Automobile manufacturers experience muted export growth

Adding to the domestic woes of automobile manufacturers along with their component vendors, their export market has also remained depressed, in sync with other key engineering export items from the country, an EEPC India analysis has shown. Automobiles, comprising motor vehicles/cars , two/three wheelers and auto parts and components, showed a decline of 3.82 per cent in July, 2019 over the same month last […]


HMSI to roll out BS-VI Activa by September end

Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) will roll out their BS-VI compliant two-wheeler, Activa 125 by September end, says YS Guleria, SVP, HMSI on the sidelines of ETAuto Retail Forum in New Delhi. Discussing the preparation for BS-VI roll out, Guleria underlines that the models have gone under production and testing, and will be out within the next 30 days. The BS-VI […]

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Hyundai leads UV segment in July with sale of 16,234 units

Hyundai Motor India sold over 16,200 units in the utility vehicle segment in July to take a lead over Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), which have for long dominated the vertical. Last month, Hyundai sold a total of 16,234 units of Creta, Venue, Tucson and Kona Electric, while in comparison M&M sold 16,003 utility vehicles (UVs). M&M sells […]


EmbraerX presents latest flying car in Washington

EmbraerX has unveiled a new electric flying vehicle concept during the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, DC. The event convenes a global community of manufacturers, investors, policymakers, and government officials, all working to make the urban aerial ridesharing vision a reality. The aircraft concept, with electric vertical take-off and landing capability, known as eVTOL, is part of the EmbraerX multi-project […]


Maruti cuts vehicle production by around 21% in March

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) cut vehicle production by around 21 per cent across its factories in March due to subdued demand. The auto major produced a total of 1,36,201 units in March, including Super Carry LCV, down 20.9 per cent from 1,72,195 units in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing. The production […]


Honda closing UK car plant in 2022

Japanese car maker Honda is set to announce it’s closing its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs, a lawmaker told Reuters, in the latest blow to the UK car industry as Brexit approaches. A closure of Honda’s Swindon factory in southern England would be its second plant shuttering in 2022. The automaker said more than a year ago […]


Toyota: Suzuki cars out in India by 2022

In what could turn into a mega partnership in the global automotive industry, Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor have agreed to take concrete steps toward sharing more models, vehicle architectures and electrified vehicle technology. The discussion between the Japanese automakers is on three major subjects: sharing of electrified vehicle technology including Toyota’s patented hybrid vehicle systems, sharing of Suzuki’s compact vehicle architecture […]


Hyundai, Kia invest USD 300 mn in Ola for EVs, smart mobility solutions

Korean automobile major Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia have together invested USD 300 million in ride-hailing company Ola to jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets. Under the partnership, the three companies will also aim to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure customised for Indian market, the companies said in joint statement Tuesday. “India is the centrepiece of Hyundai […]


New Europcar campaign launches in UK

Self-confessed car enthusiast, Gaby Roslin, has become the face of a digital marketing campaign for Europcar set to debut this month. The campaign is designed to launch the new Long Term Flex service from the car rental giant. Experiential agency, Launch, is driving the campaign, as well as drawing on consumer research. It will be supported by a social media […]