TVS Motor ropes in global veteran as design head

TVS Motor Co, one of India’s top motorcycle makers, said it appointed industry veteran Timothy Prentice as vice president in charge of design. Having started his career at Honda’s US-based R&D team, Prentice won the Red Dot award for designing electric motorcycle Mission R in 2010. Prentice has helped brands such as Triumph Motorcycles, Polaris, […]

Tata Motors sees record car sales, CV sales up for Eicher, TVS up 31%

Sales of Tata Motors passenger vehicles has almost doubled in January to 26,978 units from 13,894 units in January of last year — marking the highest ever monthly sales for the company. The previous high was in November, when it sold 23,617 passenger vehicles. The exact break-up of which models did how much in terms […]

Bajaj Auto rides pent-up demand, festive sales to record quarter

Bajaj Auto Ltd, one of India’s oldest two-wheeler makers, today reported its highest ever quarterly revenue, profit and volume numbers as consumers again loosened their purse strings with COVID-19 uncertainty receding into the background. Like most other companies in India, Bajaj Auto had taken a severe beating in the first quarter (Apr-Jun) due to COVID-19, […]

Hero MotoCorp reshuffles distribution in Nicaragua, Honduras

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, announced new expansion plans for the Central American markets of Nicaragua and Honduras after appointing new distributors there. It said it has ‘aggressive expansion plans’ for the two countries, and plans to launch its range of premium motorcycles in both countries and expand its network in these markets. […]

Auto sales limp back to normal in December 2020

Consumer-focused automakers, such as Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp, fared better than commercial vehicle makers, going by auto sales trends in December 2020. Maruti Suzuki, which accounts for around half the cars sold in India, was among the best performers, with a 20% jump in sales compared to December last year. The company sold 1.60 […]

Tata Motors to increase CV prices from January

Following automakers like Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Kia Motors, MG Motor and Renaut, Tata Motors too has announced a decision to increase vehicle prices from next month. However, unlike most others, Tata Motors will increase prices for commercial vehicles only, while leaving passenger vehicles alone for now. Around half of the […]

STEEL PRICES: Mahindra increases tractor prices, autos next?

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest makers of tractors, said it plans to increase the prices of its tractors from January 1 to offset increasing commodity prices. “Details of the price increase across different models will be communicated in due course,” it said. The move comes in the wake of record sales of tractors […]

NOVEMBER AUTO SALES: M&M sees uptick, tractor sales zoom

Mahindra & Mahindra reported its strongest growth yet in the COVID-19 era after sales in November surpassed expectations, with strong numbers coming in from the tractor department. The company reported a whopping 55% jump in tractor sales for November, compared to just 2% in October. Similarly, sales of utility vehicles such as XUV500 jumped 27% […]

Maruti launches car rental in Mumbai, Chennai & Gujarat

After launching car subscription services in Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune, India’s largest carmaker has brought the service to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The service will cost around Rs 14,690 per month in Gujarat for a Swift LXi for a four-year contract, excluding GST. In Chennai, it will cost Rs 15,196 […]

Ashok Leyland introduces VRS 2020 scheme

Ashok Leyland, which had introduced a voluntary retirement scheme and an employee separation scheme for its executives in August last year, has approved yet another VRS scheme this year. In a notification, the company said its directors “approved the introduction of Voluntary Retirement Scheme (“VRS”) for all eligible employees” of the company. The approval, it […]