Sumantra B Barooah

Associate Editor

A professional with strong interest in automobiles and the business of automobiles. Has been tracking the industry for over a decade and covered every important development in it. 



The American who made it big in China

Industry by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 21, 2017

Many move to the USA to live the American dream. But here’s the story of an American who has made it big in China. Jack Perkowski, founder & managing partner of...


IIT Guwahati works on developing indigenous e-mobility solutions

Industry by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 16, 2017

A team of researchers is at work on developing an indigenous electric powertrain. A key focus is to move away from using rare earth elements in motors.


Rashmi Urdhwareshe | ARAI | Autocar Professional Dialogue

Industry by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 13, 2017

Rashmi Urdhwareshe on new regulations for various vehicle segments, new challenges for the industry and solutions to meet the BS VI challenge


'Somewhere around 2027, in sheer numbers the Internal Combustion engine may peak.'

Technology by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 08, 2017

Continental AG’s Board Member, Powertrain Division, talks about the future of the IC engine, new scope for GDI in India and how successfully meeting the BSVI...

Commercial Vehicles

'We are on a journey now and we want to make this into a great company. So the best is yet...

Commercial Vehicles by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 06, 2017

With a slew of strong initiatives across its operations, Vinod Dasari, the MD has transformed Ashok Leyland into a lean and aggressive company with global...


Autocar Professional's Man of the Year 2016: Vinod Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland

Industry by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 06, 2017

The managing director of Ashok Leyland surely has had the challenge of his career in leading the transformation of this 68-year-old company for the new age,...

Commercial Vehicles

EXCLUSIVE: Ashok Leyland to launch an LCV every quarter

Commercial Vehicles by Sumantra B Barooah Jan 05, 2017

Ashok Leyland is set to up its game in the LCV market. . It is learnt that a passenger carrier version of the Dost – called Dost Express – and a bus version of...

Passenger Vehicles

Tata Motors plans advanced virtual reality showrooms for passenger vehicles

Passenger Vehicles by Sumantra B Barooah Dec 27, 2016

The showrooms, the first of which could come up during the second half of 2017, will offer customers 5D experience.

Passenger Vehicles

Tata Safari, Xenon part of Rs 460 crore order from Indian defence forces

Passenger Vehicles by Sumantra B Barooah Dec 23, 2016

Both the Xenon and the Safari Storme will replace the Maruti Gypsy SUV, which has been in use by the defence forces for a long time now.

Passenger Vehicles

'Nothing impedes us to think that we will have our own products with our own brand.'

Passenger Vehicles by Sumantra B Barooah Dec 15, 2016

In an exclusive interview Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO, Pininfarina talks candidly tells us about the future of the iconic design house after its acquisition by Tech...