The recent growth in the Indian automobile industry has been phenomenal. Over the years India has emerged as a manufacturing hub for most of the foreign automobile companies. This is mostly because of factors such as increase in disposable income levels, change in lifestyle, availability of a variety of car models and low interest rates offered by most of the banks and finance companies. According to a recent market survey there are about 1 million passenger cars already gliding the Indian roads and with a series of small cars yet to be launched the figures are forecasted to increase.
Below is a list of the Major Car Manufacturers of India
The name that leads the list of major car manufacturers in India is Tata Motors. Originally called TELCO (TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company), Tata Motors Limited is the largest automobile manufacturing company in India. Apart from being the top heavy vehicle manufactures the company is also the third largest passenger car manufacturer in India. Some of the well known cars manufactured by Tata Motors are: Tata Indigo, Tata Indigo Marina, Tata Indica, Tata Sumo, Tata Nano and Tata safari
Established in 1942 Hindustan Motors was once the largest passenger car manufacturer in India. Founded by Mr. B.M. Birla Hindustan Motors is the pioneer of the age old Ambassador car. Among the major car manufacturers of India this company over the years has come up with a number of models. The introduction of the Mitsubishi Pajero in India is also because of the merger of this company with Mitsubishi.
Hyundai Motors India Ltd
Hyundai Motor Company of South Korean entered the India automobile market in 1996. Among the top car manufacturing companies in India today, Hyundai Motors is the company that has almost revolutionized the face of the hatchback car segment in India. Some of the important models by Hyundai Motors plying the Indian roads today are Hyundai Accent, Santro, i10 and i20
Fiat Automobiles India Limited
Among the major car manufactures in India Fiat Automobiles India Limited is a joint venture between Tata Motors and the Italian giants Fiat Group Automobile S.p.A. Having over 100 years of experience in the automobile segment this company is known for its series of strong and well built cars. Some of the popular cars manufactured by Fiat Automobiles India Limited include Fiat Palio, Fiat Punto, Fiat Uno and Fiat Linea.
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd
Honda Siel Cars India Limited was established in 1995. A joint venture between Japanese automobile giants Honda Motor Co Ltd and Siel Limited, a Siddharth Shriram Group Company with the promise of providing high order technological assistance to Honda motors for their passenger cars segment meant for Indian consumers. Known for its series of luxury and premium cars in India this company is among the major car manufacturers of India
Maruti Udyog Limited:
Synonymous with cars in India Maruti Udyog Limited is the ranked as a top car manufacturing company in the country. The company since its inception in 1981 has changed the face of the Indian four wheeler scenario. With the introduction of the Maruti 800 Maruti Udyog became the most trusted automobile company in India. The company manufactures a range of passenger cars, Sports Utility Vehicles and Sedans. Some of Maruti's most popular cars are; Maruti 800, Alto, Omni, Gypsy, Zen, Wagon R, Versa, Esteem, Baleno and Swift.
Last Updated on : 02 June 2011