Autocar Professional’s March 15 issue is packed with exclusives!

by Sumana Sarkar 15 Mar 2021


It is the last fortnight of FY2021 and as we get set to welcome a brand-new financial year – FY2022 –Autocar Professional brings you a power-packed March 15 issue. It highlights how India Auto Inc is strategising to get the much-needed edge globally. This 54-page issue brings you exclusive interviews and detailed insights on the way to propel the automotive sector forward.

Autocar Professional Exclusive

  • A candid conversation with Bajaj Auto’s Managing Director, Rajiv Bajaj where he details the two-wheeler maker’s future plans and strategy. According to him, “For us, Atmanirbhar is less of an inspiration for Bajaj Auto but I think Bajaj Auto is the inspiration behind Atmanirbhar Bharat.” Lots more from this must-read interview.
  • From Bajaj Auto to the passenger vehicle market leader, the race to maintain market lead is crucial. Maruti Suzuki India’s chairman, RC Bhargava says the year ahead is going to be one of “catching up with the sales which have been lost in the last two or three years.”
  • Connectivity is playing a key role in making the automotive industry future-proof. Shailendra Shrivastava, global head of transportation at L&T Technology Services says with India emerging as one of the top markets for the automotive industry across the globe, the Automotive Mission Plan 2026 charts out a strong roadmap for future growth.

Plugging into e-mobility
As industry drives towards fresh growth engines, vehicle electrification is undeniably one of the biggest growth drivers. From the making of EVs to providing charging infrastructure and manufacturing batteries, it is a complex ecosystem.

Autocar Professional  addressed all these aspects in its comprehensive 2-day EV Forum held on February 22-23. In case you missed the virtual conclave, this is the best opportunity to get all the highlights of how government representatives, industry bodies, EV OEMs and component makers are gearing up to get past the finish line.

India on the radar
It is not just Indian automakers, but several global players are also training their guns on making India-focused policies.

  • As Osamu Suzuki gets set to hang up his boots, he is also setting the base for his company to grow aggressively in the field of new technologies and new market. Suzuki and Toyota will now team up for EVs in India. We get you more details of what the alliance will mean for Indian EV market.
  • The India business is fast becoming one of the leading growth engines for Mahindra CIE Automotive. A detailed analysis on how it plans to capitalise on this going forward and insight into the new segments Mahindra CIE will focus on.

Tribute
Autocar Professional pays tribute to quality guru, C Narasimhan, who passed away earlier this year. He made a huge impact on the quality movement of the Indian automotive component industry and it was under his leadership as President, that Sundaram Clayton became the first Indian entity to bag the Deming Prize in 1998

Scootering Ahead
Two-wheelers are the most affordable transportation option across India. Be it in the conventional ICE form or EVs, they continue to lead the revival across the industry.

  •   Though work-from-home did dent the demand in 2020, Autocar Professional’s analysis of eight-month sales from June 2020 through to January 2021, indicates that, scooters are gradually regaining ground albeit a lot depends on demand from urban India.
  • Meanwhile, the buzz is all about Ola’s upcoming mega factory in Tamil Nadu. Check out the details.

That’s not all. This issue also brings you all the action across the automotive industry in the past 15 days. Grab your copy today to get an insight into all the news and views in the sector.

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