Mahindra plans a significant capacity expansion for SUVs

Mahindra & Mahindra riding high on the success of it’s recent launches (XUV700, Scorpio N), is sitting on a healthy order book of more than 2,60,000 SUVs. Checkout the model wise order book (taken from Company’s investor PPT). Company’s current production capacity is 29,000 SUVs per month i.e., 3,48,000 p.a. implying an average order book … Read more

Nissan Motor likely to snub Renault revamp over sharing technology

Nissan Motor is willing to walk away from a deal with Renault SA to re-balance their alliance amid concerns the French carmaker wants to license hundreds of jointly developed patented technologies to other players, including new Chinese partner Geely. While both sides appeared near a final agreement two weeks ago, Nissan’s board and management have … Read more

Six-airbag rule for cars deferred by 1 yr

The centre has postponed implementing a proposal making it mandatory for passenger cars to have six airbags by a year to 1 October 2023, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. The domestic automotive industry had sought a rethink on the rule claiming inflation and regulatory costs made passenger vehicles—particularly small and … Read more

M&M showcases its vision for EVs. Too early to make much out of it.

M&M on August 15, 2022 announced the following – Inauguration of EV design studio in UK – Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E) at Banbury, Oxfordshire. Its primary objective is to conceive the future Mahindra EV portfolio and the advanced vehicle concepts M.A.D.E shares the campus with the Mahindra Formula E team and forms a part … Read more

Mandatory 6 airbags to hit small car market adversely, says Maruti

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) wants the government to reconsider the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in passenger vehicles, saying the norm will adversely hit the already shrinking small car market and may even impact jobs in the auto sector going ahead.   The auto major noted that the regulation would largely impact the cost-sensitive … Read more

Mercedes-Benz sees best-ever year in India

Pointing to a strong demand in the luxury car space, German giant Mercedes-Benz has said that it has pending orders in excess of Rs 3,500 crore in India with over 5,000 cars yet to be delivered, as the company expects to clock its best-ever sales in the country this year on the back of a … Read more