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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...

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...

Magnetic Attraction

The premium hatchback class can be quite a tricky place as it’s sandwiched between the sub-4-meter sedan and the very popular compact SUV segments, especially when the prices overlap each other. Now, competition within a brand is not something many would say is the recipe for success, but with a healthy 27% of the market share at stake, one can’t ignore this segment. Like they say, ‘a little competition never hurt anyone.’ Now, Hyundai has decided to drive in the third generation i20,...

Magnite Rocket

There has been a lot of excitement around Nissan’s latest compact SUV, the Magnite, touted to be a volume-driving car for Nissan, globally, which will be launched on December, 2nd, 2020 in India. We got behind the wheel of this compact SUV that has been engineered in Japan but both, inspired by and made in India, and came away hugely impressed. Here’s why… First things first, it boasts a gorgeous design. Now, if you’re one of those, who thinks a compact SUV must ma...

That’s A4

Audi’s executive sedan, the A4, was a hit from the moment it was launched in 2008, and continues to entice buyers despite rivals equally comparable products such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series. Over the years, we have driven the A4 with different engine configurations and have always come away hugely impressed with the sedan. Remember the 3.0-liter TDI engine? Aha! We knew we’d get your undivided attention, the minute we mentioned that one! Anyway, coming back to th...

Castle Class

Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s brand-new SUV, the Alcazar, (Name inspired by castles in Spain) is here, and there is little doubt that it will make a big splash in the six and seven-seater SUV segment. Gunning for a sizeable share in the SUV space currently occupied by Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus, the Alcazar, does have quite a few neat tricks up its sleeve that are going to have many a buyer swaying towards it. While the Alcazar, is based on the same platform as the Creta, the way it ...

In a league of its own

Audi India is beginning its electric journey in India with the much-awaited e-tron which is all about noiseless and emission-free driving. Will India warm up to this luxury EV that costs upwards of a Crore? We took the e-tron 55 quattro variant for a spin and here’s what we think about it.  Look at the e-tron from the outside and you’ll feel as if Audi has gone to great lengths to ensure that there is nothing radical about the e-tron’s outward appearance. Quite f...

The Bold and the Beautiful

While Taigo, Talagon, Taos, Tayron and Touran are car models manufactured and sold internationally by the German carmaker, Volkswagen, India, too has seen its fair share of their ‘T’ models, in the form of the Touareg, the Tiguan and the T-ROC. Now, as Volkswagen gets ready to introduce their latest model, the brand new Taigun, in the Indian car market, the excitement around the SUV is palpable. But then is the Taigun, which had wowed everybody at the Auto Expo, last year, where i...

MG Astor – A Technophile’s Delight

Each time MG Motor announces a new car, excitement levels amongst new car buyers reaches a frenzy of sorts. While a big reason for that is because MG Motor has walked the talk by successfully delivering three products in 18 months and is now gearing up for the launch of its fourth product, the much-awaited MG Astor, happening within 24 months of their arrival in India, the main reason should be attributed to all the new Tech that MG packs into their cars, making them truly a Technophile&rsquo...

Audi Q5 - Yay or Nay?

While the German car manufacturer, Audi, has some of the finest cars on offer, Audi fans will agree that the Q5, which sits between the Q3 and the Q7 has in the past, received somewhat of a tepid response from enthusiasts. Now, after a brief hiatus, the Q5 is back to take on BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. Will things be any different this time around? We tell you… Take a look at the Q5 and you’ll see that not much has changed from the outside. The Q5 continues to flaunt a clean ...

Maruti Suzuki Celerio – A Smart Buy

A hatch is a hatch is a hatch. One can’t stress enough the importance of having a hatch at home, despite the bigger sedans or SUVs that may be parked alongside in your garage. Afterall, you also know that it is the hatch that is your preferred car, and not only because it so easy to slide into for running those quick stop-and-go errands but also because of the convenience that it offers on account of its body type which makes it a breeze to dart in and out of traffic, especially during ...

Kia Carens: A Welcome Surprise?

The name Carens was first used for a compact MPV back in 1999. The name is derived from the words "Car" and "Renaissance". The name was not generated by the Karen meme for entitled people. It is pronounced “Car”-“Ens”. Now, in its fourth generation, Kia India is looking at introducing the name for the local market. However, over the years, we have been expecting automakers to keep up with the SUV-dominated styling and stance for nearly all their mod...

Skoda Slavia: Better than the Best

Let’s face it, not everyone out there is an SUV fanboy or fangirl. Infact, there are many who did not cotton on to the SUV mania and continued driving sedans through the entire time the SUV craze was taking the world by storm. It is mostly for people like these, who have a distinct preference for elegant sedans, that Skoda Auto India, has introduced the brand new and simply stunning Slavia – a sedan, based on their MQB-A0-IN platform, that isn’t just good looking but as Skod...

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...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,&...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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.  ...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MG Motor India unveils Gloster, India’s First Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV

MG Motor India has today introduced India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, MG Gloster. The much-awaited Gloster comes as the carmaker’s third product in India after the Hector, India’s first Internet car and ZS EV, India’s first internet electric SUV. The MG Gloster comes with first-in-segment Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)*. Some of its pioneering features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Automatic Park...

Honda roars into mid-size motorcycle segment with global unveiling of Highness - CB350

Making a grand entry in the mid-size 350-500cc motorcycle segment, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced its global unveiling of the brand new H’ness - CB350. Built with 9 new patent applications, H’ness - CB350 is the 3rd BSVI model in the Honda’s BigWing portfolio – its exclusive Premium Bike vertical. Also marking their Digital presence on this global unveiling of H’ness - CB350 were Mr. Noria...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new liveries for the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer series

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched new exciting liveries for Gixxer 250 and Gixxer series. The Company introduced Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in New Triton Blue/Silver colour option to commemorate Suzuki’s Global 100th anniversary. The retro-inspired livery with the traditional blue and slate silver colour scheme will pay homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s. Enthusiasts ha...

Renault launches Kwid Neotech edition

Renault India announced the launch of the 2020 NEOTECH edition of its flagship offering KWID in 0.8L MT, 1.0L MT and 1.0L AMT variants. The limited-edition features first-in-segment stylish and fresh dual-tone exterior. Customers can choose between two colour combinations - Zanskar Blue body with Silver roof and Silver body with Zanskar Blue roof. With an incremental increase of only INR 30,000, KWID NEOTECH offers a greater value package and maximises the customer advantage, with a host of g...

Yokohama India launches BluEarth-GT tyre

Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd, has launched its latest edition of the BluEarth Series - ‘BluEarth – GT’ in India. Inspired by the Grand Touring concept, GT offers the best of the both - performance and comfort. BluEarth-GT is proudly ‘Made In India’ at Yokohama India’s state of the art manufacturing unit at Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Nitin Mantri, Chairman Yokohama India said, “At Yokohama we look at the bigger picture that goes beyon...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches all new Suzuki Access 125 and Burgman Street with turn-by-turn navigation

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched the NEW ACCESS 125 with Bluetooth® enabled digital console and the NEW BURGMAN STREET with Bluetooth® enabled digital console. The State-of-the-art technology that lets you sync your mobile phone seamlessly with your vehicle’s console, has been developed to provide features such as turn-by-turn navigation, call & SMS alert display...

India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV - MG Gloster launched at INR 28.98 Lakhs

MG Motor India has launched India’s First Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, MG Gloster, at an inaugural price starting at INR 28.98 Lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi. With its elegant design and compelling features, Gloster appeals to the segment of premium and luxury that ranges from INR 25 lakhs to INR 50 lakhs. It will be available in 4 feature-intensive variants in India, i.e. Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. They extend unmatched opulence to MG customers with multiple combinations suc...

Audi India drives in Audi Q8 Celebration model for the festive season

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today, announced a new model, the Audi Q8 Celebration as the brand prepares to kick-start the festive season in India. Priced at INR 98.98 Lakhs Ex-Showroom, the Audi Q8 Celebration is equipped with a powerful yet efficient 3.0L TFSI engine that generates 250kW (340hp) and 500Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0-100kmph in 5.9 seconds. Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI i...

Honda Cars India introduces Special Edition of Amaze ahead of festive season

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced the introduction of Special Edition of its family sedan Honda Amaze to mark the beginning of the festive season and elevate the fervor that comes with it. The Special Edition comes with new and exciting features and is based on the popular S grade in MT and CVT version of both Petrol and Diesel.   Speaking about the introduction of the ...

Isuzu Motors India launches BSVI compliant D-Max Regular Cab and S-Cab. Adds a new variant D-MAX Super Strong

Isuzu Motors India launched the much-awaited, BS VI compliant D-Max Regular Cab and D-Max S-Cab in India, today. Expanding the commercial vehicle range, the company added a new variant D-Max Super Strong with a 1,710 kg payload, to lead its commercial vehicle range. With the addition of this new vehicle, Isuzu Motors India now offers the D-Max Regular Cab High-Ride with flat deck, D-Max Regular Cab-Chassis, S-Cab Standard-Ride, S-Cab High-Ride and the new D-Max Regular Cab Supe...

Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition launched, boasts more adventurous and distinctive design

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today launched the Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition to celebrate its one-year milestone in the country. The  limited edition Kia Seltos will be available exclusively in the HTX trim starting at an exciting price of INR 13,75,000 (ex-showroom, pan India). The Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition comes with many exterior and interior changes over the regular Seltos including Tusk Shape Skid plate with Silver Diffuser fins, Tang...

New Land Rover Defender launched in India from INR 73.98 Lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced the launch of the New Land Rover Defender in India. Offered with a 2.0 l (litre) Turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 221 kW (300 PS) and 400 Nm of torque, the New Defender is available in two distinct body styles, the very sporty 90 (3 door) and the versatile 110 (5 door). The New Defender 90 is priced from ₹ 73.98 Lakh and the New Defender 110 is priced from ₹ 79.94 Lakh (ex-showroom India). Deliveries of Defender 110 have now begu...

Audi Q2 arrives in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today, announced the launch of its sporty all-rounder Audi Q2 in India. Perfectly suited to everyday driving and a capable companion on adventure trips, the Audi Q2 is a luxury all-rounder. The bold design with sublime cuts and creases will strike a chord with young and progressive Indian customers who want to make a statement with their choice. Sporting features usually reserved for models from a class above, the Audi Q2 is yours from INR 34,99,000 Ex...

Honda commences all India dispatches of H'ness CB350

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd today announced the commencement of dispatches of H’ness CB350 in India. Celebrating the roll-out of H’ness-CB350, a special line-off ceremony was conducted at Honda’s manufacturing plant at Manesar (Haryana). Globally unveiled in September this year, H’ness-CB350 is the 3rd BSVI model in the Honda’s BigWing portfolio in India. Available in six colors across two variants – DLX & DLX Pro, H’ness-CB350...

TVS Motor Company launches TVS NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition inspired by Marvel’s Avengers

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, today launched the TVS NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition inspired by Marvel’s Avengers. The Company has associated with Disney India’s consumer products business to introduce a special SuperSquad edition of  TVS NTORQ 125 – India’s first Bluetooth connected scooter with RT-Fi technology, inspired by the iconic Marvel Super Heroes. In 2018, TVS NTORQ 125 was launched as I...

Porsche announces new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche is completing the product line-up for the new Panamera with a 700 PS (514 kW), 870 Nm flagship. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the revamped product line, combining a 571 PS (420 kW), four-litre biturbo V8 with a 136 PS (100 kW) electric motor. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 per cent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes.  At the heart of the drive architecture is the electric motor, which is integ...

Mercedes-Benz India to make 'AMG in India'

India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today further deepened its commitment to the Indian customers, by commencing the localization of a Mercedes- AMG model in India. AMG is Mercedes-Benz’s performance sub-brand having a wide portfolio of performance limousines, performance SUVs, SUV Coupés, and sports car in its wide portfolio in India. The AMG brand has a dedicated retail presence through the AMG Performance Centres located across Indian ...

Nissan India unveils the all-new Nissan Magnite B-SUV

Built on the philosophy of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’, Nissan India has unveiled their much-awaited B-SUV, the all-new Nissan Magnite. This is the company’s first ever product under the Nissan NEXT strategy for the Indian market, scheduled to be introduced in the second half of FY 2020-21. A true reflection of the ‘Nissan-ness’ concept that aims to empower people through breakthrough products and technologies, the all-new Nissan Magnite was unv...

Renault expands network presence to more than 415 sales and service touchpoints in India

Renault India announced the addition of 34 new sales and service touchpoints across India over last 2 months. This marks a total of more than 90 new sales and service touchpoints that Renault has added across India in less than a year. The aggressive network expansion is part of a strategic business focus to grow the brand across existing and emerging markets. The new dealership facilities are located in Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujara...

Honda 2Wheelers achieves a new high in exports business

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced the exports of its next generation 125cc, advanced & stylish motorcycle - SP125 to Europe. The motorcycle is exported via the CKD route. Speaking on this achievement Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The transition from BSIV to BSVI was a challenging phase for Indian automobile industry. Honda 2Wheelers India convert...

Royal Enfield elevates the pure motorcycling experience, launches an all-new range of riding jackets

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, today announced the launch of an all-new line-up of CE certified riding jackets for riders based on multiple riding needs. Designed and carefully crafted for different weather conditions and terrains; the performance packed line-up of riding jackets is truly meant for enhancing the riding experience.  Keeping safety at the forefront Royal Enfield has ensured that these jackets meet global safety norms and are availab...

Hyundai Motor India unveils first design renders of the all-new i20

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, today unveiled the first design sketches of the all-new i20, the quintessential derivation of Hyundai’s Global Design Language - ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. Deriving its futuristic and dynamic characteristics from ‘Sensuous Sportiness’, the all-new i20 brings harmony between four fundamental elements: Proportion Architecture Styling Technology The all-new i20 is designed to evoke an emotional Human - Machine interface re...

Honda 2Wheelers India expands BigWing - its exclusive premium motorcycle business network

After roaring into the mid-size motorcycle segment with its global debut of H’ness CB350, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today elevated the Go Riding spirit further for its fans in India. On one hand, Honda true to its commitment, today expanded its BigWing Topline network to 2 new cities of Mumbai & Bengaluru. Parallely, taking the festivities to full throttle, Honda also announced its Biggest Ever Festival of Savings up to Rs. 43,000 on H’ness CB350! ...

MINI John Cooper Works GP inspired Edition launched in India

MINI India introduces a new Limited Edition MINI John Cooper Works Hatch inspired by the MINI John Cooper Works GP. Offered as a Completely Built-Up unit (CBU), only 15 units of the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition are available and can be booked exclusively on shop.mini.in. A tribute to the MINI John Cooper Works GP, the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition brings authentic racetrack flair to the road. An intensive expression of motor-sport passion, this Limited Editi...

Hyundai launches all-new i20

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today launched India’smost anticipated car - the all-new i20. Through its sleek styling, futuristic design, exhilarating performance and segment leading technologies, the all-new i20 is slated to redefine benchmarks, creating yet another iconic offering for the smart Indian customer.  Commenting on the launch of ‘the all-new i20’, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “With the launch of the all-new ...

Honda crosses 1000 H’ness-CB350 deliveries in over 20 days

Celebrating the biggest vote of trust from customers, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today announced the completion of 1000 customer deliveries of H’ness- CB350 in a short span of just over 20 days since the deliveries commencement. In a very short time, the awareness, admiration & demand for the H’ness-CB350 is spreading fast across urban towns as well as to other tier I & II cities.  Making a grand entry in the mid-size ...

All-new i20 receives magnetic customer response, records 20,000 bookings in 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced an overwhelming initial response for its newly launched 4th Generation Premium Compact the all-new i20, garnering 20000 Bookings in 20 days and making over 4000 Deliveries of the all-new i20 during Diwali season. Commenting on the response, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, ...

Nissan India launches much-awaited Magnite at INR 4,99,000

Nissan India has announced the price and commenced bookings of the all-new Nissan Magnite across all Nissan dealerships in the country and on its website, https://book.nissan.in/. The big, bold, beautiful and ‘carismatic’ SUV is available at a special introductory price of INR 4,99,000 (ex-showroom) until December 31, 2020. “The all-new Nissan Magnite marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Nissan NEXT strategy for both the Indian and glob...

Manolito Vujicic appointed new Head of Porsche Division India

Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE announces the appointment of Manolito Vujicic as the new Head of its Division in India. The 48-year old will start his tenure from February 2021, following his departure from the position Porsche Brand President at PAIG (China) Automobile Investment Co., Ltd in Hangzhou (China). The appointment comes at a vital time for the brand, with the all-electric Taycan and latest generation Panamera expected to arrive in India over the course of 2021.  Comment...

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé ‘Black Shadow’ edition launched in India

BMW Group India launched the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé ‘Black Shadow’ edition today. Locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai, the exclusive edition is available at shop.bmw.in from 7 December 2020 onwards. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé perfectly blends the comfort of a sedan and the sportiness of a coupé. The new ‘Black Shadow’ edition with BMW ‘M’ Performance part...

All-New Nissan Magnite receives more than 50,000 enquiries and 5,000 bookings within 5 days of launch

Nissan India has received phenomenal response from Indian consumers with over 50,000 enquiries and 5,000 bookings for the newly launched Nissan Magnite within five days of its launch. The Big, Bold, Beautiful and ‘Carismatic’ SUV is available across the country at Nissan showrooms to experience and book at special introductory price of INR 4,99,000 onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi) with more than 20 variants with Top variant at 9,59,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This special introduct...

Hyundai extends ‘Hyundai Mobility Membership’ program to all Hyundai customers

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced the extension of ‘Hyundai Mobility Membership’ to all existing Hyundai customers in addition to the new car owners. Hyundai Mobility Membership is India’s First and Most Exclusive one stop solution to provide ease & convenience for the customer’s car, mobility and lifestyle related needs throughout their own...

Lexus unveils its Guest Experience Centre in Hyderabad

Lexus India announced the launch of its new Guest Experience Centre (GEC) in Hyderabad, making this the fourth Lexus landmark in India. Post its successful launches in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Lexus is all set to further strengthen its footprint in the Southern market.  Situated in the luxe greenery of Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and spanning over 7,000 Sq. ft., the Guest Experience Centre is a space where design and technology coalesces with sustainability and luxury. ...

Škoda Auto India partners with Twitter to launch a unique ‘Speed Challenge’ game

Škoda Auto India, in partnership with Twitter India has introduced a unique ‘speed challenge’ game exclusive for the digital audience. The game goes live today and interested participants can log on to https://tweet.octaviarsspeedchallenge.com/ to play this enthralling gripping game. This game promises to replicate the same thrill that is felt while reaching 0-100 in Kmph in just 6.6 seconds in the new Octavia vRS 245.   This first-of-its-ki...

Isuzu Motors India launches ‘Win a D-Max’ Contest'

Isuzu Motors India today launched the ‘Win a D-Max’ Contest* with an aim to reward the best business idea using the Isuzu D-Max as a trusted business partner, by giving away the Isuzu D-Max Super Strong variant as the prize thereby kick-start their venture (existing or start-up). This business idea should focus on Isuzu core values like durability, reliability, efficiency and being a trusted business partner. This is a unique instance of an autom...

Land Rover opens bookings for Defender Plug-In Hybrid in India

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has opened bookings of its first Plug-In Hybrid in India, the New Defender P400e. Combining a powerful 2.0 l four-cylinder petrol engine and a 105 kW electric motor, the P400e develops 297 kW of combined power and 640 Nm of combined torque. This helps the New Defender accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.6 s and achieve a top speed of 209 km/h. The New Defender P400e has a 19.2 kWh battery, which can be charged at home or office using...

ASDC and FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognizing the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) have joined hands with Google India to bridge the digital skill gap in the country’s auto dealerships and build their capacity in this critical growth driver. Industry experts believe that some customers may not wish to visit a dealership as many times as b...

Kia Motors India consolidates connected car leadership with 1,00,000 connected cars sales

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, became the first carmaker of the country to attain 100,000 unit sales of connected cars. Kia vehicles equipped with UVO connect in-car technology contributes more than 55% of the total sales of the brand in India. The top selling connected car variant is the Seltos GTX Plus DCT 1.4T Petrol which contributed to almost 15% of the total connected car sales. As a disruptor brand and a strong market challenger, Kia strives t...

MG Motor India to introduce 7-seater Hector Plus in January 2021

MG Motor India today announced that it will introduce the much-awaited MG Hector Plus 7-seater version in January 2021. The company would also undertake a price revision across its product range in view of miscellaneous cost increase. The price hike will range up to 3 per cent depending on the model and will be applicable from January 1, 2021. MG currently retails three models in India – the MG Hector, the ZS EV and the Gloster. The MG Hector is available in both petrol and die...

Renault India announces price increase from New Year

Renault India, announced a price increase of upto INR 28,000 on the entire range of Renault vehicles in India, with effect from January 1, 2021. The increase in prices would vary across variants and products. The price increase is a result of the steadily increasing input costs across the spectrum, including input costs for steel, aluminium, plastics and other affiliated cost increases during the pandemic. India is one of the key top 10 global markets for Groupe Rena...

Nissan promises lowest cost of maintenance on Nissan Magnite

Nissan India announces its best ever, lowest-in-class maintenance cost for the all-new Nissan Magnite at just 29 paise/km (for 50,000 kms). Peace of mind comes with a warranty of 2 years (50,000kms) which can be extended for up to 5 years (100,000 kms) at a nominal cost. Nissan is also offering its customers, multiple labour-free services available at all service networks in the country on the Nissan Magnite. Nissan India has introduced a prepaid maintenance plan known as “Nissan ...

Nissan India to increase prices from New Year

Nissan India today announced a price hike of up to 5% across its models. The revised prices will be applicable across all available models for Nissan and Datsun, effective January 2021. Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, said, “With the launch of the all new Nissan Magnite, Nissan has reiterated its commitment  to offer innovative and exciting products under the Nissan brand. Nissan aims to offer the best value proposition to its cus...

FCA India expands local product lineup with $250 Mn investment

FCA today announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million has been committed towards the production of four new Jeep SUVs. The all-new local vehicle line-up includes the 2021 made-in-India Jeep Compass, a locally produced and global-first three-row Jeep SUV, as well as the iconic Jeep Wrangler and next generation Grand Cherokee flagship, which will both be locally assembled in FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in R...

Audi A4 facelift arrives

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of its tauter and sportier Audi A4 sedan in India. The new Audi A4, in its fifth generation, boasts a new design and a more powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates 190 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. Prices for the new Audi A4 start from INR 42,34,000 Ex-showroom in India.  Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “We are extremely happy to start the...

The first All-Electric Performance SUV, Jaguar I-Pace, lands on Indian shores

Jaguar Land Rover’s first foray into Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), the I-PACE is now a step closer to being launched in India. The first unit of the All-Electric Performance SUV has landed in India at JNPT near Mumbai, for extensive testing and validation across the country. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “We are delighted to share with you pictures of the first Jaguar I-PACE in India. The I-PACE marks a significant milestone in ...

FCA India geared up to go to market with the 2021 Jeep Compass

FCA India today unveiled the 2021 Jeep Compass, setting a new benchmark for a premium ownership experience. The new Jeep Compass will continue to be locally manufactured in India at FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune. Production of the New Jeep Compass has already begun and is ready for India market launch. Dispatches of the SUV to Jeep brand dealerships across the country will commence shortly. The New Compass will be available for customer test drives,...

Honda Activa becomes first scooter brand to cross 2.5 crore customers mark in just 20 years!

Honda 2Wheelers India today announced that India’s No. 1 selling scooter brand ‘Activa’ has now created new first as the only scooter brand in the history of Indian two-wheeler industry to achieve 2.5 crore customers mark. Noteworthy is the fact that 20 years ago when the scooter market in India was fast declining, Honda made its solo entry with its first two wheeler - the 102cc Activa in 2001 and the rest is history! Over the years, Honda’s...

The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition launched in India

MINI India introduced a special edition of the MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition in India. Offered as a Completely Built-Up unit (CBU), only 15 units are available and can be booked exclusively on shop.mini.in. In 1964, defying all odds, the classic Mini Cooper S clinched the first of three victories at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. At the wheel was the then 30-year-old Northern Irish rally driver Patrick “Paddy” Hopkirk in the iconic No. 37 Red Mini Coo...

Mercedes-Benz India to increase ex- showroom prices of its model range, starting 15th January 2021

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India today announced an upward revision of the price of its model range effective 15th of January 2021. The imminent price correction would be in the range of 5%, across model range. Mercedes-Benz has been investing in introducing new technologies and features like ‘Mercedes me connect’ across its product portfolio and introduced certain product enrichments, making every Mercedes-Benz enriched and updated. ...

Honda launches 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India

Bringing excitement closer to adventure motorcycling enthusiasts, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. today announced commencement of bookings for the new 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India. The 2021-year model would offer new color option in both DCT & Manual transmission variants. Speaking on the legacy of Africa Twin, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Africa Twin emb...

Mercedes-Benz leads Indian luxury car market for sixth year in a row, readies 15 new products for launch in 2021

India’s largest luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz continued its leadership position in the Indian luxury car segment for the sixth year in a row. In an unprecedented year affected by the pandemic that witnessed unfavourable market conditions including a temporary shutdown of business, Mercedes-Benz India handed over 7893 new cars to the customers in the January-December 2020 period. The brand with the Three Pointed Star made a strong comeback in sales after the initi...

Honda launches all new Grazia Sports Edition

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. today launched its advanced urban 125cc scooter in an all-new avatar, the sporty stunning genius - Grazia Sports Edition.  Talking about the new Grazia Sports Edition, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda re-invented the scooter market in last 20 years which has only grown with time. Adding more excitement to the premium scooter segmen...

Volvo Car India opens online bookings for all-new S60 at introductory price of INR 45.9 Lakh

Volvo Car India has opened advance online bookings for the All-New S60 from today. It has set an introductory price of Rs. 45.9 lakh (ex-showroom) for a limited number of bookings made online. The company is also offering complimentary membership to its exclusive Tre Kronor Experience program to the early buyers of the luxury sedan. The bookings can be made on the company website (www.volvocars.in). The deliveries of cars booked during January and February will commence from mid-March. ...

Renault expands network presence to more than 500 sales touchpoint in India

Renault India announced the addition of more than 40 new sales and service touchpoints across India in the month of December. This marks a total of more than 120 new sales and service touchpoints that Renault has added across India last year. The aggressive network expansion is part of a strategic business focus to grow the brand across existing and emerging markets. The new dealership facilities are in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Haryana, H...

Kia Motors India sells 2 lakh cars in 17 months; becomes fastest car manufacturer to reach the milestone

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, became the fastest carmaker to achieve 200,000 units of wholesale domestic sales in the country. After registering a sales figure of 100,000 sales units in July 2020, the brand has registered sales of the second 100,000 units within a record 6-months’ time. The maker of Seltos, Sonet and Carnival, has successfully dispatched 200,000 Kia vehicles to its dealerships across India within seventeen months of sales operations in ...

Nissan India celebrates the 72nd Republic Day with pan-India deliveries of 720 Nissan Magnite SUVs

Nissan India celebrates India’s 72nd Republic Day with 720 new Nissan Magnite SUV deliveries to customers across dealerships in the country. This milestone was another step towards fulfilling Nissan India’s promise & commitment to the Indian market, and in significance of this special occasion, Nissan India also launched the 12th edition of ‘Happy with Nissan’ aftersales service campaign for a month. “On the joyous celebration of India’s 72nd R...

Jeep launches 2021 Compass in India

The world’s most recognised and most capable Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) brand Jeep®, today announced the market launch of the New Jeep Compass in India. The new made-in-India Jeep Compass is priced from ₹16.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi / Mumbai). Jeep brand dealerships will commence customer test drives and vehicle deliveries from February 2, 2021. As Jeep celebrates its eight decade, the brand is entering an exciting phase in its legendary history...

New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV rolls out from Thiruvallur plant

Citroën in India, has started the commercial production and rolled out the first Citroën C5 Aircross SUV, from its manufacturing facility in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The flagship SUV is the first product from the Citroën brand for Indian customers and is slated to be launched in this quarter. The start of production of the new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV in India has started after rigorous testing of the vehicle for over 2.5 lakh kilometres in differen...

MG Motor India launches new ZS EV 2021 with 419 km* certified range

MG Motor India has launched the new ZS EV 2021 priced at INR 20.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The updated version comes with a best-in-class 44.5 kWh Hi-Tech battery and has a certified range of 419 KM*. Equipped with new 215/55/R17 tyres, the vehicle and battery-pack ground clearances have been increased to 177 mm and 205 mm respectively. Having expanded the charging ecosystem across the country with its partners, the ZS EV 2021 has now been made available for bookings in 31 cities. ...

H’ness CB350 crosses 10,000 sales mark

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the completion of 10,000 sales mark for H’ness CB350 in India. Commencing customer deliveries on 21st October last year, Honda reached this remarkable feat in just over 3 months’ time. Speaking on the milestone, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said “H’ness CB350 is well appreciated for its modern-classic desi...

MG Hector 2021 gets an all-new 8 Speed CVT automatic transmission option

MG Motor India has launched the all-new Hector 2021’s CVT automatic transmission option starting at Rs 16,51,800 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With the introduction of the CVT automatic transmission, MG now offers 4 diverse options as a part of its Hector 2021 petrol engine line-up, i.e. MT, Hybrid MT, CVT, and DCT. The CVT automatic transmission is available with both the MG Hector 2021 five-seater and Hector Plus six-seater. The CVT automatic transmission will also add to the current D...

Nissan India announces Valentines program for customers' love for Nissan Magnite

Nissan India today announces a special program celebrating Valentines, post the launch of its Big, Bold, Beautiful and ‘Carismatic’ SUV in the Indian market in the month of December with 32,800 bookings in 30 days, making it the most desired SUV for the discerning Indian customer. Nissan India started the Nissan Magnite dispatches in January 2021 and in a single day, for the celebration of 72nd Republic day, 720 Nissan Magnite SUVs were delivered to customers.  To red...

Hyundai i20 wins ‘Indian Car of the Year' (ICOTY) 2021 Award

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter since inception won the most coveted & prestigious Indian Car of the Year 2021 (ICOTY) award for the all-new i20. As the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motor India has won 7 ICOTY Awards for its products: all-new i20, VENUE, VERNA, CRETA, ELITE i20, GRAND i10 and i10 for the year 2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2008 respectively. Commenting on the occasi...

MG marks another first; all-women crew manufactures 50,000th Hector in Vadodara, Gujarat

In a development that comes as a testament to gender parity across workplaces, MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production. In this first-of-its-kind development, women-only teams were involved in panel-pressing of sheet metal and welding to painting jobs&...

Renault Kiger makes a bold foray with 1100 pan-India deliveries on first day of sales

Renault India has announced the Start of Sales and deliveries of its new gamechanger Renault Kiger to customers across its dealerships in the country. This Smart, Sporty and Stunning car which is all set to strengthen Renault’s presence in the sub-four meter SUV segment, is well on its way to set new benchmarks in the Indian automotive industry. Today, more than 1100 Renault KIGER cars were delivered to the customers across India on the first day of commencement of sales. C...

The new MINI Countryman launched in India

The new MINI Countryman was launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the new MINI Countryman will be available in two petrol variants - MINI Countryman Cooper S and MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired. Bookings and test drives are open at all MINI authorised dealers and the MINI Online Shop (shop.mini.in). Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The new MINI Countryman inspires you to take the path to new experiences and new horizons of the ...

Honda starts deliveries of all new CB350RS

Bringing a new fun of riding on Indian roads, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd commenced the deliveries of its all-new CB350RS today. Globally launched on 16th February, CB350RS is second mid-size ‘Made in India for the World’ motorcycle in the CB family.’ Exhibiting the true legacy of CB Brand, the CB350RS features a massive, aggressive design to match sophisticated urban style and rules every street it crosses. Speaking on the occasion of first ...

The first-ever BMW M340i xDrive debuts in India

BMW India has launched the powerful BMW M340i xDrive in the country. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, it is the first high-performance BMW with an M engine to be made in India. For over 40 years, no other BMW has embodied the concept of the ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ better than the BMW 3 Series. Engineered by BMW M, the first-ever BMW M340i xDrive delivers a concentrated distillation of the 3’s sporting essence and unleashes its full dynamic potential. It fla...

Indian Motorcycle(R) announces the price of the soon to be launched New 2022 Chief Lineup in India

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today officially announced the price of its new 2022 Chief lineup in India, priced at INR 20,75,922/- onwards. The new lineup, which includes new model iterations, next-level technology upgrades, and a robust offering of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories, are now available at the Indian Motorcycle® dealerships across India. To pre-book these iconic machines, interested customers can pay a booking amount of INR3,00,000/- at t...

Nissan announces new Chairperson for Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania region

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd has announced Guillaume Cartier as its new Chairperson for the Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania (AMIEO) region. Effective April 1st, Cartier will lead all Nissan operations in the region, which covers more than 140 markets across four continents with a population of around 3.8 billion people, representing more than 30% of global vehicle sales. With over 25 years’ experience at Nissan and in the Alliance in global and regional leadership positions, C...

Automotive icon Jeep Wrangler now Assembled in India – Launched at INR 53,90,000

Jeep India today announced that the Jeep Wrangler – the world’s most recognised vehicle is now locally-assembled and launched in India at INR 53.90 lakh (ex-showroom price). Jeep India started production of the Wrangler in February and is now ready for retail across the country. Celebrating 80 years of Jeep globally, a limited number of the Wrangler’s 80th Anniversary ‘Launch Edition’ is also be available to Indian customers. The locally-assembled Je...

Skoda unveils INDIA 2.0 project's first car - Skoda Kushaq

The brand-new ŠKODA KUSHAQ is the first production car as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. Under the lead responsibility of ŠKODA AUTO, Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in its model campaign on the Indian subcontinent to strengthen the presence of ŠKODA and Volkswagen there for the long term. The ŠKODA KUSHAQ is based on the MQB-A0-IN, a variant of the modular MQB platform specially adapted by ŠKODA for the Indian market...

Audi India drives in the striking new Audi S5 Sportback

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the new Audi S5 Sportback in India. Powering the latest Audi S5 Sportback is a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo TFSI petrol engine delivering 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels. The four-door sports coupe is being brought to India via the CBU route and is priced from INR 79.06 lakhs (ex-showroom). Commenting on the announcement,...

Nissan India to increase prices from April 2021

Nissan India has announced a price hike across all available models for Nissan and Datsun, effective from 1st April 2021. ”There has been continuous escalation in auto component prices, and we have tried to absorb this escalation over the last few months. "We are now constrained to ncrease our prices across all Nissan and Datsun models, the increase varies from variant to variant, while still offering the best value proposition to its discerning Indian customers," ...

Jaguar I-Pace, the all-electric performance SUV launched in India from INR 105.9 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced the launch of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE in India with a starting price of ₹ 105.9 Lakh (ex-showroom India). The Jaguar I-PACE is powered by a 90 kWh battery that delivers 294 kW power and 696 Nm torque, allowing the I-PACE to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8seconds. Since its launch, the Jaguar I-PACE has won over 80 global awards, including the prestigious World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Ca...

First Glimpse of the highly anticipated Hyundai Alcazar released

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today released the design sketches of its most anticipated 7-Seater Premium SUV – Hyundai Alcazar. Developed on Hyundai’s Global Design identity of Sensuous Sportiness, Hyundai Alcazar synchronizes vital design elements of proportion, architecture, styling and technology, forming a modern and premium 7-Seater SUV. With its unmistakable design...

Porsche India continues expansion plan with new showroom in Mumbai

Porsche Centre Mumbai marks the official opening of its new showroom in the popular district of Santacruz Linking Road with the debut of the benchmark Panamera sports saloon. The launch of the brand’s latest sports saloon comes at a crucial time for Porsche’s new local investor who has firm commitments to further enhance the customer experience in the new facility before year end.  Following Porsche India’s selection of Infinity Cars Private Ltd. as the new dealer fo...

Volkswagen India announces the biggest product line-up under its SUVW Strategy

Staying true to its commitment of four SUVs for the Indian market, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India today announced the global bestseller, New Volkswagen Tiguan as the fourth SUV under its SUVW Strategy. With this announcement, Volkswagen India has now showcased its complete range of SUVs for the Indian market for the year 2021, taking a significant step towards its objective of gaining a 3% market share in the country. Additionally, T-Roc and Tiguan Allspace have been a testament to the brand...

Mercedes-Benz continues its product offensive: drives in the A-Class Limousine and rolls out its second locally produced AMG - the AMG A 35 4MATIC

India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today launched the much awaited A-Class Limousine in the Indian market, redefining the limousine portfolio and adding new ownership benchmark for the entire industry. The all-new A-Class Limousine is the longest and tallest in its segment. Extremely sporty and equipped with a high level of features and latest technology enrichments the new A-Class, strengthens the limousine offering of Mercedes-Benz. In addition, Me...

Honda launches 2021 CBR650R in India

Giving the free spirited riders a chance to go on full throttle, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today launched the new 2021 CBR650R and CB650R in India. The new models will make their way to the Indian market through CKD* route. (*Completely Knocked Down) Marking its Indian debut, the Neo Sports Café inspired 2021 CB650R is for young riders seeking a combination of exhilarating four-cylinder engine performan...

Volvo Car India introduces “Family Bond” – a gender-neutral parental leave policy

Volvo Car India today announced “Family Bond”: its gender-neutral parental leave policy. This policy, in sync with Volvo’s global directives will now allow male employees to avail up to 24 weeks (120 working days) of parental leave at 80% of total salary. Women employees will continue to avail 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave as per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017.  The Policy applies to all regular salaried (on-roll full-time) employees in India wh...

Bookings opened for Jaguar F-Pace; more assertive, luxurious and connected

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that bookings have been opened for the new Jaguar F-PACE in India. With an assertive new exterior, beautifully crafted all-new interior, latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the new Jaguar F-PACE is more luxurious, connected and efficient. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “In its latest avatar, the new Jaguar F-PACE’s sta...

Škoda Auto India commences production of the all new Octavia

Škoda Auto India announced the start of production of the all new Octavia at its production facility in Shendra, Aurangabad. The celebratory Lava Blue vehicle dons the Lauren & Klement badge that pays homage to the founders of the longstanding Czech auto manufacturer as well as its 125 years of rich history and heritage. Slated to be introduced later this month, the latest Škoda offering will build on the Octavia's strong legacy - taking technology, featur...

HMIL showcases the Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today showcased the quintessence of manufacturing magnificence – Hyundai Alcazar, its upcoming 6 and 7-seater premium SUV at the picturesque Alila Fort, Bishangarh.  Commenting at the unveil of Hyundai Alcazar, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “With a deep-rooted understanding of our customer’s aspirations, our R&D...

Honda Cars India announces exciting offers during festive celebrations in April 2021

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced exciting offers for all customers who plan to buy new cars this month on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Bihu and Poila Baisakh which are celebrated in various parts of the country. These offers can be availed at all authorised Honda dealerships across India and are valid till April 30, 2021.  Sharing his thoughts on the exciting offers, Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice...

Honda 2Wheelers India announces its New Overseas Business vertical

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) - the only 2Wheeler company of Honda in India today announced its major foray in ‘Making in India for the World’ with the establishment of its new Overseas Business expansion business vertical. The new vertical of Overseas Business Expansion will spearhead Honda 2Wheeler India’s ambition to export world-class two-wheelers to themost advanced two-wheeler markets of the world. This m...

Honda Cars expands its campaign for Preventive Replacement of Fuel Pump in India

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it has expanded its campaign to voluntarily replace Fuel Pump in 77,954 units of its select models in India. The fuel pumps installed in these vehicles may contain defective impellers, which could, over time result in engine stopping or not starting.  The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner starting from 17thApril 2021 and the owners are being contacted individually.   ...

Ashok Leyland delivers Light Bullet Proof Vehicles to Indian Air Force in collaboration with Lockheed Martin

Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and the largest supplier of logistics Vehicles to the Indian Army, has strengthened its Armoured vehicle platform by delivering first of its kind “Light Bullet proof Vehicles” ( LBPV)  to the Indian Air force. Ashok Leyland delivered first lot of these modern vehicles on April 13th. LBPV is an adopted version of Lockheed Martin’s (LM) CVNG (Common Vehicle Next Gen) and has been developed under TOT from LM to Ashok...

Hyundai Motor India continues leadership in Exports

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, bolstered its commitment of Make in India for the World by once again leading the passenger vehicle exports from India. Hyundai exported 104,342 units between Apr’20 to Mar’21, continuing its journey as the No.1 Automobile Brand to export from India. Additionally, Hyundai became the leading exporter of SUVs with over 2 Lakh units of CRETA...

BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 commences its 14th edition

SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers today announced the commencement of the 14th edition of the much-awaited BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 series (Digital Event). Two hundred entries across the Engineering colleges in India were received for BAJA SAEINDIA 2021, out of which 150 teams are registered for conventional m-BAJA & 50 teams are registered for e-BAJA event. BAJA SAEINDIAtasks the students to conceptualize design, build, test & validate a single-seat...

Porsche India records best quarterly sales performance in seven years

Early indications of a revitalised luxury market are seen following the release of Porsche India’s first quarter sales figures for 2021, with the company realizing its best quarterly results overall in seven years. This achievement makes Porsche one of the fastest growing luxury car brands in India this year. With a defined expansion strategy in place, the brand is looking to further expand its footprint in the market in the next twelve months.  Porsche’s authorized dealer...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches the All-New Hayabusa in India

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched the third generation model of its flagship Sport Bike, the All New Hayabusa. Perfectly poised to carry the riders boldly into the future, the All New Hayabusa has been launched with a full model change for the first time in 13 years. Under the product concept “Ultimate Sport”, inherited from the very first generation, the All New Hayabusa has further evol...

Stellantis announces key leadership appointments for India & Asia Pacific Region

Stellantis India & Asia Pacific has today announced key leadership appointments for its operations both within in India and the region. Mr. Roland Bouchara, has been appointed to the role of CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India with full responsibility for the Jeep and Citroën national sales companies (NSCs), coupled with the Group’s manufacturing operations. Since 2017, Roland has successfully led the Citroën India operations in his capacity as Senior...

Kia India undertakes brand relaunch with new company logo and slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Kia India today announces the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from an automaker to a provider of advanced and eco-friendly mobility solutions.  India is the first country outside South Korea – the home of Kia – where the brand relaunch is celebrated. Kia India, which is wholly owned by Kia Corporation, introduces the company’s refashioned logo and brand slogan, “Movement that inspires”. The versatile compact SUV ...

Kia India introduces the refreshed editions of Seltos and Sonet with many updated and innovative features

Kia India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, has announced the launch of refreshed editions of its best-selling products – the Seltos and the Sonet, in India today. These refreshed versions of the products are now introduced with multiple new features; also, many existing features from higher variants are now being extended to lower variants. There is also an introduction of Paddle Shifters in both the newly refreshed Seltos and Sonet. Apart from this, the company ...

Casio to release new 6K Carbon EDIFICE watches in collaboration with Scuderia AlphaTauri Racing Team

Casio continues its association with Scuderia AlphaTauri Racing Team and will be rolling out three limited edition watches in India and globally. The three new EDIFICE high-performance metal chronographs EQB-1000AT, ECB-10AT and EFS-S590, made with 6K carbon,*1 were designed with the Formula One™ team Scuderia AlphaTauri, whose driver Pierre Gasly took the checkered flag in last September’s Italian Grand Prix. *1. A material woven from bundles of 6,000 carbon fibers. Th...

Volvo Car India announces price hike

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India today announced that it would be increasing the ex-showroom prices of its luxury sedan S90 and premium SUVs, XC40, XC60 and XC90. Effective May 3rd, 2021, these models will see an upward price change ranging from INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh. The decision comes in the backdrop of rising input costs and weakening of the Indian currency. The last price hike by the company was announced in 2018 and thereafter it has maintained the price line for all its pr...

MG Motor India extends Warranty and Service Schedule Validity until 31 July

MG Motor India has extended the Warranty and Service Schedule Validity of all schedules due during April and May 2021. The MG customers will now be able to avail their schedules until 31st July 2021.  The auto-extension of periodic maintenance schedules and maintenance contracts is in line to protect the customers as well as their interests. MG aims to give its customers added flexibility and peace of mind in the current landscape.  MG is the first automaker to offer the ...

Suzuki Motorcycle India appoints Satoshi Uchida as New Company Head

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today announced the appointment of Mr. Satoshi Uchida as the New Company Head. As a part of the SMC’s global revamp, Mr. Satoshi Uchida succeeded Mr. Koichiro Hirao with effect from May 1st, 2021. Being at the helm of the company, Mr. Satoshi Uchida who comes with more than 30 years of valuable experience across various global markets, will be responsible to explore new ...

Renault India extends free service and warranty period for its customers

In line with its commitment to customer satisfaction and in order to mitigate the challenges faced by customers in current times, Renault India has announced extension on Warranty and Periodic Free Service schedules for its customers. The extension would be applicable to free service and warranty period expiring between April 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021. These services will be extended up to 31st July 2021. Renault India’s 24X7 roadside assistance continues to ensure support for it...

HMSI extends Warranty and Free Service to customers during Pandemic

Prioritizing safety & well-being of customers and associates, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today announced extension of warranty and free vehicle service benefits till 31stJuly 2021 across all its dealership networks pan-India. This extension will be applicable for all Honda 2Wheeler India’s customers, whose vehicle’s free service, warranty and extended warranty was originally ending between 1st April 2021 and 31st May 2021....

Triumph Motorcycles launches special editions of Scrambler 900 and 1200 in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles launched the special editions of its Scrambler 900 – the Street Scrambler 900 Sandstorm and the Scrambler 1200 – the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition in India today. These are the second special editions that Triumph has brought to India following the Street Twin Gold line, launched earlier in April. With the launch of the special edition Scramblers, the Bonneville family in India now offers three special editions fo...

Audi India announces extension on Standard Warranty, Extended Warranty and Service Plans

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today, announced an extension on Standard Warranty, Extended Warranty and Service plans for its customers in India. For all Audi customers whose Standard Warranty, Extended Warranty and Service plans were set to expire during the lockdown per iods of April, May and June 2021, an extension of their policy till 30th June 2021 will be applied. This initiative is a part of Audi India’s relentless focus on Customer Centricity.  Mr. Balbir...

Lexus achieves cumulative global sales of 2 Million Electrified Vehicles

Lexus announced today that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles at the end of April 2021.   Since the launch of the RX400h in 2005, Lexus has been a pioneer of electrification in the luxury market, and the Lexus model lineup continues to evolve on the mission of balancing excellent driving performance with environmental sensitivity. Lexus electrified vehicles provide a wide range of options tailored to meet the needs of our gue...

Suzuki Motorcycle India extends free service and warranty period

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today announced the extension of free service, warranty and extended warranty, considering the convenience of the customers amidst the second wave of Covid-19 outbreak. This announcement will come as a sigh of relief to all those customers whose free service or warranty period expires in between 1st April 2021 to 31st May, 2021. All these customers will now get an extension ...

Mercedes-Benz India supports its customers with extended warranty and service initiatives

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced a host of warranty and service initiatives to support its customers due to the current situation. These customer centric initiatives include an extension on timelines to honour warranty claims and warranty protection against lapsed service. In addition, special support on extended warranty, insurance claims and hassle-free warranty extension & insurance renewals are some key highlights of the custom...

Kia Motors India changes its official name to ‘Kia India’

Kia India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, has announced its new corporate name - ‘Kia India’ as a part of its new brand identity and brand purpose of ‘Movement that Inspires’. The name change which symbolises Kia becoming an enterprise that invests in and produces more than just vehicles to offer a long-range of sustainable mobility solutions. The brand has removed the word ‘Motors’ from its earlier name after ratification by the Mi...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the all-new 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles launched the all-new 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India at INR 11,75,000 ex-showroom. The Bobber has been one of Triumph’s most popular motorcycle and the 2021 model has all the previous generation Bobber’s peerless authenticity and engineering innovation and adds all of the Bobber Black’s category-defining capability, for a new 2021 Bobber that delivers the best of both worlds. Significant updates include enhanced...

Mercedes-Benz India debuts the GLA and AMG GLA 35 4M SUVs in India

India’s leading luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today announced the availability of the all-new GLA and the AMG GLA 35 4M across India where business is operational. Both these SUVs are also available at the company’s online store for those customers who prefer an online purchase. The GLA’s launch had been delayed from April to the end of May due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. However, based on increasing customer demand, to sustain ...

Kia India introduces an industry-first ‘Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme’ for Carnival

Kia India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation has rolled out the ‘Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme’ offer for the new buyers of its extravagant MPV – Carnival, across India. Under this industry-first initiative, private owners of the luxurious car can return the vehicle if they are not pleased with the car within the first 30 days of its purchase. The company has introduced this one-of-a-kind initiative, which allows buyers to avail this new offer valid on a...

Škoda Auto India extends warranty and maintenance for customers

Mr. Zac Hollis’ – Brand Director Škoda Auto India, spoke about the company extending its warranty and maintenance services for customers during these critical times. “Our priority at Škoda Auto India is to provide continued support to our customers during such unprecedented times. Hence, we have decided to extend our warranty, Schedule Maintenance Services and SuperCare Maintenance Plans, which were due between April and June, to 31st July, 2021. W...

BMW Group India continues its special service commitment for doctors

BMW Group India has announced a special customer support initiative exclusively for doctors who own a BMW / MINI car or a BMW Motorrad bike and have been selflessly working round the clock to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As a token of gratitude, BMW Group India along with its dealer partners will offer a complementary engine oil service from 1 June 2021 till 30 September 2021. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said, “For more than a year now, the doctor community has been...

Mercedes-Benz reimagines future of retail sales for its customers; buying a Mercedes-Benz will never be the same again

Mercedes-Benz India, the country’s largest luxury car maker, today announced a fundamental transition in its retail business in India, by shifting to the futuristic and more customer centric ‘direct to customer’ model, called ‘Retail of the Future’ (ROTF). According to this new business model, Mercedes-Benz India will own the entire stock of cars, sell them via appointed Franchise Partners, invoice the new cars to the customers directly, ...

BMW India launches 'Contactless Service'

BMW India has enabled a unique contactless vehicle service for its customers in India. The BMW Contactless Service enables customers to book vehicle service, review service-related quotations and make payments securely online and more, with a click of a button using www.bmw-contactless.in Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “At BMW, we strongly believe in leveraging new-age technologies to augment our brands customers centric initiatives. We have successfully tran...

Volvo Cars strengthens its footprint in India; Appoints Jonas Olsson as Head of Digital Technology Hub

Volvo Car India has been strengthening its footprint in India over the last few years. From opening a spare parts warehouse at Mumbai and setting-up CKD operations at Bangalore in 2018 to widening its entire sales and service outreach in the country, the company has made its presence extremely strong to cater to its customers in the luxury car segment. In continuation to this, the company announced that it is expanding its Digital Technology Hub at Bangalore which will help stren...

Nissan India launches Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan and Datsun

Nissan India launches the first-of-its-kind ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan” for the new-age Customers, a new way to own the all-new Nissan MAGNITE, Nissan KICKS  or Datsun redi-GO that is well-suited to the Indian customers’ progressive and asset-lite lifestyle. Nissan in partnership with ORIX, introduces the unique Subscription Plan with USP of ‘White Plate’ and ‘Buy Back option’ with transparency of no hi...

Hyundai opens bookings for the Alcazar

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, today announced the commencement of bookings for its upcoming 6 and 7 Seater Premium SUV – Hyundai Alcazar. The company is accepting bookings at Hyundai Dealerships and on its online car buying platform – Click to Buy (https://clicktobuy.hyundai.co.in) for INR 25 000/- only, with bookings commencing on June 09, 2021. Commenting on the Hyundai Alcazar ...

Lamborghini launches Huracán EVO RWD Spyder in India

Lamborghini unveiled the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder in India. The new V10 model brings the freedom of open-air driving and lightweight engineering, with rear-wheel drive and a specially tuned Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS). With a 0-100 km/h acceleration of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 324 km/h, like its coupé stablemate, the Spyder is an instinctive driver’s car, delivering a fun-to-drive experience via hardware rather than software. India&rsq...

New Jaguar F-Pace launched in India in India at INR 69.99 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Jaguar F-Pace in India. The new F-Pace is available for the first time in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Jaguar F-Pace is priced at ₹ 69.99 Lakh, ex-showroom in India. Rohit Suri, President & Manag...

Young trainee sells six MG ZS EVs in a month!

A young trainee at MG Motor India, Aditya Mathur, has made a name by selling six ZS EVs in a month as a part of the automobile company’s Nurture Programme. The 22-year-old Bangalore resident had joined the 12-month training on 1st March 2021. After a successful Season 1, MG Motor India has come back with the second edition of its Nurture Programme, wherein it trains engineering and management students like Aditya who are interested in the automobile sector. The Season 2 of the N...

Virat Kohli continues association with Audi India

Virat Kohli, batsman extraordinaire, captain of the Indian cricket team, continues his association with Audi India, the German luxury automobiles manufacturer. Virat has been associated as a friend of Audi India since 2015 but has been driving an Audi since 2012 when he first bought his car.  Virat loves the drive experience of Audi cars and has expressed his fondness for these fine automobiles on several occasions. “Whether it’s behind the steering wheel or on the pitc...

Now buy Nissan and Datsun products through Canteen Stores Departments

Nissan India announces the availability of its entire range of Nissan and Datsun products in Canteen Store Departments (CSD). Defence personnel can now avail all CSD approved applicable discounts and offers through CSD Depots across the country. The all-new Nissan Magnite also offers the lowest cost of maintenance at 29 Paise per km.  “Nissan is honored to serve our brave defence personnel and is delighted to bring the entire range of Nissan and Datsun products along with the ne...

All-new BMW S 1000 R launched in India

BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW S 1000 R in India. The most awaited roadster will be available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) and can be booked at all BMW Motorrad India dealerships from today onwards. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The second generation of the all-new BMW S 1000 R is designed as a power-packed roadster with supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality. We are delighted to...

New Range Rover Velar introduced in India

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Range Rover Velar in India. The new Velar is available in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Range Rover Velar is priced from ₹ 79.87 Lakh, ex-showroom in India. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Lan...

Honda launches 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India

Redefining the gold standard of luxury touring, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today launched the 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India. The new model will make its way to the Indian market through CBU*route from Japan (*Completely Built-Up).  The 2021 Gold Wing Tour will be available in two variant options - Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with airbag & Manual Transmission.  Elaborating on the launch and expansion of premium m...

Mercedes-Benz India launches the S-Class

India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today launched the seventh generation of its flagship limousine the S-Class in India. Referred to as the ‘Best Car in the World’, the new S-Class represents fascination of the brand and redefines the automotive luxury segment with numerous human centric innovations around driver assistance, protection and interaction. Not only does the S-Class become much more intelligent, it also takes the drivin...

Maruti Suzuki launches ‘Mobility Challenge’ for mature startups

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the launch of the Mobility Challenge to explore new-age technologies and help growth-stage startups scale up their business. The all new unique programme was unveiled in partnership with Hyderabad-based innovation intermediary and business incubator T-Hub. Startups from Series A to unicorns from India and overseas are invited for this challenge and will be expected to showcase their cutting-edge technology solutions in the mobility ...

Hyundai Alcazar launched in India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today launched its highly anticipated Premium, Versatile, 6- and 7-Seater SUV – Hyundai Alcazar. Personifying opulent and grand travel experiences, Hyundai Alcazar is here to enthral customers with its go anywhere attitude, taking them on an adventure through the Hyundai SUV Life. Commenting on the Launch of Hyundai Alcazar, Mr. S ...

Maxxis Tyres aims to expandpan India network by 5% in FY 2021-22

Maxxis India, one of the world’s fastest growing tyre companies, today announced its plans of expanding its dealer network to 5-7% by end of this fiscal. The company added over 800 dealerships during the pandemic in FY 2020-2021 primarily to enhance customer accessibility and Maxxis footprint in rural India. The total tally of Maxxis dealerships in India has reached the 3000 mark. A significant number of dealers added are from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, U...

Yamaha Launches Neo-Retro Motorcycle FZ-X

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. as a part of its electrifying brand campaign “The Call of the Blue”, launches its first Neo-Retro motorcycle for the Indian market, the FZ-X has innovative features & offers a comfortable riding position for touring lovers. The FZ-X can be availed at a starting price of INR 116,800 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The FZ-X model showcases a Neo Retro design theme for a nostalgic experience while being packed with industry-leading technology to meet th...

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors closes new bookings in less than 2 hours

RattanIndia-Revolt, India’s next gen-mobility company got an electrifying response on the reopening of bookings of RV400 earlier today. The demand for their flagship model went over the roof, leading to Revolt shutting down their bookings in less than 2 hours of them going live on their website www.revoltmotors.com. The brand sold INR 50 crores worth of their flagship model RV400 in today’s flash sale. There has always been a huge demand for RV400, and today&rsqu...

Nissan India exports Nissan Magnite to Nepal, Indonesia and South Africa

Nissan India today announced the exports of the all-new Nissan Magnite in Indonesia, South Africa and Nepal. Since the launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite in December 2020, Nissan India has produced 15,010 sub-compact SUVs (till end of May 2021) including 13,790 for India and 1,220 for exports.  Built on the philosophy of "Make in India, Make for the World," the new vehicle has replicated its India success in the Nepalese market by achieving 760 bookings within f...

All-New MINI range of cars arrives in India

MINI India launches the all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the all-new MINI Convertible and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch in India today. This all-new MINI range will be available in petrol engines as Completely Built-up Units (CBUs). Test Drives and Bookings are open at all MINI authorised Dealers and the MINI Online Shop (shop.mini.in). MINI now offers its latest range of products in the premium compact car segment in India. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Si...

Eccentric Engine collaborates with Citroën India; Offers captivating Realtime 3D Product Visualization

Eccentric Engine, the renowned Technology Incubator and Product Visualization company has joined hands with leading French automobile company, Citroën to provide next-level immersive and interactive experience for its newly launched Citroën C5 Aircross SUV in India. The proprietary, algorithm based, One 3D Visualization Platform by Eccentric Engine is seamlessly integrated at both online and in-dealerships touchpoints to provide a superior product exper...

Benelli India Launches 42nd exclusive dealership in Jammu

Benelli, a leading worldwide manufacturer of premium bikes and Adishwar Auto Ride India – Mahavir Group, today launched its 42nd exclusive showroom in Jammu. The state-of-the-art Benelli-Jammu showroom is situated in a plush locale at the Commercial building, opposite lane no. 51, Greater Kailash, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180011. The showroom, under the dealership of ‘TATSA MOTORS’, showcases the BS6 Range of Benelli superbikes, which include Imperiale 400 - ...

Maruti Suzuki expands ‘Subscription’ services to Jaipur, Indore, Mangalore and Mysore

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the expansion of ‘Subscription’ services to four new cities - Jaipur, Indore, Mangalore and Mysore. With this rollout, customers can now opt for Maruti Suzuki Subscribe services in 19 cities. MSIL has launched a marketplace model for Maruti Suzuki Subscribe that will serve as a unified platform to offer customised car subscription products through multiple partners at competitive rates. It offers added convenienc...

Nissan India launches ‘COVID 2.0’ campaign with Cricketer Kapil Dev

As the country gradually unlocks, Nissan India launches an integrated general awareness and safety campaign with Kapil Dev that aims to educate & empower India against COVID-19 through Cricket, a force that unifies the country. By using Cricket analogies to draw parallels between preparing for a match and preparing to fight COVID-19, the campaign hopes to amplify the message of safety by urging Indians to come together as the country faces one if its toughest matches yet on health and ...

Audi India opens bookings for its all-electric SUVs - Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi the German luxury car manufacturer today, commenced bookings for its all-electric SUVs – the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback in India. The perfect embodiment of the future, but in the present, these electric SUVs are powered by a dual-motor setup.  The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are each uniquely different. The Audi e-tron is a dapper, broad SUV with a well-defined straight roof. For customer who appreciate design and want to stand apart - the Aud...

CredR fuels journey with INR 48.1 Crore ($ 6.5 Mn) Round - Yamaha Motors & Astarc Ventures join the ride

Bangalore-based Incredible Technologies Private Limited (CredR), has raised Rs. 48.1 crore ($ 6.5 Mn), in its latest round led by Yamaha Motors, and existing investors Omidyar Network India and Eight Roads Ventures, with participation from automotive focused Astarc Ventures. CredR, India’s largest used two-wheeler consumer brand, creates an omnichannel buying experience, through a chain of flagship showrooms across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, NCR and Rajasthan. The funding will ...

Audi India recognizes its Doctor customers for being COVID-19 Warriors

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced a special initiative exclusively for doctors who own an Audi. As a token of gratitude, Audi India along with its dealer partners is offering a complimentary scheduled service (which covers engine oil, oil filter, dust and pollen filter, air filter and related labour costs) that is due,  along with a complimentary sanitization at any Authorised Audi India Service facility. This offe...

Hyundai Motor India rolls-out fastest ‘10 millionth’ Car

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), India’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, reinstated its commitment of Make-in-India with the fastest roll out of 10 million cars from its state-of-art manufacturing facility in India near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The unparalleled milestone of achieving production of 10 million cars is a result of smart manufacturing and re-affirms Hyundai’s commitment towards making India Self Reliant. The achi...

New Range Rover Evoque introduced in India with prices from INR 64.12 Lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Range Rover Evoque in India. The new Evoque is available in R-Dynamic SE trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and the S trim on 2.0 I diesel powertrain. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Range Rover Evoque pricing starts from INR 64.12 Lakh, ex-showroom in India. Rohit Suri, President & ...

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors starts deliveries of its latest batch of Electric motorcycles

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors, India’s next gen-mobility company announced today the deliveries of its new batch of its AI enabled, cost-effective, performance-oriented Revolt Electric Motorcycles to its customers in various parts of the country from its greenfield manufacturing plant in Manesar, Gurugram in Haryana. These first set of deliveries come in after the company received overwhelming response to its sales bookings.  Revolt Motors' electric motorcycle brand...

Audi India to offer multiple variants of the Audi e-tron in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, is set to start its electric journey in India with the launch of the Audi e-tron on July 22, 2021. To give customers the widest range within the luxury EV segment, Audi India will offer the Audi e-tron in two body styles – Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback. Audi e-tron buyers will further have the choice of the Audi e-tron 50 and Audi e-tron 55. The Audi e-tron Sportback will be available in the e-tron 55 variant. Commenting on the announ...

Audi India announces curated ownership plans for Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today introduced a whole gamut of curated packages for its EV customers ahead of the launch of the Audi e-tron 50, the Audi e-tron 55 and the Audi e-tron Sportback 55 on July 22nd. These offers will benefit buyers and have been designed to make owning the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback an even more attractive proposition.  Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, "We are fully ge...

Honda commences deliveries of 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today commenced the deliveries of its flagship model, 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India.  Following all COVID-19 protocols and ensuring the safety of customers, the deliveries were conducted through company’s exclusive premium retail outlets – Honda BigWing Topline in Gurugram (Haryana), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh).  ...

New Land Rover Discovery introduced in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the introduction of New Land Rover Discovery with prices starting from ₹ 88.06 Lakh, ex-showroom in India. The New Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterized Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years. Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel en...

Audi India announces a series of charging options and benefits for EV customers

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced a slew of charging options and benefits ahead of the launch of the Audi e-tron 50, Audi e-tron 55 and Audi e-tron Sportback 55 on July 22, 2021. All Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers who buy the SUV in 2021 will receive not one, but two chargers – a 11kW compact charger and an additional wall-box AC charger that can be set up at the customers preferred location. In addition, key Audi India dealerships will...

Renault India commences exports of Kiger to Nepal

Renault India has commenced exports of its sub-4 metre compact SUV Renault Kiger to Nepal. Renault Kiger is the latest in the line of revolutionary products launched by Renault in India that has established itself as a Stunning, Smart and Sporty B-SUV.  The all-new Renault Kiger will be offered in Nepal through Renault’s distributor - Advanced Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, part of Vaishal Group which is one of the largest group in Nepal. Renault has an extensive cove...

Mercedes-Benz strengthens its AMG portfolio in India; launches AMG E 53 4MATIC and AMG E 63 S 4MATIC

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today introduced two new performance sedans- the all-new AMG E 53 4MATIC and the new AMG E 63 S 4MATIC ; further strengthening its formidable AMG portfolio. The AMG E 53 4M is only the second ‘AMG 53 series’ product introduced in India, and the first ever in a sedan body shape. The powerful AMG E 63 S 4M on the other hand reiterates Mercedes-AMG’s renewed focus on ‘One Man One Engine’...

BMW X1 20i Tech Edition launched

BMW India has launched the BMW X1 20i Tech Edition today. The global leader in premium compact sports activity vehicle (SAV)  segment is locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, limited units of the exclusive edition can now be booked at shop.bmw.in. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW India holds the dominant position in the premium compact sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment. With the BMW X1 20i T...

Yamaha FZ 25 gets a sporty edge with Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Edition

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. as a part of its exhilarating ‘The Call of the Blue’ campaign, introduced the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition of its popular FZ 25 model. The all new FZ 25 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition gets Yamaha Moto GP branding on the tank shrouds, the fuel tank and side panels, outlining its Racing background. The FZ 25 model continues to retain the same BS-VI compliant 249-cc Air Cooled, SOHC, 4 Stroke, Single-cylinder Engine that produces maximum pow...

Audi launches 3 electric SUVs - Audi e-tron 50, Audi e-tron 55 and Audi e-tron Sportback 55

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today made a giant leap in its journey of electric mobility with the launch of 3 electric SUVs - the Audi e-tron 50, Audi e-tron 55 and Audi e-tron Sportback 55.  Powered by two incredibly dynamic electric motors in the front and rear, the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback offer a completely novel driving experience.  Price details below:  Audi e-tron model Price ex-showroom (in INR) ...

Ford enhances Power of Choice; Adds new Value-for-Money Automatic variants to Figo lineup

Reinforcing its commitment to customers, Ford India today introduced two automatic variants of its flagship hatchback Figo. Available in Titanium and Titanium trims at an introductory price of INR 7.75 Lakh & INR 8.20 Lakh respectively, the new Figo AT offers segment-best six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission that is paired to Bharat Stage 6 compliant three-cylinder 1.2L petrol engine. The new variants, with a greater value for money, continue to be a pe...

Hyundai Motor India inaugurates its Corporate Headquarters in Gurugram

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Corporate Headquarters in Gurugram. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal. Hyundai Motor India’s Corporate Headquarters will pave way towards seamless development in the sphere of mobility and beyond while becoming the ‘Center for Transformation of a...

Kia India prioritises customer convenience with new innovative offerings

Kia India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, has introduced attractive finance schemes for its customers, offering multiple flexible repayment options and other convenience benefits across its entire product portfolio, in partnership with ICICI Bank and Yes Bank. Kia India has also announced an industry-first ‘Peace of mind’ value added product with a peerless ‘No questions asked’ unique proposition, specifically designed to cater to the need...

Stellantis announces new brand heads for Citroën and Jeep in India

After the announcement of Roland Bouchara as CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India earlier in April 2021, the company has today announced key leadership appointments for its operations in India. Saurabh Vatsa and Nipun J Mahajan will now be responsible for the Citroën brand and Jeep Brand in India, respectively. In his new role, Saurabh will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales, Product Planning & PR functions for Citroën in I...

Honda Cars India introduces Google Assistant for 5th Gen Honda City to enhance Connected Car Experience

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced an enhanced version of Next Gen Honda Connect by introducing Honda Action on Google. The feature is an extension of integrated Connected technology offered in 5th Gen Honda City which already comes with Alexa remote capability. With the introduction of the Honda Action on Google, the 5th Gen City now works with Ok Google. HCIL has also enriched the Honda Connect platform with 4 new functiona...

Škoda Auto sales increase 234% in July

Škoda Auto, the Czech Marque, announced a 234% increase in its July 2021 sales, compared to the same period last year. The company sold 3,080 cars in July 2021, compared to 922 cars sold in July 2020. Sales in June 2021 stood at 734 units, which account for a 320% increase in July 2021 sales over June 2021. As per the company’s strategy, the surge in sales is fuelled by the launch of Kushaq, which will be one of the important growth drivers of the brand going forward. 2021 ...

MG Motor India records over 100% sales increase in July 2021; highest-ever ZS EV sales

MG Motor India has retailed 4225 units during July 2021, recording a 101% increase compared to same period last year. The car maker has also recorded the highest ever bookings and retail sales of ZS EV till date. Commenting on the development, Rakesh Sidana, Director-Sales, MG Motor India, said, “The Hector and ZS EV have further gained momentum during the month. However, the severe shortage of chips is expected to continue for some time and will lead to supply constraints. Whil...

Nissan India wholesales 8156 vehicles in Domestic and Exports for July 2021

Nissan India announces a wholesale of 4259 vehicles for July’21 for the domestic market, its highest monthly sales in the last 3 years on the strength of the successful launch of all-new Nissan Magnite. Exports of 3897 units came on the strength of addition of Nissan Magnite in the export markets. A pioneer in electric vehicles globally, Nissan recently launched the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle in Nepal, adding to the strength of its product portfolio after the successful launch of Niss...

Honda Cars India registers domestic sales of 6,055 units in July’21

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, despatched 6,055 units in domestic market and exported 918 units in the month of July’21. Commenting on the business situation, Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President and Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “We achieved our production ramp-up from last week of July and have streamlined supplies in line with market activity. Barring few...

Renault India commences exports of Kiger to South Africa

Renault India has commenced exports of its sub-4 metre compact SUV Renault Kiger to South Africa. Developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before taking it globally, Renault Kiger is the latest in the line of revolutionary products launched by Renault in India, that has established itself as a Stunning, Smart and Sporty B-SUV. Mr. Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “With the...

Bookings opened for new Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Black model

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that bookings have been opened for the new Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Black is available on 5.0l supercharged V8 engine that delivers a power of 331 kW and a torque of 580 Nm. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “With the introduction of F-TYPE R-Dynamic Black, the perfectly proportioned and extraordinarily beautiful F-TYPE is now more distinctive than ever, giving genuine sports car enthusiasts more re...

Hyundai registers cumulative sales of 60,249 units in July 2021

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, registered cumulative sales of 60 249 units in the month of July 2021. Commenting on the July 2021 sales, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, ‘Hyundai registered domestic sales of 48 042 units in July backed by strong performance of our newly launched 6- and 7-seater SUV, “The Hyundai Alcazar”...

Honda 2Wheelers India leads industry growth

Entering the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 on a positive note, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. saw an uptick in two-wheeler demand during the month of July’21. Noteworthy, Honda 2Wheelers India contributed over 1 lac incremental units to the industry on the back of increase in demand for 2Wheelers in July’21. Honda 2Wheelers India’s total sales for the month of July’21 stood at 385,533 units registering 66% growth&nb...

MG Motor India and Jio collaborate to bring cutting edge 'Connected Car Solutions to Indian SUV market

Committed to providing best-in-class connected car technology, MG Motor India today announced a partnership on the Internet of Things (IOT) space with Jio India’s leading digital services provider. Establishing its position as an auto-tech pioneer, MG Motor India will provide seamless integration of IT systems enabled by Jio’s IoT solution in its upcoming mid-size SUV.  The association will enable robust new-age mobility solutions, underlining ...

Suzuki Motorcycle India registers over 112% growth in July’21

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan recorded 73,083 unit sales in July 2021. The company sold 60,589 units in the domestic market and exported 12,494 units in July 2021. Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “With the unlock phase in many cities and decline in COVID-19 cases due to the second wave, we ramped up the production while continuing to follow the detailed o...

Honda Cars India opens pre-launch bookings for upcoming new Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL)., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India will launch the new Honda Amaze on 18th August 2021. The new Amaze will come with a stylish new look, striking exteriors changes and enhanced interiors. The company today commenced the pre-bookings of the new car at all authorized Honda dealerships across the country with a booking amount of INR 21,000. Additionally, the customers can also book the car online from the comfort of their hom...

Honda Cars India commences production of new Amaze

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India has commenced the mass production and despatches of its popular family sedan New Honda Amaze from its manufacturing plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan. The New Amaze is scheduled to be launched on 18th August 2021.  Speaking about the developments, Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Sales and Marketing Honda Cars India Limited said, “After the successful ramp-up at our manu...

Renault India celebrates 10 glorious years in India with over 7 Lakh delighted customers

Renault India today started the tenth anniversary celebrations of its operations in India. The occasion marked the launch of a new RXT (O) variant of the newly launched Renault Kiger along with several attractive schemes & promotions for all the existing and potential customers in the month of August 2021. The Renault Kiger RXT(O) will be available in 1.0L Energy Engine in both MT and AMT transmissions. The RXT(O) variant will get some of the customer favorite premium feature...

Volvo Car India introduces 24x7 Customer Service Support

Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Car India today announced the commissioning of a 24x7 customer support service. The Consumer Relations Centre (CRC) reachable at a toll free number 18001029100 has started to provide Customer Service, queries handling & Roadside Assistance to all Volvo customers. This Centre is also unique as it makes India the only country in the Volvo Asia Pacific ecosystem to provide round the clock customer support.  “We pride ourselves in being a customer c...

Nissan India increases Service network towards Customer-centricity

Nissan India on the core of customer centricity has introduced free monsoon check-up camps for its customers across Nissan and Datsun authorized dealerships in India till 31st August 2021. The camp is conducted by trained personnel who ensure the usage of genuine spare parts. The camp offers a 30-points check-up which includes exterior, interior, underbody, road-test and free top wash for the vehicles to ensure optimum performance of the vehicle during the Monsoon season. Customers ma...

Audi India Launches its strong and striking Audi RS 5 Sportback in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Audi RS 5 Sportback in India. Powered by a 2.9 L V6 twin-turbo TFSI engine that produces 450 hp of power and 600 Nm of torque, this new generation Audi RS 5 Sportback offers exhilarating performance with tremendous practicality.  The Audi RS 5 Sportback is being brought to India via the CBU route and is priced at INR 1.04 Crore Ex-Showroom (Introductory Price).  Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Balb...

Hyundai announces introduction of N Line range for India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced the introduction of N Line range of cars for India. Hyundai will introduce the first N Line model for India in 2021. With the introduction of N Line range for India, Hyundai continues to redefine mobility experiences with products that elevate customer aspirations.  Commenting on the introduction of N Line, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyunda...

MG Gloster Savvy 7-Seater with Autonomous Level 1 features launched at INR 37.28 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Reinforcing its commitment to deliver the best-in-class experience to its customers, MG Motor India today introduced the new seven-seat version of the Gloster Savvy. An addition to the range of India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, the new version of MG Gloster Savvy Trim will strengthen the Gloster range and provide customers with the power to choose from a broader range of MG’s top-end SUVs. Priced at Rs 37.28 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the new Gloster Savvy come...

MG Motor India introduces Car As A Platform (CAAP) concept, in its soon to be launched mid-size SUV

Laying down its vision for the future and betting big on mobility solutions in the Indian automotive industry, MG Motor India today introduced the concept of Car As A Platform (CAAP). With software at the heart of vehicle development, the carmaker is building an ecosystem of various in-car services and subscriptions in the areas of utility, entertainment, security, consumer payment and more. It will create various possibilities which will evolve with time, creating safer and smarter...

MG Motor further strengthens Hector lineup, adds new Shine variant to portfolio

To mark the second anniversary of Hector, MG Motor India today added another variant to its line-up MG Hector Shine. Available in Petrol MT, Diesel MT, and Petrol CVT, the Hector Shine starts at Rs 14.51 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).  The new trim has an all-new electric sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 26.4cm HD touchscreen AVN System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, Shine CVT is equipped with an electric parking brake, push-button start/stop and smart ...

Tata Motors leads the way

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand today announced that the Company will be felicitating Indian athletes who narrowly missed the bronze medal in the recently held Tokyo Olympics. These players represented India in the Olympics and have set the Gold standard and inspired several other aspiring, young sportspersons in India to follow in their path. To thank and recognize these homegrown players for their sheer hard work and dedication, Tata Motors will be delivering its most pr...

Škoda Auto India begins deliveries of 1.5L TSI powered Kushaq pan India

Škoda Auto India has started customer deliveries of the newly launched 1.5L TSI-powered Kushaq from today. The Kushaq launched recently on 28 June 2021, has received an overwhelming response from the customers. The 1.5L TSI-powered Kushaq will be available for test drives and sales at all Škoda Auto showrooms across India. The powerful and efficient 1.5L TSI Engine is from the Volkswagen Group's globally acclaimed latest generation EVO series and features the first-i...

Honda Cars India drives in New Honda Amaze ahead of festive season

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched the New Amaze with enhanced looks, premium exteriors styling and plush interiors. The ‘Shaandar’ New Amaze embodies the spirit of living life with Pride and represents a whole new attitude and fresh confidence in its latest avatar. The premium family sedan is available in Manual as well as CVT transmission in both Petrol & Diesel engines. A brand new colour Meteo...

MG introduces Astor SUV with India’s First Personal AI Assistant and First-in-Segment Autonomous Level 2 Technology

MG Motor India today unveiled the industry-first personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous Level 2 technology, to be featured in their upcoming mid-size SUV – Astor. MG aims to further its auto-tech focus by building on the concept of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) of possibilities and services. MG is working on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable the development and application of services and subscriptions to support the ‘on-demand in-...

Kia sells two lakh Seltos in two years

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker of the country, celebrates two years of its India operations with three back-to-back milestones in a row. Soon after achieving the tag of the fastest carmaker to record three lakh sales in India, Kia rejoices the two lakh sales mark of its flagship product for the country – the Seltos. The company also affirms a leading position in the connected car revolution with 1.5 lakhs connected cars sold. Contributing over 66% of KIN's tota...

Mercedes-Benz India launches the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz continued its product offensive in the market and introduced the all-new AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé. The launch of the four-litre V8 AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé further bolsters the company’s core AMG range of pure performance Sports Utility Coupés in India. A stylish and electrified coupé with exceptional agility and driving dynamics, the all-wheel drive AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coup&eac...

Hyundai unveils i20 N Line in India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today unveiled and opened bookings for its highly anticipated - i20 N Line, the first model to debut under Hyundai’s N Line range of cars for India. Deriving inspiration from Motorsports styling, i20 N Line fuses exhilarating style with a dynamic driving experience to deliver excitement every day. Customers can now book i20 N Line online on the Hyundai Click to Buy pla...

MG Motor reveals para-athlete and Arjuna Awardee Deepa Malik as voice of personal AI assistant in its upcoming SUV – MG Astor

A disruptor in the Indian automotive industry, MG Motor India aims to deliver a unique voice experience with a personal AI assistant in the upcoming SUV – MG Astor. The British automaker announced that the voice would be powered by none other than Paralympic athlete and Khel Ratna Awardee Dr. Deepa Malik.  Called ‘The Woman on Wheels’, Deepa has enlisted herself in record books for several driving feats across deserts & mountains. The woman extraordinaire will hu...

Indian Motorcycle launches the new 2022 Chief line up in India

In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian Chief, one of the most historic and influential motorcycles of all time. Now, on the 100th anniversary of its debut, Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today officially announced the launch of its new 2022 Chief lineup in India. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pa...

MG Motor India salutes Bhavina Patel with a specially customised MG SUV for her feat at Tokyo Paralympics

Recognizing the strength and determination of womanhood, the British carmaker MG Motor India, salutes Bhavina Patel for her silver-medal winning game of table tennis at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. MG takes it association with Vadodara Marathon a notch higher, reinforcing its commitment to local community causes, prime amongst which is the Divyang Run for the specially-abled. Bhavina scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman Paralympian to bring home a medal in table tennis. Congra...

Renault launches All New Kwid MY-21 as part of 10th Anniversary Celebrations in India

As part of the ongoing 10 th Anniversary celebrations, Renault India has launched the all-new Kwid MY21. This Attractive, Innovative and Affordable vehicle has been a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India. Staying true to its commitment to keep building on the indomitable success of Kwid with breakthrough product innovations, the new MY21 Range further strengthens its value proposition and elevates customer’s trust in the product and bran...

Hyundai launches i20 N Line with an attractive price tag

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today launched the most awaited i20 N Line in India with prices starting at 9 84 100 (Ex-showroom). With its exciting design and engaging interiors, i20 N Line is set to elevate driving excitement to a new level. Commenting on the Launch of i20 N Line, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “In our pursuit of redefining mobility experiences ...

BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 commences its 15th edition

SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers, today announced the commencement of the 15th edition of the much-awaited BAJA SAEINDIA series (Digital Event). 214 entries across the Engineering colleges in India were received for BAJA SAEINDIA 2022, out of which 138 teams are registered for conventional m-BAJA & 76 teams are registered for e-BAJA event. BAJA SAEINDIA tasks the students to conceptualize design, build, test & validate a single-seater four-wheeled ...

Kia introduces top trim ‘X Line’ on the Seltos to enhance premium quotient

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker of the country, has introduced a top-of-the-line ‘X Line’ trim for its successful mid-SUV offering the ‘Seltos’. The Seltos X Line will add more premiumness and exclusivity to the Seltos badge. Positioned to be “A New Species of Badass”, the Seltos X Line is offered in a first made-in-India ‘Xclusive Matte Graphite’ colour that extends a premium touch to the car’s exteri...

Honda 2Wheelers India brings Immersive Digital Experience for its customers

Prioritizing safety & contactless engagement while strengthening its digital interface with customers, Honda 2Wheelers India today launched the Honda BigWing Virtual Showroom. The virtual reality powered platform will enable customers to experience the spirit of fun & adventure that comes with Honda BigWing - Honda’s exclusive premium motorcycle business, virtually. Further amplifying Honda’s philosophy of ‘Joy of Buying’ for its customers, th...

Ford restructures India operations: Ceases local vehicle manufacturing

Ford in India today announced it will restructure its operations with plans to significantly expand its Chennai-based Ford Business Solutions team and bring to market some of Ford’s iconic global vehicles and electrified SUVs while ceasing vehicle manufacturing in India. Ford will continue to provide customers in India with ongoing parts, service, and warranty support. As part of the plan, Ford India will wind down vehicle assembly in Sanand by the fourth quarter of 2021 and vehicle ...

Nissan Magnite is the Official Car of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Nissan is the Official Sponsor of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the Nissan Magnite is the Official Car of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The tournament will be held from 17th October 2021 to 14th November 2021 in UAE and Oman. “The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is one India looks forward to, Nissan India is proud that ‘Make in India, Make for the World SUV - the Big Bold Beautiful Nissan Magnite is the Official car of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. ...

MG Motor India unveils Astor, with personal AI assistant and Autonomous technology

MG Motor India has unveiled MG Astor, India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology. Astor is based on the MG’s successful global platform, ZS.   Based on MG’s design philosophy of Emotional Dynamism, Astor’s contemporary style will connect with consumers. It has a prominent Bold Celestial Grille that makes a solid on-road impression. The SUV poses an elegant and ready-for-action stance&nbs...

Škoda Auto India crosses 10,000 bookings mark for Kushaq

Škoda Auto India has achieved the milestone of 10,000 bookings for the Kushaq. The mid-sized SUV has bolstered the growth for Škoda Auto India. Witnessing an overwhelming demand for the Kushaq, Škoda Auto India will be equipping the automatic Style variants with 6 airbags (both 1.0L and 1.5L) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) at an incremental cost of approximately INR 40,000.  Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Škoda Auto...

Volkswagen India launches its much-anticipated SUVW Taigun at an introductory price of INR 10.49 Lakh

The New Volkswagen Taigun is the first product offering by the brand in the mid-size SUV segment, developed on the globally acclaimed MQB A0 IN platform under the India 2.0 project with a localization level of up to 95 percent. The Taigun has the largest wheelbase in the segment of 2,651 mm that makes the interiors extremely roomy and spacious. The Taigun is a perfect combination of dynamism, power and space that are well complimented by the core DNA of Volkswagen - Build quality, safety a...

Maruti Suzuki unveils S-Assist: An industry-first AI-based 24x7 virtual car assistant for NEXA

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today launched an industry-first AI (Artificial Intelligence) based 24x7 virtual car assistant app, called “S-Assist” for its NEXA customers. The scan and voice-enabledvirtual car assistant, S-Assist, optimizes the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide an immersive online post-purchase experience to customers. Launching the S-Assist, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, Service, Maruti Suzuki Indi...

Nissan India wholesales 8716 vehicles in September 2021

On the strength of the successful launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite, Nissan India has achieved a Domestic wholesale of 2816 vehicles for its Nissan and Datsun range in September 2021 with 261% growth over 780 Vehicles in September 2020, and in Exports has achieved 5900 units over 211 vehicles exports in September 2020. In the first half of the Financial Year 2021, Nissan India has achieved Domestic wholesales of 18,591 units with a growth of 459% over last year. In Exports, Nissan India...

Škoda Auto India registers 131% growth in September 2021

Škoda Auto India announced a 131% increase in its September 2021 sales, compared to the same period last year. The company sold 3,027 cars in September 2021, compared to 1,312 cars sold in September 2020. While Kushaq has fueled the growth for the brand in India, Superb, Octavia and Rapid have also contributed to the increase in sales volumes.  Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Škoda Auto India, said, “Škoda Auto India has managed to cons...

Maruti Suzuki clocks domestic sales of 66,415 vehicles in September 2021

Maruti Suzuki India Limited posted total sales of 86,380 units in September 2021. Total sales in the month include domestic sales of 66,415 units, sales to other OEM of 2,400 units and exports of 17,565 units. Sales volume of the Company in September 2021 was adversely impacted due to shortage of electronic components. The Company took all possible measures to limit the adverse impact.   The sales figures for September 2021 are given below: Catego...

Škoda Auto India’s new Rapid Matte Limited Edition hits showrooms

Škoda Auto, the Czech Marque, has introduced the new Rapid Matte edition at an attractive price of INR 11,99,000 (ex-showroom) in India. This new edition will be available in an exclusive carbon steel matte colour which adds to its style statement. It will be powered by the 1.0 L TSI engine and will be available in both automatic and manual transmissions. The Matte Edition sports many new features which makes the car distinctive and adds dynamism to the Rapid line-up....

Honda 2Wheelers India crosses 5 Crore domestic unit sales milestone

Serving the mobility needs of the nation with speed, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the accomplishment of 5 crore cumulative two-wheeler domestic sales in the country since start of its sales operations in 2001. HMSI made its entry with its first two-wheeler - the Activa in 2001 and the rest is history! Over the years, Honda’s Activa brand accomplished many milestones and continues to be India’s most loved scooter brand. HMSI offers India’s...

Atum Charge launches 10 solar powered charging stations across India in a day

ATUM Charge launched 10 Universal EV Charging Station across the country. The EV Charging Stations were launched in Pune and Nagpur (Maharashtra), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Rae Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jhajjar (Haryana), Sambalpur (Odisha), Tumkur (Karnataka), Midnapore (West Bengal), Paramathi (Tamil Nadu) and Miryalguda (Telangana). The locations were specifically chosen keeping in mind the company...

Jeep India clocks 13% growth in September 2021

Award-winning SUV brand Jeep recorded a 13% growth in business in September 2021 compared to August 2021. Jeep India wholesaled 1377 units in September 2021, which is an increase of 144% over the same month last year.  The SUV brand’s YTD wholesales (till September 2021) was up by 161% compared to the same period last year. Nipun Mahajan – Head of Jeep India said, “Brand Jeep is on an exciting growth trajectory. Our sales have gathered great momentum, deliver...

Škoda Auto India announces winner of 'Camouflage With Škoda' design contest

Skoda Auto India has announced the winner of the Camouflage design contest after receiving an overwhelming response from the budding Indian designers. Shreyas Karambelkar from Badlapur, Maharashtra has been awarded with the winner’s title by the esteemed jury. Shreyas will travel to Prague to meet the Head of Design, Škoda Auto a.s. Mr. Oliver Stefani, at the Škoda headquarters. In addition, the winning design will be applied on the testing prototype of the upcom...

Audi India opens bookings for Audi Q5

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today commenced bookings for the new Audi Q5 in India. The optimized Audi Q5 combines a sporty character with excellent everyday usability, and comes with a wide array of infotainment and assistance options. The Audi Q5 has always been known for its perfect blend of size, performance and equipment. The sharpened exterior design of this highly successful model emphasizes the Q identity and embodies the quattro DNA. The Audi Q5 can be booked w...

MG becomes first automotive company in India to bring an industry-first service under Car-as-a-Platform model with Astor

MG Motor India today announced the Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) subscription model for its recently launched SUV, Astor. As MG turns its vision into reality, the industry-first concept of Car-as-a-Platform brings endless possibilities and software as a disruptor along with a host of service partners in Astor. The SUV will feature on-demand in-car services and subscriptions in the areas of utility, entertainment, security, consumer payment, and more in near future. MG has partnered with Jio for...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India appoints Berndt Buchmann as Director - Group After Sales & Vehicle Logistics

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd has announced the appointment of Berndt A. Buchmann as its Group Director, After Sales & Vehicle Logistics.  Buchmann will report to Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director at SAVWIPL and in his new role, will be responsible for supervising the after sales plan of action, ensuring a satisfied customer base for the Group. His appointment comes at a time when the festive season is accelerating automobile sales in the country and &Scar...

MG Astor sold out for 2021

MG Motor India opens bookings for Astor today and the car was sold out in minutes, deliveries will commence from 1st November 2021. The carmaker aims to deliver 5000 units within this year.  The customers can now book Astor for 2022 through the company’s official website or by visiting an authorized MG showroom.  Mr. Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “MG Astor is a premium mid-segment SUV with elegant exteriors, luxurious interiors, and futurist...

Mercedes-Benz India implements ‘Retail of the Future’ in India; ushers in customer-centric ‘direct to customer’ sales model

Mercedes-Benz the country’s largest luxury carmaker, today implemented the futuristic and highly customer-centric ‘Retail of the Future’ (ROTF) business model, ushering in a fundamental transition in the luxury retail landscape in India. This ‘direct to customer’ model which was first announced in June 2021, was launched after the successful beta testing phase, by Martin   Schwenk, Managing Director &&nbs...

The brand-new Škoda Slavia: the next model of the INDIA 2.0 product campaign

Following the launch of the Kushaq, Škoda is set to unveil the second stage in its product campaign for the Indian market later this year. The Czech car manufacturer's latest model, the Slavia, completes their range of sedans and offers generous amounts of space, as is typical of the brand. The mid-size premium sedan will be offered with a choice of two powerful and efficient TSI engines, as well as a host of comprehensive safety features which include up to six airbags and nu...

Pre-booking is open for the first all-electric MINI in India

MINI India will open pre-booking for the much-awaited all-electric MINI 3-door Cooper SE from 29 October 2021 onwards. The car can be exclusively booked online at shop.mini.in for INR 1,00,000 only.  Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The revolutionary design principle of the classic Mini established the basis for maximum interior space within a minimal footprint. MINI in its new avatar offers a modern re-interpretation of creative space usage and uniq...

MG Motor partners with visual inspection solutions startup for AI-based vehicle assessment

MG Motor India reiterates its commitment towards integrating technology at every level through a partnership with the AI-powered startup – CamCom. The partnership will facilitate AI-enabled and image-based vehicle inspection processes and automated assessment of cars reported for service and repair at the MG service centre. The AI-enabled solution will save time for operations and provide greater transparency to customers.  CamCom had undertaken a pilot project at MG last year a...

Maruti Suzuki opens bookings for all-new Celerio

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the commencement of bookings for its much awaited, stylish All-New Celerio.  Announcing the bookings open for the All-New Celerio, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited,said, “Since its launch, Celerio took the market by storm with its unique style and the revolutionary Auto Gear Shift (AGS) Technology, that helped democratize the two-pedal technology in t...

Nissan India, Zoomcar and Orix partner on Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription plan with Share-Back Option

Nissan India announces its partnerships with Zoomcar and Orix driving its platform ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership’ for Nissan and Datsun customers in India. The Subscription Plan is well-suited to the Indian customers’ progressive and asset-lite lifestyle. The ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership’ model is available in Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune. The Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan is transparent with no hidden c...

Renault delivers over 3000 cars during Dhanteras and Diwali

Renault, which is in its 10th year of operations in India, today announced the delivery of over 3000 cars during Dhanteras and Diwali. This has been enabled by Renault’s strong product-offensive strategy, that has ensured that Renault is progressing despite the challenging macro-economic environment in India. The delivery line-up included the latest offering from the Company the Renault Kiger that boasts of the best in segment fuel efficiency, Renault Triber&...

Volvo Car India launches New Petrol Mild-Hybrid XC90

Volvo Car India today announced the launch of its flagship luxury SUV – The New Volvo XC90, with a completely new petrol mild-hybrid engine. Coming close on the heels of the October launch of the petrol mild-hybrids Volvo S90 and Volvo XC60, this launch completes the company’s commitment of transition from diesel to petrol cars and in the direction of reducing the Brand’s carbon footprint globally. The New Petrol mild-hybrid Volvo XC90 is priced at INR 89,90,000, ex-...

Porsche’s first all-electric model, Taycan and new Macan SUV arrive in India

Porsche India has today embarked on its most ambitious plan in recent times with the launch of both the all-new, fully electric Taycan range and the latest Macan compact SUV, in addition to announcing a national dealer network expansion plan off the back of its best-ever third quarter sales performance. Launched at an exclusive media preview hosted at the Andaz Hotel in Delhi, the all-new Taycan range and new Macan will be available for sale across all dealerships in the country, with four...

Bounce is all set to launch its maiden Electric Scooter - Bounce Infinity

Bounce, India's first smart mobility solution company, is all set to launch its first electric scooter – the Bounce Infinity. This advanced ‘Made in India’ scooter will come equipped with enhanced state-of-the-art equipment and intelligent features. Pre-bookings for the Bounce Infinity will begin soon, with deliveries expected to start by January 2022.   The Bounce Infinity boasts a smart, removable Li-ion battery, which customers can take out and charge as ...

BMW 220i ‘Black Shadow’ edition launched in India

BMW Group India launched the new BMW 220i ‘Black Shadow’ edition today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the limited edition is available at shop.bmw.in from today onwards. New design elements enhance the exterior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé to give it even more dynamic looks. The ‘M’ Performance parts are not only visually attractive, but also integral elements of the light-weight construction concept. The BMW TwinPower Turbo&nb...

Audi India expands pre-owned car business - Opens Audi Approved: plus facility in Bhubaneshwar

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today opens its pre-owned luxury car showroom – Audi Approved: plus, in Bhubaneshwar. Spread over an area of 4,500 sq. ft.. this state-of-the-art showroom will cater to the increasing demand for high-quality pre-owned luxury cars in Bhubaneshwar and the nearby areas. Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said,“ “Bhubaneshwar is witnessing a growing demand for pre-owned luxury cars. To tap th...

CARS24 revs into town with Quality Cars; Launches India’s largest Mega Refurbishment Lab in Delhi NCR

CARS24, India's leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, today inaugurated its largest Mega Refurbishment Lab (MRL) in India, spread over an area of over 1.3 lakh sq ft in Dharuhera district of Delhi NCR region. The large facility will refurbish over 3000 cars monthly and will employ approximately over 250 auto experts.     CARS24’s newest facility in the Delhi NCR region will join its recently unveiled counterpar...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches New Suzuki Avenis

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today announced the launch of its Brand New Scooter, Suzuki Avenis. The new 125cc scooter is truly futuristic in every sense, be it advance features or additional convenience apart from having most appealing sporty styling. Powered by SEP Technology and loaded with Suzuki Ride Connect, New Suzuki Avenis will ensure sportiest and zippiest ride in town. The Bluetooth® e...

Škoda Slavia makes its debut

The introduction of the Slavia marks the start of Škoda Auto’s next stage in the INDIA 2.0 project. Following the successful launch of the midsize SUV Kushaq, the brand-new sedan is the Czech carmaker’s second India-specific model. The Slavia’s manufacturing process has a localization level of up to 95%.. As the sedan is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform – an MQB variant specially adapted by Škoda Auto for India – it offers...

Audi India launches Audi Q5 in a striking new avatar

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Audi Q5 in India. The Audi Q5 combines a sporty character with excellent everyday usability, and comes with a wide array of infotainment and assistance options. The Audi Q5 has always been known for its perfect blend of size, performance and equipment. The sharpened exterior design of this highly successful model emphasizes the Q identity and embodies the quattro DNA.    Vari...

KTM India launches Pro-XP App to digitize biking experiences for its community

KTM, the world’s #1 premium motorcycle brand, announced the launch of its ‘KTM PRO-XP’ App to digitize biking experiences for the owner community.   The KTM PRO-XP App allows the riders to record and track their riding experiences with metrics like number of trips, distance, pictures, and maps across time. Owners can start a ride, or search and join rides of fellow KTM owners. The App facilitates seamless creation of&...

MG Motor India becomes first Passenger Car company to adopt Wind Solar Hybrid Energy

MG Motor India has partnered with Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (CleanMax), Asia’s most trusted sustainability partner, for the supply of 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to MG’s manufacturing facility in Halol. With this partnership, MG will abate approximately 2 lakh MT of CO2 over 15 years which is equal to planting more than 13 lakh trees.  CleanMax’s vision aligns with MG’s commitment towards a sustainable future.&nbs...

Nissan Magnite achieves milestone of 30,000th delivery and wins Global Nissan President Award

Nissan Magnite was the first global product to launch under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, representing the company’s shift towards quality products that deliver higher value to customers. Mr Guillaume Cartier, Nissan AMIEO Chairperson, for Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania region on his visit to India, handed over the keys of the 30,000th Nissan Magnite to the customer in a ceremony at a Dealership in Gurgaon. The chairperson also presented Nissan Global President...

Hero Electric becomes No.1 EV brand in India; launches campaign to celebrate milestone

After leading the baton of the electric revolution of two-wheelers in India, Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company is proud to continue its number 1 position in the segment. As per the latest JMK research findings, Hero Electric is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched its new campaign - India’s No.1 EV Company. It re-iterates Hero Electric’s 14-year-old legacy of shaping and leadin...

Audi India announces price increase across model range

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today, announced a price increase of up to 3 percent across its entire model range owing to rising input and operational costs. Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, ‘The Audi India strategy focuses on a sustainable business model. To offset rising input and operational costs, a price correction is necessary. The new price range of our select vehicles will ensure the brand's premium price positioning thereby assurin...

Honda establishes Battery Sharing Service Subsidiary in India

Honda Power Pack Energy India Private Limited, Honda’s new subsidiary for battery sharing service has been established in India.  The company will offer battery sharing service for small mobility, which will accelerate the penetration of electric vehicles by solving three issues of electric vehicles: limited range, long charging time, and high cost of batteries. It is planned to start battery sharing service for electric auto rickshaws (E-auto) from the first half of 2022 in Ben...

Audi India introduces A4 Premium to celebrate successful 2021

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced a new variant of the Audi A4 – the Audi A4 Premium to celebrate a successful 2021. The Audi A4, in its fifth generation, boasts a new design and a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates 140 kW (190 hp) of power and 320 Nm of torque.  The Audi A4 Premium is an addition to the existing line up – including the A4 Premium Plus and A4 Technology variants. The Audi A4 Premium is priced at INR 39,99,000 ...

Hyundai showcases commitment to electrification in India

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, today announced its roadmap to drive the electric mobility revolution in India with the expansion of its line-up to 6 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) for the Indian market by 2028. Further, Hyundai will also introduce its dedicated BEV Platform – E-GMP in India, showcasing its commitment towards smart Indian customers.    Commenting on the corpor...

TII announces its Electric Vehicles under MONTRA Brand

TI Cycles of India (TII), part of the Murugappa Group, today, announced Montra brand to lead its Electric Vehicle (EVs) business. Montra, an existing brand under TII has stood for achievement, strength, fearlessness and an ambitious spirit. With the rapidly evolving mobility landscape, the brand too is evolving while retaining its values. To begin with the Montra brand will enter EVs business in three segments - last-mile commute, last-mile delivery and personal mobilit...

Škoda Auto India begins production of New Kodiaq

Škoda Auto today announced the start of production for the New Kodiaq at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. First introduced to India and the world in 2017, the Kodiaq's sales success has fuelled newer features, newer looks, powerful yet efficient engines and the same levels of customer satisfaction for what remains the Czech carmaker’s first-ever global SUV. Adding to the ideology of ‘Power should be beautiful’, the Kodiaq&nb...

Honda 2Wheelers India commences Global Engine Manufacturing from Gujarat Plant

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. commenced the manufacturing of global engines from its 4th factory at Vithalapur (Ahmedabad district), Gujarat. Powering its 250cc (& above) category two-wheelers, the dedicated engine line is set to serve the Global demand, like Thailand, US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Gulf nations among others. A total of 50,000 engine units are scheduled for production in its first year and the capacity will be further scaled up as per ...

MG Motor India becomes the First carmaker in India to launch NFTs

MG Motor India has announced its foray into the non-fungible token (NFT). With this, the British brand has become the first carmaker in India to launch a collection of NFTs. The MG NFT collection will go on sale starting 28th December, 12 Noon onwards, with 1111 units of digital creatives as part of the launch collection. The automaker will introduce its maiden NFT on KoineArth’s NgageN platform that has been especially customised for MG' transactions. Since its incepti...

Second gen Honda Amaze crosses 200,000 deliveries milestone in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced that the 2nd generation model of its popular family sedan Honda Amaze has crossed milestone of 200,000 deliveries in India since its launch in May 2018. The Honda Amaze is one of Honda’s most successful models in India and has been well accepted by more than 4.6 lakh customers cumulatively since its first introduction in April 2013. Speaking on the milestone, Mr. Ga...

Honda 2Wheelers India expands Global Exports Footprint

The export of NAVi to US markets will be carried through Honda de México. The export of CKD kits from Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India to Mexico commenced in July 2021 & has dispatched over 5000 CKD kits of NAVi bikes to Mexico so far. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “I’m happy to share that Honda Mexico has announced start of Honda ...

MG Motor India leads the way in EV battery recycling, making electric mobility greener

In doing so, they have successfully recycled MG’s first EV battery and the metal extracts and various other commodities from the recycling process can be used to develop new batteries. With this significant achievement, MG Motor India has further augmented its initiatives to strengthen EV ecosystem, essentially making it greener and sustainable. The move is also in synergy with MG’s #ChangeWhatYouCan campaign, encouraging people to make a difference in their...

Hyundai announces unique Customer Engagement Initiative - ‘Bluelink Championship’

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception today announced the launch of ‘Hyundai Bluelink Championship”. The Championship a first-of-its-kind initiative to encourage customers to inculcate best driving practices using ‘Bluelink’, its connected technology.  The month-long program will be launched on January 4, 2022 and registrations start from today i.e. Dec...

Eishin Chihana appointed new Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. today announced that Mr. Eishin Chihana has taken charge of the Group’s India operations as its new Chairman.  Mr. Eishin Chihana has been associated with Yamaha Motor Company and its group companies across the globe since 1991. He holds strong expertise across different verticals like Sales, Marketing and Business Management, with a major focus on Motorcycle Business Operations in European, North American, African, Middle Eastern and ASEAN mark...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new exciting colour line-up for its popular scooters- Access 125 and Burgman Street

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched new exciting colours for its range of 125cc scooters, Suzuki Access 125 and Suzuki Burgman Street. The company has introduced the Suzuki Access 125 Standard Edition in ‘Metallic Dark Greenish Blue’ and ‘Metallic Matte Black’, and Suzuki Access 125 Ride Connect Edition in ‘Glossy Grey’. Similarly, Suzuki Burgman Street’...

Magenta collaborates with Central Railways; inaugurates Public EV Charging Station along Parel, Dadar and Byculla Railway stations

Magenta, the fastest growing Indian Charge Point Operator (CPO) company in collaboration with Central Railways inaugurated Public EV charging station along the Parel Railway Station. The charging station was inaugurated by Shri. Subhash Desai, Hon. Minister of Industry and Mining. Over the next two weeks, Magenta shall also set up the EV charging station along the Dadar and Byculla Railway stations.  The first of its kind public charging station will be functional 24*7 ...

Volvo Car India announces price hike

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India today announced an increase in the ex-showroom prices of its cars in India ranging between rupees one to three lakhs due to rise in input costs. The new prices would be effective from January 1, 2022.  The new model wise ex-showroom prices are as follows: Model Variant Type Existing  Ex-Showroom Price New  Ex-Showroom Price (w.e.f. Jan 1, 202...

Yamaha launches FZS-Fi models with refreshed styling for 2022

With the aim to stimulate more excitement and sportiness in the Indian two-wheeler market under ‘The Call of the Blue’ initiative, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. today launched the FZS-Fi model with refreshed styling along with a new variant, the FZS-Fi Dlx. The models will be available at all the authorized Yamaha Dealerships from second week of January 2022.  The FZS-Fi continues to retain the masculine design proportions seen on the 3rd generation of t...

Kia Carens to come with 6 airbags as standard, 66 connected car features, 3 powertrains and 3 transmission options

Kia India, today revealed the trim details and technical specifications of the Kia Carens, ahead of its launch. The bookings of the vehicle to begin from the January 14, 2022. The 3-row recreational vehicle, Kia Carens, will be offered in 5 trim levels - Premium, Prestige, Prestige Plus, Luxury and Luxury Plus, coupled with multiple powertrain and seating options. All the 5 trim levels will offer the Robust 10 Hi-safety package as standard, making the Kia Carens safe for a fami...

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 6 millionth vehicle from its Gurugram plant

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today rolled out its 6 millionth vehicle from its manufacturing facility at Kherki Dhaula, Gurugram. The recently launched Suzuki Avenis became the 6th millionth celebratory unit. Commenting on the milestone, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This year marks the completion of Suzuki Motorcycle India’s 15 years...

Audi India opens bookings for its legendary Audi Q7

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the commencement of bookings for its next-generation Audi Q7 in India. Powered by a new powerful 3.0L V6 TFSI petrol engine, the new Audi Q7 promises a perfect blend of performance, style, comfort and drivability. The Audi Q7 can be booked at an initial booking amount of INR 500,000. Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “After nine product launches in 2021, we are excited to step into th...

Honda re-ignites the Mid-Size Arena in India, launches 2022 CB300R

After the grand unveiling of Honda's Neo-Sports Cafe inspired 2022 CB300 R in December at India Bike Week, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched the motorcycle in India. Elaborating on 2022 CB300R, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Further reinstating our customers’ trust & Honda’s commitment towards them, the 2022 CB300R is finally here. Since its in...

Renault India achieves 1 Lakh Exports Milestone

Renault India marks the beginning of 2022 on a high note by achieving a new milestone of 1 Lakh exports. 1 Lakh export is a significant milestone in Renault’s Make in India journey, as it demonstrates the competence of India’s design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. In India, Renault has always focused to be disruptive and innovative, which is amply proven with its product range catering to many happy customers. Renault’s revolutionary made...

Land Rover opens bookings for new Range Rover in India

The elegant New Range Rover defines modern luxury, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before.  Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and has led by example for 50 years, combining serene comfort and composure with all-conquering capability. The New Range Rover is the most desirable yet, mixing breathtaking modernity and aesthetic grace with technological sophistication and seamless connectivity. Rohit Suri, President and Managing Dir...

Kia India to open pre-launch bookings for the Kia Carens on 14th January

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, today announced the commencement of the pre-launch bookings for its 3-row recreational vehicle, The Kia Carens from the 14th January, 2022. Customers can book the much-anticipated Kia Carens from the comfort of their homes through Kia India’s official website alongside its authorized dealership network across the country at a booking amount of INR 25,000. Like Sonet and Seltos, Carens is another ‘Made-in-I...

Piyush Arora appointed as new Managing Director of ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited

Piyush Arora is the new Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited as of 1 March 2022. He succeeds Gurpratap Boparai. In this role, the experienced automotive professional will be responsible for expanding the Volkswagen Group’s business in India, including the recent INDIA 2.0 project of the brands Volkswagen and ŠKODA. SAVWIPL oversees the India operations of five Volkswagen Group brands – ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Po...

Lexus India opens pre-bookings for all-new Lexus NX-350h

Lexus India, today announced the opening of pre-bookings for its much refined, bold & edgy SUV, the all-new Lexus NX 350h in India. Ushering in a new era of luxury, Lexus is embracing intuitive technology, performance, design, and electrification through this model. The all-new 2022 Lexus NX 350h embodies a design that signifies the next generation of Lexus, combining dynamism with purposeful technology enhancements to thrill your enchanting everyday drive. The NX will be a hallmark for f...

Renault India crosses 800,000 sales milestone!

Renault, the Number one European brand in India, today announced reaching a significant milestone of 8,00,000 customers in India. This milestone has been enabled by the brand’s strong product portfolio, customer centricity, network expansion, rural focus and innovative marketing initiatives. In a decade of its presence in India, Renault has made significant progress which includes a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, a world-class technology centre, logistic...

CARS24 joins ‘Orange Army’; Becomes Principal Sponsor of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Adding yet another feather to its long-term association with cricket in the country, CARS24, India's leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, has partnered with Sunrisers Hyderabad, winners of IPL 2016, to become the new Principal Sponsor for IPL 2022. With this partnership, CARS24 also becomes the first pre-owned car player to enter into partnership for IPL.  Under the newly-inked strategic partnership, Sunrisers Hyderabad team jersey will sport the very striking blue ...

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India marks new milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has marked another important milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey with the commencement of the export of the Made in India Volkswagen T-Cross today. The Volkswagen T-Cross is the first of the range of vehicles built on the MQB-A0-IN platform which will be exported from India. The first batch of 1,232 Volkswagen T-Cross units are being shipped to Mexico from the port of Mumbai. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Christia...

Made in India Renault Kiger amongst Top 5 finalists at 2022 World Car Awards

Continuing to win hearts of customers in India and across the world, the Renault KIGER has made it to the Top 5 finalists of the prestigious World Car of The Year 2022 (WCOTY).  Renault Kiger is competing in the 'World Urban Car of the Year' category, reiterating its popularity among car enthusiasts across its markets. With its distinctive SUV design, great space and utility, smart features and world-class sporty engine, Renault Kiger is targeted at th...

Jeep® India announces Meridian as their new 7-seater SUV for India

Jeep® India today announced the name of their most anticipated offering for the Indian market, a 7-seater SUV - the Jeep Meridian. The name has been carefully chosen for the customer’s sensibilities, keeping in mind the relevance and importance of this model for the Indian market. The Jeep Meridian encapsulates the core DNA of the Jeep brand, an innate need to travel and make new adventures possible. For Jeep, the name of the vehicle was the first step. A list of 70 differen...

Kia India launches Carens in India; Special introductory price starts from INR 8.99 Lakhs

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, today announced the launch of its fourth and latest 'Made-for-India' offering, the three-row recreational vehicle, Carens. The Carens' Premium Smartstream 1.5 Petrol 6MT variant is priced competitively at INR 8.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Carens is offered in 19 variants with prices ranging from INR 8.99 to 16.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom, pan-India). This highly anticipated model is available in 5 trims, 3 engine and 3 t...

MG Motor India launches MG eXpert, an Industry-First futuristic car exploration platform

MG Motor India today announced the launch of MG eXpert, an industry-first product exploration experience. MG eXpert brings a full gamut of flexible and convenient interactions that will provide customers a holistic purchase experience across multiple touchpoints from the comfort of their home, using human intervention & AR technology. MG eXpert heralds the beginning of a new phase of technology by MG Motor India using Eccentric Engines’ Experience Manager tool. Thi...

Renault Triber achieves 1,00,000 Sales milestone in India

Renault, the Number one European brand in India, today announced that Renault Triber has crossed the 1-lakh sales milestone in India. Staying true to its commitment to keep building on the success of Triber with breakthrough product innovations and to celebrate this milestone, Renault India has introduced the Triber Limited Edition (LE) at a starting price of INR 7.24 L (ex-showroom New Delhi). Renault TRIBER has been instrumental in the growth of the Ren...

Kia India crosses 5 lakh dispatches, including 4 lakh domestic sales and 1 lakh exports

Kia India, the country’s fastest growing carmaker, today announced completion of 5 lakh dispatches from its Anantapur plant, including both domestic and export market. With this, the company has also surpassed the 4 lakh sales milestone in the country and has already exported over 1 lakh cars to more than 91 countries, since it started shipping Seltos in September 2019. Kia India also became the number 1 UV exporter in the country, with a market share of over 25% in 2021.  Tae-J...

Kia India ramps up production; Starts third shift at Anantapur plant

Kia India, the country’s fastest growing carmaker, has announced that it will start the third shift at its state-of-the-art Anantapur plant today. In light of the increasing demand for Kia cars in the country, the company has decided to ramp up its production to full capacity of 3 lakh cars annually. Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India, said, “We are extremely happy to share the commencement of third shift at our Anantapur plant. We have hired additional man...

Škoda Auto India launches All-New Slavia 1.0 TSI

Škoda Auto India has today launched the all-new Slavia 1.0 TSI sedan starting at an incredible INR 10.69 lacs. The Slavia 1.0 TSI will be available in three variants with an option of two transmissions and tops out at ₹ 15.39 lacs for the fully-loaded Style variant with the six-speed torque converter automatic and sunroof option. A six-speed manual gearbox will also be available in the Slavia 1.0 TSI across all variants offering outstanding value and maintain...

MG Motor India expands its presence in Mumbai; opens brand new service facility in Malad

Underlining its commitment to completely redefine the car service experience across the country, MG Motor India has announced the grand opening of a new service facility in Malad, Mumbai. Dubbed as the largest MG workshop in Western India, the facility has been inaugurated to cater to the evolved mobility requirements of more customers across the city.  Recognizing the strong market potential for premium SUVs in Mumbai, ...

Kia India introduces multiple sales and aftersales initiatives for Carens’ customers

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, has announced multiple sales and aftersales initiatives, exclusive to Kia Carens customers. The company has introduced a ‘My Convenience Plus’ programme, offering comprehensive coverage and peace of mind to customers. Adding to this, the company has also launched attractive India and industry first value added products, exclusive to Carens’ customers, giving various convenience benefits. This, coupled wit...

Honda launches 2022 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India, Bookings Open!

Delighting the adventure riding community, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today announced the opening bookings of its new 2022 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India across Honda’s exclusive Big Wing Topline showrooms. The new motorcycle will make its way to the Indian market through CKD* route (*Completely Knock Down).  The 2022 Africa Twin Adventure Sports model will be available in 2 variants - Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) i...

Isuzu Motors India to roll-out ‘ISUZU I-Care Pre-Summer Service Camp’ across India

In a constant endeavour to reaffirm ISUZU’s commitment to provide best service and ownership experience, Isuzu Motors India will be conducting a nation-wide ‘ISUZU I-Care Pre-Summer Service Camp’ for its range of ISUZU D-MAX Pick-ups and SUVs. This service camp is aimed at offering customers exciting benefits and preventive maintenance checks for a hassle-free driving experience during the season across the country. An initiative of ‘ISUZU C...

50,000th Big, Bold, Beautiful Nissan Magnite rolls-out

Nissan India today rolled out its 50,000th Nissan Magnite from the Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) plant in Chennai. Magnite was the first global product to launch under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan to deliver lasting value to the customers. Sinan Ozkok, President, Nissan Motor India, commented: “The “Make in India, Make for the World” SUV has been a core model under Nissan’s global transformation strategy. The Big, Bold, Beaut...

BMW India to increase prices effective April 1st, 2022

BMW India has announced a price increase of up to 3.5% across the BMW model range effective 01 April 2022. The price increase will be brought into effect to adjust the material and logistics costs, impact of current geo-political situation and exchange rates. The range of locally produced cars include the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine, BMW M 340i, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X7 and MINI C...

15 years of ‘Make in India’: BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrates Crystal Anniversary

BMW Group Plant Chennai has completed 15 years of operations in the country today. Following all necessary safety guidelines, the plant celebrated this significant landmark at a memorable event with all associates. Mr. Thomas Dose, Managing Director, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, “BMW Group Plant Chennai has emerged as a centre of manufacturing excellence in the last 15 years. It is a world-class facility that locally produces ‘Made in India’ BMWs and MINIs with the tough...

Jeep(R) India introduces new Meridian, offers best in class package of power, comfort and sophistication

Jeep® India promises to revolutionise the premium SUV segment with its latest model, the Jeep Meridian, a three-row SUV that is "Made in India" and "Made for India." The Jeep Meridian is the most sophisticated and capable offering in the segment, introduces a premium dimension to the brand in the country and enhances the Jeep’s brand portfolio even further. The Jeep Meridian is engineered to deliver a sophisticated experience while also delivering exhilaration an...

Takuya Tsumura joins as President & CEO of Honda Cars India

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that Mr. Takuya Tsumura has assumed the office of President & CEO from today. As part of HCIL organisational changes, the company also elevated Mr Kunal Behl as Vice President, Marketing and Sales from his erstwhile position of Operating Head – Sales and Network Development. In his new role, Mr Behl will be Operating Head of Sales and Marketing and will form an integral part of the management team ...

Renault India strengthens its presence in rural India

Further widening its reach in the rural areas, Renault India has announced opening of 300 Renault Booking Centres across India in collaboration with CSC Grameen e-Stores, a subsidiary of CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC-SPV).  Through this initiative, Renault India and CSC aim to increase accessibility in remote regions and provide rural customers an opportunity to book their favourite Renault car within their locality with ease and convenience. The customers can book the...

Kia India introduces refreshed Seltos and Sonet

Kia India, the country's fastest-growing carmaker, today announced the launch of refreshed versions of two of its most popular products, Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet. These refreshed versions now come with multiple updates and additional features that further enhance the value propositions of both these products. In addition, many existing features from higher variants are now being extended to lower variants. With an enhanced focus on safety, Kia India will now offer 4 airbags...

Maruti Suzuki Next-Gen Ertiga arrives at ARENA showrooms

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced launch of the Next-Gen Ertiga in a refreshed new avatar. The trusted companion of over 750,000 Indian families, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, is now more stylish, elegant and comfortable. Powered by an all-new Next-Gen K-series 1.5L Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology and driven by an all-new advanced 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters, the Next-Gen Ertiga arrives at ARENA showrooms in style. The launch als...

Jeep® India drives in the all-black Compass Night Eagle trim

Jeep® India has announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Night Eagle trim for the Jeep® Compass range in India. Based on the new Compass SUV, the Night Eagle comes in a 'black' theme. The launch of the Compass Night Eagle trim comes as the company has been observing strong demand for the Jeep® Compass portfolio, especially for the Trailhawk variant, whose waiting period has now grown to almost four months. Sin...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India launches 2022 Gold Wing Tour (DCT)

Turning the next chapter of ultimate luxury on two-wheels, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today launched the 2022Gold Wing Tour in India. The new model will make its way to the Indian market through CBU* route from Japan (*Completely Built-Up). The 2022 Gold Wing Tour will be available in - Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Airbag. Elaborating on the launch, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Mo...

Kia announces its entry into India’s EV market; to bring in limited units of EV6

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, announces its entry into the Indian EV market with EV6. The first BEV from Kia, the EV6, is globally acclaimed for its design, quality, and features and was first unveiled globally in March 2021. The vehicle is built on Kia’s new dedicated EV platform E-GMP and is pegged to offer premium mobility solutions to its customers. The most hi-tech Kia ever made, the EV6 is a true game-changer, designed from the ground up to make electric ...

NEXA launches All-New XL6

Augmenting NEXA’s value statement of “CREATE.INSPIRE.”, Maruti Suzuki today launched the All-New XL6. The most premium offering from NEXA, the All-New XL6 with a bolder design, enhanced comfort features, in-built connected technology and Next-Gen Powertrain offers an immersive and indulgent driving experience. Inspiring the future of Indulgence, the All-New XL6 empowers expression of individual identities who aspire for the finer things in life and tak...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India flags off ‘Honda Homecoming Fest’

Welcoming customers to the birthplace of H’ness CB350 and CB350RS, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India organized first of its kind customer appreciation event at their Global Resource Factory in Manesar (Haryana), “Honda Homecoming Fest” celebrating H’ness CB350’s first anniversary. Drawn from the legacy of Global Honda Homecoming event conducted in Kumamoto Factory (Japan), the event applauds the Homecoming of Honda’s iconic H’ness CB350 ...

MG Motor India and Bharat Petroleum partner to strengthen EV charging ecosystem for passenger EVs in India

In line with its commitment to sustainability and green mobility, MG Motor India has partnered with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’, a Forbes Global 2000, and a Fortune Global 500 Company, to bolster the EV charging infrastructure across the country. With this, MG Motor India becomes the first passenger car company to tie up with BPCL to rapidly enhance the adoption of ‘green mobility’.  Aligned with its vision to “ChangeWh...

Top Management changes at Isuzu Motors India

Isuzu Motors India (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has announced key changes in the top management. Mr. Wataru Nakano, General Manager, LCV Business Dept., at Isuzu Motors, Japan takes over from Mr. Tsuguo Fukumura, as the President and Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Mr. Wataru Nakano, who was responsible for the LCV Business Dept. at Isuzu Motors, Japan brings his rich global experience of over 30 years in the areas of international sales operation...

Honda launches India’s First Mainstream Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle - New City e:HEV

Honda Cars India Limited, leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched its much-anticipated New City e:HEV in the country. Priced at INR 19,49,900 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), New City e:HEV is the first car in the mainstream segment equipped with Strong Hybrid Electric technology. The City e:HEV features Honda’s unique Self-charging and Highly efficient Two Motor Electric Hybrid system connected to a smooth 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC...

Audi India opens bookings for the new Audi A8 L

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today opened bookings for its flagship sedan, the new Audi A8 L in India. With a combination of the 3.0L TFSI Engine, 48V mild-hybrid system and quattro all-wheel drive, the new Audi A8L delivers exhilarating driving dynamics. The Audi A8 L can be booked with an initial booking amount of INR 10,00,000. Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “Today, we open bookings for our flagship sedan – the new Audi A...

MG Motor India achieves milestone of becoming a part of 100,000 happy families

MG Motor India announced that it has become a part of 100,000 happy families in India. This marks a new milestone in the brand's journey centred on constant innovation, experiential customer service, and a dedication to sustainability and community. From introducing new technologies to empowering women, MG has made a difference beyond just selling cars. The brand introduced India’s first Internet SUV – Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV &n...

Honda Racing India rider Sarthak Chavan creates history at Thailand Talent Cup (TTC) 2022

Exhibiting true racing passion and making India proud on international soil, Honda Racing India rider Sarthak Chavan sets a new record by securingpodium finish at Thailand Talent Cup 2022 Round 2. It is for the first time ever in the history of Honda Racing India that an Indian rider has achieved this remarkable triumph. Showcasing his riding skills at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram (Thailand) last weekend, the 15-year-old lad from Pune meticulousl...

BYD India Partners with Three EV Charging Network Providers to Promote EV Charging Experience in India

BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed world’s leading New Energy Vehicle manufacturer BYD, has partnered with 3 Electric Vehicles charging network players in India to enhance customer convenience & experience for re-charging EVs. BYD India with its 15 years of commitment and successful EV journey in India, is all set to further strengthen its charging footprint in partnership with Chargezone, Volttic and Indipro. This tie-up is to address the re-charging needs of A...

Volkswagen India kicks off exclusive previews of New Volkswagen Virtus across the country

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, today, kicked off the pan India previews of its striking, exhilarating, German-engineered, new global sedan - the Virtus. The previews will be held simultaneously across all 152 Volkswagen dealerships in India from 14 May to 08 June 2022. The Virtus is the second product from the brand, under the India 2.0 project, which will be launched in the Indian market on 9th June 2022. The initiative takes the brand a step closer towards completing the India 2.0 Pr...

Hyundai Motor India partners with Tata Power to Power-up EV-charging Infrastructure in India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since its inception, today announced strategic partnership with Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power companies and a leading EV charging infrastructure provider to build a robust EV charging network and boost EV adoption in India at its dealerships. Through this association, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. will become a key contributor in expansion of quality charging infrast...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India announces Senior Leadership Exit

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India today announced the stepping down of Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria from the position of Director Sales & Marketing. He has been a part of HMSI since its inception and contributed to many critical functions for more than two decades. He was elevated to the Board of Directors in the year 2020 and was responsible for Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Logistics, Brand & Communication along with the new vertical of Premium Motorcycle Business. ...

Jeep launches much-awaited 7-Seater - Meridian

The new Jeep Meridian has been launched at an introductory price of INR 29.90 Lakhs (Ex-showroom India). The all-new three-row Jeep SUV is designed to disrupt the segment. The Meridian leverages its globally proven engineering prowess coupled with Indian insights to deliver an authentic SUV experience with high-level sophistication.  The vehicle’s design is inspired by the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee as it redefines the premium SUV segment with its many best-in-class fe...

Hyundai Venue crosses 3 Lakh unit sales in India since launch

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced the stellar success of Venue that has crossed a landmark 3 Lakh unit sales in India, since its launch in 2019.  Commenting on the success of Venue, Mr Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai has been at the forefront of pioneering innovative and intelligent technology in the mobilit...

KEEWAY India announces exciting introductory prices for its new product line up: Sixties 300i & Vieste 300

The Hungarian marque KEEWAY announced exciting introductory prices for its new product line up - Sixties 300i and Vieste 300. The products which received a massive response from the customers come with an exciting introductory price tag - Sixties 300i at Rs. 2,99,000/- (Ex-showroom, India), & Vieste 300 at Rs. 2,99,000/- (Ex-showroom, India). Founded in 1999 in Hungary, KEEWAY has built upon its guiding principles of fusing timeless style with cutting-edge technolog...

Coming Soon: New Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced the introduction of the new Hyundai VENUE in June 2022. The new Hyundai VENUE is one of the most anticipated compact SUVs of 2022 and will personify customer aspirations with an overarching theme that is encapsulated by - ‘Live the Lit life’.  Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., sa...

Audi celebrates 15 glorious years in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced a segment first initiative for its customers. To celebrate fifteen glorious years in the country, Audi India has introduced a warranty coverage for five years with unlimited mileage for all its cars sold this year, starting June 01, 2022. Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, commented, “To celebrate fifteen glorious years in India, we have announced a segment first warranty coverage for five years with unlimited milea...

Hyundai opens bookings for Venue

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, today opened bookings for the most awaited SUV of 2022 – the new Hyundai VENUE. Customers can book the new Hyundai VENUE at Hyundai Dealerships across India or through https://clicktobuy.hyundai.co.in/#/bookACar?modelCode=SP Commenting on the commencement of bookings, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd.,&nb...

MG Motor India launches MGverse: A future-ready Metaverse Platform

MG Motor today became the first auto OEM in India, and one of the very few brands across the industries, to announce its vision of MGverse, a Metaverse platform. It will provide an immersive experience to its customers and stakeholders through multiple arenas.  MGverse will act as a universe that combines multiple virtual spaces into a single platform. With this, the brand aims to bring MG fans, customers, partners, and employees together to work, play, engage, collaborate, co-create,...

Porsche India launches Porsche Approved business

The Porsche Approved programme is now available across India with a comprehensive warranty on pre-owned cars for a minimum of 12 months, including access to the Porsche Assistance 24-hour roadside service after passing a rigorous 111-point inspection. Ensuring peace of mind even after its new car warranty has expired, Porsche India is providing reassurance to new owners of pre-owned vehicles with the Porsche Approved programme, which includes a warranty that covers all the essentials beyon...

BMW India to kick-start its Pre-Monsoon Service Campaign

BMW Group India has announced the launch of pre-monsoon service campaign for BMW and MINI vehicles across its dealer network. This special service initiative will ensure complete car readiness for the upcoming rainy season. BMW Pre-Monsoon Service camp is conceptualized to offer useful information and tips on effective vehicle management, on-time maintenance and overall understanding of BMW and MINI vehicles. The program provides a comprehensive vehicle check and, if required, a basic Cond...

JK Tyre celebrates Four Decades of Motorsport in India

JK Tyre, the name that stands synonymous to motorsport in the country is celebrating over four decades of their motorsport journey. While the pandemic did not deter the spirit of the brand in last two years as they successfully hosted their racing championship coupled with all annual events, the team today announced their plans for 2022. Present at the event, India’s decorated rally driver and Arjuna Awardee Gaurav Gill announced his participation in the C. The three-time APRC (Asia ...

Hyundai launches new Venue in India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, today launched the highly awaited new Hyundai VENUE in India. Accentuating the Hyundai SUV Life, the new Hyundai VENUE is geared up to redefine Lit experiences for customers with its bold design, power packed performance, space, comfort, advanced technologies and connectivity.  Speaking at the launch of ‘the new Hyundai VENUE’, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD &...

Kia India inaugurates its fourth training centre in India

Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, today inaugurated its fourth training centre in India, in Kolkata. The facility is located at Budge Budge, Kolkata and spreads across 10,000 square feet. While keeping customer convenience at the core of its service operations, the new training centre reinforces Kia India's emphasis on imparting world-class training to the dealership workforce. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped to handle soft skill training and techni...

MG Motor strengthens its vision for faster EV adoption in India through MG Charge; inaugurates Jaipur's 1st community EV charger

MG Motor India today installed and inaugurated the first two residential community chargers in Raj Aangan Society (NRI Colony), Jaipur (Rajasthan). This is in line with the automaker’s plan to install more charging stations in Jaipur. As a part of the MG Charge initiative, the automaker will install 1000 AC fast chargers at residential localities across India in 1000 days. The chargers were inaugurated by Shri RC Yadav, Additional Commissioner, State Transport Department ...

FR Team Hyderabad Blackbird's latest crew member is actor Vijay Deverakanda

Indian motorsports company, RPPL’s (Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd) which recently announced the franchise model based Indian Racing Festival has onboarded well-known Telugu actor and entrepreneur Vijay Deverakonda to support Hyderabad Blackbirds franchise. Association with the noted actor will help in powering RPPL’s vision of revolutionising motor-sports in India. The festival which begins from the weekend of November 11th will bring in multiple franchise int...

Iconic Italian Motorcycle brand Moto Morini to debut in India

Italian motorcycle brand Moto Morini has debuted its India journey in association with Adishwar Auto Ride India PVT. LTD (AARI). Moto Morini is an emblem of Made in Italy excellence and prestige that promotes superior products, considerate services, and a unique riding experience. The motorcycles are designed, and developed in Italy, and adhere to required EU manufacturing standards to ensure superior vehicle quality.  Founded in 1937 by Alfonso Morini, Moto Morini is one of the iconi...

Volkswagen India announces ‘Monsoon Campaign’ for its customers

Through this initiative, Volkswagen reiterates its ‘Customer-First’ philosophy that emphasizes on customer safety and hassle-free ownership experience. Across the Volkswagen authorized service workshops, the trained and qualified service professionals will conduct a complimentary 40-point vehicle health check-up, that examines the vehicle for any existing or possible maintenance and repair services to avoid any potential breakdowns and ensure a smooth comfortable drive experience....

Pre-bookings open at NEXA for Grand Vitara

Maruti Suzuki India Limited today opened bookings for its upcoming premium SUV – The Grand Vitara. Building on the momentum of its recent launch of the All New Brezza in the compact SUV segment, the Company is all set to strengthen its presence in the Mid-SUV segment with the Grand Vitara scheduled for global unveiling on 20th July 2022.  Leveraging the expertise of Suzuki design & engineering and born from a legacy of legendary SUV capabilities, the Grand Vitara with i...

Audi launches new Audi A8 L in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today launched its flagship sedan, the new Audi A8 L in India. Powered by a 3.0L TFSI (petrol) engine, generating 340hp and 500 Nm of torque, the new Audi A8 L goes from 0-100 kmph in 5.7 seconds. The new Audi A8 L provides a benchmark for ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ – with a new design language and a host of luxury features and technology options.   Audi A8 L Variant Ex-showroom price ...

Nissan launches Magnite RED Edition in India

Nissan Motor India today announced the launch of its Big, Bold, Beautiful SUV, the Nissan Magnite RED Edition, with prices starting at Rs. 7,86,500 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The RED Edition's compelling combination of visual sophistication, power-packed performance, advanced technologies and comfort will redefine journeys for the discerning Indian customer.  The RED Edition draws attention to the Magnite’s stylish exteriors with a distinctive red accent that covers the fron...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India appoints Kyndryl as technology partner

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) recently announced its exclusive collaboration with Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, to elevate its IT and security transformation journey across HMSI’s manufacturing plants.  Currently, Kyndryl manages infrastructure services for plant production applications, enterprise and dealer management systems for all the dealers.  Bringing operational efficiency with an agile and improved cus...

Nalin Jain appointed as Executive Director – Finance and IT at SAVWIPL

Nalin Jain has been named as the Executive Director - Finance and IT of ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL). He succeeds Martin Mahlke who successfully steered the financial strategy for the Group’s crucial INDIA 2.0 project over the last three years. In his role as CFO, Nalin Jain will be responsible for steering the future growth of Volkswagen Group in India within and beyond the INDIA 2.0 program. SAVWIPL oversees the India operations of five brands w...

Repos announces launch of 'Waste to Power' fuelled 'Mobile Electric Charging Vehicle'

Repos is a pioneer of IOT tech enabled Mobile Energy Distribution in India. Repos today announced the launch of an organic waste-powered 'Mobile Electric charging vehicle' with the vision of moving towards a carbon-neutral future. To roll out this solution to market, Repos has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Mumbai today with a 'waste to power' organisation Urja Biosystem Pvt Ltd and BatX Energies Pvt Ltd for mobile distribution of clean electrical power to EV...

All-new Hyundai Tucson – Bookings Open

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since its inception, today opened bookings for the all-new Hyundai TUCSON in India. Customers can book the all-new Hyundai TUCSON at Hyundai Signature outlets across India or through https://clicktobuy.hyundai.co.in/#/bookACar?modelCode=9M. With the introduction of the 4th generation all-new TUCSON in India, Hyundai will redefine the benchmark for premium SUVs in India and elevate l...

Kia India crosses 5 lakh sales milestone in less than 3 years

Kia India, one of the fastest growing car makers in the country, sets another benchmark, surpassing the 5,00,000 domestic sales milestone in just under 3 operational years, making it the quickest carmaker in India to achieve the feat. Including exports, Kia India’s cumulative dispatches soar to 6,34,224 units from its Anantapur manufacturing facility. Backed by the strong performance of Carens, the company secured its last 1 lakh sales in just 4.5 months. With its strong performance in ...

Citroën launches 'Made in india' New C3

Citroën India has launched the much-awaited New C3 at a special introductory price of ₹ 5,70,500 (ex-showroom Delhi). With over 90% localisation, this Made-In-India model is the first product from the C-Cubed family of vehicles and is built at its manufacturing facility in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. New C3 deliveries to customers will start from today at all the La Maison Citroën phygital showrooms across the country. The New Citroën C3: In...

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara unveiled

Celebrating NEXA’s 7th anniversary, Maruti Suzuki today unveiled its game-changer SUV, The Grand Vitara. Encapsulating the “Create. Inspire.” value statement of NEXA, the Grand Vitara is a multi-product offering that is set to disrupt the SUV market in the country. Featuring NEXA’s signature design language– Crafted Futurism, the premium SUV features a distinct exterior design, sophisticated interiors, segment-leading features and an indust...

Isuzu Motors India to roll-out ‘ISUZU I-Care Monsoon Camp’ across India

In a constant endeavour to reaffirm ISUZU’s commitment to provide best service and ownership experience, Isuzu Motors India will be conducting a nation-wide ‘ISUZU I-Care Monsoon Camp’ for its range of ISUZU D-MAX Pick-ups and SUVs. This service camp is aimed at offering customers exciting benefits and preventive maintenance checks for a hassle-free driving experience during the season across the country. An initiative of ‘ISUZU Care&rs...

Porsche India adds Cayenne Turbo GT to its model range

The Cayenne Turbo GT will now be available in India. Porsche rounds off the Cayenne model range with a sporting hero: consistently set up for maximum performance and handling, the new Cayenne Turbo GT combines outstanding driving dynamics with a high degree of everyday usability. The exceptional Porsche's sports car DNA in Turbo GT is underscored by a progressive design with specific features and a large number of carbon elements. The Turbo GT is available exclusively as a fo...

Audi teams up with Netflix on “The Gray Man”

Audi and Netflix collaborate on The Gray Man to bring the world of Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) to fans around the world. As the film’s official automotive brand, four Audi vehicles will be featured including the all electric Audi RS e-tron GT* and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron*, as well as the Audi RS 7 Sportback* and Audi R8 Coupe*. The Gray Man opened in select theaters globally on July 15 and will be released worldwide on Netflix on July 22, 2022. The Gray Man is a mo...

Tata Motors signs MoU with EC Wheels India Pvt Ltd for biggest EV fleet deployment in Eastern India

Keeping the vision of a clean & green environment alive and supported by its move towards sustainable transportation, Tata Motors today announced its partnership with EC Wheels India Pvt. Ltd. (an Associate of Steelman Group), an app based urban transportation service in Kolkata to deploy 1,000 XPRES T Electric sedans for cab transportation. With a commanding EV market share of 90% in the east, the signing of this MoU makes for the biggest ever EV fleet order in the region. As part of thi...

Audi India continues retail expansion - opens Audi Approved: plus facility in Coimbatore

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the opening of a new pre-owned luxury car facility – Audi Approved: plus in Coimbatore. The state-of-the-art showroom is located at 7/1F, SF No. 645/1 Avinashi Road, Thottipalayam Pirivu. Commenting on the inauguration, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “There is a growing demand for luxury cars and pre-owned luxury cars in Coimbatore and the overall region of Tamil Nadu. We have a strong presence in th...

Volvo Car India launches it's Pure Electric XC40 Recharge

Volvo Car India today launched its much-awaited pure electric XC40 Recharge on metaverse which the company named as ‘VolvoVerse’. Volvo XC40 Recharge will be the first locally assembled luxury electric vehicle in India. “The launch of the XC40 Recharge and its assembly at our Bangalore plant further reinforces Volvo Car’s long term vision and commitment to India and the Indian consumer. We are happy that the wait is over for our loyal consumers w...

Citroën India begins customer deliveries of new C3

Citroën India has commenced customer deliveries of the recently launched New C3 from its La Maison Citroën phygital showrooms. Featuring over 90% localisation, this made-in-India model is the first product from the C-Cubed family of vehicles and is built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The new Citroën C3 is now available for retail at La Maison Citroën phygital showrooms in 19 cities, namely, New Delhi, ...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India expands its footprint in Oceania region

Harnessing its world-class manufacturing capabilities in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) today announced the exports of its 125cc motorcycle SP125, to Australia and New Zealand. The motorcycle is exported via the CBU route and will be sold as ‘CB125F’ in these markets. Shipment carrying around 250 units of SP125 have been dispatched to Australia & New Zealand from July’22 onwards. SP125 is currently being manufactured at Honda Motorcycl...

Fans of Škoda drive Škoda Auto India to new peaks of customer engagement

In what will be a path-breaking initiative when it comes to customer engagement, customer satisfaction and customer involvement, Škoda Auto India has set the ball rolling on the revolutionary, yet fun, ‘Fans of Škoda’ movement. It’s a campaign that directly involves and engages with Škoda customers and with fans of the brand where Škodians directly participate in drives, events and product launches. Speaking on the project, Zac H...

CEAT launches EnergyDrive, India’s first four-wheeler EV tyre

CEAT Ltd., India’s leading tyre manufacturer today launched its new range of EnergyDrive tyres specifically designed for four-wheeler EVs. Normally, EVs operate as silent vehicles with high torque, making the tyre noise more evident. The new EnergyDrive tyres feature CALM (CEAT Acoustic Lowering Material) technology. CEAT is using this patented sound absorbing material which reduces noise by filtration and absorption of vibration. CEAT has incorporated EneryDrive tyres with t...

Nissan India achieves exports of one million vehicles

Nissan Motor India has achieved a key milestone of exporting one million Nissan vehicles. Inspired by its philosophy of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’, Nissan has exported vehicles to 108 countries from its Renault-Nissan Automotive India Ltd. plant in Chennai since exports commenced in September 2010. Commenting on the milestone, Frank Torres, President, Nissan India said, “We are proud to celebrate our one millionth Nissan vehicle exported from India to t...

Kia Seltos now offers six airbags as standard

Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, has announced today that its most popular SUV in the Indian market, Kia Seltos, is now the first car in its segment to get six airbags as standard across all variants, offering superior safety to the occupants. Besides the Kia Seltos, six airbags as standard fitment are also offered on the Kia Carens, making Kia India the only mass segment manufacturer offering this important safety feature as standard. The decision to provide si...

Yamaha introduces 2022 Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Edition Line-up

As a part of its strategic brand campaign ‘The Call of the Blue’, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. today introduced an exciting line-up of 2022 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition models. These models include the Supersport YZF-R15M, the Dark Warrior MT-15 V2.0, the Maxi-sports Scooter AEROX 155 and the RayZR 125 Fi Hybrid scooter. The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition model range will be available at all the premium Blue Square outlets in India.  The Monster Energy Yamaha...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India introduces the new limited edition Dio Sports

India’s undisputed leader of scooterization, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India introduces the new Dio SPORTS to be available for a limited period only. Customers can now experience the new edition at their nearest Red Wing dealership or visit www.honda2wheelersindia.com/BookNow for more details. Styled with redesigned attractive camouflage graphics and a sporty red rear suspension, the new Dio SPORTS comes in two new refreshing color schemes - St...

Volvo Car India’s Amit Jain to assume key role in Volvo Cars APeC Region

Volvo Car India today announced that its Director Marketing and PR Mr. Amit Jain will be taking up a regional profile within Volvo Cars. In his new role as Head of Media, Amit would be responsible for handling all digital media advertising across Asia Pacific region except China. Amit will assume the new role and relocate to the company’s regional marketing offices in Malaysia from August 15 onwards.  However, he will continue to support the Volvo Car India marketing...

CEAT launches EnergyRide EV- India’s first tyres for two-wheeler EVs

CEAT Ltd., India’s leading tyre manufacturer launched EnergyRide EV, India’s first EV range of tyres specially designed for electric two-wheelers. The characteristics and performance of the internal combustion engine-powered scooters and electric scooters are vastly different, hence there is a need for a different set of tyres for EV scooters. EnergyRide EV is designed to maximize the performance of the EV scooters and tyres. EV scooters have higher torque as compared to their ...

Polaris launches its flagship model RZR® Pro R Sport in India

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., today announced the launch of its flagship model RZR® Pro R Sport in India. The occasion was made more special with the first delivery of the RZR® Pro R Sport to the prestigious customer - Mr. Teja from Hyderabad. The vehicle was handed over to the proud owner by Polaris Vijayawada dealership head, Mr. Prakash Rao. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lalit Sharma, Country Manager, Polaris I...

Honda India Foundation in association with Government of Haryana inaugurates its first Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) in Karnal

Taking a giant leap in its endeavour to build a collision free society and committing to carbon neutrality, Honda India Foundation (HIF) in association with the Government of Haryana today inaugurated Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) and a Community Park in Karnal, Haryana.  The Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) and Community Park were inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar...

KL EV INDIA Pvt Ltd enters Indian EV market under brand name eRise – Drive Electric

eRise - Drive Electric the automotive arm of KL Group with 50-year legacy in diverse sectors has announced its entry into the Indian markets. eRise manufactures long range, high performance electric two-wheelers built specifically for Indian road conditions. The company intends to launch three low speed electric scooters immediately and two high speed vehicles in the coming 3 months. The company is planning to sell 10,000 vehicles this year. The Made in India, Made for India electric s...

BYD rolls out its All-New e6 across 5 Cities with ORIX India

BYD India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, BYD, has rolled its All-New e6 with ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd across 5 cities, including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. ORIX India, which provides premium car rentals to leading multi-national companies, has signed the largest order for electric vehicle fleet operation with BYD India. ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services is a 100% subsi...

Audi India opens bookings for New Audi Q3

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today commenced online bookings for the new Audi Q3 in India – on the Audi India website (www.audi.in) and the ‘myAudi Connect’ App. The new Audi Q3 will be available in two variants – Premium Plus and Technology and will come loaded with a host segment-first features. The new Audi Q3 can be booked with an initial amount of INR 2,00,000. The first 500 customers will receive lucrative ownership benefits including an Exte...

BMW M4 Competition Coupé ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ launched

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic BMW M GmbH, BMW India has launched an exclusive ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ of the BMW M4 Competition Coupé in India today. BMW India had announced that it will launch 10 exclusive ‘50 Jahre M Editions’ to celebrate the M sub-brand that stands for high-performance adrenaline gushing cars. Available as a completely built-up unit, only a limited number of this special BMW M4 Competition Coupe ‘50 Jahre M Editio...

Audi India installs 100 chargers across 60 cities in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has successfully installed 100 chargers across 60 cities in India – this includes all Audi India dealerships, workshop facilities and select SAVWIPL Group brand dealerships located across strategic highways in the country.  All Audi India dealerships are equipped with a 22kW charger and so far, 16 Audi India dealerships including Audi Ahmedabad, Audi Bengaluru Central, Audi Bhubaneswar, Audi Chennai, Audi Delhi South, Audi Goa, Au...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India starts exporting Volkswagen Virtus

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the India region for the five Volkswagen Group brands – Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini, has today expanded its exports from India to include the India-built Volkswagen Virtus. With this move, the Group marks another significant milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey as the Volkswagen Virtus joins the Volkswagen Taigun, which was the first in a range o...

MG Motor installs AC fast charging points across 15 cities in India

On this World EV Day, MG Motor India has successfully installed 50 AC fast chargers. They were installed at more than 25 residential areas and corporate offices across 15 cities in the country under the MG Charge initiative. The program aims to strengthen the EV charging infrastructure in India by installing residential chargers to create a seamless charging experience for the community. MG holds an unwavering commitment to the future of electric vehicles in the countr...

Audi India launches Audi Q7 Limited edition for festive season

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of a limited edition Audi Q7 to celebrate the upcoming festive season. The new Audi Q7 will be available in the Technology variant and in an exclusive Barrique Brown color, with only 50 units for sale. The Audi Q7 Technology variant is priced at INR 88,08,000 Ex-Showroom. Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “The new Audi Q7 in an exclusive color Barrique Brown stands apart and will truly turn he...

BYD delivers over 450 All-New e6 vehicles across India

BYD India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, BYD, has delivered over 450 premium e6 eMPVs across India. BYD first launched this model in the key cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, and Kochi. The company has further expanded BYD India’s footprint by appointing dealer partners in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Indore, Jaipur, Pune, and Kolkata. Recently, BYD India inaugurated its showrooms across ...

FADA Dealer Satisfaction Study 2022: MG Motor India is amongst the top 3 automotive brands

MG Motor India has retained its position amongst the top 3 automotive brands in India in terms of dealer satisfaction, as per a recent study conducted by the Federation of Automotive Dealers Association (FADA). According to the recent edition of the study, MG scored 792 points with an increment of 14 points from previous year’s score. The carmaker surpassed this year’s average dealer satisfaction score of 719 points by a margin of 73 points.  MG Motor has consistently r...

Bridgestone India introduces Sturdo tyre with up to 29% longer tyre life

Bridgestone India, part of the Bridgestone group, a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility today launched its next-generation tyre Bridgestone Studo for the Passenger Vehicles Segment. The tyre has a special tread compound that extends tyre life by up to 29% and improves ride quality on uneven roads.  Bridgestone Sturdo is available in 27 sizes ranging from 12” to 16” with multiple variants. It is targeted for...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India commences production of Škoda Kushaq LHD

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the India region for the five Volkswagen Group brands – Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini, has announced the Start of Production (SoP) of the Left-hand Drive version of the ŠKODA KUSHAQ. This was the first model to be launched in the country under the Group’s INDIA 2.0 project. The ‘Made in India’ Škoda Kushaq LHD...

MG Motor India introduces doorstep vehicle repair and maintenance with ‘MG Service on Wheels’

MG Motor India introduced ‘MG Service on Wheels’ initiative to provide customers with car repair and maintenance services from the comfort of their homes. This service outreach program reinforces the company’s commitment to providing faster and more efficient service for ease and convenience of its customers. The pilot version of the program has been introduced in Rajkot and the company plans to cover other upcountry markets across India in future. The ‘MG Service o...

Mercedes-Benz rolls out 'Made in India' EQS 580 4MATIC

The country’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today achieved a significant milestone in its India journey, by rolling out the country’s most advanced and sophisticated luxury Electric Vehicle - the EQS 580 4MATIC. India is the first market outside Germany to manufacture the EQS 580 4MATIC. The EQS 580 4MATIC, which becomes India’s longest range EV, is a design and technology marvel and sets new benchmark in the luxury EV segment. The luxury EV’s India rollout rei...

Škoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun achieve a 5-star rating in Global NCAP crash tests

The INDIA 2.0 cars Škoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun from Škoda Auto Volkswagen India have been accredited with Global NCAP ratings of 5 stars, the highest in the segment. With this recognition, the Škoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun have become the first models ever to achieve 5 stars for both adult and child occupant protection.  The Group’s INDIA 2.0 project set out to custom-make cars of European quality stan...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India commences exports of the Škoda Kushaq from India

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the Indian region of the five Volkswagen Group brands – Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini, has announced another significant milestone in its exports program with the start of the shipment of the Made-in-India Škoda Kushaq LHD (left-hand-drive). This is a landmark achievement, as the Kushaq is the first-ever locally-built Škoda model to...

MG Motor India elevates the all-new ZS EV experience, introduces new interior colours in Exclusive variant

MG Motor India today announced the introduction of a brand new interior colour to its all-new ZS EV Exclusive variant. The car will now be available in dual-tone iconic ivory interiors. The company also announced that the bookings of the new ZS EV Excite shall commence from October 3, 2022. The ZS EV Excite offers customers a power-packed electric mobility experience with more than 75 connected features and the largest in-segment 50.3kWh battery with globally certified quality: ASIL-D...

Honda City celebrates 25 glorious years in India

Honda Cars India Ltd, leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 25 successful years of Honda City in India. Honda City started its journey in India in 1998, and now in its fifth-generation avatar, has remained the longest running mainstream model in the Indian automotive history. The Honda City is an extremely strong aspirational brand for achievers and enjoys huge brand loyalty amongst its customers. Synonymous with the brand Honda, t...

Škoda Auto poised to enter Vietnamese market

Škoda Auto continues to advance the company’s internationalisation and is on the cusp of entering the Vietnamese market. In cooperation with its local partner, the Thanh Cong Motor Vietnam (TC Motor), the Czech carmaker will be offering the first European models in the country as early as 2023. The assembly of the made-in-India KUSHAQ and SLAVIA models shipped from Škoda Auto Volkswagen India’s Chakan facility will also start in 2024. The production li...

India Bike Week returns to Goa after 3 years

India Bike Week (IBW) is the mecca for those who eat, sleep and breathe riding in India. Leisure riders across India have been making their way, alone and in packs, to IBW for more than seven years now. Starting with a bang in 2013, at the time featuring 5,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the gathering it is today, IBW's journey is a testament to the passion of thousands of riders across India. India Bike Week in association with PETRONAS Sprinta, will offer an unforgettable experience o...

8th Edition of India Bike Week Gets Bigger, Better and Grander with PETRONAS Sprinta!

Asia’s largest bike festival India Bike Week 2022, in association with PETRONAS Sprinta is all set to offer larger-than-life experiences with this year’s special attractions - 5 different race tracks, Wheelie Training, Biker’s Mart (Indoor & Outdoor Expo), Big Trip sessions, Ladakh Tent, the Club Village, Jameson’s Howling Dog Bar, and others. The 'Ride to IBW' is only the start to an adventurous journey that starts with riding to Goa an...

Stellantis India takes Digital Disruption Route to deliver seamless Omnichannel Customer Experience for Citroën and Jeep

Stellantis India is expanding its seamless customer experience both for Citroën and Jeep, with High-Definition 3D car & accessories configurator, integrated finance & insurance calculator, and an online trade-in facilitator. The brands, through its phygital network, have developed an omnichannel purchase experience for its customers in line with its ‘AnyTime, AnyWhere, AnyDevice, AnyContent’ (ATAWADAC) offering. Roland Bouchara, CEO and Managing Director - ...

TotalEnergies launches its global range of EV Fluids in India

TotalEnergies Marketing India Private Limited (TEMIPL), a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, is launching new EV Fluid ranges in India for electric & hybrid cars and electric bikes. The new product ranges -Quartz EV Fluid for cars and Hi-Perf EV Fluid for bikes - have been developed specifically for drivetrain reducers, e-motors, e-transmissions and batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles. These custom EV fluids are designed with enhanced electrical properties against short circuits a...

Pre-Bookings for All-New Grand Cherokee now open as Jeep India starts production of Global premium SUV

Jeep India announced the start of production of the 5th generation Grand Cherokee at its manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, Pune making it the Brand’s fourth nameplate to be made in India. Already synonymous for its contemporarily styling and unrivalled capability, the most awarded SUV has become the byword for Jeep luxury. With a suite of next-generation Advanced Driving Technologies and signature capability in a luxurious & comfortable interior, the all-new Grand Cherokee ...

Honda Cars India reaches 2 Million Production milestone in India

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today announced that the company has reached the 2 Million-unit milestone in cumulative production of Honda cars in India. The company’s premium sedan, Honda City, formally rolled out of the assembly line at its state of the art manufacturing plant in Tapukara - Rajasthan, making it the 2 Millionth Honda car made in India. The milestone event was attended by senior leadership from Honda&...

Volvo Car India starts delivery of India’s first locally assembled full-electric luxury SUV – XC40 Recharge

Volvo Car India has commenced the delivery of its full electric XC40 Recharge in the country. The first car was delivered today in Gujarat by Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India. Volvo XC40 Recharge is India’s first Locally Assembled Luxury Electric SUV. The company is assembling the cars in their facility based at Bangalore, Karnataka.  “It is indeed a milestone for all of us at Volvo to have the first of the India assembled pure electric XC40 Recharge ...

Hyundai to lead EV Revolution in India with its dedicated BEV Platform E-GMP

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, today announced the introduction of its dedicated BEV Platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) for India. With the introduction of its dedicated BEV platform, the company will take the lead in driving the BEV revolution for Smart Indians. Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be HMI’s first model to be introduced on the E-GMP Platform and bec...

Greaves Electric Mobility Private Limited rolls out Pan-India ‘Ampere Care Camp’ from 14th November 2022

Greaves Electric Mobility Private Limited (GEMPL), the e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has introduced “Ampere Care Camp”, a PAN India initiative offering exciting offers and benefits for its “Ampere” brand customers in after-sales services. The camp will commence from November 14th, 2022, and will extend till November 28th, 2022, covering GEMPL’s service touch points pan India. Customers can take advantage of array of offers & discoun...

Jeep® India launches iconic Grand Cherokee

The Jeep® brand introduced the all-new Grand Cherokee by recreating the iconic moment when the SUV has launched 30 years ago, driving through a glass window at an Auto show in Detroit. Since then, the Grand Cherokee has set an industry benchmark and quickly became synonymous with upscale design and uncompromised capability. Today, the 5th generation of the iconic nameplate continues to build on its legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, with its all-new exterior and interior design, world-c...

Kia delivers 200 EV6s in India till date; More units planned

Kia India, one of the fastest growing carmakers in the country, has delivered 200 units of the Kia EV6 to customers till date. This number is already twice the initially planned 100 units for the entire year. Now, the company is planning to further increase the total allocation of EV6 in 2022 and complete most of the pending deliveries within this year. The EV6 is the first Electric Vehicle by Kia in the country and was launched in June’22, however, the deliveries to customers began ...

Kia India enables sale of aftersales initiatives on its ‘My Kia’ app

Kia India, the fastest-growing carmaker in the country, launched its digitised Omni channel aftersales initiative – Ownership Programs Online Sales. Aimed at offering utmost transparency and flexibility to the customers, the Ownership Programs Online Sales empowers Kia customers to purchase different Service/Ownership Offerings/Programs, such as Extended Warranty, My Convenience, Accessories, and many more from their My Kia app. In addition, the program enables customers to monitor thei...

Mercedes-Benz appoints Lance Bennett as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for India

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India today, announced an organizational change in its Sales & Marketing function effective from 1st February, 2023. Lance Bennett, currently associated as the General Manager and Company Director, Mercedes-Benz New Zealand, responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales Support for Passenger cars, will be appointed as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes- Benz India. Lance succeeds Santosh Iyer who is elevated as the Mana...

Volvo Car India announces price hike on select models

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India today announced an increase in the ex-showroom prices of its select models XC90, XC60 and XC40 Recharge due to rising input cost pressures. Continued disruption of global supply chains leading to higher logistic costs has led to an increase in input costs. The prices of the S90 Petrol Mild-Hybrid, and XC40 Petrol Mild-Hybrid remain unchanged. The select new model-wise ex-showroom prices are as follows: Model Variant...

Castrol and ki Mobility Solutions collaborate to strengthen Indian automotive aftermarket ecosystem

Castrol India Limited (CIL), one of India’s most valued lubricant players and Ki Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (KMS), a leading Indian player in the independent automobile aftermarket business, have announced a collaboration to leverage each other’s strengths and expand the country’s automotive aftermarket ecosystem via ‘myTVS’, KMS’s digitally integrated multi-brand service platform for two and four wheelers. CIL will acquire a 7.09% stake in KMS with a ...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India’s Aurangabad Plant switches to 100% Green Energy

Global auto leader Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad facility has transitioned to 100% ‘green’ energy, well ahead of its 2025 target. With this achievement, Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the Indian region of five Volkswagen Group brands – Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini – has taken another significant step towards fulfilling the Group’s goTOzero mission. The facility...

Hyundai IONIQ 5 - Bookings to open from December 20, 2022

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, today showcased a new dimension of sustainable and intelligent technologies that will be introduced on the soon to be launched Hyundai IONIQ 5. HMIL will open customer bookings for Hyundai IONIQ 5 from December 20, 2022.  Commenting on announcement, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “IONIQ is a brand that we have develo...

Kia India launches Certified Pre-Owned Car Business ‘Kia CPO’

Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, has announced the commencement of its Certified Pre-Owned Car Business ‘Kia CPO’ for customers. With exclusive Kia CPO outlets, the company intends to provide a new age experience to customers, in line with new car buying experience, that will allow them to sell, buy or exchange pre-owned cars, backed by hassle-free ownership transfers and customized finance options. Starting certified pre-owned car bus...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 (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...

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...

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...

Screw it, let's exit

Just when dealers thought that the arrival of the Festive season would bring with it a new hope of revival, washing away their pandemic blues, the news of Harley Davidson Motor Company “discontinuing its sales and manufacturing operations in India” sent shock waves through them. Now, even customers are clueless about their fate, and the road ahead seems rocky as they weigh their options whether to sell, cancel their bookings and/or hunt for alternate service ar...

Will Magnite be a game changer for Nissan?

In what seems to many to be a desperate move to survive in the Indian market, Nissan India, has finally unveiled its B-SUV, the Nissan Magnite. This is the company’s first ever product under the Nissan Next strategy for the Indian market, scheduled to be introduced in the second half of FY 2020-21.  Magnite is expected to drive volumes for the company as Nissan expects this SUV to be a game-changer for them in the Indian market. The company plans to take on new ri...

Festive cheer for PVs in rural markets

Over the last five years, the rural market has witnessed significant reforms enabling the Indian population to move up the value chain and expand income levels. Even the COVID-19 pandemic turned positive for the rural market as considerable young migrant labourers returned to their villages and took up entrepreneurship to setup small tertiary farm businesses, thereby creating new income opportunities for families.  This, combined with relatively low potency of COVID-19 cases and a goo...

Sen and Sensibility

There is little doubt that author Gautam Sen’s new book, THE AUTOMOBILE: An Indian Love Affair, will go on to become the definitive ‘go to’ book for all those who want to satiate their thirst for knowledge about Indian car culture and history. In this interview he discusses all of that and more.  TOS: You have written several award-winning books over the years, and now, your latest book, THE AUTOMOBILE: An Indian Love Affair, brings readers up to ...

Govt’s vehicle scrappage policy promises plenty

Close to two months after Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Vehicle Scrappage policy, the government has now spelt out the broad framework of the policy. Making a suo moto statement in parliament, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH),  Nitin Gadkari, said his ministry would be introducing the Voluntary Vehicle-Fleet Modernization Program or “Vehicle Scrappage Policy”  which is aimed at creating an ecosyste...

VW set to turn the corner in 2021

Volkswagen recently unveiled the new Tiguan and the brand-new Taigun. Who are these new SUVWs being targeted at, how will they be priced, what are the new changes that VW has brought about in its style of functioning, these were some of the questions that we were seeking answers to. Excerpts from the interview with Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, VW India. TOS: Tell us about VW’s Sarvottam 2.0. AG: The whole thinking is that with the product, the customer is not only buying a p...

Coming Soon: Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Motor India recently showcased its upcoming and much-awaited six and seven-seater premium SUV, the Alcazar. According to S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., with the launch of the Alcazar, a vehicle that has been developed based on Indians’ feedback and one which offers state-of-the art modern design, both in terms of interiors and exteriors, “we will create a new demand.” And why not? Afterall, Hyundai Motor India, does know a thing or two about creati...

7th Heaven Comfort

Practicality and comfort are deciding factors in a car buyer’s mind before finalizing a vehicle. An average ‘nuclear’ family in India consists of parents, children and grandparents, making it a plus size family of at least five or six members. Keeping this in mind, a seven-seater vehicle is more of a necessity than a luxury. In 2021, the launch of the Tata Safari led to a domino effect of sorts with a slew of three-row SUVs such as the Hyundai Alcazar, the seven-seater versi...

Will GWM’s backdoor entry affect its competitive edge in India?

Chinese SUV maker, Great Wall Motors (GWM)’s decision to enter the India market via the CKD/CBU route is expected to discount its competitiveness in the Indian market.  According to experts, the GWM Group, unlike other automakers produces around 50% of its parts in-house, and it is this advantage that gives it the edge over competition worldwide in terms of product value, quality and technology offering.  The company has been looking to extend this competitive offering...

Forward Thinking

Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, while addressing the past, the present, and the future, also discusses how cross-consideration isn’t really a big problem for Maruti Suzuki, how ‘fatigue factor’ vis-à-vis a segment does eventually set in, their two price hikes in less than six months, how the trajectory of technological progression depends on the consumers, as well as their design philosophy. Read on… TOS: Wha...

Tech Torque

BMW has launched the latest update for the X1, christened the X1 20i Tech Edition. Priced at INR 43 lakhs (Ex-showroom), the limited edition of the X1 should sell well. The X1 will be ‘Made in India’ at BMW’s plant in Chennai. BMW has also offered the option to book the X1 20i Tech Edition via their official site.  BMW has ensured that the X1 20i Tech Edition continues with BMW’s powerful SAV character. The commanding proportions of the X1 make for a dominating...

Hi-5-Series

BMW has launched the new 5-Series in India with two diesel options and one petrol option respectively. There aren’t any radical changes on the new 5-Series considering this is just a face lift. However, BMW has revised the kidney-grilles on the 5-Series, making the front fascia look more aggressive. Flanking the kidney grilles are newer and slimmer Adaptive LED headlights that complete the charismatic look of the 5-Series. The 5-Series can also be bought with the BMW Laserlight, howe...

‘S’uperlative Class

Since its inception, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, has been at the top of the pecking order. Synonymous with fine taste, the S-Class has always occupied pride of place as “The Luxury Sedan” in eminent celeb garages. Little surprise then that since 1951, Mercedes-Benz has sold over 4 million units of the S-Class worldwide. From the Model 220, 135 years have gone by, and Mercedes-Benz continues to deliver the epitome of luxury. Now, in its 7th generation, the all-new S-Class comes wit...

BULLSEYE

Not one to mince words, Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd., has no qualms about calling a spade a spade. In this interview, he talks to TURN OF SPEED about their hugely successful MQB A0 platform, the need to lower import duties, the group’s readiness to be a global EV leader, and the unfurling of their EV journey in India. Excerpts from the interview… TOS: How are you coping with the semiconductor shortage?...

Why Ford stopped car manufacturing in India

It is interesting to see how the developed world auto brands such as General Motors (GM) and Ford have struggled to make it big in a volume-driven and evolving market such as India. The recent announcement by Ford to wrap up its manufacturing operations in India thereby bringing its current model line up to a grinding halt comes as no surprise. In fact, many saw this coming after the Ford-M&M partnership was called off earlier this year.  A microscopic view on why American brands ...

Zac Hollis means business

Skoda India’s latest car, the Slavia, is poised to shake up the sedan segment in India. During an interaction with Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, recently, he fielded a volley of questions around the Slavia and spoke about their auto business. Excerpts… On Skoda Auto India launching a sedan: You have to consider why segments fall and rise. Partly because of consumer taste, partly because manufacturers create new segments and launch new cars. You only have to ...

"The proof of the pudding is in the driving": Ashish Gupta

Volkswagen India just introduced the Virtus, one of the most awaited sedans in India today. We caught up with Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen India, and he had some rather interesting things to say about the past, the present and the future of Volkswagen cars. Read on… TOS: What have the reactions to your brand-new sedan, the Virtus, been like so far? AG: Reactions are positive. The car is a brilliant package in every sense. I would like to believe that it is the be...

“The next stage from turnaround is transformation”: Rakesh Srivastava

At Nissan India’s event mega event in New Delhi, where the company showcased three of their SUVs, the Qashqai, the Juke, and the X-Trail, we spoke with Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd (NMIPL), about their new products, their India business plans, and how Indians are all set to brace newer technologies. TOS: The vehicles (Qashqai, Juke, and X-Trail) showcased have been around in the international market for quite a while, why the delay in bringin...

Audi Track Day: I’m Levitating

Recently, Audi India, invited us to the Audi Experience Performance Weekends to drive some of their fast cars on the racetrack at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), in Greater Noida, and we haven’t stopped grinning since. The Audi India line up for the event included the RS5 Sportback, RS Q8, S5 Sportback, and the e-tron. Needless to say, we made the most of the opportunity – driving those super exciting Quattro speed machines, on the racetrack, setting new personal speed reco...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

5 reasons why Electric Vehicles are enticing

In today's day and age, Electric Vehicles, (EVs), are the need of the hour. There is a great deal of interest in EVs and it won't be long before the world makes that crucial transition to them. However, it isn't all talk. Several car manufacturers, like MG Motor India, are taking big steps to ensure that they have at least one EV offering in their product portfolio. What is also interesting is that EVs are no longer boring looking vehicles. On the contrary, not only do t...

Race to the Future

It is no secret that electric cars are all the rage, globally. From an upstart EV company becoming the most valuable automotive company in the world to people’s rightful enthusiasm for a cleaner future, electric cars are on the minds of motorists around the world. However, while everyone is talking about EVs, is the picture very different on the streets and are several countries indeed seeing a slower transition? We sit down (virtually, of course), and speak with industry captains, Rama...

Gujarat announces comprehensive EV Policy; aims to become EV hub

Gujarat has become the latest state to announce a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) policy. While automakers across segments have welcomed the move that will see the enabling of faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country, one needs to keep an eye on how these incentives will unfold vis-a-vis higher buyer demand. "In line with its clear policy to encourage EV adoption, the Government has extended the FAME II policy by 2 years. This, coupled with recent changes in incentive s...

Zac Hollis Interview

Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India talks to Rachna Tyagi from TURN OF SPEED about their brand new sedan, the Slavia.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 (2022)

Here's a look at the newly launched 2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 from the outside as well as from the inside. Full review coming up soon. If you like our content, do consider subscribing to our Youtube channel: turnofspeed.    

Roland Bouchara Interview

Roland Bouchard, CEO & Managing Director, Stellantis India, talks to Rachna Tyagi, Editor, TURN OF SPEED about the iconic brand, Jeep, about the relatively new brand in India, Citroen, and discusses not just their product portfolio but also their product offensive.  

Chohee Park, HOD, HIADT, On The New Tucson

Chohee Park, Head of Department Hyundai India Advanced Design Team, talks to @turnofspeed about the All-New #Hyundai #Tucson describing it's interior and exterior #Design. She goes on to speak about the importance of interior design and explains about the role it plays in the designing process of a vehicle because that is where the driver spends a great deal of time.

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Women from different walks of life experience a fun day of off-roading activities with Mahindra Adventure and Autocar India's teams at Mahindra's off-roading academy in Igatpuri, near Mumbai, where they have a blast driving Mahindra's much acclaimed SUVs - The Mahindra Thar and the Mahindra XUV700. #WomenWithDrive #mahindra #autocarindia #mahindrathar #mahindraxuv700 #mahindraadventure #offroad #Turnofspeed #RachnaTyagi #offroading

Nissan: Talking Design with Christophe Lalo

At Nissan's Media event in New Delhi recently, #nissanindia showcased three SUVs that it is considering for India: #nissan #Qashqai, Nissan #Juke, and Nissan X-Trail, which in all probability will be the first one to arrive here. There, we caught up with Christophe Lalo, Project Lead Designer, Nissan Design Europe, who did a walkaround with us and explained the nuances of design on the Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan Juke to us. Watch our walk around video with Auto Designer #ChristopheLalo...

Mercedes Benz EQS 580 4MATIC: Numero Uno

#Rachna #Tyagi, Editor, TURN OF SPEED, gets you the full lowdown on the #mercedesbenz EQS 580 4MATIC EV. This #madeinindia #EV recently rolled out of the Mercedes-Benz #chakan plant in Pune, #india . This EV happens to be Mercedes-Benz's first locally manufactured EV and comes with a range of 857 kms. (ARAI certified). It is the most #aerodynamic production vehicle in the world and can be charged in just 15 minutes at a fast charging station. To learn more about the Mercedes-Benz ...