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

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

TLC for GLC

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

Safe Bet

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

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...

Thar Adventure

Raw, bold and powerful is what the new Mahindra Thar is, and once you get behind its wheel, you will be loath to climb back into your own car, because frankly, few urban cars of today offer the thrill that can match what the Thar is capable of. Yes, the Thar whose legacy harks back to the Willys Jeep, is a different beast altogether. The Thar is a handsome hunk, the type that gets you grinning from ear to ear the moment you set eyes on it. And on one such beautiful morning as it stood tall...

Jeeves and Gloster

MG Motor India has had a good run so far with the Hector, the ZS EV, and the Hector Plus. After giving Indians a taste of their “Internet Inside” SUVs, with the Hector and Hector Plus, as well as their Electric Vehicle, the ZS, MG, is now looking at further strengthening their brand, with the Gloster, which has been lined up for launch in the coming days. The Gloster, a luxury SUV, is in fact, a Level 1 Autonomous Vehicle, which was first showcased at the Auto Expo, in Greater Noi...

Here comes the hotstepper

Royal Enfield motorcycles are known for their laid-back nature with a distinguished exhaust note that ensures heads turn and people take notice. Going by their DNA, they love to cruise in the city or on the highway without being too perturbed by other rev-happy bikes. But the Continental GT 650 Twin, is a different beast altogether. It is an urban bike that loves to rev up. You can ride it hard but more importantly, it is designed for short-distance rides. Royal Enfield has no illusions that ...

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...

Return of the thumper

Calling Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the most anticipated motorcycle of the year wouldn’t be an understatement. Sure, Royal Enfield (RE) has its own set of cult followers, but with the introduction of the 650 twins two years ago, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer proved that not only can they produce state-of-the-art bikes for the global market with an affordable price tag, but that they can also attract and convert non-RE fans into true believers. Based on a brand-new platform and equipp...

Imposing Cruiser

When BMW showcased the R 18 concept at 2019 EICMA in Milan, many wondered if the Bavarian powerhouse is trying to bite more than it can chew because of the shrinking of the traditional cruiser segment globally. However, BMW, is serious about locking horns with Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles, and it expects 50% of the R 18 units to be sold in the US. This BMW’s version of a true-blue cruiser weighs 345kgs, sports the biggest Boxer engine ever made by the German automobile manufac...

Tata Altroz iTurbo is PHAT!

Driving the Altroz iTurbo, the latest offering from Tata Motors, to mark one year of the Altroz, revealed two things: A) This car is PHAT (Pretty Hot and Tempting), and B) There is a sea change happening at Tata Motors in the way they’re now engineering and designing their cars which only augurs well for customers. So, rivals, (read Hyundai i20 and VW Polo TSI) watch out! There’s some serious competition headed your way! Based on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) arc...

Tata Safari: The Second Coming

Tata Motors’ Safari, when launched in 1998, went on to take India by storm (and later by Storme), quite literally. Back then, it was the macho SUV that everybody wanted to own. It had the ‘go anywhere, do anything’ vibe and most people did take it places. Now, Tata Motors has brought us the Safari in a new avatar that has been built on the OMEGARC (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture), derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform, which follows their I...

Renault Kiger: New kid on the block

After delivering a slew of successful products in the Indian market such as the Kwid, the Duster and the Triber, French auto manufacturer, Renault, has now introduced their compact SUV, the Kiger. (Pronounced like tiger). The Kiger, a global car, designed by the French as well as the Indian design teams is manufactured in India. It will be sold in the Indian market first, before being exported to other markets eventually. Available in four variants, it is priced rather attractively too, with ...

Mile Muncher

That the Tata Harrier is a very good-looking SUV is well-known. Besides road presence, a great build quality and roomy interiors, it now, gets an automatic transmission that makes it even more desirable. It goes up against the Mahindra XUV 500, Kia Seltos, Jeep Compass, the Hyundai Creta and the MG Hector. So, should you buy one? Read on to find out. The Tata Harrier Automatic is a full-blown SUV with all the goodies that you’d expect from any car manufacturer that had its mind s...

Swift and Sure

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL’s) much-loved Swift, introduced in India, in 2005, has gone on to sell over a whopping 2.4 million units so far. Now, in its third generation, the Swift 2021, has received a facelift which is more than just a nip and tuck job. We took this hatch, also popularly known as a “true driver’s car” for a spin, and came away impressed with it, yet again. They say, you can’t go wrong with the Swift. We couldn’t agree more. You ma...

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 ...

On the right track

Recently, at Mahindra’s Chakan plant, on their vehicle test track, we got a taste of what the new Bolero Neo, feels like. Is the new Bolero Neo, poised for great success? Read on to find out.  Though the new Rocky Beige colour, may not photograph well, rest assured, up close, it is quite an attractive one. In fact, one, that is bound to be a huge hit with buyers and not just because of that outdoorsy touch, but also because it manages to strike a great balance of being neither t...

Track-day with Mahindra XUV700

A visit to MRV (Mahindra Research Valley) and to the brand new MSPT (Mahindra SUV Proving Track), in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram district, is enough to give you a glimpse into the future of all things Automotive at Mahindra. While MRV (125 acres inside Mahindra City) has been built with an investment of INR 6.5 billion and has around 3,500 engineers working tirelessly on R&D in 32 laboratories, developing new vehicles for the Mahindra Group, the newly inaugurated MSPT (Mahindra SUV Pro...

A motorcycle for all seasons

Last few years has seen an upswing in Adventure motorcycles, especially since the entry of the mid-size segment contenders, making them more affordable for many buyers. Honda is known for being extremely meticulous. The Japanese manufacturer waited, watched, analyzed and finally decided to enter the 500cc market in India. It has been present in this segment for a long time overseas, but what’s interesting to note is that they have decided to enter this class in India with an ADV, t...

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...

Knockout Punch!

What’s not to like about Tata Punch? Built on Tata Motors’ ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Architecture) combined with its bold design language, thanks to IMPACT 2.0 design, this latest offering from Tata’s stables is all set to punch the lights out of rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. Don’t believe us? Wait and watch. You’ll agree that the Punch is a good-looking micro-SUV. The family resemblance is the first thing you will ...

Yamaha FZ-X: Quirky yet Practical

The FZ lineup is Yamaha's most successful range in India and to give it a bit more versatility, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer decided to introduce the FZ-X. It offers the commuter segment an urban retro motorcycle with rugged looks and well-known Japanese reliability. The idea behind this motorcycle came into being when Yamaha launched a more premium and performance-oriented retro crossover, the XSR 155 in Thailand in 2019 and since then many were hoping it would grace our ...

Mercedes-Benz A200 – Willkommen im Klub

It is well-known that car manufacturers, especially luxury car manufacturers, pay extra special attention to their entry-level models because in a way it is a gateway to their brands and there are so many buyers out there who are on the fence about whether they should take that leap of faith and join the club. Afterall, it is a fiercely competitive market these days and the Germans have to constantly ensure that they offer something that is extremely enticing for buyers out there who are buyi...

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 ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d 4MATIC AMG - A Sensible Choice

Let’s admit it – driving a Mercedes-Benz AMG is always a Yabadabadoo moment for most of us – and so, when we got the keys to a shiny new Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d 4MATIC AMG, inevitably a little madness ensued. No, we didn’t do a little birdie dance around the GLA, instead, we just sped off and as soon as we were on the highway with other cars seeming like little flying saucers in our ORVMs, we managed a little wiggly dance – with the GLA – merely an attempt a...

Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Neighbour’s Envy, Owner’s Pride

The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno, has arrived and there are few who will dispute the fact that its good looks have gotten even better. You may remember that the Baleno, ever since it was introduced back in 2015, in the premium hatchback segment, has been a gamechanger of sorts for the automaker. Not only did the Baleno, help introduce the Nexa brand, but it also helped establish it in India. Today, the Baleno, which sells in 102 countries worldwide, has sold over a million units (In just six year...

Tata Altroz DCA: Should you buy it?

The Altroz by Tata Motors, formerly known as the 45X concept, built on the ALFA (Agile, Light, Flexible, Advanced) Architecture and named after the seabird – the Albatross – (famous for its long flights and gliding movements) needs no introduction. From the time of its launch, the feature packed Tata Altroz hasn’t ceased to amaze, and with newer variants being added, it just seems to keep getting better for the buyers out there. We drove the Altroz’s brand new DCA (Dua...

Maruti Suzuki XL6: The Perfect Package

Maruti Suzuki’s latest offering, the All-New XL6, which takes on the Toyota Innova Crysta, the Kia Carens and the Hyundai Alcazar gets not just a bold design, but now is also big on comfort and comes with a lot of Tech onboard. To put it succinctly, the XL6, invites you to soak in and indulge yourself while pampering you with a host of ergonomically designed and easy-to-use features amidst oodles of space. We drove the XL6 in Bangalore recently and came away mighty impressed with t...

Jeep Meridian: A True Blue SUV

Recently, in Chandigarh, we were blessed with an SUV that kept us really cool inside as we negotiated corners and tackled rugged terrain in the scorching heat, with the sun doing everything in its power to scald our skin completely. However, we were behind the wheel of Jeep’s brand-new Meridian, and frankly, it had almost instantly put us in quite the “Rising mercury be damned” mood. Needless to say, we were completely blown away with the performance of their latest offering...

Volkswagen Virtus: The Heartthrob of 2022

The Volkswagen Virtus has ranked pretty high up on our list of #MustDriveCars2022, and let’s just say that when we drove it recently, it exceeded expectations by ticking all the boxes when it came to Design, Connectivity, Comfort, Performance, and Safety. Here’s what we think of it… That the Volkswagen Virtus set our pulse racing during its global unveil, earlier in March this year, is no exaggeration! Not only was it stunning to look at, but the fact that both its Dynam...

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

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

Mercedes-Benz's new GLC arrives with MBUX

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

BMW launches Smart Repair service

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

Yamaha enters the 125cc scooter segment

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

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

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

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

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

Design sketches provide first exterior impressions of the SKODA VISION IN

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

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

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

BMW Group India delivers 9,641 cars in CY 2019

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

1,000 Mahindra Electric Vehicles power Lithium Urban Technologies fleet

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

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

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

Bookings open for Tata Motors BS-VI Passenger Vehicles range

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

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

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

Get ready for Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020

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

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

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

New Himalayan from Royal Enfield arrives

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

KTM bookings commence for the 390 Adventure

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

Mercedes-Benz all set to enthrall at Auto Expo 2020

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

Highest 5-Star rating for Mahindra XUV300 from Global NCAP

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

Hyundai Aura launched

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maruti Suzuki commences exports of S-PRESSO

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

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

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

Triumph and Bajaj come together to form a new alliance

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

Stylish and Sporty Ciaz S by Maruti Suzuki NEXA is here

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

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

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

Maruti Suzuki Alto BS6 in S-CNG launched

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

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

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

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV at INR 13.99 Lakhs

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

MG Motor India unveils the future of mobility with Marvel X

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suzuki Jimny showcased at Auto Expo 2020

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

New MINI Clubman Indian Summer Red Edition launched in India

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

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

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

Great Wall Motor expands global footprint coinciding with India debut

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

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

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

Maruti Suzuki launches the All New Ignis

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

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

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

Maxxis Tyres announces OEM partnership in 2020 with Yamaha

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

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

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

Ampere Electric Vehicles accelerates its presence in India

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

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

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

Bookings open for Husqvarna Motorcycles

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

TVS Motor Company inaugurates its flagship showroom in El Salvador

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

Renault India celebrates International Women’s Day

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

Hyundai Motor unveils Concept EV - Prophecy

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

Mercedes-Benz launches the stylish and dynamic GLC Coupé

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

New BMW X1 launched

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

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

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

Hyundai salutes women through Power Women Camp

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

Bajaj Auto launches Dominar 250

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

Maruti Suzuki calls for entries from startups for its MAIL cohort

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

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches Leadership Edition of Innova Crysta

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

Kia Motors India temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant

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

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

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

Kia Motors Corporation appoints Ho-sung Song as President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kia Motors India pledges INR 2 crores to fight Coronavirus

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

Maxxis Tyres partners with Yamaha for a strategic retail partnership

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

Porsche Taycan drives home a double victory at WCOTY 2020

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

TVS Motor Company acquires Norton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz India launches ‘Merc from Home’ campaign

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Ashok Leyland Engineers shift gears to make Covid-19 Ventilators

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz India restarts operations from today

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

Isuzu Motors India to recommence production from its SriCity Plant

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

BMW Group India resumes local production at Chennai plant

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

Mahindra reimagines automotive retail through 'Own-Online'

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

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

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

BMW 8 Series' two new iconic avatars now in India

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

Bridgestone India resumes operations

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

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

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

MG Motor India selects Voxomos Conversational AI platform for innovation grant

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

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

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

Ashok Leyland announces resumption of plant operations

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

Tata Motors restarts operations at select plants and dealerships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renault opens bookings for Triber EASY-R AMT

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

Tata Motors introduces “Keys to Safety”

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

Hyundai Motor showcases miniature model of Smart Mobility Ecosystem

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

Mahindra introduces innovative finance schemes for its customers

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

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

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

All-New 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is here

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

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

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

BattRE Launches an Affordable Connected Scooter - BattRE gps:ie

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

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

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

Hyundai opens showrooms & workshops: Driving industrial wheels towards progress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GWM announces Senior Leadership for its Indian subsidiary

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

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

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

Suzuki Motorcycle India introduces ‘Suzuki at your Doorstep’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maxxis India resumes partial production at Sanand plant

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

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

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

Mahindra launches customised vehicle ownership schemes for Covid caretakers

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

All-new BMW X6 launched in India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sell your luxury car in 29 Minutes with Big Boy Toyz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces availability of Yaris on Government e Marketplace

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

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

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

Gemopai launches India's first 'Social Distancing Scooter'

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

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

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

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

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

Personalize and style your look with original Ducati Scrambler accessories

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

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

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

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

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

Tata Motors introduces Fleet Edge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyundai launches the new Tucson through ‘The Next Dimension’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rolls-Royce releases interactive game inspired by Wraith Kryptos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nissan decodes the design elements of 'Nissan Magnite concept'

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

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches sporty new Fortuner TRD Limited Edition

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

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

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

Rolls-Royce reveals significant engineering advances developed for new Ghost

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

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

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

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

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

TOYOTA GAZOO racing comes to India to enthrall motorsports enthusiasts

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

Audi India introduces one App for ‘All Things Audi’

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

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

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

KIA reveals new design for fastback Stinger

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

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

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

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

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

Honda Amaze crosses 4 Lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

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

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

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

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

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

Audi India announces #ReadyToDrive Service Campaign

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

Mahindra unveils the All-New Thar

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

MG Motor India partners with Zoomcar for vehicle subscriptions

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

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

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

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ducati launches the all new Panigale V2 in India

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

Tata Motors’ SOUL introduces ‘Connect with SOUL’

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

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

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

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

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

Best-in-class performance for the new Panamera

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

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Series B investment from TVS Motor Company

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

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new blue colour edition of Burgman Street

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

Royal Enfield announces local assembly unit in Argentina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ducati launches all new Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro in India

Luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati today announced the launch of the all-new Scrambler 1100 Pro and the 1100 Sport Pro, priced at INR 11.95 lacs and INR 13.74 lacs respectively (Ex-Showroom Pan India). Born from the spirit of iconic style and sense of freedom – the new Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro further enriches and completes the Scrambler ‘Land of Joy’. Created for those who love to ride motorcycles even outside the city, perhaps also with a passenger, these new ...

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...

KTM launches new colors in RC series

KTM, World’s No.1 & India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, has rolled out exciting new color options in the SuperSport range. The range comprising of KTM RC 390, KTM RC 200 & KTM RC 125 gets new looks with Metallic Silver, Electronic Orange and Dark Galvano respectively. The new color options are launched in addition to the BS6 KTM range launched earlier in Feb 2020. The RC series has been successful in offering pure performance for the streets with uncompromisi...

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...

Mahindra launches all-new Thar at attractive prices

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today launched the All-New Thar, the most eagerly awaited, legendary SUV, on the very day that the Mahindra Group celebrates its 75th anniversary. In its all-new avatar the Thar will be available in two trims, namely AX & LX, with prices starting at ₹ 9.80 Lakh for AX series and ₹ 12.49 Lakh for LX series (Ex-showroom Price, All India).* Within the All-New Thar’s classic silho...

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...

Ducati starts production of world's first motorcycle with front and rear radar technology: the new Multistrada V4

Production of the Multistrada V4 has begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale: the first motorcycle to use front and rear radar technology. The Multistrada V4 marks an epochal turning point for the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer and will be officially presented on 4 November. For the fourth generation of the Multistrada, Ducati has developed a new, light and compact V4 engine, designed to meet the needs required for "adventouring" use without neglecting emotion and sp...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor joins hands with Myles to ramp up its subscription service

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced a tie-up with Myles Automotive Technologies Pvt Ltd to expand its car subscription service for individual customers in Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore. TKM offers a white-board subscription program in India through a newly launched vertical, Toyota’s Mobility Service (TMS) that will spearhead all mobility initiatives in India. With the collaboration with Myles, TKM also announced steps to provide more convenience to customers with the intr...

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...

Mercedes-Benz's EQC heralds a new era of e-mobility and ‘sustainable luxury’ in the Indian automotive landscape

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today started the new era of future mobility in the luxury segment with the launch of Mercedes-Benz EQC. The launch of the EQC represents Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to the automotive industry’s journey towards a sustainable future and signifies a major milestone towards Mercedes-Benz’s Ambition 2039 which aims to achieve climate-neutral mobility. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first product under...

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 ...

Mahindra introduces a new range of Accessories & Merchandise for the All-New Thar

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, today, Introduced an all-new range of accessories and merchandise for the All-New Thar. It has been put together keeping in mind the sporty and adventurous lifestyle of Thar owners and fans.  The line-up includes: ·         Exterior embellishments that dial-up the All-New Thar’s timeless design ·         Interior add-ons that give the ca...

Mahindra introduces Android Auto, Apple CarPlay in the top-end variants of the Scorpio

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, has introduced new features of Android Auto and Car Play in the top-end variants of its popular SUV Scorpio. The tech upgrade ushers it into the modern era of connected motoring & is a great value addition. It will also create a safer & more convenient driving experience for customers. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay helps organise key information from the d...

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...

Ampere Electric partners with EV mobility start-up eBikeGO for Performance Electric Scooters

In yet another sequence of bagging orders for B2B last mile mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., today announced business partnership with eBikeGO, India’s leading electric vehicle subscription platform. Redefining the future of last mile deliveries, there has been considerable rise in demand for home deliveries & this partnership perfectly suits last mile logistics delivery support required by e-commerce players. With this...

V4 Granturismo: Engine for the next generation of Ducati Multistrada

A new era begins in Borgo Panigale as Ducati presents to the public the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on Wednesday 4 November. An extremely compact, lightweight, high-performance, torque-rich engine designed to meet the needs required in “adventouring” use without neglecting emotion and sportiness. Built with latest-generation technology as well as first-in-class materials a...

Royal Enfield launches ‘Make-It-Yours’ - A unique motorcycle personalization initiative

Royal Enfield motorcycles are known for their old-school, simple design that makes them the ideal canvas for customization. For decades, riding enthusiasts have personalized and customized Royal Enfield motorcycles as a means of self-expression and to ‘make it their own’. Taking this journey ahead, Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250cc - 750cc), today announced the roll-out of a first-of-its-kind motorcycle personalization servic...

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...

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...

Mahindra’s all-new Thar crosses 15,000 bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), today announced that its legendary SUV, the All-New Thar has now crossed 15,000 bookings, since its launch on October 2, 2020. Today 57% of all buyers of the All-New Thar are first time car buyers and a significantly large share of all bookings are for the Automatic variants. Commenting on the booking milestone, Veejay Nakra, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We&nb...

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...

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...

Hero Electric’s Nyx-HX powers Zypp Electric’s last mile delivery solutions

India's Largest Electric two-wheeler company, Hero Electric today announced its partnership with Gurgaon-based Electric mobility start-up Zypp Electric (Formerly Mobycy), to transform the last mile deliveries from petrol to electric with their expertise in EV technology and tech-enabled operations. Part of a larger association, an initial order of 1000 customised Nyx-HX, Zypp Electric will look at catering to its major business consumer base across major cities in India. Hero Electric&...

Jaguar's first All-Electric Performance SUV the I-PACE's bookings now open

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has opened bookings of its all-electric Performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE. The vehicle is fitted with the state-of-the-art 90 kWh Lithium-ion battery that delivers 400 PS from its two electric motors. The 90 kWh Lithium-ion battery comes with an 8 years or 160 000 km warranty. Additionally, I-PACE customers will benefit from complimentary 5 years service package, 5 years Jaguar Roadside Assistance as well as a 7.4 kW AC wall mounted charger. D...

TVS Motor Company launches new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with first-in-segment features

TVS Motor Company, introduced its new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (dual-channel ABS) motorcycle with innovative segment-first features, today. The motorcycle stands tall to its promise of delivering cutting edge technology, using years of racing experience and pedigree, to celebrate the brand’s 4 million global sales milestone. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Meghashyam Dighole, Head - (Marketing) Premium Motorcycles, TVS Motor Company said, “The Apache series has been a...

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...

Tata Motors rolls out the 1,50,000th Nexon - India's 1st GNCAP 5 Star Rated Car

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today celebrated the rollout of the 1,50,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Tata Nexon achieved the 1st 50,000 milestone on Sept’18, followed by the 1,00,000 on Sept'19. Since its launch in 2017, the Nexon has been the flagbearer of Tata Motors’ commitment to road safety. As the first car in India to receive a full 5-star adult safety rating by Global NCAP, an internationally renowned safety accreditation b...

Royal Enfield's latest cruiser - Meteor 350 - arrives

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250cc-750cc), today announced the launch of its all-new Easy Cruiser, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The new Meteor 350 adds another chapter to Royal Enfield’s legacy of producing cruisers loved by their riders. Beginning in the 1990s with the Citybike then the Lightning, India’s first highway cruiser, Royal Enfield followed-up in 2002 with the first generation of the all-conquering Thunderbird. Subsequent...

Tata Motors introduces Harrier CAMO edition of its flagship SUV

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today announced the launch of the CAMO, a special edition of Harrier- its flagship SUV, this festive season at a starting price of INR. 16.50 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The Harrier CAMO edition is the ultimate personification of the SUV, unifying all product aspects into a single, high-presence design. The all new CAMO Green is created to stand out while blending in while the Steel Grey reflects the inner strength of the OMEGARC on which...

Mahindra begins mega delivery with 500 All-New Thars across India

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, is conducting mega delivery of 500 All-New Thars across the country, between November 7 and November 8, 2020. This marks the onset of auspicious Diwali festivities, as the mega delivery receives overwhelming response from across all regions. The deliveries are based on the sequence of bookings received for the variants that are available.  According to Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automoti...

Tata Motors launches the XM variant of the Altroz

Tata Motors, India’s leading auto brand, today announced the launch of the XM variant of its premium hatchback – the Tata Altroz. The XM variant comes with a host of exciting features such as the 17.78cm touchscreen infotainment with Apple Car Play & Android Auto connectivity that provides a seamless driving experience. The steering mounted controls, voice alerts, voice command recognition, R16 wheels with stylized wheel covers, remote foldable key all contribute to provide ...

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 ...

Nissan to launch the all-new Nissan Magnite in India

Nissan will reveal the price of the All-new Nissan Magnite on its launch in India on December 2, 2020. The Big, Bold, Beautiful SUV is Engineered in Japan, Inspired by India. Customers will now get to experience the all- new Nissan Magnite and book it across all the Nissan showrooms in India. “The upcoming launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite is a symbol of Nissan’s commitment to the Indian market for the discerning customers. The “Carismatic” SUV will come at a spe...

KTM lifts the covers off the all-new KTM 250 Adventure

KTM, the world’s No. 1 & India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, announced the launch of the most awaited KTM 250 Adventure today. Bookings commence at KTM showrooms across the country for the KTM 250 Adventure, priced at Rs. 2,48,256 (Ex-showroom Delhi).   KTM 250 Adventure is launched with the mission of expanding the emerging and rapidly growing segment of adventure motorcycles in India. Its elder sibling, the KTM 390 Adventure captured the imagi...

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, ...

Triumph Motorcycles opens pre-bookings for Trident 660 across all its dealerships

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles has started taking pre- bookings for its upcoming roadster motorcycle – the Trident 660. Based on the revered Triumph Triple cylinder engine tech, the Trident is one of the most anticipated motorcycles from the marquee, and will be the newest addition to the roadster line-up in India, which already has the Street Triple RS and the Street Triple R. The pre-bookings for the Trident 660 are open across all Triumph India d...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches new Innova Crysta

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of the new Innova Crysta presenting a bold design and practicality of an MPV  elevating its unique personality. The new Innova Crysta is loaded with a host of unmatched features and a savvy new connected infotainment system. The new Innova Crysta gets a cooler & tougher exterior with features such as a new trapezoidal piano black grille with chrome ornamentation that smoothly merges into the headlamps, a sharper front bumper ...

Porsche Taycan drifts into the Guinness World Records™ book

The Porsche Taycan has entered the Guinness World Records™ for the longest drift with an electric vehicle. The scene of the world record was the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) Hockenheimring. Porsche instructor Dennis Retera did 210 laps on the 200 metre-long drift circle without the front wheels ever pointing in the same direction as the curve: after 55 minutes the sideways expert had covered a total of 42.171 kilometres. By completing this marathon distance, Retera secured the world ...

Rolls-Royce lights up Black Badge family with ‘Neon Nights’ paint trilogy

Neon Nights is a vibrant trilogy of Rolls-Royce Black Badges, whose inspiration come from nature. The newly developed Bespoke paint is applied to the Balck Badge variants of Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan - the darker and edgier 'enfants terribles' of the Rolls-Royce family. Taking cues from the natural world, including an Australian green tree frog, a Hawaaian tree flower and an exotic butterfly, these limited hues show Black Badge bolder in colour, appealing to patrons around the world w...

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata dazzles

Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events. Greater power. The car’s name includes the word “Modificata”, which in Ferrari jargon means designs that have been ...

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...

Tata Nexon EV crosses 2000 sales milestone

India’s most preferred electric car, the Tata Nexon EV, has surpassed the 2000 sales milestone. In over 10 months, since launch, the sales of the Nexon EV reached 2200 units as of November 2020, indicating the rapid demand for the EVs in the personal car segment. After rolling out its 1000th Nexon EV in August this year, the car clocked in another 1000 sales units in a record time of 3 months (Sept-Nov 2020). With its compelling value-proposition, Nexon EV has emerged as the best-sellin...

Ampere Electric appoints Thiruppathy Srinivasan as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Manufacturing

Ampere Electric, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd. has announced that Thiruppathy Srinivasan will be joining as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of Manufacturing, with immediate effect. Prior to joining Ampere, he was working with Ather Energy. His expertise lies in technology & organizational strategy, product development and manufacturing operations to enable efficiency in businesses. He is an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Stat...

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...

KTM launches All-New MY21 KTM 125 DUKE

KTM, The World’s No.1 & India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, announced the launch of the all new MY21 KTM 125 DUKE, with the promise of delivering maximum riding fun that punches way above its displacement. Available now at KTM dealers across India, this all-new machine has received multiple enhancements for 2021 to keep the KTM 125 DUKE at the top of its game.  Instantly noticeable and impossible to ignore is the KTM 125 DUKE’s distinctive new styli...

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...

Triumph Motorcycles launches new, improved customization feature for its buyers

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles India has launched a new, improved customization feature on its website www.triumphmotorcycles.in. The new feature will allow Triumph buyers to customize their motorcycles will a host of accessories available.  Triumph India has 16 motorcycles in its portfolio ranging from Modern Classics to Adventure motorcycles, including the iconic Rocket 3R and the recently launched Rocket 3GT. All motorcycles offered by Triumph in Indi...

Okinawa discontinues lead-acid battery pack based e-scooters

Okinawa, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on 'Make in India' has discontinued its lead-acid products. The brand has stopped the manufacturing of the lead-acid variants and will be focusing on the lithium-ion versions only. The startup began its journey with the lead-acid scooter Okinawa Ridge and launched 4 lead -acid scooters in the span of 03 years. Gradually, the brand introduced the lithium-ion detachable battery-equipped e-scooter versio...

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. ...

Project Dakar: Q Motorsport becomes Audi factory team

Audi will compete in the Dakar Rally for the first time with an innovative prototype in 2022. The race in the world’s toughest cross-country rally will be carried out in cooperation with the newly-founded Q Motorsport GmbH based in Trebur (Germany). “By cooperating with Q Motorsport, we are sticking to our philosophy that has proven itself at Audi over many years,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH and responsible for motorsport at Audi. “The...

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...

Porsche aims to fight for overall victories with an LMDh prototype

The Executive Board at Porsche AG has given the green light to the development of an LMDh prototype. After a lengthy evaluation phase, Porsche Motorsport received the order to build a vehicle based on future regulations. From 2023, the LMDh cars will make up a new top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Both championships are hugely significant for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. Porsche very much welcomed ...

Studds Launches The Thunder D6 Décor Helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, STUDDS Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched the Thunder D6 Décor Helmet.  Thunder D6 Decor is an aerodynamic designed full-face helmet with mirror visor and product features like higher impact outer shell and UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, dynamic ventilation system wit...

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...

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 ...

Studds launches Cub D4 Décor helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched the Cub D4 Décor Helmet.  Cub D4 Decor is a higher impact open face helmet with UV resistant paint and other product features like regulated density EPS, hypoallergenic liner, replaceable liner and quick release chin strap. The outer...

KTM conducts first ever Adventure Day in Pune

KTM, the world’s #1 and India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, conducted the first KTM Adventure Day at Pune on 20th December 2020.   KTM Adventure Day is aimed at impacting crucial trail riding & off-roading skills to the owners of the KTM Adventure range. The closed-circuit program is specially designed under the guidance of KTM International Athletes and is anchored by KTM’s Master Trainers. The participants were awarded wit...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor introduces ‘Adarshmann'

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled ‘Adarshmann’, a novel cartoon strip whose protagonist is based on the leading Bollywood star, youth icon and Toyota Urban Cruiser brand ambassador, Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana. The cartoon series to be released on TKM’s social channels feature Ayushmann as a character who talks about the message of #Respect. In the series, Mr. Ayushmann’s character together with #UrbanCruiser help people find the right way to earn #Respect.&nbs...

All-new Nissan Magnite will continue to be available at introductory prices!

The all-new Nissan Magnite will continue to be available across all Nissan India dealerships and on its website, https://book.nissan.in/, at the special introductory prices on most of the variants till further notice.  Nissan Magnite, with over 32,800 bookings and 1,80,000 enquiries since its launch a month ago on December 2, 2020, has had an overwhelming customer response having ignited consumer interest across  buyer s...

Mercedes-Benz India launches S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ featuring the latest ‘Mercedes me connect’ technology

India’s largest luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz today launched the 2021 Mercedes me connect, the latest version of its Mercedes me connect (Mmc) technology, integrated with home automation and voice assistance. The company introduced this latest Mmc in an updated version of its flagship product, the S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’. The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ features a host of enrichments that reinforces its status as the benchmark among all lu...

Tata Motors brings back its iconic brand - ‘Tata Safari in a new avatar'

Commencing the New Year with a bang, Tata Motors today announced that it is bringing back its iconic brand ‘Safari’ with its forthcoming flagship SUV, (codenamed as the Gravitas).  Tata Safari introduced India to the SUV lifestyle, and glamourized the segment in India for other players to follow.  For over two decades, Safari has represented prestige and performance, and in its new avatar, the Safari will carry forward this rich idea and its strong legacy. Announci...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor ushers in the New Year with new Fortuner and Legender

In line with Toyota’s philosophy of making “Ever- Better Cars”, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched the new Toyota Fortuner and exclusive new Legender. The Fortuner has been an aspirational SUV for more than a decade now and continues to dominate the segment with over 53% segment share, even today. The new Fortuner is available in 2.8 L Diesel Engine with 6-Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Intelligent Manual Transmission options and 2.7 L ...

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...

MG launches All-New Hector 2021 at INR 12.89 Lakhs

MG Motor India has launched the all-new HECTOR 2021 range starting at Rs. 12.89 lakhs. HECTOR 2021 is now more evolved as it comes loaded with several first-in-segment features, dual-tone exteriors and interiors, and a plethora of options to choose from. India’s first internet SUV now has an overpowering look with an all-new Bold Thermopressed Front Chrome Grille, luxurious Champagne and Black Dual-Tone themed interior, 18-inch Stylish Dual-Tone Alloys, ...

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. ...

Mahindra announces price increase for its Personal and Commercial range of vehicles from January 8, 2021

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that effective January 8, 2021, the prices of its range of Personal and Commercial vehicles will increase by around 1.9%, resulting in an increase of Rs 4,500 - Rs 40,000, depending on the model and variant. In the case of All New Thar, the current price increase will be effective for all bookings done between December 1, 2020 and January 7, 2021. All fresh bookings fo...

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...

Tata Motors unveils the Tata Altroz iTurbo on the brand’s 1st Anniversary

Celebrating first anniversary of its premium hatchback, the Altroz, Tata Motors today unveiled the new Altroz iTurbo.  Ready to create another benchmark with new gizmos and the new engine addition, the new Altroz iTurbo will be powered by new 1.2L Petrol iTurbo engine and a new top of the line XZ trim which will flaunt all the new and exceptional features. To further enhance the design elements, the Altroz in its 2021 avatar will also sport the new Black and light Grey interiors accentu...

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...

Tata Motors commences production of new Safari

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today formally unveiled the new avatar of the iconic Tata Safari, which is a potent combination of power and elegant sophistication. In a flag-off ceremony held today, the first Safari in its full glory rolled out of the line from the plant in Pune. While the Safari makes its way to the showrooms, leveraging the power of digital, Tata Motors has also launched the Tata Safari Imaginator suite, power packed with interactive features using Aug...

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...

Mercedes-Benz launches the 2021 GLC with latest Mercedes me connect technology

India’s leading luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today, launched the 2021 GLC with the game changing ‘Mercedes me connect’ technology along with a host of additional feature enrichment. The fully loaded 2021 GLC now offers more comfort and driving assistance to the customers than ever before, and sets a higher benchmark in the segment in terms of workmanship in the interiors and an advanced multimedia and assistance systems. These feature enhanc...

Tata Motors increases passenger vehicle prices

Tata Motors, India’s leading vehicle manufacturer, has announced that it will hike prices of its passenger vehicle range, effective today. Rising input costs and material costs of steel, precious metals and semi-conductors have compelled the company to pass on a part of the cost to customers. Tata Motors has marginally increased prices from 0 to INR 26,000, depending on the variant. Continuing its commitment towards customers, the Company will also offer protection from the...

Tata Motors launches the Altroz i-Turbo with iRA

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today announced the launch of the i-Turbo variant along with iRA-connected car technology for its premium hatchback, Altroz. iRA comes with 27 connected car features along with natural voice tech, through which the car understands commands not only in English or Hindi, but also in Hinglish. Additionally, it is India’s first hatchback to introduce What3Words technology - a precise & unique tool that makes navigation ...

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...

KTM launches Adventure Trails in 10 cities

KTM, the world’s #1 and India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, launched and conducted the KTM Adventure Trails across multiple cities.  KTM Adventure Trails are aimed at introducing the owners to adventure biking by taking them on single-day rides exploring exciting trails. These nature trails have been carefully selected and curated by KTM Experts to provide a wholesome riding experience and to impart basic riding techniques&n...

Tata Motors unveils All New Safari

The new Safari builds further on the legacy of prestige and outstanding performance by combining Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language with the proven capability of OMEGARC, an architecture derived from the renowned D8 platform from Land Rover.  It will take the legacy of Safari forward by building on its pedigree - dominating SUV stance, spacious, comfortable & plush interiors, spirited performance and robust built.  The new Safari, available in 6 and 7 ...

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...

Tata Nexon EV celebrates 1st Anniversary of successfully driving eMobility revolution in India

Tata Motors today announced the first anniversary celebrations of its popular electric SUV, the Tata Nexon EV. Since its launch a year ago, the Nexon EV has consistently grown in popularity to become India’s highest-selling electric vehicle, commanding a market share of 64% (YTD FY21). Much admired for its design, zero emission technology, accessibility, performance, connected features and above all, really low operating costs, close to 3000 families are currently enjoying the...

Celebrating 70: Jaguar C-Type joins Classic Continuation Family

Jaguar Classic is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legendary C-type sports racer by creating a strictly limited production run of new C-type Continuation cars, which will be hand built at Jaguar’s world-class Classic Works facility in Coventry. The C-type Continuation programme will allow historic motor racing enthusiasts to purchase a new factory-built example of the ultimate 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-type direct from Jaguar for the first time.  The C-typ...

Tata Motors launches the Limited-Edition Tiago

Keeping up with the brand promise of offering consumers the ‘New Forever’ range, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today announced the launch of a limited edition Tata Tiago at a price of INR 5.79 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This launch will commemorate the first anniversary of Tiago Refresh and its success in the hatchback market. Building on the XT variant, the Tiago Limited Edition will be available in manual transmission, with three single tone co...

Tata Motors commences bookings for its flagship SUV - The all-new Safari at INR 30,000 from today

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, announced that it will open bookings of the all-new Safari starting today. Customers can book this new premium SUV at a refundable amount of INR 30,000 onhttps://cars.tatamotors.com/suv/safari or visit the nearest Tata Motors Authorized Dealership and be on the priority delivery list. The vehicles are now on display and available for test drives across the company’s dealer network. Furthermore, price announcement and deliveries o...

New Fortuner and Legender receive over 5,000 bookings

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced that it has received over 5,000 bookings for the powerful new Fortuner and the exclusive Legender since their launch in India. Following the huge customer response, TKM has started deliveries of the new Fortuner and Legender to dealer partners across the country. The Fortuner continues to dominate the SUV segment with over 53 percent segment share that is likely to increase further with the launch of the L...

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. ...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the all new Tiger 850 Sport in India at INR 11.95 lakh

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph Motorcycles launched the new road focused Tiger 850 Sport in India today at INR 11.95 lakh. The road focused Tiger 850 Sport is the latest addition to Triumph’s premium adventure motorcycle line-up, taking the overall number to 4. Triumph has one of the largest offering of premium adventure motorcycles in the country with the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, Rally, GT and now the Tiger 850 Sport.  The Tiger 850 Sport is aimed towards urb...

Renault India commences mass production of Renault Kiger

Renault India has commenced the mass production of its brand new compact SUV Renault KIGER at its world leading manufacturing facility in Chennai. Dispatches have also started to Renault’s network of more than 500 dealerships across India. Renault Kiger is the latest in the line of revolutionary products to be first launched in India, followed by other markets.

Audi presents e-tron GT1 in a digital world premiere

With an energized driving demonstration and a world premiere featuring high-caliber participants, Audi has presented its new electric spearhead – the Audi e-tron GT1. In two events on the digital Day of Progress, the Four Rings showcased the highlights of this fully electric gran turismo: dynamic driving performance, emotional design, and sustainability. “The e-tron GT1 is a stand-alone Gran Turismo, reinterpreted for the future. Its looks are a testame...

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...

TVS Eurogrip digitizes After-Sales Service with ‘TVS Eurogrip Click to Connect’

TVS Srichakra Limited, India’s leading 2 & 3 wheeler tyre company, has announced the introduction of “TVS Eurogrip Click to Connect”, a customer centric warranty app in an endeavor to provide speedy after-sales service to its customers. The app offers direct benefits that include ease of use, quick claim settlement and multi-lingual features (an industry first). Click to Connect is a user-friendly application that is part of the company’s many digitalizatio...

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...

Marc Llistosella announced as the new CEO and MD of Tata Motors Ltd.

Tata Motors Limited would like to announce that Mr Marc Llistosella has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company effective 1st July 2021.  Mr N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Motors Limited said: “I am delighted to welcome Marc to Tata Motors. Marc is an experienced automotive business leader with deep knowledge and expertise in Commercial Vehicles over his illustrious career and has extensive operational experience in India...

Jawa 2.1 arrives in style

To announce the arrival of Jawa 2.1, the Jawa forty two family gets three gorgeous new members. Classic Legends is proud to announce that the latest additions to its model line-up in the country will be available across its dealerships.  The Jawa 42 carries forward the ‘retro cool’ revolution, that it started when launched in 2018 and adds a classic sports touch to it. The motorcycle is priced at INR 1,83,942, ex-showroom Delhi. Introducing the new arrivals,&n...

Nexzu Mobility launches its disruptive, technologically-advanced supercycle Rompus

Nexzu Mobility, India’s leading end-to-end sustainable mobility provider, has added yet another cutting-edge electric bicycle to its portfolio of best-in-class EVs. Presenting the Rompus , an innovative 3-speed EV that can be used as a scooter or a bicycle! Running on a powerful 36V,250 Watts HUB BLDC Motor, the Rompus offers an exceptionally powerful ride. It sports an in-frame 36V, 5.2AH Lithium-Ion battery which gives it an impressive 750 cycle battery life and full cha...

TVS Motor Company strengthens its presence in the UAE with new distributor Public Motors

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, announced today their new distribution partnership with Public Motors; part of the reputed Ghaf Investments L.L.C, in the United Arab Emirates.  As a part of this association, a 2000 sq ft marquee showroom was inaugurated, along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Apart from hosting a wide range of two-wheelers, the showroom will provide spare parts and feature a service facility.  Through this show...

Ampere Electric plans investment of INR 700 crores for e-mobility manufacturing plant in Ranipet, signs MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu

Two years after its first acquisition in e-mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, announced phased investment potential of INR 700 crore over 10 years to set up a world class e-mobility manufacturing plant in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by the Company, with the Government of Tamil Nadu, today.  At over 1.4 million square feet, the proposed Ranipet manu...

Tata Motors launches its iconic flagship SUV – the all-new Safari

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today launched its premium flagship SUV – the all-new Safari. An arresting design, unparalleled versatility, plush and comfortable interiors, and powerful performance of the Safari perfectly cater to the modern, multifaceted lifestyle of the new age SUV customers and their desire for the perfect combination of prestige and sophistication along with expression and thrill. The new Safari is now available for purchase at y...

Studds launches Ninja Elite Super D4 Décor Helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched Ninja Elite Super D4 Décor Helmet.  Ninja Elite Super D4 Decor is a flip up-full face helmet with product features like aerodynamic design with UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, hypoallergenic liner, quick release chin strap...

Maruti Suzuki introduces new Swift

Maruti Suzuki today launched the all-new Swift 2021, engineered to further excite the customer with an advanced powertrain, appealing dual tone exterior and new exciting features. Taking the glorious legacy of Maruti Suzuki Swift forward, the all-new Swift 2021 aligns with the customers’ needs for freshness and technology. Brand Swift has created a benchmark by being the preferred choice of Indian customers owing to its global styling, sporty stance and power-packed performance. ...

HMIL's upcoming 7 Seater Premium SUV named Alcazar

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today unveiled the name of its upcoming 7 Seater Premium SUV – Hyundai Alcazar.   Commenting on the announcement, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.,said, “The year 2021 will add a new chapter in HMIL history, as we gear-up to enter and redefine a new segment. Hyundai Alcazar will supersede the aspirations of new age buyers...

Pre-bookings for Strom-R3 open today!

EV Start-up, Strom Motors, is all set to launch its game-changing all-electric urban mobility solution. Proudly Made in India, Strom-R3 is the first reverse trike vehicle to receive ARAI certification here. In the recent past, Strom Motors had received the coveted Spirit of Manufacturing Award at TiECON Global Summit held in November 2019 at New Delhi. Having been recognized as one of the top 10 sta...

Ola is racing ahead to build the world’s largest two-wheeler factory

India-headquartered Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, has commenced construction of the world’s largest two-wheeler mega-factory on its 500-acre site.  The company announced a Rs 2400 crore MoU with the Tamil Nadu government in December 2020 and rapidly completed land acquisition in January this year. The company is racing ahead to operationalise its factory in the next few months. An estimated more than 10 million man-hours have been planned to bring the...

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&...

Atumobile Pvt Ltd. commences delivery of its electric bike Atum 1.0

Atumobile Pvt. Ltd., a Hyderabad-based electric vehicles start-up, commenced delivery of Atum 1.0, a new generation electric bike. The cost-effective, performance-oriented, café-racer styled electric bike was handed over to the first 10 customers by Vamsi Gaddam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atumobile Pvt. Ltd. at the manufacturing plant located in Patancheru, Hyderabad.  Launched on 1 September 2020, Atum1.0 e-bike had generated widespread interest in the market. Speci...

Tata Motors delivers 100 units of all-new Safari in Delhi-NCR in one day

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand today, delivered 100 units of the all new Safari in Delhi NCR. The recently launched all new Safari has received an overwhelming response from customers. Majority of the customers have chosen the XZA trim with Royal Blue and Orcus White standing out as the colour of preference. Available at a starting price of INR 14.69 lakhs  (ex-showroom Delhi)  for the 6/7 seater, the all new Safari perfectly caters to the modern, multifaceted ...

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...

Tata Motors launches Tiago XTA

Tata Motors today announced the launch of the new XTA variant of its successful hatchback – the Tata Tiago, at a starting price of INR 5.99 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom Delhi). With this launch, the Company is strengthening its automatic line up with 4 AMT options, adding an AMT variant to the XT trim of the existing Tata Tiago. Customers now have an array of options to choose from within the Tiago range. Commenting on the introduction of this new variant, Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head Marketing, ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza becomes India’s fastest selling compact SUV to clock 6 lakh sales within 5 years of launch

India’s best-selling compact SUV, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, sets yet another remarkable milestone, clocks 6 Lakh sales within a short time span of 5 years. Since its launch in 2016, Vitara Brezza has been the undisputed market leader in the compact SUV segment with its enhanced sportiness, bolder SUV looks, stronger stance, premium interiors and host of features. Its dominance over the segment is evident from the fact that it has not only emerged as the fastest selling compact SUV in...

Lexus launches bold new aviation-inspired LC 500h Limited Edition

Lexus India has launched a limited-edition model of its sports coupe- the LC 500h. Inspired by the graceful flight of birds and airplanes, this special edition focuses on a refined aerodynamic performance that aims to elevate sense of driving. The new LC Limited Edition is inspired by a partnership between air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya and Lexus engineers. The Lexus team worked on different ways to create efficiencies for Muroya's aircraft, from refining the grip ...

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 ...

Bookings open for the first-ever BMW M340i xDrive

BMW India will open bookings for the much-awaited BMW M340i xDrive from 3:40 pm, 5 March 2021 onwards. The car will be available in limited units and can be exclusively booked online at BMW Online Shop for one lakh rupees only. The first 40 customers will enjoy a specially curated Driver Training at an iconic race track in India. It’s a thrilling opportunity to master the racing line skills with the help of BMW Certified trainers. Owners will be able push the sporting boundaries and ...

World premiere of the Cross Turismo: the all-rounder among electric sports cars

Porsche has presented the Taycan Cross Turismo to the public today with a virtual world premiere. The sports car manufacturer is expanding the product portfolio of its first all-electric sports car range with the addition of this versatile off-road version, thereby continuing the systematic pursuit of its path towards sustainable mobility. Like the Taycan sports saloon, the Taycan Cross Turismo benefits from an innovative electric drive with 800-volt architecture. The new high-tech chassis wi...

Tata Motors launches the New Forever range of passenger vehicles in Nepal

Tata Motors, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, has launched its New Forever range of passenger vehicles in Nepal at a blockbuster event, in association with its sole authorised distributor for the country, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd. With this launch, Tata Motors brings to the customers of Nepal fully refreshed versions of its passenger vehicles, including the Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Altroz and the H5, becoming the first company to launch five...

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 ...

Ford introduces new EcoSport SE featuring global design cues at INR 10.49 lakh

Expanding choices & delivering what consumers want and value, Ford India today introduced a brand-new variant to the EcoSport lineup, priced at INR 10.49 Lakh for petrol and INR 10.99 lakh diesel variants. Christened Ford EcoSport SE, the new variant features design cues borrowed from its American & European peers, where the compact SUV is sold without a rear-mounted spare wheel. “Customers increasingly follow global benchmarks in design and look for things that are u...

TVS Motor Company launches the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – ‘Most Powerful’ motorcycle in its class

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, introduced the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V motorcycle today. The motorcycle continues to stay true to its racing pedigree by offering increased power and torque in line with its customers' evolving needs, thereby ensuring the best performance and power of 17.63 PS – making it the ‘Most Powerful’ motorcycle in its class. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Meghashyam Dighole, Head ...

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...

Kia Motors India appoints Hardeep Singh Brar as National Head of Sales and Marketing

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, today announced the appointment of Mr. Hardeep Singh Brar as National Head of Sales and Marketing, with immediate effect. Brar will be responsible for enhancing Kia’s leadership position in the Indian market and for enabling the next wave of growth. Brar brings over two decades of experience in the automotive industry to Kia, having most recently served at Great Wall Motors as Director Marketing & Sales.  Pri...

Mercedes-Benz launches the new E-Class, strengthens its limousine portfolio in India

India’s leading luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today bolstered its strong presence in the luxury saloon segment with the launch of the new E-Class, the most sought after luxury sedan of the country. The new E-Class debuts with comprehensive changes on exterior styling and design, significant interior updates along with the integration of latest new-generation NTG 6 telematics, industry benchmark MBUX; making it more dynamic and intelligent than ever befor...

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...

BMW offers a glimpse of the first ever all-electric i4 at their Group Annual Conference

At today’s BMW Group Annual Conference the upcoming BMW i4 was revealed. “With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true BMW. It makes the heart of the BMW brand now beat fully electric,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales. The BMW i4 is a fully electric 4 door Gran Coupé and will enter the market during the course of 2021, including a BMW M ...

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance; forays into compact ambulance segment

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, introduces the Magic Express patient transport ambulance, designed specifically for healthcare mobility in the economy ambulance segment. The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The compact dimensions of the vehicle enables easy manoeuvrability on Indian roads, resulting in speedy movement of patients requiring ...

All-new Tata Safari is the Official Partner for VIVO IPL 2021

Continuing its association for the fourth consecutive year with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today announced that its iconic flagship SUV, the all-new Tata Safari will be the Official Partner for VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. As the tournament returns to India this year, the Company is looking forward to leveraging this prestigious platform to showcase and drive engagement for its recently launched ic...

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...

Royal Enfield collaborates with Knox, launches CE certified riding gear

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250cc - 750cc), and Knox, experts and innovators of protective apparel and body armour, have collaborated to co-create a range of high protection, accessible riding gear, and CE certified external knee-guard called Conqueror. The launch is part of the long-term collaboration in line with Royal Enfield’s commitment to provide protection, comfort and aesthetically designed riding gear and accessories.  Crafted wi...

TVS Motor Company appoints global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors

  TVS Motor Company, with a clear eye on the future has announced the appointment of global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors. Sir Ralf, is widely  acclaimed for his tremendous leadership at Jaguar Land Rover and for transforming it into the global marquee it is today. He continues to serve on its board as vice chairman as also on the board of Tata Sons.   Welcoming him, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS ...

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...

TVS Eurogrip to power MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres will power the MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021. All the bikes in the racing event will be shod with TVS Eurogrip tyres. The racing event will be held at Chennai’s iconic MMRT circuit for over two hours on Sunday, March 28. Some of the country’s top riders are among the record 48 team entries for this year’s prestigious event. The company specializes and ...

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...

In-principle approval granted for consolidation of Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited with M&M Limited

The Board of Directors of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (“M&M”) has granted an in-principle approval for consolidation of Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, a step-down subsidiary of the Company (“MEML”) into the Company. Key Highlights:  - Consolidation would categorise EV operations in two focused verticals: Last Mile Mobility (LMM) and Electric Vehicle Tech Centre. - Simplifying the structure will drive improvements...

Dr. Anish Shah appointed MD & CEO of M&M Ltd

The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, an Indian multinational corporation, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in India and the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world, announced that Dr. Anish Shah presently the Deputy Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer would take over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 2, 2021. This follows the top management succession announcement dated D...

TKM to realign prices of its models from next month

TKM today indicated that the company will realign the prices of its models, with effect from 1st April 2021. This increase is necessitated to offset the substantial increase in input costs. During such testing times, it has been our endeavor to absorb cost increases through our internal efforts, and only a minimal portion will be reflected onto the prices. As a customer-centric company, we reinforce our commitment to cater to the ever-evolving needs of our customers by consciously minimi...

Studds launches Ninja Elite Super D5 Decor helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched Ninja Elite Super D5 Décor Helmet.  Ninja Elite Super D5 Decor is a flip up-full face helmet with product features like aerodynamic design with UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, hypoallergenic liner, quick release chin strap...

Get ready for MG Cyberster

The rendering of MG’s upcoming 2-door electric sports car, MG Cyberster, have been leaked globally ahead of its global unveil on March 31, 2021.  As the world's first pure supercar equipped with gaming cockpit, MG Cyberster, is aimed at Gen Z.  Created by MG global design team, it inherits the classic convertible shape of MGB Roadster. The MG Cyberster’s front, side angles and tail lamp reveal MG’s ambitions for developing one of the...

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...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the 2021 Bonneville range in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph Motorcycles has launched the updated range of its 2021 Modern Classic Bonnevilles in India.  With a peerless bloodline that goes back to the iconic first 1959 Triumph Bonneville, the updated 2021 modern classic Bonneville family encompasses the legendary spectrum of British designed motorcycle icons and technological updates The updated Modern Classics include the Bonneville Street Twin, Bonneville T100, Bonnevill...

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...

World's first pure electric super sports gaming cockpit - MG Cyberster - unveiled

The world's first pure electric super sports gaming cockpit MG Cyberster is expected to be mass-produced soon. In terms of exterior, MG Cyberster adopts the iconic MGB Roadster’s classic European convertible body style and a solid sports car posture. The "Windhunter" front face design is very distinctive and recognizable. Adopting the modular battery (CTP) technology, an ultra-long endurance of 800 kilometers can be achieved. It can achieve 0-100 km/h acceleration wi...

Triumph Trident 660 launched in India at INR 6.95 lakh

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles launched the all-new Trident 660 in India today at INR 6.95 lac (ex-showroom). The Trident marks the British marquee’s venture into the premium middleweight roadster segment worldwide. The roadster is powered by Triumph’s revered triple-cylinder engine technology offering triple the advantage - triple engine performance, class-leading technology and handling. Launched globally in October 2020, the Tride...

Tata Motors inaugurates 10 new showrooms across Delhi NCR in a day

Tata Motors today launched ten new state-of-the-art full-range passenger vehicle showrooms in Delhi NCR, which includes seven in Delhi, two in Gurgaon and one in Faridabad.  With these additions, a total of 29 outlets will now cater to a larger customer group in the region, giving them access to the stunning and wide range of Tata Motors’ New Forever passenger cars and UVs and services.  Expanding its class leading automotive experience, the inauguration of these fac...

Ola Electric ropes in auto veteran Yongsung Kim to head Global Sales & Distribution

Ola Electric today announced the appointment of Yongsung Kim as Head of Global Sales & Distribution, overseeing India and international markets. A 35-year veteran with Hyundai Motor and Kia, Yongsung brings global automotive sales experience from around the world, including North America, Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa, ASEAN, Asia Pacific and of course India where he spent several years, first with Hyundai Motor and then with Kia, to build their market-leading presence in India. Y...

Mahindra offers its customers India’s first one stop solution for vehicle scrapping

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M), part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra group has signed an MoU with Mahindra MSTC Recycling Private Limited (MMRPL)* towards offering its customers first of its kind end-to-end solution for scrapping of vehicles. MMRPL is engaged in the business of acquiring used/end of life vehicles to dismantle and scrap it under the brand name of CERO. The agreement with MMRPL will enable customers get a hassle free and transparent deal under one roof. Any cust...

Mahindra new global SUV project codenamed W601 to be branded XUV700

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today unveiled the brand name of its much-awaited SUV, built on the W601 platform, as the XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’). The XUV700 is an all new, authentic, global SUV set to redefine benchmarks in the SUV segment and get your hearts racing with its sci-fi technology, spirited performance and first-in-class features. The XUV700 will also come with world class safety features, rea...

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...

Mahindra All-New Thar crosses 50,000 bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its recently launched All-New Thar has crossed 50,000 bookings, within just 6 months of its launch. With its unmissable design, breath-taking performance, legendary off-road capability, everyday-comfort, technology and world-class safety, the All-New Thar continues to attract not only die-hard Thar enthusiasts, but urban lifestyle-seekers as well. This has opened-up...

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...

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Cullinan Recreation Module

Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the world’s pre-eminent super-luxury SUV, promises the intrepid owner an unrivalled blend of comfort and capability surmised as ‘Effortless, Everywhere’. In addition to conveying its occupants to their destination in absolute serenity, off road or on road, Cullinan offers two unique Bespoke features to ensure that, on arrival, clients are equipped with everything required for their adventure. EFFORTLESS EVERYWHERE Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the world...

Four years in a row - India’s top 5 best-selling cars come from Maruti Suzuki

For the fourth consecutive year, India’s five top selling cars come from Maruti Suzuki stable. These include Swift at the number one position with over 1.72 lakh units, followed by Baleno with 1.63 lakh units. The tall boy WagonR grabbed the third position with 1.60 lakh units while Alto and Dzire finished fourth and fifth with 1.59 lakh units and 1.28 lakh units respectively. These blockbuster models contributed to almost 30% of the overall passenger vehicle sales in FY 2020-21. Wit...

MG Hector 2021 now gets Climate Control via Apple Watch

In line with MG’s commitment to be at the forefront of the Auto-Tech Space, Hector 2021 was introduced with an upgraded i-SMART with Hinglish Voice commands. MG Hector 2021 is equipped with engine start alarm and an in-car voice alert for critical tyre pressure. The internet SUV can now also understand & respond to 35 Hinglish commands that control various in-car functions such as Sunroof (“Khul Ja Sim Sim”), FM (“FM Chalao”), A...

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...

ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking and sourcing platform from 22 – 23 April 2021. As the exhibition goes live, buyers will be able to tune in virtually to witness new product launches, demonstrations and conferences organised on the virtual show floor. The digital platform will curate innovati...

Okshan launches India’s first B2B used car marketplace

Okshan, India’s first and only B2B virtual marketplace, has forayed into the country’s used car market. Okshan connects new car dealers and used car brokers to enable buying and selling of used cars on its platform from the assured inventory on a real-time basis.  Unlike other auction websites and classified websites that are consumer to business (C2B) or business to consumer (B2C) driven, Okshan is one of its own kind of marketplace which facilitates transactions between ...

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...

All-New Nissan Magnite crosses 50,000 bookings milestone

All-new Nissan Magnite has received a phenomenal Customer response, clocking over 50,000 bookings & 10,000 wholesale deliveries since it’s launch on December 02, 2020. The Big, Bold, Beautiful SUV with its revolutionary value propositon is available across the country at Nissan dealerships and its online showroom portal- Shop at Home.  Since its launch on December 2,2020, the all-new Nissan Magnite has received 2,78,000 plus enquiries with more than 50,000 bookings with...

Joy High Speed e-Bike's prices revealed following huge response from association with CSK; Prices start at INR 2.29 lakhs

Wardwizard Innovations & Mobility Ltd. (BSE Code: 538970), the first-ever company listed on BSE under the electric vehicle category has revealed the prices of its product line Joy e-Bike Supers today. The product line of Joy e-bike, a frontrunner in the electric bike space consisting of four new high-speed e-bikes – Hurricane, Thunderbolt, Skyline and Beast will be priced starting at Rs. 2.29 lakhs. The set of Joy e-bike high-speed bikes were teased earlier this year ...

New Maserati Levante Hybrid to arrive in India soon

“Faster. Greener. Unique”, Levante Hybrid is faster than a diesel, more sustainable than diesel or gasoline, and unique in its specific characteristics. The Maserati SUV, which has already made an impact in the history of the Brand with its record- breaking figures, now presses ahead into a future in which all new Trident models will be electrified. Maserati is innovative by nature, and with Levante it pursues the philosophy behind its entry into the world of electrification: t...

Volvo Cars to lower CO2 emissions and save billions using circular business principles

Volvo Cars aims for annual savings of SEK 1 billion and reductions of 2.5 million tonnes in carbon emissions from 2025 using circular business principles. Supporting the company’s long-term goal of becoming a circular business by 2040, Volvo Cars will create closed material loops for emission-heavy materials such as steel and aluminium, as well as remanufacture, repair, reuse and refurbish parts. “Volvo Cars has one of the most ambitious climate plans in the car industry, an...

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...

Tata Motors' 'Business Agility Plan' comes into play

Tata Motors remains vigilant about the evolving COVID situation and has scaled up efforts to enhance the wellbeing of its personnel and their supporting ecosystem. Keeping employee safety foremost, standard operating procedures have been updated for the prevailing second wave with the focus on expediting vaccinations, providing support to affected employees and their family members. The lockdown enforced in various parts of the country is expected to impact vehicle demand temporari...

Hype expands to fast-growing luxe mobility rental markets across Metros; eyes 300% growth by 2024

Hype Luxury Mobility Rentals, India’s first and premier luxury car rental brand has now expanded its services to cater to the fast-growing niche market.  It had grown to serve 19 cities across India over the recent months, covering, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Madurai and, Pondicherry.  In 2017, when Hype first started its operations, it had launche...

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 ...

Martin Uhlarik is the new Global Design Head of Tata Motors

Tata Motors announces that Mr. Martin Uhlarik has been appointed as the new Global Design Head of the company.  Mr. Uhlarik was till recently Head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and takes over his new role from Mr. Pratap Bose who has chosen to pursue opportunities outside the company. Over the course of his 27-year career Mr. Uhlarik has been involved in the design of successful nameplates with leading global OEMs. Since joining Tata Motors in 2016 a...

M&M to enhance its ownership to 100 per cent in MERU

In continuation of its strategic intent to grow its presence in the shared mobility space, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with shareholders of Meru Travel Solutions Private Limited (Meru) to buy their respective stakes in Meru. It would acquire 44.14% shares from Private Equity investor, True North and others for an amount not exceeding Rs. 76.03 crores and 12.66% shares from Mr. Neeraj Gupta and Mrs. Farhat Gupta, for an...

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...

Ola Electric appoints Wayne Burgess as Head of Vehicle Design

Ola Electric today announced the appointment of Wayne Burgess, as Head of Vehicle Design for its entire product range including scooters, bikes, cars and more. Wayne brings a wealth of international automotive design experience, having worked on some of the most legendary and iconic cars in automotive history including the Bentley Arnage in 1998, Aston Martin’s DB9 in the mid 2000s and more recently, the Jaguar XF, F-Type, F-Pace SUV, XE as well as many others. Commenting on the a...

Bosch commemorates 100 years of Bosch Car Service

Bosch Car service, the principal Bosch Workshop service brand in the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket portfolio, commemorates 100 years of its presence as the world’s leading multi-brand car service workshop. From establishing the first official Robert Bosch AG installation and Repair workshop based in Hamburg in the year 1921, Bosch Car Service presently has a footprint of more than 15,000 workshops across 150 countries. Bosch Car Service network partners benefit from Bosch’s ever...

KTM’S global search for the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER figures two Indians

The digitally-led 2021 ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER search has been well-received, with a little over 1500 qualified entries from over 6000 posts being reduced down to a handful of the world’s most hardcore DUKE riders.   The brief from KTM was simple - “Put up your DUKES,” and show everyone why you deserve the crown, by uploading photos or videos on social media and starting your caption or description with “I’m the #UltimateDukeRider because…”&...

Mahindra to open Advanced Design Centre for Mobility Products in UK

Mahindra Group announced today the setting up of Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E) in the West Midlands, U.K. The new Centre of Excellence (CoE), will be a part of the Mahindra Global Design Network that includes the Mahindra Design Studio in Mumbai, India, and Pininfarina Design in Turin, Italy. M.A.D.E is a strategic enhancement of Mahindra’s global design capabilities and renews its commitment to bring to its customers, sophisticated, authentic SUVs with an unmissable p...

Tata Motors announces price hike

Tata Motors, India’s leading vehicle manufacturer has announced that effective 8th May, it will increase prices of its passenger vehicles, averaging 1.8%, depending on the variant and model.  Continuing its commitment towards customers, Tata Motors will offer protection from the price increase to customers who have booked Tata passenger vehicles on or before 7th May. For the wellbeing of its business and supporting ecosystem, the Company had recently announced that it ...

Tata Motors protects customers' interests in lockdown; Extends Warranty and Free service period for its PV owners

Due to the on-going lockdown across the country, several customers are unable to service vehicles which are scheduled for maintenance. In a testament to its continuous endeavor to offer customers a seamless and hassle free after-sales experience, Tata Motors, India’s leading manufacturer, has today announced that the customers whose warranty and free service period (not kms.) are due to expire between 1st April 2021 and 31st May 2021, will be extended till 30th June 2021.  Accor...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces Customer Connect Program 2.0

Driven by the commitment of providing the highest level of quality service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced “Customer Connect Program 2.0” to support and provide a sense of assurance to customer in the uncertain times. With the objective to maximize support and in line with the ‘Customer First’ philosophy the company announced a host of initiatives to ensure hassle free maintenance and benefits such as:    - *Extension o...

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 ...

TVS Motor Company signals next phase of Norton revitalisation; Appoints new leadership team to take the famous marque forward

TVS Motor Company (TVS), owner of The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd (Norton), is announcing the appointment of Dr Robert Hentschel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vittorio Urciuoli as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the historic Solihull- based motorcycle brand. The announcement forms the next key phase of the historic marque’s transformation, as it builds on its newly re-established foundations and prepares for the revitalisation of the brand for the future. Hentschel and Urci...

Ola launches electric category in London as part of its global commitment to greener, more sustainable future

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, today announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle category on its ride hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric vehicle. The category, called Ola EV, is a global first for Ola and will be available across London from today and over time will roll out to other cities around the world where Ola is operational. The Ola EV category will cost riders the same as a comfort category on ...

Yamaha India extends Warranty and Service Period due to COVID- 19 pandemic

In lieu of the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19, India Yamaha Motor (IYM), as a responsible company, believes in empowering and protecting customer rights. Given the conditions that have resulted in movement restrictions, customers may struggle to service their vehicles on time or even avail warranty benefits that may expire during the lockdown situation. Hence, as a part of our Yamaha Lifetime Quality Care approach, we are extending benefits related to serv...

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....

MoEVing partners with Hero Electric to accelerate growth to 1 Million electric delivery vehicles by 2030

New Delhi based tech enabled electric fleet start-up for urban mobility, MoEVing - has partnered with Hero Electric , India’s leading EV two-wheeler manufacturer to accelerate adoption of affordable EVs across India. Both companies aim to work together to increase adoption of EVs via new demand and also focus on existing ICE vehicles to convert to EV. In the financial year 2021-22, MoEVing would deploy 1000 Hero Electric scooters through its technology platform for B2B e-commerce player...

KTM extends Service and Warranty period on all products

KTM has extended the service and warranty periods of all its products in India. Given the uncertainty due to pandemic-induced lockdowns and travel restrictions in several states across India, all KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles will have their warranty benefits and free service period extended by two months. Warranty and free services which were previously valid till May 31st, 2021, will now be applicable until July 31st, 2021.  Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Sumeet Narang,...

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...

Royal Enfield to fix ignition coil defect in Classic, Bullet, and Meteor models

Royal Enfield has discovered a defect in one of the parts used across some of the motorcycle models that we manufacture and sell. The defect is in the ignition coil that can cause misfiring, reduced vehicle performance and in rare cases, an electric short circuit. The defect was discovered during routine internal testing and the issue has been clearly identified and isolated to specific batches of material sourced from our external supplier between December 2020 and April 2021. While th...

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...

BMW Group India offers extended service and warranty packages to their customers

BMW Group India has extended a firm hand of support to its customers by extending the dealer warranty coverage and Service / Repair Inclusive packages up till 30 June 2021. All BMW and MINI customers whose warranty and Service / Repair Inclusive packages expire between 31 March 2021 to 29 June 2021 can avail this benefit.  Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “At BMW Group, we stand together – because that is our culture and a strong value system which has al...

Nexzu Mobility to strengthen its product portfolio with step-through electric-cycles, scooter platforms, and more

India’s leading end-to-end solutions provider in the electric mobility space, Nexzu Mobility has caused significant ripples in the EV market. After introducing a range of remarkable e-scooters, the company took a revolutionary step by launching world-class e-cycles. Now, Nexzu Mobility is set to take the next step towards its evolution. In the near future, the company will launch a new range of prolific e-cycles including step-through cycles, cargo version cycles, and new long-range ...

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...

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...

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...

Tata Motors rolls out 200,000th Nexon

Adhering to Covid 19 safety protocols and hygiene norms, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today rolled out the 2,00,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Since the 150K roll out in November 2020, the last 50K units have been recorded in less than 6 months, with demand outpacing supply and production limited due to the pandemic. The Nexon is among the top 3 highest selling compact SUVs, in India and the company celebrates a new milestone in the brand’s jou...

Pratap Bose to lead Mahindra's new Global Design Organization

The Mahindra Group today announced the appointment of Pratap Bose as the Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer to lead its newly formed Global Design organization. The new Global Design organization renews Mahindra’ commitment to re-shaping the future of mobility by designing and developing dynamically engineered next-generation authentic products with global appeal. The Global Design organization will comprise of the recently announced Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M....

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...

TKM confirms partial resumption of operations at its Bidadi plant

TKM confirms partial resumption of operations at its plant at Bidadi in Karnataka beginning 15th June, 2021. Operating at the prescribed workforce strength of 50%, TKM will resume its operations as well as enhance training of all employees for the “new normal”, both in terms of facilities and processes. Furthermore, all such operations will be carried out in strict concurrence with all State and Central Government’s directives. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we are...

HOP Electric Mobility adds two new e-scooters to its portfolio

HOP has launched two new models -- HOP LEO, priced at Rs. 72,500 onwards and HOP LYF, priced at Rs. 65,500 onwards; and is planning to launch an e-motorbike soon. HOP e-vehicle solutions are based on extensive R&D research. They have distinctive key features that are not so prevalent in the currently available electric two-wheelers in the market-- this includes High Range upto 125 km, 72V architecture, High performance Motor to climb any slope with loading capacity of 180 kg for...

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...

TKM introduces 'Door Delivery' to improve accessibility for Genuine Parts

Aimed at reinforcing its relentless commitment to enhance customer experience, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has introduced a first-of-its-kind “Door Delivery” option for customers to procure genuine parts. An extension of the “Toyota Parts Connect”- a key outreach program aimed at assisting customers with the availability and accessibility of genuine parts launched in 2015, the recently launched “Door Delivery” option will further improv...

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...

Tata Motors and Tata Power inaugurate India’s largest Solar Carport at their Pune car plant

In line with Tata Group’s philosophy to promote green manufacturing, Tata Motors and Tata Power jointly inaugurated India’s largest grid-synchronized, behind-the-meter solar carport at the Tata Motors car plant in Chikhali, Pune. The 6.2 MWp solar carport deployed by Tata Power will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year and is estimated to reduce 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually and 1.6 lakh tons over its lifecycle. Spanning over 30,000 square meters, this carpo...

Ampere electric scooters more affordable with FAME II revised subsidy, announces price reduction upto INR 9000

Ampere Vehicles, the e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has announced the price cut of upto Rs. 9000 on its electric scooters which is based on the recent FAME II subsidy revision policy by the Government. This price reduction makes Ampere electric scooters more affordable to consumers across the country. Speaking on this, Roy Kurian, COO, E-Mobility Business (2 & 3-Wheeler), Ampere Electric, “With significant subsidy revision in FAME II policy, the scheme m...

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...

Minda Industries forays in Uzbekistan, to acquire 51% stake in UzChasys, leading automotive lighting manufacturer

Minda Industries limited (‘MIL’) has announced that it has won bid to acquire of 51% stake in leading automotive lighting manufacture UZ Chasys LLC (UZ Chasys) in Uzbekistan for a purchase consideration of 83.1 Bn Soms equivalent to Rs 58 Cr. Uzbekistan government is moving toward liberalization of economy and divesting their stake is some of the government controlled entities. As part of this process, Uzbekistan Government is divesting their 51% stake in UZ Chasys through auct...

Relive your classic motorcycling moments with Royal Enfield’s #TimelessClassic Campaign

As India fights the battle against COVID-19, the riding community has had to hit the brakes on their motorcycles. Whilst the entire country stays safely parked at home, Royal Enfield has rolled out the #TimelessClassic campaign to celebrate the spirit of Pure Motorcycling. Being run across the brand’s social media handles on Facebook and Instagram, the campaign enables the audience to come together, celebrate the resilience and the storied legacy of the Classic 350 while ...

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 - ...

Tata Motors Ltd announces changes to its Board of Directors

Tata Motors announced that Mr Guenter Butschek who had informed his desire to relocate to Germany at the end of the contract for personal reasons, will therefore be stepping down from his role as CEO & MD from June 30, 2021. He will continue as a consultant to the company till the end of this fiscal year. Mr Chandrasekaran said: “I would like to thank Guenter for leading Tata Motors successfully over the last 5 years and creating a strong foundation for the future. I look fo...

CEAT launches ‘SecuraDrive’ range of tyres for Compact SUVs

Leading Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT Tyres Ltd has announced the launch of a new premium tyre range for the Compact SUVs segment called SecuraDrive SUV. The new range of tyres will cater to the ever-growing compact SUV segment. Also, the new tyre borrows its name from the SecuraDrive platform, which is a platform for premium hatchbacks and sedans. With its focus on offering a unique driving experience, SecuraDrive SUV tyres are superior in performance on the city roads as well as highways...

New BMW 5 Series launched in India

The new BMW 5 Series has been launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in one petrol (BMW 530i M Sport) and two diesel variants (BMW 530d M Sport and BMW 520d Luxury Line). Bookings can be made at all BMW dealerships from today onwards. The new BMW 5 Series is ready to strengthen its leading position with immense style and numerous updates. Enhancing its sporting appeal is the most powerful performance in the segment. Cutting-edge technolog...

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...

Sundram Fasteners' Powertrain Components Division is General Motors' 'Supplier of the Year' again

The reputed American automaker has honoured 122 of its suppliers from 16 countries for supplier performance in the calendar year 2020. The awards are an acknowledgement of global suppliers that have distinguished themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, resulting in providing GM customers with innovative technologies and high quality. Ms Arathi Krishna, Managing Director, Sundram Fasteners Limited, said, “We are pleased to receive this prestigious award from a highl...

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 ...

Pre-owned luxury car dealer Boys and Machines to expand presence in three new cities

Boys and Machines, a premier dealership specialising in pre-owned luxury cars, is all set to set up shop in Indore, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad, as it continues to expand its footprint amid growing demand for used luxury cars. The new dealerships will launch in Q2 FY’22 in these cities. The new dealerships will employ highly trained staff. They will offer customers the whole gamut of services from purchase and sale, financing options, insurance coverage and hassle-free RTO transfers. ...

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...

Yamaha pays tribute to front-liners on its 66th Anniversary

Incorporated on 1st July 1955 (Japan), Yamaha Motor Company completed 66 years today, and to commemorate the momentous occasion, Yamaha Motor India (YMI) group observed the 66th Yamaha Day by paying tribute to the frontline warriors and subsequently announcing the ‘Gratitude Bonus’ for them. Through this scheme, Yamaha is offering a cash back offer of Rs. 5,000 on purchase of its scooter models - Fascino 125 Fi and Ray ZR 125 Fi to frontline warriors that include Medical Staff, Sa...

Omega Seiki Mobility and Valeo join hands to accelerate two and three wheelers electrification in India

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), part of Anglian Omega Group and Valeo, the world leader in automotive electrification technology, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), through which Valeo will provide the electric powertrains for OSM Vehicle Range. Valeo will provide its 48V electric powertrain system (reducer, integrated Motor and Inverter) along with the Powertrain Control Unit for Omega Seiki Mobility cargo three-wheelers “Rage and Rage  Frost”. I...

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...

Ampere Electric Scooters now priced under INR 50,000 in Gujarat

Ampere Vehicles, the e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has announced a significant price cut on its electric scooters in Gujarat post EV Policy 2021 announced by the Gujarat state government and FAME-II subsidy revision by the Central government. With the revision in price cut, even the large scooters from Ampere Electric have become much more affordable and now priced under INR 50,000 in Gujarat. This makes it well within the reach of every single person to possess reliable...

TVS Motor Company launches tech-loaded, powerful TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP.  TVS NTORQ 125 ushered in a new era of connectivity, power, and style to the Indian scooter industry. TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP is set to redefine it. It has a path-breaking technology deployed on its SMARTXONNECTTM connectivity platform, its renewed drive train with Ride Modes and lightweighting. Having set the direction for connected mob...

Bajaj Auto announces massive price drop of INR 16,800 on Dominar 250

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, has announced an aggressive price of INR 1,54,176/- for its Dominar 250, giving riding enthusiasts a fresh impetus to enter the world of touring. Dominar 250 now costs INR 16,800 less than its previously listed price. The newly announced price on Dominar 250 is expected to grow the franchise further by encouraging customers to take their first step into the world of touring.   Dominar 250 continues to be packed...

Tata Motors ups premium quotient in its passenger vehicles with the launch of #Dark Range

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automotive brands, today announced the launch of the #Dark range which includes - India’s safest premium hatchback Altroz, India’s first GNCAP 5star rated car - the Nexon, its premium SUV with the Land Rover DNA - the Harrier and India’s highest selling passenger electric car – the Nexon EV.  Harrier #Dark launched in Aug’19 took the style & premium quotient of the Harrier to the next level. It provided a comp...

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 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...

Mahindra launches new Bolero Neo at starting price of INR 8.48 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., one of the leading automobile companies in India and the world’s largest tractor company by volume, today launched the newest member in its iconic Bolero SUV portfolio - the new ‘Bolero Neo’. Available at all Mahindra dealerships across India from today, the new Bolero Neo is launched at an introductory price of ₹ 8.48 Lakh (Ex-Showroom Price, All India) for the N4 variant. With the launch of Bolero Neo, the Bolero SUV port...

Mahindra Electric appoints Suman Mishra as CEO

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd. (MEML), part of the Mahindra Group, today announced the appointment of Suman Mishra as the Chief Executive – Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd. (MEML) as a Whole-time Director with effect from August 14, 2021. She will also be the Chief Executive Designate for the Last Mile Mobility business (LMM). She moves from her current role of Senior Vice President - Business Transformation, Insights and Analytics (BIA) for the Automotive Sector. She will report to Raj...

Tata Motors launches XPRES brand for fleet customers

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the launch of a new brand ‘XPRES,’ exclusively for fleet customers. Under the XPRES brand, the company will introduce offerings, catering to fleet specific needs of safety, passenger comfort and low cost of ownership. All vehicles for the fleet segment will sport an elegantly designed XPRES badge, clearly differentiating them from the growing ‘New Forever’ range of cars and SUVs th...

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’...

KTM announces special offer price of INR 2.30 lakhs on 250 Adventure

KTM, the world’s No. 1 and India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, announced an aggressive special price of INR 2,30,000/- for its 250 Adventure, giving riding enthusiasts a fresh impetus to ride into the KTM’s world of Adventure Biking. The KTM 250 Adventure now costs almost INR 25,000 less than its previously listed price. The special promotional price, applicable from 14th July till 31st August, is expected to encourage a faster upgrade to th...

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...

Maruti Suzuki winning hearts: Celebrates 50 lakh sales in rural markets

With its sustained efforts and focus, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has attained the mark of 50 lakh sales cumulatively in rural markets. With over 1700 customized outlets in rural parts of the country, the Company was first to believe in the potential of upcountry markets. Today, reaping the benefits, nearly 40% of the total MSIL sales come from rural markets. Speaking on the success, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maru...

Joy e-bike gets approval for subsidy program 2021-22 by Gujarat Energy Development Agency

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd (BSE Code: 538970) – one of the leading manufacturers of electric two-wheelers brand ‘Joy e-bike’ has received approval for student subsidy under the Gujarat Energy Development Agency subsidy program 2021-22.  Four two-wheeler models of Joy e-bike received the nod from GEDA. Under this program, students from Class IX and up to colleges are eligible to get the subsidy of INR 12,000 on the ex-showroom price. For the ...

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...

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...

MG ONE furthers brand's Design and Tech prowess

MG’s brand new SUV, MG ONE – has been partially revealed globally today. The SUV showcases the brand’s latest design and tech prowess. The world premiere of the car will take place on July 30, 2021. MG ONE is based on the brand’s new SIGMA architecture, an all-in-one modular designed platform. It empowers MG ONE with powerful chip technology, active digital eco system, advanced electric architecture and hard-core software technology. It can be seen from the ...

TVS Motor Company launches BS-VI TVS NTORQ 125 in Nepal

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of BS-VI TVS NTORQ 125 with Race Tuned Fuel Injection (RT-Fi) in Nepal.  The company has developed two versions of BS-VI Fi platforms, namely, RT-Fi (Race Tuned Fuel injection) and ET-Fi (Ecothrust Fuel injection). The RT-Fi technology is specially designed to ensure an enjoyable racing experience in all driving conditions. TVS NTORQ 125 ushered in a new era of co...

Ampere Electric enhances footprint across the country with 500 touchpoints

Ampere Electric, a wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., continues to accelerate its growth with more than 500 customers touch points all across the country, expanding its EV presence even in these turbulent times. Currently Ampere electric offers 350 dealerships in e2W and 165 dealerships from ELE e-rickshaw segment.  Due to fast growing Ampere EV base in both retails, institutional and fleet usage the company has seen significant pull from customers and chann...

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility launches ‘Joy E-Connect’ App

Making sustainable mobility smarter and safer, WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd (BSE Code: 538970) – one of the leading manufacturers of electric two-wheelers brand, ‘Joy e-bike’, today announced the launch of 'JOY E-CONNECT', a cloud-based mobile application to woo customers with the new era of technology and enhance their overall riding experience. Joy E-Connect, the user-friendly app with multiple features and benefits is compatible with t...

10,000th Safari rolls out of Tata Motors' production line

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand today rolled out the 10,000th unit of the all new Safari from its manufacturing facility in Pune. Despite all restrictions, after the 100th rollout in February 2021, the last 9,900 units of the new Safari were rolled out in less than four months, a remarkable feat achieved, on the back of strong response from the customers as the brand grows in popularity by the day. Truly appreciated by customers for its dynamic design, comfort...

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...

HOP Electric Mobility presents futuristic e-scooters to Tokyo Olympic medal winner Mirabai Chanu

After facing the hardships and hurdles presented by the global pandemic, Indian sports stars have firmly set their eyes on the Olympic medals. Opening India’s account at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 with a loud bang and winning billion hearts, Mirabai Chanu has ended the country’s 21-year long wait for an Olympic weightlifting medal by scoring a SILVER medal in the 49-kg category. For acknowledging this global achievement, HOP Electric Mobility has emerged as the first Indian electric ...

TKM extends battery warranty on Self-charging Hybrid Electric Models, putting ‘Customers First’

In line with its commitment to encourage the adoption of electrified vehicles, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the extension of battery warranty for its Self-charging Hybrid Electric Vehicles (SHEVs) in India. The warranty is extended from the existing three years or 100,000 kilometres to eight years or 160,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) for all its SHEV models – Toyota Camry & Vellfire, sold with effect from August 1, 2021. The announcement also coincides with ...

ATUM 1.0 e-bike from Atumobile Pvt Ltd. receives Design Patent

Atum 1.0, the café racer styled e-bike from Atumobile Pvt. Ltd., a Hyderabad-based electric vehicles start-up, has received a Design Patent for its unique design amongst all e-bikes in India.The Patent has been issued for its design which leads to a sportier riding posture, for t...

SMRP BV enters into partnership with Marelli Automotive Lighting for Smart Illuminated exterior vehicle parts

Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV),  (a Motherson Group company), has signed an MOU with Marelli Automotive Lighting to explore a new technological partnership focused on smart illuminated exterior body parts. This intends to focus on components such as front grills and bumpers, along with other car parts that can be illuminated. These components are expected to become a growing trend in the future of mobility, with the increased adoption of Advanced Dri...

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...

Mahindra & Mahindra strengthens its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.(M&M), is adopting a 58 MWp captive solar plant that is expected to generate about 100 million units of power annually beginning 2022. Located in Parbhani district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, the solar plant will be built, owned, and operated for a period of 25 years by ReNew Sunlight Energy Private Limited, which is a 100% subsidiary of ReNew Power Private Limited. This project is a big step from M&M towards the protection and revival of na...

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal

In order to accelerate the adoption of EVs in Nepal, Tata Motors - India’s leading EV manufacturer, in partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., has launched the popular Nexon EV in Nepal at a starting price of NPR 35.99 lacs. The Nexon EV will be available in three variants (XM, XZ and XZ Lux) and will come with a warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000km (whichever is earlier) on the battery and 3 years 1,25,000 Km  (whichever is earlier) on the Vehicle. Customers can become a par...

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...

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...

Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) announces Second Edition of GT Cup India 2021

Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) e-Motorsport is back, and it is bigger and better than ever before. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced India’s participation in the second edition of the fastest e-Motorsport race in Asia scheduled in August and September this year. Since its India debut in August 2020, the virtual race has enabled the brand to connect with motorsports enthusiasts by providing them with engaging and exciting avenues. This year, based o...

Mahindra unveils 'AdrenoX' - the intelligence behind XUV700

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. today unveiled AdrenoX as the intelligence that will debut with the much-awaited SUV, the XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’). The intelligent cockpit technology of AdrenoX provides a cutting-edge driving and ownership experience as it strings together many segment-leading immersive experiences. The gateway to this impressive line-up of world-class experiences offered by AdrenoX is through integrated 10.25-inch dual screens 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...

Tata Motors increases passenger vehicle prices by 0.8%

Tata Motors, India’s leading vehicle manufacturer has announced that effective 3rd August, it will increase prices of its passenger vehicles, on an average of 0.8%, depending on the variant and model.  Continuing with its commitment towards customers, and acknowledging the faith and confidence they have reposed in Tata Motors’ New Forever range, the company will offer protection from the price increase to vehicles that will be retailed on or before 31st August&rs...

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...

Tata Motors drives in the all-new Tiago NRG

Holding true to its ‘New Forever’ brand promise, Tata Motors today launched the all-new Tiago NRG. Adding yet another exciting product to its wide range of portfolio, this vehicle has been carefully crafted for those who live differently. Positioned as the 'Urban Toughroader’, the Tiago NRG is not only enhanced aesthetically with an SUV inspired design giving it a muscular look but is also tuned further with a higher ground clearance to give a to...

Komaki's thoughtfully designed EV - XGT X5 - gains momentum with elderly and specially abled people

Komaki has taken the EV market by storm in the last two quarters with a stellar sales performance across models. The growth of the EV division was driven by a nationwide expansion with multiple dealerships coming up in the northern and southern states of India. The growing adoption of EVs is visible among the masses as is indicated by the sales figures in the last two quarters. A total of 21,000 units have already been sold in the first half of 2021 – testimony to the growth pace of the...

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...

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...

Bajaj Auto launches Dominar 250 Dual Tone Edition with 3 new colours

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, has launched the Dual Tone Edition for Dominar 250 giving riding enthusiasts a fresh impetus to begin their touring explorations. It will be available at an attractive price of Rs. 1,54,176, which makes it one of the most desirable touring bikes in India. Dominar 250 will now come in new, exciting, and dynamic colour options of Racing Red Matt Silver, Citrus Rush Matt Silver and Sparkling Black Matt Sil...

Mahindra unveils its all-new visual identity crafted exclusively for the SUV portfolio

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. today unveiled its new visual identity including a brand-new logo that will differentiate its SUV portfolio. The all-new visual identity is in tune with the company’s focus to be makers of sophisticated and authentic SUVs. The new identity will be communicated through a digital (watch the brand film here) and television campaign. Acclaimed actor Naseeruddin Shah and celebrated music composers Ehsaan-Loy have breathed life into this campaign, by lending ...

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...

TKM unveils ‘Virtual Showroom’ for customers to ‘Experience Toyota from Anywhere’

In the true spirit of its Customer First philosophy, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today launched a one-of-its-kind ‘Virtual Showroom’ to further digitalize customer experience in the new normal. The virtual showroom enables customers to seamlessly look through their favourite Toyota vehicles online, and also helps them book their dream car directly from the virtual showroom. It is already integrated with payment gateway and will soon facilitate the best offers...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover inaugurates new retailer showroom in Chennai

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the opening of a new Retailer showroom in Chennai by VST Grandeur. The impressive state-of-the-art facility is located at the prime location of Anna Salai on Mount Road offering excellent customer convenience.  It is spread over two levels, covering an area of 1 350 m2 with 11 cars on display. This new facility complements the existing JLR showroom & service facility on Poonamallee High Road in offering premium customer expe...

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 ...

Mercedes-Benz introduces an innovative ‘Marketplace’ platform; aims at scaling up its pre-owned car business in India

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today announced the launch of an innovative ‘direct customer to customer’ selling platform called ‘Marketplace’. It provides both buyers and sellers of ‘Marketplace’ distinct benefits related to best price guarantee, enhanced inventory of certified vehicles available online, ease of transaction, a hassle-free experience and complete transparency in the entire process. With this ...

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...

‘India Electrified’ with Ampere, achieves milestone of 100,000 EV customers in 400 towns

Ampere Vehicles, the fast growing e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has accelerated India’s journey towards EV by creating a new milestone of 100,000 EV customers base in over 400 towns across the country. Over the last few years, Ampere Vehicles has emerged as one of the leading affordable, reliable electric vehicle brands in the mass mobility segment with increased acceptance from customers (both B2B & B2C) and fast growing channel partners. Ampere Vehicles is acce...

Renault India presents all new Kiger to Tokyo Olympics 2020 Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Renault, which is in its 10th year of operations in India, presented Renault Kiger to the Ace weightlifter and #TokyoOlympics2020 Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stunning performance on the world stage and making every Indian proud of her feat. Hailing from a village in East Imphal, Mirabai not only lifted the spirits of the entire nation but with her dedication and commitment, she also became an inspiration for other athletes. Her journey finds resonance with a billion Ind...

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-...

Tata Motors names its upcoming SUV - PUNCH

Following a grand unveil at the Auto Expo 2020 as the H2X Concept, Tata Motors is now gearing up to launch the newest addition to its SUV lineup. The Company has christened this highly anticipated SUV as ‘PUNCH’. Leading up to its national launch this festive season, Tata Motors has today officially unveiled the PUNCH, its first SUV built on ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), developed under Impact 2.0 design language. Designed for the next generation user...

Yamaha launches MT-15 Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Edition

Staying true to its commitment of introducing Exciting, Stylish, and Sporty models under ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand direction, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. today announced the Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP inspired Edition of the MT-15 at Rs. 1,47,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The all-new MT-15 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 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP edit...

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...

Tata Motors honours Olympians who narrowly miss podium finish but inspire billions

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand today handed over the keys of Altroz - the gold standard of hatchbacks to the Indian athletes who narrowly missed the bronze medal in the recently held Tokyo Olympics. They may not have won a medal but have won hearts of millions and inspired billions through their commendable performances. To recognize and congratulate them, Tata Motors honored 24 Olympians across categories such as Hockey, Wrestling, Golf, Boxing and Di...

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...

KTM completes 10 years redefining performance motorcycling in India; Announces exciting owners benefits

KTM, World’s #1 premium motorcycle brand celebrates 10 successful years in India. Over the past decade, KTM has consistently built aspiration amongst the performance seeking young biking enthusiasts with motorcycles that are at the heart of it – “Ready to Race”. This philosophy has enabled KTM to build & grow the premium motorcycling segment by staying ahead of the curve in terms of performance, technology, design, features, and experience. The KTM range in Indi...

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...

All-new Tata Safari debuts in the Himalayan country of Nepal

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, in partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., has launched its premium flagship SUV – The All-new Safari in Nepal. With a compelling blend of comfort, performance and prestige, the all-new 7-seater will available at a starting price of NPR 81.99 Lakhs, appealing to the modern day, contemporary SUV customers who desire the perfect mix of power and elegant sophistication. Tata Motors has also unveiled the "Adventure" perso...

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...

TVS Motor Company launches TVS ‘Built To Order’ platform

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, launched TVS ‘Built To Order’ (BTO) platform, marking its foray into the factory customisation and personalisation platform today. The new business vertical, the TVS BTO platform will empower the customers to customise and personalise their vehicles when making a purchase, which will be built directly at the factory as per their requirement(s). This further strengthens the company’s co...

Tata Motors drives in All New Tigor EV Sedan with Ziptron technology

Following the recent grand unveil, Tata Motors is all set to excite the electric vehicle market with the launch of the Tigor EV. Starting today, the Tigor EV deliveries will commence for the personal segment. Following the footstep of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4 star rating for adult (12.00 points out of 17.00) and child (37.24 points out of 49.00) occupant protection. Set to scale new heights in the dynamic world of electr...

Triumph Motorcycles launches its latest performance icon - 2021 Speed Twin in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles announced the launch of the new Speed Twin in India today. The epitome of classic elegance has been redefined with this edition of the 2021 Speed Twin. With the perfect combination of character, style and genuine sports performance, the new Speed Twin is significantly updated for 2021 with higher performance, better handling, enhanced technology and even more premium custom style and detailing. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shoeb F...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels launches 75 Used Car stores across India!

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd (MFCWL), India’s leading multi-brand pre-owned cars retailer, launched 75 new state-of-the-art franchise stores across Tier I/II/III cities of India. The addition of these new stores has now strengthened MFCWL’s market leadership in the organized used car segment. These stores have been added across 17 states of the country – Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, ...

Hero Electric enters into strategic partnership with Wheels EMI Pvt Ltd to boost Electric 2W sales

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two-wheeler company today announced its collaboration with Wheels EMI Private Limited to offer easy financing options for the purchase of electric two-wheelers in India. Hero Electric currently sells over 10,000 two-wheelers every month, of which 40% comes from rural pockets of India. With this partnership, the company expects a rise in sales and is projected to double them over last year by 2021 With rising fuel prices and modification ...

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 ...

Switch Mobility Ltd appoints Mahesh Babu to key leadership roles

Switch Mobility Ltd is proud to announce that Mahesh Babu has joined the company and will hold two leadership positions with immediate effect: Chief Operating Officer of Switch Mobility Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Switch Mobility, India.  Mr. Babu has over 25 years of experience in mobility and joins Switch from Mahindra Electric where he was Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric launched six ne...

New Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition inspired by 'No Time To Die'

Land Rover SV Bespoke has created a new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, ahead of its world premiere later this month. Available to order as a Defender 110 or 90 and inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die, the stealthy Defender V8 Bond Edition features an Extended Black Pack with 50.80 cm (20) Satin Dark Grey wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake calipers and a ‘Defe...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches ‘xEV SHIKSHA’ Web App to improve awareness, promote adoption of EVs

In line with the Government of India’s mission to foster adoption of electrified vehicles and following the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of the xEV SHIKSHA web application. SHIKSHA, which stands for Smart Hub of Information and Knowledge about Self-Charging Hybrid for All, is an initiative to educate and create awareness among customers and the public about electrified vehicle (xEV) technologies, their benefits to them and ...

BMW'S two-wheeled solution for urban mobility of tomorrow: i Vision AMBY

With the BMW i Vision AMBY, the first high-speed pedelec for urbanists, the BMW Group is presenting a visionary two-wheeled solution for the urban mobility of tomorrow. From the outside, the BMW i Vision AMBY looks similar to an e-bike, but it offers significantly more possibilities. It is one of five different concept vehicles with which the BMW Group is presenting its vision of individual mobility in cities and their surrounding areas at the IAA Mobility event. Under a single umbrella spann...

Komaki ramps up production ahead of Festive Season

Ever since its inception in the year 2016, Komaki has been hailed for revolutionising the automobile industry with its unique electric vehicles. It has stuck to its objective of bringing to the fore innovative, environment friendly, high standard and cost effective electric vehicles. Komaki’s sales raked up in 2021, with a whopping 21,000 vehicles being sold across all its showrooms present in every corner of the nation. As the festive season in India inches nearer, Komak...

Hyundai Motor presents Carbon Neutral Commitment at IAA Mobility 2021

Hyundai Motor Company today announced its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2045 at IAA Mobility 2021. Hyundai’s integrated strategy to achieve carbon neutrality rests on the following three pillars: clean mobility, next-generation platforms, and green energy. Hyundai is showcasing the full breadth of its electrified vehicle lineup and latest solutions to progress with positive energy at this year’s IAA taking place from September 6 to 12 in Munich, Germany. “Unde...

TVS Motor Company expands and strengthens its presence in South Africa

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, today announced their new distribution partnership with ETG Logistics (ETGL).  TVS Motor Company ranks amongst the top five two-wheeler companies in the world with a presence in over 70 countries across Africa, South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America and the Middle East. ETGL is a division of ETG (Export Trading Group) – a global conglomerate present in 48 countries with expertise ...

Greaves Electric Mobility announces the launch of ‘AutoEVmart’, a multi-brand EV retail platform

Greaves, one of India’s leading and diversified engineering companies, on the occasion of World EV Day is introducing a multi-brand EV Retail platform under the brand name- ‘AutoEVmart’; bringing together all-electric vehicle-related products such as 2-Wheeler, 3-Wheeler vehicles along with accessories under one roof. With this endeavor, the company will be able to improve customer service and provide them with a unique electric vehicle experience. This comes in line with...

TVS Motor Company launches the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in Nepal

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, introduced its new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (single-channel ABS) motorcycle with innovative segment-first features in Nepal today. The motorcycle stands tall to its promise of delivering cutting edge technology, using years of racing experience and pedigree. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R Dilip, President – International Business, TVS Motor Company, said, “The TVS Apache seri...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz clocks 3 Lakh sales; Fastest ever in the Premium Sedan Segment

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has attained sales of 300,000 units fastest in the premium sedan segment. Inspired by elegance with luxury, Ciaz comes packed with segment leading space, plush interiors and a powerful 1.5 litre petrol engine with Smart Hybrid technology that offers best in class fuel-efficiency. Equipped with NEXA Safety Shield’s advanced safety features, Ciaz provides safety assurance to the customers. Speaking on the milestone, Shashank Sr...

Škoda Auto announces 'Compact Workshops': A unique service concept

Škoda Auto India announced a unique initiative - ‘Škoda Compact Workshops’, which aims to enhance customer service experience. Through this, the brand will open 30 new compact workshops across the country by the end of this year. The concept of compact workshops is aimed at expanding the service touchpoints, in line with Škoda Auto India’s focussed customer-centric strategy. Going forward, all sales branches in non-metro locations will ...

Greaves Retail launches first Multi-brand EV Retail Store ‘AutoEVmart’ in Bengaluru

Greaves Cotton, one of the leading diversified engineering companies in the country, announces its foray into the multi-brand EV segment with the launch of its first multi-brand EV retail store ‘AutoEVmart’ in Bengaluru, located at HRBR Layout, 1st Block in Kalyan Nagar. It is set to launch AutoEVmart stores in other important cities and towns of the country in a phase-wise manner. Through this dedicated electric vehicle store, Greaves Electric Mobility aims to bring ...

Maruti Suzuki Swift clocks cumulative sales of 2.5 million units

Reigning over Indian roads for more than 16 years, India’s favorite premium hatchback Swift’s success has been nothing short of phenomenal. India’s No. 1 selling car of 2020-21 has transcended its own records by clocking cumulative sales of 2.5 million units. Swift had created the premium hatchback segment in the country, with its launch in 2005. Delivering unmatched driving experience, global styling, outstanding performance and immense customer fan following, Swift has ...

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...

Tata Motors announces commercial launch of the ‘XPRES T EV’ for fleet customers with FAME subsidy pricing

Following a nation-wide introduction of the XPRES brand in July 2021, Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the commercial launch of its first electric sedan under XPRES brand – the XPRES-T EV, exclusively for fleet customers. Targeted at mobility services, corporate and government fleet customers, the XPRES-T EV will come with an optimal battery size, captive fast charging solution, which will ensure outstandingly low cost of ownership in a...

ATUM Charge launches its first charging station in Hyderabad

The first ATUM Charge, 100% Green, Self-Sustaining, Solar-Powered EV Charging Station was launched at SP Road,Secunderabad, Hyderabad, by Dr. G Vivekanand, Chairman, Visaka Industries Limited. ATUM Charge helps customers truly adopt sustainableand eco-friendly ways of commute as it is an ecosystem that&nbs...

Catch National Geographic’s new documentary ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’ about revolutionizing EV Industry

Energy powers the world. But the emissions generated from fossil fuels have deepened the claws of the carbon footprint on our planet. Highlighting the importance of ground-breaking innovation to build a clean-green India, National Geographic in India is all set to bring forth Tata Motors’ mission to mainstream EV technology in India, and its efforts to make the country evolve to electric.  Titled ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’, the exclusive documentary...

TVS Motor Company launches Naked Street Design ‘TVS Raider’ motorcycle globally for Gen Z

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of the feature-rich offering in the 125cc segment TVS Raider for the aspirational young customers in India and globally.  The distinctly young and sporty motorcycle comes with first-in-class features such as a reverse LCD digital speedometer, optional 5-inch TFT cluster with Voice Assist, multiple ride modes and first-in-segment under-se...

TVS Motor Company forays into personal e-mobility business with majority stake in European e-bike brand EGO Movement

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, today announced a partnership with EGO Movement as a majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal through its Singapore Subsidiary TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The partnership is in line with TVS Motor Company’s commitment to building an aspirational product portfolio while nurturing sustainable and scalable brands. It also reiterates the company’s strategy to expand its global presence in developed m...

Tata Motors launches prestigious #Gold edition of its flagship SUV – The Safari

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand today launched the exclusive edition of its flagship SUV – the Safari #Gold priced at INR 21.89 lakhs. Gearing up for the festive season and taking the prestige of the Safari a notch higher, this edition features an artful blend of class and hi-tech features. The Safari #Gold edition will be available in two carefully crafted, special colour - ways that accentuate the Safari’s stunning design even further. The White Gold,...

ExxonMobil expands its synthetic engine oil range; Launches Mobil Super SUV Pro for Sport Utility Vehicles

ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation, today announced the launch of Mobil SuperTM All-in-One Protection SUV Pro synthetic engine oil. The launch comes at a time when sales of sport utility vehicles have grown from strength to strength, accounting for about one-third of new passenger vehicle sales. “People are turning to SUVs to more easily manoeuvre through dense traffic, handle bad weather conditions, and drive over rugged terrain.&n...

Tata Motors celebrates 10,000 EV customers

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today recorded a remarkable feat of on-boarding its 10,000th EV customer. Leading the electric vehicle segment, this new milestone signifies a growing number of delighted customers of a Tata EV.  The first 10,000 EVs have been led by the early adopters and with this encouragement Tata Motors has built a viable roadmap for the future and is committed to staying on course with making EVs mainstream. On achieving th...

BMW Motorrad India announces third edition of the Indian National Qualifier for International GS Trophy 2022

The Indian National Qualifier rounds for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2022 will be hosted across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Bhubaneshwar. The winners of the qualifier rounds will compete at National Finals for ‘Team India’ position. Registration for the Indian National Qualifier is open to all male and female BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.  Three winners of the Indian National Qualifier will proudly represent the country at BMW Motorrad International GS Troph...

Tata Motors launches all-new NRG in Nepal

In partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand launched yet another exciting product under its ‘New Forever’ range - the all-new NRG at a starting price of NPR 33.75 Lakhs. A testament of class and style, it is designed specifically for young and dynamic customers seeking a sporty SUV-like performance from their hatchback. Positioned as the ‘Urban Toughroader’, the NRG is not only enhanced with an aggressive front ...

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...

Jaguar XF makes its 007 debut in 'No Time To Die'

The Jaguar XF will demonstrate its exceptional performance and exhilarating driving dynamics in a thrilling chase sequence in the new James Bond film No Time To Die in cinemas on September 30 2021. Filmed in Matera, Southern Italy, two XF saloons weave through the narrow, twisting city streets, driving across piazzas and down cobbled steps in pursuit of James Bond. The XF's lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension design enable exceptiona...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor clocks domestic wholesales of 9284 units in September 2021

Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced that the company sold a total of 9284 units in the month of September 2021, thereby registering a growth of 14% when compared to the domestic sales in the month of September 2020. The cumulative wholesales of TKM for the period January to September 2021 stands at 94,493 units when compared to 47,743 units sold in the corresponding period last year, thereby registering a growth of 98%. Commenting on the sales, Mr. V. Wiseline Sigamani, Associate G...

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...

Tata Motors unveils the power packed PUNCH

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile brand, today unveiled India’s first sub-compact SUV, the Tata PUNCH. The latest addition to Tata Motor’s popular ‘New Forever’ range of cars and SUVs, the PUNCH reinforces the four core pillars that define all Tata SUVs- Stunning Design, Versatile and Engaging Performance, Roomy and Spacious Interiors, and Absolute Safety. Available in 4 distinct personas with both Manual (MT) and Automatic (AMT) transmission options alo...

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...

Deliveries for Jaguar's Performance SUV F-Pace SVR commence in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that it has started deliveries of the new Jaguar F-PACE SVR in India. Sitting at the pinnacle of the Jaguar performance SUV range, the new F-PACE SVR is faster than ever and features motorsport-inspired exterior design, a luxurious interior and the latest connected technologies.  Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “The arrival of F-PACE SVR in India is an exciting moment for us and we are sure t...

TVS Motor Company signs MoU with Tata Power to collaborate on electric two-wheeler charging eco-system in India

TVS Motor Company, one of the leading manufacturers of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, entered into a strategic partnership with Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power company.  As part of the MoU, the two companies agreed to drive the comprehensive implementation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) across India and deploy solar power technologies at TVS Motor locations.   The partnership aims to create a large ded...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches new Legender 4X4 variant

In line with Toyota’s philosophy of making “Ever- Better Cars”, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled a new 4X4 variant of its highly successful SUV, Legender. The Legender was first launched in January 2021 in 4X2 diesel variant together with the new Toyota Fortuner. The Legender is uniquely positioned as “Powered in Style” to cater to the diverse needs of both performance enthusiasts and those seeking a luxury SUV. Its bold proportions bring to li...

Triumph motorcycles enriches ownership and aftersales experience with its ‘Total Care’ program

With an aim to enhance customer service experience, iconic British premium motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles has launched its ‘Total Care’ program for customers to experience Triumph’s premium range of services and products. The Total care umbrella covers a wide variety of services offered by Triumph, ranging from online service bookings and Extended Warranty (EW) to RSA, service packages and Triumph approved to name a few. The Total Care platform has been introduced to f...

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...

Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 2,51,689 in Q2 FY22

The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in Q2 FY22, including Jaguar Land Rover, were at 2,51,689 nos., higher by 24%, as compared to Q2 FY21. Global wholesales of all Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range in Q2 FY22 were at 89,055 nos., higher by 57%, over Q2 FY21. Global wholesales of all passenger vehicles in Q2 FY22 were at 1,62,634 nos., higher by 11% as compared to Q2 FY21. Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover were 78,251 vehicles (*...

Tata Motors to raise $1 BN in its Passenger EV business at a valuation of upto $9.1 BN from TPG Rise Climate

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) and TPG Rise Climate have today entered into a binding agreement whereby TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ, shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. TPG Rise Climate along with co-investors shall invest Rs 7,500 Cr in compulsory convertible instruments to secure between 11 % to 15 % stake in this company translating to an equity valuation of up to $9.1 bn. The new company shall leverage all existing...

KTM RC Range Gen-2 launched – Racetrack DNA for the street

The KTM RC Range has been a staple Supersport model in the KTM lineup for a number of years, bringing true sports bike styling, handling, and performance. The 2022 KTM RC Range has undergone a major transformation, with an all-new chassis, improved ergonomics, class leading performance, updated electronics, and Grand Prix-inspired styling.   The range once again consists of the KTM RC 125, KTM RC 200, and range-topping KTM RC 390. True to form, the KTM RC Range motorcycles embrac...

Tata Punch, India’s first sub-compact SUV, also India’s safest car

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile brand, today announced that its most recent addition to its popular ‘New Forever’ range of SUVs, the Tata Punch, also India’s first sub-compact SUV has become the latest recipient of the 5-star rating (16.453) for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating (40.891) for child occupant protection from Global NCAP, the foremost global car assessment programme. The Punch is third car from Tata Motors to receive this recognition afte...

Ampere Electric launches new e-scooter Magnus EX

Ampere Electric, the e2w brand under Greaves Electric Mobility, has expanded its popular Magnus range with new addition- Magnus EX. This large family e-scooter epitomizes best-in-class comfort and functionally superior performance with host of improved & innovative features. With an extraordinary mileage of 121 Kms per charge as per ARAI, Magnus EX comes at an attractive price of INR 68,999/- (Ex-showroom Pune price). With additional state Government incentiv...

Škoda Auto takes on worldwide responsibility for Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 Global Platform

Škoda Auto is now responsible for developing the Volkswagen Group’s existing MQB-A0 Global Platform. This will be used by the Group brands Škoda and Volkswagen to develop new entry-level models for regions with high growth potential including India, Russia, Africa as well as the ASEAN countries and Latin America. On the heels of Škoda’s specially adapted MQB-A0-IN platform for the Indian market, the Czech carmaker is taking on responsibility for a global platf...

Renault Kiger offers Best-In-Segment Mileage

Renault, which is in its 10th year of operations in India, today announced a special feat achieved by its new sub-four metre compact SUV, Kiger. Powered by a world-class turbocharged 1.0L petrol engine Kiger not only offers more performance and a sporty drive, but also boasts best in segment fuel efficiency of 20.5 Kmpl, as per the ARAI Testing Certification. Renault Kiger is fitted with a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine, with a power output of 100 P...

Royal Enfield launches an exclusive range of Limited Edition Helmets celebrating it’s 120th Anniversary

Celebrating it’s 120th anniversary, Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, today unveiled the concept of an exclusive range of limited-edition helmets consisting of 12 designs- each inspired from a poster/advertorial from one of the twelve decades of the brand’s legacy. Each helmet is hand painted and only 120 units for each design have been made. These helmets retell the stories of the last 120 years and customers now have an opportunit...

Tata Motors launches India’s first sub-compact SUV- PUNCH

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile brand, today launched its latest offering in its ‘New Forever’ range of SUVs, Tata Punch, India’s first sub-compact SUV and the recipient of the much-coveted Global NCAP 5-star rating (16.453) for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating (40.891) for child occupant protection. With several industry-first features up its sleeves, the Tata PUNCH reinforces the four core pillars that define all Tata SUVs- Stunning Design, Versatile and Engaging ...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches Innova Crysta Limited Edition this festive season

To make this festive season more exciting, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of Toyota Innova Crysta Limited Edition with cool new Tech features to bring thrill and fun to its existing legacy of Quality, Durability & Reliability. Designed to offer exclusivity and convenience, the package is crafted to elevate the practicality and enhance user experience of the legendary MPV. The Innova Crysta is loaded with many features like Apple Car Play and Android...

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...

TVS Motor Company to partner with Bahwan International Group for strengthening its presence in Iraq

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, signed a tri-party deal arrangement with Bahwan International Group. The signing ceremony was held today at Bahwan International Group, between Sheikh Ahmed Bahwan, Chairman Bahwan International Group and Mr Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director – TVS Motor Company in Muscat, Oman. As per the tri-party deal arrangement, ARATA International FZC will be the new distributor.  Bui...

Bajaj Auto launches the new Dominar 400 with factory-fitted touring accessories

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, has launched the new Dominar 400 upgrade. The Sports Tourer now gets factory-fitted touring accessories and is tailormade for riders who prefer strong touring essentials.  The Dominar 400, now in its new avatar, has a more distinctive front end with an angular and stylish tall visor. Developed with cutting edge CFD technology, the tall visor is designed to offer good wind-blast protection thus improving ri...

Komaki Electric Vehicles to soon launch their revolutionary Electric Cruiser Bike

Delhi-based EV manufacturer, Komaki Electric Vehicles, has announced that it is going to launch India’s first electric cruiser bike in January  2022. The launch is poised to shake up the Indian EV motorcycle segment and get more people interested in buying electric vehicles. . This stunning electric bike is going to be affordable for every customer. Indian market lacks quality cruisers and most Indian customers dream of owning a Harley Davidson and an Indian Motorcycle, but they...

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...

Kia’s acclaimed design philosophy inspires iconic art sculptures

Kia Corporation’s revered new design philosophy – ‘Opposites United’ – has helped to shape and craft a series of thought-provoking art sculptures displayed at this year’s Gwangju Design Biennale in Korea. Launched earlier this year, the daring and bold ‘Opposites United’ philosophy has been highly praised by design critics around the world, with the language taking inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity.  At the c...

Deliveries of Mahindra XUV700 commence

The deliveries for the new XUV700 have commenced today. Mahindra also handed over the keys of the Gold Edition XUV700 to Sumit Antil, Gold medal winner for F64 Men's javelin throw. He is among the first few recipients of the XUV700.  Designed by Pratap Bose, EVP and Chief Design Officer, M&M Ltd., this custom-made XUV700 in midnight black, that sports tasteful gold accent inside and out, is a sight to behold. The Gold Edition XUV700 includes: Immortalizing the record...

TVS Motor Company launches Naked Street Design ‘TVS Raider’ motorcycle in Nepal for Gen Z

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of the feature-rich offering in the 125cc segment TVS Raider for the aspirational young customers in Nepal. The distinctly young and sporty motorcycle comes with first-in-class features such as an LCD digital speedometer, 3V i-Touch Start, animalistic LED headlamp and first-in-segment under-seat storage. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R Dil...

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...

MG Astor debuts on Indian roads with more than 500 deliveries on Dhanteras

After receiving a good response for Astor, India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology, MG Motor India has delivered the first batch of more than 500 vehicles to customers on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. This is particularly special considering acute shortage of chips. The company is trying its best to improve the availability to meet its initial target of 4000-5000 deliveries by December end 2021. ...

Jaguar Racing unveil new Title Partner, Livery and Organisation updates ahead of 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Tata Consultancy Services join iconic British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner ahead of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The team will be known as Jaguar TCS Racing. The leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services expand on their global sponsorship portfolio in endurance running events which includes the TCS New York City Marathon, TCS London Marathon, TCS Amsterdam Marathon and more - will ...

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&...

Venu Srinivasan of TVS Motor Company awarded Padma Bhushan

Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company, was today presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.  Mr. Srinivasan was presented the country’s third-highest civilian award to honour his contribution to the field of trade and industry. He is known to be passionate about his commitment to society through a unique model of village development in South India.  Mr. Venu Sr...

Battery Swapping Market Leader, Battery Smart, Raises $7 Million in Pre-Series A Round

Battery Smart, India’s largest and fastest-growing battery swapping network for electric vehicles, today announced that it raised a Pre-Series A round of $7 million. The funding round was led by Blume Ventures and Orios Ventures, along with investments from Green Frontier Capital, Baring Private Equity India, and notable angels like Srinivas Anumolu (Founder - Elance, TutorVista, Bigbasket, Bluestone), K Ganesh (Serial Entrepreneur & Partner - GrowthStory.in), Niraj Singh, (Founder ...

Ki Mobility launches Digital Mobility platform for Electric Vehicles

Ki Mobility Solutions, India’s first full-stack O-to-O (online to offline) digital platform that operates myTVS brand - India’s largest integrated multi-brand vehicle service provider - today announced the launch of a comprehensive digital mobility service platform for electric vehicles (EV). Accordingly, Ki Mobility will offer its entire portfolio of solutions and pan India network to help EV manufacturers to jump-start their operations across the country. ...

Mercedes-Benz strengthens its presence in Bengaluru; inaugurates state-of-the-art new workshop under ‘MAR 2020’ brand presentation

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today inaugurated a state-of-art new workshop facility of Akshaya Motors, at Bengaluru’s prime location of Hosur Road. This is Mercedes-Benz’s first facility in the southern market based on MAR 2020, the new brand presentation of the Three Pointed Star. MAR 2020 brand presentation includes a combination of spatial design, innovative advisory processes and the introduction of digitalization in service, ens...

Maruti Suzuki launches India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car*: All-New Celerio

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the launch of its much-awaited compact hatchback – stylish All-New Celerio. India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car*, the All-New Celerio offers a stellar mileage of 26.68 km/l**. Powered by next-generation Dual Jet, Dual VVT K-Series engine with Idle Start-Stop technology, it offers a spirited drive experience. Equipped with new-age design, enhanced road presence, host of safety, and smart features, the All-New Celerio is all set ...

Mahindra XUV700 ranks No.1 in Safety by GNCAP with highest combined safety score

Mahindra surpassed its own safety records and secured 5-star Global NCAP rating for XUV700. It has the highest combined safety score (Adult Child) of 57.69 out of a total of 66.00, among the Indian vehicles tested so far by Global NCAP which makes XUV700 the safest Indian vehicle and the first full-size 7-seater SUV in the country to receive 5-Star Rating. As a part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, it has achieved an adult score of 16.03 out of 17.00. It has also secured a child safety s...

Kia teases Concept EV9 – a manifestation of its vision as a sustainable mobility solutions provider

Kia today revealed the first official images of the Kia Concept EV9, an all-electric SUV concept that embodies the company’s commitment to become a sustainable mobility solutions provider. Following the launch of EV6, the Kia Concept EV9 is an intriguing glimpse into the future direction of the all-electric SUV, combining progressive design, state-of-the-art tech, and an advanced all-electric powertrain in one pioneering package. The first visuals of the concept SUV show an ultram...

Norton Motorcycles opens new Global Headquarters

Norton Motorcycles has announced the completion of its new global headquarters. The all-new facility houses state-of-the-art manufacturing capability and the company’s new global design and R&D hub. It forms a key part of Norton’s strategic growth plan on its journey to becoming the world-leader in luxury hand-crafted motorcycles. The new HQ is a clear display of significant commitment by TVS Motor Company in its prosperous partnership with Norton Motorcycles. Within just 1...

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-...

Komaki to launch its latest high-speed scooter 'Venice' in 10 colors

Delhi-based EV manufacturer, Komaki Electric Vehicles, has announced that it is going to launch its new electric scooter under the moniker of ‘’VENICE’’. This will be the 5th addition to its range of high-speed registration models. It will be made available in 10 poppy colors at an affordable price to please the Indian customers. Equipped with regenerative braking, repair switch, and mobile connectivity, this model is going to be a perfect blend of modern tec...

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 ...

Honda unveils Grazia125 Repsol Honda Team Edition in India

Revving ahead to bring more excitement for passionate riders, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today unveiled the Grazia125 Repsol Honda Team Edition in India. The machines of the Repsol Honda racing team inspired the graphics and design theme of this special edition along with vibrant orange wheel rims to accentuate the excitement of the racing fans in India.  Speaking about Honda’s Racing DNA, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, Pres...

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...

Yamaha Launches the All-New YZF-R15S V3.0 with a Unibody Seat

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. as a part of its captivating brand campaign “The Call of the Blue”, announced an all new ‘Unibody seat’ variant for the YZF-R15 V3.0 supersport motorcycle, to meet customer demand. The new YZF-R15S V3 (Unibody Seat) variant will be sold alongside the YZF-R15 V4 model across all the authorized Yamaha dealerships in India. The YZF-R15S V3 is priced at INR 157,600 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in Racing Blue co...

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...

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. selects BlackBerry QNX to power Cockpit Domain Controller for Next-Generation XUV700 SUV

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), one of India’s leading automotive companies, today announced that a Cockpit Domain Controller (CDC) that leverages the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX® Hypervisor has now entered mass production. This leading-edge CDC platform has been selected to power M&M Ltd.’s new XUV700 SUV, offering Indian consumers a mor...

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...

Honda Expands miniMOTO Family with Fun, Approachable, Affordable Navi

American Honda confirmed today that the Navi miniMOTO will be offered in the U.S. market for the 2022 model year. Small, accessible, enjoyable and priced extremely competitively, the Navi appeals to a wide range of customers, especially those just learning to ride. The model has a fuel-efficient, user-friendly 110cc engine and an automatic transmission – so no shift lever or clutch lever. The look is sporty and fun, and the seat has a low, 30.1 inch height, so most riders can touch t...

Greaves Electric Mobility opens its largest EV production facility in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu

Greaves Electric Mobility, the E-Mobility arm of Greaves Cotton Limited and one of the market leaders in the E-2W and E-3W segments, inaugurated its largest EV production facility in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The 35-acre plant built to preserve the green terrain surrounding the site is located in the Industrial Centre of Tamil Nadu and will serve as an electric mobility hub for both domestic and export markets.  The Plant is part of the INR 700 crore investment roadmap announced by the Com...

Royal Enfield marks 120th year with Anniversary Edition models of the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 motorcycles

It was in November 1901 that Royal Enfield launched its first motorcycle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London, kickstarting the journey of an iconic brand which has since inspired millions in their pursuit of pure motorcycling over the last 120 years. From these humble beginnings in 1901, Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, has been a preserver of the legacy of building simple, fun and authentic motorcycles, to date. To mark this milestone year, Royal Enfiel...

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...

Bounce partners with Park to scale battery swapping infrastructure across 3,500 locations pan India

Bounce, India’s first smart mobility solution and Park , a Super App for car users, announced the entry into a strategic partnership to strengthen the EV ecosystem across the country by setting up 3,500 battery swapping stations across 10 cities in India. This smart framework will be available at locations like residential societies, key parking spaces, malls, corporate offices, etc. for customers to find the nearest swapping station on their Bounce App or Park app.  Bounce is...

BYD India strengthens its presence in country; Ropes in 6 dealers covering 8 key cities

BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed world's leading new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD, today announced the expansion of dealer network across key strategic EV markets in India. Established in Chennai, BYD India now is in association with six renowned auto dealers to strengthen its presence in India. BYD provides integrated new energy solutions encompassing energy acquisition, storage, and application. In a drive to revolutionize the India EV segment for creatin...

Department of Posts Releases Commemorative Postage Stamp to mark 75 years of the Mahindra Group

A special Commemorative Postage Stamp to mark the 75th anniversary of Mahindra Group was released by Devusinh Chauhan, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications along with Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group in the presence of officials from the Department of Post and colleagues from the Mahindra Group.  Speaking on the occasion, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications said, “Over the last 75 years, the Mahindra Group...

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...

Norton Motorcycles reveals new V4 Cafe Racer Prototype

Norton Motorcycles has revealed a prototype of the V4CR, a naked Café Racer derivative of the V4SV superbike. This is the first prototype to be designed, engineered and built at the recently opened global headquarters in the UK. Sharing the same engineering DNA, 185bhp 1200cc V4 engine and engineering advancements from the V4SV, the new V4CR’s stripped-back appearance showcases the unrivalled craftmanship and uncompromising quality behind one of t...

BSA Motorcycles unveil new generation model at Motorcycle Live

BSA Motorcycles is delighted to officially reveal their first new model on Saturday 4 December at Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham. The new BSA Gold Star is classified as a modern classic motorcycle, and its form is instantly recognisable as a BSA. A design icon of its era redefined to reclaim its glory in the current times, the new BSA Gold Star’s design is a befitting evolution of the brand’s most successful motorcycle.  Announcing the reveal of the new motorcyc...

Hero Motorcorp launches Harley-Davidson Sportster® S at India Bike Week 2021

Hero MotoCorp, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson in India, has announced the arrival of the iconic American company’s all-new sport custom motorcycle, the Sportster® S, at the special edition of India Bike Week held in the beautiful Aamby Valley, India. The Sportster® S starting price is INR 15,51,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Ushering in a new era of Sportster performance, the bike is designed to deliver extraordinary power and performance, elevating ...

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...

Jio-bp and Mahindra Group sign MoU for EV and low-carbon solutions

Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML), operating under the brand name Jio-bp and The Mahindra Group, today announced a non-binding MoU for exploring creation of EV products and services, alongside identifying synergies in low-carbon and conventional fuels. The MoU also covers evaluating charging solutions by Jio-bp for Mahindra vehicles including electric 3 and 4 wheelers, quadricycles and e-SCV (Small Commercial Vehicles – sub 4 ton). This would include captive fleets and last-mile mobil...

MG Motor India to drive in an electric vehicle at INR 10-15 lakh by next fiscal

MG Motor India will drive in an electric vehicle priced between Rs 10-15 lakh by the end of the next fiscal to rev up its play in the country's electric mobility space. The company which currently sells electric SUV ZS EV will launch an electric crossover vehicle based on a global platform but customised for the Indian market as its next new product.MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba Said, "Our next product after SUV Astor, we have been thinking about an EV a...

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...

MG Motor India presents a personalized Hector to Tokyo Paralympics winner Bhavina Patel

MG Motor India, in association with The Vadodara Marathon, today presented a customized MG Hector to Tokyo Paralympics 2020 silver medal winner Bhavina Patel. India’s first internet-connected SUV, Hector, has been customized for the Indian para-athlete.   The vehicle has been redesigned to facilitate a pleasurable driving experience with safety measures like a hand-controlled lever to operate the accelerator and brakes, along with meticulously engineered wheelchair att...

First-ever BMW iX completely sold-out on launch

The BMW iX, first BMW electric all-wheel drive vehicle by BMW – has made a big impression in India with astonishing demand. The electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been completely sold-out on the day of launch itself. The first phase of bookings saw an overwhelming response by the customers online and at BMW India dealerships across the country. Deliveries will start by beginning of April 2022. BMW India will open the second phase of bookings in Q1 2022. Mr. Vikram Pawah, P...

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...

TVS Motor Company launches Marvel Spider-Man, and Thor inspired TVS NTORQ 125 scooters under the SuperSquad edition

TVS Motor Company, a globally reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer, has announced the launch of Marvel Spider-Man and Thor inspired scooters under the TVS NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition.  The new scooters will join the SuperSquad Edition inspired by Marvel Super Heroes – Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America launched last year.  The Company has been associated with Disney India’s consumer products business for the SuperSquad edition of TVS NTORQ 125, I...

Tata Motors joins hands with Government of Maharashtra to support setting up of a vehicle scrapping facility

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra, through the Industries, Energy and Labour Department, Government of Maharashtra, with an intent to support setting up a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in Maharashtra. The MoU was signed at the Conference on Investment Opportunities in Highway, Transport and Logistics in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in presence of Hon’ble...

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...

Maharashtra signs MoU with Mahindra Cero for multiple vehicle-scrapping units

Government of Maharashtra through the Industries, Energy and Labour Department has signed an MoU with Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.), India’s 1st government authorized vehicle recycler to set up additional world class vehicle scrapping centres in Maharashtra. The proposed scrappage centres will have the capacity of recycling end-of-life 2/ 3- wheelers, passenger/commercial vehicles in accordance with all the legal and environmental norms prescribed by CPCB and guidelines provi...

TVS Motor Company partners with what3words to offer a seamless navigation experience to customers

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, has today announced the integration of the innovative location technology, what3words into its customer app – TVS Connect. Beginning today, TVS Connect users can share and navigate to any location using three simple words. Illustrative of its industry-leading commitment to a superior customer experience through technology prowess, TVS Motor Company has become the first Indian two-wheeler manufacturer ...

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility signs MoU with the Government of Gujarat

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd (BSE Code: 538970) – one of the leading manufacturers of electric two-wheelers brand ‘Joy e-bike’, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gujarat government to invest Rs. 500 crore. The agreement aims to foster the growth of the electric vehicle industry and meet the government’s vision of strengthening green mobility in the state. The signing ceremony of MoU with the Gujarat Government took place as part of...

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...

e-A shwa® Automotive strengthens self-branded EV market presence with 12 models of electric two-wheelers

e-Ashwa® Automotive Private Limited, one of the leading and fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturing brands in the country, has strengthened its EVpresence in the country with the launch of its own e-Ashwa branded 12 models of electric two- wheelers – electric scooters & electric motorcycles in the market. These Lead and Lithium IonBattery operated two-wheelers are priced in the range of Rs. 58,000/- to Rs. 1,30,000/- (ex- Showroom Delhi price) and can be fu...

A new “First of its Kind” prototype beneath Modena skies

An early prototype of the new MC20 convertible has exited the gates of the historic Modena plant. This time, Maserati has selected a new look for its camouflage, featuring a play of clouds; after all, it is a convertible. Like the MC20 coupé, the new model remains one of a kind, daring in every way and designed for perfection. The body is made of carbon fibre and composite materials in its entirety, an identical solution studied for all the configurations to ...

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...

TVS Motor Company announces Race Performance series, inspired from TVS Racing’s race machine lineage

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the Race Performance (RP) series born from TVS Racing’s high-performance race machine lineage.  Backed by four decades of the rich racing heritage of TVS Racing, India’s first factory racing team, the Race Performance series will be introduced in the TVS Apache series of motorcycles.  The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product to be launched under the Race Perfo...

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’...

Amara Raja Batteries to invest in Europe-based InoBat

Amara Raja Batteries Limited (“Amara Raja” or “the Company”), India’s leading industrial and automotive battery major, today announced plans to invest in InoBat Auto (“InoBat”), a European technology developer and manufacturer of premium innovative batteries for E-mobility. The initial investment will give Amara Raja a key foothold in the thriving European EV ecosystem, where multiple battery gigafactories are being set up to su...

Bajaj Auto announces a new Electric Vehicle manufacturing unit for India and exports in Pune; vehicles to roll out by June 2022

Bajaj Auto Limited, ‘The World’s Favourite Indian’, today announced an investment of Rs 300 Cr (USD 40 Mn) and commenced work at a brand-new unit at Akurdi for manufacturing Electric Vehicles. This unit will have a production capacity of 500,000 EVs per annum. Akurdi (Pune) is also the site of the original Chetak scooter factory that made Bajaj Auto a household name in India.  Speaking about the new unit, Mr Rajiv Bajaj – Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces senior leadership changes for the Year 2022

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, today announced organizational changes effective from 1st January 2022. Key resources have been aligned and assigned responsibilities in a way, so as to drive synergy and efficiency throughout the organization. The Key Executive Changes announced are  – Mr. Raju B. Ketkale as Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Mr. Yoshinori Noritake as Executive Vice President & Chief Technical Officer Mr. Tadashi Asazuma as Executive Vice Presiden...

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 ...

Ampere inaugurates one-of-a-kind Experience Centre at Ranipet

Greaves Electric Mobility, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, begins the new year 2022 on a promising note with Ampere inaugurating its first one-of-a-kind Experience Centre at Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The new Experience Centre of Ampere, Greaves Electric Mobility’s two-wheeler arm, located at the newly launched mega EV facility in Ranipet, is uniquely designed with digital interventions that can enable the customer to understand & experience smart new...

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...

TVS Motor Company appoints Professor Venkat Viswanathan as Technical Advisor for Electric Mobility

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, today announced the appointment of Professor Venkat Viswanathan as Technical Advisor for Electric Mobility at TVS Motor Company. Prof. Viswanathan is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is a global leader in advanced batteries for electric mobility. Prof. Viswanathan is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Science...

Hyundai Motor and Unity Partner to build Meta-Factory Accelerating Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation

Hyundai Motor Company, the global mobility innovator, and Unity (NYSE: U), the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced at CES 2022 a partnership to jointly design and build a new metaverse roadmap and platform for Meta-Factory.    The companies held a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, Hong Bum Jung, Sen...

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...

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...

Quiklyz to Offer Widest Range of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for Leasing and Subscription in India

Quiklyz, the vehicle leasing and subscription business vertical of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (Mahindra Finance/ MMFSL), today announced that it will offer the widest range of electric vehicles (EVs) for leasing and subscription to potential customers. Quiklyz is a new-age digital born vehicle leasing and subscription platform that offers great convenience, flexibility, and choice to customers across Indian cities. Quiklyz currently has the largest portfolio of...

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...

Maserati is back to racing

Maserati today announces the first step in its motorsport strategy and will make its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023. With motorsport in its genes and rooted in the spirit of pure competition, Maserati is the first Italian brand to compete in Formula E.  The return to the track renews the racing spirit in Maserati’s DNA. The combination of Maserati’s unrivalled racing heritage - a brand intrinsically linked with high-performance, and its innova...

Yezdi Motorcycles return with three all-new models

The ‘Legendary Yezdi’ is back, and how! The motorcycle brand name that signifies thrill, adventure and free-spiritedness like no other is back to the fore, promising even more for riders across generations, old and new alike. Classic Legends, today, is proud to announce the launch of three all-new Yezdi models. The all-new Yezdi Adventure, Scrambler and Roadster sport very distinct personalities but come with a common soul. They are an ode to the brand&rsquo...

Maruti Suzuki launches All-New Celerio with S-CNG Technology

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, today announced the launch of the CNG variant of stylish and urban All-New Celerio. The introduction of the All-New Celerio with S-CNG technology is aligned with the company’s commitment to further strengthen its growing green vehicles portfolio in India. Powered by next-generation Dual Jet, Dual VVT K-Series 1.0L engine, the All-New Celerio with S-CNG technology delivers an incredible mileage of 35.60 km/kg* and has a CNG tank capacity of 60 litres (water f...

Tata Motors announces marginal price hike on its passenger vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s leading vehicle manufacturer has announced a marginal price hike on its passenger vehicles. Effective January 19, 2022, an average increase of 0.9% will be implemented, depending on the variant and model. At the same time, the Company has also taken a reduction of upto INR 10,000 on specific variants, in response to feedback from customers. While the company is absorbing a significant portion of the increased costs, the steep rise in overall 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...

Hero Electric and Mahindra & Mahindra announce strategic partnership in Electric mobility

Hero Electric, India’s No.1 EV company and the Mahindra Group today announced their collaborative intent as part of Hero’s growth and expansion plans to cater to the ever-growing demand for EVs in the country. The strategic partnership will create multiple synergies to help drive adoption across the country. As part of the partnership, Mahindra Group will manufacture Hero Electric’s most popular electric bikes – Optima & NYX at their Pitampur plant to ...

New BMW X3 launched in India

The new BMW X3 has been launched in India today. The successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), BMW X3 is now sportier and more modern with its comprehensive refreshed look, premium interior with new equipment features and updated infotainment. Available in locally produced two petrol variants, the new BMW X3 is now available at BMW dealerships from today onwards. The diesel variant will be launched later. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The new evolved thi...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches India’s much-awaited Lifestyle Utility Vehicle - Hilux

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today, launched the iconic Hilux in the Indian market to cater to the needs of customers seeking an incredible lifestyle utility vehicle that is best suited for off-roading adventure drives on tough terrains, and everyday city use. The name Hilux, which is derived from ‘high’ and ‘luxury’, known for extreme ‘toughness’ and ‘ruggedness’ across terrains of the world for decades.  Today’s launch ends the ...

Pre-launch bookings open for new BMW R 1250 RT, BMW K 1600 B, BMW K 1600 GTL and BMW K 1600 Grand America

Pre-launch bookings have opened for the much-awaited BMW R 1250 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW K 1600 Bagger and BMW K 1600 Grand America. The new range of touring motorcycles is scheduled to be launched in India in May 2022. The motorcycles can be booked at BMW Motorrad dealerships across India from 04 February 2022. For ease of ownership, customized financial solutions are available from BMW Financial Services India. The new BMW R 1250 RT is about to set a new benchmark in the worl...

Maruti Suzuki announces bookings open for ‘New Age Baleno’

Always thrilling customers with people-first breakthrough innovations, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the commencement of bookings for its much-awaited, technologically advanced premium hatchback the “New Age Baleno”. Announcing the bookings open for the New Age Baleno, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The Baleno brand has redefined the premium hatchbacks in India. W...

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...

Crayon Motors launches 'Made for India' Low-speed Electric Scooter – Snow

Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility solutions, has announced the introduction of the Snow Electric Scooter in Indian markets. The Low-speed electric two-wheeler offers best in class comfort & functionally superior performance at 14p/km. Starting at for Rs. 64,000/-* the Electric scooter is launched in four colors – Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Classic Grey & Super white. The scooters come with 2 years warranty**.   Taking inspiration from t...

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 ...

Automovill, forays in Eastern and Central India, launches 30 hubs, and 50 spokes

Automovill, a full-stack mobility start-up has announced the foray in Eastern and Central markets in India. The brand has launched new workshops in the key cities-  Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Siliguri, Bhopal, and Indore. The brand has rolled out the workshops on both the models- Co-owned and Partnered. Enabling the expansion, the brand has already partnered with 500 workshops and established 70 hubs across Indi...

Jaguar to supply powertrain tech to Envision Racing for Gen3 of Formula E

Jaguar and Envision Racing have announced a new multi-year customer supply relationship which will start at the launch of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season.  The agreement will see Jaguar supply its successful powertrain technology to fellow British-based team Envision Racing for Formula E’s highly-anticipated Gen3 era. The new generation of Formula E is the sport’s third-generation all-electric racing car and will set the benchmark for performan...

Tata Altroz turns two; Adds XT and XZ to its #DARK range

Keeping the New Forever brand promise, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today celebrated the 2nd anniversary of its premium hatchback – The ALTROZ, by extending the #DARK edition to its XT and XZ (diesel) trims. Since launch in July 2021, the ALTROZ #DARK has received an overwhelming response and there have been consumer requests to extend to additional trims. This extension is aimed at expanding its customer base and introducing premium styling & popular f...

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...

Park and goEgoNetwork tie up to deploy EV charging stations across India

India’s super app for car owners, and goEgoNetwork, India’s largest OCA certified EV charging network, today announced a collaboration to deploy EV charging solutions in India. The collaboration will lead to a network of charging infrastructure for EVs across India, starting with Delhi-NCR. The partnership will provide EV users charging infrastructure in the comfort of their residential society, office, favourite mall etc. The partnership will also help commercial establis...

Maini to Race with Mercedes AMG in DTM; Finds New Home in Haupt Racing Team

After a successful rookie season in Germany's premiere racing series, Arjun Maini, will look to build on his solid foundation as he joins the team that brought 2021 champion Maximillian Gotz to the title. The 2021 season marked a new chapter in Maini's life, as the Omega Seiki Mobility backed racing driver became the first Indian to compete in the German Championship. Maini demonstrated incredible one-lap speed, finishing in the top five in several practice and qualifying sessions,...

Maserati Family Fleet: Grecale takes to the streets

Grecale is on the road ahead of the Global Première. Grecale's energy is unstoppable and the new SUV is already covering many miles with the Maserati Family at the wheel: the “Everyday Exceptional” already forms part of the everyday lives of the Grecale’s designers, makers and those who have made it a reality. This time, the Brand, has selected a new look for the light camouflage featured on the cars of the Maserati Family Fleet: a series of messages offers...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover announces partnership with NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems plus AI-enabled services and experiences for its customers.  Starting in 2025, all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be built on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ software-defined platform—delivering a wide spectrum of active safety, automated driving and parking syste...

New BMW X3 now available in diesel variant

The new BMW X3 has been launched in a diesel variant in India today. Introduced as Luxury Edition, the new BMW X3 xDrive20d is locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai. It is available at dealership from today onwards in addition to the two existing petrol variants.  Refreshed design and driving performance make BMW X3 a luxurious and practical car that is agile on and off-road. Thanks to the unrivalled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the diesel engines meld maximum power...

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...

With THE 8 X JEFF KOONS edition, US artist creates his dream car by partnering with BMW

In an exclusive edition of only 99 automobiles, a strictly limited number of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupé were created by Jeff Koons and BMW during several years of close collaboration. With THE 8 X JEFF KOONS, the most elaborately designed vehicle in all of BMW's history will be presented to a global audience for the first time on the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles. BMW is a long-term partner of the art fair; Jeff Koons is represented globally, and at Frieze Los Angeles, by Pace Ga...

Ather Energy Partners With Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022

Today, India’s leading electric scooter manufacturer, Ather Energy, confirmed a multi-year partnership with the newly formed Indian Premier League (IPL) Ahmedabad franchise - Gujarat Titans, as their principal partner. The strategic partnership starting from this season will see the Ather Energy brand on the front of the Gujarat Titans’ official team jerseys. Ather Energy is India’s leading electric 2-wheeler manufacturer, known for the 450X and 450 Plus, the country&rsqu...

HOP Electric Mobility is the Official in-Stadia Brand Partner for the India Vs. West Indies T-20 Cricket match on 20th Feb at Eden Gardens

Cricket in India as a sport, is more or less synonymous to every breath we take, Or every beat of our hearts. And Eden Gardens, Kolkata is an unmissable venue/ destination for any international and domestic circuit matches, and the popular IPL series. *Hop Electric Mobility*, is the Official *in-Stadia Brand Partner* for the *India Vs. West Indies T-20* Cricket match on 20th February at *Eden Gardens, Kolkata*. The teams of the two countries face each other for the Third and final T-20 mat...

HOP Electric Mobility reveals complete look of HOP OXO during beta-testing program

Ahead of launching it’s highly anticipated electric bike--HOP OXO, HOP Electric Mobility has initiated a closed-loop beta-testing program #OXOSNEAKPEEK with selected dealer partners across the country. The front-running electric vehicle manufacturing company sets up a new precedent by extending the testing program to their dealers and consumers to gain valuable insights. Throughout this trial and testing, HOP's highly-skilled R&D team will closely monitor and incorporate valuabl...

TVS Motor Company clocks 1 Million Two-Wheeler Export milestone in FY 21-22

TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, announced that its two-wheeler exports clocked 1 million units (including sales from TVS Motor Company and PT TVS, Indonesia) in FY21-22. The company has achieved this significant export milestone in a financial year for the first time. The key exports include the TVS Apache series, TVS HLX series, TVS Raider, and TVS Neo series. An increase in global motorcycle sales has significantly c...

Pre-launch bookings open for the new BMW X4

BMW India has opened pre-launch bookings for the new BMW X4. The much-awaited Sports Activity Coupe will be available in a special ‘Black Shadow Edition’ in limited numbers only. The car can be exclusively reserved online through the BMW Shop for INR 50,000 only. New exterior looks, modern interior, improved equipment and updated infotainment, BMW has given the new BMW X4 a comprehensive refresh. The car is scheduled to be launched in India in March 2022.  Customer...

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...

Jeep(R) Brand launches all-new Jeep(R) Compass - Trailhawk, the most capable trail-rated Compass

Trailhawk has been launched competitively at an introductory special price of INR 30.72 lakhs (Ex-Showroom). The Jeep® Compass - Trailhawk one of the most coveted SUVs in the country, is the off-road-focused version of the Jeep Compass. It integrates premium interiors and adventure DNA optimally.  The Jeep Compass - Trailhawk has been fine-tuned to provide the best blend of on-road and off-road ride comfort and handling. 

3,00,000th Nexon rolls out of Ranjangaon Facility

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today celebrated the roll – out of the 3,00,000th Nexon – India’s first GNCAP 5star rated car, from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Since the 200k roll – out in June 2021, Tata Motors recorded 100k units of the Nexon, in less than 8 months. While being recently featured in the top 5 highest selling cars in India, the Nexon has multiple awards to its credibility, making it the #1 selling Compact SUV in...

Maruti Suzuki introduces a new ‘Customer Convenience Package’

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, today rolled-out a new ‘Customer Convenience Package (CCP)’ for its customers. This new Customer Convenience Package will cover customer vehicles for unforeseen failures in engine due to hydrostatic lock and fuel adulteration. The initiative is aimed to further strengthen the Company’s after-sales service connect with customers.   Elaborating on the Customer Convenience Package, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Directo...

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, ...

TVS Motor Company launches TVS Jupiter ZX with SMARTXONNECTTM and Voice Assist Feature

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today introduced TVS Jupiter ZX equipped with SMARTXONNECTTM.  TVS Jupiter has always stood for ‘Zyada Ka Fayda’ and has been one of the most loved scooters in the country.  The Bluetooth connectivity feature was first introduced in the 110cc scooter segment with TVS Jupiter Grande Edition.  Now, the SMARTXONNECTTM feature is being introduced in the new ...

Jaguar I-Pace batteries power zero-emission energy storage unit

Jaguar’s engineering team have worked with Pramac to develop a zero-emission energy storage unit powered by second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries, taken from prototype and engineering test vehicles.  Called the Off Grid Battery Energy Storage System (ESS), Pramac’s technology – which features lithium-ion cells from one-and-a-half second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries, supplies zero-emission power where access to the mains supply is limited or unavailable. To showcas...

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...

Tata Altroz DCA launched

Keeping the New Forever brand promise, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today launched the much-awaited Altroz Dual Clutch Automatic (DCA) at an attractive starting price of INR 8.1 lakhs. Altroz DCA is an advanced dual clutch transmission that is designed especially for Indian consumers. The Altroz DCA is an innovative technology with 45 patents and is world’s first DCT with planetary gear system. The DCA version of India’s premium and safe...

Ola Electric makes strategic investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company with extreme fast charging technology

Ola Electric, India’s leading manufacturer of EVs, has invested in an Israeli battery technology company StoreDot, a pioneer in batteries with extreme fast charging (XFC) technology. The investment in StoreDot is the first of several global strategic investments planned by Ola Electric as it looks to ramp up its core R&D in advanced cell chemistry & manufacturing as well as other battery technologies and new energy systems. As part of the investment in StoreDot, Ola Electr...

Crayon Motors launches low-speed premium Electric Scooter Envy

After the successful launch of Snow Electric Scooter in the Indian Markets, Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility solutions, strengthens its product line-up, announces its second low-speed, premium Electric scooter - Envy in the Indian markets. Big, bold, and beautiful, Envy is the answer to the premium budget needs of today’s India. The scooter comes with a spacious boot space and a unique keyless start. The electric scooter is starts at Rs. 6...

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...

Tata Motors to increase prices of its commercial vehicles from 1st April 2022

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced an impending price hike of its commercial vehicle range. An increase in price in the range of 2-2.5%, will come into effect from 1st April 2022 across the range, depending upon individual model and variant. The increase in the prices of commodities such as steel, aluminium and other precious metals, in addition to higher costs of other raw materials, has incited this price hike of commercial vehicles. Wh...

Maserati Grecale SUV unveiled

Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant.  Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever.  An extremely wide range of engines is available: conve...

Trouve Motor teases its first Global Electric Hyper-Sports Bike

Trouve Motor, an IIT-Delhi incubated startup, teased the launch of its latest electric hyper-sports superbike. The suave looking superbike is claimed to run at a top speed of 200 kmph with an acceleration capability of 0-100 kmph in just 3 seconds.  Trouve Motor, which is one of the first full-fledged premium electric bike manufacturers globally has mentioned that the superbike will be an all-electric powertrain that combines a liquid-cooled AC induction motor gene...

BattRE signs up with Bounce Infinity for smart and prudent battery swapping solutions for their EV two-wheelers

Bounce Infinity, India’s largest battery swapping network has roped in BattRE, an EV OEM to use its swapping network. Under this arrangement, customers of BattRE can rely on the wide network of battery swapping stations which the later would be setting up. In the first phase of operations, Bounce would be deploying a minimum of 300 battery swapping stations in every top city. This partnership brings together two like-minded companies that are bullish on making “smart and...

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...

HOP Electric Mobility announces exclusive free accessories in select zones

India's leading electric two-wheeler maker and automotive solution providing company, HOP Electric Mobility, has announced an *exclusive free accessories incentive on its exclusive electric two-wheelers HOP LEO and HOP LYF till March 31st, 2022*. Celebrating the beginning of springtime and festivities, HOP Electric Mobility commenced the special incentive series in mid-February and will be running it till the end of March. Consumers planning to buy eco-friendly, sustainable, and futuristi...

KTM conducts Adventure Trail in Mumbai

KTM, the world’s #1 & India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, conducted the KTM Adventure Trails in Mumbai. KTM Adventure Trails are aimed at introducing the owners to adventure biking by taking them on single-day rides exploring exciting trails. These nature trails have been carefully selected and curated by KTM Experts to provide a wholesome riding experience and to impart basic riding techniques of navigating terrains of diffe...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Announces Price of iconic Hilux

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today, announced the ‘One Nation One Price’ of the iconic Hilux at Rs. 33,99,000/- (ex-showroom price for 4*4 MT Standard). Launched earlier this year, the Hilux is aimed to fulfil the needs of the customers seeking an incredible lifestyle utility vehicle that is best suited for off-roading adventure drives on tough terrains, and everyday city use. The details of the Ex-showroom Price (grade-wise), are as follows: Grades ...

Tata Motors launches All New Tigor EV Sedan with Ziptron technology in Nepal

Tata Motors, in partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., is all set to excite the electric vehicle market in Nepal with the launch of the Tigor EV. Starting today, the Tigor EV deliveries will commence across the country. Following in the footsteps of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4-star rating for adult (12.00 points out of 17.00) and child (37.24 points out of 49.00) occupant protection. Set to scale new heights in the dyn...

Hero MotoCorp launches New Destini 125 ‘XTEC’

In keeping with its aggressive growth strategy in the scooter segment, Hero MotoCorp the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycle and scooters, today launched the new Destini 125 ‘XTEC’.  The new elegant Hero Destini 125 ‘XTEC’ packs a host of new design and theme elements that add to its appeal. The new LED headlamps, enhanced retro design and unmistakable chrome elements, conveys a powerful sense of character. The new vibrant ...

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...

Thomas Müller joins Jaguar Land Rover as Executive Director, Product Engineering

Jaguar Land Rover has today announced the appointment of a new Executive Director of Product Engineering.  Thomas Müller begins his role immediately, taking responsibility for the technical development of all new Jaguar and Land Rovers, including both hardware and software. His expertise in technology, agile leadership and digital capabilities will bring significant benefits to the efficient delivery of the next generation of modern luxury vehicles.  With more than 20 yea...

Klaus Zellmer appointed new CEO of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. as of July 1st, 2022

As of 1 July 2022, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. will be Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the Volkswagen brand Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales. Current ŠKODA AUTO CEO, Thomas Schäfer, will take over as Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand on July 1st, 2022, at the same time moving up to the Group Board of Management and becoming Head of the ‘Volume’ brand group. Kla...

Tata Motors showcases its Electric SUV Concept - CURVV

Defining a new era of SUV design, Tata Motors today showcased its Electric SUV Concept - CURVV. Conceptualised to offer practicality and elegance, all whilst exuding dynamism and unmatched road presence, the Concept CURVV is Tata Motors’ rendition of the modern SUV typology. Expected to storm the market within the next two years, this Concept will introduce India to a unique, edgy and sporty coupe body style which in the past has only been prevalent in the high end luxury segment. ...

Pre-Bookings for Next-Gen Ertiga commence

Maruti Suzuki today announced the commencement of bookings for the Next-Gen Ertiga. One of India’s most loved MPV* “Ertiga” is all set to inspire togetherness again in its fresh and energized avatar. The Next-Gen Ertiga is powered by Next Gen K-series 1.5L Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology. The Next-Gen Ertiga will be driven by an advanced 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters, taking the customer comfort to ...

Bookings for All-New XL6 now open at NEXA

NEXA today opened bookings for its premium MPV*, the All-New XL6. Packed with Next-Gen K-Series engine, advanced transmission, array of sophisticated comfort & convenience features, and bold styling, the All-New XL6 offers a complete package in line with the aspirations of evolving NEXA customers. Announcing the bookings open, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The XL6 ...

Maserati and ROKiT Venturi Racing unite from Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Maserati is on track for its debut for Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with ROKiT Venturi Racing. Maserati and ROKiT Venturi Racing have selected the Rome E-Prix to announce their multi-year partnership, united with a fighting spirit and a continued thirst for ground-breaking innovation. Maserati is the first Italian brand to participate in the Formula E championship and will make its debut on the starting grid with the new Gen3 car. The fastest, lightest and most p...

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore takes to the streets

For the first time, a prototype Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric coupé is taking to the streets. For the Rome E-Prix 2022 today, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares rode the prototype car to the Eternal City's Formula E circuit. The new GranTurismo will be the first model in Maserati history to adopt 100% electric solutions. Made at the Mirafiori production hub, it will debut on the market in 2023. A true icon for the brand, it will offer the characteristic Maserati sound...

New Harley-Davidson Nightster model starts new chapter in Sportster motorcycle story

The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Nightster™ model starts a new chapter in the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® motorcycle story – a leap forward in performance and design while remaining an accessible entry point to motorcycling and the brand. This all-new motorcycle combines a classic Sportster model silhouette with the on-demand performance of the new Revolution® Max 975T powertrain and a host of contemporary electronic rider aids and features. The 2022 Nightster model redef...

Tata Motors Expands its service network to 705 outlets by adding 160 new service workshops

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, has announced the addition of 160 new service workshops for passenger vehicles in FY 21-22 to reach a total of 705 operational workshops as on 1st April 2022. This expansion has helped increase the service coverage across 485 cities, increasing the no. of cars serviced in FY22 by 30% as compared to the last fiscal. Furthermore, the Company, has announced the introduction of EzServe – a unique customer-friendly two-wheeler-based s...

New BMW F 850 GS and BMW F 850 GS Adventure launched in India

The new BMW F 850 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS Adventure were launched in India today. The BS6 avatars of the popular adventure motorcycles will be available as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) and can be booked at BMW Motorrad dealerships. Deliveries will commence in June 2022. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The world has no limits, and the GS has been built for riders to embark on a journey into the unknown. Experience the ‘Spirit of GS’ wit...

Higher, Faster Further. The new BMW F 900 XR launched in India

The new BMW F 900 XR is launched in India today. The adventure sports tourer will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) and can be booked at BMW Motorrad dealerships. Deliveries of this new profile bike will commence in June 2022. The adventure sports tourer, the new BMW F 900 XR offers an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capabilities. The bike is a perfect amalgamation of sports-style design and dynamics coupled with awe-inspiring performance. Mr. Vikram Pawah, Pr...

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...

Trouve Motor teases its soon to be launched India's first Hyper-Maxi Scooter H2

Following the glimpse of its hyper-sports bike recently, Trouve Motor is now up with another super exciting teaser of its first Hyper Maxi Scooter, H2. The futuristic scooter is completely designed in India at Trouve’s R&D facility in Bangalore.  The e-scooter comes equipped with attractive features, including a liquid-cooled motor, single-speed transmission, upside-down fork, mono-shock rear, and LED headlights. It has 2-piston callipers for a better initial bite and brake ...

New ‘Silver Shadow Edition’ of the BMW X4 launched.

The new ‘Silver Shadow Edition’ of the BMW X4 has been launched in India today. BMW has accentuated the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) through a distinctive exterior with high-gloss chrome design elements. The BMW X4 ‘Black Shadow Edition’ saw an overwhelming response and this new ‘Silver Shadow Edition’ of the BMW X4 becomes even bolder with its stunning presence. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the new exclusive edition can be booked through&nbs...

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...

Tata Motors rolls out 4,00,000th Tiago from its Sanand Plant

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today commenced celebrations of its brand, Tiago achieving the 4,00,000 sales mark with a signature roll-out from its home ground, the Sanand facility in Gujarat. The Company has launched #Tiago4ever campaign to celebrate with its employees and customers across all Tata Motors offices, plants and customer touch points.   Launched in 2016, under the Impact design philosophy, the Tiago has redefined the hatch segment with it...

TVS Racing strengthens its international footprint; readies its factory racers for first TVS Asia One Make Championship, globally

Inspired by its racing heritage of four decades, TVS Racing, the factory racing team of TVS Motor Company, makes a historic announcement with the first-ever TVS Asia One Make Championship today.  This marks a significant milestone in TVS Racing’s global roadmap, making it the first-ever Asia One Make Championship by an Indian manufacturer.  The championship will kicks-off in Malaysia this year, alongside the coveted Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC).  TVS...

TVS Motor Co announces additional £100 mn investment in Norton Motorcycle

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, today announced an additional investment of £100 million in Norton Motorcycles, Britain's most iconic sporting motorcycle brand, which was acquired in April 2020.  Norton recently opened its new manufacturing facility in Solihull, West Midlands, building British bikes in England using traditional hand-crafted techniques with modern-day machinery for consistently high quality. “TVS Mo...

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...

HOP Electric Mobility expands to 100 experience centres in India

This Earth Day, setting unequivocal benchmarks in the electric vehicle segment, HOP Electric, India's fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturer, has added another achievement to its list of ground-breaking accolades. The brand has covered unparalleled geographical expansion in a span of less than one year, reaching up to 100 experience centres across India. In terms of future prospects, HOP Electric Mobility is planning to expand its retail footprint in more than 300 cities by the en...

TVS Motor Company and PETRONAS Partner to Form PETRONAS TVS Racing Team

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally has reached a partnership agreement with PETRONAS, an alliance that will see the progressive energy company become the title partner of TVS Racing, India’s first factory racing team.  Rebranded as PETRONAS TVS Racing Team, the outfit will don a new livery as part of the alliance effective this season. PETRONAS is also set to supply its high-performance engine oil, PETRONAS Sprinta to the t...

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 ...

Crayon Motors announces Roadside Assistance for all its EVs across India

Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility (2 wheelers), has announced the introduction of countrywide road assistance for the entire Crayon Electric Vehicles lineup. To do this, the organization has partnered with Global Assure, a provider of health, wellness, and travel service. To promote electric mobility, the company shall be providing this service to all vehicles dispatched from their plant 10th March onwards. Other Crayon users can purchase this RSA at a nominal cost from...

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...

TVS Motor Company signs MoU with Rapido; strengthens commitment to hyperlocal mobility

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, announced a strategic partnership with Rapido, India’s leading on-demand delivery and mobility platform today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).  As part of the MoU, TVS Motor and Rapido will look to collaborate by leveraging synergies of their respective businesses in the fast-moving mobility market in India.  Buoyed by an increasingly urban population with ready a...

Mahindra & Mahindra deliver over 500 Bolero Pik-ups in J&K under 'Project Mumkin'

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), one of India's leading automotive companies, announced handover of over 500 Bolero Pik-up vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir under the 'Project Mumkin'. 'Project Mumkin' is a customized livelihood generation program by the J&K administration. The Mission Youth J&K, and the Vehicle Manufacturers are providing financial assistance to the youth in the region to acquire new small commercial vehicles (SCVs) to create avenues for s...

TKM clocks Two Million cumulative wholesale in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced that the company has achieved a significant milestone of two million cumulative wholesale units, ever since its inception in India. The company registered this feat in April 2022, while handing over the Cool New Glanza as the 2 millionth vehicle from its dealership, Nippon Toyota at Trichur, Kerala. Over the years TKM has continued to expand its world-class lineup to provide a wide range of options, tailored to meet the evolving needs of In...

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility proudly showcases its new vision, a concept built on its Pure EV Architecture

Taking a giant stride towards the next generation of electric vehicles, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM), today made a smashing debut with the global unveil of the AVINYA Concept – an expression of the Company’s vision of a pure electric vehicle, based on its GEN 3 architecture. Derived from the Sanskrit language, the name AVINYA stands for ‘Innovation’. The AVINYA Concept introduces a new a typology of mobility that liberates enormous roominess and comfort, not...

TVS Motor Company launches Tech Loaded TVS NTORQ 125 XT

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of its TVS NTORQ 125 XT, with segment-leading technology.  This new variant of TVS NTORQ 125 coupled with its SmartXonnectTM connectivity platform is set to create a new benchmark in the segment with first-in-class features for its connected customers.  This is in line with TVS Motor Company’s continuous efforts to ensure product innovation and maximum cus...

Maruti Suzuki Driving School celebrates new milestone of 500 driving schools across 240 cities

Maruti Suzuki today announced the milestone of 500 Maruti Suzuki Driving Schools (MSDS) in country. India’s leading professional driving training school now has presence across 242 cities with 500 state-of-the-art driving training schools. Launched in 2005, MSDS has imparted driving training to more than 1.7 million customers. Speaking on the milestone, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, sa...

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...

Jawa & Yezdi Motorcycles partner with Indian Army for first “Ladakh International Musical Festival”

Classic Legends, the company behind Jawa & Yezdi Motorcycles, proudly associated with the first ever Ladakh International Musical Festival (LIMF), an initiative led by the Indian Army in the region to promote Ladakh’s local talent, youth and their love for music. The music festival also aimed to pay tribute to the Heroes who’ve laid down their lives for their motherland. The festival witnessed a line-up of renowned local artists and popular Indian bands and also saw a unique J...

Jindal Mobilitric, Subsidiary of Jindal Worldwide Limited acquires Earth Energy EV

Jindal Worldwide Limited, one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of denim, home textile, specialised fabric, technical fabric and intermediates, today acquired Earth Energy EV through its subsidiary Jindal Mobilitric Private Ltd. With the takeover, Jindal Mobilitric will take over the indigenously developed technology platform as well as Earth Energy’s brands, the successfully launched Glyde SX and the Glyde SX variants of its commuter scooter as well as the Evolve R and the Ev...

Toyota Group signs MoU with Government of Karnataka for big investments

In its effort to contribute to the country’s vision of “Make in India” and to enable a faster reduction in carbon emissions, out of total investment of INR 4,800 crores, Toyota Group of Companies that constitutes of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts today announced their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Karnataka to invest INR 4,100 crores. This announcement coincides with Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s 25 years of successful jour...

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...

New Range Rover Sport revealed with epic spillway climb

The New Range Rover Sport has made its global premiere with a dramatic world-first climb up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland. The epic ascent saw New Range Rover Sport resist the surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Karahnjukar Dam – the biggest of its kind in the world – at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. A loss of traction risked plunging down the perilous 90 metre drop at the base of the spillway to the valley floor below. The third generation of Land R...

Tata Motors introduces new Nexon EV MAX

Committed to the rapid electrification of mobility in India, Tata Motors today launched an extension to India’s bestselling EV in the personal mobility segment, the new Nexon EV MAX, at an attractive starting price of INR 17.74 lakh (ex-showroom All India). With this launch, Tata Motors is taking the lead to enhance the appeal of EVs and expand the market with a new offering for customers who are look for longer intercity travel. The new Nexon EV MAX is powered by high voltage state-...

HOP Electric Mobility raises US$ 2.6 mn in strategic round of US$ 10 mn pre-series fundraising

HOP Electric Mobility, India's fastest-growing electric vehicle manufacturer, has closed a strategic round of USD 2.6 million as part of an ongoing USD 10 million pre-series fundraiser. The company has achieved the milestone of reaching 105 retail touchpoints with 6200 on-road scooters in 2021, and with this fundraising, HOP Electric Mobility is targeting 10X growth this year.  Ketan Mehta, Founder & CEO – HOP Electric Mobility explained the significance of th...

Fabrice Cambolive appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renault

Fabrice Cambolive has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Renault brand, effective as of 1 June 2022. He will report to Luca de Meo, CEO Renault Group, who remains CEO Renault brand. In his new role, Fabrice Cambolive will steer the brand's operations and lead the Renault Management Committee. His main responsibilities will involve developing and managing Renault's medium-term plan transversally across all functions of the business, as well...

Hyundai Motor shares vision for Self-Driving IONIQ 5-based Robotaxi through new global campaign

Hyundai Motor Company today launched a global manifesto campaign called ‘Innovation Begins, from Very Human Things’ to share its vision for self-driving robotaxis. Motional, the global leader in driverless technology, will work in partnership with ride-hailing services to deploy the Level 4 autonomous vehicles across major U.S. cities starting in 2023.  The all-electric IONIQ 5-based robotaxi (here after referred to as IONIQ 5 robotaxi), which was first unveiled at 20...

Jawa-Yezdi Motorcycles commences Taktsang Trail 2022

Jawa-Yezdi Motorcycles flagged off the annual Taktsang Trail Ride from Dimapur with 14 riders riding across the beautiful landscape of the North-Eastern states. During the ride, the Jawa and Yezdi Nomads will cover around 1,000 kms on Jawa & Yezdi motorcycles, riding through the verdant and unexplored corners of the North East. The Taktsang Trail ride has been introduced in the Jawa-Yezdi Nomad’s ride calendar to discover and explore the region’s hidden gems on challenging ...

EVTRIC Motors reaches the milestone of 100 Dealerships pan India

EVTRIC Motors is one of the leading brands in the world of electric two-wheeler industry in India. The company is on a full-throttle as it has reached the incredible milestone of 100 dealerships all across India in just a span of 6 months. The achievement has received not only a lot of admiration but at the same time, it has set a solid benchmark for its competitors.  Currently, EVTRIC Scooters are available in states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh,  Maharashtra...

Ather Energy Series announces completion of E round of $128mn funding led by NIFL, SOF and Hero MotoCorp

Ather Energy, one of India’s leading electric two-wheeler company, today announced completion of its Series E round of funding with signing of investment agreements amounting to $128 million with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited’s (NIIFL) Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF), and Hero MotoCorp, a significant shareholder of Ather, and additional investors. Ather Energy plans to use the funding to expand manufacturing facilities, invest in Research and Development, ...

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...

New Maserati Spyder to be called MC20 Cielo

Maserati is ready to showcase another new model, a one-of-a-kind Spyder, which will be known as MC20 Cielo. The Global Premiere will take place on May 25, 2022. The Trident Brand reveals the name of a car characterised by a special “Sky Feeling” as it remains a convertible. MC20 Cielo announces its sporting vocation and its special feature - MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began the brand&rsq...

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. ...

New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS arrives in India

The Porsche GT models stand for breathtaking performance - through outstanding aerodynamics, lightweight construction, driving precision as well as high longitudinal and lateral dynamics. And we have always gone one step further with the RS models. With one goal in mind: continually perfecting performance. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family – an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extreme...

TVS Motor Company launches new TVS iQube Electric Scooter with exciting features

TVS Motor today announced the launch of the new TVS iQube Electric scooter in three avatars that come loaded with best-in-class on-road range of 140 km on a single charge.  They will offer a host of intelligent connected features such as 7” TFT touchscreen and clean UI, infinity theme personalisation, voice assist and TVS iQube Alexa skillset, intuitive music player control, OTA updates, fast charging with a plug-and-play carry along charger, vehicle health and safety not...

Volkswagen and Mahindra sign Partnering Agreement for MEB electric components in Chennai

Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) are exploring the use of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. Both parties announced today that they have signed a Partnering Agreement on 18th May to evaluate the scope of collaboration. Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electric components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells. The Partnering Agreement evaluates...

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...

Komaki to launch two more EVs

In yet another venture towards revolutionizing the Electric Vehicle (EV) market, Komaki is set to launch two more advanced electric scooters – DT 3000 and the Komaki LY, on 24 May 2022. These vehicles will be Komaki’s third and fourth breakthrough in the EV market this year – depicting the company’s commitment to aggressive R&D activities, production capacity and prompt response to the ever-changing demands in the market. Komaki’s DT 3000 is powered by a r...

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...

New Maserati MC20 Cielo premieres globally

The MC20 super sports car, now also a spyder: Maserati presents MC20 Cielo, a one-of-a-kind car that can deliver the performance of a true super sports car, together with a holistic and immersive driving pleasure the like of which has never been seen before. MC20 Cielo announces its special features in its very name: MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began the brand’s new era; Cielo (‘sky’) highlights the ...

BMW i4 launched in India

The first-ever BMW i4 has been launched in India today. With this launch, BMW Group is the first car manufacturer to offer the most extensive portfolio of electric cars in India. Electrifying: The BMW i4 is BMW’s first purely electric model focused squarely on driving dynamics. It is the ultimate electric driving machine that represents the essence of NEXTGen Joy, the BMW attitude. The BMW i4 combines sporting prowess with a range that also convinces for long journeys with comfort, s...

Tata Motors files a record of 125 patents in FY22; Secures 56 grants in FY22

Reaffirming its commitment towards fostering innovation, research, and advanced engineering, Tata Motors Ltd (TML), India’s leading automobile company, today announced that it has accelerated its drive for engineering excellence and innovation by filing a record number of 125 patents in FY22, which is the highest ever in its history. The patents filed entail a diverse range of innovations & developments in traditional & new energy powertrain technologies, safety, connected vehic...

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...

Tata Motors signs MoU for the potential acquisition of Ford India’s Sanand plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL), have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Gujarat (GoG) for the potential acquisition of FIPL’s Sanand vehicle manufacturing facility including (i) Land & Buildings (ii) Vehicle Manufacturing Plant, Machinery and Equipment and (iii) transfer of all eligible employees of FIPL Sanand’s vehicle m...

Project Triumph TE-1 Electric Prototype completes final testing phase

Triumph’s TE-1 electric prototype, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick, has now completed its fourth and final phase of the project – the live testing. More details including the photography and film that showcase the final testing results of the TE-1 project, including the performance, range and charge time of the final prototype, will be revealed on July 12th, 2022.    

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...

Magenta ChargeGrid successfully installs more than 100 Home EV Chargers under Single Window Portal (Switch Delhi) in Delhi

To accelerate the EV adoption of Electric vehicles and curb the air pollution, the Delhi government aims to deploy 25% of all new vehicles to be battery operated by 2024.  Magenta ChargeGrid, a leading EV charging company has successfully installed around 116 EV chargers under the Delhi government Single window scheme. The chargers have been installed in several locations of Delhi such as Munirka, Chattarpur, Jamia Nagar, Vasant Kunj, Dwarka, Rohini and more. Magenta has been empanelled ...

Greaves Electric Mobility partners with Abdul Latif Jameel

Abdul Latif Jameel, an independent, family-owned, diversified global investor and operator has announced its commitment to invest in Greaves Electric Mobility, one of India’s leading two-to-three-wheeler mobility players. Abdul Latif Jameel has committed to invest up to $220 million [INR 1700 Crores*] in Greaves Electric Mobility, marking one of the largest investments in the Indian two-to-three-wheeler space to date. Abdul Latif Jameel will initially invest $150 million [INR 1160 Crore...

Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol sign partnership to boost Electric Mobility in India

In a development that is expected to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption and mobility in India, MG Motor India and Castrol India are set to collaborate with Jio-bp to explore mobility solutions for electric cars.  Under the partnership, Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol will explore setting up four-wheeler EV charging infrastructure and expand Castrol’s existing auto service network to cater to EV Customers. The partnership is in line with Jio-bp and MG Motor's commitment t...

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...

Tata Motors bags order for delivering largest EV fleet in India

In yet another step towards accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation, Tata Motors, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, signed an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility for delivering 10,000 XPRES T EVs to the company. This deployment of 10,000 units makes this the biggest ever EV fleet order in India. With deliveries starting soon, these vehicles are an addition to the 3,500 XPRES T EV order, which was signed by both the companies in October last year, and will b...

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,...

Jawa-Yezdi Motorcycles announces ‘Service is on Us’ initiative for its Kommuniti members en-route Ladakh

At the advent of the riding season going up to the challenging and picturesque UT of Ladakh, Jawa-Yezdi Motorcycles has just kick started a service initiative for its Kommuniti members planning to ride to the region from across the country. The ‘Service is on Us’ initiative will offer free service assistance to the riders on the way to Ladakh spanning the major access routes to the region from key parts of the country. Under this initiative, the service centres situated in majo...

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...

Pre-Launch bookings open for the all-new BMW G 310 RR

Pre-launch bookings for the all-new BMW G 310 RR are now open in India. The bike can be exclusively booked at all BMW Motorrad authorised dealerships or online by visiting www.bmwmotorradg310rr.com. The BMW G 310 RR is scheduled to be launched in India in July 2022. Deliveries will be done on a first come first serve basis post launch. For ease of ownership, BMW India Financial Services is offering a complete package. Benefits include zero down payment, low monthly payments sta...

Jaguar Land Rover announces its annual Monsoon Service Camp

Jaguar Land Rover, India today announced their annual Monsoon Service Camp, exclusively for its customers, from 14th to 18th June 2022 across all authorised retailers in India. At the camp, customers can benefit from complimentary vehicle check and exclusive offers on Branded Goods, Accessories and Value-Added Services. All vehicles will be attended to by highly trained Jaguar and Land Rover technicians and receive the assurance of Jaguar and Land Rover Genuine Parts, where necessar...

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 ...

Ampere rolls out its 50,000th electric two-wheeler from the company’s EV Megasite in Ranipet

Ampere, the electric two-wheeler brand under Greaves Electric Mobility, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, has rolled out its 50,000th Two Wheeler Electric Scooter off the assembly line at the company’s EV megasite in Ranipet (Tamil Nadu) from its commencement of operations. This remarkable milestone has been fuelled by the conscious shift of consumers towards sustainable and affordable electric mobility, growing product awareness...

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 &...

Maruti Suzuki announces bookings open for All-New Hot and Techy Brezza

Maruti Suzuki today opened bookings for the country’s most awaited compact SUV – All-New Hot and Techy Brezza. In a teaser released today, the company teased the All-New Brezza with an Electric Sunroof. Packed with an array of sophisticated new-age tech, comfort, convenience and connected features, All-New Brezza is set to rule the heart of Indian customers again. The All-New Hot and Techy Brezza will be available with a new youthful & energetic design, modern and spaciou...

MG Motor and Siemens collaborate to develop innovative digital solutions to conserve energy and build sustainable future

Committed to sustainability-driven innovation, MG Motor India has partnered with Siemens to leverage cutting-edge digital technologies (including IoT, data analytics, Plant Simulation, and MindSphere) to increase productivity, save energy & cost, and reduce emissions & carbon footprint in its operations.  MG becomes the world’s first auto OEM to use MindSphere and Plant Simulation as a closed-loop digital twin. The software can connect plant assets & processes and pr...

All-New Hot and Techy Brezza to offer holistic safety with 360 view camera

Ahead of its launch, Maruti Suzuki today teased customers with 360 View Camera in the All-New Brezza. Accentuating the tech and safety quotient of the car, the 360-view camera in All-New Hot and Techy Brezza ensures unmatched superiority of safety and convenience for the customers. A comprehensive and immersive all-round view with 360 view camera enables drivers to make more informed decisions while parking or manoeuvring the vehicle at tight spots. Instilling much more confidence &...

BMW drives in exclusive VIP mobility for Bird ExecuJet Aviation Group

The new BMW 7 Series and the first-ever BMW X7 are now official choice for all VIP movements at Terminal 4, Delhi International Airport. The high-end BMW cars will now be used by all dignitaries, leading businessmen and eminent personalities transiting through the Terminal 4 of Delhi International Airport. The new BMW 7 Series features exquisite design details, finest materials and powerful innovations which deliver a new echelon of driving pleasure. It has been exclusively imagined, ...

50 Years of M: The most thrilling Birthday in the World!

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary BMW M GmbH division and BMW India plans to celebrate this milestone by raising adrenaline to the next level. A series of prized ‘50 Jahre M Editions’, special M Accessories reminiscing the iconic brand, thrilling events and emotional campaigns have been set in motion to celebrate the ‘Power of M’.  Back in 1972, BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded with just 35 employees and a single aim - to create the world&rsq...

Now, India's Safest Car - Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, announced that their hugely successful XUV700 received the Global NCAP ‘Safer Choice’ Award for being the safest car in India. This accolade is only available to automakers achieving the highest levels of safety for vehicles sold in India. This achievement is even more special for Mahindra as it won this award two times in a row, XUV300 being the 1st vehicle that was conferred this accolade in ...

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 ...

BMW Motorrad introduces BMW G 310 R Rider Academy

BMW Motorrad has announced the first-ever BMW G 310 R Rider Academy in India. The Rider Academy will offer BMW G 310 R riders curated training sessions to hone their riding skills under expert guidance.  BMW Motorrad will host a one-day exclusive riding experience for BMW G 310 R owners. The participants will go through a comprehensive training. The training includes basic familiarity of the motorcycle, understanding of correct rider position, throttle control, vision, steering and ot...

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...

Tata Motors introduces Nexon EV Prime with new and exciting intelligent features

In line with its New Forever philosophy, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, today announced the introduction of Nexon EV Prime with high-end, smart features such as the Multi-Mode Regen, Automatic Brake Lamp Activation on Regen, Cruise Control, Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (iTPMS), Smartwatch integrated connectivity feature, and Charging Timeout of 110 seconds.  Taking the EV ownership experience to the next level, the Company is also extending the...

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...

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...

Tata Motors extends Nexon portfolio with XM (S) variant

Celebrating its leadership position in the SUV segment, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today introduced a new variant enriching the Nexon portfolio - the XM (S). Placed between the XM (S) and the XZ , this newest addition is loaded with features and will be available at an attractive starting price of INR. 9.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in Calgary White, Daytona Grey, Flame Red and Foliage Green colour options, the Nexon XM (S) will come equipped with an elec...

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...

Spark Minda forays into consumer space with the launch of protective head gear

Minda Corporation Limited (referred to as “Minda Corp” or the “Company”; NSE: MINDACORP, BSE: 538962), is the flagship company of the Spark Minda Group, launched 17 helmet models with 145 variants in the Indian retail market. The launch marks Spark Minda’s foray into the B2C space at a time when India is emerging as the largest and fastest growing helmet market globally. During the next few years, the company plans to add 200 distributors and open exclusive S...

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...

Jaguar TCS Racing keeps eyes trained on New York

Jaguar TCS Racing will return to electrify the streets of Brooklyn for the eleventh and twelfth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend. Jaguar TCS Racing’s driver line-up have seen success in New York previously with Mitch Evans scoring a podium finish in 2019 and Sam Bird storming to victory from pole position last year in Brooklyn, his third victory in New York. The New York City E-Prix hosts one of the shorter tracks at just 2.3 km long but with sh...

First-ever BMW G 310 RR launched in India

BMW Motorrad India launched the first-ever BMW G 310 RR in India today. India is the first country to welcome the third and latest member of highly successful BMW 310 model series. The bike is available at BMW Motorrad India dealerships from today onwards. The BMW G 310 RR has been jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and cooperation partner TVS Motor Company. The BMW G 310 RR is locally produced in India along with BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS by TVS Motor Company in Hosur. Mr. Markus Mueller...

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...

Ather Energy strengthens its leadership team to drive manufacturing excellence

Ather Energy, India’s leading electric scooter manufacturer, today announced the appointment of two key leaders on the manufacturing and supply chain side as the company embarks on its next phase of growth. The company has appointed Sanjeev Kumar Singh as the Senior Vice President (SVP) - Manufacturing and Harendra Saksena as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The strategic appointments come as Ather Energy looks to transform its fast-growing manufacturing and supply chain as part of ...

Maruti Suzuki's S-PRESSO now with new refined engine and enhanced fuel-efficiency

Maruti Suzuki today announced the launch of the new S-Presso with Next Gen K-Series 1.0L Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with Idle-Start-Stop technology. The New S-Presso offers enhanced fuel-efficiency of 25.30 Km/l in Vxi(O)/Vxi (O) AGS, 24.76 km/l in Vxi/Vxi MT and 24.12 km/l in Std/Lxi MT. The new S-PRESSO now has ESP with Hill Hold Assist across all AGS variants and electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear-View Mirror) in the Vxi /Vxi (O) variants.  Designed to inspire a ...

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...

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...

Hero Electric bolsters presence in country with another manufacturing unit in Ludhiana

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, performed the ground-breaking ceremony of its second plant in Ludhiana, Punjab. The upcoming state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is adjacent to its existing facility and is targeted at ramping up the production capacity. This latest announcement comes at an opportune moment, with a strong need to increase operational efficiency and production capacity to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles. Hero Electric has b...

Mahindra announces introductory prices for Scorpio-N AT and 4WD variants

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, today announced the introductory prices for the Automatic and 4WD variants of the eagerly awaited SUV of the year – the All-New Scorpio-N. Packed with segment-first technology and features aimed to accentuate the driving experience of the new age, authentic SUV enthusiasts in the country, the introductory prices are applicable for the first 25,000 bookings. The All-New Scorpio-N will feature globally renowned AI...

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...

Jitendra New EV Tech partners with Eduvanz to offer low-cost loans for JEV electric scooters

Jitendra New EV Tech, one of the fastest home-grown EV brands in the country, and Eduvanz, a digital FinTech NBFC, have joined hands to make electric two-wheelers more accessible across India. The two companies have teamed up to provide low-cost financing solutions for the Nashik-based EV manufacturers’ customers. The new range of solutions  included auto loans at affordable interest rates. Eduvanz offers people interested in buying any electric scooter from the company&rsq...

Maserati Project24: Radically unique on the track

Maserati presents Project24. A project (referred to by a codename) of a limited series of super sports car - only 62 units - to raise the brand's unlimited performance to a new level of adrenaline on the track.  The truly extreme track-only car inherits the specifications of the Maserati MC20, enhancing it with technical specifications that have advanced even further: the state-of-the-art V6 Nettuno engine adds new turbochargers to raise its power to 740 hp, innovative...

Qualcomm Technologies and Mahindra Collaborate to Provide Immersive In-Vehicle Experiences in All-New Scorpio-N

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. today announced work with Visteon Corporation to bring world-class, transformative in-vehicle experiences to the all-new Scorpio-N, utilizing the 3rd Generation Snapdragon® Cockpit Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The Scorpio-N offers a cutting-edge driving and ownership experience provided by Mahindra’s connected artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which utilizes Visteon’s SmartCore™ cockpit domain controller technology b...

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...

Okinawa Autotech gears up to inaugurate yet another state-of-the-art Galaxy Store in Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Okinawa Autotech, one of the country’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturing companies, inaugurates yet another state-of-the-art Galaxy Showroom this time in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. These Galaxy stores provide real-time customer experience with best-in-class looks, by exhibiting the product portfolio for touch and feel to the customers. These Stores are powered by innovation showcasing world Class technology offered by Okinawa. The Galaxy stores are aimed...

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...

Group Landmark's Volkswagen dealerships in Gujarat enter ‘Asia Book of Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’ for maximum Virtus deliveries i...

Group Landmark owned Volkswagen dealerships in Gujarat has etched its name in the Asia Book of Records (ABR) and India Book of Records (IBR) for ‘maximum single model Volkswagen vehicles sold by a dealer in a single day’. The company was honoured at a ceremony in New Delhi,  where ABR & IBR officials handed over the certificate for the record to Garima Misra, Managing Director, Group Landmark.  Deliveries of the new Volkswagen Virtus acr...

e-Ashwa Automotive acquires 100% stake in Electric 2W company Stripes Motors

e-Ashwa Automotive Private Limited, one of the leading and fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturing brands in the country, has announced 100 per cent acquisition of Stripes Motors Pvt. Ltd. which sells electric 2-Wheelers under the popular Stripes brand in North-East India.  Stripes Motors is one of the fastest growing companies of electric vehicles in Assam & North East India. They deal in Electric Bicycle and Electric Bike. The brand is very popula...

MG Motor unveils India's largest 14” HD Portrait Infotainment System in soon-to-be-launched Next-Gen Hector

MG Motor India has unveiled the first teaser of the Next-Gen Hector, aimed to enrich the customer experience by enabling indulgence. The interior of Next-Gen Hector is conceptualized as a ‘Symphony of Luxury’, offering a cinematic and immersive experience complemented by the India's largest 14” HD Portrait Infotainment System. Launched as India’s first Internet Car, Hector stands for everything Strong, Bold yet trustworthy, and Dependable. Building on ...

Hero MotoCorp selects Accenture for Supply Chain Transformation

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (NSE: HEROMOTOCO), the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, to scale up and enhance its future-ready supply chain. The program will include supply chain strategy, planning optimization, logistics cost optimization and development of an end-to-end digital supply chain suite, thereby enabling Hero MotoCorp to manage the increasing complexity in products, markets, and supply chain netw...

26 KTM Pro-XP riders tame the Dhar Lung Wooh Pass

KTM, the world’s No 1 premium motorcycle brand, has successfully concluded its 11-day, 12-night KTM Pro-XP Adventure Tour to Spiti. Guided by KTM experts, a group of 26 KTM Adventure riders overcame some of the most demanding riding challenges at altitudes of over 14,900 feet to return as Pros with stories to tell.  The KTM Pro-XP riders underwent off-road training at the world’s highest Adventure Academy at Lari at an altitude of around 11000 feet. This prepared the rider...

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...

HOP Electric Mobility's HOP OXO receives 5000 bookings from dealer partners before commercial launch

HOP Electric Mobility, India's fastest-growing electric vehicle manufacturer, has received an astounding response for its flagship high-speed electric bike, HOP OXO. This pioneering product is likely to be launched in August this year. The booking window was opened briefly for HOP Electric Mobility's dealer partners to pre-order the first production batch. And, already 5000 units have been pre-booked even before the commercial launch. For now, the company has closed the booking window...

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...

JK Tyre unveils the complete range of EV-specific Smart Radial Tyres

JK Tyre, the pioneers of Radial tyre technology in the country has taken yet another step to further enhance its technological prowess in the industry by developing the complete range of EV specific Smart radial tyres for all categories of buses, truck, LCVs and Passenger Cars in India. Designed and developed by the engineers from state-of-the-art global technology centre- Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE), the tyres have been engineered specially to the unique needs o...

Ignyte launches 2 new helmets

Ignyte, an international premium brand for Helmets and riding gear, brings state-of-the-art technology to a safety staple as it makes public two new helmet models, namely the IGN-7 and IGN-4. With dual certifications DOT (FMVSS No. 218) and BIS ISI (IS 4151:2015), the biggest USP of "IGN-7" is that it is the world’s first helmet with NACA Duct air flow technology. This air flow system is also used in aircraft and super cars. With its double NACA inlets above the shield...

Deliveries begin for the ‘23 Model Year Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover India, announced start of deliveries for the 2023 Model Year Discovery Sport in India. The Discovery Sport is available with a choice of 2.0 l Turbocharged Petrol producing 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque or a 2.0 l Turbocharged Diesel producing 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. Available in the R-Dynamic SE model, the Discovery Sport comes with a 5 2 seat configuration. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: “The Discovery ...

Mahindra Scorpio-N sets a new record - Clocks over 25,000 bookings within 1 minute; Over 1,00,000 bookings in under 30 minutes

  Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, recorded 1,00,000 bookings for the All-New Scorpio-N within 30 minutes of the booking commencement at 11:00 am today, translating into an ex-showroom value of ~₹18,000 crores / ~USD 2.3 billion. Customers’ enthusiasm for the All-New Scorpio-N has been extraordinary – the Scorpio-N recorded 25,000 bookings within one minute of booking commencement. The deliveries of the All-New Scorpio-N will be...

Quantum Energy forays into electric two-wheelers

Hyderabad-based Quantum Energy showcases its upcoming EV high-speed scooters and signed an MOU with MBI Korea to bring advanced technology into India in high-speed scooters. Quantum Energy is an electric mobility company in the design, development, and manufacturing of electric scooters under Make in India. It is backed by the prestigious Kusalava group which has been in the automotive industry for the past 50 years. It has its R&D center in Bengaluru and the manufacturing facility a...

TVS Supply Chain Solutions clocks 100,000 CKD kits milestone for TVS Motor

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), one of the largest and fastest growing supply chain solutions providers in India, announced that their dedicated warehouse facility in Hosur (Tamil Nadu) achieved a milestone of clocking 100,000 CKD (Complete Knock-Down) kits for its client - TVS Motor Company. TVS SCS’s state-of-the-art facility is spread over 1,50,000 sq. ft. and is backed by a strong technology platform that ensures defect-free dispatches and no part mismatch to the destinat...

Tata Motors celebrates 1st anniversary of Tiago NRG

In line with its New Forever philosophy and celebrating the first anniversary of Tiago NRG, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, launched the Tiago NRG XT variant today at INR 6.42 lakhs. The Tiago NRG since its launch has received a phenomenal response from its customers. Contributing to 15% of the Tiago petrol sales, it has been appreciated for its SUVish design, tough roader ability along with its best in segment safety rating (4 star by GNCAP). With the addition of th...

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...

Maserati launches new Extra-10 Warranty Program

Flexibility, innovation and personalisation: these are the fundamental factors that guide the Maserati Personal Service Lab in the development of new services dedicated to its customers. Maserati introduces the new Extra10 Warranty Program, to extend the coverage of powertrain components – engine, gearbox, transmission – until the car turns 10 years old. Offered in addition to the existing program to extend the warranty to four or five years (known as “Extended Warranty&r...

Battery Smart partners with Park , to strengthen India’s battery swapping infrastructure

Battery Smart, India’s largest and fastest growing battery swapping network for electric vehicles, today announced its partnership with Park , a super app for car owners, striving to enhance the car ownership experience for its customers by making it hassle free by providing- smart parking solutions, car health & maintenance services, car insurance, loans, FASTag, PUCC, traffic challans and more. Through this partnership, Battery Smart’s user...

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...

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...

Boom Motors expands its dealership footprint

Boom Motors is opened its first-ever Electric 2 Wheeler showroom in Kerala at Pulayanarkotta Ulloor-Akkulam road Thiruvananthapuram. Boom Motors' first vehicle Corbett's pre-bookings have started.The showroom was inaugurated by Shri. V. Sivankutty, Honorable Minister of Education and Labor, in presence of Shri. Kadakampally Surendran, Member of Legislative Assembly, Kazhakoottam, and Mr. Anirudh Ravi Narayanan, CEO & Co-Founder, Boom Motors. Commen...

Tata Motors signs Definitive Agreement for acquisition of Ford India’s Sanand plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL), have today signed a Unit Transfer Agreement (UTA) for the acquisition of FIPL’s manufacturing plant situated at Sanand, Gujarat, which inter-alia includes: (i) entire land & buildings; (ii) Vehicle Manufacturing Plant along with machinery and equipment situated therein; and (iii) transfer of all eligible employees of FIPL&r...

Tata Motors launches Tigor XM variant powered with iCNG technology

Building on the success of its iCNG technology and widening its range, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today, launched the Tigor XM iCNG variant at an attractive price point of INR. 7,39,900 (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Introduced earlier this year, the iCNG range of products have received a phenomenal response in a short span of time, becoming the choice of vehicle for many customers looking to switch to CNG. Appreciated for their drivability, safety and features on offer...

Jeep® Brand celebrates 5th year in India with Anniversary-edition Jeep Compass

Launched in 2017, the Jeep® brand is celebrating 5 years of 4x4 leadership, freedom and adventure with its distinctive 5th Anniversary special-edition models of the Jeep Compass offering a unique appearance, great value and loads of safety and technology features. The new special-edition model of the popular Jeep SUV comes sporting a handful of new and exclusive features that render the car even more distinctive. Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Jeep Compass SUV in&...

Bookings now open for Maruti Suzuki All-New Alto K10

Maruti Suzuki is all set to re-energize the country’s hatchback segment with the All-New Alto K10. The Company today announced bookings open for its yet another blockbuster - the All-New Alto K10. The All-New Alto K10 is equipped with a host of comfort, safety, convenience, and connectivity features. Announcing the bookings open for the All-New Alto K10, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, &...

Hero MotoCorp commences deliveries of Harley-Davidson Nightster in India

aking yet another significant step forward in their journey together in India, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, and Harley-Davidson, the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world, announced the commencement of retail sales of the highly anticipated Nightster™ motorcycle in India. Hero MotoCorp is the exclusive distributor for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Parts & Accessories in India.  The Harley-Davidson® Nig...

MG Motor offers a glimpse of Next-Gen Hector; showcases Argyle-Inspired Diamond Mesh Grille

MG Motor India today moved a step closer to the launch of the much anticipated Next-Gen Hector as it released a teaser highlighting the SUV's powerful presence. The Argyle Inspired Diamond Mesh Grille will present a Bold, Commanding, and Powerful stance to the Next-Gen Hector. The bold design of the Grille is meticulously crafted to connect with Hector’s signature DRLs, further amplifying its commanding presence. The Bold and Powerful Exterior of the Next-Gen Hector is in harmony...

Tata Punch achieves new milestone

Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today rolled out the 1,00,000th unit of Tata Punch, India’s first sub-compact SUV, from its manufacturing facility in Pune. The Tata Punch has set a new benchmark in the industry, by becoming the first SUV to achieve this milestone in a span of 10 months, since its launch in October 2021. It has received a phenomenal response from customers for its stunning design, robust performance and best-in-class 5 star safety.  Tata...

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...

Mahindra inaugurates its state-of-the-art EV design studio in the UK

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today formally inaugurated its new design centre of excellence, Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E), which will serve as the conceptual hotbed for the company’s portfolio of EV products. Physically present at the heart of innovation, M.A.D.E is located at the global automotive and EV hub of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Home to Oxford University, this region is renowned for its high-end research and academic institutions....

Mahindra unveils five Electrifying SUVs under two brands based on the purpose-built INGLO platform

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today unveiled its new state-of-the-art INGLO EV platform and five e-SUVs under two EV brands showcasing its vision for the future of electric mobility. Mahindra's vision is to lead the electric mobility revolution in India by bringing authentic electric SUVs with cutting-edge technology, through the three key strategic pillars of Brand, Design and Technology.  Brand:   Bringing alive the sport in electric...

Komaki to add Venice Eco scooters to its high-speed fleet

To further increase the fervor of the festive season, Komaki has planned to launch Venice Eco, a scooter with 3rd generation TFT screen, during Navratri. The high-speed advanced electric vehicle, Venice Eco will be launched with 3rd generation TFT screen for better navigation and stress-free ride. Equipped with fire-resistant Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LiPO4) battery and real-time lithium battery analyzer, the sleek and trendy Venice Eco will be available in seven different colour opt...

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...

KTM completes the Season 2 of The Great Ladakh Adventure Tour successfully

KTM, the world’s No 1 premium motorcycle brand, has successfully concluded its 14-day Great Ladakh Adventure Tour - Season 2. Guided by KTM experts, a group of 20 KTM Adventure riders overcame some of the toughest riding challenges at altitudes of over 17,000 feet to return as Pro’s with stories to tell. The KTM Pro-XP riders underwent off-road training at the high-altitude Adventure Academy at Nubra at an altitude of over 10000 feet. This gave them the necessary ski...

Tork Motors introduces 'Pit Crew' - A complete service and sales solution on wheels

India’s first and fast-growing electric motorcycle manufacturer, Tork Motors, has officially rolled out its unique mobile service van - Pit Crew. Tork Pit Crew is aligned with the theme of the World EV Day of celebrating sustainable E-mobility. The van will cater to customers’ sales and after-sales requirements at their doorstep. The Pit Crew is a part of the brand’s ‘Experience TORK initiative’ that offers the unique joy of owning the Tork Mo...

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...

Tata Motors announces expansion of its portfolio with Tiago EV

Tata Motors remains committed towards realizing the vision of making India the EV hub of the world. The Company, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) has been established with TPG Rise Climate to offer new mobility solutions. TPEM aims to ride the green wave and support the government’s vision to have 30% electric vehicle penetration by 2030. Announcing its plans on World EV Day, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and ...

TVS Motor Company launches All New 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 and 2022 TVS Apache RTR 180 with more power, ride modes and SmartXonnectTM

Building on 40 years racing pedigree and 4.8 million TVS Apache customer base, TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, launched the all new 2022 TVS Apache RTR 180 and TVS Apache RTR 160 motorcycles today. They now come packaged with new exciting styling and feature updates for an uncompromised ride experience. The power increase coupled with weight reduction of 2 kgs in TVS Apache RTR 160 and 1 kg in TVS Apache RTR 180 has resulted in a...

Magna enters micro mobility market: Invests in Yulu and creates Battery-Swapping business

Mobility technology company Magna is expanding into the fast-growing micromobility market by investing $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified shared mobility provider, and creating a battery-swapping service company. Yulu deploys shareable, low-speed, electric two-wheelers to facilitate accessible, sustainable urban mobility in India. As part of the agreement, Magna will have a stake in the company and will hold a seat on Yulu’s board of dir...

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...

New Defender honours its lineage with 75th Limited Edition

In 1948 the Series I was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. Land Rover is marking the anniversary with the Defender 75th Limited Edition. Available in 90 or 110 body designs, the Defender 75th Limited Edition has an exclusive exterior design theme with unique detailing, finished in iconic Grasmere Green paint with complementing wheels and interior finishes. The exterior finish introduces Grasmere Green to the Defender line-up for the first time – a hue reserved...

TVS Motor Company launches Tech-Loaded, Powerful TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP in Nepal

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP in Nepal. TVS NTORQ 125 ushered in a new era of connectivity, power, and style to the existing scooter industry & the new TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP is set to redefine it. New TVS NTORQ 125 Race XP is the most powerful 125 cc scooter in Nepal with 10.2 PS of power. It also includes two drive modes and the path-breaking TVS SMARTXONNECTTM conne...

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...

TVS NTORQ 125 SXR wins Nashik Monsoon Scooter Rally 2022

PETRONAS TVS Racing – the factory racing team of TVS Motor Company recently concluded the TVS NTORQ NASA Monsoon Scooter Rally of Nashik 2022 with two podium finishes.  Showcasing an action-packed performance, TVS Racing’s Syed Asif Ali clinched the title with a close finish after taking the lead in the 5 km final stage.  Karthik Naidu from TVS Racing also made it to the podium after finishing second in the respective class and third overall in the competition. ...

Tata Motors celebrates the roll-out of 400,000th unit of Nexon, launches XZ (L) variant

To mark the momentous occasion of the roll-out of 400,000th unit of Tata Nexon, Tata Motors, has furthered its Nexon portfolio by launching the new XZ (L) variant which will be available in Petrol and Diesel powertrains, with manual and automatic transmission options. Available in all Tata Motors showrooms across India, the Nexon XZ (L) has been launched at an attractive price of INR 11,37,900 (Ex-showroom New Delhi). This new offering by Tata Motors will sport intriguing featu...

Tata Motors sets new benchmarks in pickups with Yodha 2.0, Intra V20 bi-fuel and Intra V50

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, today set new benchmarks in India’s rapidly growing pickup segment with the launch of the Yodha 2.0, Intra V20 bi-fuel and Intra V50. These rugged and tough pickups come with bold new design and offer the highest load-carrying capacity, largest deck length, longest range and are equipped with several modern features essential for a safe and comfortable drive. Designed and engineered to cater to a wid...

Helmet call

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

Mats does the math

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

Hello Lamborghini!

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

BOSEMAN

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

BOSEMAN (Part II)

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

BOSEMAN (Part III)

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

BOSEMAN (Part IV)

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

In Design

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

Pixel Racing

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

Road movie tonight?

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

Pop Cars (Part I)

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

Pop Cars (Part II)

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

Ad Sense

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

Driving Mr. Lazy! (Part I)

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

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

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

From Virtual Racing to Circuit Racing

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

WHEELMAN

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

Auto Ads: Why should boys have all the fun?

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

Fuel for fans

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

In defence of the Defender

Most people will tell you Born Free when you ask them which is the first film you’ll associate the Land Rover Defender with, and they’d be wrong. Brand Land Rover did play a crucial role in the movie starring Virginia McKenna as Joy Adamson and Bill Travers as George Adamson, the couple that saved Elsa the lioness. In fact my first memory of a Landie is that particular film. Yet, you’d be inaccurate to associate that Land Rover with the Defender. The thing is, the ...

Culture Club

Every biker worth his salt would have at some point heard of the Ace Café. Having been there and spent some time there I can tell you that from a sheer glam perspective, this old school café on London’s North Circular Road is quite unremarkable. No fancy baristas, no posh decorations and certainly not the kind of place where you’d take the miss (or missus) on a coffee date. Yet, Ace Café is legend. You see, back in the mid- to late 1950s, this transport café with its huge parking lot ...

Hello, Baden-Baden

Nestled on the fringes of Germany’s famed Black Forest region lies the spa town of Baden-Baden. Its regional, natural beauty, and the fact that it boasts more than 1000 hiking routes, 630km of cycling and mountain bike trails and 10 lakes makes it a magnet for city slickers. For a while in between, it even got pigeon-holed as a spot for the more gentrified and geriatric, but now, it has finally managed to shed that image.  Today, Baden-Baden, has transformed herself from a ...

Ambassador to India

I don’t know of a single person who grew up as a member of the Indian middle class through the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, who doesn’t have an Ambassador memory. Speak to them and what you’ll get is a plethora of anecdotes from an India that is unrecognizable today. An India that was far away from the customer’s market it is today. Choices were limited, waits were long and there was genuine joy when your new set of wheels came home. No joy however was as momentous as ...

PHOTO FEATURE: In a new light

Instrument clusters play a big role in the choice of your car. More often than not, it is the instrument cluster that is a big deciding factor in terms of whether you've taken a shine to the car or not, after having liked the exterior design, of course. Besides, after your purchase, the instrument cluster continues to be a daily source of joy during your commutes to work as well as on those long holidays to the hills. T...

Muscle Flexing

Everybody loves a good ol’ American muscle car. No matter what they tell you, they all drool at one and there really is only one reason. American muscle cars are undeniably cool and therefore make their owners/ drivers look undeniably cool by extension. If you’re in a posh European limousine (Not to be confused with the over stretched limos that are popular in the US) then you exude an aura of wealth, authority, and heritage. If you’re in a fancy sportscar then you’re ...

Brick Lane

In Dindigul, a small town in Tamilnadu, Dr Vishnu Manohar, a gold medalist prosthetic dentist has been making news – not just for his practice, but for his quintessential Indian vehicles – MOCs (My Own Creation, in LEGO® parlance), like Bajaj RE Auto, Tata Motor Trucks, and Maruti Omni, all created using LEGO®. His tryst with the bricks began when he was seven, with a Technic model but his interest resurfaced when he used LEGO® for a unique den...

True Timing

In the world of motorcycles, the idea of experimentation with the machine’s styling didn’t really start in earnest till the 1980s. It was only around this time that motorcycle styling started to move away from older ideas of round instruments and headlamps and a general theme of minimalism. Although the laurel of becoming the first motorcycle with a factory fitted fairing as standard, goes to the BMW R100RS back in 1976, should you Google the model you’ll realize that it was...

Watch it!

This is a story for those who love the finer things in life; who drive a car and wear a watch to the same end – to make a statement. Even if it is a subtle one. In complete contrast to those who fail to see beyond the functionality of a motorcar and a watch, there are many who buy a particular car and a specific watch because it fits their lifestyle.  The connections between cars and watches however isn’t an organic one. Back in 1886 when Karl Benz received patent number 3...

Living the Ducati dream

Ever wondered what living with a Ducati feels like? Let me tell you. For me, personally, it is out of the ordinary! My KTM Duke 390, which I thought was a furnace in the beginning, in retrospect, is a relatively simple motorcycle to live with. Having lived with the Ducati Monster 821 for the past few weeks, I have now grown to love my Duke 390 more than ever. Don’t get me wrong, the Monster 821 is a work of art, but maybe in Mumbai traffic, it is still work in progress. How did I l...

The Drive

On February 14th, 2019, as News of the Pulwama attack flashed on the television screen at Ajmer airport, Umesh Gopinath Jadhav, 38, who along with his band members, was waiting to catch a flight back to Bangalore, after performing at a music show, got queasy. As the body count of the martyred soldiers started rising, Jadhav, became more uneasy and found himself asking, “What am I, as a civilian, doing about this?”  After arriving in Bangalore, he decided that he would not ...

Scent of a Woman’s Car

How often have you wished for your car to smell a certain way? Or wondered about what your car should smell like if that crush of yours asked you for a lift? What kind of a fragrance would be ideal? A car fragrance is an important aspect of our driving lives, yet also one that is much ignored. A lot of times, this is not because we do not have the fragrances, but because we’re often clueless about the right fragrance for our cars. Many of us also know very little about which fragranc...

Kazakh Rhapsody

On a freezing January evening, when my dorm friends, Zhuldyz and Kamila, at Saint Petersburg University, where I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Psychology, casually asked if I’d like to visit their country – Kazakhstan – little did they expect me to reply in the affirmative. “I will come in July,” I said. A few Google searches later, after checking out pictures of Astana, I was completely flabbergasted by its splendour and all though...

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

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

Chinese automobile manufacturers strengthen their India foray

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

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

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

KIA to go full throttle in 2020

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

Production in the time of Coronavirus

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

Get off the road to get on the road to recovery

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

M&M backs out of further investment in SYMC

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

Labour – The point!

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

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

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

Licence to thrill

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

Urban nomad

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

Der Meister

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

Sound of music

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

Hitting a sixer with the Gixxer

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

Is 'Lean' getting 'Mean' for auto?

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

Scrap Trap

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

Life by Design

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

Industry mulls deep localisation to reduce dependency on China

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

Chinese investments in India to come under scanner: Sources

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

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

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

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

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

Coming Soon (Cars)

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

Coming Soon (Bikes)

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

Is NavIC the answer to India's vehicle navigation?

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

Nissan logo gets a minimalist makeover

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

Personal mobility takes center stage

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

Used cars to lead auto revival

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

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

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

Ad World

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

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...

Kicking the hornet's nest

The sub-400cc Retro motorcycle segment is hotting up with Honda deciding to enter this class by launching the H'ness CB350. It is the Japanese manufacturer’s first classic motorcycle in this division and it will go up against the likes of the segment leader, Royal Enfield, Benelli Imperiale 400, and Jawa. Let's take a closer look at these four motorcycles to find out what they have to offer. Honda H’ness CB350 Priced from INR 1.9 Lakh onwards, Ex-Showroom India, ...

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...

JLR expect new launches to drive sales

Despite the pandemic fear looming large across the globe, auto major, Tata Motors surprised the street with its Jaguar Land Rover unit returning to profit in Q2FY21, reporting a significant improvement in positive cash flow in the quarter, as sales and revenue recovered from the impact of COVID-19 in Q1FY21, but remained below pre-pandemic levels from a year ago. Industry experts feel the positive trend is likely to continue as the company is planning a series of new launches in the coming qu...

Premium hatchbacks are the talk of the town

The premium hatchback segment comprises a massive chunk of India’s automobile sales. The transition from BS-IV emission norms to BS-VI has severely limited this segment’s diesel engine options barring the Tata Altroz and the recently launched all-new Hyundai i20. With Hyundai squaring off to challenge Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s crown with multiple engine options, here’s a closer look at all the premium hatchback options in the Indian market. Hyundai i20 The all-n...

Little deuce coupes of today

If you’re an HNI with good taste and are in the market for a new set of wheels, your car shopping, this festive season, just got simpler. This time around, ditch the usual and go after something that has been more aesthetically crafted. With exquisitely sloping rooflines and adrenalin pumping performance on offer, sedan coupes, though exorbitantly priced, are worth every bit of fun that they offer. Here’s what you should be checking out… Audi RS7 Launched at INR 1.94 Crores, e...

The Enticing Eight

"You've got to keep reinventing. You'll have new competitors. You'll have new customers all around you," said Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM and this couldn't be more apt for the sub-4-metre SUV segment. It was the summer of 2013 when Ford rolled out the EcoSport, which not only kick-started India's youngest and the most competitive segment, the compact SUV class, but also created a whole new set of customers. Fast forward to 2020 and the buyer is spoilt with choices wi...

Bienvenue Citroen!

After announcing its plans to enter the Indian market in 2019 and with the Coronavirus delaying Citroen’s official debut, the French manufacturer is all set to unveil the C5 Aircross  SUV on February 1, 2021. The SUV will be a completely knock-down (CKD) product and will be assembled at the company’s plant at Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. There is nothing radical about the C5 Aircross’ design, but at the same time it does have some attractive styling elements that mak...

Is Tata Altroz iTurbo special?

As Tata Motors’ first product, based on their ALFA architecture, the Altroz, turns one, the company, has marked the occasion by unveiling yet another variant, the new Altroz iTurbo.  On offer is a brand new colour – Harbour Blue – which will be available on all variants from Altroz XM and above and this should find a lot of takers. Besides, the iTurbo, also gets a contrasting black roof for two of their six trims, the XZ and XZ . The new Altroz iTurbo will c...

Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a facelift

For all those who have been wanting to buy the Maruti Suzuki Swift, here’s some good news – the much loved hatch has now received a facelift. Considering the Swift has been hugely popular with Indian customers over the years, it has now been designed keeping in mind the evolved preferences of the modern day customer. The Swift now gets a new engine update, a few new features, some tech upgrades, and a few minor cosmetics changes as well.  Offered in six colour options, it ...

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...

Dual-purpose delight

The motorcycle market in India has never been so vibrant. It offers a range of sports bikes, street fighters, ADVs, cruisers and even Scramblers. In fact, the last category of bikes is quite niche in India. So, what makes a Scrambler different from other bikes? Simple. It is a dual-purpose motorcycle that you can ride for your daily commute and which also lets you unleash your free spirit when you hit the dirt trails. A Scrambler offers a higher ground clearance, gets taller shocks, tradition...

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...

High Rollers

What happens when luxury SUVs become too bourgeois for one’s liking? Instead of mirroring one’s personality and standing out in the crowd, they simply blend in with everything else on the road. If you’re one of those privileged few who believe that they’ve become a victim of this wrongdoing, fret not, as you now have Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Range Rover, and the latest, the Mercedes-Maybach, that joins this elite club for the well-heeled. All these iconic badges offer ost...

Auto dealers cheer government’s MSME decision

Automotive dealerships that play a key role in the auto value chain were impacted during the pandemic due to declining sales, lockdown restrictions, and high finance and maintenance costs. No wonder the government’s recent announcement to include the retail and wholesale trade under the ambit of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been welcomed by the dealership fraternity who can now look ahead to availing the benefits and subsidies offered by the states to MSMEs.  ...

Maruti Suzuki launches online finance portal

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) customers can now finance their cars online, anywhere and anytime, with Maruti Suzuki Smart Finance. The new digital service has been made available for Arena and Nexa customers.  It is also available pan India and will cover a wide range of buyer profiles. Customers can access the platform on www.marutisuzuki.com and www.nexaexperience.com. Maruti Suzuki Smart Finance was rolled out in select cities as a pilot project in December 2020...

Power Couple

The Germans are back at it again and have come up with two all-new AMG sedans in India. The high-performance sedans, the AMG E 53 4MATIC and the E 63 S 4MATIC , are based on the best-selling E-Class sedan in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. With the two new AMGs on the block, Mercedes-Benz has now extended its AMG line-up to 11 cars.  Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC The E 53 4MATIC looks exquisite. It gets the elegant design of the E-Class and combines the sporty snippets of the AMG line. Th...

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...

MINI is MEGA!

Ready for some MINI surprises straight from the UK? MINI recently launched their triplets in India – the MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch. These quirky and fast hatchbacks will be imported into our country via the CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit) route. MINI Coopers are always known for their fun to drive character and cute yet stylish looks. The MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch deliver all that and mo...

Awesome Twosome

Nissan and Renault have both launched B-SUVs in India, the Magnite and the Kiger respectively. While Nissan has priced the Magnite from INR 5.59 lakh (prices ex-showroom), Renault has priced the Kiger from INR 5.45 lakh onwards. Both the compact SUVs are similar in several aspects, except for the different styling cues. Unlike the Toyota Glanza and Maruti Suzuki Baleno, both these compact SUVs have a distinctive feel and are not merely a rebadged version of the other.  Since both...

Semiconductor shortage continues to plague Motown; PV makers soldier on

There is already a long waiting period on a significant number of new car bookings across brands, running into four-eight months, and the situation is expected to shadow over the festive season as well.   “The demand for semiconductors has gone up significantly across the world. Especially, there has been a substantial increase in demand from the electronics good industry that is putting pressure on the makers of semiconductors to meet the demand of the world including the ...

A new Modern Classic Performance Roadster arrives

The Brits sure have been busy with this one. The latest iteration of the fan-favourite Speed Twin 1200 is here. With the launch of this 1200cc bike, Triumph has expanded its modern classic portfolio in India. Priced at INR 10.99 lakhs (Ex-showroom, India), the 2021 Speed Twin 1200 most definitely looks like a sweet deal for anyone who has a thing for classic bikes with modern technology.  In terms of design, the 2021 Speed Twin 1200, comes with a round headlamp with a teardrop-sh...

Martin Uhlarik - The man who sees tomorrow

Martin Uhlarik, Global Head, Design, Tata Motors Limited, has spent 27 years in the Auto industry and has worked with some of the world’s finest automotive OEMs such as Skoda, Nissan and MG amongst others, designing a wide range of production cars as well as concept cars for them. His body of work includes Skoda’s first-generation Octavia, Fabia and Superb, and Nissan’s pathbreaking SUV, the Qashqai, which according to him, was “the beginning of the SUV Crossover trend...

Mahindra XUV700 was not built in a day

In an industry where “nose-jobs” and “facelifts” are a big deal, you can only imagine the frenzy and the cacophony that accompanies the launch of a brand-new product. And if it happens to be by a homegrown auto manufacturer such as Mahindra & Mahindra, then you can be doubly sure that it is nothing short of a mega celebration. And that is precisely what we have been witnessing when it comes to their latest SUV, the Mahindra XUV700.  Afterall, it isn&rsquo...

BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe 220i M Sport ‘Black Shadow’ edition – Black Beauty

For INR 42.50 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India), you can now get yourself a new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe 220i M Sport ‘Black Shadow’ edition. This edition has arrived after almost a year and only 24 customers will be able to buy the special edition 2-Series. This version commands an INR 4 lakh mark up over the regular 2-Series on sale in India. The car features the same powertrain as the regular variant but comes with a few cosmetic tweaks and M Performance parts to contribute to the hyped...

Porsche Macan – A fine choice

Porsche has always been at the top of the pecking order in the Indian automobile industry. With the brand’s fan favourite 911 and 718 already stealing the hearts of car enthusiasts in India, Porsche is now offering them the facelift of the Macan SUV. Launched at a starting price of INR 83.21 lakhs, the Macan, is a good start for anybody looking to own the Porsche badge. Along with the base Macan, Porsche, is also offering the Macan S and Macan GTS. However, the prices for the Macan S an...

Coming Soon: Upcoming Sedans and Hatchbacks

It is the new year. Let us find out what 2022 holds for us. Here's a closer look at the upcoming sedans including one of the most successful nameplates in Indian automotive history, a crossover that will add a quirky twist to its segment and the country’s leading manufacturer’s refreshed premium hatchback. So sit back and read about these upcoming vegicles to see what catches your fancy.  Honda City Hybrid India’s favourite sedan, the Honda City, wil...

Jeep Compass Trailhawk: A tempting proposition

The Compass line-up gets a re-entry with the 2022 Compass Trailhawk in our market. The latest iteration of the Compass Trailhawk comes with a price tag of INR 30.72 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). Jeep has revealed that the Trailhawk variant of the Compass is one of the most capable SUVs in the Indian market. It has received a few updates from the facelifted Compass that was launched in our market last year. The finely tuned Trailhawk offers a combination of on-road and off-road ride comfort and handling...

New Maserati Grecale is a visual treat!

Maserati’s first electric SUV, the Grecale, has been developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena and produced at the Cassino plant. The electric-SUV as claimed by the brand strikes the perfect balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety. Along with the SUV being fully electric, the Grecale will also be offered with conventional internal combustion and hybrid powertrains. However, the fully electric model will be ...

Triumph's Tiger Sport 660 has arrived!

After commencing bookings in December 2021, Triumph has officially launched the Tiger Sport 660 in the Indian market with a price tag of INR 8.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). Based on the Trident 660, the Tiger Sport 660 commands a premium of INR 1.50 lakhs over its naked sibling. The Tiger Sport 660 is newest and the most accessible motorcycle in Triumph Motorcycles’ internationally acclaimed Tiger range.  In terms of styling, the Tiger Sport 660 has a rad...

Martin Uhlarik – Above the Curvv

Tata Motors has introduced yet another concept – the Curvv. Martin Uhlarik, Head, Design, Tata Motors Limited, talks to us about the Curvv, telling us about their good record of not just translating their concepts pretty well but also of delivering promises.  TOS: Tata Motors is taking a big leap forward, tell us about the story behind this very fresh concept – the Curvv. MU: It was around two years ago, when we were looking at opportunities and where to develop th...

BMW's latest F 900 XR: Two in One

BMW has launched the latest F 900 XR in the Indian market. The F 900 XR now comes with a price tag of INR 12.30 lakhs (Ex-Showroom). With the XR tag, BMW claims to deliver an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capability for this motorcycle. Not much has changed and the motorcycle still comes with a 6.5-inch colour TFT multifunctional instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and the BMW Motorrad Connectivity App. LED lighting all around is...

Going Going Ghosn

What could possibly go wrong for Brazilian-born Lebanese businessman, Carlos Ghosn, who ran two Fortune 500 companies, Renault and Nissan, successfully and whom Time magazine, as well as Fortune magazine, called the “most influential global business executive,” “ahead of Bill Gates,” and “Asia’s businessman of the year respectively? Apparently, plenty. Two award-winning Journalists, Nick Kostov and Sean McLain, from Wall Street Journal, chron...

Keep an eye out for the Mantis

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

MG ZS EV drives like a dream

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

Vasai’s Strom-R3 is headed to Vegas

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

Mercedes-Benz India launches their ‘EQ’ brand

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

BATTERYMATE

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

Anglian Omega Group forays into OEM biz, to target EVs

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

The e-Amby: First by accident then by design

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

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 ...

Design Language

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

Ironclad Plans

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

Leap of faith

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

Delhi Govt plugs in: Launches EV policy

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

The future is electric

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, tells TURN OF SPEED about its own battery technology, its powertrains, the EV revolution in India being led by two and three wheelers, and how it believes that India has a strong and stable policy in FAME. TOS: Tell us about the MESMA 48 platform. It is all the buzz, and is enabling so much at Mahindra Electric.  MB: Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture (MESMA) is India’s first electric architecture that has ...

Ather Energy: Charging Ahead

Two Mechanical Engineers from IIT-Madras (Batch of 2012) dreamt of building an energy company together and they did. “We’ve been calling ourselves Ather Energy since 2009,” says Tarun Mehta, Co-Founder, Ather Energy, about himself and his Co-Founder Swapnil Jain.  Around the time Mehta graduated, he had an idea about a battery pack for which he filed a patent. “That was a time when we were filing patents left, right and center. Each of us filed around six paten...

“Aesthetics arise from efficiency”: Marc Lichte

Q. Mr. Lichte, the wait will soon be over. Audi will introduce the e-tron GT on February 9. Is the presentation of such a model still exciting even after seven years of being the brand’s Head of Design? ML: The world premiere is a magic moment. That applies to the entire Audi Design team as well as to me personally. The presentation of a new car is the culmination of a development process that usually takes four years. It is a long road that involves a great ...

Elegant Quiet Comfort

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range (which consists of EQ-Boost – Electrified Combustion Vehicles, EQ Power – Plug-In Hybrids, and EQ – Electric Vehicles), represents Intelligent Electric Mobility. Little surprise then that at a time when the Indian government is batting hard for Electric Vehicles (EVs), they decided to bring in the EQC as the first model to launch their electric offensive with, in India.  The EQC 400 4MATIC’s design may not appeal to many who have ...

Living the Tesla life

Tess arrived on a beautiful sunny day in December 2018. Now, 25,000 miles later, I think I can pen down a few words about what it has been like living with the Tesla Model 3. Allow me to break it up into three simple categories – The Good, The Great, and The Glorious. If you are looking for something unbiased, maybe even a hard hitting review – tough luck.  The Good: The overall reported safety features of the car (Best in class), I would say, was the primary reason ...

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...

Talkin bout a Revolution

‘Space Age,’ ‘Quirky,’ ‘Savvy’ and ‘Intelligent’ are some of the words that best describe Ather Energy’s latest model, the 450X, which is not just a beautiful machine but one that is also big on Tech. What that translates as is a price tag that is slightly on the “steeper” side. But then, the 450X, is such a wild thing and so much fun that you can be assured of a really good time. We tell you why the 450X makes a strong case fo...

Different strokes for different folks

In conversation with Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO & MD, Greaves Cotton Ltd., who talks to us about being encouraged by Tamil Nadu's latest industrial policy, Ampere Electric's plans of manufacturing two wheelers for the affordable mobility bracket and their new manufacturing facility. TOS: Tamil Nadu has attracted a lot of investments in the EV space of late. Why has the state become such an attractive destination? NB:  Let me set a context to our journ...

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...

2W EVs get a booster shot

Affordability of electric mobility has always remained a pain point for both the manufacturers and buyers. The recent amendment in the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) announced by the Department of Heavy Industry on June 11th, 2021, is expected to fast-track adoption of electric mobility in the two-wheeler space in the country, and provide much needed impetus, in terms of demand, to the segment.  According to the amendment...

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...

Pride and Joy

Despite the turbulent times faced by the automotive industry due to the pandemic, Wardwizard Innovations and Mobility Limited, manufacturers of electric two-wheeler, ‘Joy e-bike’ has been going full throttle and has no plans of slowing down. The company plans to launch three new two-wheelers this year, enter new export markets and segments, and expand their dealer network and manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated demand for electric two-wheelers in both, the Indian as ...

Maharahstra announces EV Policy 2021

The Maharashtra state government has announced a revised Electric Vehicle (EV) policy 2021 under which it is targeting a 10% penetration of EVs in the new vehicle registrations in the state by 2025. This includes at least 25% electrification of urban fleet aggregators in the e-commerce, delivery and logistics domains. In April next year, it aims to go all-electric for new government vehicles. In addition, the state government plans to electrify the public and last-mile delivery transport by 2...

OLA

The Ola electric scooter has been testing on Indian roads for quite some time now and the market is abuzz with talk about all that is going to be on offer. In fact, just a few days back, Ola created history by  becoming the most pre-booked scooter in the world! Crazy right? Not really. Afterall, Ola is building the World’s biggest scooter manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. You too can book yours through the company’s official website for a mere INR 499 and with so many b...

The Times They’re A-Changin

In this interview with TURN OF SPEED, Vivek B. Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Passenger & Electric Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, tells us about the newly launched Tata Tigor EV – their second offering in a market where many car manufacturers are yet to launch a personal EV – and about how Tata Motors is inviting Indians to #EvolveToElectric. Excerpts from the interview…   TOS: Tell us about how the Tata Tigor EV launched today is different from...

METAMORPHOSIS

Just like many in India have lived to tell their great grandchildren the story of how pigeons delivered letters during their days before email became de riguer, many out there, will live to tell the story of how their journey from the days of bullock carts metamorphosed into Electric Vehicles (EVs). For now, let us dive straight in to see what Tata Motors’ latest Electric Vehicle offering is all about. After launching the Tata Nexon EV last year, Tata Motors, is back again with ...

Sultan of Swing – Uday Narang

Uday Narang, Founder & Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), is a man who has made it his mission to bring about an electric revolution in India and going by the speed at which he is moving, there is little to stop him from going forth and accomplishing all that he has set out to do. Excerpts from the interview… TOS: What can we expect to see from Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) in the coming year in terms of new products?  UN: Two years back, OSM, developed, Rage ....

V Will Rock You

Chunky Vazirani’s hypercar, Shul, has been work in progress ever since it debuted in 2018, but now his latest car, E-Konk, which derives its name from the word, Ek Onkar, and means “One Energy,” is in the News again. We caught up with Chunky Vazirani, at his design studio, in one of Andheri’s bustling industrial estates, where he and his team were busy burning the midnight oil, readying the new electric cars, and boy, did he have the most electrifyi...

To the Moon and Back

Can there possibly be anything more thrilling than waking up in the morning and flying out to the capital just to slide cars? Well, that’s exactly what we did recently. A few kilometers away from the capital, in Gurugram, we got a taste of not one, not two, but three totally droolworthy mean machines that most speed addicts would kill (metaphorically speaking), to get their hands on. The best part? They were all EVs! We’re talking about BMW’s latest – the i4, their rem...

RORR Away!

Founded by IITians, Dinkar Agrawal and Madhumita Agrawal, Oben Electric Vehicles Private Limited, which is inspired by German automotive engineering and design has started not just developing, designing but also manufacturing electric two-wheelers in-house. Madhumita Agrawal, Co-Founder & CEO Oben Electric Vehicles, Private Limited, tells TURN OF SPEED about their premium performance electric motorcycle, RORR, their choice of LFP (Lithium Ferro Phosphate) battery over the N...

Hop OXO: A new electric motorcycle hits the road

Hop Electric Mobility’s motorcycle, OXO, has arrived and is aimed at both the urban as well as the rural commuters who are aspirational and desirous of switching to a new technology. We spoke with Hop Electric Mobility’s young and dynamic team to learn all about all the time and effort that has gone into designing and building their motorcycle through their 75-week journey and also learnt about their future plans. Hop on to know more… According to Taran Singh Salaria, Le...

Mahindra XUV 400: Three Cheers!

Talking about the XUV400, R Velusamy, President, Automotive Technology & Product Development, M&M Ltd., says that they started work on XUV400 three years back. “The XUV400 is a typical ICE Converted SUV, a typical intermediary step. We take an ICE vehicle, do a battery fitment, specific to that vehicle and then convert it to electric,” he says.  Pratap Bose, EVP & Chief Design Officer, M&M Ltd., says that every millimeter of the XUV400 is a Mahindra SUV...

The Road Ahead

At the launch of Mahindra XUV400, Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto & Farm Sectors spoke to TURN OF SPEED about their two-part electric strategy for their gasoline and diesel vehicles as well as their “Born Electric” platform. “We have two parts to our electric strategy. First is what you’re seeing right now – the XUV400, which is a ‘C’ Segment electric vehicle. The SUV electric segment is not really evolved in India, now. When ...

Mahindra XUV400: The New Disruptor?

There’s a new arrival on the Indian EV scene – Mahindra XUV400 – and boy is it fast! We drove the XUV400 at MSPT (Mahindra SUV Proving Track), in Chennai, recently and were blown away by its scorching performance. Here’s what we think of Mahindra’s latest EV offering which is here to take on Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, and Tata Nexon EV… On the outside, one of the first things that you will notice are its dimensions. You’ll see that the XUV400 (Think Tivoli) is a 4.2m SUV in...

VW Virtus

Here's a look at a brand new offering from Volkswagen, the Virtus. Available with both, the 1.0-Litre as well as the 1.5-Litre TSI engine options, the Virtus, has generated a lot of buzz in the sedan segment.

Volkswagen Virtus: First Look

The Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz slayer has arrived. Volkswagen Virtus, cousin of the Skoda Slavi, is that sedan which already has people swooning over its good looks and robust build quality. Expected to be priced between INR 10-20 Lakh, the Volkswagen Virtus, is definitely the next big thing on the sedan scene.

Skoda Slavia: Better Than The Best

The Skoda Slavia 1.5L TSI (DCA) and the 1.0L TSI (MT) has arrived and things sure are hotting up in the sedan segment. Is the Skoda Slavia capable of taking on competitors such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz? With its elegant looks and rock solid build quality, we definitely think so.

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.  

Tata Nexon EV MAX Review

Tata Motors' latest offering, the Tata Nexon EV MAX is here. What do we think of this new #Electric #Vehicle that comes with a bigger battery capacity and an improved driving range? Check out our video on @turnofspeed and let us know what you think of the new Tata Nexon EV in the comments section below.  

Maruti Suzuki XL6: The Perfect Package

The All-New XL6 is a robust premium MPV from Maruti Suzuki that is not only big on Tech but is also designed to indulge your senses and nestle you in its spacious interiors. Get ready for some serious pampering.  

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022

We drove the Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 AT and MT and here's what we think of the latest offering from the car manufacturer...

M_Hawk: Velusamy R Interview

Mr. Velusamy R, President, Automotive Technology & Product Development - M&M Ltd., talks to Rachna Tyagi, Editor, TURN OF SPEED, about the company's latest offering, the #Scorpio-N. The man responsible for #M&M's fabled #m_Hawk engine, he tells us about both the second generation m_Hawk engine as well as the m_Stallion engine doing duty on the new Scorpio-N. Besides, he also talks about the Scorpio-N's Design and Development, it's Connected Car Technology and ...

Chohee Park, HOD, Hyundai India Advanced Design Team 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.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic

Here's a look at the New Mahindra Scorpio Classic. From its dimensions to its engine to its tyres, and its steering, we get you everything that you need to know about the Scorpio Classic. Well, almost! Keep an eye out for our full review. Until then, enjoy our video.

Mercedes AMG EQS 53 - First Look

We take a look at #mercedesbenz India's latest #electric offering, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC which is built on their all electric EVA2 architecture. With a brilliant exterior design and intelligent interiors, the #amg EQS 53, is every performance enthusiast as well as digital geek's delight. And, it is also big on #sustainableluxury.

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