India Automobile News

Two-wheeler sales still under pressure, says SIAM
New Delhi , Feb 9 : Reacting on the two-wheelers sales post demonetization, which has seen improvement although the January sales were recorded negative, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Thursday said that the January two-wheelers sales registered a decline of -7.39 percent as compared to January last year. Read Full Story

Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers growth in 2016
Paris, Feb 8 : The Renault-Nissan Alliance on Wednesday said it delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. Read Full Story

Ducati passes 1000 motorcycle sales milestone in India
New Delhi , Feb 8 : Ducati India on Wednesday registered an 18 percent increase in sales during 2016, passing the significant milestone of 1000 Ducati's sold in India. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars reports operating profit of SEK11bn in 2016
Kolkata, Feb 8 : Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11.0bn compared to SEK6.6bn in 2015, as global sales hit a new record of 534,332 cars. Read Full Story

Hyundai launches new 2017 Grand i10
New Delhi [India], Feb.6 : Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country's second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched The New 2017 Grand i10. Read Full Story

BMW Group Brings the 13th BMW Art Car to India
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : BMW Group India presented the 13th BMW Art Car created by Italy's most renowned contemporary artist Sandro Chia. His creation will be exclusively exhibited from 2 to 5 February 2017 at the India Art Fair in New Delhi. Sandro Chia created the 13th Art Car for BMW in 1992 with the BMW M3 GTR which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars expands its network to 'Royal Rajasthan'
New Delhi , Feb. 1 : Swedish luxury car company Volvo Cars opened its first dealership in Jaipur on Wednesday. The new dealership is a progression of Volvo's network strategy and brand's vision to create unrivaled luxury destinations for its discerning customers. Read Full Story

Nissan India registers 63pc growth in January 2017
New Delhi, Jan 1 :Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. reported 4,346 units domestic sales in January 2017 against 2,668 units sold the same month a year ago. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki NEXA marks another milestone: 200th showroom inaugurated
Hyderabad, Jan 30 : Expanding its premium automotive experience, India's leading passenger vehicle maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Monday inaugurated its 200th NEXA Showroom in Hyderabad. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki announces price increase
Mumbai, Jan 28 : Car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Saturday announced a price increase ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 8,014 (Ex-Showroom - Delhi) across models. Read Full Story

Maruti launches VXi+ model in the WagonR family at Rs.4.70 onwards
New Delhi [India], Jan 27 : Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Friday announced the launch of an all-new VXi+ variant for its WagonR model at a price of 4.70 to 5.36 lacs Delhi Ex-showroom price. Read Full Story

Volvo S90 and V90 achieve top AEB Pedestrian safety ratings from Euro NCAP
New Delhi [India], Jan. 27 : The S90 and V90 results surpassed the best overall score of any model tested last year and now make Euro NCAP's top-3 best-ever performing cars all Volvos. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki expands best-selling WagonR family with a VXi+ variant
New Delhi, Jan 27 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India's leading passenger vehicle manufacturer, today announced the launch of an all-new VXi+ variant for India's most loved car, WagonR. Read Full Story

Tata Motors launches Hybrid and Electric buses
Pune/ Kolkata, Jan 25 : Tata Motors, one of the global top 10 truck and bus manufacturers, on Wednesday unleashed the future of mass public transportation at its Pune facility thus reiterating the company's commitment towards smart and green technology and mobility solutions. Read Full Story

TVS Motor Company Ltd's total revenue grew to Rs. 3239.55 Crores
New Delhi, Jan 24 : Two and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd on Tuesday said total revenue grew to Rs. 3239.55 Crores in the quarter ended December 2016 as against Rs. 3151.12 Crores recorded in the quarter ended December 2015. Read Full Story

Yamaha aims to hit one million sales with the newly launched FZ225
New Delhi , Jan. 24 : Yamaha Motors aims to achieve a sales target of one million, following up from last year's sale of 7.86lac two-wheelers. This target is to be met with the launch of the much-awaited FZ225, a 250cc sports bike in Delhi today. Read Full Story

Bridgestone's Ecopia EP150 tyres for Maruti Suzuki's latest model Ignis
New Delhi , Jan.24 : Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. today officially announced its 1st original equipment(OE) fitment for Ecopia - its fuel efficient and eco-friendly tyre range, with EP150 to be fitted in Maruti Suzuki's first premium urban compact vehicle Ignis. Read Full Story

Tata Motors announces April-December passenger car sales up by 18 pct
New Delhi , Jan 22 : Automotive manufacturing company Tata Motors Ltd. has announced a steady growth in 2016 despite demonetisation between April and December with a registered growth in its car sales with 17.5 percent. Read Full Story

Bridgestone India organises tyre safety check up camp with TCS to promote safe driving
New Delhi , Jan.19 :Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the world's largest tyre and rubber company, Bridgestone Corporation, has launched a nation-wide 'Tyre Safety Check-up Camp' with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to promote safe driving. Read Full Story

Tata Motors announces launch of 'Lifestyle Vehicle' Hexa
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Tata Motors on Wednesday announced the commercial launch of its 'lifestyle vehicle' - Hexa, a power-packed and feature loaded vehicle for those who have an active and dynamic lifestyle. Read Full Story

Nissan launches New 2017 Sunny in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Automaker Nissan on Tuesday announced the launch of the New Sunny 2017 in India. The New Sunny builds on the success of Nissan India's flagship sedan and will be available in dealerships across the country starting today. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki unveils IGNIS
New Delhi, Jan 13 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, launched the much awaited premium urban compact vehicle for the millennials, IGNIS here on Friday. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki expands NEXA portfolio, unveils IGNIS with prices starting at Rs 4.59 lakh
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Friday launched the urban compact vehicle for the millennials, IGNIS here. Read Full Story

Yamaha Motor releases compact high-speed modular YSM10
Iwata [Japan], Jan 11 : Yamaha Motor Corporation Ltd. On Wednesday announced that the new YSM10, compact high-speed modular surface mounter, will be available for purchase from February 1. Read Full Story

Overall domestic passenger vehicle sales dips 1.36 percent, according to SIAM
New Delhi, Jan. 10: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Tuesday released the data for the sales in auto industry and highlighted the decline of 1.36 percent in the overall domestic passenger vehicle sales compared to last year. Read Full Story

Discovery collaborates with Maruti Suzuki to celebrate journey across 29 states
New Delhi, Jan 6 : Discovery Channel in association with Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) organized an event in New Delhi to celebrate the culmination of its journey across 29 states. Read Full Story

Nissan CEO announces to deliver Zero-Emissions, Zero-Fatality Mobility
Las Vegas, Jan. 6 : In his 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote, Nissan Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced several technologies and partnerships as part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered, and integrated into wider society. Read Full Story

Tata Motors and Castrol sign global strategic partnership for commercial vehicle oils supply
Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 5 : Tata Motors and Castrol, on Thursday, announced the signing of a three-year strategic partnership agreement for supply of Commercial Vehicle Oils to Tata Motors globally. Read Full Story

Droom, Axis bank tie-up to provide quick loans on new and used cars
New Delhi , Jan 4 : India's pioneering online automobile transactional marketplace Droom has firmly entrenched its foothold as a complete eco-system for buyers to have an impeccable automobile owning experience. Read Full Story

Tata Motors introduces new Tata Xenon Yodha range of pick-ups
Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 3 : Tata Motors on Tuesday launched its first product of the year, the new Tata Xenon Yodha, in the presence of its newly appointed brand ambassador, Akshay Kumar. Read Full Story

SsangYong Motor's 2016 Sales Surpass 150,000 units in 14 Years
Seoul, Jan 3 : SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, on Tuesday announced that the company recorded its highest ever annual sales in 2016 in 14 years, posting a record-high monthly sales in December 2016. Read Full Story

Renault India registers sales of 11,244 units in December 2016
New Delhi, Jan 2 :Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, on Monday said it has registered a growth of 9.2pc with monthly sales of 11,244units in the month of December 2016 as against 10,292units in the corresponding month last year. Read Full Story

Tata Motors sales at 40,944 in December 2016, marks growth of 2pc
Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 2 : Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicle total sales (including exports) in December 2016 were at 40,944 vehicles, 2pc growth over 39,973 vehicles sold in December 2015. Read Full Story

Tata AutoComp completes acquisition of Titanx Engine Cooling
Gothenburg/Kolkata, Jan 2 : In line with its strategy of expanding globally and fortifying presence in the Cooling and Emission Control segments, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, a leading auto-component conglomerate, on Monday announced completion of the acquisition of TitanX - a leading global engine cooling supplier. Read Full Story

Nissan India's December 2016 sales up 21 percent
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. on Monday reported 3,711 domestic sales in December 2016, a 21 percent increase against 3,065 units sold the same month a year ago. Read Full Story

VE Commercial Vehicles reports 20 pct decline in December
New Delhi , Jan 2 : VE Commercial Vehicles on Monday reported a 19.9 percent decline in total sales in December at 4,048 units as compared with 5,063 units in the same period last year. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto Dec sales fall 22 pct to 2.25 lk units, exports down 27 pct
New Delhi , Jan 2 : Two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto on Monday announced a decelerated sharp fall in its sales for the second consecutive month in December. Read Full Story

Hyundai Motor India achieves domestic sales milestone of 5 lakh units in CY-16
New Delhi, Jan 2 : Hyundai Motor India, an auto exporter and second largest manufacturer, on Monday announced that it has first time achieved sales milestone of 5,00,537 units in CY 2016 registering a growth of 5.2 per cent. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki India sells 117,908 units in December
New Delhi, Jan 1 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, on Sunday declared they have sold a total of 117,908 units in December 2016. Read Full Story

Nissan India's December 2016 sales up 21 percent
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. on Monday reported 3,711 domestic sales in December 2016, a 21 percent increase against 3,065 units sold the same month a year ago. Read Full Story

Tata AutoComp completes acquisition of Titanx Engine Cooling
Gothenburg/Kolkata, Jan 2 : In line with its strategy of expanding globally and fortifying presence in the Cooling and Emission Control segments, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, a leading auto-component conglomerate, on Monday announced completion of the acquisition of TitanX - a leading global engine cooling supplier. Read Full Story

Tata Motors sales at 40,944 in December 2016, marks growth of 2pc
Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 2 : Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicle total sales (including exports) in December 2016 were at 40,944 vehicles, 2pc growth over 39,973 vehicles sold in December 2015. Read Full Story

Renault India registers sales of 11,244 units in December 2016
New Delhi, Jan 2 :Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, on Monday said it has registered a growth of 9.2pc with monthly sales of 11,244units in the month of December 2016 as against 10,292units in the corresponding month last year. Read Full Story

VE Commercial Vehicles reports 20 pct decline in December
New Delhi , Jan 2 : VE Commercial Vehicles on Monday reported a 19.9 percent decline in total sales in December at 4,048 units as compared with 5,063 units in the same period last year. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto Dec sales fall 22 pct to 2.25 lk units, exports down 27 pct
New Delhi , Jan 2 : Two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto on Monday announced a decelerated sharp fall in its sales for the second consecutive month in December. Read Full Story

Hyundai Motor India achieves domestic sales milestone of 5 lakh units in CY-16
New Delhi, Jan 2 : Hyundai Motor India, an auto exporter and second largest manufacturer, on Monday announced that it has first time achieved sales milestone of 5,00,537 units in CY 2016 registering a growth of 5.2 per cent. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki India sells 117,908 units in December
New Delhi, Jan 1 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, on Sunday declared they have sold a total of 117,908 units in December 2016. Read Full Story

Bajaj's Super EMI Festival: Last day of cashless shopping
Mumbai [India], Dec.19 : Bajaj Finance Ltd. (BFL), India's leading consumer finance lending company, today announced a Super EMI Festival to boost cashless, hassle-less, unlimited shopping. Read Full Story

MAN Trucks India launches latest lubricant range in partnership with Total Oil India
Pune, Dec.13: MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd., a 100 percent subsidiary of MAN Truck and Bus AG, Germany, the world's leading manufacturer of trucks and buses and Total Oil India Private Limited (TOIPL), a subsidiary of TOTAL S.A., France, today launched MAN Branded genuine lubricants exclusively for MAN vehicles in the Indian market. Read Full Story

MAN Trucks India unveils CLA EVO Range of HCV
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Dec.12: MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd., a 100 percent subsidiary of MAN Truck and Bus AG, Germany, the world's leading manufacturer of trucks and buses, today unveiled the CLA EVO range of heavy commercial vehicles. Read Full Story

Yamaha holds memorial ceremony for production of one millionth motorcycle
Iwata [Japan], Dec.1 : Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that local group company Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) has produced its one-millionth motorcycle today since the company's establishment. Read Full Story

Researchers come up with new theory for safe driving
Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 19 : Driver inattention is a major factor in traffic crash, but a new theory will help drivers to avoid accidents, say researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Read Full Story

This new car security device also acts as a women SOS app
New Delhi [India], Nov 16 : Women safety is a pain point for all Indians, with crime against women on the rise. As such we have seen a lot of emphasis given to SOS mobile apps, panic buttons and safety features that alarm your family if one is in trouble. Read Full Story

Hyundai launches global SUV 'The All New Tucson'
New Delhi [India], Nov 14 : Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country's leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched its Global SUV 'The All New Tucson - Born Dynamic' in India consolidating its SUV line-up for the aspirational Indian customers. Read Full Story

Centre mulls making airbags mandatory in all vehicles
New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 : The Centre is planning to make it mandatory for auto companies to provide rear view sensors or backup cameras, speed warning systems, airbags and child pedestrian system in all new vehicles from October 2017. Read Full Story

Honda breaks record with ten lakh unit sales this festive season
New Delhi [India],Nov. 3: Two wheeler maker Honda has announced setting up of new records by breaching 10 lakh retail sales for the first time in 2016 festive season. Read Full Story

Volvo records third quarter profit
New Delhi[India], Oct. 27 : Volvo Car Group, the premium car maker, has reported third quarter operating profit of SEK2,067m compared to SEK1,276m in the same period last year and a year-on-year increase in revenue to SEK41,1bn from SEK36.1bn previously. The operating margin raised from 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 to 5 per cent in 2016. Read Full Story

Honda strengthens its dealership network in India
New Delhi , Oct 25 : Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has announced another step closer to its customers with the inauguration of 900th Honda Authorized exclusive Dealership (HEADs). Read Full Story

MAN Trucks India hires Joerg Mommertz as Chairman, MD
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Joerg Mommertz has joined MAN Trucks India as Chairman and Managing Director with effect from October first. Read Full Story

Yamaha develops FAZER R, an unmanned helicopter for agriculture sector
Iwata [Japan], Oct.11 : Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new unmanned helicopter, the FAZER R. on sale from November 2016, this high-end industrial unmanned aircraft (commonly known as "drones") model is designed for the agricultural sector. Read Full Story


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