Articles by: Bhargav S

Hyundai Santro takes new avatar

Story by: Bhargav TS Twenty years ago when the Korean car maker Hyundai entered the Indian market, many were sceptical about its competence to succeed. When the company launched its first car Santro on September 23, 1998 all eyes turned to the new tall boy design car, with first in-class features. Sceptics turned to be believers. Its refined, peppy engine[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 News, OEM

Ashok Leyland – 70 years’ journey from car maker to leader of heavy vehicles

Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja Group, the 2nd largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India, 4th largest manufacturer of buses and 12th of trucks in the world, began its journey in 1948 not with heavy vehicles but with Austin cars. During these seven decades, the company has become a leader among the heavy vehicle manufacturers in the world. It[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 News, Special Report

Search on for possible future of sustainable mobility solutions

The third convention hosted by ICAT on October 11 and 12, 2018 focused on new powertrain technologies, reducing emissions, moving towards BS-VI emission norms and electric vehicles. Story by: Gunjan D Bidani & Sukhpreet Singh The 2 day convention organised in New Delhi by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), revolved around the future of powertrain technologies. Its timing[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

GMTC-I develops future-ready automotive products

Story by: Bhargav TS & Sricharan R The Bengaluru-based General Motors Technical Centre India (GMTC-I), an engineering and research centre of General Motors(GM), is working on new products for the upcoming trends in the world market. The Detroit-based GM is moving towards the vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. GMTC-I is helping the global leader to bring[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Bosch braces up for BS-VI norms

Story by: Sricharan R Bosch, a world-leading multinational engineering and electronics company, is gearing up with products to support the upcoming BS-VI norms in India. Headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany, the company was founded by Robert Bosch in 1886. In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

BorgWarner to make variable cam timing in Chennai plant

Story by: Bhargav TS As the introduction of BS-VI emission norms is round the corner, all the OEMs and component manufactures are gearing up to bring in new technologies and localise them. BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, recently expanded its Kakkalur facility near Chennai by installing a new[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, Focus, News

Classic Legends unveils engine for new JAWA Motorcycles

ACI Bureau Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a lifestyle start-up, formed in 2015, to re-introduce to today’s consumers the rich heritage and legacy of classic brands in a new avatar, has unveiled the new engine for the soon-to- be-launched JAWA Motorcycles in India. Classic Legends aims to become India’s first true lifestyle company and provide opportunities to consumers to relive the[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Witzenmann India expands capacity for domestic market, exports

Story by: Bhargav TS Manufacturers want to minimise noise and vibration from the exhaust systems of the new generation cars, and even commercial vehicles, to offer maximum comfort to the passengers and customers. This is made possible by decoupling engine from the exhaust system and allowing specified movement by employing flexible coupling elements. Witzenmann India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Amara Raja, Johnson Controls tie-up to bring new battery technologies

ACI Bureau Amara Raja Batteries Ltd and Johnson Controls, Inc. have signed a technology collaboration agreement to bring a new wave of battery technologies to India. Expanding on their 20 year partnership, the two companies will share and improve product design and manufacturing technologies enabling higher performance across Starting, Lighting and Ignition (SLI), Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) and Absorbent Glass[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Bonfiglioli opens new facility in Chennai

ACI Bureau Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., a world leader in manufacturing gearboxes, gearmotors and drive systems, continues its expansion with a new manufacturing facility in Chennai. Its operations commenced from September 2018. The new 132,000-sqft- facility is adjacent to the existing plant at the SIDCO Industrial Area in Thirumudivakkam. It houses modern assembly[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News