/Tag: Automotive

Tata Motors bucks post-Brexit auto industry trend in UK

2020-05-11T03:23:40+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, Special Report - India Global Business, UK Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020|

The Tata Group owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) made a return to profit amid an overall gloomy outlook for the automotive sector following Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). Highlights: Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover bucked an overall industry trend which saw UK car production drop by marking a 2.8 per cent rise year-on-year. JLR has attributed the turnaround to its Project Charge, which reduced operating costs by £154 million and delivered cost and cash flow improvements totalling £2.9 billion. [...]

Brexit can potentially act as a reset button for British manufacturing

2020-03-16T09:43:17+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

An economics and public policy expert summarises how a no-Deal Brexit will impact manufacturing in the UK and India. In 1610, the English adventurer Sir Thomas Roe was sent by Queen Elizabeth on a mission to the West Indies in search of the fabled El Dorado, the city of gold reported in the myths of Spanish conquistadors. Roe failed, however, and instead turned his attention to the East, seeking Emperor Jahangir’s blessings to bring British trade to India. The result [...]

Tata Motors celebrates new baby Range Rover

2020-03-24T06:37:51+00:00December 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unveiled its new compact luxury SUV to hit the roads in 2019, designed, engineered and made in Britain, as a sign of its commitment to the UK car industry. The new Range Rover Evoque, which had its world debut in London recently, comes with a £1-billion investment to support its production line in the UK. The new model, dubbed a “baby” Range Rover, has been described as a technology revolution by JLR. It is priced from around $41,000 and will hit the roads from [...]

UK invests big in the Indian market

2018-07-31T14:05:51+00:00February 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, India-Uk, UK Edition - March 2018, Year|

Tech major Dyson leads the charge of investments in the Indian market as Make in India makes its automotive mark. raises UK funds Bengaluru-based online tyre retailer has raised around $500,000 from UK-based online tyre retailer’s founder Michael Welch. Tyremarket is headed by former Siemens Healthcare executive Sanjeev Agrawal, who is co-founder and CEO. Tyremarket, which was started in 2015, operates a lean business model similar to Blackcircles. It is an online marketplace for supplying tyres to [...]

Revving up: Auto sector going global

2018-09-04T12:52:39+00:00August 21st, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Putting it in context, Year|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa tracks how India has driven its auto sector on to the road of global success. Even as you read this piece, there are at least 1,500 passenger cars and 6,000 motorcycles being loaded onto ships at some Indian port for export to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and even the US. The badges they wear read like a veritable who’s who of the international auto industry and include such marquee names as Toyota, [...]

India: An emerging global manufacturing hub for the auto industry

2020-03-16T11:26:51+00:00August 18th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Cover Feature/Auto, Year|

From a non-existent base 40 years ago, the Indian auto industry has come a long way, writes an industry expert. Today, India is one of the largest auto industries in the world with an annual production of 25.3 million vehicles, significantly above conventional automotive superpowers such as the US (17.5 million vehicles) and the EU (12.6 million vehicles). The sector directly contributes $97 billion to the Indian economy with automobiles contributing $58 billion and the automotive component sector contributing $39 [...]

Is pure electric the right solution for future mobility in India?

2018-05-30T11:47:40+00:00August 17th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Cover Feature/Auto, Year|

An industry expert weighs up this question against data that reflects that nearly 40 to 50  per cent of the $40-billion turnover of the auto component industry comes from the internal combustion (IC) engine powertrain industry. A rapidly changing powertrain technology landscape, stricter regulations, shifting customer preferences, increasing demand for connectivity and digitisation have become important factors for shaping the future of mobility. The Niti Aayog recently unveiled the vision document for the Indian automotive industry ‘India Leaps Ahead – [...]

Driving innovation in Formula 1

2018-05-30T11:12:42+00:00August 16th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Cover Feature/Auto, Year|

Tata Communications is at the heart of Formula 1 with a high-tech collaboration, writes a company insider. F1 is the world’s most technologically advanced sport, and one where every millisecond matters. Whether it’s transmitting data from one of the hundreds of sensors on an F1 car back to the pits, or delivering the action in real-time via an online feed to millions of fans around the world, in this high-pressure, high-tech environment, superfast connectivity is critical. Tata Communications is at [...]

India a bright spot for Brexit-hit UK car market

2018-08-01T13:16:18+00:00August 16th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, UK/EU, Year|

The number of Indian-built models registered by British buyers rose by almost half (48.6 per cent) to 21,135 units in the first half of this year alone. UK car production fell by -13.7 per cent in June, with 136,901 cars rolling off production lines, according to recent figures released by the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The third consecutive month of decline, following changes in production schedules for new model introductions, resulted in a -2.9 per cent [...]