Jaguar Land Rover studying full production in India

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is investigating the potential of manufacturing cars in India, company sources said, as the British luxury carmaker looks to build on its growth in emerging markets with the help of Indian parent Tata Motors. JLR, which has ridden a wave of surging demand in China and other emerging markets to post […]

E-car charging at pump to rev up green future

The government plans to leverage the distribution network of oil marketing companies (OMCs) to set up charging stations for electric vehicles. The aim is to launch a number of charging points at OMC outlets across the country over the next two years. This, the government hopes, will increase consumer confidence and provide greater acceptability for […]

Tata Motors introduces 4-yr warranty on heavy truck range

Tata Motors today introduced a warranty  of four years on its entire range of heavy trucks with 25 tonnes and higher GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). With this, Tata Motors has become the first company in the country to offer a standard warranty of four years on heavy trucks, a clear reflection of the reliability and […]

Adi Godrej: Ratan, the strategic innovator

When Ratan took over as chairman of the TATA group, it was a large and reputed group, but it wasn’t financially as strong as it is now. During his tenure of 21 odd years as Chairman of TATA Sons, Ratan has grown the group’s revenues over 13-fold by making some tough strategic choices. He leveraged […]

Singur ‘great disappointment’, Tatas may still go to W Bengal

Singur was a “great disappointment” but Tata group may still go to West Bengal, hints outgoing Chairman of the group Ratan Tata. “Need not be Tata Motors. We have until the court decides this, the plant is still there. Whether it is Tata Motors or something else,” he said in an interview to PTI. He […]

Rural India, market of the future

At a time when recession-hit multinationals are looking at India to capitalise on growing urban consumerism, the Tatas are delving deeper into the hinterland by increasing their focus on the burgeoning rural Indian market. “A large part of the rural Indian market is under-penetrated and presents good opportunities,” said Siddhartha Roy, Economic Advisor, Department of […]

JLR steers Tata Motors fortune

The timing of the acquisition couldn ’ t have been worse. Just days after Tata Motors bought  Jaguar Land Rover for $2.3 billion ( Rs 9,200 crore) four years ago, the world ’ s financial markets collapsed. While funds became scarce and sales plummeted, Tata Motors posted a huge loss. Even though domestic sales were […]

Tata Motors signs engine deal with US company

Tata Motors, the country’s biggest automobile company, has signed an agreement with US-based Westport Innovations Inc to develop an engine for its commercial vehicle range. The agreement will see Westport Innovations Inc the global leader in natural gas engines, developing an engine for light and medium-duty trucks and buses. The integration of this technology will […]

Tata Motors launches Safari Storme at Rs. 9.95 lakh

India’s largest vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors today launched sports utility vehicle Safari Storme. The second-generation Safari, also known as the Tata Merlin, was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, and costs upwards of Rs. 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Storme is powered by a 2.2-litre DiCOR engine that produces 140 bhp of […]