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MSIL Manesar plant to resume production Our Bureau New Delhi

Vol. 12 No. 26

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DATA MONITOR Top 5 Car Makers Company

Jul-11

Jul-12

Change

Maruti

66,504

71,024

6.80%

Tata Motors

21,692

32,730

50.89%

Hyundai

25,642

27,585

7.58%

M&M

19,825

24,978

25.99%

TKM

13,592

14,574

7.22%

Top 5 Car Exporters Company

Jul-11

Jul-12

Change

Hyundai

24,025

25,260

5.14%

Maruti

8,796

11,210

27.44%

Nissan

11,195

6,127

-45.27%

Ford

3192

2087

-34.62%

Tata Motors

751

709

-5.59%

* Source: SIAM/ ** Excluding exports/ *** all sub segments considered/ ^ excluding MRPL

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Merc sees bigger pie from small cities Peter Honegg, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

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Talbros in JV with Marugo, Japan Our Bureau New Delhi

iolence-torn Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), will reopen on August 21 after a month-long lockout, said Chairman, RC Bhargava. Initially, the operations will resume with around 300 workers and would produce about 150 cars a day and gradually ramp up the production. MSIL had announced a lockout on July 21 when a senior official from the HR department was killed and several others were injured in a violent confrontation between management and the workers. The plant employs 3,300 employees of which, 1,528 are permanent. The car maker has decided to terminate up to 500 workers for their involvement in the violence. However, this number could go up depending on the internal investigation of the company as it has estimated up to 800 workers to be involved in the act. MSIL will stop employing contract workers in its production line when it starts fresh recruitment from September. The disparity in the salaries of the contract and regular employees has been seen as one of the major reasons for discontent among the workers. Production will restart under brisk security arrangements with 500 Haryana Police personnel beside company’s own 100 security personnel apart from 40 personal security officers.

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a lbros Automot ive Components (TACL) recently signed an equal joint venture with Japan-based Marugo Rubber Industries Ltd to manufacture anti-vibration components for automotive applications. The joint venture company would undertake the business of designing, development and manufacturing of rubber to metal bonded anti-vibration products including suspension bushes, engine mounts, strut mounts and hoses for the automotive OEM segment.

Business Transfer As a part of the JV agreement, rubber business owned by TACL is likely to be transferred to the proposed joint venture company to be owned by Marugo Rubber

Industries Ltd, Japan (50 percent + one share) and the company (50 percent-one share). The company declined to share any details on the development. “We will share details of the JV only after we have a plant ready for it,” a company official told Auto Monitor. Marugo Rubber Industries, based in Kurashiki, Japan designs and manufactures rubber products such as anti vibration products, bushes and rubber hoses for several OEMs such as Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Fuso, Isuzu and Nissan. Talbros Group has been actively scouting for global partners in different areas within the automotive sector in recent months. TACL has signed an equal JV with the global automotive systems and components supplier, Sistemi Sospensioni SpA, a subsidiary of Italy’s Magneti Marelli for manufac-

turing steering and suspension components. Another group company, QH Talbros, which manufactures steering and suspension components, entered into a technical alliance agreement with the Japanese ball joint manufacturer, Musashi Auto Parts. The Japanese company, which manufactures camshaft, transmission and gear components apart from ball joint will help the Indian partner in design, development, testing of prototypes and give the process for mass manufacturing.

Inorganic Growth The gasket division of the group had earlier signed a technical assistance agreement with Sanwa Packaging Industry Company, Japan, for obtaining technical know-how for the manufacturing of heat shields for automotives and related applications.

Talbros Group has been actively scouting for global partners within the automotive sector recently. It has also signed a JV with, Sistemi Sospensioni for manufacturing steerings & suspension components The group has recently set up a plant in Chennai for manufacturing steering and suspension to cater to the needs of Daimler’s new project, Bharat Benz for which, it claims to be the single source supplier for all chassis parts.

Truck sales on downtrend, sentiments may take time to revive Our Bureau Mumbai

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eav y t r uck sa les continue on their downward direction w ith sales falling by around 18 percent during the April-July period to touch 71,456 units as compared to 87,037 units, according to the latest data available from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI AM). The goods carriers have been falling for the past three months

The slowdown in the industrial activity is creating uncertainty for fleet owners and hence they are unwilling to expand or upgrade their truck fleet— Umesh Revankar

and industry players have been bracing up for a slowdown in truck sales and do not expect the scenario to improve in the near term. “Slowdown in the industrial activity is creating uncertainty for f leet owners and hence they are unwilling to expand or upgrade their truck f leet. The slowdown in medium and heav y duty trucks was expected since late last year and CV industry has been gearing up for the slowdown in a way,” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sriram Transport Finance Co, Umesh Revankar, a vehicle finance service provider. Tata Motors appeared to be amongst the biggest loser in the CV segment its heavy truck sales in July falling to 11,015 units as compared to 14,173 units in the corresponding month last year. Mahindra Navistar Automotive (MNAL) managed to stay in the positive territory and grow its sales, albeit on a lower base, from 136 units to 324 units

in the month of July. MNAL cumulative sales for this fiscal touched 916 units for this fiscal as compared to 644 units in the corresponding period last year. Market players expect the sales to continue on the downward trend in the coming months

in the absence of any major positive momentum on the demand side or attractive interest rate scenario. New product introduction and easier finance options could contribute to improving market sentiments and recovery in sales.


EDITORIAL Expectations Game

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he hardships or pain of adverse development is reduced when the expectation or the anticipation of it happening goes up. This is true of the domestic commercial vehicle market that has been on a declining trend over the past few months. Reduction in goods movement has meant lesser demand for new trucks. This has been the case since late last year and the downtrend in demand has only intensiďŹ ed in the recent months. Data of the successive months reveals that medium and heavy duty trucks are losing momentum and if the industry watchers are to be believed, sales is unlikely to see any revival in the coming months. Interestingly, the segment is also seeing entry of newer players indicating long term robustness as well as scope for powerful and superior products. It may be a matter of time before volumes get back on track for heav y trucks. Compared to the previous downturn in 2008, the current one seems deep-seated but well anticipated and hence ‘manageable’. Most manufacturers are bracing up for the downturn with lifejacket to boot. The inventory pile up has been avoided with reduced shifts and regular maintenance related shutdowns. Prolonged production cuts have been avoided, at least to date.

Manufacturers are hoping to see signs of revival including pick-up in industrial activity, attractive (and upgradable) products, better financing terms and most importantly, support from dealers in terms of managing inventory and keeping buyers’ interest going. Though it may be early to pronounce this downturn as cyclical or secular, these are hard times for the CV sector and any measure for revival of the demand would be welcome. Comments can be sent to am.editorial@network18publishing.com

QUOTES Stuart Rowley, Vice President & Controller, Ford on the company’s European operations to Bloomberg

RC Bhargava, Maruti Chairman, on terminations of workers from Manesar facility to The Times of India

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CONTENTS NEW MATERIALS Fraunhofer Institute working on glass panes for enhanced transparency 10 Fraunhofer Institute researchers have worked with industry partners to develop a coating for panes of glass that lets through more light

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GLOBAL WATCH Ford envisions electric future with $135M investment

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Ford is doubling its battery-testing capabilities and consolidating its electrification resources as part of a $135 million investment

CORPORATE Fluidic Hyundai Elantra launched at `12.51 lakh

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Honda plans to unveil its new Accord sedan with a new engine and transmission at Ohio factory

Hyundai Motor India has launched the fifth generation of its entry level D segment sedan, Elantra in India at `12.51 lakh for petrol and `12.91 lakh for base diesel version

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Firestone opens new facility in Tianjin

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Firestone Industrial Products expanded its global air spring presence with the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China

Aston Martin unveils Vanquish

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Performance Cars will sell Aston Martin Vanquish priced from `3.85 crore featuring the next generation of the VH architecture and upgraded six litre V12 engine

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HMIL extends alliance with Shell as preferred supplier Hyundai Motor India has extended strategic agreement with Shell Lubricants, as its preferred lubricants supplier for next three years

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Aman Mehtani, MD, Allevard-IAI Suspensions Mehtani has had a successful stint as an entrepreneur in the auto component sector and is hoping to make his latest venture with Sogefi Group as another good expereince


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Merc sees bigger pie from small cities Mercedes is expanding its product portfolio with three new products that are to be launched in India over the next three to four years. The company hopes that the new launches will contribute around 30 percent to its total sales in the country. Speaking on the recent increase in sales in the smaller cities, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, Peter Honegg, said that five years ago, the contribution from big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune was over 90 percent and the balance 10 percent was from smaller cities. In an exclusive interview, he informs Nabeel A Khan that in the next three years, the contribution from Tier II, III and smaller cities will go up to 40 percent. Excerpts from the interview… Why aren’t you starting assembly of B Class in India? You (companies like us) are always in the situation like this. We will not increase the price because we are bringing it as CBU or CKD units. You have a choice—either you bring in CBU right now or come later as CKD. The CKD will be more complicated primarily as the mother plants that make the B Class in Hungary and Germany are already overbooked; globally we have 30,000 more orders than our plants can produce. So till the time that demand comes down and these plants have enough time to invest in the CKD capacity as they have to pack the cars, only then can we get the cars and assemble them here. Will the B class that you are to bring to India have the same 1.6 litre petrol engine? In the beginning we will bring the petrol and then diesel variant. However, the car which we will bring here will not be exactly the same that is being sold in the international market. The latter has manual transmission, while the one to be launched here will

Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune & Chennai, were contributing 90 percent of sales five years ago and the rest were the smaller cities. Today, these cities’ contribution may be 75 percent as the contribution from the Tier II & III cities have grown dramatically

have an automatic transmission. How do you plan to position the B class in India? We are bringing this vehicle in a segment which was untapped till today. This is neither SUV nor MPV—it is something in between. Price positioning-wise we will bring it in the range of `25 lakh if the rupee remains stable. According to my knowledge, currently there is no competition in the premium segment.

What are your growth projections for the coming year? We were very bullish at the beginning of 2012. We thought we could grow by two digits. We hope to grow faster in 2013 than we grew in 2012 as we will have new products.

What kind of market potential do you weigh in this segment? First of all, it would be niche like our SLK and stuff like that. And how big that market is, I really don’t know. I think by 2014, when diesel along with other factors are in place, we will be able to sell two digit units a month.

contribute 30 to 35 percent of total sales.

Do you see it as a volume driver? B class will be contributing a minor percentage of total sales but once the SUV and A Class are launched then we will complete the portfolio and in long run will

What kind of volume will encourage you to consider local assembling of the B Class? The question for me is not when to go into CKD or SKD. The question for us is when do we get 10,000 units a year?

What is your reaction to the current sluggish market scenario? I don’t think there is a slowdown yet, but there might be in the future. The US is doing very well. In Europe, half is doing well, and half is not doing well. China is showing signs of calming down but has not reached there.

There has been a trend that Tier II, Tier III cities are contributing more to the sales. Can you share the development? We are going to Tier II, III, IV cities. We have been going to the small cities to showcase the vehicle for a couple of days. Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, all together were contributing 90 percent of sales five years ago and rest were from the smaller cities. But now, I would say, these cities’ contribution may be to the tune of 75 percent as the contribution from the Tier II, III cities have grown dramatically. I would imagine that in the next two to three years, the big cities will be contributing 50 to 60 percent while rest would be coming from the Tier II, III and smaller cities.


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Fluidic Hyundai Elantra Harman buys telematics firm Interchain launched at `12.51 lakh Our Bureau Chennai

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yundai Motor India Ltd has launched the fifth generation of its entry level D segment sedan, Elantra in India. The new Elantra gets Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ treatment and is priced at `12.51 lakh for the S M/T Petrol Variant, while the base variant of the diesel Elantra is priced at `12.91 lakh. Hyundai has also cleared that these are introductory prices only and will be revised later. Managing Director & CEO, HMIL, BS Seo, said at the launch, “The Elantra has received an overwhelming response worldwide. We are confident that it will raise the bar and set a new benchmark in the executive car segment in India. With contemporary styling, design and all the advanced features the neo Fluidic Elantra will give an immense driving pleasure and comfort to the customers in

India.” He added, “The launch of the neo Fluidic Elantra in the executive segment makes Hyundai a full line up manufacturer,” he added. The new Elantra is launched with two engine options, a 1.8L petrol dual VTVT engine and a 1.6L diesel VGT CRDiengine. Both these engines are offered with a choice of two gearboxes, a six-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure for the 1.6L diesel engine is 22.7 kmpl and for the 1.8L petrol engine is 16.3 kmpl. Apart from being well equipped with a few segmentfirst features like front ventilated seats, silica tyres and solar glass, the Elantra will be available with a warranty period of four years/100,000 km with road-side assistance. The new Elantra is pitted against the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Laura, VW Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze and Renault Fluence.

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arman has acquired Bangalore-based Interchain Solution, wh ich of fers telematics, fleet management, android-based in-vehicle infotainment and location-based solutions. The acquisition will expand Harman’s design and engineering footprint in India, and will augment the company’s automotive infotainment and telematics offerings. Interchain’s products such as GW Vectra and GWTrack will complement Harman’s portfolio and also expand the company’s reach to include commercial vehicle makers. Telematics is a technology that uses IT and communications in an integrated manner in cars and other vehicles. According to Harman officials, the acqui-

sition will expand its design and engineering footprint in India and augment its telematics offerings. Interchain has an array of hardware platforms that are deployed for fleet tracking, connectivity, telematics applications and an Android-based infotainment solution for auto makers. The acquisition also complements Harman’s existing portfolio and gives it access to Interchain’s customers that include TeleAtlas, ALJACS Toyota, Mahindra & Mahindra and government institutions such as police and transport departments of various cities across India. MD of Harman India, Anand Ramamoorthy said, “The combination of Interchain and Harman will provide our customers in both established and emerging markets a compel-

ling proposition. In addition to enhancing our competitiveness, speed to innovate and spread of offerings in the space, it will allow us to offer our clients integrated and competitive products and solutions.” In addition to planned integration with Harman, Interchain will continue working with its existing customers in deploying and maintaining its custom solutions. Interchain employs some of the brightest engineers for end-to-end product design and development at its R&D centre in Bangalore.

Ford India recalls 128,000 Figo and Classic Our Bureau Chennai

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n one of the biggest recalls in recent times, Ford India has recalled over 128,000 units of the Figo and the Classic over issues related to steering and suspension. The recall is for the vehicles made between January 2008 and December 2010 and from September 2010 to February 2011. In a statement, the company stated that Ford India has started a voluntary and preemptive Field Service Action from July 23 to inspect certain batches of the Figo and the Classic for potential issues

related to the Rear Twist Beam (RTB) and the power steering hose. With respect to the RTB issue, 110,000 units of Ford Figo and Ford Classic models sold between January 2008 and December 2010 will be inspected but will not necessarily need part replacements. Apart from this, a total of 17,665 units of the Figo and the Classic manufactured between September 2010 and February 2011 will get replacements for the power steering hose as a precautionary measure. Apart from this, all Ford Figo and Ford Classic petrol-engined vehicles manufactured from

September 2010 till February 2011 will have the power assisted steering (PAS) hose replaced as a precautionary measure and to ensure the long-term durability of the vehicle. The issue is identified due to potential for an oil leak in the PAS hose. It may also be possible for power steering fluid to come into contact with the vehicle’s exhaust components causing smoke or leading to a fire. A total of 17,655 units of the Ford Figo and Classic produced and sold in India from September 2010 till February 2011 will be replaced for the PAS hose issue.


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Fraunhofer Institute working on glass panes for enhanced transparency

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aylight acts on our body clock and stimulates the brain. Fraunhofer researchers have made use of this knowledge and worked with industry partners to develop a coating for panes of glass that lets through more light. Above all, it promotes the passage through the glass of those wavelengths of light that govern our hormonal balance. Most people prefer to live in homes that are airy and flooded with light. Nobody likes to spend much time in a dark and dingy room. That’s no surprise, since daylight gives us energy and has a major impact on our sense of wellbeing. It is a real mood lifter. But not everyone is lucky enough to live in a generously glazed home, and office spaces—where we spend many hours of each day—are often not exactly bright and breezy. Modern heat-insulating, sun-protection glazing for offices and housing doesn’t

make things any better, since it isn’t optimised to allow the light that governs our hormonal balance to pass through: instead,

Glaubitt and team have developed glass that is designed to be particularly transmissive to light in the blue part of the spectrum. The secret is a special, long-lasting and barely perceptible inorganic coating that is only 0.1 micrometers thick. Nobody’s ever made glass like this before. It makes you feel as if the window is permanently open

a distinctly noticeable percentage of incident sunlight in this effective part of the spectrum is reflected away. Anti-reflective glass that is more transmissive overall to daylight is reserved for certain special applications, such as in glass covers for photovoltaic modules or in glazing for shop windows. The aim with this kind of glass is to avoid nuisance reflections and to achieve maximum light transmission at the peak emission wavelength of sunlight. This is the wavelength at which the human retina is also most sensitive to light. “However, our biorhythms are not affected by the wavelengths that brighten a room the most, but rather by blue light,” explained graduate engineer and researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, Walther Glaubitt. That is why he and his team have developed glass that is

designed to be particularly transmissive to light in the blue part of the spectrum. The secret is a special, long-lasting and barely perceptible inorganic coating that is only 0.1 micrometers thick. “Nobody’s ever made glass like this before. It makes you feel as if the window is permanently open,” said Glaubitt. One reason the glass

gives this impression is that it exhibits maximum transmission at wavelengths between 450 and 500 nanometres—which is exactly where the effects of blue light are at their strongest. Lack of light gives rise to sleep disorders. Why is it that the blue part of the light spectrum has such an impact on our sense of wellbeing?

Melatonin Effect “There is a nerve connecting the human retina to the hypothalamus, which is the control centre for the autonomic nervous system,” explained Glaubitt’s team colleague Dr Jörn Probst. Special receptors sit at the end of the nerve connection, which are sensitive to blue light, converting it into light-and-dark signals and sending these to the area of the brain that functions as our biological clock. There, one of the things these nerve impulses do is regulate melatonin levels. A lack of light leads to high levels of melatonin, which can result in problems sleeping and concentrating, as well as depression and other psychological impairments. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression, is one possible outcome of unusually high melatonin levels. “The coating we’ve developed helps people to feel they can perform better and makes it less likely they will fall ill,” said Probst. Industrial partner Centrosolar Glas GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for applying the coating to the glass while Uniglas GmbH & Co KG, the company that brought the product to market maturity, handles the remaining finishing work as well as sales. It is about to launch a triple-glazing product featuring this innovative glass, for which a patent is pending, under the name Uniglas | Vital feel-good glass. Fitting triple glazing to a room does not make it seem appreciably darker, but it does affect the light that enters the room in a way that is detrimental to our biorhythms. This is especially true for people who have little opportunity to spend time outdoors and are obliged to spend most of their time in rooms with only small windows. “Thanks to the special ISC coating, this is not the case with our Uniglas | Vital feel-good glass. Instead, the light quality achieved is very close to that of single glazing,” said Thomas Fiedler, the Technical Director of Uniglas. Its transmissivity to light is increased across the entire range from 380 to 580 nanometres, which is to say in the portion of the spectrum that is responsible for promoting wellbeing. At 460 nanometres, the light transmissivity of Uniglas | Vital is 79 percent. Comparable triple glazing only lets through 66 percent of light at this wavelength. Meanwhile, the coating has no impact on the window’s heat-insulating properties. But the ISC researchers haven’t quite reached their ultimate goal: “Up to now we’ve only applied our special coating to the side of the glass facing into the cavity between panes,” said Glaubitt. “In future we will also be coating the glazing’s exposed surfaces—in other words, the outside and the inside of the window. That will allow us to achieve around 95 percent light transmissivity at 460 nanometres.” (Courtesy: Fraunhofer Institute)


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Aston Martin unveils Vanquish Our Bureau Mumbai

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ston Martin’s exclusive Mumbai dealership, Per for ma nce Ca rs unveiled the Vanquish in Mumbai recently. It is priced from `3.85 crore and features the next generation of the VH architecture as well as an upgraded six litre V12 engine. The model has styling cues such as the new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades from the One-77. The V12’s power peak of 565 BHP (573 PS) makes it Aston Martin’s most potent production model yet, outperformed only by the limited edition One-77 supercar. Each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of

The Vanquish has a more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60 percent larger than that of the DBS

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HMIL extends alliance with Shell as preferred supplier Our Bureau Mumbai

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yundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has extended strategic agreement with Shell Lubricants, as its preferred lubricants supplier for next three years. Globally, the association between Shell Lubricants and Hyundai has been going strong since 2004. In India, Shell Lubricants has been the preferred lubricant partner for HMIL since 2008. With more than three years of successful its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. Torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25 percent. The Vanquish has a more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60 percent larger than that of the DBS. Designed and hand-built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon in Warwickshire, the new Vanquish, available as

Hyundai sells 5,000th excavator in India Our Bureau Chennai

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yundai Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd (HCEIPL), a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea, recently sold its 5,000th excavator in the Indian market since 2008. Hyundai commenced production of its excavators at Chakan plant in 2008 and since then, have sold 5,000 units of various capacities ranging from eight to eighty tonne. The 20-tonne excavators have been the major contributor of sales in the entire number. Hyundai Construction Equipment India is headquartered in Pune and has four regional offices at Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Mumbai managing sales and service through its strong 27 dealerships across every state in India.

R Sethuraman elevated as Member of the Board Our Bureau New Delhi

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yundai Motor India (HMIL) recently elevated R Sethuraman, Senior VicePresident-Finance and Corporate Affairs as a Member of the Board of Directors. He will continue to handle both Finance and Corporate Affairs functions at HMIL apart from being a trustee of HMIL’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm Hyundai Motor India Foundation. R Sethuraman, a chartered accountant, joined HMIL 13 years ago.

a 2+2 or 2+0, sits atop a broad line up of world-class sports cars including the DB9, V8 Vantage and four-door Rapide. Performance Cars, a division of Infinity Cars Pvt Ltd, is the official dealer partner of Aston Martin in Mumbai. It has also established a first of its kind airconditioned workshop in nearby Worli, dedicated to servicing Aston Martin cars.

With more than three years of association, the extension of the HMIL-Shell strategic alliance till 2015 is positive for the two automotive brands

association, the extension of their strategic alliance till 2015 is a positive for the two automotive brands.

Strategic Solution Commenting upon the association, Country Head-Lubricants, Shell India Markets Pvt Limited, Nitin Prasad said, “We believe that the combined strengths of the two global brands will continue to benefit all Hyundai customers in India. Our people, technical superiority and customer collaboration helps Shell to develop practical solutions to address the toughest automotive challenges faced by our partners and our shared customers.” Shell Lubricants has been striving to provide world class services and satisfaction to all its partners and consumers and with this new development, the association and level of service only gets stronger. Innovation, world-class technology and technical partnerships are at the heart of Shell Lubricants.


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Toyota GB shrinks its carbon footprint

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oyota GB’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its business has been recognised with recertification to the Carbon Trust Standard, against even tougher criteria due to the additional emission sources required upon recertification. Toyota GB first gained the official seal of quality for its work to reduce carbon emissions two years ago. According to the Carbon Trust’s own methodology

Toyota GB has achieved a 10 percent reduction in CO2 and equivalent emissions to recertify to the Carbon Trust Standard. It has demonstrated that continued focus on initiatives to deliver carbon reductions also delivers significant environmental and business benefits

for assessing performance, it has since achieved a further 10 percent cut in its carbon footprint.

Assessment Criteria The Carbon Trust’s quality assessment includes corporate policies, long-term strategies, target setting, and management of carbon issues in business operations, products and communications. The assessment criteria to achieve recertification to the Carbon Trust Standard extends to include additional emission sources including, gas and electricity consumption at all Toyota GB sites (including its head office, training facilities and import centre), the impact of business mileage and travel, and “fugitive emissions,” such as leaks from air conditioning systems. Toyota GB’s Manager CSR and External Affairs, Thomas Rosselle said, “We are proud to have achieved our recertification to the Carbon Trust Standard. Reducing emissions in everything we do—not just in the performance of the vehicles we make—is central to Toyota’s ethos and we are pleased that

that measures we are taking across our business here in the UK are achiev ing such good results.” He continued, “Our efforts do not stop here. We have a strategy in place to make our carbon footprint even smaller through reduced and intelligent use of energy and natural resources, together with the further reduction of waste and increased awareness among all our people about how they can contribute to a cleaner and more environmentally responsible business.”

Cutting Carbon Prints Ma nag ing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, Darran Messem commented, “Toyota GB has managed to achieve an impressive 10 percent reduction in CO2 and equiva-

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lent emissions to recertify to the Carbon Trust Standard. Toyota GB has demonstrated that continued focus on initiatives to deliver carbon reductions also delivers significant environmental and business benefits.” Around 650 UK businesses and public sector bodies have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard to-date, with Toyota one of only seven from the auto-

motive sector. Demonstrating further commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions in its business activities, Toyota GB has established a programme of monitoring and reduction amongst the Toyota and Lexus dealer networks. During the first six months of the programme, 198 monitored dealers reduced their carbon footprint on average by 13 percent.

Tracker invests in M2M technology

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racker, the Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) and fleet telematics expert, has joined forces with Wireless Logic, Europe’s leading M2M (Machineto-Machine) managed services specialist, enhancing the efficiency of Tracker’s product range. Through its partnership with Wireless Logic, Tracker will benefit from a tailored suite of mobile connectivity services providing specialist M2M sims from multiple networks. Tracker’s SVR and fleet telematic solutions will be further enhanced by Wireless Logic’s ‘SIMpro3’ Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) enabling provisioning, monitoring and complete real-time visibility across Tracker’s growing SIM estate. Tracker’s partnership with Wireless Logic is another example of its ongoing investment in technology, which will drive forward the development of its products. The move to Wireless Logic is central to the constant advancement of Tracker Fleet, Tracker’s re-engineered fleet tracking solution and more recently the launch of its Mesh Network, which acts as listening device to identify stolen vehicles. Relaunched in 2011, Tracker Fleet uses unique technology to detect accurate idling readings and monitor driver performance offering layers of information about the vehicle and driver. Tracker’s Mesh Network creates an added defence against vehicle theft by using other vehicles already fitted with Tracker SVR units to detect stolen vehicles fitted with Tracker, therefore creating its very own social network. “This new strategic partnership with Wireless Logic gives Tracker unrivalled specialist support across the entire spectrum of M2M connectivity and related managed services. Our entire SIM estate will now be enhanced by greater visibility, giving us new levels of control, provisioning and tariff management. Importantly, it will enable us to focus more intently on the continued development of Tracker’s market leading telematics and SVR solutions.” said Managing Director of Tracker, Stephen Doran. He also said, “We need to have complete confidence in mobile connectivity; this partnership will give us resilient cost-effective data solutions and one point access to the UK’s and Europe’s primary network providers. This means a more efficient service to our customers, tailored functionality and a premium quality of information. “We look forward to working closely with Wireless Logic to help us develop a new generation of SVR solutions and fleet telematics, as part of Tracker’s strategic growth in new and existing markets.”


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The passenger car segment grew by 5.55 percent during the April-July period this fiscal, while the utility vehicles grew by 53.66 percent and the multi-purpose vehicles declined by 12.73 percent in this fiscal. Renault led the passenger car segment with a growth of around 1002.36 percent from 212 units to touch 2,337 units this fiscal, as compared to the previous period. Maruti registered the highest growth in the utility vehicle segment with 1124.77 percent growth to touch 26,259 units in April-July 2012-13 period. Passenger Cars OEMs

2011-12

2012-13

BMW **

3,217

2,760

Fiat

6,807

3,589

Ford

27,987

25,159

GM

28,268

23,186

HM

1,027

616

HSCI

12,418

24,326

HMIL

118,408

124,802

M&M

5,437

4,149

MSIL

260,915

273,076

Merc

2,141

1,633

Nissan

5,935

14,210

Renault

212

2,337

Skoda

9,594

12,495

Tata

68,343

70,729

-

697

TKM

23,381

27,111

Audi

1,738

2,527

VW

25,097

20,896

Two-Wheelers

Commercial Vehicles

Passenger Vehicles

-14.21%

The overall commercial vehicles segment registered a growth of 4.74 percent in April-July, 2012-13 as compared to the same period last fiscal to touch 248,223 units. M&HCVs sales declined by 12.75 percent to touch 89,226 units compared to 102,264 units in the same period in the previous year. The LCV segment grew by 18.02 percent to touch 158,997 units in this fiscal, compared to 134,724 units in the same period last fiscal. Three-wheeler sales were stagnant at 155,535 units in April-July period compared to 154,278 units in same period last year. Passenger carriers rose by 4.93 percent in April-July while goods carriers fell by 13.62 percent. ALL registered the highest growth in the LCV segment to touch 10,272 units. TVS Motors registered highest growth in three-wheeler segment to touch 4,518 units.

-47.27%

LCVs (PC+GC) -10.10%

OEMs

2011-12

2012-13

-17.98% ALL

10,272

7,534

7,823

54

65

6442.68%

Force

3.84%

95.89% HM 5.40% -23.69%

M&M

37,942

43,680

MNAL

3,307

2,909

Piaggio

4,087

1,341

20.37% 15.12% -12.04%

Scooter/Scooterettees

-67.19%

4.66% -23.73%

OEMs

-10.41 Swaraj

1,364

1,222

Tata

76,895

88,084

VECV - Eicher

30.24%

Total

3,384

134,724

14.55%

3,601

6.41% 18.02%

158,997

3.49%

15.95%

OEMs

2011-12

2012-13

ALL

23,355

23,337

5.55%

AMW

3,210

2,234

JCBL

Force

1,098

1,455

Ford

905

571

M&M

GM

7,697 700

657

HSCI

108

136

HMIL

395

313

ICML

130

166

M&M

60,089

79,366

Total

2,144

26,259

Nissan

75

43

Renault

-

1,323

635

410

Skoda Tata TKM VW

Total

12,435 19,396 4

NA

0

0

54.22% -10.45%

40,538

-

8,418

90,509

107,770

155,600

146,049

19.07% -6.14% 26.71%

737,575 934,546

-30.40%

Motorcycles/StepThroughs OEMs 00.00%

BAL

2011-12

2012-13

825,501

819,024

-0.78%

90.11%

-36.91%

MNAL

789

1,500

-29.86%

Swaraj

2,368

2,910

-6.14%

Tata

61,379

47,729

VECV - Eicher

10,726

11,053

HDMC 22.89%

0

348

HML

1,830,740

1,923,648

HMSI

231,326

363,006

IYM

110,056

105,407

23,935

36,122

5.07%

-22.24%

25.93% -20.76% 27.69%

VECV - Volvo

165

179

Volvo Buses

255

284

3.05%

Total 102,264

8.48% 11.37%

89,226

RE

50.92%

SMIL

19,272

24,341

TVS

203,884

178,874

26.30%

Total 3,244,714 3,450,770

6.35%

3-Wheelers (PC+GC)

-35.43%

OEMs

2011-12

2012-13

Atul

7,716

9,235

Bajaj

59,666

62,951

Force

4

1

M&M

19,453

18,964

Piaggio

59,087

55,187

Scooters

4,695

4,679

TVS

3,657

4,518

154,278

155,535

Mopeds/Electric

16.20% 65.20% -100.00%

19.69%

OEMs

2011-12

2012-13 4.02%

5.51% TVS

-75.00% 53.66%

105,811 162,589

-4.22%

-12.27%

-42.67%

32,042

56.92%

M&M 2W

-12.75%

32.08%

14,449

-

45,269

11.06%

-0.08%

32.51%

1124.77% MSIL

17

5,399

HM

145,010 486,761

TVS

M&HCVs (PC+GC)

45.40%

Daimler* 2012-13

130,574 315,623

Piaggio

UV 2011-12

-

HML

SMIL

600,925 634,298

OEMs

2012-13

HMSI M&M 2W

-16.74%

Total

2011-12

BAL

139.43% 1002.36%

Tata JLR

157

-40.02%

Domestic two-wheelers sales witnessed a growth of 9.75 percent in this fiscal to touch 4,652,225 units against 4,238,894 units during the same period in the previous fiscal. Mopeds, motorcycles and scooters grew by 4.02 percent, 6.35 percent and 26.71 percent respectively. The motorcycle sales grew to 3,450,770 units in April-July period as compared to 3,244,714 units in corresponding period in the previous fiscal. In the Motorcycle segment, Royal Enfield sales were up by 50.92 percent in April-July period this fiscal, while Bajaj Auto’s sales declined by 0.78 percent to 819,024 units compared to 825,501 units in same period last fiscal. In the Scooter segment, the sales of HMSI grew by 54.22 percent while TVS Motor sales declined by 6.14 percent in this fiscal. Hero MotoCorp sales declined by 0.4 percent for July at 473,033 units over the same month last year. Bajaj Auto witnessed marginal decline in its July sales at 200,535 units against the same month in the previous fiscal. TVS Motor Company reported total domestic two-wheeler sales of 140,806 units in July registering a decline of 12.19 percent. Honda Motorcycles India registered the highest growth in domestic two-wheelers sales at around 60.51 percent to touch 227,591 units in June this year.

256,605

Electrotherm*

-2.51%

266,909

NA

- 0.00% 4.02%

MPV OEMs

2011-12

2012-13

-6.60%

Total

104

5

Total 58.20%

M&M

6586

10419

Maruti

54,128

34,953

Tata

17,925

23,339

Total

78,743

68,716

-35.43%

30.20% -12.73%

266,909

-0.34% 23.54%

-95.19% Force

256,605

0.81%

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International auto round-up Ford envisions electric future with $135M investment Ford is continuing to push its electrification line up, adding more jobs, doubling its battery-testing capabilities and consolidating its electrification resources as part of a $135 million investment. The auto maker said it plans to house more than 1,000 engineers dedicated to vehicle electrification in the newly named Ford Advanced Electrification Centre, formerly known as the Advanced Engineering Centre. Ford, which hired approximately 70 engineers in the past year, also plans to hire similarly in the next 12 months, said Director of Electrification Programmes, Kevin Layden. The company’s battery-testing capabilities will double by next year, shortly after the launch of five electrified vehicles this fall: the Focus Electric, C-Max Hybrid, C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. It also began building its own hybrid transmissions this month at the Van Dyke Transmission plant in

Sterling Heights and gets battery packs from Troy-based Compact Power Inc. The automaker has reduced the cost of its current hybrid system by about 30 percent. Electrified vehicles, including hybrids and plug-in hybrids, make up about three percent of new-vehicle sales among all carmakers in the US—and it’s a segment dominated by Toyota. Ford has said it expects as many as 25 percent of its new vehicle sales will come from electrified vehicles by 2020. “When you look at the customer demands... hybrid and electric vehicles are going to play a stronger role in the future,” said Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford, Joe Bakaj.”We are dependent on the price of gas. When you look over the long term, we think gas prices are going to increase.” Bakaj cited a study showing that 60 percent of US consumers have a positive view of electrified vehicles—if there is no added cost when compared to a standard vehicle that runs on gasoline. He added that Ford’s goal is to

make electrified powertrains more affordable, specifically by reducing the payback time, or the time it takes electric or hybrid cost-savings to equal the additional upfront cost of a vehicle. Bakaj said the enhanced electrified line up, but specifically the C-Max wagon, should help bring in new consumers on top of those already familiar with electric or hybrid vehicles.

Honda to unveil all-new Accord shortly Honda plans to unveil its new Accord sedan at an Ohio factory. The company promises a more athletic look with all-new engines and transmissions that will raise the car’s fuel efficiency. The Accord is important because it competes in the biggest segment of the US auto market. Honda hasn’t released many details but says the new model will have a sportier driving character than the current Accord. A new four-cylinder engine should boost fuel economy above the current Accord, which now gets 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The car will be made at

Honda’s Marysville, Ohio, factory near Columbus.

Audi’s global car sales rise 12.9 percent in July Audi said its global sales increased by 12.9 percent to 119,600 vehicles last month compared with a year ago, making the month the automaker’s best July to date. Volkswagen Group’s luxury unit said demand for its vehicles rose in all its major markets, including Europe where the overall auto market is going through a slump due to the region’s economic woes. The monthly total put Audi ahead of rival BMW, which sold 113,253 BMW brand vehicles last month, up 4.2 percent. Sales of Mercedes-Benz brand cars fell 3.1 percent to 97,327. Audi expects new launches such as the redesigned A3 premium compact car will help boost sales in the second half. Audi’s sales in China, the brand’s biggest single market, rose 18.4 percent last month to 32,877 giving a combined seven-month sales tally of 226,748, a rise of 34.6 percent.

It said sales of the locally-built Q5 mid-size SUV rose 80 percent in China to 50,170 between in the first seven months. The automaker launched the Q3 small SUV in the country last month to help boost sales in the important SUV segment. Overall sales in Audi’s European market rose 5.5 percent to 60,800 last month, defying a downturn in consumer confidence caused by the eurozone crisis. In the first seven months, sales rose 3.1 percent to 454,200. Sales in Audi’s biggest European market, Germany, were up 10.7 percent in July to 23,712 and by 7.8 percent to 157,885 over seven months. In the UK, the automaker grew sales 8.8 percent to 8,872. Since the beginning of the year, sales in Audi’s fourthbiggest market have risen five percent to 75,060. In Italy, Audi deliveries dropped 10.7 percent to 4,170 last month, while in Spain volume fell 13.5 percent to 3,106. In the United States, the brand’s third-biggest market, volume jumped 28 percent to 11,707. Last year, Audi sold 1.3 million units, while Mercedes brand sales were 1.26 million.

Russia sales up 14 percent Russian car and light commercial vehicle sales grew 14 percent year-on-year in July to 255,560 units, which was a record for the month, the Association of European Businesses said. Sales were up 10 percent in June. Through seven months, Russian vehicle sales were up 14 percent to 1.67 million. Russia has overtaken France, where seven-month sales of cars and light commercial vehicles totalled 1.44 million, according to figures from Parisbased automaker’s association CCFA. Analysts expect Russia to pass Germany as Europe’s biggest market some time this decade. Germany’s car and LCV sales total for the first seven months of 2012 reached 2.01 million, according to the German auto industry association (VDA).The AEB expects that 2.85 million vehicles will be sold in Russia this year, which would be an increase of about eight percent from the previous year. Chinese manufacturers continued to make gains in the Russian market. The top five sellers, including Lifan, Chery and Geely, posted sales of 6,700 vehicles in July, a rise of 84 percent from the same period last year. AvtoVAZ’s Lada remained the country’s topselling brand last month despite a seven percent sales decline. Chevrolet increased sales 28 percent for the month and third-ranked Renault grew by 24 percent.

Leoni, wire harness makers probed by EU in anti-trust case Leoni AG and other makers of automotive wire harnesses are being probed by the European Union for possible collusion in multiple cartels, echoing a similar investigation in the United States over the past year. The wiring unit of German wire and cable-maker Leoni is cooperating with the European Commission, the company said. The anti-trust investigation, announced by the regulator, is part of a global crackdown on price fixing in the auto-parts industry. The Brussels-based EU antitrust authority can fine companies as much as 10 percent of yearly sales or require them to change the way they do business if it concludes that they harmed competition. The probe “is part of a wider effort to investigate possible cartels in the automotive sector,” the commission said in a statement recently. Makers of automotive wire harnesses, which are electrical distribution systems, include privately-held Draexlmaier Group, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, and Delphi Automotive Plc. Behr GmbH was among makers of car heating and cooling systems raided by EU officials in May. In the United States, seven companies and 10 individuals have been charged for price fixing violations in the past year.


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The all-new Range Rover

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he all-new Range Rover launched recently is lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement. As the fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the new model has been developed from the ground up and is among the the world’s first SUVs with a lightweight a l l-a luminium monocoque body structure that is 39 percent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model enabling total vehicle weight savings of up to 420 kg. The lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a transformation in fuel

economy and CO2 emissions. In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an allnew aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed w ith completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle’shandlingandagilityhavebeen significantly improved. The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel. Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards said, “The new Range Rover’s clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the

Firestone opens new facility in Tianjin

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irestone Industrial Products recently expanded its global air spring presence with the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China. “This facility is the centrepiece of Firestone Industrial Products’ plan to meet the global needs of our heavy-duty customers worldwide. With the opening of the Tianjin facility, we have a sales and manufacturing presence in North and South America, Europe and Asia,” said President of Firestone Industrial Products, John Vincent. Manufactured at the facility are the company’s Airide(TM) air springs, specifically designed to meet a variety of heavy-duty vehicle suspension applications. Airide springs require little or no maintenance, increased driver comfort and provide outstanding cargo protection. “Firestone Airide(TM) air springs meet and exceed strict global quality standards. We are committed to supporting the air spring needs of the Asia market and this new facility better positions us to accomplish this goal,” added Vincent.

With the opening of the Tianjin facility, we have a sales and manufacturing presence in North and South America, Europe and Asia—John Vincent The new manufacturing plant is located at Jingin Industrial Park, Wuqing District, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, specialises in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 75 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs. Its Airide brand air springs have been an industry standard for air spring manufacturing and technology since 1939.

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experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.” The all-new Range Rover has a clean shape, which is derived from a fresh new interpretation of Range Rover design cues. “Designing the next generation Range Rover came with a huge responsibility to protect the DNA of such an icon,” said Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern. The new model has been engineered from the ground up to be the most capable, most refined Range Rover ever. Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings for the terrain. To ensure exceptional durability and reliability, the new model has been subjected to Land Rover’s punishing on- and off-road test and development

regime, with a fleet of development vehicles covering millions of miles over 18 months of arduous tests in more than 20 countries with extremes of climate and road surfaces. Within the cabin, the all-new Range Rover provides occupants with a sensation of serene isolation, meeting the highest luxury car standards for refinement. Measures like the rigorously optimised body structure and acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door glass have significantly reduced noise levels, while the new suspension architecture has enabled engineers to achieve even more luxurious ride comfort and refinement. The sumptuous interior incorporates distinctive Range Rover design cues, but executed with a very contemporary treatment, and clean, elegant surfaces which are f lawlessly presented using the finest leathers and veneers. With over 118 mm more legroom, the rear occupants benefit from vastly increased space and comfort, with the option of a new twoseat Executive Class seating package for the ultimate in rear-

seat luxury. To deliver the model’s characteristic effortless performance, customers have the choice of refined V8 petrol engines and TDV6 and SDV8 diesel engines combining responsive performance with outstanding CO2 emissions. The all-new Range Rover has been engineered with the latest developments in vehicle technologies, from interior luxury features such as exclusive Meridian surround sound music systems and power upper and lower tailgates, to advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies. Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centres in the UK, the new Range Rover will be produced in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK - employing the latest low-energy aluminium body construction technologies. On sale from September 2012 (market dependent) with customer deliveries scheduled to start from early 2013, the allnew Range Rover will be a truly global car, available in over 160 markets worldwide.


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PRODUCTION AND SALES FLASH REPORT FOR JULY 2012 Category Segment/Subsegment Manufacturer.

Production For the month of July 2011

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Cumulative April-July 11-12

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Source: SIAM

Domestic Sales For the month of July 2011

I Passenger Vehicles (PVs) A : Passengers Cars - Upto 5 Seats Micro: Seats Upto-4, Length Normally <3200 mm, Body Style-Hatchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 0.8 Litre Regular: Tata Motors Ltd (Nano) 3,534 5,003 25,338 26,881 3,260 Total 3,534 5,003 25,338 26,881 3,260 Micro: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally <3600 mm, Body Style-Hatchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.0 Litre Regular: General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Spark) 2,680 627 13,208 3,092 1,499 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Santro) 12,052 12,486 45,218 51,502 5,409 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (M800, Alto,Wagon R,A-Star) 58,778 36,342 213,620 156,149 38,028 Total 73,510 49,455 272,046 210,743 44,936 Compact: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 3600-4000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.4 Litre Regular: Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd (Palio, Grande Punto) 1,229 564 5,447 2,504 927 Ford india Pvt Ltd (Figo ) 7,850 7,881 31,910 27,791 5,273 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Beat, U-VA) 4,687 4,715 14,827 18,801 5,299 Honda Siel Cars India ltd (Jazz, Brio) 0 2,216 30 17,815 275 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Getz, i10, i20) 35,313 34,689 139,068 132,465 14,455 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Swift, Ritz, Estilo) 8,313 13,179 70,725 93,917 9,099 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Micra) 10,334 6,236 39,346 27,227 1,550 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Pulse) 0 1,231 0 2,291 0 SkodaAuto india p.ltd ( Fabia ) 2,008 477 7,636 1,691 1,404 Tata Motors Ltd (Indica,Indica Vista, Indigo CS) 14,419 8,744 43,181 38,350 9,273 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Liva) 2,510 3,643 3,304 14,958 2,551 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Polo) 4,708 3,683 19,378 12,536 3,507 Total 91,371 87,258 374,852 390,346 53,613 Super Compact: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4000-4250 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre Regular: Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Accent) 3,301 3,095 13,177 12,600 900 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Verito) 1,769 1,480 5,588 5,010 1,630 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Dzire) 3,072 11,385 27,891 63,825 3,021 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Etios-Sedan) 4,128 4,449 17,232 18,635 4,095 Specialty: Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Beetle) 0 0 0 0 5 Total 12,270 20,409 63,888 100,070 9,651 Mid-Size: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4250-4500 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre Regular: Ford India Pvt Ltd (Ford ikon,Fiesta Classic) 1,903 1,774 6,113 5,924 1,960 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Aveo) 264 0 625 18 117 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Lancer) 57 0 88 24 57 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (City) 2,498 1,363 8,425 9,884 4,092 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Verna) 4,664 5,915 14,924 24,850 4,724 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (SX4) 2,424 205 7,872 2,068 2,303 Nissan Motor India pvt Ltd (Sunny) 0 5,888 0 23,463 0 Skoda Auto India pvt Ltd (Rapid) 2 2,736 14 9,743 0 Tata Motors Ltd (Indigo, Manza) 1,992 717 5,849 2,880 1,464 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Vento) 3,330 1,485 13,467 8,471 2,846 Specialty: Hindustan Motors Ltd (Ambassador) 70 144 900 731 100 Total 17,204 20,227 58,277 88,056 17,663 Executive: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4500-4700 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 2.0 Litre Regular: Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd (Linea) 176 146 2,731 941 175 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Optra, Cruze) 1,220 476 5,032 2,270 742 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Cedia sports) 2 10 36 40 3 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (Civic) 240 365 1,200 365 233 Hyundai Motor India Ltd (Elantra) 0 217 0 217 0 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Kizashi) 0 0 0 0 32 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Renault FLUENCE) 395 459 660 718 212 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Laura) 722 230 2,726 1,558 580 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Corolla ) 987 565 2,873 2,497 1,030 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Jetta) 215 234 278 1,149 109 Specialty: Hindustan Motors Ltd(Lancer EVO X) 1 0 2 0 1 Total 3,958 2,702 15,538 9,755 3,117 Premium: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4700-5000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 3.0 Litre Regular: Honda Siel Cars India Ltd ( Accord ) 152 0 660 0 84 Hyundai Motors India Ltd ( Sonata ) 23 30 97 238 13 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Teana) 0 0 0 24 8 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Superb) 360 0 1,392 934 231 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Camry ) 0 0 0 0 31 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Passat) 131 169 573 940 61 Specialty: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Prius ) 0 0 0 0 2 Total 666 199 2,722 2,136 430 Luxury: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally Over 5000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 5.0 Litre Regular: BMW india pvt Ltd (7 Series ) 878 1,210 3,388 2,982 840 Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd ( S-Class) 651 432 2,460 2,047 478 Tata-JLR (Tata -JLR All Models) 0 146 0 273 0 Volkswagen - Audi (A8) 0 0 0 0 484 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Phaeton) 0 0 0 8 1 Total 1,529 1,788 5,848 5,310 1,803 Coupe: Roadster - 2 Doors; 2/4 seater, retractable/firm roof Regular: Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (370Z) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 Total Passenger Car 204,042 187,041 818,509 833,297 134,473 B: Utility Vehicles (Uvs) B: Utility Vehicles / Sports Utillty Vehicles; 2x4 or 4x4 offroad capability; Generally ladder on frame; 2 box ; 5 seats or more but upto 10 Seats UV1: Length<4400 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trax-GAMA) 3 24 124 92 26 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Bolero, ST) 7,351 9,918 29,058 35,723 7,198 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Gypsy, Ertiga) 587 7,343 2,433 24,861 639 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Duster) 0 1,510 0 1,510 0 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo) 1,225 1,528 5,381 11,054 1,248 Total 9,166 20,323 36,996 73,240 9,111 UV2: Length<4400 - 4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Tavera) 1,751 1,677 7,198 5,329 1,695 International Cars & Motors Ltd (Rhino) 40 39 142 186 38 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Scorpio, Bolero, HT, Xuv500, Xylo) 9,691 13,158 34,153 47,699 8,484 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo Grande, Safari) 1,553 861 5,948 4,542 937 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Innova) 4,748 6,817 15,967 26,771 4,816 Total 17,783 22,552 63,408 84,527 15,970 UV3: Length>4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trax, Force One) 210 389 1,036 1,584 265 Tata Motors Ltd (Aria, Xenon) 395 282 1,077 926 335 Total 605 671 2,113 2,510 600 UV4: Price Between Rs. 15 to 25Lakh Ford India Pvt Ltd (Endeavour) 296 340 907 1,026 271 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Captiva) 0 0 0 0 113 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Pajero, Outlander) 207 271 704 641 213 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (CRV) 0 0 0 0 41 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Santa Fe) 150 70 170 391 141 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Vitara) 0 0 0 0 3 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (X-Trail) 0 0 0 0 35 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Koleos) 0 78 0 181 0 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Yeti) 175 50 926 236 197 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Fortuner) 1,016 1,337 3,461 5,228 1,060 Total 1,844 2,146 6,168 7,703 2,074 UV5: Price > Rs. 25Lakh Hindustan Motors Ltd (Mentero) 16 4 26 9 15 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (LC,Prado) 0 0 0 0 7 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Touareg) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 16 4 26 9 22 Total Utillity Vehicles (Uvs) 29,414 45,696 108,711 167,989 27,777 C: Vans; Generally 1 or 1.5 box; seats upto 5 to 10 V1: Hard tops mainly used for personal transport, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Gio, Maxximo Mini Van) 0 1,010 2 1,901 0 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Omini,Ecco) 14,956 7,248 55,857 35,575 13,379 Tata Motors Ltd (Venture) 783 201 2,875 1,448 675 Total 15,739 8,459 58,734 38,924 14,054 V2: Soft tops mainly used as Maxi Cabs, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trip) 0 0 100 0 22 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Gio, Maxximo Mini Van) 2,426 2,110 6,812 9,932 2,513 Tata Motors Ltd (Magic, lris) 4,403 5,717 16,106 22,281 4,500 Total 6,829 7,827 23,018 32,213 7,035 Total Vans 22,568 16,286 81,752 71,137 21,089 Total Passenger Vehicles (PVs) 256,024 249,023 1,008,972 1,072,423 183,339 II Commercial Vehicles (CVs) M&HCVs A: Passenger Carriers A1: Max. Mass exceeding 7-5 tonnes but not exceeding 12 tonnes (M3(B1)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(B2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Lynx) 166 188 958 1,197 310 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister32, Tourister 40) 102 70 244 516 80 SML Isuzu Ltd (41 Seater, 32 Seater NQR Bus) 191 585 996 1,919 128 Tata Motors Ltd (LP1112, LP912, Starbus Ultra) 663 623 2,386 3,015 726 VE CVs - Eicher (10.90, 11.10, 11.12) 405 432 1,466 1,589 411 Total A1 1,527 1,898 6,050 8,236 1,655 A2: Max. Mass exceeding 12 but no exceeding 16.2 tonnes (M3(C)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(C2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Viking, Cheetah, 12M) 1,704 1,574 6,802 6,710 1,509 SML Isuzu Ltd (LT Bus) 9 0 33 29 8 Tata Motors Ltd (LPO1512,LPO1612, Starbus, Divo) 950 1,080 3,890 3,499 939 VE CVs - Eicher (20.15) 81 136 198 329 84 Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd (8400 & 9400 4X2) 12 27 92 96 12 Total A2 2,756 2,817 11,015 10,663 2,552 A3: No. of seats including exceeding 13 and max. mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes (M3(D)) Passenger Carrier (D) Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd (9400 XL) 50 44 164 194 48 Total A3 50 44 164 194 48 Total M&HCVs(passenger carriers) 4,333 4,759 17,229 19,093 4,255 M&HCVs B: Goods Carriers (c) Max Mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes but not exceeding 10 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd (eComet) 57 269 204 799 41 SML Isuzu Ltd (Super Supereme) 333 157 1,071 964 195 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT9109) 656 870 2,588 2,925 718 VE CVs - Eicher (10.80, 10.90, 10.95) 882 594 3,387 2,769 987 Total 1,928 1,890 7,250 7,457 1,941 (d) Max. Mass Exceeding 10 tons but not exceeding 12 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd (eComet) 332 585 1,317 2,447 273 SML Isuzu Ltd (Samrat Super 12) 126 157 560 659 37 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT1109) 856 277 3,678 2,596 1,905 VE CVs - Eicher (11.10, 11.12) 1,099 1,143 4,067 4,342 975 Total 2,413 2,162 9,622 10,044 3,190 Total B 4,341 4,052 16,872 17,501 5,131 B2: Max Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes (N3(A)) (a) Max. mass exceeding 12 tonnes but not exceeding 16.2 tonnes (N3(A1)) (4x2 Tipper, 4X2 Haulage) 1,436 968 7,146 5,525 1,717 Asia Motor Works Ltd (1618 TP) 0 3 0 36 0 SML Isuzu Ltd (IS12T) 0 0 4 2 0 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT1613, LPK1616, SK1613) 5,334 3,469 18,457 12,345 2,709 VE CVs - Eicher (20.16, Terra 16) 416 326 1,782 1,409 407 Total B2 7,186 4,766 27,389 19,317 4,833 B3: Max Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes-Rigid Vehicles (N3(B1)) (a) Max. mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes but not exceeding 25 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (6X2 Mav, 6X4 Mav, 6X4 Tipper) 1,441 700 5,068 3,882 1,462 Asia Motor Works Ltd (2518HL, 2516 HL, 2518 TP, 2523TP, 2518TM) 980 395 3,230 1,833 804 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN25) 22 106 243 361 99 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT2518, LPK2518) 4,854 3,022 18,822 10,598 3,820 VE CVs - Eicher (30.25, Terra25) 133 188 417 707 88 VE CVs - Volvo (FM400) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 7,430 4,411 27,780 17,381 6,273 (b) Max. mass exceeding 25 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (8X2 Haulage, 8X4 Tipper) 647 574 4,200 3,353 990

Exports Cumulative April-July

For the month of July

Cumulative April-July

2012

11-12

12-13

2011

2012

11-12

12-13

5,485 5,485

25,239 25,239

27,625 27,625

300 300

0 0

1,125 1,125

1 1

534 8,044 28,998 37,576

11,721 27,331 160,080 199,132

2,689 42,673 123,811 169,173

3 5,190 7,564 12,757

0 2,080 8,665 10,745

20 14,316 33,387 47,723

16 7,929 32,880 40,825

617 4,697 4,451 2,313 13,888 15,759 1,028 437 215 14,895 2,264 3,498 64,062

4,627 22,592 11,870 918 71,967 64,750 5,913 0 5,981 37,838 3,288 13,427 243,171

2,660 20,061 18,609 14,921 57,809 88,745 4,094 1,694 1,651 39,633 9,104 11,350 270,331

133 3,040 18 0 16,479 1,175 11,195 0 0 348 0 0 32,388

23 1,987 9 3 20,262 609 5,350 0 0 462 1,164 0 29,869

659 8,201 53 0 60,478 5,606 33,635 0 0 1,310 0 0 109,942

41 6,755 59 97 73,048 4,744 20,722 0 0 1,646 6,974 0 114,086

182 1,261 11,413 3,760

4,002 5,437 28,116 17,166

1,203 4,149 58,371 15,556

2,356 0 1 0

2,910 0 1,833 324

8,425 0 42 0

11,374 0 5,776 2,286

0 16,616

27 54,748

1 79,280

0 2,357

0 5,067

0 8,467

0 19,436

1,423 61 0 1,843 5,300 679 2,436 1,505 773 1,546

5,395 628 88 10,264 15,037 7,820 0 0 5,266 10,572

5,098 149 24 8,942 22,883 2,126 10,092 8,882 3,471 8,244

152 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 42 447

100 8 0 1 8 0 777 0 118 395

346 53 0 6 0 1 0 0 172 447

417 35 0 23 8 3 7,736 0 329 816

199 15,765

914 55,984

542 70,453

0 652

0 1,407

0 1,025

0 9,367

153 516 10 138 54 2 102 151 540 258

2,180 4,049 23 851 0 149 212 2,340 2,854 431

929 1,739 50 309 54 23 643 1,248 2,449 912

72 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

179 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1,924

2 13,091

0 8,356

0 74

0 19

0 189

0 50

39 32 3 89 0 55

385 71 20 1,273 69 636

154 180 24 714 0 388

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

0 218

4 2,458

2 1,462

0 0

0 1

0 2

0 1

672 376 183 619 0 1,850

3,217 2,141 0 1,738 4 7,100

2,760 1,633 697 2,527 1 7,618

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 143,496

2 2 600,925

0 0 634,298

0 0 48,528

0 0 47,108

0 0 168,473

0 0 183,766

21 8,815 7,290 1,194 3,802 21,122

122 28,484 2,130 0 5,505 36,241

80 33,901 26,250 1,194 10,603 72,028

1 21 7 0 28 57

0 7 5 0 56 68

1 80 57 0 172 310

0 55 96 0 129 280

1,615 34 11,935 956 6,678 21,218

7,108 130 31,605 5,887 15,906 60,636

5,244 166 45,465 3,608 26,755 81,238

12 0 614 8 0 634

0 6 529 15 0 550

28 6 1,512 51 0 1,597

11 18 1,769 47 0 1,845

380 70 450

976 1,043 2,019

1,375 238 1,613

0 15 15

0 17 17

0 19 19

0 251 251

116 80 272 53 85 4 14 43 85 1,316 2,068

905 589 674 108 395 14 75 0 635 3,461 6,856

571 155 648 136 313 9 43 129 410 5,234 7,648

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 16 0 20 44,878

26 29 4 59 105,811

9 53 0 62 162,589

0 0 0 0 706

0 0 0 0 635

0 0 0 0 1,926

0 0 0 0 2,376

560 6,879 259 7,698

0 54,128 2,222 56,350

812 34,953 1,467 37,232

0 48 0 48

0 98 0 98

0 546 2 548

0 343 0 343

0 2,407 6,490 8,897 16,595 204,969

104 6,586 15,703 22,393 78,743 785,479

5 9,607 21,872 31,484 68,716 865,603

0 0 10 10 58 49,292

0 0 41 41 139 47,882

0 0 102 102 650 171,049

0 20 181 201 544 186,686

304 71 324 701 405 1,805

1,037 145 1,022 2,188 1,438 5,830

1,251 584 1,575 2,892 1,440 7,742

41 0 0 58 7 106

0 0 0 7 0 7

64 0 5 230 35 334

20 0 0 95 75 190

1,260 0 1,070 133 25 2,488

5,137 31 3,802 172 91 9,233

5,563 14 3,924 243 95 9,839

406 0 276 0 0 682

353 0 57 6 0 416

1,356 0 623 19 0 1,998

1,660 0 406 62 0 2,128

45 45 4,338

164 164 15,227

189 189 17,770

0 0 788

0 0 423

0 0 2,332

2 2 2,320

58 150 494 628 1,330

143 823 2,869 3,275 7,110

321 731 1,902 2,627 5,581

0 0 52 5 57

50 0 241 8 299

34 120 586 32 772

165 40 712 110 1,027

382 106 1,628 982 3,098 4,428

969 489 6,236 3,833 11,527 18,637

1,446 569 6,064 4,275 12,354 17,935

26 0 100 25 151 208

10 0 52 10 72 371

77 2 309 46 434 1,206

128 0 167 53 348 1,375

1,263 3 0 2,409 294 3,969

5,457 0 3 10,236 1,256 16,952

4,854 34 21 8,881 1,084 14,874

501 0 0 529 19 1,049

213 0 0 318 38 569

1,594 0 0 2,172 266 4,032

Ashok Leyland Ltd 1,074 0 0 1,042 54 2,170

1,203 419 113 2,751 120 0 4,606

4,932 2,836 284 16,272 356 0 24,680

4,365 1,820 413 10,913 634 0 18,145

59 0 0 187 0 0 246

123 0 0 158 1 0 282

331 0 0 995 0 0 1,326

323 0 0 566 3 0 892

1,235

3,738

3,953

0

0

0

0


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S I A M D ATA

Category Segment/Subsegment Manufacturer.

Production For the month of July 2011

2012

Asia Motor Works Ltd (3118HL, 3118TP) 71 111 Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd 4 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN31) 0 61 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT3118) 4,797 2,624 VE CVs - Eicher (35.31) 136 139 VE CVs - Volvo (FM400) 63 51 Total 5,718 3,560 Total B3 13,148 7,971 B4: Max. Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes-Haulage Tractor (Tractor-Semi Traller/Traller)(N3(B2)) (b) Max. mass exceeding 26.4 tonnes but not exceeding 35.2 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (4x2 Tractor 4X4 Tipper) 160 136 Asia Motor Works Ltd (3518 TR) 0 20 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN35) 0 0 Tata Motors Ltd (LPS3518) 0 399 Total 160 555 (c) Mass exceeding 35.2 tonnes but not exceeding 40 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN40) 30 0 Total 30 0 (d) Max. mass exceeding 40 tonnes but not exceeding 49 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (4X2 Tractor) 184 35 Asia Motor Works Ltd (4018TR, 4923TR) 50 46 Tata Motors Ltd (LPS4018, LPS4023, LPS4928) 170 878 VE CVs - Eicher (40.40) 2 6 Total 406 965 (e) Max. mass exceeding 49 tonnes and Above Ashok Leyland Ltd (6X4 TRACTOR) 22 22 VE CVs - Volvo (FM400HD, FH520) 30 6 Total 52 28 Total B4 648 1,548 Total M&HCVs (Goods Carriers) 25,323 18,337 Total M&HCVs 29,656 23,096 LCVs A: Passenger Carriers A1: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (a): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M2(A2)) Force Motors Ltd 845 1,292 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister15) 208 1 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC407, CityRide) 713 517 Total 1,766 1,810 A2: Max. Mass exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 7-5 tonnes (M3(A)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(A2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Stag) 103 188 Force Motors Ltd 0 0 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Tourister 25) 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister 25) 375 355 SML Isuzu Ltd (20,32,26,24 Seater Bus) 312 255 Tata Motors Ltd (LP709, SFC410, LP410) 1,921 1,627 VE CVs - Eicher (10.50, 10.60, 10.75) 310 425 Total A2 3,021 2,850 B2: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (b): No. of seats including driver not exceeding 13 (M2(A1)) Force Motors Ltd (Toofan, Cruiser, T1) 579 394 Tata Motors Ltd (Winger Platinum, Winger 10 Seats) 119 533 Total B2 698 927 Total LCVs (Passenger Carriers) 5,485 5,587 LCVs B: Goods Carriers (a) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 tons-Mini Truck Segment Force Motors Ltd (Trump 15 PU) 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Gio, Maxximo) 4,327 4,566 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd (Ape Truck, ApeTruck Plus, Ape Mini Truck)) 1,352 403 Tata Motors Ltd (ACE, ACE Ex, ACE Zip) 18,590 16,118 Total 24,269 21,087 (b) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 but no exceeding 3.5 tons-Pick Ups Ashok Leyland Ltd (Dost) 0 2,765 Force Motors Ltd(Trum 40, Trax PU, Kargo King) 343 329 Hindustan Motors Ltd 12 13 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 7,442 10,225 Tata Motors Ltd (Super ACE, Tata 207, Xenon, WingerDV) 2,039 3,320 Total 9,836 16,652 (a) Max Mass exceeding 3.5 tons but not exceeding 6 tonnes Force Motors Ltd ( T1 DV, Shaktiman) 133 133 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (DI3200 CRX, Load King CRX) 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (DI3200 CRX, Load King CRX) 367 196 SML Isuzu Ltd (Cosmo) 0 32 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC407, LPT407) 2,910 1,449 VE CVs - Eicher (10.50, 10.55) 67 78 Total 3,477 1,888 (b) Max Mass exceeding 6 tons but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Load King CRX Sherpa) 24 1 SML Isuzu Ltd (Sartaj, Prestige Premium) 141 156 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC709, LPT709) 586 1,080 VE CVs - Eicher (10.59, 10.60, 10.75) 630 402 Total 1,381 1,639 Total LCVs (Goods Carriers) 38,963 41,266 Total LCVs 44,448 46,853 Total Commercial Vehicles 74,104 69,949 IV Two Wheelers A: Scooter/Scooterettee : Wheel size less than or equal to 12” A1: Engine Capacity less than 75cc Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (Kine) 48 250 TVS Motor Company Ltd (teenz, Pep) 1,929 29 Total 1,977 279 A2: Engine Capacity 75cc and less than equal to 90cc TVS Motor Company Ltd (Pep+, Streak) 25,906 27,508 Total 25,906 27,508 A3: Engine Capacity >90 cc and less than equal to 125cc Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HERO PLEASURE, HERO MAESTRO) 36,498 39,612 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (Activa, Dio, Aviator) 91,881 131,067 Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (Duro/Duro DZ, Rodeo, Flyte) 9,664 9,797 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd (Vespa LX125) 0 4,709 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Access, Swish) 22,738 31,712 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Wego) 14,008 15,541 Total 174,789 232,438 Total Scooter/Scooterettee 202,672 260,225 B: Motor cycles/Step-Throughs : Big Wheel size more than 12” B2: Engine Capacity 75cc and above but less than 110cc Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer CT, Platina, Discover) 174,755 195,409 Hero MotoCorp Ltd 400,480 404,421 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CB Twister, Dream Yuga) 9,804 33,942 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (Crux, YBR110) 6,541 7,965 TVS Motor Company Ltd 36,886 38,096 Total 628,466 679,833 B3: Engine Capacity 110cc and above but less than 125cc Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer, Platina, Discover, KTM) 54,144 55,840 Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HERO SUPER, SPLENDOR, HERO GLAMOUR) 39,505 54,750 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CB Shine, CBF Stunner/Fi) 35,537 53,272 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (SS 125, Enticer, YD125) 6,598 1,912 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Hayate, Slingshot) 4,737 8,493 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Victor GLX, Flame, STAR CITY 125) 2,201 3,883 Total 142,722 178,150 B4: Engine capacity > 125 cc but less than equal to 150 cc (TW) Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer,Discover, Pulsar) 83,971 60,170 Hero MotorCorp Ltd 28,454 7,824 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 12,652 22,528 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (FZ, Fazer, SZ, R15 26,273 31,693 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (GS150R) 1,158 625 Total 152,508 122,840 B5: Engine capacity >150cc and less than equal to 200 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (KTM, Pulsar) 12,691 16,304 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Apache) 17,798 18,194 Total 30,489 34,498 B6: Engine capacity >200cc and less than equal to 250 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (Pulsar, Avenger, Ninja) 9,807 8,416 Hero MotorCorp Ltd (HERO KARIZMA) 4,297 2,956 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CBR 250R) 2,382 621 Total 16,486 11,993 B7: Engine capacity >250cc and less than equal to 350 CC Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) 5,631 8,976 Total 5,631 8,976 B8: Engine capacity >350cc and less than equal to 500 CC Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) 871 1,081 Total 871 1,081 B9: Engine capacity >500cc and less than equal to 800 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (Ninja) 0 25 Total 0 25 B10: Engine capacity >800cc and less than equal to 1000 CC H-D Moto Company Ltd 0 77 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CBR1000RR, CB1000R) 0 0 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (R1, FZ1) 0 0 Suzuki Motorcycle india Pvt Ltd (VZ 800, GSX-R1000) 0 0 Total 0 77 B11: Engine capacity >1000cc and less than equal to 1600 CC (TW) H-D Moto Company Ltd 0 13 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (VT1300, VFR1200F) 0 0 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Hayabusa) 0 0 Total 0 13 B12: Engine capacity >1600cc (TW) Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Intruder) 0 0 Total 0 0 Total Motor Cycles/Step-Throughs 977,173 1,037,486 C: Mopeds: Engine capacity less than 75cc & with fixed transmission, big wheelsize>12” Engine Capacity<75cc Mopeds TVS Motor Company Ltd (MOPED) 70,059 63,611 Total 70,059 63,611 Total Mopeds 70,059 63,611 Total Two Wheelers 1,249,904 1,361,322 III Three Wheelers A: Passenger Carriers A1:No. of seats including driver not exceeding 4 & Max.Mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 1,268 1,439 Bajaj Auto Ltd 43,054 36,986 Force Motors Ltd 0 0 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 4,078 3,665 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 12,836 12,260 Scooters india Ltd 523 346 TVS Motor Company Ltd 4,505 3,125 Total 66,264 57,821 A2: No.of seats including Driver exceeding 4 but not exceeding 7 & Max.Mass exceeding 1.5 tonnes Force Motors Ltd 84 140 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 Scooters india Ltd 211 330 Total 295 470 Total Passenger Carrier 66,559 58,291 B: Goods Carriers B1: Max.mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 1,030 1,220 Bajaj Auto Ltd 772 413 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 1,316 1,506 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 5,207 4,181 Scooters india Ltd 587 390 Total 8,912 7,710 B2: Others Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 300 211 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 15 0 Scooters india Ltd 196 334 Total 511 545 Total Goods Carrier 9,423 8,255 Total Three Wheelers 75,982 66,546 Grand Total of all Categories 1,656,014 1,746,840

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2011

2012

151 43 194 18,605 419 212 23,824 51,604

187 0 356 7,521 853 193 12,463 29,844

30 0 42 3,235 96 29 4,422 10,695

81 0 59 2,452 146 12 3,985 8,591

117 17 281 13,197 356 94 17,800 42,480

169 0 339 8,173 698 148 13,480 31,625

0 0 0 28 0 0 28 274

0 0 0 2 0 0 2 284

11-12 0 0 0 44 0 0 44 1,370

12-13 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 896

833 0 0 969 1,802

830 57 60 1,814 2,761

166 0 0 711 877

247 0 7 392 646

792 0 0 2,832 3,624

900 51 35 1,612 2,598

10 0 0 0 10

0 0 0 0 0

38 0 0 2 40

22 0 0 1 23

0 102 102

25 160 185

0 9 9

0 26 26

0 79 79

0 129 129

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

560 309 1,442 74 2,385

424 168 3,398 98 4,088

169 47 1,075 10 1,301

145 52 889 2 1,088

619 257 3,747 40 4,663

457 160 3,368 52 4,037

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 20 0 20

0 0 86 0 86

0 0 70 0 70

582 75 657 4,946 100,811 118,040

175 52 227 7,261 73,923 93,016

86 23 109 2,296 22,955 27,210

70 15 85 1,845 18,833 23,171

531 71 602 8,968 87,037 102,264

227 31 258 7,022 71,456 89,226

0 0 0 10 1,541 2,329

0 0 0 20 1,244 1,667

0 0 0 126 6,734 9,066

0 0 0 93 4,534 6,854

3,311 798 2,057 6,166

4,809 249 1,994 7,052

938 263 676 1,877

1,196 237 604 2,037

3,159 849 1,962 5,970

4,452 840 2,135 7,427

11 0 27 38

53 0 14 67

37 0 91 128

53 0 15 68

551 22 0 1,024 1,225 6,203 1,424 10,449

965 30 0 1,653 1,046 5,875 2,242 11,811

51 10 0 273 207 1,349 400 2,290

58 10 0 132 235 1,405 391 2,231

157 38 0 990 1,054 4,864 1,412 8,515

223 29 0 881 827 5,643 2,029 9,632

17 0 0 0 11 384 4 416

8 0 0 0 17 76 14 115

105 0 0 0 15 706 47 873

269 0 15 0 17 521 161 983

2,073 283 2,356 18,971

1,626 846 2,472 21,335

548 211 759 4,926

417 374 791 5,059

1,958 732 2,690 17,175

1,544 959 2,503 19,562

0 3 3 457

0 0 0 182

5 3 8 1,009

0 28 28 1,079

192 17,836 4,330 64,296 86,654

0 16,426 1,611 56,874 74,911

22 4,227 1,158 13,806 19,213

5 3,644 238 15,896 19,783

81 16,381 4,087 52,924 73,473

29 14,348 1,341 61,326 77,044

0 296 0 2,105 2,401

0 1,090 123 1,677 2,890

0 875 6 8,296 9,177

0 2,132 127 6,414 8,673

0 1,934 80 25,990 6,913 34,917

9,975 1,534 83 38,125 12,037 61,754

0 630 12 6,732 1,719 9,093

2,802 325 9 8,077 2,564 13,777

0 1,836 54 21,561 6,007 29,458

10,049 1,289 65 29,332 9,200 49,935

0 0 0 1,038 300 1,338

1 0 0 2,182 822 3,005

0 0 0 3,969 1,174 5,143

2 1 0 7,185 3,353 10,541

464 0 1,475 11 9,905 614 12,469

465 0 955 58 5,685 256 7,419

133 0 358 4 2,280 72 2,847

153 0 273 9 1,830 60 2,325

462 0 1,417 11 8,709 603 11,202

480 0 1,045 30 7,172 226 8,953

1 0 0 0 726 29 756

0 0 0 0 128 0 128

1 87 0 0 1,494 49 1,631

0 35 0 0 916 4 955

93 441 3,101 1,952 5,587 139,627 158,598 276,638

140 487 3,926 1,747 6,300 150,384 171,719 264,735

20 104 419 405 948 32,101 37,027 64,237

33 91 438 331 893 36,778 41,837 65,008

51 299 1,697 1,369 3,416 117,549 134,724 236,988

143 365 1,649 1,346 3,503 139,435 158,997 248,223

0 19 57 128 204 4,699 5,156 7,485

0 3 583 33 619 6,642 6,824 8,491

0 74 417 455 946 16,897 17,906 26,972

0 3 1,041 290 1,334 21,503 22,582 29,436

1,019 5,991 7,010

920 333 1,253

461 1,939 2,400

102 18 120

1,698 6,059 7,757

843 361 1,204

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

97,384 97,384

94,313 94,313

28,765 28,765

25,208 25,208

94,169 94,169

90,337 90,337

1,869 1,869

107 107

7,793 7,793

5,884 5,884

141,959 323,795 45,164 0 90,465 57,523 658,906 763,300

159,170 498,804 41,223 9,824 107,579 56,939 873,539 969,105

33,409 89,869 12,551 0 22,724 15,617 174,170 205,335

36,039 125,899 9,949 3,501 31,040 15,457 221,885 247,213

130,574 315,623 43,571 0 90,509 55,372 635,649 737,575

145,010 486,761 39,695 8,418 107,770 55,351 843,005 934,546

3,727 1,721 88 0 0 1,140 6,676 8,545

383 3,718 225 0 352 65 4,743 4,850

12,346 6,047 385 0 90 3,460 22,328 30,121

10,748 10,176 806 0 396 1,754 23,880 29,764

693,131 1,619,660 66,965 23,132 195,820 2,598,708

726,599 1,706,504 81,923 29,396 176,134 2,720,556

90,717 370,247 6,619 5,123 37,336 510,042

107,653 375,427 31,231 4,833 26,924 546,068

396,791 1,564,897 53,018 19,080 160,022 2,193,808

418,376 1,653,184 71,221 20,148 120,912 2,283,841

75,066 9,386 3,748 1,293 12,421 101,914

71,634 7,569 2,797 1,482 8,985 92,467

311,374 38,471 13,556 3,351 48,838 415,590

308,411 36,324 8,595 6,102 39,712 399,144

174,935 155,059 139,209 25,347 18,936 7,356 520,842

203,546 206,978 222,405 14,515 22,188 14,496 684,128

41,544 39,152 33,101 2,883 3,204 131 120,015

38,984 50,550 50,050 1,871 8,004 9 149,468

143,464 151,520 130,627 11,534 17,108 685 454,938

157,761 198,614 214,483 7,505 22,151 13,157 613,671

13,110 1,069 2,182 2,300 0 1,886 20,547

6,699 2,361 1,941 168 264 3,291 14,724

33,192 4,156 7,624 10,901 132 6,928 62,933

38,008 5,526 6,836 3,284 359 12,038 66,051

313,910 104,245 50,742 111,921 4,052 584,870

276,780 61,309 87,265 117,725 1,659 544,738

56,187 27,849 9,848 21,004 501 115,389

37,590 8,772 20,186 21,153 477 88,178

236,454 98,313 41,089 79,409 2,164 457,429

185,755 58,387 75,520 77,740 2,146 399,548

19,341 1,893 2,842 5,583 640 30,299

22,177 859 2,603 7,485 133 33,257

78,551 4,262 9,285 23,772 2,000 117,870

96,933 3,149 10,227 28,095 134 138,538

42,651 64,201 106,852

50,509 64,577 115,086

7,806 10,624 18,430

10,991 9,528 20,519

26,647 43,177 69,824

33,922 44,805 78,727

4,532 7,772 12,304

4,544 4,602 9,146

19,688 25,571 45,259

18,773 16,061 34,834

34,598 16,221 6,634 57,453

32,537 13,960 2,480 48,977

6,065 4,272 2,345 12,682

5,317 2,245 215 7,777

22,138 16,010 6,565 44,713

23,210 13,463 1,761 38,434

3,720 32 0 3,752

3,269 12 332 3,613

12,840 64 0 12,904

10,332 102 676 11,110

22,308 22,308

33,350 33,350

5,656 5,656

8,847 8,847

22,237 22,237

33,062 33,062

18 18

129 129

48 48

307 307

2,989 2,989

4,241 4,241

611 611

860 860

1,698 1,698

3,060 3,060

123 123

201 201

1,005 1,005

1,127 1,127

20 20

89 89

7 7

0 0

7 7

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 17 0 0 17

274 0 0 0 274

0 9 11 0 20

51 8 1 6 66

0 26 33 0 59

266 17 14 6 303

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

94 0 0 94

0 0 0 0

18 2 16 36

0 1 0 1

82 4 31 117

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 3,894,059

0 0 4,151,533

0 0 782,852

2 2 821,821

0 0 3,244,714

7 7 3,450,770

0 0 168,957

0 0 153,537

0 0 655,609

0 0 651,111

263,925 263,925 263,925 4,921,284

269,756 269,756 269,756 5,390,394

65,933 65,933 65,933 1,054,120

63,662 63,662 63,662 1,132,696

256,605 256,605 256,605 4,238,894

266,909 266,909 266,909 4,652,225

1,236 1,236 1,236 178,738

42 42 42 158,429

2,697 2,697 2,697 688,427

670 670 670 681,545

3,982 166,557 0 14,491 45,050 1,742 17,443 249,265

4,663 123,804 0 12,745 41,567 1,232 10,836 194,847

1,227 16,715 0 4,077 11,635 376 1,072 35,102

1,363 17,740 0 3,819 11,566 411 1,251 36,150

3,873 57,358 4 13,355 39,333 1,387 3,657 118,967

4,709 61,478 1 13,604 39,399 1,396 4,518 125,105

20 28,227 0 303 1,260 0 2,218 32,028

20 17,178 0 12 1,036 0 2,050 20,296

80 115,715 0 1,194 5,632 0 9,934 132,555

123 68,689 0 438 2,489 0 7,862 79,601

133 0 888 1,021 250,286

555 0 821 1,376 196,223

0 0 236 236 35,338

0 0 320 320 36,470

0 209 839 1,048 120,015

0 0 832 832 125,937

0 0 0 0 32,028

126 0 0 126 20,422

168 0 0 168 132,723

392 0 0 392 79,993

3,924 2,356 5,459 20,275 2,119 34,133

4,452 1,939 5,170 16,550 1,360 29,471

985 675 1,014 4,917 461 8,052

1,146 374 1,138 4,180 456 7,294

3,843 2,308 4,373 19,754 1,679 31,957

4,526 1,473 4,589 15,788 1,607 27,983

0 0 38 98 0 136

0 0 440 201 0 641

16 0 310 284 0 610

11 0 452 538 0 1,001

1,807 36 850 2,693 36,826 287,112 6,494,006

863 38 835 1,736 31,207 227,430 6,954,982

304 0 254 558 8,610 43,948 1,345,644

192 0 330 522 7,816 44,286 1,446,959

1,516 0 790 2,306 34,263 154,278 5,415,639

771 0 844 1,615 29,598 155,535 5,921,586

0 12 0 12 148 32,176 267,691

0 0 0 0 641 21,063 235,865

0 36 0 36 646 133,369 1,019,817

0 48 0 48 1,049 81,042 978,709


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Getting Personal with Aman Mehtani, Managing Director Allevard-IAI Suspensions If not in the auto industry, where would you be? Never actually thought of doing something else but manufacturing auto components. To think of it now, I would have been in the business of real estate and infrastucture development What car do you drive? What do you dream of driving? Currently I’m driving a Range Rover Super supercharged. Would love to drive the Lamborghini Aventador Your most recent indulgence… Our new company, Allevard IAI suspensions: it’s the stuff of dreams! What are you currently reading? I am a compulsive reader of all sorts of magazines What is Mr Mehtani doing when not talking auto? Spending time with friends and family Outdoor activity you would miss office for… Scuba diving! Where did you go for your last holiday? Six Senses resort in Phuket, Thailand You get angry when… Confronted with ineffeciencies What is the one thing you would like to change about you? I would like to live for the moment and not always worry about the future Best thing to have happened to you… My Marriage to Surbhi; I have known her for more than 19 years now and she’s taught me how to balance my life and become a better human being

In Person Born in Faridabad, Harayana in 1981, Mehtani compelted schooling from Bishop Cotton Shimla; high schooling from Fergusson College, Pune and graduated with BA (Hons) in International Business and Administration from Regents Business School, London in 2003. He started as a marketing manager in his family business in 2003 and eventually got promoted to being the plant manager in 2005. The sales of this plant increased by almost 300 percent from 2005 till 2008. In 2008, he ventured into his first independent project to manufacture critical emission related engine components with the help of a joint venture with a Korean company in Pune. The JV was able to boomrang the Indian market and in 2012, it emerged as market leader for its product category in India with an almost 65 percent marketshare. In 2010, he took up his second project, ie a joint venture with Sogefi Group to manufacture elastic suspension parts for the Indian market. It recently inaugurated a new facilty in Chakan, Pune and is hoping to make this venture a bigger success.

An experience I won’t forget… Being in the delivery theatre during the birth of my son in 2008. This was definitely the most exciting experince of my life. That was one sight and feeling I’ll live with my entire life!

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