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

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

Renault - May your Tribers increase

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

Audi hits A6

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

Gettin Jag XE with it

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

Safety, Thy name is Volvo

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

TLC for GLC

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

Evoque your senses

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

Even better than the real thing

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

Crowning Glory

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

City City Bang Bang

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

Safe Bet

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

Jekyll and Hyde

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

Modern Sonet

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

Absolute Altroz

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

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...

Duel

Ever since Honda launched the City in 1998, not only was it a runaway success, but it was also the most coveted sedan, especially the VTEC trim which has now evolved into i-VTEC. The Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, didn’t get off to a flying start when it made its India debut in 2006. It was only in 2011 that the Korean manufacturer saw the wheel of fortune turn in its favour, when the second-generation Verna blazed onto the scene with its revolutionary ‘Fluidic’ design. Coming to th...

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,...

The All-Rounder

Having recently been crowned the 2020 MotoGP champions after 20 years, there couldn’t have been a better time to sport Suzuki’s racing colours. With Joan Mir, bringing back glory, at the Valencia Grand Prix, to the Japanese two-wheeler giant, we, in this part of the world, got our hands on the world champion’s distant cousin motorcycle, the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition. As we congratulated Joan for having a ‘Mir-a-culous’ year, we swung our leg over the Gixxer SF 250’s saddle to f...

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...

Free Spirit

The Indian market has matured and buyers want more than just an affordable fuel-efficient car. This is where the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios turbo comes in, offering a pacey engine for the enthusiasts while retaining its practical traits. We find out whether the Grand i10 Nios turbo only looks good on paper or if it brings a smile on your face. We start with the driving experience and the power mill as it is all about the 99bhp 1-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol. This is the same engine that i...

Ace of Pace

Volkswagen has big plans for India and the coming years should be busy ones for them as they will be launching quite a few products in the Indian car market. Earlier this year, they launched the new VW Tiguan Allspace and though the Tiguan did enter India a couple of years earlier, the new model does have quite a few slews of tricks up its sleeve to put a smile on your face.  The Allspace goes up against other 7-seaters such as the Skoda Kodiaq, the Honda CR-V, the Toyota Fortuner, th...

Swede dreams are made of this

A sedan is a sedan is a sedan is a sedan. SUVs, compact SUVs, hatches and hot hatches can jostle with each other, and vie for your attention, but deep down even you know the spell a beautiful sedan casts every time it glides by, instantly catching your eye and capturing your imagination. There is a timeless elegance about sedans that has come to define motoring in the mind’s eye. From the manner in which you slide in and out of a sedan to how you’re seated inside, neither too clos...

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...

Ballad of simple rider

The Interceptor 650, in many ways, allowed Royal Enfield to flex its muscle and showcase its ability to roll out a retro street bike with modern features and top-notch quality. Ever since its launch in 2018, the Interceptor has swept the market by storm and continues to do so with its gorgeous looks and affordable price tag. But what makes this new modern classic stand out is its versatile 47bhp 648cc twin parallel. As we swing our leg over the saddle of the BS6 compliant avatar of the Interc...

T-ROC the party

VW T-ROC is the kind of car that will light up your face within seconds and not just because it is unconventional in the way it looks or drives, but also because it’s a bit of a rebel of sorts, defying convention and going against the wind. But then, because you’re the fearless type who does things differently, you’re probably in love with this little monster already.  Is it a hatch? Is it an SUV? Not a regular hatch that you’d use to go around to the corner st...

Audi Q2: In Love Again

Just why did Audi wait so long to bring the Q2 to India is the first thing that comes to mind after you’ve experienced this little speed monster because ideally this would have made for a great candidate amongst several other hot hatches with feeble engines out there. But then, this isn’t a hot hatch, or is it? Well, Audi is calling the Q2, a crossover. Read on to find out why. First things first. You are going to absolutely love the Q2’s arresting design language whi...

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...

Smooth Operator

Honda managed to bowl a googly when they entered the retro motorcycle segment by introducing the H’ness CB350. And to be honest, we tip our helmet to them for taking a gutsy decision when most of the competitors have been focusing on naked bikes or compact sports bikes. The CB350 is available in two variants — the DLX and DLX Pro, the latter offers additional features such as the dual-tone colour scheme, dual horns in chrome casing and the Bluetooth enabled Honda Smart Voice ...

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...

Citroën C5 Aircross: The avant-garde SUV arrives

They say “good things take time” and perhaps that is what best describes the reason for renowned French car maker, Citroën’s late entry into India. Now, that they have arrived with their flagship model, the C5 Aircross SUV, we get behind the wheel to tell you all about it. One look at the C5 Aircross and you immediately know that this is indeed quite a unique offering on two counts: A) It retains subtle hints of classic car design, yet manages to look every bit futur...

VW Polo: Bundle of fun

VW Polo has been a much-loved premium hatch and has enjoyed a lot of success in India thanks to the varied engine options that it has boasted of through its decade-long presence in India. At the last count it was nine! Having been around for quite a while, it now receives the 1.0-Liter TSI engine. What's new about this engine? Well, we took it out for a spin just to tell you all about the thrills that it has on offer. First things first, the look...

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 ...

VW Vento: Barrel of fun

There was a time, almost a decade ago, when all you saw on our roads, especially amidst traffic, was a sea of VW Ventos. It was as if almost everybody had gone out and bought one. And why not? It was a well-engineered mid-sized sedan from VW, with a robust build quality, and it made for a great choice especially on our busy roads. Fast forward to a decade later and here it is, in its new avatar. Read on to see what has changed on the Vento.   Yes, there are a few changes, but not...

That’s A4

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

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...

For the road less traveled

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport D180S is just the kind of luxury SUV that we’ve been waiting for. Drive it to work, take it on a short work trip, slap bang in the middle of the week, or go camping with it over the weekend, into the woods, and you’ll soon see that it can deftly handle all responsibilities without the slightest of tantrums and that, in our books, is definitely reward-worthy behavior. Let’s start with its exterior design. Big, bold and elegant, the Di...

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 ...

A stroke of genius

You’ll remember Skoda Auto India’s SUV, VISION IN, based on their modular MQB platform, from the Auto Expo last year and how it wowed everybody with its striking good looks in that vibrant orange colour and the Indian Kalamkari design elements within. Skoda, kept its promise of launching the VISION IN, in 2021, as part of its India 2.0 project, and has gone and named its latest offering – Kushaq which means Emperor or King in Sanskrit. The Kushaq, is all set to fight a mighty battle and...

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...

In a league of its own

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

The Bold and the Beautiful

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

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...

Nth Degree Fun

Born in Namyang and honed at Nurburgring, Hyundai, has brought its N Line, to India, and now, you can now drive it in Nagpur or Nellore or Nandigram (Besides everywhere else in India) to your heart’s content. We recently got our hands on the i20 N Line and after some pedal to metal driving, felt that this would make for a great addition in the garages of all those who really love that touch of sportiness in their everyday cars. Read on to find out how Hyundai has given a whole new twist...

Return of the King

If history has taught us anything it is that every era comes to an end and sadly that is true of the golden age of the larger-than-life sports tourers. Thankfully, Suzuki, has reintroduced the iconic GSX1300R Hayabusa. Yes, it doesn’t have any direct competition anymore as Kawasaki decided to retire its arch-nemesis the Ninja ZX-14R last year. Like many motorcycles, the 2021 Hayabusa’s power output has reduced fractionally due to the strict BS6 emission norms, but does that make a...

Minimalistic Elegance

A few moons ago, a pair of Swedish bombs dropped in India in the guise of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250. Both motorcycles which are brand new offerings for India, are best described in two words – ‘Minimalistic Elegance.’ Until their launch, the Indian motorcycle market had not seen anything even remotely close to anything like these Huskie Twins, in terms of styling. We got our hands on the Svartpilen 250 and here are our two cents on it.  The Sv...

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 ...

Audi Q5 - Yay or Nay?

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

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...

VW Taigun 1.0 – Frugal and Fun

You may remember our VW Taigun review from August when we reviewed the range-topping 1.5-litre (MT and AT), in Udaipur and how we absolutely loved them both. Recently, we got behind the wheel of the VW Taigun 1.0-litre (AT) to bring you this review. Don’t put your money down on any vehicle just yet, at least not until you’re done reading this. The Taigun, is a handsome SUV, with a strong VW family resemblance and a solid build quality which is its strongest appeal. Unlike many ...

Isuzu V-Cross – Going Places

Fancy driving an ‘Adventure Utility Vehicle,’ aka ‘Truck’ or a ‘Pickup’ (as they like to call it in cowboy country), in order to take your driving game to the next level? Well, if you have the parking space for it, a pickup can be an excellent choice. In fact, you’ll be thrilled at the versatility that it offers. We recently got behind the wheel of the ISUZU V-Cross, D-Max, and were hugely impressed with its maneuverability. Read on to find out why th...

Audi Q7: The mojo is back!

Ever since the Indian auto industry switched to BS6 emission norms, Audi’s product line up vanished overnight. Audi has been slowly reintroducing its range of cars and SUVs ever since. It has been nearly two years since the much-loved Audi Q7 has been on sale in the Indian market. But it has finally arrived to take on its long-standing rivals. In the time that it has been away, the Q7 has received some heavy-duty updates, both, cosmetically and mechanically, with some new tech also b...

Kia Carens: A Welcome Surprise?

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

Tata Tigor iCNG: Your Pocket Friendly Car

With fuel prices at an all-time high, and running costs of cars are rising exponentially. Enter Tata Tigor iCNG. The alternative to EVs with a go green impact where Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powers cars.  At first glance, you wouldn’t have the foggiest about the car being a petrol/CNG hybrid. The only hint is the small badge on the boot. Being offered only in the higher XZ and XZ variants of the Tigor range, you can expect the same level of equipment as its petrol-power...

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...

Skoda Slavia: Better than the Best

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

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...

Citroen C3: Charming. Cushy. Capable.

Finally, you don’t have to sell your kidneys in order to buy something that is small, tasteful and of European lineage. We’re talking about a hatch that is not your typical, run off the mill types. You guessed it! The latest offering from Citroen’s C-Cubed Family, the C3, is all that and more except that it is designed and Made in India! You may want to test drive it before you put your money down on a hatch that is only going to make you second gues...

Hyundai Venue 2022: An obvious choice?

It seems like yesterday when Hyundai launched their brand-new compact SUV, the Venue, aboard the Angriya with much fanfare, except that the year was 2019, and yet, here we are, driving the refreshed Venue, in Hyderabad, in 2022. How time flies! With its launch, the Venue took on rivals such as Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300, and Ford Ecosport, back then. Now, it has a few more models to compete with such as Toyota Urban Cruiser, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, ...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz India launches ‘Merc from Home’ campaign

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

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

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

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

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

MG Motor India retrofits a HECTOR as an Ambulance

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

Porsche extends warranty due to COVID-19

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

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...

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.

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

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

Mahindra reimagines automotive retail through 'Own-Online'

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

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

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

BMW 8 Series' two new iconic avatars now in India

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

Renault welcomes back customers

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

Nissan India resumes business operations as per local guidelines

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

Okinawa resumes operations and manufacturing with 25 percent workforce

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

Honda Cars India re-opens 155 dealerships across the country

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Datsun launches new BS6-compliant GO & GO in India

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

New Nissan KICKS 2020 goes on sale in India

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

Mahindra introduces innovative finance schemes for its customers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BattRE Launches an Affordable Connected Scooter - BattRE gps:ie

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

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

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

Hyundai opens showrooms & workshops: Driving industrial wheels towards progress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GWM announces Senior Leadership for its Indian subsidiary

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

Kia Motors India introduces the refreshed Seltos

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

Suzuki Motorcycle India introduces ‘Suzuki at your Doorstep’

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

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

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

Rapido resumes operations in almost 100 cities

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyundai Powers Elantra with New Diesel BS-VI Engine

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

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....

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

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

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 ...

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

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

All-new Audi RS 7 Sportback drives in

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

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

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

CEAT launches 'one of its kind' Puncture Safe tyres

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

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

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

Rolls-Royce releases interactive game inspired by Wraith Kryptos

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

Royal Enfield launches 'Service On Wheels'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jawa riding experience amped up with the BS-VI models

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

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

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

Nissan decodes the design elements of 'Nissan Magnite concept'

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

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches sporty new Fortuner TRD Limited Edition

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

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

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

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

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

Rolls-Royce reveals significant engineering advances developed for new Ghost

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

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

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

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

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

TOYOTA GAZOO racing comes to India to enthrall motorsports enthusiasts

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

Audi India introduces one App for ‘All Things Audi’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KIA reveals new design for fastback Stinger

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

Ford welcomes Festive season with Freestyle Flair Edition

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

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

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

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

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

Honda Amaze crosses 4 Lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

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

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

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

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

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

Audi India announces #ReadyToDrive Service Campaign

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

Mahindra unveils the All-New Thar

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

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

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

MG Motor India partners with Zoomcar for vehicle subscriptions

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

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

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

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honda Cars India launches refreshed New Jazz

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

Ducati launches the all new Panigale V2 in India

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

Tata Motors’ SOUL introduces ‘Connect with SOUL’

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

Hyundai teases sharp New KONA and KONA N Line SUVs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best-in-class performance for the new Panamera

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

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Series B investment from TVS Motor Company

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

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new blue colour edition of Burgman Street

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

Royal Enfield announces local assembly unit in Argentina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tata Motors rolls out new limited-period subscription offer on Nexon EV

With the festive season kicking in, Tata Motors today announced a special ‘Electrifying Subscription’ offer on the Tata Nexon EV, for a limited-period, till November 30, 2020. Available for the first 100 subscribers only, this attractive offer allows customer to avail India’s best-selling electric SUV at an all-inclusive fixed rental starting at just Rs. 34,900/- per month, without the hassles of traditional vehicle ownership such as road tax and registration, insurance rene...

Ford unveils Sport Edition of Endeavour at INR 35.10 Lakh

Donning bold, black exteriors, the much-awaited Sport Edition of Ford Endeavour is now ready to conquer any terrain. The special edition goes on sale across India at INR 35.10 lakh. Featuring a dozen impressive exterior changes, the Ford Endeavour Sport will be the new top-trim variant in the Ford Endeavour vehicle lineup, available only with an all-wheel-drive or 4X4 driveline.  “Ford Endeavour Sport in black makes a bold statement – whether it is your regular commute ...

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 ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched its youngest SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser to fortify its offerings in the segment and further cater to its growing number of young customers. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the second model to be launched in India under the global Toyota-Suzuki alliance following the emphatic success of the premium hatchback, the Toyota Glanza. The #UrbanCruiser is designed for today’s young achievers who are aspirational and believe in the ...

Mercedes-Benz strengthens AMG portfolio, launches first-ever ‘AMG 53 series’ in India- all-new AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupé

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today further strengthened its AMG portfolio with the introduction of an all-new stylish performance SUV Coupé - the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupé. The launch of the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC is a significant and strategic decision for Mercedes-Benz as it introduces for the first time in India, the much awaited ‘AMG 53 series’. The new AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupé that offers more power and performan...

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...

Renault launches Kwid Neotech edition

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

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...

Bookings for the Audi Q2 are now open

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today commenced bookings for the Audi Q2 in India. Whether for adventures off the beaten track or everyday life in the big city, the Audi Q2 is an all-rounder that will cater to the young, progressive Indian buyer. The Audi Q2 can be booked with an amount of INR 2 Lakhs.  For the best ownership experience, Audi India is offering an introductory ‘Peace of Mind’ benefit that comes bundled with a 5 year Service Package with 2 3 years ...

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...

Honda unveils H’ness-CB350 price ahead of Festivals

Ushering in the festive season, Honda2Wheelers India today launched the H'ness-CB350 at a special starting price of INR 1.85 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Gurugram, Haryana). Taking forward the legacy of CB brand, H'ness-CB350 comes with advanced new features and the classic old-world charm.  Elaborating on H’ness-CB350, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are overwhelmed with the ...

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

Hero Electric launches ‘City Speed’ E Bikes for festive season

India's Largest Electric two-wheeler company, Hero Electric announced the launch of an all-new segment called ‘City Speed’ catering exclusively to the city commuters. City Speed E Bikes offer higher cruising speed and gradeability to easily ride on the flyovers and slopes. Hero's city speed scooters are therefore a perfect combination of performance and price giving the best value for money to a discerning customer. As part of the ‘City Speed’ portfolio, Her...

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...

New Land Rover Defender launched in India from INR 73.98 Lakh

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

Audi Q2 arrives in India

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

Bajaj Pulsar NS & RS series get exciting new looks ahead of festive season

Bajaj Auto, has cranked up the thrill ahead of the festive season with the new, refreshed Pulsar NS and RS series. Inspired by trendy ‘colour blocking’ design language, the colours accentuate the agility and sportiness of the bikes. Available in fresh colours like Burnt Red (Matte finish) and Plasma Blue (Satin Finish), the new look is rounded off with white alloy wheels. Front and rear fenders are now carbon fibre textured, with a hot stamping pattern on seats adding a distinctiv...

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...

Hyundai exports over 2 Lakh Creta for Global Markets

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), today surpassed yet another milestone, exporting over 2 Lakh units of its ‘Made-in-India’ Creta to global markets, bolstering the government’s drive for Make in India. Commenting on the achievement, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Launched in 2015, Creta established its supremacy as a highly aspirational brand among customers globally. The magnanimous 2,00,000 export milestone achieved ...

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...

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

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

Bajaj Auto launches new CT100 version

Bajaj Auto, The World’s favourite Indian, has launched a more Kadak version of its popular motorcycle, Bajaj CT100 this festive season. The new CT100 is Kadak both in its looks and performance with its proven DTSi engine and with the addition of 8 new kadak features like front suspension bellows, rubber tank pads, fuel meter, and many more.  New Kadak features introduced in CT100 KS are:    Front Fork Suspension Bell...

Okinawa announces festive offers on its electric two wheelers in India

Okinawa, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on “Make in India” has announced attractive offers for its buyers this season. Taking the festivity, a notch up for its buyers Okinawa has unveiled a lucky draw. The draw will get lucky gifts to around 10 buyers with the first one getting a chance to take home the popular Okinawa slow speed scooter –R30 . The offer will be valid during the festive season starting October 24, 2020 to November 15, ...

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&...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces launch of its first regional stockyard in India

In line with its customer-first philosophy of enabling easy access to world-class products and services to its customers, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of its first regional stockyard in Guwahati. Ensuring a leaner and efficient distribution network across the region, the stockyard will further reduce delivery time from the current 13 days to a maximum of two days for furthermost dealers in the Northeast states immensely benefitting our customers. The new stockyar...

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

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

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...

Hyundai launches all-new i20

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

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...

HDFC ERGO implements AI enabled solution to automate motor claim settlements

HDFC ERGO General Insurance, India’s third-largest non-life insurance company in the private sector, announced the launch of the AI tool IDEAS (Intelligent Damage detection Estimation and Assessment Solution) for motor claim settlements. The IDEAS module uses Neural Network image processing & Analytics, Machine Learning and Natural Language that supports instant damage detection as well as calculation of the claims estimate for the surveyors to help in motor claims settlement&n...

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 ...

Škoda Auto India introduces ‘Clever Lease’ solutions

Škoda Auto India introduced a range of innovative and competitive leasing services called 'Clever Lease'. With a gamut of flexible solutions: plain, dry, or wet lease, one can avail monthly rentals for a tenure of 24, 36, 48, and 60 months on the powerful yet efficient Škoda Rapid TSI as well as the luxurious new Škoda Superb. The monthly lease rental for Škoda model range will start at INR 22,580 and cater to retail and corporate customer...

Audi India announces price increase across model range

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today, announced a price increase of up to 2 percent across its entire model range owing to weakening of the rupee and rising input costs.  Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, "At Audi India, we strive to give our customers the best, but the rising inputs costs and currency fluctuations have put a strain on our cost structures and we are forced to make amends to prices. Starting January 01, 2021 our model range will se...

Jawa crosses 50,000 motorcycles in India

Classic Legends today announced crossing the landmark 50,000 units of Jawa Motorcycles. This has been achieved in an effective 12 months of full operations, considering a complete halt during the lockdown period with near zero inventories due to the waiting period the brand commands. The 50,000-motorcycle milestone also signifies an extremely healthy uptake in demand for Jawa motorcycles in the country as it continues to expand both its production capacity as well as dealership footprint to c...

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 ...

Renault's new B-SUV, Kiger, to be launched in India

As part of its strong product strategy and commitment to breakthrough product innovations, Renault India will expand its product range and segment presence with the launch of its new game-changer, Renault Kiger. It will be built on the same platform as Triber and will be an international launch for Groupe Renault. Renault will also introduce an all-new global engine with Renault Kiger. To share a first glimpse into what customers can expect from Renault Kiger, Renault had th...

All-new Repsol Honda editions of Hornet 2.0 & Dio unveiled

Transforming Honda’s racing DNA into sheer thrill of street riding, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today unveiled the Repsol Honda limited editions of Hornet 2.0  and India’s first motoscooter Dio. The machines of the Repsol Honda racing team inspired the graphics and design theme of these limited editions along vibrant orange wheel rims to accentuate the excitement of the racing fans in India.  Speaking about the Honda...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor expands reach to cover new emerging markets in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today announced that the brand has reached a new milestone of over 400 customer touch points in the country, catering to the newer emerging markets. The strategic expansion is an integral part of the company’s intense commitment towards providing best-in-class products and services to wider customer base, across the country. The company inaugurated its 401st outlet - BJS Toyota in Bellary, Karnataka thus reiterating its commitment. The newly inaugurate...

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...

Audi increases budget for electromobility up to 2025

With its investment planning for the next five years, AUDI AG is pushing ahead its transformation to a provider of networked and sustainable premium mobility: with a total amount of approximately € 35 billion, investments remain at a high level, especially for future vehicle projects, in spite of a difficult business environment. Some € 17 billion, amounting to half of the investment sum, is allocated to future technologies alone. Like the Volkswagen Gr...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor brings ‘Dream Car Art Contest’ to India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the introduction of ‘Toyota Dream Car Art Contest’ in India to provide an opportunity for children to draw their dream car.  The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest kicks off with the National Contest to be held online from December 2020 to January 2021 for children in three age categories. The top three winners of the National Contest in each category will have the opportunity to represent India at the World Contest&nbs...

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...

Avass successfully tests ground-breaking fully electric sports car which will cover over 1000 km with single charge

Australian company Avass’ latest developments into the electric car project have achieved consistent performance tests of 1,160 km with a single charge in the Avass Prototype R800 -- a fully electric Sports Car. The R800 is an impressive 870 kg sports coupe delivering rapid response to rear drive via central High Performance Avass Motor. The charging time of this ground-breaking innovation via a wall plug is 4 hours and with a Fast Charging Unit, it is fully charged from depletion in...

TVS Srichakra Ltd lines up INR 1000 Crore expansion program

TVS Srichakra Ltd., a leading Indian manufacturer of 2&3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, today announced its planned capital expenditure of Rs.1,000 Crores to ramp up manufacturing in its Madurai and Pantnagar plants. This investment is planned to be made over a three year period. The investment, when fully made, will result in an increase in 2 & 3 wheeler tyre capacity by 25-30% and doubling of off-highway tyre capacity from current levels. The investment is planned to be funded by a ...

Five-Star Euro NCAP safety rating for award-winning new Land Rover Defender 110

The award-winning New Land Rover Defender has earned another five-star review – this time from the safety experts at Euro NCAP. Land Rover’s most capable and durable model ever has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest round of test results. The Defender family combines state-of-the-art safety features with an ultra-stiff aluminium-intensive body construction engineered to cope with rugged landscapes and provide excellent safety credentials. Clever technologie...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bajaj Auto launches all-new Platina 100 Kick Start (KS)

Bajaj Auto, The World’s Favorite Indian, has launched the New Platina 100 Kick Start (KS) which offers great comfort with the proven ‘Comfortec technology’ of the Platina brand. The bike comes with ‘Spring-on-Spring’ Nitrox suspension that offers 15%* more comfort on long rides, taking up the comfort proposition for both, rider and pillion. It also comes equipped with tubeless tyres, assuring a safe and hassle-free ride. The new Platina 100KS also ge...

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...

Ducati presents 2021 Apparel collection

The 2021 Ducati Apparel collection is created to satisfy all motorcyclists. From travels, even the most adventurous off-roads, to sporty riding on the track or everyday commuting in the city. And, for when you're not riding, Ducati offers a range of accessories and casual clothing.  Ducati clothing is conceived just like the motorcycles, with great attention to the combination of design and technology, with the aim of ensuring the ...

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...

Renault India announces price increase from New Year

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

Nissan promises lowest cost of maintenance on Nissan Magnite

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

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...

Audi India opens bookings for New Audi A4

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today commenced bookings for its fifth-generation Audi A4 in India. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine, the new Audi A4 promises excellent drivability and is loaded with an arsenal of updated features. Aesthetic design, a comfortable and tech-rich cabin, top-notch connectivity and best-in-class infotainment highlight the luxury and dynamic stance of the car. The Audi A4 can be booked with an initial booking amount of INR...

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...

New Defender set to play vital role as Land Rover returns to Dakar in 2021

Land Rover’s most capable and durable 4x4 is taking on the ultimate all-terrain challenge with two Defender 110 support vehicles destined for the Dakar Rally 2021. The rally is one of the toughest sporting events in the world and the production-spec models will support ambitious new Dakar Rally and Prodrive-backed team, Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) throughout the 7 646 kilometre race. The pair of New Defender 110 4x4s will have to negotiate extreme conditions, traversing desert dunes, m...

Nissan India to increase prices from New Year

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

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...

Pioneer India to launch new 'Champion' Series Active Tube TS-WX3000T for high quality sound

Pioneer India, a subsidiary of Japanese behemoth Pioneer Corporation and known for offering leading in-car entertainment systems, is set to launch a new Subwoofer TS-WX3000T. This bass reflex tube is in a league of its own and will change the in-car audio experience to a great extent. The four main features that set this audio powerhouse apart are high durability, impeccable sound quality, robust design, and smooth airflow improvement. These features make the TS-WX3000T, a haven for music ...

Hero Electric partners with eBikeGO

India's Largest Electric two-wheeler company, Hero Electric today announced its partnership with the Amritsar born-now Mumbai based Electric mobility start-up eBikeGO, to further transform the last mile deliveries from petrol to electric with their expertise in EV technology and IOT enabled operations. Hero Electric has supplied the first 120 bikes out of the 1000 planned for next financial year. eBikeGO is deploying these bikes for last mile logistics on a per delivery model and to indiv...

Studds launches Thunder D7 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 D7 Décor Helmet.  Thunder D7 Decor is a higher impact full face helmet with mirror visor and product features like aerodynamic design with UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, dynamic ventilation system having air v...

MG Motor India ends year on a high note, generates 5,000 Hector and 200 EV bookings in December; Highest in 2020

MG Motor India has closed the year on a strong note, gathering 5,000 HECTOR and 200 EV bookings in December, the highest figure for 2020. The carmaker has reported retail sales of 4010 units, (including 3430 units of Hector) during December 2020, a growth of 33% against the same month last year. The company also recorded 77% growth in total sales during the year 2020 over last year, despite continuous local supply chain bottlenecks. The carmaker also announced that it will be taking preven...

Mahindra and Ford end discussions of Automotive Joint Venture

Mahindra & Mahindra, a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have mutually, amicably determined they will not complete a previously announced automotive joint venture between their companies.  The action followed passing of the December 31, “longstop”, or expiration, date of a definitive agreement the organizations entered into in October 2019. According to the companies, the outcome was driven by fundamental changes in global economic and ...

Ford delivers more value; Introduces Sun-Roof on Ecosport's Titanium trim

With consumer interest and feedback at its heart, Ford India announced a new variant line-up of its popular compact SUV, EcoSport across dealerships.   Ensuring that every variant in the line-up delivers more value and features, the company has also introduced sun-roof on the Titanium trim. This popular feature is now available across half of EcoSport variant lineup in response to the feedback from customers.  “In the tradition of bringing what consumers want and va...

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...

FCA India expands local product lineup with $250 Mn investment

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

Audi A4 facelift arrives

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

Global reveal of Renault Kiger in India on Jan 28

After generating a lot of exhilaration with the showcase of the Renault Kiger Showcar, Group Renault will be globally premiering the eagerly awaited Renault Kiger in India on January 28, 2021. Slated to revolutionise the B-SUV segment in India, Renault Kiger is a Stunning, Smart and Sporty offering to be first launched in India, followed by other markets. Renault Kiger has already made a strong impression for its distinctive styling,&n...

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...

Kia unveils new logo and global brand slogan to ignite its bold transformation for the future

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. The logo is a symbol of Kia's new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enabl...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition launched in India

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

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...

The new BMW 220i M Sport launched in India

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has been launched in a new petrol variant in India today. Introduced in an attractive ‘M Sport’ package, the new BMW 220i is locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai. It is available at dealership from today onwards in addition to the two existing diesel variants. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW India continues to expand its product range as per evolving trends in the luxury car segment. We believe in offering ...

Odysse Electric Vehicles launches its new low speed scooter

With e-mobility the buzzword and India emerging as the number one producer of two-wheelers, Odysse Electric Vehicles, a home grown electric two-wheeler manufacturing company, has launched a new low speed scooter, E2Go for the Indian market.   Available in two models of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries these e-scooters are not only cost effective to run but does not require any registration or license to drive. The cost of entry is also low making them ideal...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover adds new retailer partner in Bengaluru

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the appointment of Shakti Auto Cars as its new Retailer Partner in Bengaluru, with Venkatesh Tatuskar as its Director. The new, state-of-the-art 3S facility is located in the upscale Brookfield area of Bengaluru, close to the major IT hub of Whitefield area. This Retailer facility is spread over 4 180 m2 and is designed to provide the highest quality of sales and after-sales experience for its customers. With a 10 cars display, a ...

The refreshed Škoda Superb range is contemporary, elegant, and luxurious

ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the refreshed SUPERB range - the new SportLine as well as the new Laurin & Klement at an attractive ex-showroom price of INR 31.99 lacs and INR 34.99 lacs, respectively. Introduced in 2004, the ŠKODA SUPERB defined the luxurious limousine class in India. The refreshed ŠKODA SUPERB, with its modern design, exquisite interiors, class leading safety, and unparalleled value proposition, pushes the yardstick further.  Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand...

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...

Lexus premieres all-new variant of its luxury sedan LS500h

Luxury car manufacturer Lexus India has premiered a new variant of its flagship sedan LS; the LS 500h Nishijin. Debuting in 1989, the first-generation LS built the foundation of Lexus with the high praise earned by its exceptional quietness and comfort. The model launched in India in 2018 with its daring coupe silhouette and the offering of an emotional driving experience. As the flagship sedan of the Lexus brand, it has gained popularity over a span of more than 30 years and in more than ...

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

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

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...

Porsche Studio Delhi brings new brand experience to India

Porsche is strengthening its presence with the opening of a new, interactive showroom concept in Delhi, the first of its kind in India. The Porsche Studio Delhi joins the line-up of exclusive locations around the world to embrace an innovative retail environment that enables the sports car manufacturer to interact with a wide spectrum of target groups in an intimate atmosphere. Located in the prime position of Connaught Place, the Studio opens up onto the high street as a perfect addition to ...

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

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

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...

Škoda Kushaq: Made for the world, in India

As part of the INDIA 2.0 project headed by Škoda Auto, the all-new Škoda Kushaq is the first of a new generation of vehicles developed on the MQB-A0-IN architecture, built around the challenging demands of the Indian customer. Boasting traditional Škoda Auto attributes of design, quality, interior roominess, equipment, dynamics, efficiency, safety and comfort, the all-new Škoda Kushaq is made in India, made for the world.  With a wheelba...

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...

Triumph Motorcycles launches All-New Speed Triple 1200 RS in India at INR 16.95 Lakhs

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles launched the all-new Speed Triple 1200 RS in India at INR 16.95 lac today. The Speed Triple RS is the British marquee’s latest addition to its Roadster line-up taking the India Roadster portfolio to three models – Street Triple RS, Street Triple R and the Speed Triple RS. The Speed Triple 1200 RS will be available in limited units in India with the first batch consisting of only 30 motorcycles, which will be delivered...

Renault Kiger makes its debut in India

After the initial exhilaration created by the reveal of its show car, Groupe Renault globally premiered the eagerly awaited Renault Kiger in India today. A brand-new compact SUV designed and developed for India before making its international debut, Renault Kiger is the latest in the line of revolutionary products to be launched by Renault in India. Just like Duster, Kwid and Triber, Renault Kiger will also change the dynamics in its segment and promises to be another...

New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV rolls out from Thiruvallur plant

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

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...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), today announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the newly inaugurated store will have the complete suite of Royal Enfield motorcycles, apparel and accessories, in addition to spares and service. The store launch was done via a digital press conference today addressed by Vinod K Dasari, CEO of Royal Enfield, and Vimal Sumbly,...

Mahindra XUV300 launches all-new Petrol AutoSHIFT Transmission and BlueSense Plus Connected SUV technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the introduction of Petrol AutoSHIFT, its auto transmission technology, on the XUV300. The AutoSHIFT top variant, W8(O), will also be equipped with the all-new BlueSense Plus connected SUV technology. The Electric Sunroof will now be offered from its mid variant - (W6) onwards on both manual & autoSHIFT versions. Veejay Nakra, CEO, Automotive Division, Mahindr...

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...

Porsche and TAG Heuer enter into strategic partnership

Porsche and the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer have joined forces in a strategic brand partnership. Within the framework of the holistic and long-term alliance, the premium manufacturers intend to jointly approach both sports competitions and the development of products. As a first step, the partners unveiled a new watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph. “The strong friendship of our brand with TAG Heuer exists since decades and I am more than happy that we are n...

Jaguar I-PACE set to launch in India next month

Jaguar Land Rover today announced that its first all-electric Performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE will be launched in India on 9th March, 2021. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “After the fabulous response to the digital launch of the Land Rover Defender, we are excited about curating yet another digital experience for the launch of Jaguar I-PACE in India. This immersive & engaging digital event will provide a peek into a futur...

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...

All new Renault Kiger starts at INR 5.45 lakhs; Bookings open today

Taking ahead its promise of disruptive innovation, Renault today announced the pricing of the all-new Kiger starting at an introductory price of INR 5.45 lakhs (ex-showroom, all India). With this outstanding pricing, Renault Kiger is surely set to radically alter the dynamics in the B-SUV segment. Renault Kiger is designed with collaboration of France and India teams. It is developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before it is taken globally. Th...

Porsche takes the new 911 GT3 off the leash

The seventh edition of the high-performance Porsche 911 GT3 was developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport. It transfers pure racing technology into a production model: the double wishbone front axle layout and sophisticated aerodynamics with a swan neck rear wing and a striking diffuser originate from the successful GT race car 911 RSR. Tried and tested in endurance racing, the 510 PS (375 kW) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine is based on the drivetrain of the 911 GT3 R. The...

Indian Motorcycle gears up to bring 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, in celebration of 100 years, America’s first motorcycle company is all set to bring an entire new line up of Chief in India. Speaking about the new lineup, Mr. Lalit Sharma, Country Manager, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. said, “What could be the best way to celebrate the 100 iconic years of the Indian Chief than to introduce our iconic new lineup of...

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...

Škoda Auto India inaugurates its maiden 3S dealership facility in North East with SSB Automobiles

With the inauguration of the first dealership facility in Guwahati, Škoda Auto India aims to strengthen its position in Assam and push forward its campaign of establishing a strong foothold in the north eastern markets of India. The new state of the art dealership facility sports the new Corporate Identity and Design as a part of Škoda Auto global redesigning process. The Czech auto manufacturer, under the purview of the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project, will have at le...

With rising fuel prices, Hero Electric’s dealerships report record footfalls

Over the last few weeks, rising fuel prices have led to consumers looking for alternative options to fulfil their mobility needs and curb expenses. With no relief in sight and the prices hitting Rs.100, many across the country have resorted to using public transport where possible, to reduce the pinch on their savings. In times like these, India's Largest Electric two-wheeler company, Hero Electric’s “City Speed” bikes have witnessed a significant demand. ...

JLR to begin its fully-electric journey starting 2024

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that its entire line up will go fully electric from 2025. CEO Thierry Bollore made this announcement as part of JLR’s reimagine strategy, which is designed to create new benchmarks in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business. In a major announcement, Bollore said, “ We are harnessing those ingredients today to reimagine the business, the two brands and the customer experience of tomorrow. The Reimagine strategy allows us to...

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...

Bajaj Auto launches the new Pulsar 180

Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar 180 – augmenting the lineup of the most popular entry-sport motorcycle brand in India. With bold decals & twin pilot lamps with Auto Headlamp On (AHO), the Pulsar 180 is a stylish nod to the design that started the bike revolution in the 150 cc segments in the country. The new avatar gets sporty split seats, black alloy wheels and an ‘infinity’ LED tail lamp. The motorcycle is equipped with a 4 - stroke SOHC 2-Valve Air Cooled BSVI...

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...

Jeep Wrangler now assembled in India

Just one month after the comprehensive go-local strategy by Jeep brand was announced, Jeep India today announced that production for the locally-assembled 2021 Jeep Wrangler has commenced in its Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility.  Jeep Wrangler - the most capable and recognised vehicle in the world – is built on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, s...

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...

Bajaj Auto's all-new Platina 100 Electric Start (ES) has an electrifying price tag

Bajaj Auto, The World’s Favorite Indian, has launched the updated Platina 100 Electric Start (ES) at a ground-breaking price of INR 53,920 (Ex-showroom Delhi) with segment leading comfort with the proven ‘Comfortec technology’ of the Platina brand. The bike comes with Spring-in-Spring suspension that provides more comfort on longer journeys, further strengthening the promise of comfort for both the rider and the pillion. It also comes equipped with tubeless tyres, ...

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...

JLR retailer network gears up for launch of All-Electric Jaguar I-Pace in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today has announced the readiness of its Retailer network to welcome its first All-Electric Performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE on 23rd March 2021. Twenty two Retail outlets across 19 cities are now EV ready in terms of infrastructure, as well as sales and after-sales support. The current Jaguar Land Rover Retailer charging infrastructure extensively covers the metro cities and key urban hubs across the country. Retailer staff have been extensively trained by Ja...

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, ...

Bajaj Auto introduces Platina 110-ABS: The ‘safest’ bike in its segment

Bajaj Auto, The World’s Favorite Indian, has launched the all-new Platina 110 with a segment first ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). Priced at INR 65,920, the ABS braking technology provides for best-in-class braking that prevents skidding or loss of control in sudden-braking scenarios. The ABS that is coupled to a 240 mm front disc brake, makes the new Platina, its segment’s safest bike. Anti-lock braking or ABS, involves an electronic controller that monitors the whee...

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...

BattRE to double its production by June 2021

BattRE, a next-gen EV startup based out of Jaipur, is set to operationalize its new factory at Jaipur, through which it is expected to double up its production. The new factory of BattRE Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd is expected to start by June 2021 with a flurry of new launches including electric motorbikes. BattRE works with the mission of revolutionizing the short distance commute experience of daily travellers, by enabling integration between technology and mobility solutions to make...

Interior sketch offers first preview of Škoda Kushaq

ŠKODA provides a first glimpse of the new Kushaq’s interior in an official design sketch. As with other models from the Czech car manufacturer, the spacious interior typical of the brand features a large, free-standing infotainment display.  The central element in the interior of the new Škoda Kushaq is a free-standing infotainment display with a screen diagonal of up to 10 inches. The interior design sketch also clearly shows the character line running beneat...

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 ...

Kia K8 interior – modernity and technology meet in a luxury sports sedan

Kia Corporation has today opened the doors of the K8 premium sports sedan, showcasing a first-class interior lounge that blends premium luxury with effortless style and unrivalled comfort. Further demonstrating the recent rejuvenation of the brand, the K8’s interior shines a light on Kia’s ambitions for the future, with a focus on delivering new standards in automotive quality. Every element of the K8 interior has been designed with high-end luxury in mind, serving to elevat...

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...

Kia teases EV6, its first dedicated EV

Kia Corporation has revealed the first official images of the EV6 – its first Dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) built on the company’s new EV platform (Electric-Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP). EV6 is also the first of Kia’s next-generation BEVs to be developed under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. “EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose, ‘Movement that inspires’, and our new...

Volvo to launch XC40 Recharge – first full electric car in India in October 2021

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India today announced that it will commence deliveries of  its first full electric car - The XC40 Recharge  in October 2021.   "We are committeed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plan to double our volumes in the next two years. We will commence bookings of our first pure electric SUV, XC40 Recharge in June this year and start deliveries three months hence. By 2025 electric cars should const...

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...

Audi to drive in Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback to India in the first half of 2021

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today released a teaser of the Audi e-tron ahead of its launch in India. Taking the excitement a notch higher, the brand will also bring in the Audi e-tron Sportback simultaneously to India giving the customer a choice within the e-tron line up. The showcase of Audi e-tron in India in 2019 had generated considerable excitement amongst enthusiasts with a fantastic response from Audi’s existing customers as well ...

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...

Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6

Kia Corporation has today revealed the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), ahead of the car’s world premiere in March.  EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the center of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy,...

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...

New Bentley Bentayga - The definitive luxury SUV launched in India

The new Bentley Bentayga is now launched in India. The new Bentayga is the first car launched under Bentley’s new Beyond100 business strategy, a journey that will see the company become the world leader in sustainable luxury mobility. The Bentayga continues to be the fastest, most luxurious and most versatile SUV in the world, offering a true Bentley driving experience and showcasing unparalleled luxury combined with effortless performance and everyday usability. The new Bentayga is ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Audi India drives in the striking new Audi S5 Sportback

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

Nissan India to increase prices from April 2021

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

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...

Renault India announces price hike across models from next month

Renault India has announced a price increase on its range of vehicles in India, with effect from April 2021. The increase in prices would vary across variants and models. The price increase is a result of the steadily increasing input costs across the spectrum, including input costs for steel, aluminium, and plastics.

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...

All-new BMW M 1000 RR launched in India

BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW M 1000 RR – the first M model from BMW Motorrad in India. Available as completely built-up units (CBU), the motorcycles can be booked at all BMW Motorrad India dealerships from today onwards. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President BMW Group India, said, “The all-new BMW M 1000 RR is born on the racetrack and stands for absolute dedication and the will to perform. Based on BMW M philosophy it is built with passion and offers pure racing techn...

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...

Nissan India and ExxonMobil join hands to supply lubricants for the passenger vehicles business

ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt. Ltd. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Nissan Motor India to supply lubricants for the passenger vehicles (PV) aftermarket business. Commencing in April 2021, ExxonMobil will supply an extensive range of engine oils to Nissan India that is suitable for India’s BS-VI standards, while remaining compatible with older generation BS-III or BS-IV Nissan passenger vehicles. This partnership provides Nissan car owners access to advanced lubricant...

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...

Three design sketches offer a first glimpse of the new Škoda Kodiaq

Three design sketches give an initial impression of the new Škoda Kodiaq. The large seven seater marked the commencement of the Czech manufacturer's successful SUV campaign the world over. The new facelifted offering features aesthetical and technological enhancements. The new Škoda Kodiaq will be celebrating its global premiere on 13 April and will make way to the domestic market later this year. The first design sketch showcases the striking fro...

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...

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

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

Škoda Auto India commences production of the all new Octavia

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

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...

Citroën C5 Aircross SUV launched in India

The new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV launched, today, in India with a special introductory price of INR 29,90,000 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The deliveries of the vehicle will commence from today at La Maison Citroën phygital showrooms across the country. New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV - Introductory Prices (variant wise) (ex-showroom Delhi) Feel (Mono-Tone) INR 29,90,000 lakhs Feel (Bi-Tone) ...

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...

Citroën's new flagship C5 X unveiled

Citroën has unveiled its new flagship, C5 X, which breathes new life into the large car segment with an original design that combines a saloon and a station wagon, an innovative proposition in the purest tradition of great Citroën cars. This new model, available in both petrol and plug-in hybrid versions, expresses modernity, status and innovation, all of which are high expectations for customers in the large car as well as SUV segments. C5 X breaks new g...

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...

Bajaj Auto launches the new CT110X

The World’s favourite Indian, has launched the new CT110X in India. The new CT110X is the top end variant of the CT portfolio and is loaded with ‘Xtra Kadak’ looks, performance, and a sturdier build. That has been designed keeping in mind challenging riding conditions. With its bolder and muscular look along with its wider cross-section, sturdy round headlight and all black visor, the CT110X offers something Xtra over its competition in the segment. There are a multitude ...

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...

Bajaj Chetak EV bookings open and close

Bajaj Auto, received an overwhelming response to the re-opening of bookings for the Chetak electric scooter, in Bangalore and Pune. The bookings were opened at 0900 hours on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa ie on 13th April 2021 and customers were able to book Chetak online on a first come first serve basis. A large number of confirmed orders were placed by customers requiring the Company to cease acceptance of bookings within 48 hours. The Company will review the supply situation and an...

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 ...

Bajaj Auto launches the new Pulsar NS 125; brings its sportiest offering at 125cc point

Bajaj Auto, The World’s favourite Indian, has launched the new Pulsar NS 125 in India. The new Pulsar NS 125 is an addition to the Pulsar ‘NS’ range of motorcycles which is the most popular sports motorcycle brand in India. Targeted at young enthusiasts, the Pulsar NS 125 is power packed with performance and multiple class leading features, bringing the thrill of sport biking to entry sport aficionados at a brand new 125-cc point. The Pulsar NS125 is powered by a 125cc BS...

Land Rover Defender crowned 2021 World Car Design Of The Year

The Land Rover Defender has been named 2021 World Car Design of the Year at the annual World Car Awards. It’s the third time Land Rover has claimed the coveted prize following previous wins for Range Rover Velar (2018) and Range Rover Evoque (2012) and is the latest in a number of global awards for the rugged 4x4. New Defender remains true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for more than 70 years and redefines adventure for the 21st century. Iconic in n...

BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 commences its 14th edition

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

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...

Ola's Hypercharger Network unveiled

Ola Electric today revealed its plans for providing charging solutions to all its electric two wheeler customers and unveiled the Ola Hypercharger Network, the charging network for its upcoming two wheeler products starting with the Ola Scooter to be launched in the coming months.  Ola will offer the most comprehensive set of charging options to its electric vehicle customers through a combination of widely deployed high-speed Ola Hyperchargers and the home-charger that will come bund...

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...

Deliveries of the New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV commence in India

The flagship SUV from Citroën is assembled in India at the Company’s plant in Thiruvallur, near Chennai. This ‘Comfort Class SUV’ has a distinguished dynamic design and is available in four body colours and an optional black roof, for a personalised look. Today, globally, the brand’s leadership is illustrated by its “unique comfort” signature and embodied by the five key aims of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® Programme illus...

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...

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

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

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

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

Volvo Car India announces price hike

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

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 ...

ISUZU launches personal Pick-up vehicles powered by all-new 1.9L Ddi engine; adds all-new Hi-Lander and V-Cross Z – AT models

Isuzu Motors India launched the much-awaited, BS VI compliant V-Cross variants in India, today. The company added an all-new model ISUZU Hi-Lander and a new V-Cross Z AT variant to address the needs of emerging urban Indian customers attracted towards the Pick-up culture it has created. The company also launched the BS VI compliant mu-X models alongside. With the addition of these new vehicles, Isuzu Motors India now offers a more comprehensive range of Personal Pick-up vehicles ...

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 ...

Renault India extends free service and warranty period for its customers

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

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...

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

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

Lexus achieves cumulative global sales of 2 Million Electrified Vehicles

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

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...

Škoda Auto India extends warranty and maintenance for customers

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

BMW Group India 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...

Kia teases first images of the all-new Sportage

Kia Corporation has revealed the first official teaser images of the all-new Sportage – the fifth incarnation of the brand’s most popular SUV model. Due to be revealed in July in Korea, the all-new Sportage has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks in its segment – for its advanced exterior and interior design, connectivity tech, and responsive yet highly efficient powertrains. Revealed earlier this year to great acclaim from the design community, Kia&rsqu...

BMW X7 M50d ‘Dark Shadow’ Edition launched in India

BMW Group India has launched the new BMW X7 M50d ‘Dark Shadow’ Edition today. Limited units of the exclusive edition can now be booked at shop.bmw.in. The model is available in India as a completely built-up unit (CBU).  Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "The BMW X7 is a statement of the luxury class - the flagship of the X Range. It opens up a brand-new dimension in luxurious driving pleasure and is designed to elevate every moment of the journey. W...

Renault Triber achieves 4-Star Global NCAP safety rating

Renault India today announced that its ultra-modular and super spacious – Renault Triber has been awarded the 4-Star Safety Rating for Adult occupant safety and 3-star Child occupant safety from Global NCAP, the foremost global car assessment programme. Launched in August 2019, Renault Triber is a Flexible, Attractive and an Affordable offering, and has been a game-changing product for Renault in India with more than 75,000 happy customers. Com...

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

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

BMW India launches 'Contactless Service'

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

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

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

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

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

Production of All-New Škoda Kushaq begins

Škoda Auto India announced the start of production of the Kushaq at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) plant in Chakan, Pune. With customer deliveries planned to begin in July, this new SUV offers a compelling combination with its striking design, ample space, exceptional comfort, outstanding safety features and modern infotainment systems. Škoda Kushaq comes with powerful yet efficient TSI engine options, which have been manufactured locally. ...

Mercedes-Benz debuts the ultra-luxurious ‘Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC’ in India; sells the entire 2021 allocations before launch

The country’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today broke into the ultra- luxurious SUV segment with the introduction of the first-ever SUV in its Maybach range of vehicles. The pinnacle in refinement and comfort, Mercedes-Maybach represents Ultimate Luxury; in its most contemporary, purest form. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC now sets a new benchmark altogether in the luxury SUV segment in India and is unmatched with its exquisite offerings. ...

Hyundai opens bookings for the Alcazar

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

Lamborghini launches Huracán EVO RWD Spyder in India

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

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

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

Young trainee sells six MG ZS EVs in a month!

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

All-new Škoda Octavia launched in India

Škoda Auto India unveiled the all - new Octavia at an attractive ex-showroom price of INR 25.99 lacs nationwide - taking forward the 'One Nation. One Price.' philosophy. The Octavia marked the beginning of Škoda Auto's model offensive campaign for India two decades ago. The fourth generation, with its timeless design, exquisite interiors, class leading safety, and intelligent connectivity features, pushes the yardstick further. Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand...

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....

Virat Kohli continues association with Audi India

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

Now buy Nissan and Datsun products through Canteen Stores Departments

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

KTM announces The World Adventure Week from 5th – 11th July for all riders

KTM, the World’s No. 1 and India’s fastest-growing premium motorcycle brand, announced The World Adventure Week, for motorcycle enthusiasts across the globe.  Starting from July 5th, the seven-day-long event is open to all bike owners in India and across the world.  It is an invitation for the riders to go fuel their adventurous spirit and explore the tarmacs, tracks, and trails. Riders who successfully complete the challenges will be rewarded with da...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover to develop Hydrogen-Powered Defender Fuel Cell prototype

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year. The FCEV concept is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039, in line with the Reimagine strategy announced last month.   FCEVs, which generate electricity from hydrogen to po...

All-new BMW S 1000 R launched in India

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

New Range Rover Velar introduced in India

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

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 ...

Honda 2Wheelers India inaugurates BigWing in Navi Mumbai

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today elevated the Go Riding spirit with the inaugration of premium big bikebusiness vertical- the Honda BigWing in Navi Mumbai at Plot no 10, Sector 1, Near LP Bus stand, Nerul, East Navi Mumbai, 400706) Speaking on the inauguration of BigWing in Navi Mumbai, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said “ Our focus is on expansion of H...

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...

Bookings open for New Jaguar F-PACE SVR

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that the bookings have been opened for 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 new F-PACE SVR is a marvel of precision engineering and promises to extend&nb...

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...

Škoda Kushaq launched in India at a starting price of INR 10.49 lakhs

Škoda Auto’s renewed commitment to India takes a strong stride forward as the company opened bookings and announced prices of its most anticipated SUV under the India 2.0 Project –Škoda Kushaq. Since its world premiere in India earlier this year, KUSHAQ has made a strong presence and stands out as an entirely new ŠKODA that’s made in India, made for India. Yet, it’s every inch a global model that wears the hallowed winged arrow badge with pride.&nb...

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...

Gravton's newly launched Quanta runs 800 km for just INR 80

Gravton, a Hyderabad-based startup EV brand, has launched its first all-new revolutionary electric bike “Quanta”. While the two-wheeler segment is experiencing a pivotal moment in the recent years and slew of manufacturers entered the EV segment, Gravton derived the EV vision back in 2016 and is poised to make a significant development with the ‘Made for India’ purpose-driven (designed) vehicle ‘Quanta’. Derived on the principles of sustainability a...

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...

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

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

DAO EV Tech collaborates with Avon Cycles

DAO EV Tech, a ‘Make in India’ dedicated smart electric mobility manufacturing start-up based out of Hyderabad has entered into a Strategic agreement with Avon, a leading bicycles manufacturer in the country with a legacy of over six decades which represents the history and true power of  India’s manufacturing ecosystem. Founded by the Pahwa Brothers in the year 1952, Avon today has large production facilities and a growing portfolio of products with over 200 mo...

Range Rover Sport SVR introduced in India

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced the introduction of Range Rover Sport SVR in India. The Range Rover Sport SVR is available with SVR’s range-topping 5.0 I supercharged V8 petrol engine that delivers a power of 423 kW and torque of 700 Nm and is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 s. Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “Range Rover SVR redefines & further elevates performance and luxury in an ...

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

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

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

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

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. ...

Prevail Electric unveils three new Electric Two-Wheelers – Elite, Finesse and Wolfury

One of India’s leading electric vehicle manufacturers, Prevail Electric, an automotive solution providing startup, is gearing up to launch three premium-model scooters -- Elite, Finesse, and Wolfury. Reforming the booming Indian electric mobility space, the brand aspires to cater to the growing demands of the e-vehicles enthusiast by offering them an all-encompassing solution that seamlessly blends technology with affordable and renewable alterations for a superior riding experience. ...

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...

Maruti Suzuki extends free service and warranty period up to July 31st, 2021

Maruti Suzuki India today announced the extension of free service, warranty and extended warranty to its esteemed customers. This extension will only be applicable to vehicles whose free service and warranty period expired between March 15th, 2021 to June 30th, 2021. These will be extended up to July 31st, 2021.  Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Director (Service), Maruti Suzuki India said, “We have decided to extend the free services, warranty and extended warranty fo...

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...

Ola Scooter goes on a ride; Launch Imminent

In the run up to an imminent launch, the Ola Scooter went on a ride on a recent Sunday morning in Bangalore. Ola Chairman and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took the scooter out for a spin and rode by some of the most iconic spots of the city. The Ola Scooter is a leap-frog product, packed with several industry leading innovations including the motor, the battery, the vehicle computer, and several other advanced features through innovative software – all designed by Ola.  “...

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...

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

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

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...

Land Rover Defender 90 goes on sale in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that following a successful launch of Defender 110, sales of Defender 90 have begun in India. The Defender 90 is available in three powertrain options, 2.0 l petrol delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 400 Nm, 3.0 l petrol delivering power of 294 kW and torque of 550 Nm and 3.0 l diesel delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 650 Nm. Prices of Defender 90 start from ₹ 76.57 lakh, ex-showroom in India. Rohit Suri, President and Managing Directo...

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...

One Electric forays into Africa, targets 3000 units for exports

New Delhi-based One Electric has forayed into the African continent announcing that deliveries and registrations of their flagship electric motorcycle, KRIDN®, have commenced in Kenya, with four more African countries to open soon.  CEO, One Electric, Gaurav Uppal said, “We have designed the ‘KRIDN’ for tough road conditions, heavy loading and high temperatures, which answers the needs of African, Indian and South American markets. We are probably the f...

Jawa fans come together to celebrate 19th International Jawa Day – largest turnout ever!

The second Sunday of July every year marks the celebration of International Jawa Day; the Jawa Kommuniti including the Jawa Yezdi Clubs and fans come together, bringing to life their passion for motorcycling and their love for Jawa & Yezdi Motorcycles. The 19th International Jawa Day lined up as a unified event with Jawa Yezdi clubs and new Jawa owners riding out from Jawa dealerships across the country to their favourite haunts and old school addas. This year more than 100 g...

Hero Electric raises growth capital of INR 220 crores from GII and existing investor OAKS; To target 1 Million units

Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest electric vehicles maker backed by six decades of the Hero legacy, today announced the first part of their Series B funding of Rs.220 crores. Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) led the round along with participation from OAKS. The company will direct this investment towards the objective of further supporting the EV industry and ecosystem. Avendus Capital was the exclusive financial advisor to Hero Electric on the transactio...

Ola Electric raises US$100 million long term debt

Ola Electric and Bank of Baroda today have signed the largest long-term debt financing agreement in Indian EV industry. This 10-year debt of US$100 million is towards the funding and financial closure of the Phase 1 of the Ola Futurefactory, Ola’s global manufacturing hub for its electric two-wheelers. Ola had earlier announced last December that it will be investing Rs 2,400 crore for setting up the Phase 1 of the factory. “Today’s agreement f...

Land Rover supports Virgin Galactic's first fully crewed space flight

Land Rover was part of the mission as Virgin Galactic completed its first ever fully crewed space flight, with founder Sir Richard Branson on board as one of four Mission Specialists. The SpaceShipTwo Unity craft travelled with four Mission Specialists and two pilots on board. The six-strong crew started and completed their mission at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Sir Richard arrived for the ‘Unity 22’ mission in a Range Rover Astronaut Edition and after a safe landing his s...

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

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

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

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

Honda commences deliveries of 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India

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

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...

New Land Rover Discovery introduced in India

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

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...

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

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

Renault India commences exports of Kiger to Nepal

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

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

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

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...

Bajaj Auto opens booking for Chetak Electric Scooter in Nagpur

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, opened bookings for the much-awaited Chetak electric scooter in Nagpur from July 16, 2021, 9 a.m. onwards. With the aim of providing a seamless and convenient booking experience, customers can book the vehicle exclusively online on www.chetak.com for INR 2000/- only. Previously, the booking slots available for Pune and Bangalore were fully subscribed to, in less than 48 hours and the same is an...

Ola Scooter gets 100,000 reservations in a day

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO, OLA Electric tweeted saying, that they had clocked 100,000 bookings for the revolutionary Ola Electric scooter on Day One of opening reservations. "That's 99,999 other people like you who aren't just thinking about sustainability but doing something about it too. Thank you fellow revolutionary. It only gets better from here."  

Hyundai Alcazar clocks over 11,000 bookings

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced a superlative customer response for its recently launched versatile and premium SUV – Hyundai Alcazar. Launched less than a month ago, Hyundai Alcazar has already garnered over 11 000 Bookings in a short span of time. Commenting on the remarkable bookings performance, Mr Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor ...

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...

MG Motor India enhances MG Shield Protect Plan flexibility to 1 year; Marks Hector’s 2nd Anniversary in India

On completing two years in India, MG Motor India today announced that MG Hector customers now have up to one year to enrol into the protect plan under the MG Shield programme, compared to 30 days previously.   The change means that MG Hector customers can now avail any one of the Classic, Premium or Elite plan within 12 months of the purchase of their vehicle or till its usage is within 10,000 KMs (for petrol) and 15,000 KMs (for diesel), whichever is earlier.  In ano...

Jaguar return to race on home soil at Heineken London E-Prix for the first time in 17 years

Jaguar Racing - the only British manufacturer competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – start a historic countdown to their first race on ‘home-soil’ in 17 years this week, ahead of the double-header Heineken London E-Prix on Saturday 24 and 25 July. This weekend’s Heineken London E-Prix - the first ever indoor and outdoor Formula E race - also marks the sixtieth Formula E race for the team who were the first premium automotive manufacturer to join the...

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...

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

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

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

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

Consumers to get a choice of 10 colours for the Ola Scooter

Ola Electric today revealed that its much awaited electric scooter will be available in 10 unique and vibrant colours, the widest range of colours available on a two-wheeler. While the exact names of the colours will be announced at the imminent launch, there will be choices in matte and gloss shades from options in blue and black, the vibrant hues of red, pink and yellow, as well as white and silver. Ola Electric revealed the whole palette of colours today on film for the first time in a ...

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 ...

Yamaha announces prices of its new Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. today announced the Ex-showroom price for its new Fascino 125 FI Hybrid model in India. The Disc Brake version of the model will be available at a price of INR 76,530 (Ex-Showroom Delhi) while the Drum Brake version of the model will be available at INR 70,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The model will be available in the market by end of July 2021. The new Fascino 125 FI Hybrid flaunts a Smart Motor Generator (SMG) System with added functionality that...

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...

Jawa Motorcycles proudly partners with Indian Army for the ‘Dhruva Kargil Ride 2021’

Shortly after the launch of Khakhi and Midnight Grey colours of its Jawa model as a tribute to the 50 years of 1971 war victory, Classic Legends has commenced a series of celebratory rides in association with the Indian Army. The ‘Dhruva Kargil Ride’ (#DhruvaKargilRide) is the first in this series and celebrates the 22nd ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ as well as the 75th year of Indian independence. The Dhruva Kargil Ride saw a total of 75 Jawa motorcycles...

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...

Škoda Auto to be present in more than 100 cities in India

Škoda Auto, the Czech Marque, has grown its network presence by almost 15% with the launch of the Kushaq, less than a month ago. This has been enabled by a focused effort on expanding the network, which formed an important part of the Kushaq launch strategy. The brand will be present in more than 100 cities across India by August 2021, and this will be its largest coverage in the country since it entered this market. With this, Škoda Auto India will have more than 170 ...

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...

Benelli launches Ultimate Urban Cruiser 502c in India

Benelli, the global leader in the superbike segment, announced the launch of Benelli 502c at an attractive price of INR 4.98 lakhs (ex-showroom) in India. Benelli’s Ultimate Urban Cruiser is an absolute Italian power cruiser packed with tons of swagger. The 502c is a true head turner with its distinct styling, quintessential Benelli roar and a commanding road presence. The cruiser’s design includes aggressive styling, visible steel trellis frame, ultra-comfortable riding...

Stellantis announces new brand heads for Citroën and Jeep in India

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

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

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

Škoda Auto sales increase 234% in July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Renault India commences exports of Kiger to South Africa

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

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...

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

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

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...

Hyundai launches ‘Shield of Trust - Super’, a periodic maintenance service package for its customers

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today announced an exclusive car periodic maintenance service package, ‘Shield of Trust - Super”, for its valued customers after the success of its previously launched - Shield of Trust (SOT) running repair package in Feb’21. Commenting on this unique customer centric initiative, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service...

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

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

Volvo Car India introduces 24x7 Customer Service Support

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

Nissan India increases Service network towards Customer-centricity

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

Mahindra launches all new Global SUV - XUV700 starting at INR 11.99 Lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., today took the wraps off the all-new XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’), marking a brand-new era for the company. Fittingly launched just hours ahead of the country’s 75th Independence Day, the XUV700 represents India’s rise as a confident, bold, global powerhouse that is set to take a leadership role on the world stage. The XUV700 comes with unmissable crafted looks, pleasing interiors and exceptional ride comfort. Bookin...

Ola announces the launch of first scooter - Ola S1

Best design It stands out in beautiful colors, iconic twin headlamps, ergonomic and fluidic body, superior alloy wheels, sculpted seating and the largest boot space that fits 2 helmets comfortably. Best performance The scooter inspires range confidence with an industry-leading range of upto 181 Km, acceleration of 0-40 kmph in 3 seconds, and a top speed of 115 kmph respectively.  Hyperdrive motor: Designed and perfected in-house, the 8.5 kW motor is the most powerful i...

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...

Tata Motors unveils its second EV for personal segment

Following the stupendous success of the Nexon EV, which today commands a nearly 70% share in the burgeoning Indian EV market, Tata Motors is now gearing up to launch its second EV offering for the personal segment - the all-new Tigor EV. The Company today unveiled the EV avatar of its Electric Sedan in the signature Teal Blue colour. Powered by its well-proven state–of-the-art high voltage electric architecture – Ziptron, the Tigor EV has been developed based on three pillars of T...

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-...

Honda launches all-new CB200X in India

Setting a new trend in the evolving 180-200cc motorcycle segment, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today launched the all-new CB200X in India. It is a carefully crafted machine for everyday usage as much as it is for exploring the roads less travelled; the all-new CB200X is ready for both a busy weekday city commute as well as short weekend relaxed rides beyond cityscapes.  Powered by 3 new patent applications, the all new CB200X is a testament of Honda...

Kia sells two lakh Seltos in two years

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

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...

Equitable Access Pioneer, Power Global, introduces its first mass-market product - eZee swappable battery for light mobility vehicles

Today Power Global, a leading provider of high-performance clean energy and mobility products for everyday applications, introduced its first mass market product, the eZee swappable battery for light mobility vehicles. The launch of the eZee product line marks the global debut of Power Global, founded by Romeo Power co-founder and former SpaceX engineer Porter Harris and international auto industry veteran Pankaj Dubey, with a mission to provide electric veh...

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...

All-New Royal Enfield Classic 350 - Legend Reborn

Royal Enfield has been a symbol of resilience, purposeful longevity, and authenticity since 1901. It has preserved the legacy of building simple, harmonious classic motorcycles by blending traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, to create pure motorcycling experiences. In its 120th year, Royal Enfield re-envisions its iconic motorcycle, the Classic, with the launch of the All-New Royal Enfield Classic 350 - a timeless classic motorcycle reimagined to meet modern aspir...

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...

BAJA SAEINDIA 2021 commences its 15th edition

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

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

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

Tata Motors inaugurates 70 new sales outlets in emerging markets across Southern India in a single day

Corresponding to its retail acceleration strategy, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile company, today inaugurated 70 new sales outlets across Southern India in a single day. Spread across 53 cities, these outlets have been strategically mapped to key emerging markets of the Southern region. These modern showrooms will be home to the company’s ‘New Forever’ range of passenger vehicles, including its electric vehicles portfolio.  With the addition of these ne...

Honda 2Wheelers India brings Immersive Digital Experience for its customers

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

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...

BattRE expands production capacity; moves to a bigger factory

With the electric vehicle demand growing significantly across India, BattRE  ̶  a next-gen EV start-up based out of Jaipur  ̶  announced that the company has moved to bigger factory premises to meet this demand. With this expansion move, BattRE plans to raise its manufacturing capacity to 4000 units per month, which is a 300% increase overall. Nishchal Chaudhary, founder of BattRE, said on the occasion, “This factory expansion will cater to the growing dema...

Ford restructures India operations: Ceases local vehicle manufacturing

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

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...

e-Ashwa Automotive achieves 200 multi-brand EV dealership stores on the eve of World EV Day 2021

e-Ashwa Automotive, one of the leading and fastest growing EV manufacturers, has achieved the milestone of 200 multi-brand EV dealership stores in the country on the eve of World EV Day 2021. The company has been launching average 30-40 EV dealership stores every month especially post-pandemic as the demand for eco-friendly and affordable mobility solutions significantly increased. Established in February 2018, e-Ashwa Automotive has expanded its business into multiple categories wit...

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...

Škoda Auto India crosses 10,000 bookings mark for Kushaq

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

Hero Electric announces expansion of production capacity to over five lakh by March 2022

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two wheeler maker today announced its commitment  to further expand capacity of  its all new production facility in Ludhiana owing to growing demand being witnessed by the brand. With this initiative, Hero Electric aims to drive growth in the EV two wheeler sector and plans to subsequently add production capacities of one million every year with a target to manufacture over five million EV 2W per year by 2026.  Being market leaders wit...

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...

TVS Apache RR 310 Build To Order (BTO) motorcycle attains 100% bookings for the first month of its launch

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced its flagship motorcycle TVS Apache RR 310 BTO, has attained 100% bookings.  The first product under TVS ‘Build To Order (BTO)’ platform has received tremendous response from the customers and has achieved this milestone.  The next slot for booking TVS Apache RR 310 BTO will commence from October 1, 2021. The TVS BTO platform empowers the customers to customise an...

goEgoNetwork collaborates with TVS to install world’s highest EV charging station at Kaza, Spiti Valley

Pune-based start-up goEgoNetwork specialising in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has installed Bharat AC and Dual Socket Type 2 chargers at Kaza, Spiti Valley in the western Himalayas, making it world’s highest EV charging station (situated at 3,800m). The #mission0emission ride was launched from Manali to Kaza with two TVS iQube Electric scooters to celebrate World Zero-Emission Day on September 21, 2021. goEgo collaborated with TVS Motor Company to promote the EV inf...

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

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

Humsafar India all set to deliver 5000 kilo-litres of diesel at doorstep by end of FY 2022

The fuel delivery market is fast evolving with oil marketing companies including Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil entering into agreements with startups under the ‘Fuelent’ (Fuel Enterprises ) a flagship initiative by the Union government .  Doorstep diesel delivery has become a a new revolution in energy distribution across the country, which is easing the lives of the end-consumers without the hassles of diesel procurement.  Humsafar India, a Delhi-based startup with...

Bookings opened for the new Jaguar I-PACE Black

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that the bookings have been opened for the new Jaguar I-PACE Black in India. The Jaguar I-PACE has achieved global recognition and won multiple awards for its outstanding design. Now, the all-electric performance SUV’s appeal is heightened further by the creation of the I-PACE Black. This exclusive new addition to the I-PACE range benefits from an enhanced specification which includes as standard a number of additional features including the B...

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...

Nissan India wholesales 8716 vehicles in September 2021

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

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...

Škoda Auto India registers 131% growth in September 2021

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

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

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

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...

TVS Motor Company launches TVS Jupiter 125

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the launch of TVS Jupiter 125.  The Zyada Se Bhi Zyada feature-rich 125cc scooter is the new addition to the TVS Jupiter portfolio, bigger and more spacious with industry-first features such as the largest under-seat storage, segment-leading longest seat, progressive neo masculine styling and unrivalled mileage. Commenting on the launch, Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, ...

Škoda Auto's new premium mid-size sedan for India to be called Slavia

The second production model after the Kushaq from the INDIA 2.0 project spearheaded by Škoda will be known as the Slavia. The new premium mid-size sedan for the A0 segment was named keeping in mind the early days of Škoda Auto. Starting in 1896, one year after the founding of the company, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement successfully marketed their first, jointly developed bicycles under the Slavia name. The upcoming Škoda Slavi...

XUV700 registers unprecedented 25,000 bookings within 57 minutes

Mahindra XUV700 today clocked 25,000 bookings in 57 minutes of its booking commencement which is an unprecedented milestone in the Indian automotive industry. The volume of 25,000 XUV700s made available today at the launch prices reflects up to six months of production depending on the variant. It also makes the XUV700 the first four-wheeler in India to hit this milestone. Bookings will now reopen starting 10am on 8th October. Customers can book their pre...

Jeep India clocks 13% growth in September 2021

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

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

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

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 ...

Audi India opens bookings for Audi Q5

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

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

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

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...

Apollo Tyres Ltd brings premium tyre brand Vredestein to India

Strengthening its product offering further in the Indian market, leading tyre maker, Apollo Tyres Ltd, launched the premium European brand, Vredestein in India. The Vredestein brand of tyres will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art facilities in India, and will cater to the premium and luxury segment in passenger cars, while the two-wheeler tyres from the brand would cater to the growing superbiking segment in India.  Vredestein brand, known for its designer and high-quality tyres...

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...

Hero Electric targets stronger sales and network presence with 1000 sales touchpoints by FY2022

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two-wheeler company, targets the 1000 sales touchpoints mark by the end of FY 2022. Owning to the rising demand for electric two-wheelers, the manufacturer will open 300 new sales touchpoints across the country. The move is fueled by consumer-friendly policies from the central and state governments, better infrastructure, and heightened awareness. Electric two-wheeler manufactures have been expanding rapidly to meet the consumer demand basis the segment...

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...

Bajaj Auto launches two all-new Pulsar 250s, the biggest Pulsars yet, unleashes the next wave of Thrill!

Celebrating its 20 years of leadership in the Indian sports motorcycle market, Bajaj Auto has announced the launch of the all-new Pulsar 250, bringing the next generation of power, performance, and style to the quarter litre sports segment. The advent of the Pulsar 250 mirrors the evolution of the young Indian rider, who seeks a motorcycle of sporty character, yet rideable in everyday conditions. The Pulsar 250 straddles these two asks with ease, offering the balance of its versatile form wit...

Rolls-Royce announces Black Badge Ghost - the purest Black Badge yet

Rolls-Royce announces a product that represents a new kind of Black Badge motor car. Their most advanced motor car yet has been reengineered to characterise the alter ego of Rolls-Royce: assertive, dynamic and potent. This is the purest Black Badge motor car in the marque’s history. This is Black Badge Ghost. “After considerable internal debate, Rolls-Royce announced that it would create an officially sanctioned response to a new kind of client: a permanent Bespoke treatment to...

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...

Škoda Auto showcases first sketches of new Slavia

Škoda Auto has released two official design sketches that offer a glimpse of the much-awaited Slavia, before the official presentation in November 2021. The second new model from the INDIA 2.0 project follows the Kushaq SUV introduced in early 2021 and is a premium midsize sedan for the A0 segment. The Slavia is, likewise, produced locally in Pune and based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit, which has been specifically adapted...

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...

Renault Kwid crosses 4,00,000 sales in India

Renault, which is in its 10 th year of operations in India, today handed-over the keys of the brand-new Attractive, Innovative and Affordable game-changer Renault Kwid to the 4,00,000 th Customer. With this, the Renault Kwid has crossed the groundbreaking landmark of 4-lakh sales milestone in India, and continues to be a major disruptor in India’s mini-car segment. Available in 9 trims including RXE, RXL, RXT and Climber variants in both 0.8L and 1.0L SCe&nbs...

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

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

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

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

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches New Suzuki Avenis

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

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...

Bounce Infinity all set for December launch

Bounce, India's first smart mobility solution company, is all set to launch its first consumer electric scooter, Bounce Infinity, on 02 December 2021. Bookings for purchase begins the same day and deliveries are slated for early next year. This advanced ‘Made in India’ scooter can be booked at a nominal amount of INR 499.  ‘Battery as a service’ option – the first of its kind in the Indian market, where customers will also have an option to purch...

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...

Tata Punch signs with FC Goa as Principal Sponsor for Hero Indian Super League 2021/22

FC Goa is delighted to announce Tata Punch as the Club’s Principal Sponsor for the 2021-22 season of the Hero Indian Super League.  As part of the tie-up, the Tata Punch logo will be seen on the back of the shirt on both match days, training kits of the FC Goa first team and development teams.  Tata Punch will also be integrated across some of the most engaging digital content by FC Goa and will be doing activations for fans of FC Goa in the local markets for foot...

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...

Audi India launches Audi Q5 in a striking new avatar

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

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...

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

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

e-Ashwa strengthens its dealership network, opens first multi-brand Electric Vehicle store in Goa

e-Ashwa Automobile, one of the leading and fastest growing EV manufacturers, has achieved the milestone of opening its first multi-brand EV dealership stores in Old Goa, Goa. The company has been launching average 100-120 EV dealership stores every month over last   3 months especially post-pandemic as the demand for eco-friendly and affordable mobility solutions significantly increased. With this, e-Ashwa has undertaken rapid EV retail expansion in the country with more than 590 to...

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...

Audi India announces price increase across model range

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

Honda establishes Battery Sharing Service Subsidiary in India

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

Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter with swappable battery makes its debut

Bounce, India's first smart mobility solution company, reinforced its commitment to support India’s EV potential by unveiling its first consumer electric scooter, the Bounce Infinity E1 today. The Bounce Infinity E1 will be offered with a unique ‘Battery as a service’ option – the first of its kind in the Indian market.  The scooter with battery and charger is INR 68,999 (Delhi Ex-showroom) and the price for Scooters with Battery-as-a-Service is priced at I...

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...

Honda launches H’ness Anniversary Edition, Sets the stage for new CB300R BSVI at India Bike Week 2021

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today unveiled its much awaited neo sports café inspired CB300R BSVI at India Bike Week 2021. The company also launched H’ness Anniversary Edition celebrating one-year completion of H’ness CB350. Showcasing the new motorcycles at the event, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda’s Neo Sports Café family represent...

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 ...

Kia reveals Official Sketches of Kia Carens –Bold, Premium and Sophisticated Recreational Vehicle

Kia India has teased sketches of Kia Carens, the company’s highly-anticipated model due for its world premiere on 16 December, 2021. With luxurious interiors, smart connectivity features, bold exteriors and generous space for all occupants including even the third row ones, the Kia Carens is all poised to create a new class of recreational vehicles in India. The Kia Carens has been designed keeping in mind the evolved, unmet needs of modern Indian families who want to enjoy commuting to...

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...

Hero Electric joins hands with Log9 to develop RapidEV variant of its 2W electric scooters capable of charging in less than 15 minutes

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, has announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based advanced battery technology start-up Log9 Materials, to offer Log9 InstaCharging battery packs for its entire range of EVs. The integration of Log9’s RapidX batteries will fully charge Hero Electric 2W within 15 minutes, thereby delivering an uninterrupted ride experience. Log9 has leveraged its cell-to-pack competency to develop batteries that provide 9x&...

Honda 2Wheelers India commences Global Engine Manufacturing from Gujarat Plant

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

Gurpratap Boparai resigns as Managing Director, ŠAVWIPL

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. (SAVWIPL) has announced the resignation of Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, SAVWIPL, with effect from January 1, 2022. Christian Cahn von Seelen will take interim charge of the VW Group’s Indian operations from January 1, 2022, in his capacity as Chairman of SAVWIPL. The successor to Gurpratap Boparai will be announced shortly. Commenting on the resignation, Mr. Thomas Schaefer, Chairman, Škoda Auto a.s...

Big Boy Toyz to launch new 100 cr vertical; Vintage and Classic Car Auctions

India’s leading pre-owned luxury car dealer, BBT, has announced an exclusive auction for one of its iconic vintage car collections on 19th December 2021. The online only auction will be listing a 1960 vintage Volkswagen Beetle for which the bidding starts at Rs.1. Big Boy Toyz has curated a list of 19 exclusive cars ranging from Rolls Royces, Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets, Land Rovers and others that are available for auction in their inaugural event. These cars come from renowned co...

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...

Benelli launches its Young Adventure Machine, the TRK 251 in India at INR 2.51 Lakh* (ex-showroom)

Benelli, the global leader in the superbike segment, announced the launch of Benelli TRK 251 at an attractive price of INR 2.51 Lakh* (ex-showroom) in India. Benelli’s all-new adventure tourer, TRK 251 is the newest member of the TRK Tribe. The TRK 251 is a true adventure tourer with its adventure-oriented styling, absolute Benelli roar and a dominant performance. The Young Adventure Machine’s design includes purposeful styling, visible steel trestle frame, ultra-comfortable ridin...

Kia Carens, three-row recreational vehicle, debuts in India with six standard airbags across variants

Kia Corporation today launched the Carens during a world premiere event in India. The recreational vehicle (RV) is another made-in-India global product from Kia that brings the sophistication of a family mover and the sportiness of an SUV in one compelling package.  The Kia Carens, designed for modern Indian families, is a comfortable and spacious three-row seater with the longest wheelbase in its class. The car comes with a first in India Hi-Secure Safety Package as standard acr...

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 ...

Hero Electric introduces Cruise Control feature in Optima HX for a smooth ride experience

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer, rolls out all-new Optima with new features for a smooth riding experience. The city speed scooter will be equipped with a cruise control feature that will reflect in the upgraded speedometer once activated. The cruise control feature on Optima allows the rider to maintain a constant speed for comfortable riding and eliminating inconvenience. The rider can press the cruise control button to activate the scooter’s ...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers India expands Global Exports Footprint

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

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

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

Hyundai announces unique Customer Engagement Initiative - ‘Bluelink Championship’

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

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 ...

Volvo Car India announces price hike

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

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...

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

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

Hero Electric collaborates with SpareIt to train garages and use their network as EV service hubs

India’s No.1 electric two-wheeler brand Hero Electric, announced its partnership with SpareIt, India’s largest automotive aftermarket multi-sided platform to train and use their garage network as EV service hubs. Moving a step ahead in fostering EV ecosystem and Preferred Garage Owners (PGOs) growth, Hero Electric will provide training to garage owners associated with SpareIt. Furthermore, it will also coach trainers from SpareIt as part of their train-the-trainer p...

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...

Audi India opens bookings for its legendary Audi Q7

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

Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5 and STARIA win GOOD DESIGN Awards

Hyundai Motor Company announced it has received multiple accolades at 2021 GOOD DESIGN Awards, with its IONIQ 5 and STARIA models both selected as winners in the transportation category. Hyundai Motor also triumphed across several other categories, including interactive media, household, mobile applications and graphic design.  “We are greatly honored to be recognized by GOOD DESIGN Awards for these very important vehicles and innovations,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice...

Out Now: KTM 250 Adventure 2022 Edition

KTM, the world’s No. 1 and India’s fastest growing premium motorcycle brand, announced the launch of the 2022 KTM 250 Adventure today. Bookings commence at KTM showrooms across the country for the new 2022 KTM 250 Adventure, priced at Rs. 2,35,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). Easy finance options are also available with special EMI’s starting Rs. 6300 Designed to provide the benefits of a versatile Adventure motorcycle with diligence paid to ergonomics and comfort over multiple t...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Launches the New Camry Hybrid

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of the New Camry Hybrid with refreshing design changes to amplify the power, luxury, style, and elegance of the intelligent and intuitive sedan. On the outside, a new design Front Bumper, Grille and Alloy wheels further enhance the bold and sophisticated looks of the Camry Hybrid.  The interiors also see design changes in line with evolving customer choices, with a Floating type bigger 9-inch Infotainment System compati...

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...

Kia supports Australian Open 2022 with official tournament vehicles and opening of Kia Arena

Kia Corporation will support the Australian Open 2022 (AO22) – the prestigious tennis Grand Slam event of the Asia-Pacific region – with a series of marketing activities that highlight the company’s vision for and commitment to sustainable mobility. As the Major Partner of AO22, Kia on January 13 held an official vehicle handover ceremony at the newly christened Kia Arena in Melbourne Park, attended by Kia and Tennis Australia executives, former Austra...

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

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

Kia India registers 7738 bookings for Carens within the first 24 hours

Kia India, the fastest growing carmaker in the country, today revealed that the Kia Carens has received a tremendous response from the Indian customers, with 7738 bookings registered on the very first day. The company opened the pre-bookings for prospective customers on 14 January’22 through the Kia India official website www.kia.com/in and via any of the authorized dealerships of Kia India by paying an initial booking amount of INR 25,000.  Commenting on the developme...

Tata Motors’ flagship SUV, the Safari joins the #DARK range

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automotive brands, today announced the launch of the Safari #DARK, the latest flagship addition to the company’s successful #DARK range. The Safari #DARK Edition is now open for bookings and available at dealerships nationwide starting at INR 19.05 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Safari #DARK will be clad in the signature Oberon Black exterior body colour, which many have now come to associate with the #DARK range. The mascots on the fender a...

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...

Tata Motors introduces advanced CNG technology in Tiago and Tigor

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile brand, today launched the advanced iCNG technology in its ever popular brands – Tiago and Tigor.  iCNG powered vehicles offer a delightful customer experience with incredible performance, offer best in class safety and come with an impressive array of features including segment-first technologies and promising hassle-free ownership. With this launch, Tata Motors plans to strengthen its position in the CNG market, empowering customers...

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 ...

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

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

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...

Bounce Infinity becomes first battery swapping infrastructure player to achieve over ten lakh battery swaps in India

Bounce, today registered more than 10 lakh battery swaps on its energy infrastructure network, - Bounce Infinity. With this landmark, Bounce becomes the first Indian energy infrastructure company to achieve such a remarkable accomplishment in the country. This is a testament to the company’s technological prowess and commitment to make mobility affordable and accessible to all.  The Infinity swapping stations work on similar principles to a fuel station. Here, Infinity battery s...

Oben Electric all set to foray into E2W segment with high performance Electric Motorcycle

Oben Electric, one of India’s most awaited E2W (electric two-wheeler) start-up focussing on building indigenous products for India & global markets, announced its entry into the electric 2-wheeler segment with upcoming launches of their products. With 4 vehicles in the pipeline, the company intends to launch a new product every 6 months over the next 2 years. Oben Electric’s first high performance electric motorcycle is all set for its market launch in Q1 of 2022. Oben Elec...

New Audi Q7 now in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the iconic Audi Q7 in India. Delivering the perfect amalgamation of performance, style, comfort, and driveability, the new Audi Q7 is powered by a dynamic 3.0L V6 TFSI engine. The large SUV features a new design of Audi’s ‘Q’ family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort, in addition to its superior spaciousness and versatility.  Audi Q7 Variant Introducto...

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...

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

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

All-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé launched in India

BMW Group India has launched the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé today. The pace-setting high-performance sports car is available at shop.bmw.infrom today onwards as a completely built-up unit (CBU). Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “For the last 50 years, BMW M has stood for those who enjoy high performance and supremacy of excellence. The all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupe delivers an uncompromised track and street experience at a whole new level with disti...

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...

BattRE launches AR-based virtual showroom - Emagine

Following the trends of the changing market post covid, BattRE - a tech-driven EV start-up - has launched its very own AR-based virtual showroom; introducing an era of change in the EV industry. Known as Emagine,  the  platform  uses AR  to allow  customers to experience, customise  and even buy their favourite BattRE scooter, at their convenience.  Talking   about   the  ...

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...

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

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

Renault Kiger achieves 4-Star Adult Occupant Safety Rating from Global NCAP.

Renault’s sub-four metre compact SUV – Renault KIGER has been awarded with the 4-Star Safety Rating for Adult occupant safety by Global NCAP, the foremost global car assessment programme. Launched in early 2021, Renault KIGER is a breakthrough product that has established itself as a Sporty, Smart and Stunning B-SUV in India. An outcome of a collaboration between the design teams in France and India, Renault KIGER is the third global car to be laun...

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...

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

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

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...

Luc Donckerwolke, HMG’s Chief Creative Officer, named World Car Person of the Year 2022

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is proud to announce that the World Car Awards jury panel has named Luc Donckerwolke, the Group’s Executive Vice President for Design and Chief Creative Officer (CCO), its 2022 World Car Person of the Year.  The accolade recognizes automotive industry professionals who have made a significant impact with their contributions in the year leading up to the award. The World Car Awards jury members representing 102 journalists from 33 countries cited D...

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...

Hopcharge launches world’s first on-demand, doorstep, fast charging EV charging service

Hopcharge, world’s first on-demand, doorstep, fast Electric Vehicle charging service, after a successful pilot run in parts of Gurgaon, has launched its services across Gurgaon and plans to deploy Hopcharge across all major metropolitans in the coming months. The startup is addressing the challenges of unavailability of charging facilities, slow charging at home and productive time being consumed to charge vehicles, by deploying it’s unique made-in-India, patented, rapid charging ...

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...

Škoda Auto India launches All-New Slavia 1.0 TSI

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

Hero Electric introduces Hero Eddy - a future ready, stylish e2W for a perfect ride

Hero Electric, India's No.1 electric two-wheeler company targets strengthening its portfolio by introducing all-new Hero Eddy for the discerning consumer. The upcoming scooter is an ultra-stylish, easy to manoeuver e2W that strikes a perfect balance between technology and convenient to fulfil the need for short distance commutes to next door coffee shops, golf courses and gymnasium etc. Hero Eddy boasts features like Find My Bike, E-Lock, Large Boot Space, Follow Me Headlamps, and...

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...

Bounce Infinity partners with Greaves Retail for EV Battery Swapping Stations

Bounce Infinity, India’s first OEM to offer Battery as a Service, has announced a strategic partnership with Greaves Retail, the retail business division from Greaves Cotton, one of the leading diversified engineering companies in the country, to provide battery swapping stations for Greaves Electric Vehicles. With this tie-up, Greaves Retail becomes the first company to have hopped on to the Bounce Infinity battery-swapping network. The company has identified B...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches ‘Cool New Toyota Glanza’

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of its most exciting and much-awaited offering in the hatchback segment – The Cool New Glanza. Toyota’s most affordable offering in India, the Cool New Toyota Glanza is all-set to win customers with additional affordable variants, advanced features, dynamic look, sporty design & low cost of maintenance, making it a perfect value proposition in the segment.  The highly anticipated hatc...

NoBroker and ElectricPe partner to set up EV charging points in residential communities

NoBroker, India’s first proptech unicorn, has partnered with ElectricPe, India’s most trusted EV charging platform, to set up 100,000 electric charging points at residential communities this year. India is expected to have over 5 million public charging stations across the country, with multiple players working to address range anxiety by enhancing the density of charging points. The alliance will see charging stations set up across NoBroker residential welfare societies (...

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...

JK Tyre introduces ‘Puncture Guard Tyre’

Revolutionizing India’s tyre market, the pioneer of Radial technology and leading tyre manufacturer, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has launched India’s first Puncture Guard Tyres for four-wheelers. Driven by the technological expertise of producing high performance tyres suited for Indian conditions, JK Tyre, aims to revolutionize the industry with Puncture Guard Tyres for new generation cars available in market.  The Puncture Guard tyre technology,...

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...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces price hike

In a statement issued by Toyota Kirloskar Motor, (TKM), the company announced a price hike effective from April 1st, 2022. "Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced that the company will realign the prices of its models, by up to 4% effective from 1st April, 2022. This hike has resulted due to the rising input cost, including that of raw materials. As a committed and customer-centric company, TKM has made all conscious efforts to minimize the impact of rising costs on consumers....

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...

Kia wins 2022 Red Dot Award for ‘EV6 Unplugged Ground’

Kia has won another 2022 Red Dot Award for its ‘EV6 Unplugged Ground’ brand cultural space in Seongsu, Seoul. The innovative complex, where people can experience the award-winning EV6 in fun and imaginative ways, picked up the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ title in Red Dot’s ‘Interior Architecture and Interior Design’ category. With ‘EV6 Unplugged Ground’, Kia wanted to make a statement about its refreshed brand and first dedicated ele...

Homegrown EV charging solutions company goEgoNetwork launches Kerbside charging station, Hornbill Series

Aiding the EV charging infrastructure in India by providing time and energy-efficient charging solutions, homegrown EV charging solutions provider goEgoNetwork has unveiled a Kerbside Charging Station – Hornbill. It has a ground mounted base which eliminates the need of a pole or a wall for support. Fit to be installed in high end residential society premises and public places like parking bays and malls, Hornbill comes following the launch of three charging stations – Albatross, ...

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...

Renault India introduces Kiger MY22

Renault, the number one European brand in India, introduces the new KIGER MY22 with advanced features, at a starting price of INR 5.84 Lakhs. Embodying Sporty, Smart and Stunning attributes, the Kiger has been instrumental in driving India among Renault’s top five global markets. An outcome of a collaboration between the design teams in France and India, Renault KIGER continues to garner great response from the customers. It is the third global car to be launched in India first,...

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 ...

Takuya Tsumura joins as President & CEO of Honda Cars India

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

Renault India strengthens its presence in rural India

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

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. ...

Bounce Infinity starts production of E1; Deliveries to begin April 18, 2022

Bounce Infinity announces the commencement of production of the E1 electric scooter from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. With the roll-out of the E1s from the plant, Bounce Infinity is on track to fulfil its commitment to customer deliveries as announced during the launch event in December 2021 at Bengaluru. Commenting on this landmark occasion, Mr Vivekananda Hallekere, Co-Founder and CEO, Bounce Infinity said, “W...

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 ...

Kia India introduces refreshed Seltos and Sonet

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

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...

Hero Electric and ElectricPe collaborate to expand access to charging infrastructure across India

With 2 million electric vehicles estimated to be plying the roads by 2026, building the charging infrastructure for EVs has become paramount. Addressing the infrastructure demand, Hero Electric, India’s No.1 electric two-wheeler company, announced its partnership with ElectricPe, India's most trusted EV charging platform, to set-up charging points pan-India for its customers. The collaboration entails Hero Electric riders to access ElectricPe’s charging network, as t...

Skill-Lync builds inhouse Electric Vehicle; to help students with first-hand experience in building EVs

Skill-Lync, India's leading engineering EdTech start-up, has announced that it has built an in-house Electric Vehicle to help its students gain insights into the future of the automotive industry. In line with the company’s vision of providing deep expertise to its students, the vehicle has been built by a team of 6 in-house experts at Skill-Lync in collaboration with professionals from leading OEMs in the country. Built over a course of 9 months and at an approximate cost o...

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...

Honda Cars India unveils Electric Hybrid-The New City e:HEV

Honda Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today unveiled its much awaited New City e:HEV, India’s Supreme Electric Hybrid. Releasing the technical details of the new City e:HEV , the company reiterated its global vison to realize carbon neutrality and zero collision fatalities by 2050. Developed under the concept of “Ambitious Sedan”, the City e:HEV comes with Advanced hybrid driving technology and embodies supremacy in its every d...

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...

Hero Electric partners with BOLT to set up 50,000 EV Charging Stations across India

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, has partnered with BOLT, India’s largest EV Charging Network, to set up 50,000 EV charging stations in India in the next one year. As part of the collaboration, BOLT chargers will be installed in more than 750 Hero Electric’s touch points across India benefitting over 4.5 lakh customers. Furthermore, around 2,000 Hero Electric riders will avail free of cost BOLT cha...

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...

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

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

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...

Kia secures multiple wins at prestigious iF Design Awards 2022

Kia has secured multiple high-profile accolades at the prestigious iF Design Awards 2022, signaling the strength of the brand’s Opposites United product design ethos, as well as its innovative approach to engaging with current and prospective electric vehicle (EV) customers. The EV6 all-electric crossover played a central role in all four of Kia’s iF Design Award wins. As well as securing the ‘Automobiles/Vehicles’ design award, the EV6 was in the spotligh...

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...

Dispatch to launch World’s first purpose-built e-Scooter next year

Dispatch is set to launch the world’s first purpose built e-scooter by Q1 2023. Made-in-India for the world, the e-scooter is designed to enable shared and commercial applications, is the world’s first purpose built solution that is tougher, more reliable, ergonomic, connected and adaptable for better unit economics and higher profitability. The Dispatch e-Scooter will enable new business models with flexibility to pivot when business demands, all without ...

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...

WardWizard plans to set up Li-ion advance cells manufacturing unit at its electric vehicle ancillary cluster in Vadodara

Leaping to strengthen the battery infrastructure in India, WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd. (BSE Code: 538970) – one of the leading manufacturers of electric two-wheeler brand ‘Joy e-bike’, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore-based renewable energy management consulting firm Sunkonnect. The association is aimed at facilitating a feasibility study and identification of potential partner for the manufacturing of Li-ion advance cells in India....

Audi India opens bookings for the new Audi A8 L

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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, ...

EVR Motors partners with Badve Group to manufacture electric motors for EVs in India

Badve Engineering Ltd, one of India’s leading Tier-1 automotive manufacturing companies for Indian & Global OEMs, and Israeli startup EVR Motors have announced that they are forging a strategic commercial agreement. Under the new strategic partnership, Badve Group will manufacture in India EVR’s proprietary Trapezoidal Stator – RFPM electric motors, which measure half the weight and size of competing electric motors and provide superior power and torque perform...

Maruti Suzuki finalises land site for new manufacturing plant in Haryana

Maruti Suzuki has been in discussion with the Government of Haryana for investment in a new manufacturing site for its proposed capacity expansion.  The Company completed today, the process of allotment of an 800 acres site at IMT Kharkhoda in District Sonipat with HSIIDC (Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited). The first plant with a manufacturing capacity of 250,000 vehicles per annum is expected to be commissioned within the year 2025 subjec...

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

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

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

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

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...

Land Rover opens bookings for New Range Rover Sport in India

Jaguar Land Rover, India has opened bookings for the all-new Range Rover Sport, with prices starting from ₹ 164. 29 Lakh (ex-showroom). The new Range Rover Sport is available with the six-cylinder48 V mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engine delivering a power of 221 kW and 650 Nm torque. It is available in Dynamic SE, Dynamic HSE and Autobiography specifications, with a First Edition available throughout the first year of production, featuring a specially curated specification. “The Roh...

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...

Iconic Hyundai Flagship SUV All-New TUCSON - Arriving Soon

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since its inception, is set to excite Indian customers with the soon to be launched all-new Tucson. Hyundai will introduce its global best-selling SUV brand Tucson to India, with the 4th Generation model arriving in the second half of the calendar year.   Commenting on the announcement, Mr Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, “As India&...

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...

Rahul Rajupalepu to lead Stellantis Global Digital Hub in India

Stellantis has named Rahul Rajupalepu as the new Head of its Global Digital Hub in India. He succeeds Karim Lalani, who has taken up a new role as the Chief Technology Officer - North America ICT and Digital within the Stellantis Group. Rahul joins Stellantis with nearly three decades of experience in IT and have held several leadership positions in the Automotive and BFSI industries before taking up the mandate to lead Stellantis' Global Digital Hub in India. In his new role Rahul w...

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...

Introducing the New Land Rover Defender 130

Alongside the critically acclaimed Defender 90 and Defender 110, the Defender 130 adds another dimension to the all-conquering family of all-terrain vehicles, with adventuring opportunities for up to eight adults across three rows of full-size seating. Like the Defender 90 and 110, the new 130 body design borrows its name from the original Defender family, inspired by the longest model in the line-up. It allows customers to effortlessly transport up to eight people across any terrain and i...

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...

‘Kia goes electric’ with the launch of EV6 in India

Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, today announced the price of EV6 for India starting at Rs. 59.95 Lakhs. It also stated that Kia India’s parent company, Kia Corporation will be launching 14 BEVs by 2027 across global markets in a big step towards increasing focus on sustainable mobility globally. Kia India is evaluating other EVs for the Indian market and confirmed its plans of developing an India-centric EV in RV body type to be launched by 2025.  ...

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...

Audi celebrates 15 glorious years in India

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

Hyundai opens bookings for Venue

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

Indian Army and Ola Electric collaborate for first ever EV scooter rally to celebrate 75 years of Independence and Swarnim Vijay Varsh

To celebrate 75 years of the Independence, and Swarnim Vijay Varsh, and also to support vision 2030 of clean energy and foster adventure spirit among youths, a total of 15 riders, including 10 Indian Army personnel are taking part in the expedition that will cover 393 kms of distance on Ola S1 Pro scooters. The ride aims to spread awareness amongst the populace on clean energy and will showcase the spirit of adventure.  Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO, Ola said ‘’It’s a p...

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...

kWh Bikes registers 78,000 pre-orders for dealership dispatch; To launch e-scooter in early 2023

Bengaluru-based electric scooters start up, kWh Bikes has registered 78,000 pre-orders, in the form of signed Letters of Intent for its upcoming e-scooter from 75 dealers across India. Within five months of registration opening, the company has received orders worth more than Rs 1000 crores for its maiden e-scooter, which is expected to be launched in early 2023. The company has partnered with existing automotive dealers and prominent B2B players for distribution across...

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...

HOP Electric's soon to be launched e-bike HOP OXO receives ARAI Certification

India's premier automotive R&D organisation, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), affiliated with the Ministry of Heavy Industries, has certified HOP Electric's soon-to-be-launched high-speed electric motorcycle HOP OXO. Company’s latest flagship e-bike successfully cleared all tests conducted by ARAI, including AIS 156 for batteries. The ARAI Certification is a testament to HOP Electric's orientation towards its vehicles' reliability, performance, qualit...

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...

Kia Sonet surpasses 1.5 Lakh sales milestone in under two years of its launch

Kia India, the country's one of the fastest-growing carmakers, celebrates the 1.5 lakh unit sales of its smart urban compact SUV – Kia Sonet. The vehicle achieved this remarkable feat in just under two years after its launch in September 2020. Contributing over 32% of KIN's total sales, the Sonet has been a widely appreciated model in its segment, fuelling the compact SUV segment's growth. Being the segment disruptor, Sonet democratised and led the adoption of the iMT techno...

BYD e6 enters India Book of Records for Maximum Distance Covered in an EV

BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed world-leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, enters the India Book of Records for the maximum distance covered in an electric car with its all-new e6. The fully electric MPV led the charge in the ‘Sustainable Drive for a Sustainable India’ initiative.  The 6-day drive tour of over 2203km from Mumbai to New Delhi, covering 9 cities across 4 states, marked the longest EV journey in India. During the journey, th...

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, ...

Kia India inaugurates its fourth training centre in India

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

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...

The new BMW M340i xDrive 50 Jahre M Edition launched

The new BMW M340i xDrive 50 Jahre M Edition has been launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the new exclusive edition can be booked through shop.bmw.in from today onwards.  BMW India celebrates 50 years of BMW M with the launch of its first special edition. The new BMW M340i xDrive 50 Jahre M Edition sets new standards of performance attributes that will satisfy and impress auto enthusiasts. Engineered by BMW M, it delivers a concentrated disti...

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...

Volkswagen India announces ‘Monsoon Campaign’ for its customers

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

Pre-bookings open at NEXA for Grand Vitara

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

Audi launches new Audi A8 L in India

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

Nissan launches Magnite RED Edition in India

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

All-new Hyundai Tucson premieres

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider, and the largest exporter since its inception, is set to redefine opulence in mobility with the premiere of the all-new Hyundai Tucson in India. With the introduction of the 4th generation all-new Tucson in India, Hyundai will re-establish the benchmark for the premium High SUV segment and elevate lavish experiences for customers. The all-new Hyundai Tucson will continue to lead HMIL’s m...

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...

Vitesco Technologies inaugurates its plant of the future at Talegaon

Vitesco Technologies, a leading international manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, on Friday inaugurated its plant of the future at Talegaon, Pune. Klaus Hau, Member of the Executive Board at Vitesco Technologies, and Anurag Garg, Managing Director & Country Head of Vitesco Technologies India Private Limited attended the event. The all-new facility is spread across 20 acres and contains more than 17.580 m2 of manufacturing space, including over ...

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...

Ola to invest USD 500 million in battery innovation and indigenous cell R&D

Ola Electric, India’s largest electric vehicles company, today announced the investment of USD 500 million for setting up its state-of-the-art Battery Innovation Center (BIC) in Bangalore. BIC will be one of the world’s largest and most advanced cell R&D facilities with more than 165 unique and cutting-edge lab equipment to cover all aspects of cell related research and development. Ola’s BIC will host Proto lines that can produce all form factors Cylindrical, Pouch, ...

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

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

Citroën launches 'Made in india' New C3

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

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara unveiled

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

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

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

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...

Porsche India adds Cayenne Turbo GT to its model range

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

Audi teams up with Netflix on “The Gray Man”

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

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...

BLive expands footprint in Hyderabad; opens fourth experience store in city

India’s fastest growing Multibrand EV platform, BLive, opened its fourth EV Experience store in the city at Malakpet Hyderabad. Hyderabad has three other EV experience stores at Pragathinagar, Hafeezpet and Bapu Nagar, respectively. The store is launched with the franchisee Shalini E-Motors. With this store BLive takes a step further in its plans to set up at least 15 multi-brand stores spread across Hyderabad and other major cities in Telangana. The phenomenal growth of BLive aligns wi...

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...

Volvo Car India launches it's Pure Electric XC40 Recharge

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

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS is in the starting blocks

The Porsche 911 GT3 is getting a big brother: the 911 GT3 RS, the new top of the 911 line in terms of performance will celebrate its world premiere on 17 August. The development of the high-performance sports car was inspired by the successful 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R GT racing cars. “The new 911 GT3 RS is even more optimised for track use than its predecessors. The spontaneously responsive, high-revving four-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with approximately 500 PS has proven ideal fo...

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...

Volvo XC40 Recharge All-Electric sold-out for 2022 within 2 hours of bookings commencing

Volvo Car India’s all-electric offering the XC40 Recharge has received an overwhelming response. The car got booked for the whole year 2022 within two hours of the company opening bookings on their official website. The company plans to deliver 150 XC40 Recharge cars by end of December 2022 after starting the deliveries in October. In India’s luxury electric car segment this is the first time that such bookings have been achieved in such a short span of 2 hours. The XC40 Recharge ...

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

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

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

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

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...

Hero Electric adds hybrid sales channels to cater to increased demand

Hero Electric, India’s largest Electric two-wheeler brand, announced the commencement of its hybrid sales channel to facilitate the booking of its scooters online and delivery through its showrooms across many cities. Hero had first tried its hybrid sales model during the Covid-19 times successfully but later withdrew due to capacity not being able to catch up to the showroom sales. The current upward booking trend indicates the sales numbers to swell up to 250000 plus units by the end ...

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...

Jitendra New EV Tech to supply 12,000 EVs worth INR 120 cr to FAE Bikes

Jitendra New EV Tech, one of the fastest growing EV brands in the country, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FAE Bikes, a last mile logistics company, to supply 12,000 electric two-wheelers. According to this new deal, the Nashik-based EV maker will provide the aforementioned number of units of the JMT 1000 3K e-scooter to FAE Bikes over a period of one year. The value of the deal is estimated to be approximately ₹120 crore. The JMT 1000 3K makes use of a 1000 W mo...

Kia Seltos now offers six airbags as standard

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

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...

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for advanced electrified and connected future with new testing facility

Jaguar Land Rover has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference. The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory at Gaydon in the UK, will ensure future vehicles meet current and future legislation and quality standards for connectivity and electronics. New Range Rover Sport, which launched in May, was the first vehicle to undergo a bespoke testing...

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

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

BYD makes the Fortune Global 500 list for 2022

Focusing on solving social problems, BYD remains dedicated to leveraging effective solutions for sustainable development. After years of progress, BYD has grown into a high-tech enterprise with its business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics. In pursuit of a greener world, BYD becomes a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes new energy overall solutions.  Amidst the backdrop of the recent rapid growth of the automobile industry, BYD leverages i...

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Okinawa announces grand opening of Galaxy showroom in Ahmedabad

Okinawa Autotech, one of the country's largest electric two-wheeler manufacturing companies, inaugurates its ultra-modern Galaxy Showroom this time in Ahmedabad. Powered by its world-class technology, the experience centre aims to offer customers a real-time EV purchasing experience and drive awareness and responsiveness through engagement toward electric two-wheelers.  The inauguration ceremony is an exclusive invite-only event, where auto enthusiast...

Honda BigWing expands its presence in mid-size segment with the All-New Powerful, Sporty & Aggressive - CB300F

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today launched its all-new Powerful, Sporty & Aggressive - CB300F. Drawing it’s DNA from ‘international big-bike’ design as a synergy of performance and unmatched persona, the company also announced that customers can now book CB300F at their nearest Honda BigWing Showrooms or visit www.hondabigwing.in for more details.  Talking on the launch Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President &a...

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...

HEID and HPCL announce start of Battery Swap Service at HPCL Petrol Stations

Honda Power Pack Energy India Private Limited (HEID), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.’s subsidiary for battery swap service, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Maharatna oil company of India, announced the start of operations of Honda e:swap services on 6th Aug 2022, which is operated by HEID at the HPCL petrol stations. In November 2021, HEID was established to begin battery swap service in India starting with electric auto rickshaws. HEID’s battery swa...

JSW Group partners with ElectricPe for EV charging green ecosystem

JSW Group, one of India's largest conglomerates, has chosen ElectricPe, India's most trusted EV charging platform, as its charging partner. This partnership has come into effect following the recent green policy introduced by JSW to provide incentives for employees to purchase electric vehicles and provide charging infrastructure within their office and plant premises.  ElectricPe has already enabled the required charging infrastructure at the JSW Mumbai Office headq...

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...

Audi India opens bookings for New Audi Q3

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

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...

Audi India installs 100 chargers across 60 cities in India

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

Tata Power sets up 450 EV charging points across 350 national highways

Tata Power, India’s largest EV charging solutions provider has achieved a rare landmark of setting up 450  EZ Charging points across 350 national highways in the country. Tata Power EZ Charging Points are now present across major national highways including the longest highway (NH 44 which connects J&K to Tamil Nadu), the busiest highway (NH 19 connecting Delhi, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, and Jharkhand) and other highways connecting major state...

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...

Hero Electric partners with VoltUp and Adani Electricity to expand charging infrastructure in Mumbai

Hero Electric, the largest and oldest E2W company, in a strategic move to revolutionise battery swapping in Mumbai, announced partnership with one-stop battery swapping start-up VoltUp and Adani Electricity. Committed to developing the EV sector, this is a first wherein an OEM, Infrastructure, Last Mile partners and a battery swapping start-up have come together to boost smart mobility.  The lack of charging infrastructure, high cost of adoption and long charg...

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 ...

BYD delivers over 450 All-New e6 vehicles across India

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

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...

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

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

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...

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India commences production of Škoda Kushaq LHD

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

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...

HOP Electric Mobility announces exclusive free accessories during Festive season

India's leading electric two-wheeler maker and automotive solution providing company, HOP Electric Mobility has announced an exclusive free accessories (Body Grill) incentive on its electric two-wheelers HOP LEO and HOP LYF till October 29th, 2022.  Celebrating the beginning of festivities, with auspicious period of Navratri followed by Durga Puja and Diwali Festivities, HOP Electric Mobility commenced the special incentive series from today, 26th September and will be r...

Tata Motors launches its first electric hatch - Tiago EV

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer and the pioneer of the EV evolution in India, today announced the launch of the newest member of its EV family – The Tiago.ev. Mobilising India towards the future, the Tiago.ev is set to charm the country with its exciting, effortless, eco-friendly and premium EV drive experience. With special introductory prices starting INR 8.49 Lakh (All India - Ex-showroom), for the first 10,000 customers (of which 2000 wil...

Jaguar Land Rover unveils Future Skills Programme to train 29000 for modern luxury, all-electric future

Jaguar Land Rover today announces a global upskilling drive, in a bid to train 29 000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification. The company’s Future Skills Programme will see more than 10 000 Jaguar Land Rover and franchised retailer employees in the UK, and nearly 19 000 across the rest of the world trained in skills vital to electrification, digital and autonomous cars. This underlines the company...

Hero MotoCorp charges up its electric ride, Plans to collaborate with Zero Motorcycles

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, is finalizing a collaboration agreement with Zero Motorcycles, the California (USA)-based manufacturer of premium electric motorcycles and powertrains. The collaboration will focus on co-developing Electric motorcycles. The company’s board also approved an equity investment up to US$60 million in Zero Motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and pow...

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles strengthens domination in factory custom segment with stunning new Jawa 42 Bobber

The year was 2018! When Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles announced its comeback with three new Jawa models, it was the Perak that caused the maximum stir with its dark, mysterious demeanour and never seen before styling. Formally launched a year later, the Jawa Perak pioneered the ‘Factory Custom’ segment in the country. It immediately went on to become a street favourite, kickstarting its own cult by giving people an option to own a custom motorcycle based on the Jawa that came with the re...

No Time To Die Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE sold for £138,600 at 'Sixty Years of James Bond' charity auction

A Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE No Time To Die Stunt Bike has sold for £138,600 benefitting the Severn Hospice in a charity auction at Christie’s to celebrate 60 years of James Bond films.  Among the items auctioned, Triumph Motorcycles provided the Scrambler 1200 XE that was ridden by Daniel Craig as James Bond as well as the stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven during the filming of the latest 007 film, No Time To Die (2021). With an estimat...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Komaki launches Venice Eco, high-speed scooter in budget segment

To further re-shape the electric vehicle ecosystem in the country, Komaki has launched a new advanced high-speed electric two-wheeler – Venice Eco, the first economic model in Komaki’s 7th edition of high-speed registration models during the festive season. The new EV model is available pan India at a very competitive ex-showroom price of Rs 79,000. An eye-catching price tag makes Venice Eco impressive and affordable among high-speed EV enthusiasts.  “Komaki has...

Moto Vault announces the price of its Zontes 350 range

Zontes, a young, bold, and futuristic brand has announced the prices for its range of 350cc products for India, starting at INR 3, 15,000. Designed in-house with cutting-edge futuristic technology the product line-up comprised of 350R, 350X, GK350, 350T, 350T ADV. Every motorcycle enjoys world-class styling, technology, and performance.  ZONTES 350 RANGE PRICE   Color   Price   350R  ...

Honda City celebrates 25 glorious years in India

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

Mahindra launches all-new XUV300 TurboSport™ series powered by 1.2 L mStallion TGDi engine

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, today announced the launch of its XUV300 TurboSport™ series - the first Mahindra SUV to be powered by an all-new 1.2 L mStallion TGDi engine that boasts of unrivalled performance and an over-boost capability for momentary peak torque as high as 250 Nm. With this introduction, the XUV300 will be now available with three state-of-the-art powertrains - the existing Diesel and Petrol Turbo...

Škoda Auto poised to enter Vietnamese market

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

EVeium Smart Mobility offers big festive discount on its popular two-wheeler EV scooters- Cosmo, Comet and Czar

EVeium Smart Mobility, a pioneer in the manufacturing of electric two-wheelers, has announced a bumper discount on three of its most popular two-wheeler scooters: Cosmo, Comet, and Czar. EVeium Smart Mobility is the complete Made-in-India EV two-wheeler brand of Ellysium Automotives, the auto arm of the United Arab Emirates-based META4 Group. The ex-showroom price of Cosmo is INR 1,39,200 and with a festive discount offer of INR 12701, buyers can now purchase it at INR 126,499.00. The ex-s...

Bharat Forge Ltd. dispatches Kalyani M4 vehicles for UN Peacekeeping Missions

Bharat Forge Limited today dispatched 16 world-class and Made-In-India Kalyani M4 vehicles to the Indian Army for United Nations Peacekeeping deployment.  The Kalyani M4 is a state-of-the-art Armoured Personnel Carrier that provides unprecedented levels of protection to the occupants against high Kinetic Energy threats including severe mine blasts and grenades. The Kalyani M4 is a Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle (Heavy) indigenously manufactured by Bharat Forge Ltd and is capable of c...

Moto Vault announces prices for Moto Morini X-Cape and Seiemmezzo 6½ range

Moto Vault, India’s only multi-brand super bike franchise announces the prices of its Moto Morini X-Cape and Seiemmezzo 6½ range of 650cc Motorcycles. These models includes, X- Cape 650, X-Cape 650X, Seiemmezzo Scrambler & Seiemmezzo Retro Street.    Moto Morini Range Price Details  SEIEMMEZZO 6½ RETRO STREET  Matte Grey  INR 6,...

BYD-ATTO 3 Launched in India

Today, the world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD launched the premium electric SUV, BYD-ATTO 3, India’s First Sporty Born E-SUV. This marks BYD’s official entry into the Indian passenger vehicle market with its brand mission of “Technological Innovations For A Better Life”. Equipped with the ultra-safe Blade Battery and the born EV platform (e-Platform 3.0), BYD-ATTO 3 features fast charging from 0% to 80% within 50 mins, a range of 521km ac...

India Bike Week returns to Goa after 3 years

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

Keeway launches old school SR125

The Hungarian marque KEEWAY launches the retro classic Keeway SR125. The motorcycle would be Keeways’s 7th Product offering within the last 5 month and is indicative of its ambitious plans for the Indian Market. The motorcycle is an optimal blend of power, performance and timeless design combined with an attractive price. Positioned as an entry-level motorcycle to introduce budding motorcycle enthusiasts into the family and increase Keeway’s footprint in India.  &nb...

Minda Corporation announces Technology License & Assistance agreement with Daesung Eltec, Korea for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Minda Corporation Limited (referred to as “Minda Corp” or the “Company”; NSE: MINDACORP, BSE: 538962), the flagship company of Spark Minda has entered into a technical collaboration with DAESUNG, Korea, the leading automotive electronics company to bring the Next Gen Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) solutions to the Indian automotive market. Both companies signed the Technology Licence and Assistance Agreement (TLA) on October 28th, 2022. This part...

Yamaha celebrates Milestone of 100 ‘Blue Square’ Outlets in India

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. today announced the milestone achievement of setting up 100 Blue Square showrooms in India. The announcement comes in line with the company’s commitment to establish its entire 3S network under the Yamaha Blue theme and strengthen its retail footprint in the Indian market.  'The Call of the Blue' brand campaign was introduced in 2018. Under the umbrella of this campaign, in 2019 we introduced the concept of Blue Square showrooms to show...

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

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

Shared Electric Mobility leader Yulu signs an MoU with Government of Karnataka to invest INR 1200 crores and create 7000 jobs

Yulu, India’s market leader in shared electric 2 wheeler Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) businesses, today entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Karnataka re-affirming its commitment to the electric mobility ambition of the State. The MoU was signed by Mr R K Misra, Co-Founder, Yulu, in the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister for Finance and Cor...

BMW X6 ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ launched in India

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic BMW M GmbH, BMW India has launched an exclusive ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ of the BMW X6 in India today.  Available as a completely built-up unit (CBU), the 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). The X6 is available as an exclusive ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ in limited numbers and can be booked ex...

Statiq and Mahindra to collaborate for EV infrastructure solutions

Statiq, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has forged an e-mobility partnership with India’s leading SUV manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M). The alliance between Statiq and M&M will provide EV users with a robust, accessible, affordable, and reliable mobility network across the country. The two companies will also collaborate on various e-mobility tech integration projects going forward. With this development, Statiq further bolsters its...

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

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

KTM Pro-XP completes Northeast Adventure Tour successfully

KTM, the world’s No 1 premium motorcycle brand, has successfully concluded its 14-day Northeast Adventure Tour. Guided by KTM experts, a group of 20 KTM Adventure riders overcame some of the most demanding riding challenges at altitudes of over 10,000 feet to return as Pro with stories to tell. The KTM Pro-XP riders underwent off-road training at the high-altitude Adventure Academy at Zimithang at an altitude of over 8000 feet. This gave them the necessary skills to take o...

Maserati and Barbie join forces for unprecedented collaboration

Italian luxury icon Maserati is thrilled to unveil an unprecedented collaboration with Mattel, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MAT) Barbie®, driven by the mutual desire to break boundaries and showcase the unique flair of both brands. Both immediately recognisable by their extraordinary personality and signature style, Maserati and Barbie unleashed their creativity in a masterpiece of timeless design and bold character, inspired by the Barbiecore phenomenon. The fruit of this unconventional coll...

Weber Drivetrain launches its state-of-the-art automated manufacturing facility for BLDC Hub Motor and Controller at Chakan

Weber Drivetrain, a technology-driven EV startup for sustainability has announced official launch with its state-of-the-art automated manufacturing facility based in Chakan MIDC, Pune, Maharashtra. Weber Drivetrain is Co-founded by Mr Prashant shete and Mr Sachin Jain. Mr. Prashant Shete is an automobile industry veteran with a stellar track record of 24 years and 5 years in the electric vehicle segment. Being an experienced professional, Prashant has accomplished a total of six greenfield el...

Jaguar Land Rover partners with Wolfspeed for Silicon Carbide semiconductor technology supply for next-gen EVs

Jaguar Land Rover and Wolfspeed, Inc. have today announced a strategic partnership to supply Silicon Carbide semiconductors for next generation electric vehicles, delivering increased powertrain efficiency and extended driving range.    Under its Reimagine strategy, Jaguar Land Rover is transforming to an electric-first business, to become carbon net zero across its supply chain, products, services, and operations by 2039. Wolfspeed’s advanced Silicon Carb...

eRise Drive Electric plans aggressive network expansion in India

After its announcement into the Indian markets, eRise – Drive Electric, the automotive arm of KL group, focuses on an aggressive roadmap for expanding its dealer network in India. The company announces its 'eRise Partner' program and has set its goal at 200 dealers across 175 locations in India.  eRise manufactures long-range, high-performance electric two-wheelers explicitly built for Indian road conditions. The company shall launch its three low-speed electric s...

Gogoro Launches Battery Swapping Pilot in India

Gogoro Inc. (Nasdaq: GGR), a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable mobility solutions for cities, today announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with Zypp Electric, India’s leading EV-as-a-Service platform. Together, the companies are focused on accelerating the urban shift of logistics fleets and last mile deliveries to electric using battery swapping. Gogoro and Zypp plan to launch their B2B pilot in December 2022 and it will in...

TotalEnergies launches its global range of EV Fluids in India

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

Tata Motors announces price hike on its Passenger Vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s leading vehicle manufacturer has announced a marginal price increase across its passenger vehicles. Effective November 7, 2022, weighted average increase will be 0.9%, depending on the variant and model. According to Tata Motors, "The company has been absorbing a significant portion of the increased costs but the steep rise in overall input costs has compelled it to pass on some proportion through this minimal price hike."      &...

First Hero Dirt Biking Challenge concludes with a thrilling finale; Asad Khan crowned champion

In keeping with its firm commitment to promote multiple sports and sportspersons, Hero MotoCorp - the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters - today crowned the off-Road Riding Champion in India after a more than four month-long rigorous contest among riders and enthusiasts across the country. The Hero Dirt Biking Challenge (HDBC), which was launched in July 2022, concluded with the final race where the Top-20 riders from acro...

Tata Motors celebrates its production milestone of 50,000 EVs

India has embraced the EV revolution and this has driven Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand to a key milestone – the rollout of 50,000th EV in the country. The Company today, rolled-out its 50000th EV, from its Pune facility. Favorable policy environment, positive word of mouth from existing customers, practical product options, better ride and handling and attractive cost of ownership have helped the Company achieve this feat ahead of its target. Commentin...

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

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

Audi India launches Audi Q5 Special Edition

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Audi Q5 special edition. The Audi Q5 special edition features equipment enhancements including a new black styling package with mirror housing and Audi logos in black, roof rails in black and the 5 spoke V style graphite gray diamond cut alloy wheels. In addition, an Audi Genuine Accessories kit is also offered at a special price for the Audi Q5 special edition. The Audi Q5 special edition comes in two exclusive exter...

Mahindra Racing announces appointment of Frédéric Bertrand as CEO

Mahindra Racing, the ‘Greenest Team in Motorsport’ and part of the Mahindra Group, today announced the appointment of Frédéric Bertrand as its Chief Executive Officer. He will be based at Mahindra Racing’s headquarters in Banbury, England and will report to Asha Kharga, Chairperson, Mahindra Racing. In this role, Frédéric will lead Mahindra Racing, one of the founding outfits and the only Indian team to compete in the A...

Royal Enfield unveils new Super Meteor 650

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size (250cc - 750cc) motorcycling segment, today unveiled the new Super Meteor 650, injecting a new level of character, style and accessibility into the mid-sized cruiser market. The Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building superlative cruisers. It is centered around the acclaimed 648cc twin platform that’s been rigorously tested and, since 2018, enjoyed worldwide recognition within the multi-awar...

Honda Cars India reaches 2 Million Production milestone in India

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

EV manufacturer Aarya Automobiles unveils Commander

Aarya Automobiles, a Gujarat-based, automobile manufacturer specializing in electric two-wheeler vehicles is readying their high-end EV bike “Commander”.  A bike that will entice the youth and fill them with pride while riding across our nation's roads. Commander is built with the commitment to provide Indians with the experience of owning a comfortable and stylish bike that boasts not just a rich and premium lookbut also comes with...

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

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

Mahindra partners with Jio-bp, Statiq, and Charge Zone for EV infrastructure solutions

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, recently announced partnerships with three EV infrastructure partners - Jio-bp, Statiq, and Charge Zone to offer robust charging solutions for Mahindra’s upcoming range of passenger electric vehicles. With these partnerships, Mahindra EV users will get seamless access to a robust fast charging infrastructure and e-mobility solutions spanning across discovery, availability, navigation and transactions. Mah...

Premium range of Eurogrip two-wheeler tyres showcased at EICMA 2022

Eurogrip, one of the fast growing global brands in the powered 2 wheeler tyres segment announced the international launch of two new world-class products: Roadhound, a sport touring tyre and Climber XC, an off-road specialty tyre at the 2022 EICMA Motor Show in Milan, Italy. The newly launched Roadhound, is a sport touring tyre with dual compound technology on radial rear sizes. It features excellent grip on both dry and wet surfaces, and improves handling and comf...

Icons of Porsche festival to host 911 Dakar premiere

Porsche will soon unveil a very special variant of the iconic 911: the new 911 Dakar. The world premiere will be held at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 17 November. Following soon after, the 911 Dakar will have its regional premiere at the 2022 Icons of Porsche festival at the Dubai Design District (D3) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 26 and 27 November 2022. Other exciting 911 models will be available to view for the first time in the region. The performance-focussed Porsche 911 GT3 RS...

Hero Electronix launches Qubo to combat rising air pollution

With the aim to combat the rising air pollution as northern India reels under a blanket of smog, Hero Electronix’s consumer technology brand, Qubo has launched a Car Air Purifier. The Made in India brand’s new Car Air Purifier comes at an ideal time when the AQI level is extremely high in many places in Delhi, with neighboring regions above 400 resulting in health repercussions such as burning eyes, breathing problems, and frequent headaches. This makes even simple tasks like gett...

Celebratory vibe surrounds the Taycan: Production Anniversary

On 7 November, the 100,000th Taycan rolled off the production line. The milestone car left the assembly line about three years after production first started at the main plant in Zuffenhausen in September 2019. The Neptune Blue Taycan Turbo S is destined for a customer in the United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone in production history so quickly – despite the recent challenges posed by the semiconductor shortage and the volatile Covid situation,&rdquo...

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

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

Neuron Energy forays into Golf Cart Segment with the newly launched Adler

Neuron Energy, a supplier of Lithium-Ion and Lead-Acid batteries for the EV sector in India, has extended their product range with the launch of its own golf carts under the brand name “Adler” as a part of its Green Technology Initiative. Adler provides a variety of golf carts for personal travel, freight, leisure, and medical assistance. It aims to cater to golf courses, hotels, resorts, malls. With this new product offering, Neuron Energy aims to venture into the Middl...

HOP Electric to kick-start #OXOFeelElectric test ride programs from 25th November

India’s youngest electric two-wheeler manufacturer, HOP Electric's recently launched electric bike, HOP OXO has received an encouraging response from discerning customers and dealer partners. Reinforcing its commitment to the enhanced brand ownership experience, HOP Electric is kick-starting the next leg of its national #oxofeelelectric program for its existing and potential customers. HOP Electric is all set to launch test-drive and pre-booking for customers across 50 locations ...

Jaguar Land Rover announces its Annual Holiday Service Camp from 14th- 19th November 2022

Jaguar Land Rover, India today announced their annual Holiday Service Camp, exclusively for its customers, from 14th to 19th November 2022 across all authorised retailers in India. At the camp, customers can benefit from a comprehensive 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 ne...

Mahindra partners with Mutares for transforming Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) and Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) today announced that Mutares has submitted an irrevocable binding offer to acquire 50% of equity and a controlling stake of 80% in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC). M&M remains co-shareholder to support new product launches and the strong growth expected in the coming years. The closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of 2023 after consultation of the works councils and is subject t...

Continental Presents 2-Channel Motorcycle ABS with Integrated Sensor Technology

Technology company Continental has developed a new generation of its compact 2-channel ABS for motorcycles. In this system (MK 100 MAB PYA), a new type of sensor is optionally integrated directly on the circuit board of the ABS. Thanks to this high integration, a separate motorcycle inertial measurement unit is no longer required. The mechanical holder for it on the motorcycle is eliminated, no wiring harness is required, and production becomes easier for the motorcycle manufacturer. In addit...

BYD India announces price of BYD-ATTO 3

The world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD announced the price of India’s First Sporty Born E-SUV, BYD-ATTO 3, available at INR 33.99 Lakhs (All India, Ex-showroom).  BYD-ATTO 3 has received an electrifying response from customers and is close to the 1,500 mark since booking began on October 11. BYD-ATTO 3 is available in 4 colors: Boulder Grey, Parkour Red, Ski White, and Surf Blue. Equipped with the ultra-safe Blade Battery and the born EV platform (e-Platfo...

Vida opens its first ‘Experience Center’ in Bengaluru

Vida, Powered by Hero, the emerging mobility brand of Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, today opened its first Experience Center. Reinforcing the brand’s Tech-First approach, the innovative and exciting Experience Center will provide an immersive and a completely differentiated experience to customers.  The first Experience Center is located in Bengaluru at the prominent Vittal Mallya Road, where customers will...

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

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

Hero Electronix’s Consumer Technology expands its Auto Tech segment, launches Qubo Dashcam Pro 4K

Post a successful foray into the Auto Tech segment with the launch of the Smart Dashcam, Qubo, Hero Electronix’s consumer technology brand is expanding the portfolio with their latest Dashcam Pro 4K. Aimed at vehicle owners who want to record their journey and relive their memories in Ultra HD resolution, the Dashcam Pro 4K comes equipped with advanced features such as Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and a 2.8” LCD Screen to view what is being captured. Along ...

PMV Electric unveils its flagship microcar EaS-E

PMV Electric, the Mumbai-based EV startup today unveiled its first flagship microcar called EaS-E: Your Everyday Car !! One of its kind, this electric microcar has been launched under a new category called Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV).  Launched in Mumbai and available in many colour options the EaS-E, your everyday car comes with an option of three choices of range: 120,160, and 200 km (claimed range).  The top speed of the EaS-E is 70 kmph, with an acceleration of 0 to 40...

ABB unveils mobile charger for Formula E Season 9

ABB has unveiled the charging technology it will use for Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, when the company takes on its new role within the series as official charging supplier. Working with engineers from motorsport governing body, the FIA, and Formula E, ABB has developed a compact, reliable and safe solution for charging the new Gen3 cars before race day and between sessions. The ABB Formula E Race Charger has been designed in a robust, custom and ergonomic way that...

The iconic Ferrari 125 S to be displayed at Casa Ferrari

Ferrari presents the Prancing Horse brand’s first-ever model to bear its logo, the Ferrari 125 S, to the Middle East for the first time this weekend. The pioneering and historic model that made its debut in 1947 will be proudly displayed for Ferraristi during Casa Ferrari, the ultimate Ferrari lifestyle event. Casa Ferrari will be held this weekend, from November 18th to the 20th at Yas Links, Abu Dhabi. It is a notable presence of the first-ever model in the year that also marks Ferrar...

British luxury high performance supercar-maker McLaren Automotive launched in India

McLaren Automotive has launched its operations in India today, a key market in augmenting their foothold in Asia Pacific.  Engineered without fear and driven by the fearless - McLaren Mumbai unveiled the new 765LT Spider, the only 765LT ever made. The model delivers maximum engagement, untamed performance, and a scalpel-sharp handling. With 765PS and 800Nm of torque, it takes just 11 seconds to open and stow the ultra-lightweight single piece electric retractable hard top leaving noth...

Jeep® India launches iconic Grand Cherokee

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

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

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

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Awarded Five-Star

The New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have both been awarded maximum five-star ratings in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests. The luxury SUVs draw on more than 50 years of expertise in delivering exceptional breadth of all-terrain capability, refinement and safety. The new models are the latest in a long line of Range Rovers to gain a five-star rating under the stringent Euro NCAP star rating safety protocols introduced in 2009, stretching back to the Evoque in 2011. Both models are ...

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

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

RevFin to set footprint in 50 cities as part of its #RevFinBharatYatra campaign

In a bid to promote electric mobility and environmental sustainability nationwide through EV financing, RevFin, an advanced digital lending platform has rolled out its ambitious #RevFinBharatYatra campaign. As part of the campaign, Revfin reaffirm’s  its leadership position in existing market and establish the same in new markets. By March 2023, Revfin aims to reach out to new states and have footprints in 50 cities with 1000 dealers and add new 10000 cu...

Royal Enfield unveils all-new Super Meteor 650 at Rider Mania

After a hiatus of 2 years, the much-awaited three days of Pure Motorcycling, Music, Heritage and Art - Rider Mania, commenced its 2022 edition in Goa.  One of the biggest highlights for this edition of Rider Mania on Day 1 was the unveiling of the all new Super Meteor 650.  The Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building amazing cruisers. The thoroughbred highway cruiser is centered around the acclaimed 648cc twin platform that’s been rigorous...

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

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

EV startup EVeium to open 100 plus showrooms pan India by the end of the year 2023

EVeium, a pioneer in the manufacturing of high-speed electric two-wheelers, has announced aggressive plans to open 100-plus showrooms pan India by the end of the year 2023. Since its inception, EVeium has sold 1000 plus EV scooters through its 11 dealerships networks set up across Rajamundhry, Andhra Pradesh; Pune, Maharashtra; Nashik, Maharashtra; Malegaon, Maharashtra; Solapur, Maharashtra; Bengaluru, Karnataka; Hyderabad, Telangana; Calicut, Kerala, and others cities. EVeium Smart Mobil...

Hero Electric launches ‘Ultra Safe’ battery packs in partnership with Battrixx for its electric two-wheeler range

Hero Electric, the largest E2W company in India, inked a partnership with Battrixx, an advanced battery pack manufacturer for developing ‘Made in India’ lithium-ion batteries. Conceptualized and designed in-house by the Hero’s R&D team, these are the latest technology batteries electrifying its entire e-scooter range. This partnership supports battery safety advancements, reliability, and performance and fully supports Hero's aggressive production line...

Day 3 of Royal Enfield Rider Mania culminated with action packed dirt track series

Amidst a thrilling combination of Rides, Race and Reels, Day 3 of Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2022 saw some intense competition at the pure sport arena. The highlight of the day was the Media Dirt Track Race competition where after a fiercely contested race, Nikhil Renunathan emerged as the winner, followed by Karan Ramgopal and Muteeb Zoheb in second and third position respectively. Motorsports enthusiasts also got the chance to acquire and test some skills at the Slide School from globally re...

Ultraviolette expands Series D Round with Investments from Qualcomm Ventures and Lingotto (Exor)

Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., an innovator in sustainable mobility, today announced investments from Qualcomm Ventures and Lingotto to expand the Series D round. These investments from Qualcomm Ventures and Lingotto will be deployed towards ramping up the company’s presence in India, subsequent expansion in international markets as well as strengthening the brand’s technological capabilities and prowess. Qualcomm Ventures invests in companies focused on 5G, Artificial Int...

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility partners with iCreate to foster EV Start-Ups in India

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd – India’s leading manufacturer of electric two-wheelers brand ‘Joy e-bike’ today announced a strategic partnership with iCreate, India's leading innovation-based start-up incubator, to mentor and fund promising EV start-up’s in India. Through this partnership, WardWizard will facilitate active mentorship for entrepreneurs at iCreate’s campus in Ahmedabad to enhance subject matter expertise and further their techno...

Tata Motors adds Tiago NRG, India’s First Toughroader CNG, to its family

Tata Motors today announced the introduction of its newest addition to the iCNG family with the Tiago NRG iCNG. Tiago NRG has received a phenomenal response from the masses, as it established itself as a toughroader with its SUV inspired design and offroading capabilities. Seeing the outstanding response for Tiago NRG in last 1 year, the Company is extending the NRG portfolio by launching it with India’s most advanced CNG Technology - iCNG Technology. Tiago NRG iCNG is India’s Fir...

Bajaj Auto launches all-new Pulsar P150, re-imagined and re-engineered!

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler and three-wheeler company, has launched the all-new Pulsar P150 in India. This highly agile and manoeuvrable bike comes with a modern, sporty design that complements its powerful and refined 150cc engine giving riders a great-to-look-at, great-to-ride machine. After the 250cc (N250 and F250) and 160cc (N160) versions, this is Pulsar’s third offering on the all-new platform that was launched in October 2021. Product Philosophy T...

Tigor.ev now with more Tech and Luxe features

In line with its New Forever philosophy, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, today launched the new Tigor.ev sedan with an extended range of 315 km (ARAI certified) and host of premium & technology features. Now available in a new Magnetic Red color option, the Tigor.ev accentuates the feeling of luxury and comfort with new additions like Leatherette upholstery, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Rain Sensing wipers, Auto Headlamps and Cruise Control. It also offers m...

TVS Motor Company expands its global footprint; launches first TVS Experience Centre in Singapore

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers with sales of over three million units globally, today inaugurated its first state-of-the-art TVS Experience Centre in Singapore. This launch is in line with the company’s global expansion plans. The new TVS Experience Centre will offer a range of TVS Motor’s premium motorcycles including the flagship model, TVS Apache RR310 for racing enthusiasts, and the TVS Apache RTR range for the performance seekers. The compan...

Volvo Car India announces price hike on select models

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

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches All New Innova HyCross

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today ushered a new era in Innova*s journey by unveiling the Innova HyCross, a Self-Charging Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle (SHEV). Based on Toyota New Global Architecture(TNGA), the latest Innova celebrates Toyota*s globally recognized Quality , Durability and Reliability backed by advanced technology, to appeal to the Indian customers.  The new Innova HyCross is powered by  5th Generation Self-Charging Strong Hybrid Electric Syste...

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

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

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

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

Premium tyre brand ‘Reise’ launched in India

Reise Moto, a division of Mahansaria Group, one of the most renowned names in the automotive sector, announced the launch of their premium two-wheeler tyre brand ‘reise’ in India. Developed and designed to bring international quality tyres to the Indian roads, Reise is a natural extension of synergies and convergence of the strong pedigree of the Mahansaria group and its tough and rugged DNA, and Mitas’s European lineage and understanding of specialized two-wheel application...

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

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

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

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

Driving Mr. Lazy! (Part II)

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

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

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

From Virtual Racing to Circuit Racing

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

What’s so lifestyle about automobiles anyway?

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

Auto Ads: Why should boys have all the fun?

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

Fuel for fans

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

For the biker in you

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

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...

Fast Track Fun

Before the lockdown, far in the empty fields at Vasai, near Mumbai, Mulund resident, Edison Samuel, used to take his five-and-a-half-year son, Eric, with an  entourage of remote controlled cars, and put them to a good adventure. The joy on their faces and the sheer adrenaline rush was a thing to witness. This is true for several RC car enthusiasts in the country with the numbers only rising by the day. Lockdown be damned. While the hobby for Samuel is fairly  new, the fath...

Jungle Jaunt

Most wildlife safaris in India, or for that matter worldwide, follow a similar pattern. An early morning game ride followed by lunch and a short snooze, and then another afternoon jaunt in the jungle. Safari junkies are usually in the habit of hopping from one park to another within the same state, making the journey from one park to the other by road over the national highways and mainland.  Imagine my surprise, when I signed up for a safari in The Satpura Tiger Reserve and learnt th...

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...

Mech engineering meets Menu engineering

At the Ferry Wharf in Mumbai, while waiting to hop on to the RoRo service for Alibaug, one can pick a quick sandwich or bite into a small pizza from a food truck called Cantina by Flamboyante. The open-air seating atop the food truck is its owner, Amrish Arora’s idea. “We wanted people to have an option for a quick, fuss-free snack and also to be able to sit and relax for a bit, time and weather permitting, of course,” says Arora who was extensively involved in the...

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...

It's a Classic!

Contrary to its current very Bengali identity, Calcutta (or Kolkata as most would know it now) actually began as a very British city. The man who established it in 1690, Job Charnock, was British and it remained a British city until Independence. In fact, it even served as the capital of British India from 1858 to 1911. On the other hand, the iconic British maker of motorcycles, Royal Enfield, has remained in Indian hands for several decades now. Despite its very Indian modern identity, the b...

A memorable drive

Even on the road from the airport to the hotel, it is impossible to not marvel at the irony of it all. Rajasthan has been described as the ‘Desert State of India’ for the longest time ever, yet the road to Aurika Udaipur seemed to cut through a lush landscape that I would associate with cooler climes. As we got closer to the hotel, the car turned off the main road into what looked like a badly done concrete street that would lead into a village. My second surprise of the day turne...

Glass Act!

If you want to be a quick driver, you’ll need a good pair of ‘balls. Bet you read that twice, but eyeballs are what I’m on about. Well, if you can’t see where you’re going then you’re probably not going anywhere. Naturally, you must do all you can to help yourself see better. Before you jump to it and accuse me of peddling corrective eye surgery, let me tell you that I’m doing no such thing. Today, I’m talking sunglasses. Sunglasses and drivi...

Dry Rann – Not

Having worked non-stop, every single day of the week, for the last two and a half years, I was burnt-out and the Pandemic had only made matters worse by forcing us to remain cooped up indoors for the most part. While a few work-related trips were a welcome relief, they did little for the enthusiastic driver in me. A few weeks back, I woke up early one Monday morning with an irresistible urge to sip Champagne at breakfast time. That’s when I knew – it was time to get away – f...

Postcard from Lada land

Ever since our arrival in St. Petersburg, the mecca of all things cultural, historical, and architectural, in Russia, we have seen churches that have left us speechless, come across mosques that are truly a work of art, and visited museums encompassing the rich history of the country, however, there is one other thing that stands out – the Russian car – Lada, that has reigned supreme in Russia, thanks to a healthy demand and almost no local competition.   Ladas with t...

For the Love of Cars

“Rishab and I met in 2012 through common friends. His ‘bio data’ also came through a relative who predicted we were a good match. He had just returned from the US after completing his MBA in Entrepreneurship and I had quit my job to focus on applying to colleges for an MBA in marketing” says Mumbai-based Alisha Bafna.  The couple had a near disastrous start when Rishab kept the well brought up Alisha waiting impatiently as he failed to keep time. “Halfway...

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...

Dual Purpose

You heard right, clown pants. That’s how one of my ex-bosses described the riding pants I used to own back then. While it would keep my bum safe if I got too close to the black top, it would certainly not keep me safe from ridicule. The same could be said of the kind of riding jackets or boots that we could have worn. You simply couldn’t have your cake and eat it too. You would have had to open yourself up to scorn and mockery when you decided to ride a motorcycle, because safety in the s...

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...

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

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

India 2.0 is a fresh start for India: Zac Hollis

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

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

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

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

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

Chinese automobile manufacturers strengthen their India foray

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

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

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

KIA to go full throttle in 2020

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

Production in the time of Coronavirus

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

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...

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

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

Nissan KICKS 2020 is here

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

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 ...

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...

Coming Soon (Cars)

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

Coming Soon (Bikes)

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

Rural green shoots for automakers as demand surges in June 2020

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

Nissan logo gets a minimalist makeover

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

Turbocharged petrol powertrains galore

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

Personal mobility takes center stage

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

Used cars to lead auto revival

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

White is the new black

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

Will GST rate cut on two wheelers bring festive cheer?

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

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

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

Ad World

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

It's raining discounts

With the festive season starting there is reason for customers to rejoice as both, car companies and banks, are ready with goody bags, to lure customers to loosen their purse strings. The sector which already saw signs of revival in the month of August may see some more traction during this festive season with discounts and offers pouring in. In September, Maruti Suzuki reported a 33.9%  sales growth as compared to September 2019. This buoyancy coincides with the benign interest rate ...

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 p