at Plant Chennai has resumed with less than 50% of the regular workforce catering to the production demand in the country. Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India, said, “It brings us great JOY to finally restart...

Suzuki Motorcycle India introduces ‘Suzuki at your Doorstep’

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan has launched ‘Suzuki at your Doorstep’ program, a doorstep sales and after sales service platform to ensure meeting the customer demand, during and post Covid-19 lockdown. The Suzuki at your doorstep program will be integrated within SMIPL’s official website https://www.suzukimotorcycle.co.in, and will enable customers to buy, test-ride and o...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces upcoming price hike for Camry Hybrid & Vellfire models

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced its decision to implement a price increase for Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle and The Vellfire with effect from July 2020. The impending hike have been necessitated due to the substantial rise in exchange rate. Touted as one of Toyota’s flagship models amongst self-charging electric vehicles, the new generation Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle redefines luxury sedan experience with its dynamic performance, styling & com...

MG Motor India joins hands with TATA Power to deploy Superfast chargers at select MG dealerships

Initiating the next phase of EV revolution in India, MG Motor India has today, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility. As part of the association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC Superfast chargers at select MG dealership locations and offer end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG dealerships spread across India. Through this association, MG Motor aims to lay a specific focus on the key target cities they will be foraying in...

Rapido resumes operations in almost 100 cities

Rapido has resumed operations in close to 100 cities, starting June 3, 2020, as per the guidelines announced by the Government for Unlock 1.0. Being the most affordable, convenient and accessible last mile connectivity option for millions of users, they are geared to ensure the safety and protection of their customers as well as of their Captains (driver partners). They will be closely monitoring the adherence of all mandatory and hygiene guidelines issued by the authorities by...

ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab hosts online ‘COVID-19 Mobility Race’ hackathon to benefit automotive industry

ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab has played host to the global online ‘COVID-19 Mobility Race’ hackathon. The theme of this year’s ideas competition, which took place from 4 to 7 June 2020, set the tone: the event was dedicated to the current challenges facing the automotive industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. How can a vehicle be bought and delivered whilst following stringent social distancing measures? What options are there for car buyers to virtually vi...

Maxxis India resumes partial production at Sanand plant

Maxxis India, announced partial resumption of its manufacturing operations at the Sanand, Gujarat plant with restricted manpower. The manufacturing unit will operate under COVID-19 safety guidelines, after the Ministry of Home Affairs and Gujarat State Government stated a few relaxations in the state. Maxxis India had shut the operations of its manufacturing facility on 23 rd March 2020 for a period of 42 days following Government order of a complete lockdown in the country. Comm...

Tata AutoComp ties up with Tellus Power Green to set up EV Charging Stations

Tata AutoComp Systems, India’s leading auto-component conglomerate has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with USA based DC charging infrastructure company Tellus Power Green to supply AC and DC Fast Chargers for entire range of electric vehicles – Two Wheelers, Three Wheelers, Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles in India. Speaking on the occasion Mr Arvind Goel, MD, Tata Autocomp Systems said: “As part of Tata Group initiative, Tata Aut...

Mahindra launches customised vehicle ownership schemes for Covid caretakers

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, has pledged its support to the frontline Covid caretakers and essential service providers, who are providing unparalleled support during this ongoing Covid pandemic, by offering a host of affordable finance schemes on all its vehicles.  As an industry first, the company has rolled out its offers to an entire range of essential service providers that includes Journalists/Media Profes...

All-new BMW X6 launched in India

BMW Group India launched the third generation BMW X6 in India. The all-new BMW X6 blends agile and versatile driving dynamics with a crisply expressive design language, enduring the extrovert presence of an edgy Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). Available as completely built-up units (CBU) the all-new BMW X6 can be booked at all BMW dealerships. Mr. Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India said, “BMW established the SAC segment with the introduction of the BMW X6 and still cont...

Triumph Motorcycles launches all-new Black editions of its popular Bonneville T100 and T120

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British premium brand launched the all-new Black Editions of its popular Bonneville T100 and T120 today in India. Like the iconic original Bonneville T120 and the T100 that enjoyed global success thanks to its heart-stopping looks and game-changing performance, the new Bonneville T100 and T120 Black are perfectly in tune with today’s desire for authenticity, character and capability. The T100 and T120 Black are the latest additions to the contemporary Bon...

Royal Enfield launches its first ever women’s apparel range in India

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, today announced the launch of its first ever apparel and riding gear range, exclusively for women in India. Available online at store.royalenfield.com and at the select stores in Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, this concise first collection is anchored by a clutch of riding jackets, trousers, gloves & helmets with a complement of t-shirts, shirts and jeans. The value for money apparel range priced...

Ampere Electric accelerates EV growth with the launch of Magnus Pro Electric Scooter

Ampere Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., accelerates EV growth with the launch of a new and trendy electric scooter Magnus Pro, designed for discerning commuters in urban and semi-urban regions. The Magnus Pro epitomizes best-in-class performance and comfort with a host of exciting features, making the users live magnified.  With an average range of 75-80 Kms per charge, Magnus Pro comes at an attractive price of INR 73,990/- (Ex-show...

Harley-Davidson's new colour-wise price list is out

Harley Davidson, America’s leading premium bike manufacturer, that has sold thousands of units in India, since its arrival here, in 2009, just announced its updated pricelist along with new prices for their Street Rod model. Check it out here...     Harley-Davidson MY20 Price List   Family Model - MY20 BS VI Color Ex-showroom Street STREET 750 ...

MG Motor India commences production of HECTOR PLUS at its Halol unit

Motor India today commenced the commercial production of the much-awaited HECTOR PLUS. Manufactured at its state-of-the-art Halol plant, the HECTOR PLUS was first showcased at Auto Expo 2020 and will go on sale in July 2020. HECTOR PLUS differentiates itself from the first internet car in India, HECTOR, with captain seats in the middle row, thereby offering best-in-class comfort to the passengers. A third row has also been added to suit the family needs. This high-appeal SUV comes with a p...

Sell your luxury car in 29 Minutes with Big Boy Toyz

Big Boy Toyz’ owner Jatin Ahuja has introduced an effortless way of selling your old car. The initiative comes as a response to the ongoing pandemic and the impact it has had on many. Their ‘Sell Your Car in 29 Minutes’ campaign involves only 3 simple steps, mainly having you to book an appointment, wait for an instant 151-check point evaluation, ending with easy and quick on-spot payment. With this new concept, BBT attempts to limit the interaction between a buyer and a ...

All New CRETA leads the way in unlocked India, records over 30 000 bookings

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), has re-established its supremacy in the SUV segment with All New CRETA clocking over 30 000 bookings since launch and topping sales charts in May to lead the Indian market in Unlock 1.0.  Commenting on the achievement Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing and Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “ All New CRETA has introduced many Industry firsts, becoming an instant hit among customers at launch. Unlocking this achi...

GWM signs an MOU with Maharashtra govt, reaffirms its commitment to India

Marking a major milestone in its Indian journey, GWM today announced the signing of an MOU with the Maharashtra government in presence of the honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray and Mr. Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India. The MoU officially announced the investment in the state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The plant will be equipped with latest world-class technology and there will be an R&D cent...

Okinawa sells 1000 E-Scooters within first month of Lockdown relaxation

Okinawa, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on 'Make in India' has announced selling over 1000 scooters within a month, since the brand resumed operations post the government relaxing rules on the economic activities. Brand achieved this sale no. with 60-70% touchpoints operational out of 350 dealers Pan India. The company partially resumed operations across dealerships on May 11, 2020 with 25 percent workforce and strict safety measures for COVID 19 pr...

Range over marks 50 years of All-Terrain innovation and Luxury with exclusive new Limited Edition

Range Rover today celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 17 June 1970 and, five decades on, the Range Rover has evolved to become a family of desirable and capable luxury vehicles. Its compelling blend of design, refinement and engineering innovation has ensured its place as the benchmark for all luxury SUVs. Over i...

Mercedes-Benz India launches its largest & most luxurious SUV, the new GLS

Mercedes-Benz, India’s largest luxury car manufacturer today launched the newest generation of the GLS – popularly referred to as the S-Class of SUVs. The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is the largest and most luxurious SUV from Mercedes-Benz and offers the customer more space, more comfort, more tech, and more luxury. The new GLS features the most cutting-edge technology offered by any SUV on Indian roads and combines luxury with the character of a true off-roader...

BMW introduces a new brand design in India with #JustCantWait campaign

BMW Group announced the introduction of its new brand and corporate identity for online and offline communications in India. The BMW, BMW i and BMW M communication logos have been completely reworked, with a new logotype and new design principles. The BMW brand now delivers on the expectations and visual style of today and is better suited for the digital age. #JustCantWait is the first communication campaign in India to reflect the new brand design. In the current challenging market scena...

Honda Cars India commences production of All New 5th Generation Honda City in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, has commenced the production of its most awaited All-New 5th Generation Honda City in India. The car is being manufactured at its Greater Noida plant in Uttar-Pradesh. The company’s plant had resumed manufacturing operations from mid-June following all government regulations and company’s safety protocols for COVID-19 prevention. The launch of the 5th Generation Cit...

Audi India opens bookings for the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the commencement of bookings for the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback. In its second generation, the Audi RS 7 Sportback offers improved performance and efficiency. Deliveries of the performance model will commence from August 2020 and this wide-bodied five-seater can be booked with an initial amount of INR 10 Lakhs.   Exclusivity, customization and personalization are key to the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback. Customers can book ...

Hyundai Powers Elantra with New Diesel BS-VI Engine

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMI), country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today launched the highly awaited Advanced Premium Sedan - Elantra with new Diesel BS6 Powertrain options. The company’s Future Ready powertrains such as the robust and proven 1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6 with 6-Speed Automatic & Manual transmission options offered on Elantra, provides customers an exclusive combination of performance and efficienc...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces availability of Yaris on Government e Marketplace

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the availability of its versatile and stylish sedan Yaris on Government e Marketplace (GeM). The GeM launched in 2016, is a dedicated e market for online procurement of goods and services by Government Organisations, Departments and Public Sector Units (PSUs). The Yaris, J Grade, Gasoline, 7 Airbag – Manual Transmission, is available on the GeM portal starting June, 2020. Toyota Yaris is a versatile sedan that boasts of advanced ...

Bosch inaugurates fully automated production lines for protective face masks in India

In the fight against coronavirus, Bosch has designed its own line of protective face masks. Bosch India inaugurated its fully-automated in-house production line at itsNaganathapura location in Bengaluru. With this, the company aims to manufacture nearly 100,000 masks a day to protect its associates and contribute to the protection of the community at large in India. In doing so, Bosch is helping to relieve the burden on the market. The line was virtually inaugurated with active...

Gemopai launches India's first 'Social Distancing Scooter'

Gemopai Electric, a joint venture between Goreen E-Mobility and Opai Electric, today announced the launch of India’s first social distancing electric scooter, Miso, a mini electric scooter available at an ex-showroom price of INR 44,000. The company has started the pre-bookings of the scooter, which comes with a range of up to 75 km per charge and charges up to 90% in 2 Hours. A Made in India product, Miso is locally manufactured, with the exception of the battery, as the cells ...

Kia Motors ranked #1 brand in industry in J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study

Kia ranked number one in the industry today by J.D. Power in the 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 136 problems per 100 vehicles. And for the sixth consecutive year, Kia is the number one mass-market automotive brand.  Kia’s continued success in IQS was led by having two models – Forte and Soul -- included among the top 10 vehicles in the industry. Kia also had segment-best performances from Forte, Sedona (Known as Carnival in India), Sorento and Soul....

Hyundai Venue celebrates over one lakh sales in one year

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMI), celebrates the highly successful first year of India’s first Fully Connected SUV – VENUE that has sold over one lakh units since its launch last year, with over 97,400 Happy Customers in India and more than 7 400 Happy Customers in International markets. Surpassing many milestones, Hyundai VENUE is well poised to become an SUV of Many Firsts. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, &ldq...

MG Motor India signs up six more start-ups under 'MG Developer Program & Grant'

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today announced that it has signed up 6 more start-ups for its ongoing MG Developer Program & Grant. The 6 finalists include Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks. The start-ups will receive a grant and mentoring from technology experts and may get an opportunity to work directly with specialized MG teams on selected projects. Demonstrating its firm focus on encouraging innovation within the start-u...

Personalize and style your look with original Ducati Scrambler accessories

Personalization is one of the fundamental elements of the Ducati Scrambler brand, which has always made available to lovers of the "Land of Joy" a wide selection of accessories to make their motorbike unique. All original Ducati Scrambler parts are studied in detail and guarantee the right balance between practicality, comfort and appearance, offering the opportunity to be expressed through special finishes and materials, and a universe of different colours and styles. Thanks ...

Land Rover Defender means business: Hard Top name returns for new commercial model

Land Rover has confirmed the new commercial Defender 90 and 110 models will restore the Hard Top name to its rugged 4x4 family.  The versatile and durable Defender Hard Top will be launched later this year, combining unstoppable all-terrain capability with 21st-century connectivity to give professionals a unique combination of cargo space, practicality and premium comfort. The Hard Top name dates back to 1950, when the introduction of demountable Hard Tops gave early Series Land Ro...

Ducati to reopen museum, combines visit with new motorcycle or e-bike experiences

On Saturday 4 July, on the same date that Ducati was founded 94 years ago, the Ducati Museum and the Fisica in Moto educational laboratory of the Borgo Panigale factory will reopen their doors to visitors, after the forced stop due to the health emergency. The reopening will be gradual. Until 30 September the visit to the Ducati Museum and the educational laboratory will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of the weeks from 3 to 9 August and from 17 to 23 August, whe...

Nissan India releases glimpses of the much-awaited upcoming B-SUV

Nissan India today revealed glimpses of the headlights and grill of its technology-rich and stylish B-SUV concept. For the first time, the B-SUV concept will be showcased to the world on July 16th, 2020 at the global headquarters. The company’s first Compact B-SUV for the Indian market reflects Nissan-ness, a philosophy aimed at empowering people through breakthrough products and technologies. The compact B-SUV is scheduled to be introduced in the second half of FY 2020-21. Buildi...

Hyundai announces India debut of intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) technology on Venue

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), today announced India debut of intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on Hyundai Venue – India’s First Connected SUV. Continuing its technology leadership, Hyundai has announced the introduction of yet another Industry First Innovation that offers customers the convenience of 2-pedal clutch-less technology combined with Fun-to-Drive elements of a Manual Transmission. Hyundai’s ...

Renault India announces 3,50,000 sales milestone on Kwid, adds new ‘RXL’ variant to 1.0L offering

Renault India announced that its flagship offering KWID is now even more accessible for customers, with the launch of the new RXL variant launched with a BS6 compliant 1.0L powertrain in MT and AMT versions. The new RXL variant will be very competitively priced, at INR 4.16 lakhs for the MT and INR 4.48 lakhs for the AMT version. Renault also shared that KWID has crossed the landmark 3.5-lakh sales milestone in India, and continues to be a major disruptor...

Land Rover begins delivery of BS-VI Petrol derivates of New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that it has begun deliveries of BS VI compliant petrol derivatives of New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport. The two SUVS are powered by Ingenium 2.0 l (litre) turbocharged petrol powertrain, producing 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque, which is supported by a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport are available in highly feature-rich ‘S’ and sportier ‘R-Dynamic SE’ derivatives.&nbs...

Renault India organises 'Welcome Back Service Camp'

Renault India has announced the commencement of a nationwide after-sales service initiative, ‘Renault Welcome Back Camp’ from July 13 - July 26, 2020 at all its dealer workshops across India. This initiative further strengthens Renault’s commitment towards offering a delightful service experience to its customers. Renault India dealerships have introduced stringent safety and hygiene measures as it welcomes back customers across all its touchpoints. ...

Tata Motors introduces Fleet Edge

Tata Motors, India’s leading commercial vehicles manufacturer, today announced the launch of Tata Motors Fleet Edge – a next-generation connected vehicle solution that enables fleet management, with informed decision making. Tata Motors has been the leader in telematics solutions in its vehicles since 2012. Today, more than 2,00,000 Tata Motors M&HCV vehicles are factory-fitted with telematics units. Tata Motors is taking the connected vehicle solutions to the next l...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces innovative finance schemes for the month of July

Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced special finance offers and schemes to its customers in India.  Aimed at easing purchase decisions, the wide array of special benefits range from unique buy-backs offers to some of the lowest EMIs. These offers are in continuation to a series of recent customer centric initiatives rolled-out by the company to make buying processes simpler, more accessible and stress-free for all our customers. The new deal includes, a uniq...

HECTOR PLUS India’s first 6-seater Internet SUV with Panoramic Sunroof launched at an inaugural price of INR 13.48 Lakhs

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today launched the much-anticipated MG HECTOR PLUS at an inaugural price of INR 13.48 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). HECTOR PLUS, India’s first 6-seater internet SUV with panoramic sunroof will be manufactured at the carmaker’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Halol near Vadodara in Gujarat.  The latest addition to the MG HECTOR family, the 6-seater HECTOR PLUS, comes with luxurious and comfortable captain seats in the m...

Mercedes-Benz India launches ‘Digital Service Drive Next’ and ‘Pay at your convenience’; consolidates digitisation in its customer service ...

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today further strengthened its customer service offerings with the launch of innovative digital service solutions, the ‘DSDNxt (Digital Service Drive Next)’ and ‘Pay at your convenience’. These solutions aim to ensure seamless ownership experience and reinforce confidence in the luxury car market in India. The first-of-its-kind smart financial solution ‘Pay at your convenience’ is ...

Hyundai launches the new Tucson through ‘The Next Dimension’

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today showcased 3 Legendary and bestselling brands All New Creta- The Ultimate SUV, Spirited New Verna and thenew Tucson in the ‘The Next Dimension’ through the ‘VIRTUAL WORLD OF HYUNDAI’. In the Industry First ever full-scale human centric design showcase, Hyundai’s exclusive session bridged...

Honda Cars India launches all new 5th generation Honda City

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched its much-awaited All New 5th generation Honda City in India. First introduced in India in January 1998, Honda City has been the country’s most successful mid-size sedan. Now in its 5th Generation, the City has always defined the original authentic shape of sedan in India and reinvented itself according to the needs and aspirations of its customers. The much awaited All &n...

The Agile Achiever: The all-new BMW S 1000 XR now in India

BMW Motorrad India has launched its internationally best-selling adventure sport bike, the all-new BMW S 1000 XR in India. The new bike can be ordered as a completely built-up unit (CBU) from today onwards throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network.  The all-new BMW S 1000 XR makes no compromises. It’s an all-days sports bike that uniquely blends sporty and long-distance performance in perfect form. Its sporty aggressiveness comes from the RR. Its outstanding GS ergonomics with ...

All-new Audi RS 7 Sportback drives in

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback in India. More versatile than ever before, the Audi RS 7 Sportback is now available as a wide-bodied five-seater and showcases improved performance along with enhanced efficiency delivered by a mild hybrid system. Highly customizable, the Audi RS 7 Sportback is priced from INR 1.94 Crore. Customer deliveries commence in August 2020. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Hea...

Nissan India names its upcoming technology-rich and stylish B-SUV ‘Nissan Magnite’

Nissan India today revealed the concept version of its highly anticipated B-SUV. Christened as the Nissan Magnite, the technology-rich and stylish B-SUV will be launched in FY 2020 in India. Magnite is a portmanteau of the words "magnetic" and "ignite". Whereas magnetic highlights the design and the product attributes that will attract customers, ignite emphasises on the beginning of a new era that Nissan wants to bring in India. “The Nissan Magnite is an evolutio...

Pioneer India to launch three Head Unit Receivers with Amazon Alexa built-in to revolutionize car infotainment

One of the leading brands in car infotainment, Pioneer, is launching 3 Car AV Receivers with Alexa built-in, under the names, DMH-Z6350BT (6.8-inch Car Stereo), DMH-ZS9350BT (9-inch Car Stereo) and DMH-ZF9350BT (9-inch Floating Display Car Stereo). While the prices of these products are yet to be announced, there is no doubt about their utility. Created with Alexa, the cloud-based voice service from Amazon, these brand new car AV receivers are excellent for multitasking and have been des...

CEAT launches 'one of its kind' Puncture Safe tyres

India’s leading tyre manufacturer, CEAT Tyres announced the launch of its new Puncture Safe Tyres for motorcycles. These new range of tubeless tyres will offer a technology to consumers that will resist loss of air pressure, in case of puncture allowing a hassle free and safe ride. The tyres are currently available in Kerala, Bangalore, Mysore & parts of Karnataka as well as Coimbatore & Salem in Tamil Nadu. The ‘Puncture Safe’ range is designed to preve...

Jaguar Land Rover develops contactless touchscreen to help fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world. The patented technology, known as ‛predictive touch’, uses artificial intelligence and sensors to predict a user’s intended target on the touchscreen – whether that’s satellite navigation, temperature controls or entertainment settings &ndash...

Rolls-Royce releases interactive game inspired by Wraith Kryptos

In honour of the newly unveiled Wraith Kryptos Collection, Rolls-Royce today launches an entertaining and interactive online game, for members of the public and enthusiasts around the world to enjoy. Players can access the game at rolls-roycemotorcars.com from 12pm BST on 23rd July, where they can take part in a cryptic challenge, consisting of four levels, each getting progressively harder. The first ten individuals to complete the game will receive their very own personalised...

Royal Enfield launches 'Service On Wheels'

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250-750cc) announced the launch and roll-out of Service on Wheels, a new, customer-friendly initiative, aimed at safe, seamless and hassle-free motorcycle service experience to customers at their doorstep. Under this initiative, Royal Enfield has deployed 800 units of purpose built Royal Enfield motorcycles across the dealerships in the country.  Service on Wheels is a fleet of mobile service-read...

KTM announces an attractive ownership plan for the KTM 390 Adventure at INR 6999/- per month

KTM, India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, announced a new ownership plan on the KTM 390 Adventure. Bikers can now get to own this travel-enduro machine for EMIs starting at Rs.6999. The finance plan comprising 80% coverage of the on-the-road price and covering 5 years of ownership is expected to bring the KTM 390 Adventure within the reach of a large number of enthusiasts. The price of KTM 390 Adventure is Ex-Showroom (Delhi) price is Rs. 3,04,000/-. Customers can a...

Thierry Bolloré announced as new Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover

Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc announced that Mr Thierry Bolloré has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020. Mr Chandrasekaran said: “I am delighted to welcome Thierry to Jaguar Land Rover. An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience...

Hyundai extends wonder warranty scheme to India’s first fully Electric SUV - KONA

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, has launched variable warranty option, “Wonder Warranty” for its KONA Electric Vehicle customers. Commenting on the scheme for KONA Electric, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, said, “Hyundai has always kept its customers at the highest pedestal and offered unmatched customer experience. The Hyundai KONA has pioneered in th...

All New CRETA establishes supremacy, records over 55,000 Bookings

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception continues to receive overwhelming response for its recently launched All New CRETA – The Ultimate SUV that has now recorded more than 55,000 Bookings.  Commenting on the achievement, Mr Tarun Garg, Director(Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Ever since its launch in 2015, CRETA has been a benchmark in...

Jawa riding experience amped up with the BS-VI models

Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. has begun the delivery of BS-VI models of Jawa and Jawa forty two through its dealership network across the country. Both models are now available for display, test rides and booking at the following Jawa dealership. Both Jawa and Jawa forty two continue to sport the 293cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine. Both bikes now feature India’s first cross port technology that increases the volumetric efficiency of the engine by ...

BS-VI KTM 250 Duke with all new LED headlamps and Supermoto mode launched

KTM, India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, has upgraded the KTM 250 DUKE. The quarter litre champion has been a strong player in the performance motorcycle segment since its launch. It is now upgraded with the highly desired, aggressively styled full LED headlamp unit with DRL’s, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode, all new colors – Dark Galvano & Silver Metallic, and one touch start functionality. The quarter litre KTM 250 DUKE combines maximum...

Nissan decodes the design elements of 'Nissan Magnite concept'

Nissan India today highlighted the design philosophy behind Nissan Magnite concept. Designed to ignite the imagination and aspirations of those who desire to thrive, the Nissan Magnite concept packs a premium offering and a stylish design, which makes for a strong road presence. Kei Kyu, Future Design Director, Nissan Motor Corporation said, “We closely studied Indian and Japanese cultures for a car whose design sensibilities bring together the best of both worlds. In ...

Audi India opens bookings for the ultimate Q: the all-new Audi RS Q8

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the commencement of bookings for the all-new Audi RS Q8. The fastest series production SUV on the Nürburgring, the Audi RS Q8 is the ultimate high-performance machine that boasts outstanding performance, unrestricted everyday usability and a vast customization menu with regard to design and drive. The Audi RS Q8 can be booked with an initial amount of INR 15 Lakhs.  Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon,...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches sporty new Fortuner TRD Limited Edition

The Fortuner needs no introduction and to celebrate the success of this icon, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched the Limited Edition of the Sporty New Fortuner TRD in the Indian market. TKM has leveraged the heritage of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to bring a sporty appeal to the Fortuner TRD. The Limited Edition is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 Automatic Transmission (diesel) variants in dual-tone stylish exterior, stunning dual-tone dashboard and rugged ...

Kia Motors unveils the Sonet – an all-new smart urban compact SUV

Kia Motors Corporation, one of the world’s largest automakers, revealed the Kia Sonet to the world today in a digital presentation. Manufactured at Kia’s state-of-the-art production facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the Sonet is Kia’s all-new smart urban compact SUV, and the brand’s latest made-in-India global product after the Seltos. The new Sonet marks Kia Motors’ entry into the burgeoning compact SUV segment, and sets new benchmarks with its first-in-cla...

Renault India attracts new dealerships during April-July with 17 new Sales And Service touchpoints

Renault India announced the addition of 17 new sales and service touchpoints, which include 14 showrooms and 3 workshops across India. The aggressive network expansion is part of a strategic business focus to grow the brand across existing and emerging markets. The new facilities are located in Himachal Pradesh (4 facilities), Telangana (3 facilities), Rajasthan (2 facilities), Uttar Pradesh (2 facilities), Delhi, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Wi...

Rolls-Royce reveals significant engineering advances developed for new Ghost

The first Goodwood Ghost reflected a layer of clients who use their Rolls-Royce in a completely unique way. These men and women required a motor car able to offer an impeccable chauffeur-driven experience as well as a vibrant dynamic personality when they chose to drive it themselves. In 2009, when the first Ghosts entered the market, this collective of business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs were unanimous in their feedback that the marque had created a product that balanced their reque...

Suzuki Motorcycle India salutes the spirit of frontline workers this Independence Day

Saluting the spirit of India’s frontline Pandemic warriors, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched Independence Day campaign, #ParkForFreedom. The campaign consists of a digital film featuring Indian citizens revving their stationery vehicles and requesting people not to step outside their homes on 15th August unless it is absolutely essential. The heartwarming campaign where the so...

Triumph launches the Street Triple ‘R’ in India at INR 8.84 Lakhs

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British premium brand launched its definitive street fighter - the 2020 Street Triple R, the mid-spec variant of the Street Triple RS in India today. The 2020 Triumph Street Triple ‘R’ is a more accessible and affordable streetfighter that comes with class defining specifications, cutting-edge ride-enhancing technology, and a high performance 765 cc BS-VI engine.  It features all-new bodywork, including fly screen, air intake, side panels, and ...

TOYOTA GAZOO racing comes to India to enthrall motorsports enthusiasts

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the introduction of TOYOTA GAZOO e-Racing (TGR) in India to connect with motorsports enthusiasts and provide them with engaging avenues surrounding the brand. TGR is Toyota’s racing company that is associated with several motorsports activities across the world as the basis of a quest to make ever-better cars, as well as to make motorsports and sports cars more accessible and enjoyable across generations. The e-motorsport activity is one of t...

Audi India introduces one App for ‘All Things Audi’

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the next big step in its Digitalization journey with the roll-out of the enhanced ‘myAudi Connect’ App for Audi customers. In a first, the ‘myAudi Connect’ App will also cater to potential customers and Audi fans.  With exciting customer-centric features, this latest version of the App offers several additional functions including a login for Audi Club India members, payment options to enable i...

Volvo Car India introduces ‘Freedom from Hassle’ on XC40 to celebrate the spirit of India’s independence

It is now easier to buy an XC40 T4 R-Design as Volvo Car India today introduced ‘Hassle-Free Offer’ on the award-winning luxury SUV. Volvo XC40 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 39.90 lakh, but under ‘Hassle-Free Offer’ customers can buy the car at a special offer price of Rs. 36.90 lakh and receive complimentary accessories worth Rs 1 lakh as well.  With this offer, Volvo Car India is augmenting the buying experience of customers as they can simply wa...

Jaguar Classic will celebrate 60 years of E-Type in 2021 with Anniversary Tribute Edition

Jaguar Classic will create six matched pairs of E-types to celebrate the iconic sports car’s 60th anniversary in 2021: the E-type 60 Collection. Each pair of E-type 60 Edition cars pay tribute to two of the oldest and most famous Jaguar E-types of all: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’, which played pivotal roles in the unveiling of the car at its world debut in Geneva, Switzerland in March 1961. An Opalescent Gunmetal Grey 3.8 l Fixed-Head Coupe registered &lsquo...

Isuzu Motors India in partnership with TVS Automobile Solutions inaugurates first multi-brand service facility

Japanese Vehicle manufacturer, Isuzu Motors India and TVS Automobile Solutions (TASL), a leader in providing automotive aftermarket solutions inaugurated a ‘multi-brand’ “MyTVS” facility at Torque Isuzu in Ahmedabad. This facility will deliver multi-brand services under the brand – “MyTVS”. As an industry first, under this partnership programme, ISUZU dealer partners who have additional capacity can opt to become franchisee...

KIA reveals new design for fastback Stinger

Kia Motors Corporation has released the first images of the upgraded Kia Stinger today, revealing a refreshed design for the high-performance fastback sports sedan. Changes to the appearance of the enhanced model amplify its gran turismo character, while improving cabin quality and giving owners more choice of color and material.  The upgraded model boasts a range of design updates, inside and out. Outside, the changes add a new touch of drama to the car’s design and g...

Ford welcomes Festive season with Freestyle Flair Edition

Adding to the joy of the upcoming festive season, Ford India expanded its Ford Freestyle model lineup with the edition of a new, top-of-the-line variant, Freestyle Flair. The new Freestyle Flair is available at an attractive, introductory price of INR 7,69,000 for petrol variant while at INR 8,79,000 for the diesel engine powered variant. “Ford Freestyle has been a benchmark compact utility vehicle, thanks to its affable design, value-for-money credentia...

Tata Motors assures customer safety with its new initiative - ‘Sanitised by Tata Motors’

Tata Motors, India’s leading auto brand, today announced the launch of its new initiative – ‘Sanitised by Tata Motors’ to assure customers about the highest standards of safety being followed in their car dealerships, nationwide. With this novel initiative, customers will be delivered a fully sanitised new vehicle from the Tata Motors dealerships. Specially designed labels confirming ‘Sanitised by Tata Motors’ will be pasted on the vehicle...

Hyundai launches 'Hyundai Mobility Membership' A smart Ownership & Lifestyle experience

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today launched ‘ Hyundai Mobility Membership’ - India’s First and Most Exclusive one stop solution to fulfil different needs of customers throughout their ownership journey. ‘ Hyundai Mobility Membership’ has been curated across categories to provide exclusive benefits and enhanced convenience for all our n...

Honda Amaze crosses 4 Lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced that its popular family sedan Honda Amaze has cumulatively sold 4 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 2013. The Amaze, now in its second-generation, is currently Honda’s largest selling model in India and enjoys a strong market position in its segment. The brand Amaze was conceptualized keeping in mind the ever-evolving needs and aspirations of In...

Hyundai Creta sets a new benchmark, crosses 5 Lakh sales in domestic market

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception announced an impressive feat for  Hyundai Creta achieving the 5,00,000 domestic sale milestone. Commenting on the achievement,  Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai Creta has been the blockbuster model in the Indian Automobile industry ever since its launch in 2015. Redefining the SUV landscape in ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces the theme of Toyota Urban Cruiser’s launch campaign

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today gave a sneak peek into the theme of the launch campaign – “Respect”, for the soon to be launched Toyota Urban Cruiser. Toyota Urban Cruiser, the youngest SUV in the famed Toyota line-up of SUVs, is an offering to the those who aspire to own a Toyota SUV at a young age.  The theme of the campaign stems from the target audience’s aspiration for early success in life. The SUV segment that has gained much popularity due to its bod...

Audi India announces #ReadyToDrive Service Campaign

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced its #ReadyToDrive Campaign that comprises of several new service initiatives and aftersales benefits. In line with Audi India’s customer-centric approach, this campaign includes savings on brake pads, brake discs and brake pad sensors, Audi Genuine Accessories and merchandise (including the online Audi Shop), myAudi Connect (Dongle), Extended Warranty, Service plans and Comprehensive Service Value Package.  Comm...

Mahindra unveils the All-New Thar

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today unveiled the All-New Thar, the most eagerly awaited and legendary SUV, on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day. In its all-new avatar, the Thar is a quantum leap in terms of performance, everyday comfort & convenience, technology and safety, as it stays true to its core promise of unmatched off-roading capability and builds on its iconic design.  Unveil...

CEAT announces its association with Mahindra for the launch of the All New THAR

CEAT Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, announced its association with Mahindra for THE ALL-NEW Mahindra Thar. The Thar launches in two models with 16inch and 18 inch tyre sizes. CEAT will be supplying the tyres for both the models of Mahindra Thar.  CEAT’s CZAR AT tyres have been specially designed keeping in mind the aggressive styling and design of the Mahindra Thar. These tyres will provide superior control and manoeuvrability on all kinds of terrains. The CZAR ...

MG Motor India partners with Zoomcar for vehicle subscriptions

MG Motor India has partnered with Zoomcar, one of India’s largest personal mobility platforms, for vehicle subscription. Through this tie-up, MG Motor will leverage Zoomcar’s end-to-end technology solution for its vehicle subscription platform. The move will enable the carmaker in penetrating deeper into the subscription market with the futuristic technology provided by Zoomcar. The mobility platform would now be managing the subscription program on behalf of MG. The duo will e...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches an All-New Mobility Service from Toyota in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of its all-new car leasing & subscription program in India through a new vertical, Toyota’s Mobility Service (TMS) that will spearhead TKM’s future mobility initiatives in India. To start with, Toyota’s Mobility Service will provide leasing and subscription to customers in cities like Delhi-NCR, Bangalore and Mumbai & gradually expand it to ten more cities within the first year. To start with...

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

Tata Motors today announced a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) domain by rolling out the 1000th Nexon EV from its plant in Pune. This landmark has been achieved in just over 6-months after the commercial launch of the vehicle portraying the rapid growth in both interest and demand for EVs. Acknowledged as the most preferred electric car in India, the Tata Nexon EV is the best seller in its segment, helping Tata Motors post a market share of 62% in EVs in Q1FY21. Spea...

Okinawa begins doorstep-delivery service of e- scooters in Bangalore

Okinawa, a leading make in India electric two-wheeler manufacturing company has announced a unique home delivery service of e scooters for buyers in Bangalore City. The company aims to offer convenience to its buyers by providing this service absolutely free of cost. The brand has associated with its channel partners to enable doorstep delivery of EVs in the city. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Okinawa has been relentlessly working towards introducing easy and safe procedures to its stakehol...

Porsche's mid-engined performance flagship 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4 set for India

Porsche’s 718 family of mid-engined sports cars welcomes two new members with the arrival of the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4. Featuring a newly developed 420 PS (309 kW), four-litre, six-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine, these models appeal to the most hardened sports car enthusiasts as the most powerful models in the 718 range, together with the emotional appeal of a traditional six-speed manual transmission. Whilst the GT4 represents the entry-level GT road model from Porsch...

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ launched in India

BMW Group India launched the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ today. The luxury tourer seamlessly unites elements of sports and comfort for customers who look for both adventure and extravagance. Locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ is available in petrol variant at all BMW dealerships across India from today onwards. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW 3 Series Gra...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor opens bookings for the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser beginning August 22nd 2020

To aid customers plan their festive season car purchase, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced ‘bookings open’ for its much-awaited compact SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser, beginning 22nd August 2020. The Urban Cruiser which is the youngest urban SUV from Toyota in India, is built for today’s young achievers who have earned respect for their achievements & bold choices in life & who aspire to own a Toyota SUV at a young age. The la...

MG Motor launches its Pre-loved cars unit 'MG Reassure' in India

In continuation to strengthen MG customer’s trust and ownership experience, MG Motor India has launched its Certified Pre-Loved Car Vertical, 'MG Reassure,' in India. MG Reassure aims to provide quick and the best residual value for MG cars to MG customers across its dealerships. The pre-loved vehicles will be assessed through 160 quality checks to ensure the leading inspection standards and conduct all necessary repairs before their resale. As part of its continued eff...

Force Motors appoints DY Works to design brand and experience strategy for their new generation Gurkha

Force Motors, the Pune based automotive company has brought DY Works onboard to design the brand and experience for their iconic offroader Force Gurkha. Showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 the new generation Gurkha is BS6 compliant and completely revamped. The new Gurkha is scheduled to launch at the end of the year. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors, said, “There has been huge excitement and anticipation since the new Gurkha was revealed at the Auto Expo earlier ...

Honda Cars India launches refreshed New Jazz

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched its premium hatchback New Honda Jazz with refreshed looks, premium styling, a new flagship grade Jazz ZX along with segment leading features. Designed for the very demanding, the New Jazz exemplifies perfection in its truest form with its modern sporty styling, aerodynamic efficiency, class-leading cabin space, advanced technology and full range of safety features.  To cater to t...

Ducati launches the all new Panigale V2 in India

Luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati today announced the launch of the all-new Panigale V2 in India at a price of INR 16.99 lacs (Ex-Showroom India). The all new Panigale V2 is a beefy yet compact bike of essential design with clear-cut lines that convey power without compromising on the classic Ducati superbike flair. The Panigale V2 is equipped with a 955 cm³ twin cylinder Superquadro engine which is now BS-VI compliant, delivers more power ( 5 HP) and torque ( 2 Nm) thanks to new inject...

Tata Motors’ SOUL introduces ‘Connect with SOUL’

Tata Motors’ exclusive SUV Owners’ community – SOUL, today announced the launch of its virtual connect property - Connect with SOUL, a webinar series with an objective to Keep the Explorer spirit alive within the community members during these testing times. With this aim in mind and in a bid to strengthen ties among the SOUL members during the lockdown period, the Company is introducing a first of its kind virtual initiative for the community by setting up a series of webin...

Hyundai teases sharp New KONA and KONA N Line SUVs

Hyundai Motor Company today shared a glimpse of its upcoming new KONA and KONA N Line SUVs thatexpress Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. The new KONA gets a wider stance and a shark-inspired nose that gives the model a sleeker look. Upgraded daytime running lamps (DRL) give it a high-tech, sophisticated style. Front skid plate and bumper add to its armored appearance. The new KONA N Line’s gets a more aerodynamic design withlow-set air intake and more agg...

Honda debuts in 180-200cc segment with muscular, sporty & advanced Hornet 2.0

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. today made a grand entry in 180-200cc motorcycle segment with it’s all new muscular, sporty and advanced Hornet 2.0. Conceived to be an International Street Fighter, its agility complemented by a range of advanced features is expressed in its design codes while ‘Built to perform’ attitude showcases a sense of sophistication. Talking on the launch Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcyc...

BMW checks-in to the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, to usher guests in Ultimate Luxury

BMW Group India has delivered 45 BMW cars to The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Guests of India’s premium luxury hospitality brand will experience modern luxury in the latest BMW cars during their stay. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts BMW fleet has been updated with the BMW 7 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X5 which offer the best-in-class comfort and safety.  Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Since its inception in India, the BMW G...

Audi's most powerful SUV coupe, the new Audi RS Q8, roars into India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of its sportiest Q, the all-new Audi RS Q8 in India. The Audi RS Q8 combines the power of an RS model with the elegance of a premium coupe and the ability of an SUV. The Audi RS Q8 is priced from INR 2.07 Crore.   Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “We are thrilled to bring the record setting Audi RS Q8 to India. It’s an all-in-one model that is at home...

Best-in-class performance for the new Panamera

A unique symbiosis of contrasts: the new Porsche Panamera now covers an even wider spectrum. It combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive saloon. With the 630 PS (463 kW) Panamera Turbo S, the sports car manufacturer successfully supports its claim to best-in-class performance. The new top-of-the-range model betters the performance figures of the previous Panamera Turbo by a wide margin. Comfort and sportiness both benefit from enhanced chassis components and c...

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Series B investment from TVS Motor Company

Following the successful nationwide unveiling of its high-performance motorcycle - the F77, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., an innovator in sustainable mobility, today announced that it had received an additional investment of INR 30 Crore from TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world. This investment is part of its latest round (Series B) of funding.  To accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India, Ultraviolette...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new blue colour edition of Burgman Street

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of the two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today introduced Pearl Suzuki Medium Blue No. 2 colour edition of its 125cc Premium-scooter, Burgman Street. Inspired from the legendary BURGMAN portfolio, the scooter is dressed in European Style designs giving it a premium look with a unique appeal.  The new Burgman Street offered in Pearl Suzuki Medium Blue No. 2 is equipped with a chrom...

Royal Enfield announces local assembly unit in Argentina

Royal Enfield, global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250cc - 750cc), today announced that it will commence local assembly of motorcycles in Argentina in partnership  with  Grupo  Simpa,  Royal  Enfield’s  local  distributor  in  the  country  since  2018.  This  is  a significant   announcement,  &...

Triumph Motorcycles launches its ultimate tourer – The Rocket 3 GT in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles today launched its ultimate tourer, the all-new Rocket 3 GT in India. The Rocket 3 GT carries over the might and presence of its predecessor – the legendary Rocket III and heralds the genesis of a new motorcycling legend. The all-new Rocket 3 GT is built to deliver astonishing performance, effortless touring capability combined with laid-back riding ergonomics and sublime comfort. Featuring the world’s biggest producti...

Honda Cars India organises Body & Paint Service Camp at all dealerships across India

Honda Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India today announced a ‘Body & Paint Service Camp’ for its esteemed customers giving them a chance to give their Honda cars the same look they once fell for. This customer-centric initiative will start from 14th September 2020 and will continue till 26th September 2020 at all authorized Honda service outlets across India. The 13-day Body & Paint Service Camp will offer multiple benefits to Honda c...

Mercedes-Benz India to revise ex-showroom price of select models by up to 2% from Oct

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India today announced an upward revision of the price of its select model range effective first week of October 2020. The price correction would be up to the range of a moderate 2%, varying across select model range. The weakening of the Indian currency compared to the euro since the past six to seven months, combined with an increase in input costs have been exerting significant pressure on the overall operations. M...

MINI Anywhere, Anytime. Switch to Online with the MINI Online Shop

MINI India has introduced the MINI Online Shop. Customers can start their journey from online to on-road by simply visiting shop.mini.in, their destination for everything MINI. They can explore the entire MINI Range, Configure a MINI of their choice, Locate the nearest MINI Dealer, Request for a Test Drive or Quotation, Calculate EMI as well as Book their favourite MINI at the click of a button. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Creative and optimistic by natur...

Toyota announces Ayushmann Khurrana, as Brand Ambassador for all-new #UrbanCruiser

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced leading Indian actor, singer and youth icon Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana as the Brand Ambassador for the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser, ahead of the much-awaited launch, later this festive season. With the opening of bookings, Toyota’s Youngest Urban SUV, #UrbanCruiser, is garnering great response and admiration from customers across the country. True to the brand imagery of ‘Respect’, Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana is a personality who embod...

Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

Nissan today unveiled the Z Proto, signaling the company’s intent to launch a new generation of the legendary Z sports car. Shown at a virtual event beamed around the world from the Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, the prototype car features a new design inside and out, as well as a V-6 twin turbocharged engine with a manual transmission. First hinted at in a video named “Nissan A-Z” in May, the Nissan Z Proto pays full respect to 50 years of Z heritage. At the same time, it&...

Kia Sonet launched in India with special introductory price starting INR 6,71,000

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today launched its first-ever compact SUV, the all-new Kia Sonet in India. The Sonet entry-level HTE smartstream G1.2 5MT variant debuts at a competitive price of INR 6,71,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India). The made-in-India for the world Kia Sonet is being offered with the widest variety in its category in terms of powertrains and trims. In total, the Sonet is being offered across 17 variants, including two petrol engines, two...

Helmet call

Picture this. A biker meets with an accident and is rendered unconscious. Not much help is available on the spot. Every passing minute is precious and receiving medical aid is crucial; a delay could turn fatal or lead to a permanent disability. This is not a script for a scene in some Bollywood movie or a narrative for a television series on Netflix or Amazon Prime. On the contrary, it is a harsh reality that most Indian households are living with. Families have lost near and dear ones i...

Mats does the math

Meet Mats Järlström, an electronics engineer, from Oregon, USA, whose newly proposed theories may soon see yellow traffic lights burning for longer durations, globally, thereby, directly impacting our driving maneuvers considerably. Not only will this change herald a new beginning for those behind the wheel, but it will also pave the way for bigger changes required for re-mapping traffic signals, especially as we gear up for autonomous vehicles. India, are you listening? Yel...

Hello Lamborghini!

  Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India, on the complexities of the Indian market, on how Lamborghini India has managed to do well despite a slowdown in the auto industry, their recently launched models, what Indians prefer as well as what the future models at Lamborghini are going to be about. TOS: They say Lamborghini is an emotion. Please elaborate… SA: If you look at the brand and the way the customer has aspirations towards the brand, [Lamborghini] is nev...

BOSEMAN

Meet Bombay born and bred, Pratap Bose, 45, Vice President, Global Design, Tata Motors. Bose is the man responsible for transforming the design language of passenger vehicles manufactured at their plants with his design leadership, and he has also played a big role in further elevating the company's brand perception in the minds of people, while making their vehicles even more desirable. We asked the doyen of design to enlighten us by telling us about...

BOSEMAN (Part II)

We asked Pratap Bose, Vice President, Global Design, Tata Motors, how different car manufacturers in different countries varied in terms of their car design and car making philosophies, and he had the most incredible things to say! He started by telling us about the Italians. The Italians, he said “start with emotion… with their heart first,” says Bose. “Through history, if you look at a Ferrari or at a Lamborghini, most of them, you can’t look through the ba...

BOSEMAN (Part III)

Bose considers himself a lucky man to be at Tata Motors, when the architecture of their cars was being defined. According to him, a lot depends on knowing right at the beginning of the project whether the product is going to be a hatchback, a sedan, a mini-van or an SUV and to be able to figure out how many things one can do based on the architecture. What that involves is knowing, where the wheels come, what the wheelbase will be, what the vision angle is – from where the person is sit...

BOSEMAN (Part IV)

It was a small car, the Tata Indica, that Bose feels was ahead of its time. “If you look at the contemporary global benchmarks in those days, the Indica, was really up there, with all of them.” Today, as a car designer, who has spent 13 years designing cars at Tata Motors, he believes that an important part of Tata’s DNA is bringing futuristic and innovative things to their cars. “I think there is a flavor of future or something about innovation that pla...

In Design

Lonay Alain, General Manager, Renault Design India, has been living in India for the last three years and working at the Renault Design Studio, opened in Mumbai, in 2008. He believes that the days of “Made in Europe and Sold in Europe” are long gone, and that all the car manufacturers are now looking at Asia, (with China being a big market and India an upcoming one), and that is why a lot of cars that we see today, and are also on sale in the European market, are mainly done with ...

Romancing the Qualis

Launched in 1999, by the Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, the Toyota Qualis, based on the Indonesian Toyota Kijang, was an instant hit in the MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) market. It's name was a combination of the words ‘Quality’ and ‘Service,’ and on both fronts it “delivered” for the buyer. Way back then, petrol costed around INR 13 more per litre than diesel did, and so people plumbed for it as a “Family car.” Its diesel variant ...

Pixel Racing

It’s eight pm on a Friday evening and the mood is set at entrepreneur Siddharth Toprani’s apartment at Breach Candy, Mumbai. Games – check, consoles setup – check, accessories connected – check, strong black coffee stocked – check, pizza and beverages ordered – check. It is going to be a long game night for this bunch of millennials, all of who prefer hours of torqued up, heart-pounding action rather than being sloshed at some crowded SoBo (South Bomb...

Road movie tonight?

Sure, you miss your car and can’t wait to get behind the wheel to start driving on open roads again. That is something that most of us want to do as well. However, in these testing times of lockdowns, while most of us are cooped up at home, we bring you some of the finest road movies ever made. So, put that La-Z-boy to some good use, sit back and enjoy being on the road, only vicariously, this time instead. 1. Duel: Based on a short story by Richard Matheson which...

Pop Cars (Part I)

There are songs and there are music videos. As soon as the songs start climbing up the charts in their respective countries, and before they go on to become international hits, a music video is often released to cash in on its success and it is this music video, which if shot well, can be a make or break factor, going a long way in determining how the song performs on the charts. After “sexy women,” the second most obvious choice for shooting music videos are “cool cars&rdqu...

Pop Cars (Part II)

This week we continue to bring you seven cool songs that have featured some of the most unforgettable cars in their music videos. Only this time, they're all music videos by some of the most dazzling women out there. Check them out here: 1938 Chevrolet Master De Luxe Business Coupe I drove all night by Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper’s I drove all night version begins with a car driving with its headlamps in the middle of the night on a road. The video feature...

Ad Sense

You may or may not be able to buy these beautiful cars, but you can definitely enjoy their ads and gauge for yourself the kind of mettle these cars are made of, and then determine if these are the very cars that you’d like to see parked in your driveway someday.   Dodge  Nothing spells “Independence” the way an American two-door muscle car does and Dodge sure knows how to play it right. Their ad, “The devil went down to Georgia” made for Supe...

Driving Mr. Lazy! (Part I)

Upfront apologies are due for shamelessly co-opting and tweaking the name of one of my favourite movies of all time—the 1989 Driving Miss Daisy in the header above. In my defense, it not just fits the future contents of this article to the T, but also, it’s so darn ‘punny’.  Yes, much to the horror of most of you auto-junkies and car nuts out there, I am one of those people who simply abhors driving any kind of vehicle, even if it meant to save my life....

Driving Mr. Lazy! (Part II)

Ever since I can remember, there have been two very important maxims that I’ve always tried to live my life by. To paraphrase, one of them is “treat people the way you’d like to be treated” and the other is “a person’s true character is always revealed by the way in which they treat those in the service industry”. The latter mainly engineered for those in constant interaction with every sort of personal service provider, from domestic h...

Hrithik’s new ride is a bed of roses: Dilip Chhabria

Bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan, waltzed into fans’ hearts with his awe-inspiring dance moves in Kaho Naa Pyar Hai almost two decades ago, and the rest, as they say, is history. Few other stars have tasted the stardom and the hysteria that followed this young actor. Hrithik, with his Greek God looks, continues to be an enviable actor in Bollywood with an ultra-privileged lifestyle, and his garage boasts of some of the finest and shiniest metal out there. The star has...

From Virtual Racing to Circuit Racing

Amith Kutti’s journey from being a gaming enthusiast to being invited to be mentored by India’s first Formula 1 racer, Narain Karthikeyan, and to train and test with Volkswagen Motorsport India, is truly stuff that dreams are made of. After winning the championship, Karthikeyan, went on to call Kutti, “The fastest gamer in India.” At a time when COVID-19 cast a gloom worldwide, and what has now turned out to be an unprecedented lockdown period, 16-year-old, Kutti, was ...

WHEELMAN

Rayomand Banajee, eight-time national karting champion and founder of IR eSports, which runs the Indian SIM Racing League, speaks to TURN OF SPEED about how this platform can be a springboard for young enthusiasts to pursue their motorsport dream and about the future of online racing. Read on. TOS: Tell us about the inception of the Indian SIM Racing League. How did you go about creating the format? 
RB: We have been working on creating a national level s...

What’s so lifestyle about automobiles anyway?

Can you imagine Mr. Bean in a Hummer? Or Arnie jumping off a bridge in The Terminator astride a…wait for it…Vespa? In either case, the ludicrousness of the picture the mind is painting for you at my words is probably making you smile, if not laugh. Now just stop for a second and ask yourself, why. It is just not them, is it? And that pretty much sums up one of the most obvious, yet frequently ignored aspect, of the vehicle purchasing process. The question of lifestyle,...

Auto Ads: Why should boys have all the fun?

Imagine watching an ad for an SUV brand. It starts with the whirring of an engine, the car treading through the bumpy rifts of a picturesque valley in Himachal; captured beautifully through a drone shot. A cool SUV with a sun roof, an immersive audio setup, intuitive temperature control—the features start to get more pronounced. Every other paraphernalia to make the driver look ‘cool and free-spirited’ gradually makes its way into the frame. The SUV accelerates and ends up i...

Fuel for fans

No, this isn’t a usual article about a car or a bike and its innards. This is actually about a part of the automotive industry that is often ignored – Merchandise. The year was 2006 and I had been deputed to head for my first ever international assignment. It was a plum assignment too, especially for a dyed in the wool motorsport enthusiast. My job was to cover the F1 race in Bahrain and as a guest of Gulf Air, the title sponsor of the Bahrain GP, I had a free pass into the pad...

For the biker in you

Ever been to a biker meet? It’s never a simple ride out, is it? You need to dress up for it, because if you don’t, you will feel more out of place than if you were dressed up as Rudolph at a black-tie event. The thing is, and there are many who will vehemently deny this, but bikers love their look. There, I said it. That brings me to the question… what exactly is this “Biker Look”?  At the dawn of motorcycling there was no such thing as a “Biker Lo...

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020: A curtain raiser

While some of the conventional crowd pullers at the Auto Expo, who have traditionally had the biggest arenas, such as German car manufacturers, Audi and BMW, for instance, are giving it a miss, on display, will be several types of UVs (Utility Vehicles),  SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) as well as EVs. A sizeable fraction of the vehicles displayed at the Expo are expected to be of Chinese origin with GWM (Great Wall Motors) announcing its plans to showcase its popular Haval SUV brand, ...

The car is becoming more of a mobile phone on wheels: Gurpratap Boparai

At Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Media Night, organised in New Delhi, where Skoda displayed its VISION IN, a stunning concept for India, TURN OF SPEED, caught up with Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited where he spoke about a growing nation's demand for better solutions, their Engineering Design Center, in Pune, and about how Skoda led VW Group will be a more significant player in the Auto industry in the coming years. Here are excerpt...

India 2.0 is a fresh start for India: Zac Hollis

Zac Hollis, Director, Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India, tells us about how India 2.0 will deliver new cars to the streets of India, how like Europe, the share of diesel cars in india will also subside, as well as how the new products will be developed in India.  TOS: How are things looking in terms of the new offensive? ZH: We have a lot of new products for the Auto Show, if you come to the Auto show in a couple of days, you’ll see that before we bri...

Indian Kalamkari craftsmanship is very similar to the Czech bohemian glass industry tradition: Oliver Stefani

Oliver Stefani, Head of Design, Skoda, is the man of the moment. He tells us about designing the VISION IN, incorporating Indian Kalmkari design into the concept car, how boat and ship designs inspire him, and why strong colours will rule Skoda cars  TOS: How long has it taken you to design VISION IN from the start to showcasing it here today? OS: The whole process including designing and building this show car was about one year…12 months. TOS: Did the brief for this vehic...

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

Day one of the AutoExpo 2020 began with a bang. The overall sentiment, largely impacted by a slowdown in the automobile sector and outbreak of coronavirus, was mostly nullified by some showstoppers, especially Indian manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, who were at the forefront while displaying their capabilities and readiness for the adoption of new technologies.  Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest passenger vehicle manufacturer announced its plan t...

Chinese automobile manufacturers strengthen their India foray

Following the successful entry of MG Motor India, other Chinese passenger vehicle manufacturers such as Great Wall Motors and Haima Automobile are planning their foray into the Indian market. While Great Wall Motors has already announced approximately USD 1 billion worth of investment in India, Haima Automobile, another leading manufacturer from China is keenly studying the potential of the Indian market. With their presence at the AutoExpo 2020, it is evident that these companies are progres...

Great Wall Motors plans to roll out its first model in 2021, will target SUV segment

Great Wall Motors (GWM), a leading Chinese automaker, which recently announced its entry into the Indian market with an approximate investment of USD 1 billion, is planning to launch a wide-range of products, including SUVs and EVs in India, in a phased manner. The company expects to launch its first product in 2021, which will be locally manufactured at the company’s recently acquired plant from General Motors in Talegaon, Maharashtra.  While providing details on the company&rs...

KIA to go full throttle in 2020

Manohar Bhat, Head, Sales & Marketing, KIA, talks to TURN OF SPEED about their latest product, the Carnival, their "teething problems" and their plans to enhance customer-satisfaction levels. TOS: Tell us about your latest launch, the Carnival, people have been comparing it to the Toyota Innova? MB: The comparisons are odious. This is a new segment that we have created. The KIA Carnival is not only high end, but it is also longer and wider than any of the existing vehicles today. It ...

Production in the time of Coronavirus

The fallout of Coronavirus, especially in the world of business, is being felt across countries. While sectors such as airlines and hospitality are bracing themselves for huge financial setbacks in the days to come, the auto industry could also be massively impacted. Considering the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled earlier this month and now as the New York Auto Show, (scheduled to begin next month) stands postponed to August 2020, due to the pandemic, it seems like it is going to take some ti...

Get off the road to get on the road to recovery

“Unprecedented times,” without a shadow of a doubt, has to be the word of 2020. And why not, afterall, not many of us have known or seen anything like the Coronavirus crisis that is unfolding before our eyes. Nevertheless, while we all know that we will battle this crisis and come out triumphant, it is also important to understand that this can only be achieved by disciplining ourselves and remaining indoors. Meanwhile, the Auto industry, which has gone out of its way and offered ...

M&M backs out of further investment in SYMC

Pawan Goenka, the Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), told analysts in February this year that if M&M was going to invest more money into South Korean subsidiary SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC), it would first be reasonably certain that the three-year plan chalked out for SYMC would work out and breakeven achieved by 2022. Goenka was referring to the proposed investment of nearly Rs 3000 crore in SYMC, which was yet to come up for consideration of the board of directors...

Labour – The point!

Labour remobilisation is going to be an uphill task for the automotive industry in the coming months as many have already taken the road back to their hometowns. With the current pandemic posting an uncertainty that most of us are unfamiliar with, at least the ones born post the World Wars, life is not going to be the same, and neither is the manner in which contractual labour and manufacturing are looked at in the country.  Interestingly,concerns such as safety and security but most ...

The first step is to get production started on a sustainable basis: R.C. Bhargava

The last few weeks have been unprecedented and unpredictable, as the country went into a sudden and complete lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve and all economic activities came to a halt from March 25, 2020. Naturally, production of vehicles was also stopped and the facilities of India's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, fell silent. Now, as the lockdown has been eased and factories are again allowed to resume production, the big question is how to revive demand in a market wher...

Nissan KICKS 2020 is here

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL), has been present in India for almost fifteen years now. In fact, it boasts a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun, and has also set up an R&D Center with its global alliance partner, Renault, near Chennai. Over the years, Nissan, has offered us a mixed bag of exciting products for the Indian market that have included hatchbacks, MUVs, SUVs and sedans. Who can forget the Nissan X-Trail and the Nissan Teana? Recently, they introduced the n...

Licence to thrill

With the 25th James Bond film, No time to Die, hitting theatres this November, it is not only the Aston Martin lovers who will feel thrilled when the legendary DB5 drops its headlamps and pulverizes the bad guys with a gatling gun. The movie will also give aficionados of Triumph motorcycles something to be really elated about – their latest bike, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition Here’s the catch! Either you will need really deep pockets to get your ha...

Urban nomad

Renault India never ceases to amaze! Yet again, it has pulled a rabbit out of the hat with the new Triber Easy-R AMT. Imagine a sub-four meter vehicle that not only seats seven people, but also comes with a jaw dropping price tag of 6.18 Lakhs, and offers an AMT option! What else can one possibly ask for? The Renault Triber, since its launch, in India, last year, has set the company’s cash registers ringing and now, the newly launched Easy-R AMT promises to be nothing short of a game...

Der Meister

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, tells TURN OF SPEED (TOS) about “the new normal,” how their product launches for this year remain unaffected, as well as how the response to their Digital initiative has been overwhelming.  Read on...   TOS: Tell us about the preparatory steps that you, at Mercedes-Benz, have taken in order to ensure that your employees who return to work are safe in your office and at the plant?&nb...

Sound of music

Pioneer Corporation, which has an 80-year-old history has wowed generations with their entertainment systems. A company that started off producing speaker sound, continues to be the oldest in the car entertainment space. As technology got savvier, Pioneer, also has continued to find new ways to stay ahead in the game. “Every year Pioneer introduces a new technology and gets numerous patents,” says Gaurav Kulshrestha, Marketing Head and Product Manager, Pioneer India. According to ...

Hitting a sixer with the Gixxer

With a legacy that can be traced back to legendary bikes such as the GSX-R and the Hayabusa, the Gixxer, has been quite a sensation on the Indian Motorcycle scene, also featuring in blockbuster Bollywood films.  Now, in a bid to strengthen its BS-VI portfolio, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) recently launched its 250cc successor siblings, the GIXXER SF 250 and the GIXXER 250. ‘Born of Greatness’, this machine sports a high-performance engine developed exclusively...

Is 'Lean' getting 'Mean' for auto?

Yes, of course, and we mean that quite literally. The COVID pandemic has opened doors for auto makers to streamline their supply chains and ready themselves for future mobility to become both, leaner and meaner. The automotive industry is in a transitional phase towards electric mobility and industry experts believe that this is an apt time to review, reflect and redefine supply chain strategies, and get a leaner approach across the product development cycles. They believe that cost and opera...

Scrap Trap

Owing to the severe impact on the overall sales of automobiles in India, following the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian automotive sector is pinning its hopes on the long-awaited Vehicle Scrappage Policy to spur the growth of the sector. While the policy is expected to be before the Union Cabinet for approval, industry experts believe that the benefits of the policy can only be achieved by incentivizing purchase of new vehicles in exchange for scrapping older ones. However, despit...

Life by Design

Professor Gerry McGovern, Design Director & Chief Creative Officer, Land Rover, was conferred with the title of OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England, for his invaluable contribution to the field of Automotive Design, over the last four decades. From having designed the Range Rover Evoque to the Range Rover Velar to the Discovery Sport and most recently, the much talked about, Land Rover Defender, he sure doesn't seem to be i...

Industry mulls deep localisation to reduce dependency on China

The ongoing standoff between India and China and the subsequent sentiment towards boycotting Chinese products is expected to provide further fillip to Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s campaign for an #Atmanirbhar, (Self-reliant) India. Joining the bandwagon is the Indian automobile components industry – a significant importer of Chinese products, it is now looking at strategies to reduce its dependency by localizing products.  According to Automotive Component Manufa...

Chinese investments in India to come under scanner: Sources

Investments from China in the automobile sector are expected to come under the scrutiny of the Indian government, according to reliable sources in the industry. This is in light of the current political situation between India and China, following which the Maharashtra government announced that it has put on hold the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese auto makers Great Wall Motors (GWM) and PMI Electro Mobility Solutions (joint venture with Foton). When contacted, GWM India did...

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

By 2025, the number of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is expected to increase by a whopping 250 percent and is touted to be over 21.8 million from 8.7 million ELVs that were reported in 2015. Despite a constant rise in these numbers, India, currently lacks presence of formal vehicle recycling centers, and continues to be completely dependent on smaller, semi-formal units that are known to deploy unhealthy methods of dismantling and recycling of vehicles. As the number of ELVs is expected to incr...

Incentive-based policy will only create demand in the short term: CAPT NS Mohan Ram

In our previous article, Vehicle recycling centres await clarity on scrappage policy, TURN OF SPEED provided an in-depth analysis of India’s existing vehicle recycling infrastructure and the need to implement the scrappage policy owing to the growing number of end-of-life (ELVs). In this interview, Captain NS Mohan Ram (Retd), former President, TVS Motor Company who authored Recycling End of Life Vehicles - With special focus on India and Developing Na...

Coming Soon (Cars)

Though the Indian automotive scene did face some headwinds due to the slowdown followed by the Coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers across the country are now trying to steady their ships and surge ahead as the ‘new normal’ takes over. With a steady stream of launches scheduled in the coming months, leading up to the festive season, a time when many new automobile purchases are made in India, we bring you a selection of cars that auto manufacturers are gearing up to launch.  ...

Coming Soon (Bikes)

Calling the two-wheeler market “the heartbeat of the country” would be an understatement. Afterall, the last four years saw India selling around 20 million units per year.  Despite 2019 witnessing a downslide due to the anticipation of BS-VI emission norms, that were introduced earlier this year, and with the Coronavirus pandemic playing party pooper, the projection for 2020 has been more conservative. However, the good news is that markets are recovering faster than exp...

Rural green shoots for automakers as demand surges in June 2020

At a time when the automobile sector is witnessing an unprecedented sales disruption due to COVID-19, rural markets have brought some cheer. While the urban customers continue to face unprecedented income uncertainty due to widespread job losses and consequent income disruption, the uninterrupted rural economy is where green shoots have appeared, which has resulted in a cross section of vehicle dealers, manufacturers and financers wooing the rural customer.  Following a stringent nati...

Is NavIC the answer to India's vehicle navigation?

Currently, OEMs depend predominantly on Global Positioning System (GPS) for vehicle navigation on account of its global coverage whereas countries such as China and Russia have devised their own solutions, BeiDou and GLONASS, respectively. India has IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System), better known by its operational name, NavIC, which has been developed by none other than Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO. According to a spokesperson from ISR...

Nissan logo gets a minimalist makeover

Logos are an important part of a product’s brand identity, not only do they help a brand stand out from the competition, but also facilitate customer loyalty. Over the last 18 months, the driving forces for change in logo and brand transformation have been the journey towards electrification, as well as the digital age, where a logo not only adorns a car but is used across all communication touchpoints and on social media. For Nissan, the motivation to undertake this brand transformatio...

Turbocharged petrol powertrains galore

India is a unique market because we are the only country in the world where sub-4-metre vehicles with petrol engines lesser than 1200cc receive excise benefits. Now, if that wasn’t already a big challenge for the automobile manufacturers, the new stringent BS-VI emissions have forced many to go back to the drawing board and look at the turbocharged petrol engines as an option. Yes, this technology isn’t new and has been around for a while, but in India manufacturing this powertrai...

Personal mobility takes center stage

Travel isn’t going to be the same for a while and that’s a given. Whether it is your daily commute, getting from point A to point B, or that long awaited holiday break that you were so desirous of embarking on, everything is now going to be a new transformed version of what we’ve been used to in the past.  Following the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, travel and transportation was most significantly impacted. While the rest of the world stayed home, people as...

Used cars to lead auto revival

Millennials are keen to buy used cars in order to travel safely to work as well as for their leisure in the Post-Covid world. In fact, an OLX Study, OLX Auto Note 4th Edition, conducted between April and July 2020 said 70% of respondents in semi-urban areas want to go in for used cars and have budgets in the region of INR 3 to 3.5 Lakhs. Inquiries on auto websites that sell cars have also gone up considerably. Fewer lockdown restrictions in smaller towns and an improving agri-econom...

White is the new black

Take a bow! We are a bunch of white car fanatics! According to a recent report by BASF (Color Report 2019 for Automotive OEM Coatings), Indian car buyers opted more for white over other colours in 2019. The share of the white in the overall car purchases increased from 43% in 2018 to 47% in 2019.  Meanwhile, silver (13%), grey (11%), red (9%) and black (7%) were other colours that figured in the top five most preferred colours of Indian buyers.  White has been a perenni...

Will GST rate cut on two wheelers bring festive cheer?

Times are grave as auto industry has seen de-growth of 75.49% (-75.49%) in domestic sales for the period between April-June 2020-21, with two-wheelers domestic sales de-growth of 74.21% (-74.21%).  The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped the economy and the auto industry severely. Things are slowly limping back and hopes have now been pinned on the festive season.  In July, the auto industry saw after consecutive months of significant de-growth “signs of green shoots in PVs a...

Auto sector shows signs of revival on back of entry-level cars

Auto sales showed signs of revival in the month of August mainly on the back of pent up demand, the festive season nearing, and customers concerned about safety preferring to drive their own cars and bikes rather than use public transport.  The auto sector which has been witnessing a significant slowdown in sales with a slackening of the economy for more than six months, now, with advent of the festive season has started to witness some signs of revival. Share prices of companies...

Ad World

With the festive season round the corner, auto companies are likely to increase their ad spends to lure customers to loosen their purse strings. Auto companies advertised across platforms in the second quarter of this year and advertising revived across traditional and new media, with the sector’s ranking among top advertisers improving significantly by the start of the third quarter (July-September), industry experts said.  Data from media research firm TAM (Television Audience...

Keep an eye out for the Mantis

  Orxa Energies unveiled India's first fully electric naked sports motorcycle, Mantis, at India Bike Week, in Goa, recently. From building battery packs to designing it, everything has been done in-house by their young team members and the bike sure has turned out to be a headturner.  TOS: Tell us about the Airbus Biz Lab Program and about graduating from it.  Ranjita Ravi: Airbus Bizlabs is the accelerator program of the global Aerospace giant. They...

MG ZS EV drives like a dream

MG Motor’s latest offering the ZS EV, which is already being sold in other global markets, comes into India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route, and seems to tick all the right boxes. It is a great size, and hopefully, when MG launches it, it will also be the right price, to take on competitors such as Hyundai Kona. Add to that the fact, that it enters the 300 kms plus range territory which buyers have now come to expect from most EV manufacturers while buying an EV this size. ...

Vasai’s Strom-R3 is headed to Vegas

Sipping coffee at a suburban café, Pratik Gupta, 37, Founder, Strom Motors, exhibits an unusual confidence in his voice. He begins the conversation with how ARAI and RTO approvals for their three-wheel personal mobility solution, Strom-R3, has led to a confidence return in the market, as makers relook at disrupting the automotive space with new category vehicles. "The need of the hour is to disrupt the market with quality and innovative EVs than wait for government incentives,&quo...

Mercedes-Benz India launches their ‘EQ’ brand

Mercedes-Benz India launched their ‘EQ’ brand in the country and with the launch of this brand, they will, (in all likelihood,) become the first luxury car manufacturer to bring “luxury electric motoring” to the country. Their EQ brand launch in India comes at a time when the Indian car market is gearing up to welcome a slew of EVs such as the Tata Nexon EV and the MG ZS EV, to name a few, however, these yet-to-be launched EVs do not offer luxury electric motoring as M...

Batterymate

MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, is only the second OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that has its own battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a joint venture with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer. The batteries are produced on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, where 36 Giga Hour battery plant is being built, and which once completed, will be the biggest EV battery plant in the world.  &ldq...

Anglian Omega Group forays into OEM biz, to target EVs

Anglian Omega Group, a leading Indian supplier of automotive parts, is entering the OEM business as it plans to launch its first electric vehicle, which is reportedly designed, developed and built by the in-house team of the company. Three-years in making, the company will soon launch the vehicle, which was displayed at the 15th Auto Expo held in Noida.  While providing more details on the launch and the go-to-market strategy, Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Anglian Omega Gr...

The e-Amby: First by accident then by design

Dilip Chhabria’s latest design of the e-Amby in Pearl Charcoal Grey, has garnered a lot of interest on social media. Take a look at the picture below and you will know exactly what we’re talking about. The e-Amby is Chhabria’s interpretation of the good old, Hindustan Ambassador car, in a brand-new avatar, and it has come out of DC’s design studio, which is now called DC2. If you know anything about DC Design, you will know that every single product that comes out of f...

EVs to have a defining FY21: Sohinder Gill

The Indian Electric Vehicle (EV) market has grown by 20% in FY20 over the last year. Electric scooters have contributed towards 97% of the growth. In a telephonic interview, Sohinder Gill, Director General, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), says that despite the industry expected to lose out six to seven months due to the pandemic, EVs will have a defining FY21 with no de-growth. TOS: A 20% growth in EV sales is promising in FY20. How do you see FY21 panning out conside...

Batting for the battery

Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles, (C-BEEV), believes that times like these call for innovations, and says that all efforts must be directed towards fighting this pandemic to save society in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. Besides delving deep into batteries, she also discusses EVs and various aspects of building a standardised EV ecosystem. Read on… TOS: Will this pandemic slow down the transition process to E...

Top Gun

Not many have the distinction of doing what industry veteran, Jeetendra Sharma, Founder & MD, Okinawa Autotech Pvt. Ltd., did. He named his two-wheeler company, Okinawa, after an island in Japan! “When I was working with Honda, I had the opportunity to visit Okinawa island, in Japan. There, I learnt that majority of the island’s inhabitants lived for over 100 years, and this was attributed to the low pollution levels that the island boasted of. This inspired me to return ...

The rise of electric mobility

E-Scooters have come a long way. Once considered more of an eco-friendly concept than a practical option India now has several start-up companies who are trying to carve a niche for themselves. As a matter of fact, even major two-wheeler manufacturers are now wanting a slice of this pie. The demand for ‘high speed’ e-scooters has seen a steady rise in the last few years. The last financial year alone saw a sale of more than 24,000 e-scooters in India. High-speed e-scooters are tho...

Design Language

While nature in its absolute rawness is ingenious and has inspired design and engineering communities since ages, technology has helped mankind to innovate and achieve several remarkable feats by venturing into areas that were previously deemed inaccessible. Design is nothing but an ever-evolving transformative process that is aimed at addressing and defining problems in order to provide solutions that can empower lives and the ecosystem as a whole. Nature and technology when brought together...

Ironclad Plans

Meet Bangalore-based Suhas Rajkumar, 24, whose company Simple Energy, has been doing some ground-breaking work in the field of automotive design. Getting ready to launch a scooter followed by a motorcycle, Rajkumar, tells TURN OF SPEED about all that goes into a getting a product, right from envisaging it until it is manufactured and ready to be launched. TOS: You have a degree in Architecture and you have gone and created this scooter. How did the idea come a...

Leap of faith

Is Indian auto industry ready to take the EV leap? A million-dollar question that everyone wants an answer to! While we have witnessed isolated developments on setting up of electric mobility infrastructure in the country and the optimism of the industry to offer a new technology despite the first quarter overall sales of FY2020-21 at the lowest in 12 years due to the pandemic, auto experts believe it is not the time to race behind timelines but a crucial phase to build local capabilitie...

Delhi Govt plugs in: Launches EV policy

Delhi government on August 7th, 2020, announced its electric vehicle (EV) policy with the aim to boost economy, create new jobs, and control pollution in the national capital.  The Delhi government expects 25% of the new vehicles registered by 2024 to be EVs as opposed to the 0.2% currently. “With this EV policy, we have two purposes, one to give Delhi’s economy a boost and create job opportunities, and secondly, [to] further reduce pollution levels in the national ca...

Going into Detel

Detel, the company whose claim to fame has been the launch of affordable and pocket friendly products in the past such as the world’s most economical feature phone at INR 299 and the world’s most economical LED TV at INR 3999 has now forayed into the two-wheeler space with their latest product, Detel Easy, priced competitively at INR 19,999 GST.  With Detel Easy, what you get is an easy to use, low speed, low maintenance EV with contemporary design and quick charging tha...

We want to make ‘Made in India’ Lithium-ion batteries and Solar panels: Pankaj Dubey

Headquartered in the US, one and half year-old energy management services start-up – Power.Global is gearing up to set up base in India. The company has appointed ex-Polaris India head, Pankaj Dubey, as the Managing Director for India operations, and aims at hitting the market with its petrol and diesel conversion kits for two and three-wheelers first before it goes full throttle with the manufacturing of actively cooled lithium-ion batteries and solar panels in India.  TOS:&nbs...