Autocar Professional’s February 15 issue is Software & Simulation Special

by Sumana Sarkar 18 Feb 2022

We have a selection of stories which includes a World Exclusive on Maruti Suzuki and Toyota’s global electric SUV that will made in India in Gujarat, a tribute to the former Chairman of Bajaj Auto, Rahul Bajaj who passed away at 83, and stories that look the Union budget in a special selection: ‘Beyond the Budget.’

We also kick off our first special for this calendar which is on Software and Simulation with interviews with the head honchos of three companies that are doing remarkable work. Lots to read in this 48-page issue.

Japanese duo to collaborate and take on the world

We give you exclusive details of the Maruti Suzuki and Toyota alliance that is working for an all-new global electric SUV.  Grab your copy today for all the details.

Ola’s sales strategy
Ola’s direct to customer sales strategy has elicited mixed views. We touch base with customers, dealers and the other stakeholders for a reality check.

Software & Simulation special

The former vice-president — Asia of Ricardo, Yogesh Umbarkar has now joined UK-based Eatron Technologies, a BMS and autonomous software tech start-up. We get you an exclusive interaction with him on his role as the VP, the story behind the start-up and tackling competition.

LocoNav co-founder Shridhar Gupta talks about his company is working towards offering affordable full-stack fleet management solutions for the Indian commercial vehicle market.

Ramanathan Srinivasan, Managing Director, Automotive Test Systems shares details about the company’s new technology centre in Bengaluru to focus on EV testing. We get you all the latest updates.

Budget & beyond

The proposals in the Budget are expected to put continued pressure on two-wheelers and tractors segments and is likely to have a bearing on sales of these two segments that depend on farm earnings.

The announcements in infrastructure and increased capex spending in the Budget have enthused the construction equipment industry but much of what is finally attained will depend on how they are implemented.

India’s biofuel manufacturers are upbeat about the government’s push to blended fuels as that will encourage the transition towards cleaner fuel.

While the Centre has made its intent clear on faster adoption of electric vehicles, market size will be key to battery investments.

Financing plans for buses remains an area of concern. We speak to industry stakeholders on the possible plans to overcome this.


The acquisition of Premier Automobiles by Chennai based company marks the closure of a chapter. Premier was once a formidable brand but competition from Japanese and Korean cars ended its eventful journey.

In memoriam

A tribute to Rahul Bajaj, the industry leader who was synonymous with the Hamara Bajaj campaign.

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