CIA’s requests to govt ahead of GST meet

The second Covid wave has wiped over 40 per cent of MSMEs involved in various sectors such as tourism, gym, salons and spas, hospitality, automobile, real estate, electronics, general engineering fabricators, transporters, media and press, architects, consultants and many more, said K E Raghunathan, convenor of Consortium of Indian Associations. Continue Reading

Volvo bats for safer cars with XC40 SUV

Volvo Cars announced that it is not just launching its first fully electric car but also introducing one of the safest cars on the road, despite a fresh set of challenges presented by the absence of an internal combustion engine. Continue Reading

Ashok Leyland to observe non-working days

Ashok Leyland reported a 28 per cent decline in total sales at 10,927 vehicles in July as against 15,199 units in the same month last year. Continue Reading

Hero plants to remain shut till 18 Aug

The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today said its manufacturing plants have been shut for four days till 18 August as part of annual routine and also to adjust production in line with current market demand.
In a regulatory filing, Hero MotoCorp said its manufacturing facilities will be closed from 15 to 18 August.
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PV output down 13.18% as major auto cos cut production

Passenger vehicles production in India was down 13.18 per cent in April-July this fiscal with top manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Ford, Toyota and Honda reducing output massively. Continue Reading

Volvo Car India clocks 11% growth in first half of 2019

Volvo Car India registered a 11 per cent increase in sales in the first half of 2019. The company sold 1159 units between January to June 2019 against 1044 units in January to June 2018. Sales contribution from Mini Metros and Tier-I towns and a good demand for the SUV range aided the growth, said a press release. Continue Reading

Auto companies display latest tech advancements at AES

The 12th edition of Automotive Engineering Show (AES) that is ongoing in Chennai has seen some of the biggest names from the industry demonstrating technical advancements. Continue Reading

Auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo enters Chennai

With a fleet of over 50,000 autos and taxis on-road, across 50+ cities Jugnoo aims to expand its services in various cities across the country, said the release, adding that users can avail 50 per cent cashback on first five rides Continue Reading

Emission regulations by gov forces automakers to make heavier vehicles

Government’s the world over have been pushing carmakers to adhere to their ridiculous norms that are rather counter-intuitive and end up becoming counter-productive in due course. Emissions regulations for example, have made cars and bikes less polluting, but have also made them heavier and hence nullifying the overall effect. That is because in the real world, things work differently. Maybe that is why manufacturers are finding ways to make their cars faster and more powerful, despite the apparent increase in weight. Yet, they fall short in some aspects and that takes away what forms the crux of a real sportscar – the driving experience. Continue Reading