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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...

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...

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...

Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020: A curtain raiser

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

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 pandemic blues, the news of Harley Davidson Motor Company “discontinuing its sales and manufacturing operations in India” sent shock waves through them. Now, even customers are clueless about their fate, and the road ahead seems rocky as they weigh their options whether to sell, cancel their bookings and/or hunt for alternate service ar...

Kicking the hornet's nest

The sub-400cc Retro motorcycle segment is hotting up with Honda deciding to enter this class by launching the H'ness CB350. It is the Japanese manufacturer’s first classic motorcycle in this division and it will go up against the likes of the segment leader, Royal Enfield, Benelli Imperiale 400, and Jawa. Let's take a closer look at these four motorcycles to find out what they have to offer. Honda H’ness CB350 Priced from INR 1.9 Lakh onwards, Ex-Showroom India, ...

Will Magnite be a game changer for Nissan?

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

Festive cheer for PVs in rural markets

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

JLR expect new launches to drive sales

Despite the pandemic fear looming large across the globe, auto major, Tata Motors surprised the street with its Jaguar Land Rover unit returning to profit in Q2FY21, reporting a significant improvement in positive cash flow in the quarter, as sales and revenue recovered from the impact of COVID-19 in Q1FY21, but remained below pre-pandemic levels from a year ago. Industry experts feel the positive trend is likely to continue as the company is planning a series of new launches in the coming qu...

Premium hatchbacks are the talk of the town

The premium hatchback segment comprises a massive chunk of India’s automobile sales. The transition from BS-IV emission norms to BS-VI has severely limited this segment’s diesel engine options barring the Tata Altroz and the recently launched all-new Hyundai i20. With Hyundai squaring off to challenge Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s crown with multiple engine options, here’s a closer look at all the premium hatchback options in the Indian market. Hyundai i20 The all-n...

Little deuce coupes of today

If you’re an HNI with good taste and are in the market for a new set of wheels, your car shopping, this festive season, just got simpler. This time around, ditch the usual and go after something that has been more aesthetically crafted. With exquisitely sloping rooflines and adrenalin pumping performance on offer, sedan coupes, though exorbitantly priced, are worth every bit of fun that they offer. Here’s what you should be checking out… Audi RS7 Launched at INR 1.94 Crores, e...

The Enticing Eight

"You've got to keep reinventing. You'll have new competitors. You'll have new customers all around you," said Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM and this couldn't be more apt for the sub-4-metre SUV segment. It was the summer of 2013 when Ford rolled out the EcoSport, which not only kick-started India's youngest and the most competitive segment, the compact SUV class, but also created a whole new set of customers. Fast forward to 2020 and the buyer is spoilt with choices wi...

Fast Cars

Certainly not practical or VFM (Value-For-Money) cars. In fact, they may not even be the best handlers out there, thanks to the additional weight of the folding roofs, but convertibles sure do make you feel like a million bucks. So, if you’re planning on acquiring a fancy set of wheels to paint the town red in, don’t buy yours until you’ve test driven these:  BMW Z4: The Z4 has always been a gorgeous looking roadster, but now it looks meaner, mature and has a ...

The Apprentice

Earlier this month, Avinash Taur, 21, won the Global Best Apprentice award instituted by the VW Group. Winning the award is a great achievement for me, he says, it “has boosted my confidence and faith in myself to give my best”. If it were not for the pandemic, I would have been in Germany to receive the award,” Taur tells TURN OF SPEED.    Growing up in Beed, a district located 350 kms from Pune, Avinash Taur’s favourite TV s...

Not without my father

A Father-daughter relationship is one of the most beautiful relationships in the world and when there is a bicycle thrown into the equation; you can be sure that it only provides further impetus to keep the wheels of this relationship turning even more smoothly and securely.  By May 2020, 15-year-old, Jyoti Kumari, had realized that her father, Mohan Paswan, who was recuperating from a knee surgery, performed at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, after a road accident, was in no posit...

Upcoming Cars in 2021

The year 2020 has been a topsy-turvy one due to the ongoing pandemic. But like they say, “there is light at the end of the tunnel,” and we are seeing that vis-a-vis the automobile manufacturers who are planning to kickstart 2021 with a slew of new car launches lined up. With so much positivity and promise, here is what you should be keeping an eye out for.  Audi A4 Audi is gearing up to launch one of their bestsellers, the A4, in January. The facelift sedan's front ...

What the Renault Kiger has in store

French manufacturer, Renault, has had its shares of ups and downs in India. While some of their vehicles such as the rebadged version of the Nissan Sunny, sold as Renault Scala, or more recently, the Koleos and the Captur failed to create any serious buzz in the market, Renault, did present India with some outstanding vehicles such as the Kwid, the Duster and more recently, the Triber. Now, after Triber’s success, Renault is hoping to re-create the magic with their all-new compact ...

Bienvenue Citroen!

After announcing its plans to enter the Indian market in 2019 and with the Coronavirus delaying Citroen’s official debut, the French manufacturer is all set to unveil the C5 Aircross  SUV on February 1, 2021. The SUV will be a completely knock-down (CKD) product and will be assembled at the company’s plant at Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. There is nothing radical about the C5 Aircross’ design, but at the same time it does have some attractive styling elements that mak...

Is Tata Altroz iTurbo special?

As Tata Motors’ first product, based on their ALFA architecture, the Altroz, turns one, the company, has marked the occasion by unveiling yet another variant, the new Altroz iTurbo.  On offer is a brand new colour – Harbour Blue – which will be available on all variants from Altroz XM and above and this should find a lot of takers. Besides, the iTurbo, also gets a contrasting black roof for two of their six trims, the XZ and XZ . The new Altroz iTurbo will c...

Industry Captains welcome budget proposals

The Union Budget presented by Nirmala Sitharaman is important as it is India’s first Post-Covid budget, after India entered a lockdown in March 2020, that has been considered one of the most stringent globally. Not only did this result in supply bottlenecks, travel restrictions, loss of jobs and livelihoods, but industry, virtually ground to a halt.  In the months leading up to the budget, there have been debates about whether a V-shaped recovery would take place, the need ...

Is the new Honda CB350RS a good buy?

Honda has added a new Scrambler styled CB350 to its Big Wing line up, the CB350 RS. It is the Second mid-size ‘Made in India for the World’ motorcycle in the CB Family. The RS is based on the Highness CB350 (Which has already sold 10,000 units since its launch), with the same cradle frame, telescopic suspension and engine which puts out 20bhp@5500 rpm and 30 Nm of torque. However, with revised ergonomics the RS is styled more like a Scrambler and looks more youthful but with the c...

Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a facelift

For all those who have been wanting to buy the Maruti Suzuki Swift, here’s some good news – the much loved hatch has now received a facelift. Considering the Swift has been hugely popular with Indian customers over the years, it has now been designed keeping in mind the evolved preferences of the modern day customer. The Swift now gets a new engine update, a few new features, some tech upgrades, and a few minor cosmetics changes as well.  Offered in six colour options, it ...

Sen and Sensibility

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

Govt’s vehicle scrappage policy promises plenty

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

VW set to turn the corner in 2021

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

Coming Soon: Hyundai Alcazar

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

7th Heaven Comfort

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

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

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

Middleweight Bout

Of late, the middle-weight street bike segment, has seen some action, with Honda first launching the CB650R and later Triumph joining the party with the Trident 660. Traditionally, this roadster class has been ruled by the Kawasaki Z650, but now it seems its crown is under serious threat from its traditional Japanese rival and the English challenger.  Interestingly, Kawasaki, only until a few months back, was the only two-wheeler manufacturer to offer an array of middle-weight mo...

Dual-purpose delight

The motorcycle market in India has never been so vibrant. It offers a range of sports bikes, street fighters, ADVs, cruisers and even Scramblers. In fact, the last category of bikes is quite niche in India. So, what makes a Scrambler different from other bikes? Simple. It is a dual-purpose motorcycle that you can ride for your daily commute and which also lets you unleash your free spirit when you hit the dirt trails. A Scrambler offers a higher ground clearance, gets taller shocks, tradition...

Is virtual retail a success in car buying?

Virtual retail is a success in car buying. Auto makers have witnessed significant traffic through their digital platforms, which in turn, has encouraged them to further invest and strengthen their presence there. With car buying now becoming both, a digital as well as a physical experience, auto retail, is seeing a massive digital transformation of not just the entire channel, but also of the dealer network.  Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Analyst, GlobalData says &ldq...

Forward Thinking

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

Let the battle begin

Skoda is all set to launch its first-ever Made-in-India SUV, the Kushaq. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India is hoping that it will make a serious dent in this highly competitive segment. Like Skoda, Volkswagen, too will soon enter this SUV segment for the first time with their Made-in-India vehicle, the Taigun. This segment consists of many key players and is unique not just in terms of price range as many of these vehicles overlap with others but also because of their size and dimensions. If w...

High Rollers

What happens when luxury SUVs become too bourgeois for one’s liking? Instead of mirroring one’s personality and standing out in the crowd, they simply blend in with everything else on the road. If you’re one of those privileged few who believe that they’ve become a victim of this wrongdoing, fret not, as you now have Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Range Rover, and the latest, the Mercedes-Maybach, that joins this elite club for the well-heeled. All these iconic badges offer ost...

Auto dealers cheer government’s MSME decision

Automotive dealerships that play a key role in the auto value chain were impacted during the pandemic due to declining sales, lockdown restrictions, and high finance and maintenance costs. No wonder the government’s recent announcement to include the retail and wholesale trade under the ambit of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been welcomed by the dealership fraternity who can now look ahead to availing the benefits and subsidies offered by the states to MSMEs.  ...

Maruti Suzuki launches online finance portal

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) customers can now finance their cars online, anywhere and anytime, with Maruti Suzuki Smart Finance. The new digital service has been made available for Arena and Nexa customers.  It is also available pan India and will cover a wide range of buyer profiles. Customers can access the platform on www.marutisuzuki.com and www.nexaexperience.com. Maruti Suzuki Smart Finance was rolled out in select cities as a pilot project in December 2020...

Power Couple

The Germans are back at it again and have come up with two all-new AMG sedans in India. The high-performance sedans, the AMG E 53 4MATIC and the E 63 S 4MATIC , are based on the best-selling E-Class sedan in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. With the two new AMGs on the block, Mercedes-Benz has now extended its AMG line-up to 11 cars.  Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC The E 53 4MATIC looks exquisite. It gets the elegant design of the E-Class and combines the sporty snippets of the AMG line. Th...

Spectator Sportage

Kia recently revealed the all-new Sportage which currently sits in its 5th generation guise. On this 5th-gen Sportage, which is based on a new platform, and has a more driver-centric design, Kia, has made numerous changes in order to further elevate the brand and take it to a whole new level. It sure seems like Kia is moving in the right direction.  Inspired by Kia’s new design language, Opposites United, the Sportage looks sharp and dominating. The front fascia of the Sportage ...

Tech Torque

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

Hi-5-Series

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

‘S’uperlative Class

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

MINI is MEGA!

Ready for some MINI surprises straight from the UK? MINI recently launched their triplets in India – the MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch. These quirky and fast hatchbacks will be imported into our country via the CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit) route. MINI Coopers are always known for their fun to drive character and cute yet stylish looks. The MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch deliver all that and mo...

Awesome Twosome

Nissan and Renault have both launched B-SUVs in India, the Magnite and the Kiger respectively. While Nissan has priced the Magnite from INR 5.59 lakh (prices ex-showroom), Renault has priced the Kiger from INR 5.45 lakh onwards. Both the compact SUVs are similar in several aspects, except for the different styling cues. Unlike the Toyota Glanza and Maruti Suzuki Baleno, both these compact SUVs have a distinctive feel and are not merely a rebadged version of the other.  Since both...

Ain't no mountain high enough

Jeep has introduced the new 2021 Wrangler in India, which now is almost INR 11 lakh cheaper than before. The new Wrangler is brought to India via the CKD (Completely  Knocked Down) route and is produced at the Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. This has led to the massive price drop of INR 53.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom). The Wrangler boasts two variants, the Unlimited variant comes in at INR 53.90 lakhs, while the Rubicon variant will set you back by INR 57.90 lakhs (both prices Ex-showroo...

Keep an eye out for the Mantis

  Orxa Energies unveiled India's first fully electric naked sports motorcycle, Mantis, at India Bike Week, in Goa, recently. From building battery packs to designing it, everything has been done in-house by their young team members and the bike sure has turned out to be a headturner.  TOS: Tell us about the Airbus Biz Lab Program and about graduating from it.  Ranjita Ravi: Airbus Bizlabs is the accelerator program of the global Aerospace giant. They...

MG ZS EV drives like a dream

MG Motor’s latest offering the ZS EV, which is already being sold in other global markets, comes into India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route, and seems to tick all the right boxes. It is a great size, and hopefully, when MG launches it, it will also be the right price, to take on competitors such as Hyundai Kona. Add to that the fact, that it enters the 300 kms plus range territory which buyers have now come to expect from most EV manufacturers while buying an EV this size. ...

Vasai’s Strom-R3 is headed to Vegas

Sipping coffee at a suburban café, Pratik Gupta, 37, Founder, Strom Motors, exhibits an unusual confidence in his voice. He begins the conversation with how ARAI and RTO approvals for their three-wheel personal mobility solution, Strom-R3, has led to a confidence return in the market, as makers relook at disrupting the automotive space with new category vehicles. "The need of the hour is to disrupt the market with quality and innovative EVs than wait for government incentives,&quo...

Mercedes-Benz India launches their ‘EQ’ brand

Mercedes-Benz India launched their ‘EQ’ brand in the country and with the launch of this brand, they will, (in all likelihood,) become the first luxury car manufacturer to bring “luxury electric motoring” to the country. Their EQ brand launch in India comes at a time when the Indian car market is gearing up to welcome a slew of EVs such as the Tata Nexon EV and the MG ZS EV, to name a few, however, these yet-to-be launched EVs do not offer luxury electric motoring as M...

Batterymate

MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, is only the second OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that has its own battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a joint venture with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer. The batteries are produced on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, where 36 Giga Hour battery plant is being built, and which once completed, will be the biggest EV battery plant in the world.  &ldq...

Anglian Omega Group forays into OEM biz, to target EVs

Anglian Omega Group, a leading Indian supplier of automotive parts, is entering the OEM business as it plans to launch its first electric vehicle, which is reportedly designed, developed and built by the in-house team of the company. Three-years in making, the company will soon launch the vehicle, which was displayed at the 15th Auto Expo held in Noida.  While providing more details on the launch and the go-to-market strategy, Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Anglian Omega Gr...

Batting for the battery

Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles, (C-BEEV), believes that times like these call for innovations, and says that all efforts must be directed towards fighting this pandemic to save society in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. Besides delving deep into batteries, she also discusses EVs and various aspects of building a standardised EV ecosystem. Read on… TOS: Will this pandemic slow down the transition process to E...

The rise of electric mobility

E-Scooters have come a long way. Once considered more of an eco-friendly concept than a practical option India now has several start-up companies who are trying to carve a niche for themselves. As a matter of fact, even major two-wheeler manufacturers are now wanting a slice of this pie. The demand for ‘high speed’ e-scooters has seen a steady rise in the last few years. The last financial year alone saw a sale of more than 24,000 e-scooters in India. High-speed e-scooters are tho...

Design Language

While nature in its absolute rawness is ingenious and has inspired design and engineering communities since ages, technology has helped mankind to innovate and achieve several remarkable feats by venturing into areas that were previously deemed inaccessible. Design is nothing but an ever-evolving transformative process that is aimed at addressing and defining problems in order to provide solutions that can empower lives and the ecosystem as a whole. Nature and technology when brought together...

Ironclad Plans

Meet Bangalore-based Suhas Rajkumar, 24, whose company Simple Energy, has been doing some ground-breaking work in the field of automotive design. Getting ready to launch a scooter followed by a motorcycle, Rajkumar, tells TURN OF SPEED about all that goes into a getting a product, right from envisaging it until it is manufactured and ready to be launched. TOS: You have a degree in Architecture and you have gone and created this scooter. How did the idea come a...

Leap of faith

Is Indian auto industry ready to take the EV leap? A million-dollar question that everyone wants an answer to! While we have witnessed isolated developments on setting up of electric mobility infrastructure in the country and the optimism of the industry to offer a new technology despite the first quarter overall sales of FY2020-21 at the lowest in 12 years due to the pandemic, auto experts believe it is not the time to race behind timelines but a crucial phase to build local capabilitie...

Delhi Govt plugs in: Launches EV policy

Delhi government on August 7th, 2020, announced its electric vehicle (EV) policy with the aim to boost economy, create new jobs, and control pollution in the national capital.  The Delhi government expects 25% of the new vehicles registered by 2024 to be EVs as opposed to the 0.2% currently. “With this EV policy, we have two purposes, one to give Delhi’s economy a boost and create job opportunities, and secondly, [to] further reduce pollution levels in the national ca...

Going into Detel

Detel, the company whose claim to fame has been the launch of affordable and pocket friendly products in the past such as the world’s most economical feature phone at INR 299 and the world’s most economical LED TV at INR 3999 has now forayed into the two-wheeler space with their latest product, Detel Easy, priced competitively at INR 19,999 GST.  With Detel Easy, what you get is an easy to use, low speed, low maintenance EV with contemporary design and quick charging tha...

We want to make ‘Made in India’ Lithium-ion batteries and Solar panels: Pankaj Dubey

Headquartered in the US, one and half year-old energy management services start-up – Power.Global is gearing up to set up base in India. The company has appointed ex-Polaris India head, Pankaj Dubey, as the Managing Director for India operations, and aims at hitting the market with its petrol and diesel conversion kits for two and three-wheelers first before it goes full throttle with the manufacturing of actively cooled lithium-ion batteries and solar panels in India.  TOS:&nbs...

Altroz electric to further boost TaMo’s position in EV space

Riding on the success of Nexon EV, Tata Motors will soon launch the electric variant of its premium small car, Altroz, in December this year. The move is expected to further enhance the company’s positioning in the EV space, where it already enjoys a market share of over 65 percent (Year-To-Date in FY21), owing to the consistent demand for Nexon EV SUV.  Replying to an email query by TURN OF SPEED, Tata Motors said, “We have the largest portfolio of EVs which includes...

The future is electric

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, tells TURN OF SPEED about its own battery technology, its powertrains, the EV revolution in India being led by two and three wheelers, and how it believes that India has a strong and stable policy in FAME. TOS: Tell us about the MESMA 48 platform. It is all the buzz, and is enabling so much at Mahindra Electric.  MB: Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture (MESMA) is India’s first electric architecture that has ...

Indian EV startups: A sweeping matrix

“The point of doing this is to just give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline,” said Elon Musk, when he unveiled Tesla Roadster 2. And coming from him, the line may as well be perceived as the direction that beckons the entire industry. However, the overarching goals of green technology – to conserve energy and protect the environment – remain work-in-progress. With a limited playing field, the industry has little empirical insights to assess their innovation. On one hand,...

Ather Energy: Charging Ahead

Two Mechanical Engineers from IIT-Madras (Batch of 2012) dreamt of building an energy company together and they did. “We’ve been calling ourselves Ather Energy since 2009,” says Tarun Mehta, Co-Founder, Ather Energy, about himself and his Co-Founder Swapnil Jain.  Around the time Mehta graduated, he had an idea about a battery pack for which he filed a patent. “That was a time when we were filing patents left, right and center. Each of us filed around six paten...

“Aesthetics arise from efficiency”: Marc Lichte

Q. Mr. Lichte, the wait will soon be over. Audi will introduce the e-tron GT on February 9. Is the presentation of such a model still exciting even after seven years of being the brand’s Head of Design? ML: The world premiere is a magic moment. That applies to the entire Audi Design team as well as to me personally. The presentation of a new car is the culmination of a development process that usually takes four years. It is a long road that involves a great ...

Elegant Quiet Comfort

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range (which consists of EQ-Boost – Electrified Combustion Vehicles, EQ Power – Plug-In Hybrids, and EQ – Electric Vehicles), represents Intelligent Electric Mobility. Little surprise then that at a time when the Indian government is batting hard for Electric Vehicles (EVs), they decided to bring in the EQC as the first model to launch their electric offensive with, in India.  The EQC 400 4MATIC’s design may not appeal to many who have ...

Living the Tesla life

Tess arrived on a beautiful sunny day in December 2018. Now, 25,000 miles later, I think I can pen down a few words about what it has been like living with the Tesla Model 3. Allow me to break it up into three simple categories – The Good, The Great, and The Glorious. If you are looking for something unbiased, maybe even a hard hitting review – tough luck.  The Good: The overall reported safety features of the car (Best in class), I would say, was the primary reason ...

5 reasons why Electric Vehicles are enticing

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

Young Turks come into power

At Ather Energy’s 123,000 sq, ft manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, where 90% production is localized, and where 110,000 scooters and 120,000 battery packs, with an investment of 635 Cr, will be built annually, things are shaping up beautifully. This is where two young turks are paving the way for a big change – for a cleaner and greener India as Indians gear up to leave behind their petrol and diesel vehicles and embrace Electric.  Founders, Tarun Mehta and ...

Talkin bout a Revolution

‘Space Age,’ ‘Quirky,’ ‘Savvy’ and ‘Intelligent’ are some of the words that best describe Ather Energy’s latest model, the 450X, which is not just a beautiful machine but one that is also big on Tech. What that translates as is a price tag that is slightly on the “steeper” side. But then, the 450X, is such a wild thing and so much fun that you can be assured of a really good time. We tell you why the 450X makes a strong case fo...

Different strokes for different folks

In conversation with Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO & MD, Greaves Cotton Ltd., who talks to us about being encouraged by Tamil Nadu's latest industrial policy, Ampere Electric's plans of manufacturing two wheelers for the affordable mobility bracket and their new manufacturing facility. TOS: Tamil Nadu has attracted a lot of investments in the EV space of late. Why has the state become such an attractive destination? NB:  Let me set a context to our journ...

Race to the Future

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

Fast and Furious

Electric vehicles have been around for a while, but in the last couple of years with the government pushing for greener mobility solutions, we are seeing a crop of new age EVs that offer state-of-the-art technology, luxury and even practicality. EVs have come a long way from looking like boxy cars to having an air of opulence that could give any internal combustion premium sedan or even a sports car a run for its money. Over a decade back when Tesla launched its first car, the Roadster, many ...

2 Fast 2 Furious

Everyone loves SUVs. They aren't just popular in India, but globally as well, and that is why it is the fastest-growing segment. Apart from their intimidating road presence, they are practical in terms of cabin space, raised ground clearance and high seating position. With all these pros comes the bulk weight which eats into its efficiency. The good news for SUV fans is that automobile manufacturers are taking a serious interest in all-electric powered SUVs and thanks to their taller stan...

2W EVs get a booster shot

Affordability of electric mobility has always remained a pain point for both the manufacturers and buyers. The recent amendment in the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) announced by the Department of Heavy Industry on June 11th, 2021, is expected to fast-track adoption of electric mobility in the two-wheeler space in the country, and provide much needed impetus, in terms of demand, to the segment.  According to the amendment...

Gujarat announces comprehensive EV Policy; aims to become EV hub

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

Pride and Joy

Despite the turbulent times faced by the automotive industry due to the pandemic, Wardwizard Innovations and Mobility Limited, manufacturers of electric two-wheeler, ‘Joy e-bike’ has been going full throttle and has no plans of slowing down. The company plans to launch three new two-wheelers this year, enter new export markets and segments, and expand their dealer network and manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated demand for electric two-wheelers in both, the Indian as ...

Maharahstra announces EV Policy 2021

The Maharashtra state government has announced a revised Electric Vehicle (EV) policy 2021 under which it is targeting a 10% penetration of EVs in the new vehicle registrations in the state by 2025. This includes at least 25% electrification of urban fleet aggregators in the e-commerce, delivery and logistics domains. In April next year, it aims to go all-electric for new government vehicles. In addition, the state government plans to electrify the public and last-mile delivery transport by 2...

OLA

The Ola electric scooter has been testing on Indian roads for quite some time now and the market is abuzz with talk about all that is going to be on offer. In fact, just a few days back, Ola created history by  becoming the most pre-booked scooter in the world! Crazy right? Not really. Afterall, Ola is building the World’s biggest scooter manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. You too can book yours through the company’s official website for a mere INR 499 and with so many b...