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ANALYSIS - Could Mahindra become India's Jeep?

20 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

India's third largest vehicle maker by domestic sales volume is steadily moving away from cars, concentrating instead on crossovers and SUVs. The same strategy applies to SsangYong Motor in which it has a majority holding. The firms are also steadily working towards integrating not only powertrains and architectures, but are collaborating on EVs too.

Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

15 Sep 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.

ANALYSIS - Tata Motors' future models under the microscope

4 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

After the disappointment of the Nano and a series of underwhelming subsequent new vehicle releases, Tata Motors seemed to lose its way. Now, thanks to the success of the Tiago small car and a record overall Indian market for new passenger vehicles in the first half of 2017, Tata is firmly on the comeback trail and has even pushed the mighty Toyota down to sixth place. But will it be able to achieve its stated goal of becoming number three by 2019?

Will GM regret the shrinking of Chevrolet?

18 Jul 2017 | Dave Leggett

GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part of a strategy to focus activity where it turns a profit. There's a clear short-term benefit to the bottom line, but will it be regretted in the long-term as rivals are left to exploit new opportunities in emerging markets?

Automotive market is 'polarising' - Anand Mahindra

3 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

The world's automotive market is drifting towards two separate poles according to Anand Mahindra, the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group.

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Mahindra & Mahindra and LG Chem team on Li-ion battery technology

28 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mahindra & Mahindra and LG Chem are to collaborate in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology.

Mahindra investing in Zoomcar India

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mahindra and Mahindra is to invest in Zoomcar India, with the INR1.76bn financing constituting around a 16% stake.

Eicher introduces Skyline Pro E bus in India

13 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, has introduced Zero Emission Smart Electric Buses to India. 

Honda India wants market share boost

8 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Faced with falling market share, Honda's Indian unit plans a doubling of its slice of the pie within a few years.

2018 New Delhi Auto Expo - world debuts

8 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo.

Toyota plans 'global' cars for India

7 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

It appears the days of 'emerging market' Toyotas may be numbered.

Ford India revives Freestyle nameplate for smaller model

31 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford India has launched the Freestyle, which it bills as a compact utility vehicle (CUV).

Apollo Tyres builds new manufacturing facility in India

11 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Apollo Tyres has laid the foundation stone for its new India manufacturing plant in Chinnapanduru village, Chittoor district, in Andhra Pradesh State.

Maxion Wheels to build new aluminium wheel plant in India

9 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Maxion Wheels has formed a new legal entity, Maxion Wheels Aluminium India Private Limited, as a step in its plan to develop and produce up to 4m light vehicle aluminium wheels annually in the country.

JLR India sales surge 49% in 2017

5 Jan 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Jaguar Land Rover India says it grew 49% in volume for calendar year 2017, with a total of 3,954 units sold.

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