Autocar Professional – July 15, 2021 As automotive manufacturers rev up their investments in an effort to drive up sales, the July 15 issue of Autocar Professional strives to dig deep and bring you some special stories and how some of the automobile industry’s top India bets are panning out. · The waiting game continues for Great Wall Motors. Though its 18 months since the Chinese automaker announced plans to take over GM’s plant in Talegaon, the Indo-China faceoff has put a spanner in the works. ·But for Skoda, India will be one of the key markets along with Russia and North Africa as the Czech carmaker unveils its ‘Next Level – Skoda 2030 strategy.
·Another European major, Stellantis is betting heavily on India’s R&D expertise as it takes forward its electrification plans. ·The President of Faurecia India, Figueras Bertrand plans to double India market revenues to 500 million euros by 2025. · Autocar Professional’s special webinar on Connected Mobility saw a galaxy of industry experts speak. In case you missed the webinar, it’s all there in this edition. · The Gartner study on top 10 automotive trends for 2021 indicates that autonomy and EVs are gaining traction and cyber-security is also a key investment area for automakers.
Even as EVs and hydrogen mobility continue to evolve, conventional fossil fuel prices emerge as one of the major challenges. We debate on ways the State and the Centre could collaborate to bring out a greater price rationalization. But that’s not all. This mid-month issue is buzzing with plenty of other interesting industry activity over the past fortnight. Download your copy today for all the information.
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