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Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020: A curtain raiser

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

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...