McLaren Automotive extends Tech relationship with AkzoNobel

McLaren Automotive has signed an extension to the technical relationship with leading paint specialists AkzoNobel. The agreement, now entering in its fifth year, will see the Dutch firm continue to provide high performance coatings and paint solutions to McLaren Automotive, working as a technical partner. Through cutting-edge technology and technical expertise, this relationship will see AkzoNobel […]

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ Initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) inaugurated their unique Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, ‘Safe Roads’, in New Delhi today. Safety is a core competency and a core value for Mercedes-Benz and its automotive brands. Mercedes-Benz in […]

HMSI’s sales surge on auspicious day

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. (HMSI), began the FY’2015-16 with a record-breaking sales performance during the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya day. With retails growing a massive over 60%, the West region led the all India retail tally on Akshaya Tritiya. Honda’s retail sales breached the 41,000 mark on the day, with a growth of 50% over […]

Mercedes-Benz LuxeDrive in Bengaluru

Wiith an aim to provide comprehensive luxury experience, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new customer engagement platform, LuxeDrive based on the philosophy of ‘Live The Best’. Recently it was introduced in Bengaluru after unveiling it in Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Surat and Mumbai. This one-of-its kind event engages customers through a combination of adrenaline, gourmet and haute couture. […]

Honda Alabama Achieves Breakthrough with New $71.4 Million Automated Engine Assembly Facility

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) recently in celebrating production at its new $71.4 million state-of-the-art automated engine assembly facility, marking a breakthrough for Honda engine production in North America with the development of more highly automated assembly. The new facility will supply V-6 engines for the Honda Odyssey […]

Hyundai Motor’s Sales, Revenue, Operating Profit down in Q1

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker has announced first-quarter business results for 2015. Sales volume, revenue and operating profit declined from the same quarter last year, due to unfavourable external factors such as strong won against euro and currencies of developing countries. Sales revenue declined to KRW 20.94 trillion (Auto: 16.53 trillion / Finance […]

New Mass Benchmarking Method Helps OEMs Set Better Vehicle Weight Targets

A new benchmarking method, presented today at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International World Congress and Exhibition, provides automakers with a more comprehensive means to compare vehicle subsystem weights for better mass reduction target setting. The methodology uses statistical regression analysis to isolate mass-efficient designs and compare lightweighting. In a paper co-authored and presented […]