Autocar Professional's September 1 issue

This issue, which incorporates an NCR Special, packs a green punch with the latest on electro-mobility in India, exclusive interviews, exciting industry news and incisive analyses.

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Electric mobility is for real and with India making an ambitious attempt at going full electric by 2030, automakers as well as top component suppliers are plugging in to the new business opportunity. In this issue, which incorporates an NCR Special, we reveal the latest updates on the subject in the Indian automotive industry through exclusive interviews, features and analyses.

A vibrant supplier base is vital if automakers are to succeed in e-mobility and starting with the cover story on the Rs 5,600 crore UNO Minda Group, we also speak to a clutch of Tier 1 suppliers – Mahle IndiaContinental IndiaBorgWarner Emissions Systems India and Bharat Forge – who are taking their first steps at getting an ecosystem ready for electrification of vehicles.

In an exclusive interview, Sandhar Technologies’ MD, Jayant Davar says, “It is time for those who had had their heads buried in the sand to wake up and realise that the phenomenon of electric mobility is here to stay.”

Here’s looking at some of the many exciting industry features in this issue.

We reveal the findings of the latest ICCT-ICAT study which confirms what many knew all along – that many Indian passenger vehicles’ real-world emissions exceed their emission levels claimed on paper. Also, we have an exclusive interview with Anup Bandivadekar, Passenger Vehicle Program Director – International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Find out how Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India have justifiably carved out their reputation for keeping car owners happy – together they service 66,666 cars a day or over 2 million vehicles every month!

There’s proof that Indian car buyers are now more open to change and the latest technologies. We bring you the findings of Capgemini’s annual survey of car owners in the Indian marketplace.

Tata Motors, armed with a new and aggressive turnaround strategy, is fighting back for market share in both CVs and PVs. We lay bare the strategy along with an interview with CEO and MD, Guenter Butschek.

Interview with Jennifer Rumsey, vice-president and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc.

Interview with Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles.

How Honda’s latest best-seller – the WR-V crossover – is born, we bring you the process of transformation from sheet metal to the final product, in glorious detail.

Do you know Hero MotoCorp is gunning for leadership in the fast-growing 125cc scooter market? Find out more on the subject.

Or what it takes to sell electric two-wheelers in India? We do a spot report from a Hero Electric dealership in the capital city.

Tyre major Goodyear is all set to roll out its new EfficientGrip Performance SUV radials in India. Our first-hand report from the global launch in Thailand reveals whether the competition has reason to be scared.

That’s not all. There’s plenty more exciting news, interviews and reading material in this 100-page issue. It all starts on page 3 with Ashok Leyland inking a tie-up with IIT Madras to set up a high-tech battery engineering centre of excellence.

 

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