Bellsonica Auto Component Pvt Ltd., the Maruti-Suzuki joint-venture with Bellsonica Corp., is expected to reduce the contribution per vehicle of Maruti's existing sheet metal suppliers. The joint-vent...
While discussing the potential of the Indian supplier industry in the global context with one of my European colleagues, I pointed out to him that most Indian suppliers are home-bred entrepreneu...
Forewarning: These are just my Sunday morning musings on the upcoming Tata small car and not entirely supported by facts.The prototypes are undergoing testing and the small budget car is reported to b...
The buzzword in the automotive supplier industry is "bundling." That is the clubbing of requirements of a platform over many production plants to create greater volumes for a supplier and drive ...
As a marketing weapon, that is. The TVS Star returns 102kpl, the Hero Honda Splendor - last I checked - returns 85 kilometers to a liter of fuel; the Bajaj CT 100 is a 101kpl bike. To borrow a cliché...
The Maruti-Suzuki SX4 is just around the corner. I have been invited to a test drive on the 25th-26th of April with our auto journalists but will have to decline due to prior commitments. So I will on...
Automotive reporting done by daily newspapers seems to be getting absurder by the day. Most of our reporting relies on 'getting a byte from some senior executive' and then 'weaving a tall tale around ...
I was at the launch of the Chevrolet Spark yesterday. It's a good car, perhaps the most credible and promising product to have come out of GM India ever. The looks are smart and cute and the specs are...
Recently, there has been a buzz that Hyundai India may be looking at Union finance secretary Ashok Jha for the post of the President. Before you throw up your hands in despair and exclaim, "What the h...
I was at the launch of the Chevrolet Spark yesterday. It's a good car, perhaps the most credible and promising product to have come out of GM India ever. The looks are smart and cute and the spe...