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Updated : Dec 05, 2023

Hatchback & Entry Level Car Segment Will See A Revival Says Maruti's Shashank Srivastava

Maruti Suzuki India reported a 3.39 per cent rise in total sales at 1,64,439 units in November 2023 as compared to 1,59,044 units in the same month last year. Total domestic sales, comprising passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and third-party supplies, were at 1,41,489 units last month as against 1,39,306 units in the year-ago period, up 1.57 per cent, Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing. Overall domestic passenger vehicle (PV) sales stood at 1,34,158 units last month as compared to 1,32,395 units in November 2022, a growth of 1.33 per cent, it added.Sales of entry-level mini cars, comprising the Alto and S-Presso, were lower at 9,959 units as compared to 18,251 units in the same month last year. BTTV's Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani spoke with Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Sales and Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Updated : Dec 01, 2023

What Is The New Delhi Cab Aggregator Policy?

The Delhi government on Wednesday notified the Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme — which mandates all cab aggregators and delivery service providers to switch their fleet entirely to electric by 2030 — in a bid to curtail the annual bad air crisis caused by vehicular emissions, among an array of other factors, in the Capital. BTTV's Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani spoke with Kailash Gahlot, Cabinet Minister, Home, Transport, Law, Transport, IT and AR, Govt of NCT of Delhi on the cab aggregator policy

Updated : Dec 01, 2023

Maruti's Entry-Level Car Sales Drop 45% In November, Utility Vehicle Sales Up 50%

Despite the long festive season, the auto industry has clocked in mixed numbers for November. Passenger Vehicles have seen low single-digit growth, exports are down but two-wheeler sales have picked up pace. Here's everything you need to know about what the consumer demand for cars and bikes was in November from top auto manufacturers Maruti Suzuki, M&M, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto & TVS Motors.

Updated : Nov 28, 2023

Public Charging To Cruising. EV Ride Life Explained!

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity in India, it becomes crucial to locate dependable public charging stations. While the current availability of public EV chargers may not match the ubiquity of fuel pumps every few kilometers, the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads is contributing to a proportional increase in the availability of EV charging stations. Business Today TV's Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani explains how to charge your EV at a public charging station.

Updated : Nov 24, 2023

JSW Steel Inches Closer To Dream Of Building Electric Cars In India

Media reports have hinted that the Sajjan Jindal-owned JSW Group is set to seal a deal in the next few days to acquire a 49% stake in MG Motors India. While the Chinese SAIC-owned company is already manufacturing SUVs in India, the path ahead under the new management could be electric. Much before all this, Sajjan Jindal had revealed his plans to enter the Electric Vehicle (EV) market in an exclusive conversation with Business Today TV Managing Editor Siddharth Zarabi at Davos, Switzerland. Here’s a part of that big reveal.

Updated : Nov 20, 2023

Commercial Vehicle Exports A Concern Says Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VECV

Eicher Trucks & Buses, a business unit of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, announced the launch of the Eicher Non-Stop Series, a new range of heavy duty trucks meticulously designed for the fast evolving long haul transportation in the country. BTTV's Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani speaks to Vinod Aggarwal of VECV and asks him about the company's performance, alternate fuel trucks and outlook of the Indian automobile industry.

Updated : Nov 10, 2023

Walkthrough Of The 2.55 Crore Eletre SUV EV

English sportscar brand Lotus has officially entered India today with its first model being the all-electric Eletre SUV. Priced from Rs 2.55 crore, the Eletre is now the most powerful and most expensive electric SUV in the country. It is also the first model that marked the beginning of Lotus' transition into an electric-only performance car brand.BTTV's Chetan Bhutani shows the details of the car.

Updated : Nov 10, 2023

IndiGo Parent Ties Up With U.S. Company To Start Air Taxi Services In India

The jam-packed Indian metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru could soon get an incredibly fast mode of transport with InterGlobe Enterprises tying up with U.S.-based Archer Aviation. The two will launch an all-electric air taxi service in India in 2026 that the companies claim will be “cost-competitive" with on-road taxi services. Interglobe is the parent company of IndiGo, India’s largest airline. Watch this report to know more about the services, and Midnight – the electric aircraft which will make the commuter hops a reality.

Updated : Nov 10, 2023

Festive Mood Check At Tata Motors Dealership In Delhi, A BTTV Ground Check

Sales of cars in festive season are seeing Record numbers. The dealerships are packed with people coming to taking delivery of their vehicle or enquiring about a possible purchase. Business Today TV's Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani visited Treo Tata dealership in South Delhi to see the demand. Chetan spoke with Ajay Agarwal, Owner of Treo Tata and also spoke with Sonali who was taking a delivery of her Tata Punch car. Watch this report.

Updated : Nov 10, 2023

Dominic Baumgart, Aftersales head, APAC, Middle East, Africa and India.

British carmaker Lotus Cars has become the latest entrant in the Indian auto market with the launch of Eletre, the company’s luxury electric SUV. This is the first car from the company, which has selected New Delhi for its first outlet. BTTV's Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani speaks with Dominic Baumgart, Aftersales head, APAC, Middle East, Africa and India.

Updated : Nov 08, 2023

Take A Look At Top 5 Electric Scooters That You Can Buy This Diwali

The festive season is approaching, and it's a great time to opt for eco-friendly and cost-effective transportation. The Indian electric scooter market offers a variety of impressive options in the budget segment. To simplify your choice, here's a list of the top 5 electric scooters that combine style, performance, and affordability for a fantastic riding experience.

Updated : Nov 08, 2023

Stunning ‘Golden’ Diwali Sweets Being Sold At Ahmedabad Sweet Shop

A sweet named 'Swarna Mudra' is gaining popularity in Ahmedabad. As people are stocking up on sweets ahead of Diwali, this delicacy that uses a 24-carat gold layer on it, has become a centre of attraction. Watch this report to find out what’s so special about this sweet which is priced at ₹21,000 per kg with one piece being sold of ₹1,400.

Updated : Nov 03, 2023

#BTTVExclusive | Luxury Car Makers To Sell 45000 Units In 2023, Says Santosh Iyer Of Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz India, which registered an 11 percent year-on-year growth with total sales of 12,768 units in the January-September 2023 period, says it is witnessing a strong demand in the ongoing festive season that has spread over four months. The company is bullish about the current market sentiment and expects sustained demand for luxury vehicles on account of a thriving economy and robust tax collections. BTTV's Associate Editor speaks with Santosh Iyer, MD & CEO, Mercedes Benz India.

Updated : Nov 03, 2023

Ola Working 70 Hrs Per Week To FulFil Orders Says Anshul Khandelwal

Ola Electric on Tuesday announced that it sold 24,000 units of electric scooters across India in October, buoyed by the festive sentiment during Navratri and Dussehra. The electric two-wheeler manufacturer has claimed that its sales grew by 2.5 times in October 2023, compared to the same period last year. BTTV's Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani spoke to Anshul Khandelwal, Chief Marketing Officer at Ola and asked him about the outlook on Diwali and demand scenario.

Updated : Nov 02, 2023

In Coversation With Maruti Suzuki’s Shashank Srivastava

Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported its highest-ever monthly sales at 1,99,217 units in October, a 19 per cent year-on-year growth. The country’s largest carmaker had dispatched 1,67,520 units in October 2022. BTTV’s Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani spoke to Shashank Srivastava on the results.

Updated : Oct 31, 2023

Tata Motors ₹765.78 Crore Win: Nano Plant Saga Explained

In a landmark legal battle, Tata Motors secured a massive ₹765.78 crore battle from the Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. The company had been building the plant for its ₹1 lakh car, Nano but it was forced to scrap the project amidst heated political protests. BTTV’s Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani explains the whole controversy and the ultimate win for the company.

Updated : Oct 23, 2023

What Will Shark Tank Season 3 Look Like? Amit Jain Tells Business Today TV

During an interview with Business Today TV's Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani, Amit Jain, the Co-Founder & CEO of Car Dekho Group, emphasized their core competence in making prudent investments. He revealed their plans to enter the UAE market in the current year and their goal to be IPO-ready by 2024, pending board approval on its implementation. Amit Jain also shared his inspiration behind becoming a Shark Tank judge and his belief in the pivotal role micro-entrepreneurs will play in India's economy. Additionally, there was a reference to Amit Jain's investments and how his companies have performed. The discussion also provided a glimpse of what Season 3 of Shark Tank may entail.

Updated : Oct 23, 2023

CarDekho Group To Grow At 70% In FY24, Amit Jain Tells Business Today TV

Business Today TV’s Associate Editor Chetan Bhutani speaks to Amit Jain, Co-founder and CEO of Cardekho and asks him about the business and the pivot towards a new asset light model. Jain also speaks about the performance of each of the subsidiaries and how the group is aiming at solving consumer problems. He also shares his success mantra for the group and how he feels when he sees the balance sheet in red.

Updated : Oct 14, 2023

In Conversation With Sanjay Thakker Of Landmark Cars

Speaking to Business Today TV’s Chetan Bhutani, the promoter and executive chairman of Landmark cars says that the demand for luxury cars is good. The company expects good festive season sales and the core focus is profitability from the 115 stores. He further says that non availability of vehicles in first quarter of FY 24 led to drop in profits. Listen in.

Updated : Oct 11, 2023

All You Need To Know About The New 2023 TATA Harrier

The 2023 Tata Harrier has burst onto the scene with a host of thrilling design and feature updates. Following the design philosophy of the Tata Nexon, the exterior boasts striking LED lights that give it a distinctive look. The front grille seamlessly integrates with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), creating a bold and captivating presence on the road. The main headlamp cluster, set in trapezoidal C-shaped enclosures, contributes to the illusion of a wider stance. At the rear, updated tail lamps and a connected LED light bar add to its sharp design. With seven exterior paint options and precise dimensions, it's a standout in its segment. Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, touch-based HVAC controls, and a customizable 10.25-inch driver's display offer a futuristic driving experience. Additional features like wireless Apple CarPlay, JBL audio, and advanced safety features make the Harrier a compelling choice. With a Kryotec 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine, safety innovations, and a range of trim options, the 2023 Harrier is set to take on competitors like the MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and XUV700.

Updated : Oct 10, 2023

Hero Group's Qubo Launches New GPS And Dashcams

Business Today TV's Associate Editor, Chetan Bhutani speaks with Nikhil Rajpal, CEO of Hero Electronix on the recent launch as the company unveils Qubo's groundbreaking GPS Trackers and Smart Auto Accessories. Discover the latest innovations unveiled at Qubo Connected World 2023, and delve into the world of advanced AI-powered features like Live Location Tracking, Accident Alerts, and GeoFence Alerts that are set to redefine your driving experience.