The Auto World This Week


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Why carmakers are still betting on India.
Amid a steep slowdown in vehicle sales, three auto makers are looking to enter India. What is their game?


Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates 400th Arena Showroom
The 400th Maruti Suzuki Arena dealership has opened up in less than two years, with the new outlets spread across 278 cities and towns pan India.


Auto CMO Roundtable @ Digital by World Auto Forum. India’s Finest Auto CMOs. Book Now.


KENT RO forays into automotive security, launches KENT CamEye
With the ever increasing incidences of crime against women in driver driven cars, safeguarding the security of women and children, being driven around is of paramount importance


Sales volume of EVs important than subsidy for localisation of parts: Maruti MD Kenichi Ayukawa
Sales volume of electric vehicles is more important than subsidy for localisation of parts and the automobile industry


Panasonic launches electric vehicle charging service in Delhi-NCR
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic in partnership with electric mobility service providers SmartE and qQuick launched their electric vehicle….


Why the second-hand car market is seeing a boom
Even as new car sales have slowed down in the recent past, the pre-owned car market has continued to grow over the past year and is larger than the new car market now.



Ford recalling 2.7 lakh cars in North America that could roll away
Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 273,000 Ford Fusion and Ranger pickup trucks in North America that could roll away if the gear is not in “park” mode, the second largest U.S. automaker said on Wednesday.

How the promise of a $120 billion Uber IPO evaporated 
Last September, Uber’s top executives were pitched by some of Wall Street’s biggest banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. The bankers’ presentations calculated Uber’s valuation almost identically, hovering around one particular number: $120 billion.


Volvo introduces new service that tells you what to do after an accident.
Volvo just released a new mobile service designed to guide you through what to do after a car crash. It’s a simple bit of tech, but might prove helpful if you weren’t up to speed on what to do after a light brush up with another vehicle.


Hyundai and kia motors invest 80 million euros in rimac for development of high-performance electric vehicles
Rimac is a Croatian high-performance electric vehicle technology and sportscar company that has been in news for sometime now. 


Mercedes-Benz’s aggressive climate pledge: All cars will be carbon-neutral by 2039
Mercedes-Benz pledged on Monday to make its new passenger car fleet carbon-neutral within two decades, an ambitious goal built on electric vehicles and renewable energy.


How to Power Up the Right Customer Experience via Digital by Ram Seethepalli


Demystifying Blockchain for Automotive




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2019 -20 India World Auto Forum Calendar

Sat Feb 16th, 2019 WAF MasterClass on M&A at Automotive

Sat April 27th, 2019 WAFit (3rd World Auto Forum on IT)

Fri, 12 July, 2019 – Auto CMO RoundTable @ Digital

Sat, 14 Sept, 2019 – I-SMS – India Shared Mobility Summit

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 – ALEN (2nd Meeting of Automotive Legal Experts Network)

Fri, 8 Nov 2019 – WAF Awards (7th World Auto Forum Awards for Auto Maker CXO’s)

Sat 14 Dec, 2019 – IVASS (5th India Vehicle After Sales Summit)

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