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Europe’s largest motorcycle maker in terms of volume, in which Bajaj Auto has a significant stake, is aiming to nearly double output from India. It’s looking at 1.8-1.9 lakh units in the next three to five years with the country contributing 45% to its global sales. Austrian sports bike maker, which acquired Husqvarna brand a […]

A car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care. Big moment on the assembly line comes when two bulbous yellow tanks of hydrogen are rolled over and delicately fitted into each car’s underside.While much […]

UK automotive company MG Motor on Friday inaugurated its Rs 2000 cr manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, its first-ever in the country. With an initial capacity of 80,000 units per annum in the first phase, MG Motor India will roll-out its first product from the plant in 2019.State-of-the-art facility is spread over an area of […]

Indias largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today said it is working to come out with a separate retail channel to sell its premium products (150 cc and above). Company currently sells its bread and butter commuter bikes, including Splendor, HF Deluxe and Glamour, from over 6,000 dealerships in India along with its performance bikes together […]

Amara Raja Batteries LtdBSE 4.10 % (ARBL) is aiming to be a Rs 10,000-crore entity in the next 2-3 years as the Hyderabad-based company clocks a solid double-digit growth in its automotive segment, said a top company official. ARBL expects that its automotive segment will contribute around two-thirds of its overall sales in the next […]

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL), the wholly-owned two-wheeler arm of Suzuki Motor Corp, is considering setting up a new plant in the country that could entail a minimum investment of Rs 500 crore, said a top company official . SMIPL, which today launched its new 155cc cruiser model Intruder priced at Rs 98,340 (ex-showroom […]

Tata Motors’ British cash cow, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR, 45 per cent growth in Indian sales in the nine months from this January) is confident of maintaining the momentum, backed by new products. “The last nine months have been extremely well. Our new launches, the XE diesel and F-Pace, picked up the pace. With the […]

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is working on components of driverless car technologies. “We are actually working on components of driverless car. We are not hoping that the car will be running on Hyderabad roads without a driver,” IIIT-H director P J Narayanan told reporters.”But it is a problem that practically every good […]

With the upcoming Bharat Stage 6 emission norms to be enforced by 2020 and the implementation of corporate average fuel economy norms, Honda Cars India is betting on diesel and hybrid vehicles in a strategy that is contrarian to what its peers are doing in India. Company is planning to introduce hybrid version of its […]