International car manufacturers in India

India, at the moment, is among the bigger markets for automobiles in the whole world. It once had one of the quickest rate of growth around the world in this domain but now the market is showing either flat or negative rates of growth. At present India still has among the larger commercial vehicle and passenger car industries in the world. It has also been a leading exporter of passenger vehicles in Asia. The market contains a healthy mix of Indian and international entities, most of whom have been big international brands around the world and this shows the credibility of India as a market for the global automobile giants.

Following are the leading international car manufacturers in India:

Aston Martin: Founded in 1913 in London by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, Aston Martin is headquartered at Gaydon, Warwickshire in England. The company operates all around the world and earned an estimated revenue of 474.3 million pounds in 2012. Its owners are Investment Dar, Adeem Investment, David Richards and Ford Motor Company. It has approximately 1250 employees and its subsidiary company is Aston Martin Racing. Following are the major car models that it is offering in India:

  • Aston Martin DB9
  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Aston Martin Vantage

Audi: Audi, the well known automobile company from Ingolstadt, Germany was established on July 16, 1909 by August Horch. The company has 9 production units across 8 countries. The company produces approximately 1,466,059 cars per year and its revenue in 2012 amounts to almost 5.380 billion Euros. It is owned by the Volkswagen Group and has almost 68,804 employees. It has several subsidiaries such as Audi Hungaria Motor, Automobile Lambhorgini, Ducati Motor Holding, Quattro and Italdesign Giugiaro.

At the present moment it is offering a lot of cars in India such as the following:

  • Audi A4
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi A6
  • Audi R8
  • Audi A7
  • Audi RS5
  • Audi A8
  • Audi S4
  • Audi Q3
  • Audi S6
  • Audi Q5
  • Audi TT

Bentley: Bentley was established on January 18, 1919 by HM Bentley and WO Bentley. Its head offices are at Crewe, England. It serves all around the world and produces around 9107 cars every year. Its revenues for 2012 have been estimated at 1,453 million Euros and it has almost 3600 employees. Its parent company is Volkswagen AG. At the present moment it is selling the Bentley Continental, Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley Flying Spur.

BMW: BMW was founded on March 7, 1916 by Franz Josef Popp and its head offices are at Munich, Germany. It operates all over the world and produces almost 1,861,826 cars in a year. In 2012 it earned an approximate revenue amounting to 76.84 billion Euros and has almost 105,876 employees. It has 4 major divisions – Mini, BMWi, BMW Motorsport and BMW Motorrad. At present it is offering several brands in India:

  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW M Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW X1
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW X3
  • BMW 6 Series
  • BMW X5
  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW X6
  • BMW Gran Turismo
  • BMW Z4

Bugatti: The headquarters of Bugatti Automobiles are at Molsheim, France. It also operates all over the world. It produces approximately 38 vehicles per year and has around 73 employees. Its parent company is Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries are Bugatti International and Bugatti Engineering. At this moment it is only offering Bugatti Veyron in India.

Caterham: Caterham is one of the leading manufacturers of lightweight sports cars. It was founded in 1973 by Graham Nearn and its head offices are at Crawley in Sussex, England. Its parent company is the Caterham Group. At present only the Caterham 7 model is available in India.

Chevrolet: It is a division of the General Motors Company and was founded on November 3, 1911 by William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet. The headquarters of Chevrolet are at Detroit. Its products and services are available all across the world with the exception of Australasia. At presents its following models are available in India:

  • Chevrolet Beat
  • Chevrolet Sail
  • Chevrolet Captiva
  • Chevrolet Sail Hatchback
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Chevrolet Enjoy
  • Chevrolet Tavera

Ferrari: Founded by Enzo Ferrari, the head offices of Ferrari are at Maranello, Italy. It produces close to 7044 supercars per year and earned around 2.2 billion Euros in revenue in 2012. Its owners are Piero Ferrari and Fiat SPA, which is its parent company as well. It has approximately 2695 employees. At present the following Ferrari models are available in India:

  • Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Ferrari F12berlinetta
  • Ferrari 458 Spider
  • Ferrari FF
  • Ferrari California

Fiat: Fiat was established on July 11, 1899 at Turin in Italy by Giovanni Agnelli. The company is headquartered in Turin as well and produces 4.2 million cars every year. It earned almost 83.957 billion Euros in 2012 and has around 214,836 employees. At present Fiat is offering the following models in India:

  • Fiat Grande Punto
  • Fiat Linea Classic
  • Fiat Linea

Ford: Ford was founded on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. The company is based out of Dearborn, Michigan. It earned a revenue of almost 134.3 billion US dollars in 2012 and is owned by the Ford Family. It has approximately 171 thousand employees. It has 3 major divisions – Ford, Motorcraft and Lincoln. Following are the various offerings in India:

  • Ford Classic
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Ecosport
  • Ford Figo
  • Ford Endeavour

Honda: Honda was established on September 24, 1948 at Hamamatsu, Japan. Its founders were Takeo Fujisawa and Soichiro Honda and its head offices are at Minato in Tokyo. It operates all around the world and earned a revenue of almost 9.877 trillion yen during 2012. It approximately has 179,060 workers and its subsidiaries are Honda and Honda Motorcycles. At present, these models of Honda are available in India:

  • Honda Amaze
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Brio
  • Honda New Accord
  • Honda City