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Continental Focuses on LED Innovations

Headlights featuring LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the sole luminous source are currently taking our roads by storm. Used so far in the exterior lighting primarily for daytime running lights, tail lights, indicators and the like, LEDs now provide sufficient luminosity to function as low-beam or high-beam lights as well in irradiating the vehicle surroundings. They require, however complex control electronics[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
V Sumantran

Sumantran quits Hinduja Automotive

V Sumantran, one of the noted figures in automotive world, has stepped down as vice-chairman from the board of Hinduja Automotive and Ashok Leyland. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Ashok Leyland held on March 13, 2014, the resignation of Sumantran who is serving as non-executive vice chairman of the company, was accepted. His resignation will be[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
The Bosch SMG 180/120 is a compact powerhouse for use in electrical powertrains. The electric motor weighs only 32 kilos and fits inside a typical school backpack.

Bosch market outlook

Dr. Rolf Bulander: “We are seeing a sea-change in North America” – engines are becoming smaller, and efficiency ever more important  Dr. Rolf Bulander: “Electric cars are about the wow factor, not pure economics” Gasoline direct injection saves fuel yet delivers high torque and agility in every vehicle class Big-block and V8 are not the only engines – American attitudes[Read More…]

Singapore Pavilion at the Automechanika Kuala Lumpur -2013

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur hopes to attract over 6,000 visitors

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors when it is held 19 – 21 March 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ninth edition of the 7,500 sqm show will be organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and[Read More…]

Special recognition from JD Power Asia Pacific for Honda, Maruti Suzuki and MRF

JD Power Asia Pacific presented Honda, Maruti Suzuki and MRF with special recognition awards for their continued outstanding performance in meeting customer expectations at a ceremony on March 11th in New Delhi. More than 70 senior executives from nine companies attended the annual India Awards Presentation. Gerrit Kuyntjes, vice president, JD Power Asia Pacific, presented the awards to the companies[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Datsun model for Russia

First Datsun production model for Russia to be unveiled on April 4th, 2014

Datsun will pull the covers off its all new car for Russia on April 4th, 2014, in Moscow. And in advance of this symbolic event, that will celebrate the brand’s entry into the dynamic Russian automotive market, Datsun has released a sketch. (please see photo) The Datsun launch in Russia is significant for the global expansion of the brand as[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, at at the annual press-conference at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart

Diamler Bus returns to profitability in 2013

Daimler Buses has completed business year 2013 as planned and returned to profitability. The Daimler AG division recorded operating profit of €124 million after posting an operating loss of €221 million in the previous year. Sales rose by five percent to 33,700 units (2012: 32,100), and revenues increased by four percent to €4.1 billion (2012: €3.9 billion). The company is[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
S.-Winkelmann-and-the-new-Huracán-LP-610

Automobili Lamborghini sets turnover record at Euro 508 million

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. improved its key financial figures in the fiscal 2013 and marked another successful step in its brand history of more than 50 years. With worldwide deliveries to customers increasing from 2,083 to 2,121 units, the Italian super sports car manufacturer improved its sales for the third consecutive year. These sales figures are outperforming the market trends in[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
CH Han, Sr. ED, Marketing and Sales, HMIL (left) and Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL

Hyundai launches Xcent at Rs 4.66 lakh

Hyundai finally entered the highly competitive sub-four-meter compact sedan segment with its Xcent, its 10th offering in Indian car market. The car has been aggressively priced at Rs 4.66 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for its base petrol variant and topping at Rs 7.38 lakh for top-end diesel version. The car will pose direct challenge to Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Swift[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

Volkswagen Pune plant ‘Think Blue’ strengthens environment commitment

Volkswagen’s ‘Think Blue,’ a holistic approach to vehicle production focuses on creating environmental friendly products and solutions, contributing to a sustainable future. Volkswagen Group has over 25 models in India produced from two plants – Pune and Aurangabad. The Pune plant has a manufacturing capacity of 150,000 cars per year, currently manufacturing the Polo, Vento and ŠKODA Rapid. Mahesh Kodumudi,[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive