Shobha Mathur

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Industry

'We're working with many globally renowned institutes to tap lightweighting tech.'

Industry by Shobha Mathur Jan 12, 2017

Rattan Kapur on plans to enable Tier 2 and 3 vendors to upgrade their skills, why Indian industry needs to develop its own IP and build scale, and how engaging...

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Industry

ARAI to launch prototype of new lithium ion battery at SIAT 2017

Industry by Shobha Mathur Jan 10, 2017

SIAT 2017, to be held at the ARAI Campus in Pune from January 18-21, will see a lithium ion battery prototype fitted in a two-wheeler to demonstrate its feasibility.

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Industry

Demonetisation hits India auto hard: December sales down 18%, lowest in 16 years

Industry by Shobha Mathur Jan 10, 2017

The ongoing cash crunch in the domestic market sees all vehicle segments suffer sharp sales declines. Industry sees second-highest sales decline in 16 years.

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Auto Components

Rockman acquires majority stake in Moldex Composites; enters carbon composites business

Auto Components by Shobha Mathur Jan 09, 2017

This acquisition flags off Rockman Industries' strategy to be a frontrunner in fast emerging lightweighting technologies.

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Technology

Altigreen sends a hybrid message in a retrofit kit

Technology by Shobha Mathur Jan 06, 2017

Bangalore-based start-up Altigreen Propulsion Labs has developed HyPixi, a hybrid electric retrofit kit targeted at taxi and light commercial vehicle fleets.

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Passenger Vehicles

Maruti's new Gujarat plant to make 10,000 units in FY’17

Passenger Vehicles by Shobha Mathur Dec 27, 2016

When the new Gujarat plant goes on stream in early 2017, the stretched-for-capacity Maruti Suzuki India will breathe a sigh of relief, says Shobha Mathur.

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Passenger Vehicles

Exports sustain the drive for global carmakers in India

Passenger Vehicles by Shobha Mathur Dec 26, 2016

Sales in overseas markets of their made-in-India passenger vehicles are helping Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen and GM combat the pressure of a slowing India market....

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Auto Components

Continental India ups the ante on the safety tech front

Auto Components by Shobha Mathur Dec 26, 2016

Ahead of the govt’s mandate for fitment of ABS and ESC, the German supplier has commenced production of the safety technologies at its Manesar plant. It also...

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Passenger Vehicles

Maruti Suzuki bookings see uptick in December, will close FY2017 with 10% YoY growth

Passenger Vehicles by Shobha Mathur Dec 23, 2016

Following a 20 percent dip in passenger car bookings after the demonetisation strategy was announced, Maruti has reported a 7 percent year-on-year growth in new...

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Passenger Vehicles

Maruti Suzuki to manufacture Ignis at Gurgaon plant

Passenger Vehicles by Shobha Mathur Dec 15, 2016

The Ignis will be the third car to be marketed through Maruti's premium Nexa outlets. Meanwhile, the Baleno RS is slated to be launched by end-February.