Dawn of a New Era – The Changing CV Landscape

29th March 2017 – The day that no soul, if it had even an iota of exposure to Indian Automobile Industry, will ever forget . This was the day when virtually every Indian Automobile Manufacturer’s plant came to a stand still and the Policy Paralysis again kicked in. This was the least of what NDA Govt., which is known for its business friendly atmosphere, could have expected. Honorable Supreme Court of India banned the sale of outgoing BSIII emission compliant vehicles with immediate effect and gave a window of just 2 days until 31st March to sell off the inventory pileup of over … Continue reading Dawn of a New Era – The Changing CV Landscape

Customer is "King" Indeed – And He Ought To Be Treated Like One

Indian Automobile Industry, one of the most dynamic industries of our country, has come a long way. Journey from Luxury to Necessity has been rather short and post liberalization Industry Dynamics changed for good. Last Decade further saw an Exponential Growth with Passenger vehicles (PV) & Commercial Vehicles (CV) now contributing 7.1% of country’s GDP.Last Decade too saw the entry of new players in CV as well as PV Space, that spoiled the end user with choices ranging from more refined Products and exposure to world class “Services”. Gone are the days when the laid-back attitude & rigidness was overshadowed by … Continue reading Customer is "King" Indeed – And He Ought To Be Treated Like One

A T1 Truck Race – Are you serious, Weren’t Trucks meant for Carrying Loads???

Much to the Motorsport enthusiast’s delight, year 2011 saw the entry of Formula 1(F1) in India with the race being organized at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). We all have had experienced Go-Karting at one point or the other but a F1 race was like a dream come true for many. Come 23rd March and yet again the entire country is to witness another major sporting event after Formula 1. But this time it won’t be zooming cars but Mammoth Trucks which will actually burn rubber on the Track. In line with the F1 the Truck Race has been named T1. Trucks? Are … Continue reading A T1 Truck Race – Are you serious, Weren’t Trucks meant for Carrying Loads???

Finally The Bulls Lock their Horns – Will it be Survival of the Fittest

Amid much fanfare Tata Motors launched 10 new products under its Prima LX Range at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The Gross vehicle Weight (GVW) of the launched products ranges from 25T to 49T. This includes 4 Tippers & 2 Multi Axle Trucks in 25T & 31T Category viz Prima LX 2523T, Prima LX 3123T, Prima LX3123K, Prima LX2523K & 4 Tractors in 40T & 49T category viz Prima LX4023, Prima LX4923, Prima LX4928 & Prima LX4028.   Prima Lx Range Launch With this launch the Product Portfolio of Tata Motors expands to a new level where in these products neatly fit in the Existing Range & the … Continue reading Finally The Bulls Lock their Horns – Will it be Survival of the Fittest

Tata Motors kick starts a new campaign – Panchmitra (The Five Friends)

In line with its “Ek Kadam Aage” campaign, Tata Motors kick started its Panchmitra “The Five Friends” initiative for M&HCV customers. “Panchmitra” as the word suggest is the summation of five unique offerings which act as Friends at different life-cycle of a Truck. This initiative targets new M&HCV customers though existing customers too would be covered at a later stage as the program develops. “Panchmitra – The Five Friends” stress primarily on:- 4 Year 4 Lakh Km Warranty offered by Tata Motors on its HCV Range of Vehicles. Extended Service Intervals in the form of Increased Oil Drain intervals to reduce over … Continue reading Tata Motors kick starts a new campaign – Panchmitra (The Five Friends)

All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) Boycotts Collection of illegal Entry Tax by Goa Government.

In a new development against the illegal levy of Entry Tax by Govt. of Goa on all Non Goa registered vehicles, AIMTC president Mr. Bal Malkit Singh has issued circular to all its Managing Committees , District Level Associations & all its members for boycotting and not sending their vehicles to State of Goa. In his letter Mr. Bal also mentioned that Transporters from the market of Belgaum of Karnataka & Kohlapur of Maharashtra have decided against sending their vehicles to Goa as the talks between them and the Govt. failed on the decision to roll back of entry tax.Govt. of Goa is charging Entry … Continue reading All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) Boycotts Collection of illegal Entry Tax by Goa Government.

"Amazed" or "DZired" – The Real Question

With much fanfare Honda Cars India created history with the launch of its much awaited Sub 4 Meter Sedan, “Amaze”. For the first time “Honda” globally has ventured into Diesel segment and came up with 1.5L Diesel Engine especially for Indian Market. In recent times preference for Diesel Cars has shot up so rapidly that they represent close to 40% of Maruti’s Total monthly sale. The same is true for the Hyundai’s sale with Diesel Cars contributing approx. 30% of the overall sales. Coming back to the new launch, Honda has Priced “Amaze” quite competitively in direct competition Maruti’s DZire which … Continue reading "Amazed" or "DZired" – The Real Question

Tata Motors comes up with 4 Years, 4 Lakh kilometer Warranty on its HCV (25T & Above) range of vehicles.

Year 2013 started with surprises in the commercial vehicle industry. M&HCV industry tanked again in Dec and the wholesale Numbers of CV manufacturers were the first thing reported in 2013. Though the dismal performance in December 12 was expected but the actual numbers caught everyone by surprise.   Tata Motors M&HCV alone losing 46% in December YOY as compared to Dec 11. TML sold 9866 Units as compared to 18247 in December last Year. Same stands true for Ashok Leyland which lost 34% excluding “Dost” SCV. Eicher too wasn’t untouched in this sluggish scenario with 27% decline in HD sales, … Continue reading Tata Motors comes up with 4 Years, 4 Lakh kilometer Warranty on its HCV (25T & Above) range of vehicles.