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Mahindra Partners with Integrated EV Platform Developer for Commercial Vehicles

Ree Automotive’s wheel module helps reduce the size and weight of skateboard platforms

Business

FCA Wins Trade Ruling on Jeep Lookalike Case

The lookalike grille is gone, but the resemblance remains

Sales

India Zeroes Out Car Sales

Coronavirus lockdown takes its toll

Batteries

Pininfarina's $2.9 Million Masterpiece

Only five of the special-edition models will be produced. The hand-crafted painting process alone takes weeks to complete. 

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Business

Mahindra Buys Out Peugeot Motorcycles

A European subsidiary of India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has agreed to buy the remaining 49% of Peugeot Motorcycles it didn’t already own.  

Hybrid

Pininfarina Taps Ex-Tesla Exec as Sales Chief

Luxury electric vehicle maker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Jochen Rudat as its chief sales officer.

Business

Antitrust Panel Questions Hyundai-Ola Deal

India’s antitrust commission has challenged Hyundai Group’s 6-month-old plan to invest $300 million in Ola Cabs, the country’s largest ride-hailing service.

Sales

Car Sales Continue to Plummet in India

India’s top-three carmakers are reporting another round of double-digit sales declines for September, the eighth consecutive month of shrinkage.

Business

Ford Confirms Indian JV with Mahindra

Ford Motor Co. confirms it is forming a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to take over the American company’s carmaking operations in India.

Business

Ford Ready to Merge Indian Operations into JV?

Ford Motor Co. reportedly is close to shifting most of its Indian operations into a new joint venture that would be 51% owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Hybrid

Pininfarina, Benteler, Bosch Team on EV Platform

Automobili Pininfarina has partnered with Germany’s Bosch Engineering and Benteler International to develop a chassis for high-performance electric vehicles.

Assembly

Mahindra Opens Assembly Plant in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is celebrating its first auto assembly plant, a facility launched by neighboring India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to make KUV100 mini-crossover vehicles from kits.

Sales

Mahindra Sheds 1,500 Employees as Sales Sag

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it has eliminated 1,500 contract jobs in India since April and warns more layoffs are possible next month if sales continue to slide.

Interiors & Electronics

Renesas, EVs and Racing

Yes, racing leads to commercial products

Production

Mahindra Eyes Former Buick Plant Site in Mich.

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it might build a manufacturing plant on a 364-acre site in Flint, Mich., that was once part of General Motors Co.’s “Buick City” complex.

Pininfarina Battista Hits the Road

Automobili Pininfarina will show the production version of the upcoming Battista electric supercar at this month’s Monterey Car Week in California.

Hybrid

India Offers to Lease EVs to Taxi Fleets

Red tape is slowing India’s plan to put 10,000 electric vehicles into government fleets, so the country hopes to lease some of the backlogged EVs to taxi operators instead.

Sales

June Car Sales Fell 18% in India

Demand in India for passenger cars, SUV/crossovers and light vans dropped 18% to 225,700 units in June, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Pininfarina Moves Forward with Electric Hypercar

Automobili Pininfarina, which was founded last year by Mahindra & Mahindra’s Pininfarina unit, has unveiled an updated version of the company’s upcoming Battista hypercar.

Hybrid

Mahindra to Hike EV Capacity Nearly Fivefold

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it will invest 10 billion rupees ($144 million) over three years to hike its annual capacity to make electric cars to 70,000 units from the current 15,000 vehicles.

Business

Mahindra to Spend $2.5 Billion on Capacity, Products

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it will hike spending 20% to 180 billion rupees ($2.5 billion) through 2022 to expand production, develop new models and create “greener” powertrains.

Economics

Ford Planning $1 Billion Investment in India?

Ford Motor Co. plans to invest as much as $1 billion in India over the next 5-7 years to develop new SUV/crossovers for the region, sources tell The Economic Times.