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Volvo eyes construction segment

After establishing a strong hold in the premium mining tipper segment, Volvo Trucks has turned its attention to construction trucks. Story & Photos: Anirudh Raheja Much water has flown under the bridge after Volvo Trucks entered India in 1996. Continuing to operate in the premium trucking segment in India — claimed to account for three […]

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Ashok Leyland Dost+: Bigger and better

Bigger and better, Ashok Leyland Dost+ promises lower TCO. Story & Photos: Bhargav TS The launch of Dost in 2011 marked Ashok Leyland’s entry into the LCV market in a true sense. Since 2011, more than 1.7 lakh Dosts have been sold. A symbol of Ashok Leyland’s successful foray into the LCV market, the Dost […]

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Tata Xenon Yodha: The warrior clan

Building on a long legacy of pick-up trucks starting with the Tatamobile, the Xenon Yodha looks contemporary and robust. Story by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Photos: Saurabh Botre Tata Motors announced that they have signed action hero Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of its commercial vehicles in January 2017. His announcement was timed with the launch […]

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INDUSTRY TALK

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Transforming mobility

The Frost & Sullivan GIL India Summit 2017 recognised successful digital strategies to transform mobility. Story by: Ashish Bhatia As smart phones and similar such gadgets pouring upon the humankind, bringing information to the finger tip, many organisations are leveraging different digital strategies to help their business platforms scale new heights of success. Reflecting upon […]

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INDUSTRY TALK

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Sustainable mobility

The 57th ACMA annual convention stressed on sustainable mobility, and a model that would best suit the Indian needs. Story by: Anirudh Raheja Not out of the purview of the changes and disruptions that are, or have striked the Indian auto industry, the auto components industry, under the aegis of ACMA, in no uncertain terms, […]

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WORLD

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Busworld Europe 2017

Busworld Europe 2017 was held for the last time at Kortrijk, Belgium, on October 20-25. Story & Photos: Ashish Bhatia Opening its doors to the stakeholders of the bus industry the world over, the 24th edition of Busworld Europe 2017 was held for the last time at Kortrijk, Belgium, on October 20-25. With temperatures hovering between […]

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Its Adam Lacko

Adam Lacko won the fifth race of FIA European Truck Racing Championship at Hungary, driving a Freightliner for team Buggyra. Team CV The fifth round of FIA European Truck Racing Championship at the Hungaroring saw Norbert Kiss clock the fastest lap in his tankpool24 Mercedes in the first race, a day prior to the final […]

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EVENTS

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Prawaas 2017: A show of the operators

Over 3000 bus and cab operators came together to make the inaugural edition of Prawaas expo a success. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Over 3000 bus and cab operators found their way to Vashi, Navi Mumbai, on July 28, 2017. They came to participate in the inaugural edition of a bus and cab exhibition – Prawaas […]

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ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

Auto component players from the world over marked their presence at the trade fair. Story & Photos: Bhargav TS The third edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi once again reinforced its position as an effective sourcing and networking platform for auto components players from India and the world over. Attracting 552 exhibitors from 17 countries, […]

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INTERVIEWS

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Premium trucking

Q & A Helene Mellquist, Senior Vice President, Volvo Trucks International Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. How do you look at the Indian truck market? A. India is one of the most exciting markets that we have seen. It has good growth potential. Five years back, we penetrated the coal mining market. This was done through […]

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The electric bus

Q & A Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, European Auto Sales Division, BYD Europe B.V. Interview & photo: Ashish Bhatia Q. What is BYD’s plan for India? A. For BYD, India has been an encouraging market. It is a market that is fast evolving. The dynamics of the Indian market are no longer a drop off point for used […]

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Application engineering

Q & A Dr. Venkat Srinivas, Vice President & Head, Engineering & Product Development, Mahindra Trucks and Buses Ltd. Interview by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Q. What challenges are you looking at with BSVI round the corner? A. There will be huge challenges, and huge opportunities too. It was the same in the instance of BSIV. We […]

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Challenges and opportunities

Q & A Vinod K. Sahay, CEO – Designate, Mahindra Trucks & Buses Limited. Interview by: Bhushan Mhapralkar   Q. How do you plan to keep the excitement going at Mahindra Trucks and Buses? A. The team at Mahindra Trucks and Buses Limited (MTBL) has done a good job. The expectations from the Blazo have […]

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