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The Industry Stands by Ratan N Tata

The Legacy of Trust, Ethics & Social Relevance of Last 152 Years at Test.

The Battle to uphold the Tata Code of Conduct as the detractors take the High Moral Ground

The Industry stands by Ratan N Tata as he faces one of the toughest battles of his life & career.

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Mahindra outlines its electric mobility roadmap

The automaker plans to focus more on shared mobility, rather than personal mobility, in the EV segment. Read Full Story



31st National Road Safety Week: Mr Sugato Sen at Road Safety Walkathon 2020. Must Watch Now!

Hyundai Growth Story by Mr S Punnaivanam – VP & Head After Sales Hyundai Motor India. Must Watch Now!
 

Tata Motors bets bigger on cars as CV demand to remain subdued


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GM to revive Hummer name with electric pickups, SUVs: sources

General Motors will revive the Hummer name to sell a new family of electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. Read Full Story

China’s private car parc exceeds 200 million for first time

China’s car parc amounted to 260 million by the end of 2019, 21.22 million more than 2018, while motor vehicle population reached 348 million, according to the China’s Ministry of Public Security. Read Full Story

Uber partners with Hyundai on electric air taxi

U.S. ride-hailing company Uber & South Korean automaker Hyundai have teamed up to develop electric air taxis, joining the global race to make small self-flying cars to ease urban congestion. Read Full Story

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Kia Carnival India launch confirmed for February 5

 How India Moved in 2019 : Review by Uber



Telematics @ Automotive : Trak N Tell Growth Story by Pranshu Gupta – Founder & CEO, Trak N Tell. Must Watch Now!
 

Ratan Tata moves SC against NCLAT order on Mistry’s reinstatement


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Boardroom Politics , Political System Vendetta , Secret Services Involvement, Diplomatic Undercurrent, Fraud?
So, What’s the Truth ?

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U.S. auto safety agency to investigate fatal Tesla crash in California

Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Tesla & NHTSA say Drivers should have their hands on steering all the time while Autopilot is “On”. In Reality, Many Drivers don’t.
Is Autopilot being made the Scapegoat ? Is it the drivers who are careless and need an Upgrade ? Has Autopilot gatecrashed the Motown Party a bit too early ?
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Chinese EV maker Lixiang files for U.S. IPO of at least $500 million: sources

Lixiang, also known as CHJ Automotive, founded by entrepreneur Li Xiang, confidentially filed in December for the IPO, which will take place as early as the first half of 2020, said the people.

The Beijing-based carmaker has been working on the IPO since the summer of last year and hired Goldman Sachs as the main bank leading the deal, said the peopleRead Full Story

Brazil New vehicle sales rise in 2019 and expected to accelerate by 2020, says Fenabrave, the Federation

Brazil had 2.787 million cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses in 2019, up 8.65 percent from a year earlier, the distributors’ association, Fenabrave, said on Thursday. The volume marks the best year of sales for the sector since 2014. Read Full Story

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Auto industry drives into 2020 with hope after a forgettable 2019

India-made Renault Triber exports begin



2019 : What a Fab Year at World Auto Forum! 2020 shall be even Stellar. Must Watch Now!
 

Cartist Yatra 2020 shall bring Art & Automobile together again! 



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Nissan picks Sakamoto as board candidate after Seki’s resignation

Nissan Motor Co selects executive officer Hideyuki Sakamoto as a candidate for the board of directors following the surprise resignation of vice-chief operating officer Jun Seki

Nissan needs stability as it braces for its worst annual profit in 11 years amid slumping sales in the US and China, its biggest markets. Read Full Story

China becomes largest patent applicant of C-V2X key technologies

As of September, China has accounted for 52% of patent applications in key technologies for C-V2X communication across the world, making it the largest applicant in this field and target country for applicationRead Full Story

Heart to Heart Chat with Toyota Europe Top Boss Johan Van Zyl

Toyota will find it difficult to increase profits because the EU plans even tougher CO2 targets, South African Johan van Zyl, who has led Toyota Europe since 2015, discussed this and more. Read Full Story

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Anand Mahindra Leaves Behind An Incomparable Legacy | The Auto World This Week

 

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A doyen of Indian industry, Anand Mahindra leaves behind a hard to match legacy

Hyundai Aura compact sedan revealed



Discussion on Evolving Role of After Sales Service in Automotive Slowdown : Customer Experience, SOP, Team, Profitability. Watch Now!

 

Tata Nexon EV revealed ahead of early 2020 launch



WORLD AUTO NEWS

Caring from far away: The robot that transmits touch

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp thinks they can, if they are equipped to mimic the touch and actions of a carer located far away.

Toyota’s latest humanoid robot, T-HR3, demonstrated at Tokyo’s International Robot Exhibition, is controlled remotely by a human operator. Read Full Story

Auto Cos criticize France’s SUV tax hike

Under a law adopted by the French parliament, cars emitting Co2 above a certain threshold will be subject to a 20,000 euros ($22,240) penalty in 2020, higher than the existing 12,500 euros.

At the same time, the govt is considering reducing cash incentives for electric cars. Read Full Story

Mitsubishi, NTT to buy 30% stake in digital mapping company Here Technologies

Digital mapping company Here Technologies sold a 30 percent stake to Mitsubishi Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., diluting German automakers’ stake to 54 percent amid uncertainty about the profit potential from autonomous cars. Read Full Story

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Hyundai India evaluating launch of fuel cell electric vehicles. 

 

Maruti Suzuki recalls 63,493 units of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 variants



 

The Legacy of IVASS – India Vehicle After Sales Summit

In a Week’s time, Top After Sales Gurus shall once again converge at World Auto Forum. Watch them in Action last 4 Years! 

 

 

Industry Stalwart, S N Barman moves on from Tata Motors



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United Auto Workers union names reformer Gamble president until 2022

The United Auto Workers international executive board on Thursday named acting president Rory Gamble to head the union until June 2022 as he pledged a series of reforms following a criminal investigation into illegal payoffs that has rocked the union.
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Billionaire Lawrence Stroll seeks big stake in Aston Martin: report

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, owner of Formula One team Racing Point, is preparing a bid for a major stake in Aston Martin, Autocar magazine reported, sending the luxury sports car maker’s battered shares up 17% on Thursday.
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Tesla Model X is named ‘standout performer’ in new safety crash tests

Tesla Model X has been named a ‘standout performer’ by Euro NCAP in their latest batch of safety crash tests — getting a near-perfect score for adult occupant protection.
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Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 25 Yrs In India | The Auto World This Week

 

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Electric vehicle demand creation is job of vehicle manufacturers: Rajiv Bajaj

 

Simple & Sustainable Solution to Stubble Burning Problem of North India by Anuj Guglani, CEO, WAF 



 

Mr. Vijay Kalra , Executive Director & CEO of MVML and Chief of Manufacturing Operations – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd wins Best Production Head at 7th WAF Awards 2019

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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 25 Years in India and 10 Years of Chakan Plant near Pune

Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India celebrates its 25th anniversary in India, pioneered the luxury car market in the country and boasts of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally.

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 Russia will support car sales with $78M loan subsidies, reports say

Russia’s government plans to spend about 5 billion rubles ($78.3 million) next year on new auto loan subsidies to support stagnating car sales, Russian news agencies reported.

New-car sales in Russia are expected to fall 2.2 percent this year to 1.76 million units, according to the Association of European Businesses lobby group, amid sluggish economic growth and falling disposable incomes.

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MG plug-in hybrid will be exported to UK from China

SAIC Motor plans to deliver the plug-in version of the MG HS compact crossover to international markets. 

After launching in its Chinese domestic market, the vehicle will be first exported to UK and Singapore, the state-owned automaker said last week.

“It will join the EZS pure electric vehicle to speed up MG brand’s process to go global,” SAIC said.

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BMW, Great Wall Motor celebrate Groundbreaking Ceremony of Spotlight JV project

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor officially initiated their 50:50 joint-venture project, Spotlight Automotive marking the JV between foreign and privately-owned automakers in China

The groundbreaking ceremony a week after the JV gets govt’s Nod to produce ICE powered vehicles & conduct R&D activities for all-electric PVs. Approval not available to BEV production.

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Without FASTag pay double toll tax from December. 10 things to know

Toyota to give car loan in just 30 minutes



The New Age AfterMarket by S Muralidharan President Lucas Indian Service

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Tata Altroz launch in January 2020

It’s confirmed! Tata’s latest teaser video of the upcoming Altroz premium hatchback confirms the car’s launch for January 2020. Read Full Story.



WORLD AUTO NEWS

General Motors declares corporate war on Fiat Chrysler

The racketeering lawsuit brought by General Motors against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a legal bombshell for the U.S. car industry.

GM’s broadside lays out in forensic detail how FCA allegedly conspired over many years to funnel payments to UAW officials, corrupt the collective bargaining process on wages and thus secure a competitive advantage. In essence, it’s trying to rewrite the American auto industry’s past decade of history, which saw both GM and Chrysler bounce back dramatically from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read Full Story.

Ghosn allowed to speak with wife after 7-month ban

Indicted former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was finally allowed to talk with his wife on Friday, seven months after a Japanese court banned direct contact between the two.

Ghosn spoke with his wife Carole for about an hour around midday by video conference from Ghosn’s attorney’s office, one of his defense team lawyers confirmed. Read Full Story 

Huawei’s autonomous driving network solution makes its China debut

Huawei launched the Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) solution to China prior to the opening of the PT Expo China, in order to help communications operator speed up digital transition.

The company also displayed several AI products under the ADN Mobile solution—iMaster NCE is intended for FBB (fleet broadband), iMaster MAE for MBB (mobile broadband), and iMaster AUTIN for inter-domain collaboration. 

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MG Motor looks ‘beyond tokenism’ in EV play; eyes selling 2-3k units of ZS EV electric SUV in India

Jawa Motorcycle Deliveries To Be More Streamlined: Jawa Co-Founder Anupam Thareja



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Hyundai Motor sets up future mobility lab in LA

Hyundai Motor has established a future mobility venture called Mocean Lab in Los Angeles.

The Mocean Lab will provide mobility services in LA and expand its services to autonomous ridesharing, shuttling and personal mobility, according to the automaker.
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Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 Vehicles in the US for a Braking Defect that can cause fire. 

Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a braking system defect that could cause them to catch fire.

Owners are advised to park affected vehicles outside and away from structures if the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on for more than 10 seconds. Read Full Story

California, other U.S. states sue to block EPA from revoking state emissions authority

California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration’s decision to revoke California’s authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV). Read Full Story

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Auto Industry’s Biggest Awards Held! | The Auto World This Week

 

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Auto Industry’s Biggest Awards Held! See Who Won! 

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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Labor Unions Fret Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Deal | The Auto World This Week

 

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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