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Discounts up to Rs 5 lakh on Honda cars, SUVs



 Four Shared Mobility Stalwarts  Inducted to WAF Global Hall of Fame

Top Shared Mobility Experts inducted in the coveted WAF Global Hall of Fame. 

Inductees : 

1. Anil Srivastava, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog
2. Sandeep Gambhir, MD & CEO Orix Leasing and Infrastructure
3. Rajiv K Vij – MD & CEO Carzonrent India
4. Rajesh Loomba – MD & CEO – Eco Rent aCar

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India-spec MG ZS EV to be revealed on December 5



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Toyota announces $1.8 billion share buyback after strong second-quarter

Toyota Motor Corp plans a $1.8 billion share buyback, Japan’s biggest automaker said on Thursday, after beating quarterly forecasts on higher global vehicle sales and an improved performance in North America. Read Full Story.

Germany increases EV incentives to stimulate demand

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and German automakers agreed to increase cash incentives for electric cars as they attempt to accelerate the transition away from the combustion engine.

A so-called “Environment Bonus” for battery-powered cars priced up to 40,000 euros will be raised by half to as much as 6,000 euros ($6,680) per vehicle and the auto industry will continue to cover half the cost. Read Full Story

Mitsubishi Motors slashes full-year profit forecast by $550 million

Mitsubishi Motors slashed its annual profit and sales outlook, becoming the latest Japanese automaker hit by sputtering global demand and a stronger yen.

Operating profit for the fiscal year through March 2020 will be 30 billion yen ($275 million) instead of 90 billion yen, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Read Full Story

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What slowdown? Mercedes sold 600 luxury cars in just one day



Four Automotive Legal Stalwarts Inducted to WAF Global Hall of Fame

Top Automotive Legal Stalwarts inducted in the coveted WAF Global Hall of Fame. 

1. Manjaree Chowdhary ED & GC, Maruti Suzuki India
2. Dr Sanjeev Gemawat Group GC Dalmia Group
3. Dr Akhil Prasad Country Counsel, Boeing India
4. Vineet Agarwal GC BMW India. Watch Ceremony Video



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European labor unions fret about jobs in Fiat Chrysler-PSA deal

The deal has stirred concerns in Germany and Britain where plants making Opel and Vauxhall cars have seen jobs cut in recent year as part of a cost-cutting drive pushed by PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, who will also lead the merged company.

Securing support from Europe’s powerful trade unions will be critical for the merged company, which will employ more than 400,000 staff and operate hundreds of factories worldwide. Read Full Story.

UK’s September car production hit by weak overseas demand, Brexit

“Another bitterly disappointing month reflects domestic and international market contraction,” SMMT CEO Mike Hawes said in a release. “Most worrying of all though is the continued threat of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, something that has caused international investment to stall and cost UK operations hundreds of millions of pounds.”

Nissan, Toyota and Honda are among automakers that build cars in the UK, along with BMW Group’s Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, Volkswagen Group’s Bentley, Tata’s Jaguar Land Rover and the PSA-owned Vauxhall unit. Read Full Story

Tesla’s 2,000th supercharger in mainland China installed in Shanghai

US electric car maker Tesla said on October 30 the 2,000th supercharger in mainland China was installed at a commercial area in Shanghai

Tesla has unveiled V3 supercharger by which a Model 3 long range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles (120km) of charge in 5 minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles (1600km) per hour. Tesla says V3 supercharging shall reduce charging time by an average of 50% Read Full Story

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Maruti Suzuki defers EV plan, says will not launch Wagon R EV in 2020



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Not Mahindra or Tata, Hyundai Kona is the EV of choice for Govt



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Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap – gas for electric

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats’ climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

Schumer’s rebate proposal late Thursday joins a mix of trillion- and multitrillion-dollar programs that Democratic presidential candidates have outlined to urgently cut oil, gas and coal emissions, as climate change weighs as an issue in the 2020 campaigns. Read Full Story.

Renault chairman vows to get Nissan alliance back on track next year

The Renault-Nissan partnership was rocked by former alliance boss Carlos Ghosn’s arrest in Tokyo almost a year ago on financial misconduct charges, which he denies.

The two firms are still trying to repair relations, including through recent management overhauls, to focus again on combined efforts to cut costs and invest in new technologies – among the pressing issues thrown into sharp relief by a Renault profit warning last week. Read Full Story

Ford cuts full-year profit outlook as third-quarter profit dips

Ford Motor Co this week cut its forecast for operating profit for the year after a disappointing third quarter that Chief Executive Jim Hackett blamed on higher warranty costs, bigger discounts and weaker than expected performance in China.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker still faces the prospect of negotiating a new four-year labor agreement with the United Auto Workers following the union’s more than month-long strike against General Motors Co, which cost GM about $2 billion according to analysts. Read Full Story

To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

They are betting such EVs are best-placed for Japan’s narrow streets, cramped parking spaces and rapidly ageing society, and that the vehicles will eventually catch on globally too as the elderly population grows. But the jury is still out on whether these vehicles will work overseas.

As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible. Read Full Story

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Open to partnerships for JLR, but no plans to sell it: Chandrasekaran



Simple Mantras for Effective IP Protection in Automotive – Stuti Dhyani, Saikrishna & Associates
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WORLD AUTO NEWS

What has BMW done to keep up with “China Speed”?

Automakers are taking the fast lane to an exciting tomorrow. Notably, in China, the world’s largest auto market where “China speed” has been highlighted numerous times,

As of September, 2019, Chinese auto market has faced year-on-year sales drop for 15 consecutive months, but the German auto giant still performed against the general cooling trend with its Jan.-Sept. China deliveries jumping 14.4% from a year ago. It is worth mentioning that the group (including Mini brand) hasn’t posted negative growth so far this year. Read Full Story.

Fiat Chrysler faces $79 million U.S. penalty for fuel economy shortfall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a $79 million U.S. civil penalty for failing to meet 2017 fuel economy requirements, the automaker confirmed Wednesday.

FCA  automaker paid $77.3 million last year for a 2016 model year fuel-economy shortfall and a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday the company has received a letter on the 2017 penalty and has 60 days to respond. Read Full Story

Citroen to get former Mitusbishi exec Cobee as new CEO, sources say

PSA Group’s Citroen brand plans to reshuffle its leadership, with Mitsubishi’s former head of production, Vincent Cobee, replacing the brand’s current boss Linda Jackson, company sources said.

Cobee left Mitsubishi in April as part of a wider shuffle among the top ranks at Nissan and Mitsubishi in the wake of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn last November. Read Full Story

Renault Australia : “Every Model New or Updated by End of 2020”

French carmaker Renault is about to jump start its Australian operations yet again – but this time the company will be boosted by the newest model range in the industry. In the space of just 12 months Renault’s line-up will be comprised of completely new or updated models.

Some will be here before the end of this year. The all-new Renault Kadjar compact SUV and updated Renault Koleos mid-sized SUV are due in showrooms next month. Read Full Story

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VW Group merges its India entities


“India needs Battery Swapping to be a leading global EV Player even if it didn’t work much elsewhere”, says Chetan Maini, Vice Chairman Sun Mobility,

in conversation with Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto ForumWatch Video



Mercedes-Benz India Delivers Over 200 Cars On Dussehra & Navratri

 

Auto sector divided on demand for BS-IV commercial vehicles in FY20



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Arm joins with GM, Toyota to find common ground on car chips

Arm Holdings, the British chip technology firm owned by Japan’s Softbank Group Corp, is joining with automakers General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp to establish common computing systems for self-driving cars, an effort the companies hope will speed development of the technology.

The group’s first task will be to establish a common computing architecture. That effort aims to make it easier for car companies to write software that will work on chips from different vendors, similar to how Microsoft Corp Windows-based software works on processors from Intel Corp or Advanced Micro Devices Inc.. Read Full Story.

Nissan appoints Makoto Uchida as new CEO, Ashwani Gupta as COO

The new appointments come as part of a major restructuring to the brand’s top management in the wake of recent scandals.

The company’s board of directors appointed Makoto Uchida, current Nissan senior vice-president and president of the Dongfeng Motor Corporation, as representative executive officer and chief executive officer of Nissan.

Additionally, the board appointed current Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s COO, Ashwani Gupta, the position of representative executive officer and chief operating officer of Nissan.

Jun Seki, Nissan’s senior vice-president, has been appointed vice-COO and will report to Gupta.

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VW increases stockpiles of cars in Britain ahead of Brexit

Volkswagen Group has increased stockpiles of cars in Britain as politicians struggle to agree on the terms of the country’s departure from the European Union ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline.

The potential for a disorderly “no-deal” Brexit and concerns about future trading relations, are forcing companies to take measures to mitigate the impact of potential tariffs.

VW was the UK’s second best-selling brand in the first nine months with sales of 157,040, down 0.5 percent, behind Ford at No. 1 with 188,124 sales, down 9 percent, according to industry association SMMT. Total UK new-car registrations were down 2.5 percent to 1.86 million during the period. Read Full Story

New Thyssenkrupp CEO prepares ground for major job cuts

Thyssenkrupp previously said it would cut 6,000 of the group’s 162,000 jobs, a step seen by sources familiar with the matter as insufficient to improve the group’s cost structure. Deutsche Bank for example, has announced 18,000 cuts, out of a total of 92,000 jobs.

New Thyssenkrupp chief executive Martina Merz recently paved the way for deeper job cuts at the ailing conglomerate, telling employees in an internal memo such a step was necessary for a much-needed turnaround.Read Full Story

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Why couldn’t GM go the Ford Way at India ?



“We dont run on Wholesale Nos. Retail is what we solely discuss,” says Rajeev Chaba, President & MD MG Motors India in conversation with Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum. Watch Video


Team India Finalised For International BMW GS Trophy 2020

Since 2018, BMW Motorrad India been hosting an annual two-day event in Goa for owners GS range of motorcycles.

The event acts as a qualifier for BMW’s prestigious GS Trophy where the competition as well as the event is as tough as its GS range of off-road motorcycles.

For 2020, the International GS Trophy is going to be held in New Zealand, and the trio of HK Naik, Shakeel Basha and V Sathyananth has been selected to represent Team India. Read Full Story



WORLD AUTO NEWS

Nissan CEO candidates interviewed by Renault chairman, report says

Nissan has narrowed candidates for its CEO to three Renault-Nissan veterans.

Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard spoke with the candidates in person in Paris or via TV conference, the people said.

Two of the candidates are Japanese company veterans — Nissan’s acting CEO Yasuhiro Yamauchi and former Nissan China chief Jun Seki.

They are seen as the frontrunners. But Nissan’s board and Renault have kept up dialogue with Indian-born Ashwani Gupta, who joined Renault in 2006 in India as a purchasing manager, and was sent this year to Mitsubishi Motors Corp as chief operating officer. Read Full Story

 

Tesla aims to start China production this month, report says

Tesla’s China factory aims to start production this month but it is unclear when it will meet year-end production targets due to uncertainties around orders, labor and suppliers, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

The U.S. electric vehicle maker aims to produce at least 1,000 Model 3s a week from the new factory by the end of this year, the centerpiece of its ambitions to boost sales in the world’s biggest auto market and avoid higher import tariffs imposed on U.S. cars. Read Full Story

Bentley celebrates its centennial with special gear, new lineup

Bentley, the British ultraluxury brand that turned 100 this year, has a slew of products to commemorate the milestone.

They include pens that start at more than $500, sunglasses for $895 and even a set of golf clubs that costs as much as a small sedan.

And for a customer base that can afford to spend $500 on a pen instead of a car payment, Bentley has a number of new vehicles after a dry spell for the brand in the key U.S. market. Read Full Story

Pick-up trucks remain mainstay for Detroit Three in third quarter

The Big Three U.S. automakers on Wednesday reported a rise in sales of pick-up trucks for the third quarter as lower interest rates boosted demand in an otherwise sluggish auto market. Read Full Story

Australian car sales slump again in September as banks tighten lending

New car sales in Australia fell for the 18th consecutive month in September, suggesting back-to-back interest rate cuts in June and July had failed to lift consumer spending as banks contain their lending.

Data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) on Thursday showed total sales for September skidded nearly 7% to 88,181 vehicles from a year earlier. For January-September were down about 8% from the same period in 2018.

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This Dussehra, Lets Crush these 10 Heads of Bad Habits

This Dussehra, Lets Crush these 10 Heads of Bad Habits

There cant be a better day and a better way to end these 10 Bad Habits which severely influence our Safety. 

by Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum

 

1.Drunk Driving 

What can be more irresponsible and Loss- Loss than Drunk Driving . You endanger your own life and also of the innocent fellow commuter on the road. Do we also add Homeless the People on the Pavement ? In the age of a Cab coming over in minutes and charging lesser than the Fuel + Alcohol Expense, it makes even a sound Business case if saving lives was unconvincing.

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Jury Rounds for 7th WAF Awards held at IIT Delhi & FICCI

Jury Rounds for 7th WAF Awards held at IIT Delhi & FICCI

An Award which is more of an Elimination than a Selection. Running Successfully in its 7th Edition.

Powered by Quadruple Elimination Process. Research by IIT Delhi.

Ladies & Gentlemen presenting the Hon’ble Jury of 7th World Auto Forum Awards for Auto Makers CXOs.

Q: Why is the WAF Award one of the toughest to win and why is it so aspirational ?

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Why couldn’t GM go the Ford Way at India ?

Why couldn’t GM go the Ford Way at India ?

by Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum

 ( 1 Min Read )

– Ford entered India with a JV with M&M in 1995.

– Ford comes full circle after spending US$2 billion in 24 Years and earning 3% Market Share in Indian Market. 

– General Motors (GM ) re-entered India an year before with a JV with HM in 1994. 

– Was GM India’s exit from domestic market a classic board room Knee jerk ? 

– Is the Ford Way More Prudent & Win-Win  ?

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Moments from India Shared Mobility Summit

FSSAI like Road Safety Body & Aadhaar 2.0 Need of the Hour | The Auto World This Week

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Shared Mobility Mantras for increasing earnings & Customer Loyalty by Rajiv Vij MD & CEO- Carzonrent India

Mr Vij is a Seasoned and an extremely Successful Mobility Professional. He recently got inducted at the Hall of Fame at World Auto Forum for his contributions to Shared Mobility at India and the world

FSSAI Like Road Safety Body & Aadhaar 2.0 can reduce Road Fatalities by Half

Even a Tomato Ketchup Sachet can’t be made in the Country without an FSSAI license.

Authorities & Contractors can make, change, alter roads, flyovers, intersections and the related installations without any approval from any Central Safety Authority.

Buy Tata Nexon, Tiago or Tigor, Get a Free Honda Activa Scooter: A Bid to Beat Slowdown

Yes, you read that right. Tata Nexon, Tata Tiago and Tigor are being sold with a free Honda scooter like the Honda Activa and the Honda Grazia.



Investors in Ashok Leyland pin their hopes on scrappage policy

Given Leyland’s revenue and profits accrue mainly from trucks, the positive impact of replacement demand would be significant

Uber to offer accidental insurance to ridersUber riders will be insured for up to Rs 5 lakh in case of accidental death or disability and up to Rs 2 lakh for hospitalisation, including an OPD benefit of up to Rs 50,000
Uber partners with Bharti AXA to provide insurance to car rides and with Tata AIG for auto and moto rides



WORLD AUTO NEWS

Ghosn’s wife says he may not get fair trial in Japan

“I think my husband doesn’t look like he is going to get a fair trial, the way they are behaving, the way that they are treating him compared to Japanese like Saikawa,” said, Carole Ghosn, the wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, referring to former Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa.

Toyota deepens Japan partnerships with Subaru stake boost

Toyota Motor Corp will raise its stake in Subaru Corp to 20% from around 17%, the two Japanese automakers said on Friday, as they leverage their scale to better compete in developing new vehicle technologies.

Jaguar Land Rover to stop output at UK factories for a week due to Brexit

Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will halt production at its British factories for a week in November, its boss said on Thursday, joining BMW and Toyota in plans to help mitigate any immediate disruption from a no-deal Brexit.

Maserati’s First Electrified Model To Roll Out In 2020

Maserati will introduce its first electrified model in 2020 which will be a Maserati Ghibli Hybrid. It will be manufactured at the Modena plant where the company is significantly upgrading the production line.

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Is the future of Shared Mobility, 100% Electric? How would EV and ICE Harmonise?

When you have Top Reps from Auto Makers, EV Entrepreneurs, ICE Fleet Owners, Top Scientist on a panel, the discussion can only be “INTENSE & INSIGHTFUL”

Tata Motors announces all-new powertrain tech for future electric vehicles

The Ziptron technology comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor along with a dust and water proof lithium-ion battery system….

Maruti chairman says millennials want gadgets over cars



MG EZS teased, electric vehicle to be launched in December 2019  

MG EZS is expected to be powered by a 44.5 kWh, water-cooled lithium-ion battery. It will have a range of approximately 262 km from a single charge (WLTP cycle).



WORLD AUTO NEWS

Would BMW acquire Jaguar Land Rover from Tata Motors ? 

“BMW is overcapitalized and awash with cash. JLR is severely challenged, both operationally and financially, but could massively lower both its fixed and variable costs under the wing of a bigger partner…”

Trump administration bars California from requiring cleaner cars

President Donald Trump’s administration said on Thursday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards ….

Why Asia’s biggest economies are backing hydrogen fuel cell cars

Critics argue FCVs may never amount to more than a niche technology. But proponents counter hydrogen is the cleanest energy source for autos available and that with time and more refueling infrastructure, it will gain acceptance.

Former British Leyland chief Edwardes dies at age 88

The South African-born executive was appointed chairman of the partially nationalized UK group, which included the Austin, Morris, Rover, Jaguar and Triumph brands

Frankfurt hits and misses

At the 2019 Frankfurt auto show’s press days, one abacus was required to tally the plethora of new battery-electric concepts and production cars, and another was needed to count the vacant exhibit halls and missing brands from what was once one of the world’s largest auto shows.

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FSSAI Like Road Safety Body & Aadhaar 2.0 can reduce Road Fatalities by Half

FSSAI Like Road Safety Body & Aadhaar 2.0 can reduce Road Fatalities by Half

Even a Tomato Ketchup Sachet can’t be made in the Country without an FSSAI license.

Authorities & Contractors can make, change, alter roads, flyovers, intersections and the related installations without any approval from any Central Safety Authority.

Time to learn a thing or two from the Ketchup Sachet to save Lives!

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Special Unseen Video Bytes of Top Auto Captains | The Auto World This Week

 

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World Auto Forum at SIAM Annual Convention 2019

OEMs shouldn’t use their clout to delay supplier payments and demand the same in advance from their dealers, especially in Slowdown,” says Dr Pawan Goenka, MD M&M

Communicate with the teams to keep them motivated and win their trust,” says Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO Mercedes-Benz India

EVs and IC Engines shall Co-Exist successfully. Our company open to newer businesses too,” says A K Taneja MD & CEO Shriram Pistons & Rings

Slowdown is the time to work on your productivity, efficiency and come out stronger with your Innovations,” says Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, Volvo Eicher CV

We don’t run on wholesale Nos. Retail is what we solely discuss,” says Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motors India

Anuj Kathuria, COO Ashok Leyland says, “Its a Business investment for our Customers. We have to ensure its a great one.”



Gurpratap Boparai, MD VW India says, “We shall be a dominant player in Premium Shared Mobility space in India.

India needs Battery Swapping to be a leading global EV Player even if it didn’t work much elsewhere,” says Chetan Maini, Vice Chairman Sun Mobility. 



No bad situation is irreversible. We are ready to grow,” says Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India 

Hyundai runs on Innovation and Motivated teams,” says Puneet Anand, Group Marketing Head, Hyundai Motor India

Manohar Bhat, Head Sales & Mktg, Kia Motors India says, “We don’t worry about competition. We are Just Customer Obsessed.

“Charity begins at Home. Road Safety is a Science. Time to come together,” says Ramashankar Pandey MD Hella India Lighting.

“Need to Prioritise Ease of Doing Business and EV for Shared Mobility at India,” says Abhijeet Sinha, Director EODB & ASSAR

“There won’t be a better time to buy Cars than Now,” says Garima Misra, MD Group Landmark

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The Auto World This Week | Tata Motors Makes India Proud!

 

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Tata Motors candidate wins Top Honours at WorldSkills Competition at Russia
Tata Motors candidate, Mr. Tushar Phadatare has earned the Medallion for Excellence in the WorldSkills Competition 2019 concluded at Kazan (Russia) this week…

TVS Motor Company supports flood-affected states across India
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