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Tata's future model strategy

18 Oct 2018 | Mike Vousden

Tata Motors is now seeing the benefits of having made investments in multiple new models. Its home market has contracted in recent months yet Tata sales have expanded for three months straight, including September. This comes at just the right moment for the company, as by contrast, its JLR division is in trouble in many markets.

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GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part of a strategy to focus activity where it turns a profit.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?

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Can new XUV300 keep Mahindra ahead of Tata?

14 Feb 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The Indian market's number three make, Mahindra, is a long way behind Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki. There is a battle going on for third place though, and now with the arrival of a SsangYong-based small SUV, M&M may pull away from Honda and Tata Motors.

Rane TRW opens new India safety products plant

13 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Rane TRW Steering Systems a joint venture of Rane Group with ZF, has opened a new facility for occupant safety products at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu in India.

BorgWarner opens expanded India facility

31 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has opened its expanded facility in Kakkalur, India. for engine and variable cam timing (VCT) systems.

Grammer and Allygrow open joint tech centre in India

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Grammer and Allygrow Technologies have set up up a joint venture in India to develop solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle industry.

Hyundai plans new plant for EVs in India

22 Jan 2019 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor plans to invest INR70bn (US$981m) in new vehicle production capacity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to reports citing local government officials.

Mahindra Electric launches Nemo Life, next-gen mobility app in India

18 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Mahindra Electric, part of the Mahindra Group, says it has launched the all new 'Next-Generation Mobility app' – Nemo Life. This announcement coincides with the completion of over 100m electric kilometres by Mahindra EVs on Indian roads.

Suzuki begins operations at Gujarat plant number-2 in India

18 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a 100% subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles in India, has completed construction of the Gujarat Plant Number-2, and has started production of the Swift.

Nissan inaugurates global digital hub in India

12 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan says it has opened a 'global digital hub' in India.

Tata mulling battery options for India consumers

10 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tata Motors says it has been evaluating ways to make battery provision cheaper for customers in India as the manufacturer looks to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles.

Groupe PSA and AVTEC open their first powertrain plant in India

23 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA and AVTEC (a CK Birla Group) have hosted the inauguration ceremony of their greenfield plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu.

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