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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...

Hyundai Venue celebrates over one lakh sales in one year

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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

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

KIA 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

EVs to have a defining FY21: Sohinder Gill

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

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...