Here Are the Key Highlights of the Automobile Industry in 2015


It’s been, probably, the most eventful year for the automotive industry in India. We’ve always witnessed ups and downs in the market and this year too had a few of them but the beneficiary of everything – the rivalry, government plans or even recalls – has been the customer. We are, gradually, understand the rules … [Read more…]

Automakers take up ‘BS-VI by 2020′ challenge


NEW DELHI: Major automobile manufacturers on Thursday assured the government that they will produce BS-VI fuel compliant vehicles of new models from April 2020, but demanded that the government unveil a scrapping policy to phase out old vehicles and ensure that there are no policy flip-flops in shifting the clean fuel timeline due to pressure … [Read more…]

Mahindra KUV 100: Specs & feature comparison with its likely rivals


NEW DELHI: We are just 10 days away from what is a highly anticipated launch from Mahindra & Mahindra of KUV100, where ‘KUV’ stands for ‘Kool Utility Vehicle.’ While Mahindra calls it a compact SUV, it is expected to compete with the heavyweights in the hatchback segment. This would be only the second product ever … [Read more…]

Toyota’s new R&D company hires technical team


Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp’s research and development company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said it hired a team of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. The world’s top-selling automaker announced plans in November to set up TRI with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies such as self-driving cars. … [Read more…]

US auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December


DETROIT: Automakers on Tuesday reported strong US sales in December, indicating that 2015 would smash records, and most forecasters said the new year will be even better. General Motors Co said sales will end at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis for the year, topping the previous record of 17.35 million vehicles … [Read more…]

Renault domestic sales zoom over two-fold in December


NEW DELHI: Carmaker Renault India today said its domestic sales surged over two-fold last month to 10,292 units compared with 3,956 units sold in December last year. During the calender year, Renault India sold 53,847 units as against 44,849 units in the preceding year, registering a cumulative growth of 20.1 per cent. “With substantial efforts … [Read more…]

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2015


At first blush, November’s sales totals may not look too rosy. With the top seven automakers reporting numbers, sales increased just 1.8 percent over November 2014. But November 2014 was a tough act to follow: The industry landed its second best sales month of 2014 in annualized terms, according to Autodata Corp. News from:-