Autocar Professional Magazine - 15th November 2023
In this issue
This super 56-pager is power packed with news, features, interviews and technology articles that will keep you up to date on developments in the Indian and global automotive sector.
The highlight of the issue is about how the dream run continues for Indian car market as it keeps scaling new peaks despite the global geo-political crisis.
For the first time ever 1 million cars were sold in the festive season this year.
As always, we bring you a detailed analysis of the electric vehicle sales for the month of October.
The government of India is going all out to woo Tesla to set up a manufacturing base in the country to supply to global markets.
Meanwhile, if the EU and UK FTA talks were to conclude, it would open up a big opportunity for premium and luxury car makers to also use India a global export base.
All these and much more.
Spain's Fersa Group invests in India-based Delux Bearings
Besides theRs100 croreinvestment, the Indian company gets access toadvanced technologies and bearings with arange of applications that willhelpinits global growth strategy, writes Manobhava Baruah.
Tata Autocomp to open compact dual-clutch transmission plant
Amidthe country’s growing need for personal mobility with easy manoeuvrability, comes the demand for vehicles with automatic transmission. Tata AutoCompisready tomovein writes Shruti Mishra.
Pankaj Munjal-backed Hero Motors raises equity from GEF Cap
The company willinvest Rs1,500 crore over thenextthree years andit expects 60 percent ofits turnover to come fromelectric vehicle parts. Itaims to becomea Global EV Solutions Company from India
New age thermoplastics for next-generation EV batteries
Saudi-based global materials major SABIChas developed cutting edgein fire-resistant polymers and flame-retardant materials that comply with various EV battery safety standards across the world.
Switch Mobility to meet growing e-bus demand with fresh capex
Oncourse for abillion-dollar business, the company is exploringa possibility of operating satellite factories across the country to serve different geographies, write ShahkarAbidi and Ketan Thakkar.
Kia India to invest Rs 2,000 crore in EVS, to introduce new e-RV in 2025
New investmentto drive R&D, infrastructure development and manufacturing capabilities. The company willlocally produce EVsin India with possibility of exports as well, writes Mayank Dhingra.
"The government has given enough time for indigenisation but the industry has not taken it seriously"
Amitabh Saran, Founder and CEO, Altigreen, shares his views on problems inthe EV industry and battery localisation solutions with Amit Vijay M.
TATA MOTORS SEES ONE INTWO CARS SOLDAS EVS BY 2030
The company aims to offer wider choices withnew EVs that may straddle a pricebracket of Rs20to 40lakhinthe coming years, writes Ketan Thakkar.
MG Motor India in expansion drive, to invest $100 million
The investment willbe usedtoramp up existing production capacity from1.2to1.4-15lakh units per annum atthe automaker's Halol plantin Gujarat, writes Ketan Thakkar.
"Technology and its multiplier effect are driving business transformations and customer experiences"
Technical Centre India is one of Continental’s largest research and development centres in the world, andasa Centre of Competence’ it also develops customised products for the BRIC countries.
A Matter of Specialised Security
VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES IN INDIA HAVE COME A LONG WAY FROM BEING SOURCED FROM THE UNORGANISED SECTOR TO STATE-OF-THE-ART, GOVT. APPROVED MANUFACTURERS. AUTOCAR PROFESSIONAL SPOKE WITH SHIMNIT INDIA PVT. LTD., A COMPANY THAT SPECIALISES IN HSRP TO FIND OUT MORE.
Tech That! - India is becoming the auto R&D hub for the world
The heightened level of connectivity, software and electronic contentin vehicle architectures of the futureis driving global automotive players to augmentinvestments into R&D and stateof-the-artinfrastructure. Indiais emerging as a dream destination for developing these new-age technologies writes Mayank Dhingra.
'INDIAWILL BETHE NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING HUB INTHE WORLD'
Union Transportand Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari also expressed the government's appreciation fortheautomobileindustry for thinking seriously aboutalternative fuels, writes Amit Vijay M.
CV MAKERS LOOKING AT SMARTER, CLEANERTECHNOLOGY OPTIONS
India's ttuckand bus makers are now seriously looking at cleaner mobility solutions, despite the obvious challenges, write Amit Vijay Mand T ENarasimhan.
HI-TECH INNOVATIONS POWER AUTO COMPONENTS SHOW 2023
Electrification, telematics, connectivity and ADAS solutions were the talking points of the Components Expo whileinnovations aimed atimproving efficiency of ICEtooleftastrongimpression. Mayank Dhingra gets asense of therejuvenated industry that’s ready totake ona disruptive future.
CLEAN ENERGYTHEMESWERE CENTRALTO AUTO EXPO 2023
It'snotjust two-wheelers or OEMs, but three-wheelers and even commercial vehicle players thathave announced aseries of clean energy initiatives, writes TE Narasimhan.
'INDIA HASTHE POTENTIALTO BETHE WORLD'S LARGEST CAR MARKET'
Says Toshihiro Suzuki, president of Suzuki Motor Corporation whoalso adds that small cars will continue to berelevantin Indiain the future. Ketan Thakkar has thestory.
CARMAKERSATAUTOEXPO 2023: COMPLETEA-Z GUIDE
Webring alowdown ofallnew cars, SUVs, EVs, hybrids and concepts that were showcased at the AutoExpo 2023.Soham Thakur takes us onatour.
Audi All Set For Electric Game Plan
As of 2026, the brand with the four rings will only launch all-electric models onto the global market, gradually phasing out production of its ICE models by 2033. Autocar Pro News reports.
"The construction equipment industry may expect some fireworks over the next five months"
Sandeep Singh, MD of Tata Hitachi spoke exclusively with Shahkar Abidi about the post-Covid-19 upward trend that's helping India's construction equipment segment come out of a slump.
Sky is the limit: Huge OEM demand drives sunroof biz
The automotive industry demand for a premium feature like sunroofs is driving the market that expects to cross seven lakh units of sales during CY23, up from five lakh units in CY22, writes Shahkar Abidi.
India's Components Inc presses the growth pedal
Strong vehicle buying across nearly all segments in the domestic market augurs well for the Indian auto components industry, which is likely to scale a new peak in FY23 and witness resurgence of investments to cement future growth. Mayank Dhingra speaks to India's top suppliers.
Ready for the road ahead
With solid financial backing, Yulu plans to expand its Mobility-as-a-Service business and also enter into the personal mobility space with established 2W partners like Bajaj Auto, writes Amit Vijay M.
The rise and rise of Kia India
A relatively unknown brand in India barely four years ago, Kia is now a key player and the India operation jewel in the Korean carmaker's crown for export markets, writes Ajit Dalvi.
'India will be resilient despite global recessionary fears'
India's luxury car market is poised to grow by 40 percent in CY22 and is likely to see its momentum being sustained despite weakening economic circumstances in the West, says Mayank Dhingra.
Zooming off the shelves: Indian cars outsell Korean brands
While domestic car models have successfully upped their game and were the second most sought-after Japanese brands in 2022, they also overtook the Koreans in the same year. Ketan Thakkar has the story.
Hyundai Motor Group ends 2022 with a record 1.04 mn units in India
The South Korean company, parent of Hyundai Motor India and Kia Motor is only the second car maker, after Suzuki, to achieve this milestone. Ketan Thakkar brings you the full story.
Mahindra Electric Mobility's big action plan for next year
A leader in the electric three-wheeler space with a 68 percent market share, future strategies include introduction of electric wheelers with swappable batteries in the first half FY24, writes Amit Vijay M.
India is ready to witness a multi-billion dollar EV business
Experts reckon that 35-40 percent of vehicles sold in the country by 2030 will have some form of electric propulsion and that roughly translates to $8-11 billion profit for its makers, writes TE Narasimhan.
Indian auto industry back in mega investment drive
As of now the resilient Indian automotive industry is preparing to infuse at least $10 billion in Capex and enhance production capacity from 2.2 to three million cars in the coming years, writes Ketan Thakkar.
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