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BMW X3 production starts in Chennai, India plant

BMW X3 production starts in Chennai, India plant

BMW Group Plant in Chennai, India has started the production of the all-new BMW X3 that will be launched on April 19, 2018, in the country. The Chennai plant locally produces the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 7 Series,

Despite uncertainty established players, start-ups should not fear of disruption: CLEPA

Connectivity and new vehicle ownership models definitely have the potential of disrupting the traditional value chain and the industry will have to adapt in order to find new collaboration models and partners and as such create new opportunities. These amongst others were clear trends identified at the 9th edition of the Aftermarket conference, organised by

Precision Camshafts acquires 76% stake in MFT

Global auto ancillary major Precision Camshafts Limited (PCL) has acquired 76% shares in German precision machinist MFT Motoren und Fahrzeugtechnik (MFT) through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. The company supplies Camshaft’s, Chilled Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Hybrid and Assembled to OEMs such as Ford Motors, General Motors, Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai,

Force Motors, Rolls-Royce Power Systems form JV

Automobile manufacturer Force Motors and Rolls-Royce Power Systems have formed a Joint Venture (JV)- Force MTU Power Systems Pvt. Ltd- to produce MTU’s 10 and 12-cylinder Series 1600 units with power outputs from 545 to 1050HP (400 to 800 KWm). Under the JV, a new plant will be set up in Chakan, Maharashtra, India and

Suzuki launches Intruder-Fi in India

Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the advanced Fuel Injection (Fi) variant of the Intruder in India for Rs 1,06,896 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Initially launched in November 2017, the new variant has Suzuki Advanced Fuel Injection Technology with 6 sensors that calculate the optimum amount of fuel required for better combustion, and hence providing an accurate

Datsun GO remix editions launched

Datsun India has launched Remix limited editions of Datsun GO and GO+, priced at Rs 4,21,000 and Rs 4,99,000 respectively. With new hood & roof wraps, all black interiors and new dual-tone colour combinations, these editions will be available at all Nissan and Datsun dealerships across-India. “Datsun brings together the heritage of Japanese technology and

Mahindra introduces industry-first service offerings for BLAZO

There is a good reason to own a Mahindra BLAZO HCV truck as the company promises the lowest cost of ownership in the Indian trucking industry. Mahindra Truck and Bus Division, part of Mahindra Group, has introduced a set of industry-first service offerings for the truck owners. The package includes benefits such as increased oil

Mahindra’s ROXOR to ‘roar’ off-road

Mahindra has unveiled its new off-road vehicle- ROXOR- in the North American market. Unlike the plastic-bodied, belt-driven vehicles long accepted in this category, ROXOR offers a simple, hard-worn approach, featuring a steel body on a boxed steel frame, a heavy-duty Mahindra turbo-diesel 4 cylinder engine, and an automotive style 5-speed manual transmission. “Mahindra’s 70-year automotive

Honda creates history in India in just 17 years!

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has crossed a historic milestone in 2018. The company’s four manufacturing plants in India have together crossed the 35 million two-wheeler mark, that too in just 17 years. It is the only two-wheeler brand in the country to produce these much vehicles. Honda Two-Wheelers India started operations in