Autocar Professional’s January 15 issue is out!

by Sumana Sarkar 18 Jan 2022


It’s been an Omicron January for India. From manufacturing to servicing, to schools, offices, every walk of our lives have been deeply affected by the third wave of Covid-19. It is therefore, only appropriate that the January 15, 2022 issue dwells upon how Auto Inc is dealing with this Omicron Onslaught.

This 48-page issue brings you detailed insights, quick reactions, exclusive interviews and latest developments on all the action and highlights across the automotive sector, the world over and India too.

Omicron overhang

Mass absenteeism is Auto Inc’s big worry as the rate of infection rises across the country. Though the severity is far lesser than Delta, CEOs are bracing up to minimize production and supply disruptions. Autocar Professional touches base with a host of top CEOs, industry veterans and startups to get you a sneak peek into their future planning.

The semiconductor shortage is another big problem that Auto Inc is battling with. While the situation is expected to normalize by the end of the year, find out how the global surge in infection and rising geo-political tension impact supply dynamics.

Tata growth plans
Despite a massive EV push, Tata Motors will continue to invest in IC engine vehicles; the shelved 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine will be revived to power a larger range of products. We get you the exclusive details.

SsangYong saga
It was a buyout which promised plenty but nothing came out of it finally. As Mahindra & Mahindra recasts its business priorities and a new consortium evinces interest for the loss-making Korean play, all eyes on how the future will pan out for Ssangyong.

Hero Vs Hero

Pawan and Naveen Munjal are seeking legal intervention for use of the Hero brand in their electric offering but brand experts are divided on the brand's impact the future profitability.

Sales focus
We get you the key sales highlights from the January numbers –
Passenger vehicle wholesales slipped 8 percent and two-wheeler demand continues to be a cause of worry as affordability and fuel prices crimp sales but the SUVs are flourishing and show a definitive uptick.

India Strategy

Skoda India
plans a launch offensive to get the volumes going in the Indian market. Read about its aggressive retail strategy.

Bosch’ research arm is rebranded to Bosch Global Software Technology. CEO, President and MD Dattatri Salagame lists out the expansion plans and the growth targets going forward as the global megatrend of CASE play a key role in the India strategy.

CES Buzz

The CES 2022 was a busy two-day phygital event  as companies from across the world shared their vision for the future – From Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW to Sony, VinFast and Bosch, we get you all the action.

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