Suzuki to invest Rs 10,445 cr for manufacturing EV, batteries in Gujarat

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corporation on Sunday said it will invest around 150 billion yen (about Rs 10,445 crore) by 2026, for local manufacturing of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and BEV batteries in Gujarat. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with the Gujarat government. It was signed “on March … Read more

Maruti looking to break out and looking strong

Maruti has been a significant under performer for last 4 years now. A part of this has to do with the Indian auto industry during this period and some concerns specific to Maruti (competition specifically). However, it seems much of that is getting settled now. Auto industry post Covid is looking up and competition seems … Read more

From April, new cars must have airbag for front passenger seat

New models of all cars will have to provide airbags for the front passenger seat from April 1 while all existing models can be sold after August 31 this year, only after being fitted with this safety gear. This mandatory provision was notified by the road transport ministry on Tuesday. “This has been mandated as … Read more

Auto sales take fast lane in Dec; carmakers see double-digit rise in sales

Indian automakers replenished stocks before the new year, helping wholesale auto sales witness healthy growth. Inventory was lower than usual for passenger vehicles and tractors, leaving headroom for higher inventory filling in the coming months, industry executives said. They said spillover demand from the festive season and inventory refilling would drive demand for passenger vehicles … Read more