CNBC-TV18 has been getting the biggest and the best voices from the Auto Expo 2018. Also watch accompanying video of Sachin Tendulkar speaking at the Expo.
India's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp is set to re-enter the premium motorcycle segment. The auto major has unveiled a new 200 cc motorbike – the Xtreme 200R which will take on Bajaj Pulsar 180 and KTM Duke 200. The new offering is expected to hit the markets in the next few months.
Shivam Autotech is buzzing in trade. The stock is up 118 percent in one year and 43 percent in the last six months. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Neeraj Munjal, Managing Director of the company discussed about what has got the stock buzzing.
CNBC-TV18's Uttkarsh Chaturvedi caught up with Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO of Hero Motocorp and asked him about the group's target of expanding to 50 countries by 2020.
Shivam Autotech saw 17 percent increase in sales in the month of September. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Neeraj Munjal, MD of the company spoke about the numbers and his outlook going ahead.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers' (SIAM) Annual Convention is underway and it's not often that KN Radhakrishnan, CEO of TVS Motor Company makes a media appearance but CNBC-TV18's Ronojoy Banerjee caught up with him and asked about the company's plans of growing the market share.
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Chander Agarwal, MD & CEO, TCI Express spoke about the results and his outlook for the company.
On the side-lines of AIMA's event in Delhi, Ashpreet Sethi of CNBC-TV18 caught up with Pawan Munjal, MD of Hero Motocorp and Anil Rai Gupta of Havells India.
The demonetisation impact has not fully subsided and two-wheeler companies might continue to feel the pain for few more months, according to S Ravikumar, President - Business Development at Bajaj Auto.
Many global markets are slowing down, size of the motorcycles market has decreased but Pawan Munjal, Managing Director of Hero Motocorp believes this is a temporary phase and will pass..
Speaking on specific companies, Ashwin Patil of LKP Securities believe that Maruti Suzuki will see momentum retune in future with line-up of new models. Maruti saw a 1 percent decline in sales in December.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Sunil Munjal, Chairman of Hero Corporate Services said that demand in December for most consumer goods did suffer following demonetisation.
Expect domestic business to be around 55 percent and international around 45 percent in FY18, said Ajith Rai, CMD, Suprajit Engineering.
Pawan Munjal, Managing Director of Hero Motocorp and Madhavan Menon of Thomas Cook believe that demonetisation will aid in long-term but lead to short-term pain
Munjal says the US presidential elections could go either way as both, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump keep going ahead of each other in turns. Whoever wins, India's importance cannot be ignored and the country will not suffer if either of the candidates wins.
Macroeconomic conditions across countries are not great and nations need real reforms to spur investor confidence, BCG Chief Executive Richard Lesser told CNBC-TV18. He, however, added that investors across the globe have a lot of confidence that such crucial reforms have started in India.
RC Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki, said that the GST is a good move, but the focus should be on implementing it once the legislation is passed. Legislation on paper won‘t be good unless there is implementation, he said.
There is a lot of work going on at the Centre for Innovation and Technology, and followed by iSmart, we are gearing up for more launches for this festive season, says Pawan Munjal, the Chairman, MD & CEO of Hero MotoCorp.
Vikram Mohan, Managing Director of Pricol, told CNBC-TV18 that the company is targeting a 20-25 percent revenue growth in the next few years.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Mihir Jhaveri, Auto Analyst, Religare Capital Markets, gave his take on May auto sales data that came out yesterday.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Prabhudas Lilladher Auto Analyst Rohan Korde discussed the March auto sales numbers and discussed his stock picks in the sector.
Hero MotoCorp has inaugurated its R&D centre, the Hero Centre of Innovation at Technology, at Kukas near Jaipur.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Pawan Munjal of Hero MotoCorp says the current state of economy is not conducive for the auto industry.
Hero Moto has launched its 110 cc scooters Maestro Edge and Duet. Maestro Edge will be launched across markets on October 13 and the market launch of the Duet will follow thereafter.
Built at a capacity of USD 70 million, the Columbia plant has an installed capacity of 80,000 units per year, which is expected to go up to 1, 50,000 units in the second phase.