FADA plans to take up issue of high inventory with SIAM

Automobile retailers’ apex body FADA on Friday voiced its concern on the high inventory level and said it is planning to take up the matter with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). At the third edition of the Finance and Insurance Summit 2024 here, Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association (FADA) President Manish Singhania also … Read more

M&M is wheeling big money into business. What is the plan?

India’s fourth-largest auto company, M&M, is shifting into a higher gear and pressing down on accelerator. It plans to fuel its business growth with an ambitious capital infusion plan. It will inject Rs 37,000 crore into its business, across different segments, over the next three years. A bigger part of this money will go into … Read more

Strong sales growth for entry-level two-wheelers in H2 of FY24; big relief for automakers

New Delhi: In a relief to automakers, sales of entry-level twowheelers — mostly bought by rural consumers — rose in strong double digits in the second half of FY24, underscoring a recovery in demand in this key consumer segment for the first time since the pandemic. The trend continued in April, driven by an improvement … Read more

Hero MotoCorp: Hero MotoCorp joins ONDC to provide accessible digital mode to customers

New Delhi: Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Monday said it has joined the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to enhance reach and convenience and provide an easily accessible digital mode to customers. The open network will initially offer two-wheeler parts, accessories and merchandise. Customers can easily discover ‘Hero Genuine Parts’ by using any buyer … Read more

Scrap your old car, save big on your next buy: Major offers announced across India

In what is expected to be significant boost for the govt’s efforts to speed up scrappage of old vehicles, as many as 21 states and UTs have announced some major concessions for car buyers who choose to scrap their cars, ToI reported on April 29.Under this offer, there will be a concession in motor vehicle … Read more

Maruti Suzuki: Maruti to broaden portfolio as hybrids outsell EVs: Shashank Srivastava

Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, says: “We could expect the month to end around the 375,000 mark for the industry, that should be about 11% growth over last year. March being the last month of the financial year, we are expecting industry sales to be about 42,35,000 or … Read more

Carmakers raise FY24 sales growth projection to 8.2%

New Delhi: The country’s car industry has for the second time revised upwards its growth projections for this fiscal to more than 8%, nearly twice the rate projected at the start of the year. Passenger vehicle sales in the local market are expected to grow by 8.1-8.2% to 4.23 million units in FY24, buoyed by … Read more

A mini industry spawns under the hood of a booming car market

Fuelled by rising disposable incomes, an influx of new sport-utility vehicles, and attractive loan rates, India’s car market is racing ahead. India’s passenger vehicle sales surged past 4 million units for the first-time ever in calendar year 2023. As per industry estimates, about 4.1 million passenger vehicles were sold in the last calendar year, an … Read more

China Plus One: Auto industry to invest $7 bn in 5 years to deepen parts localisation

Indian auto industry is set to invest up to $7 billion, or about Rs 58,000 crore, by FY28 to deepen localisation of advanced components from electric motors to automatic transmissions to reduce imports and capitalise on multinationals’ ‘China Plus One’ sourcing strategy. Automakers and their suppliers are likely to make this investment between FY24 and … Read more

‘Boycott Tesla’ Super Bowl ads target self-driving technology

A pair of Super Bowl ads went after Tesla’s self-driving technology on Sunday, asking viewers to boycott the company and claiming that its vehicles are unsafe. The Dawn Project’s ads follow a 2023 Super Bowl ad campaign, which featured an Autopilot-driven Tesla mowing down child-sized dummies in a parking lot.  “Here’s what Elon Musk doesn’t … Read more