Although the Indian car market is relatively young, the cars produced by Indian companies are now exported to many neighbor countries and have proved to be quite reliable. Let’s read about the most well-established auto manufacturers that comprise the largest part of the Indian car market.
Major Indian car brands
The Indian automobile market is presented by a few large companies that have been operating for 30-60 years and have managed to create a few outstanding models. Each manufacturer has its own interesting logotype.
Tata Motors Limited
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Parent: Tata Group
Previously known as ‘Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO), Tata Motors is one of the main Indian vehicle producers. The organization was established as long ago as in 1945 and was initially a producer of trains, having presented its first business vehicle in 1954. The car business is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and has various producing plants in Indian cities (Pune, Dharwad, Sanand, Lucknow, Pantnagar, and Jamshedpur).
Moreover, Tata Motors likewise has fabricating plants in the UK, Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina. The organization has also started producing eco-friendly and reliable vehicles. As of late, the organization has presented the Tata Nano, the world’s most affordable vehicle. Aside from the Nano, the Tata Indica is another well-known vehicle that achieved the title of the top-rated autos in India. The producer is additionally known for creating military vehicles. A few widespread vehicles incorporate the Tata Xenon and the Tata Sumo.
Maruti Suzuki Ltd
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Parent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
Until lately called Maruti Udyog Limited, Maruti Suzuki is a standout amongst the most mainstream Indian vehicle producers. It is an affiliate of the well-known Japanese bike and vehicle brand, Suzuki. The organization is known for creating probably the most affordable vehicles. It was established in 1981 and made its first car in 1984. It has in excess of 933 representative offices crosswise over 666 urban areas and towns in India with 3,060 service stations around 1,454 towns, and 30 Express Service Stations.
Some of the well-known vehicles made by Maruti Suzuki include:
- Omni (Minivan);
- Wagon R (Hatchback);
- Gypsy (SUV);
- Ritz (Hatchback);
- Grand Vitara (Mini SUV);
- Zen (Hatchback);
- and a few other models.
The organization doesn’t just remain constrained to assembling vehicles, but also delivers car spare parts, accessories, financing, and even features a few driving schools.
Hindustan Motors Limited
Founder: B.M. Birla
Headquarters: Kolkata, India
Hindustan Motors car maker was established back in 1942, its headquarters are located in Kolkata, West Bengal of India. The organization used to be the most well known and biggest vehicle brand in India until 1980 when Maruti Suzuki entered the market and started delivering the most eco-friendly and affordable vehicles. Hindustan Motors is the creator of the famous Indian Ambassador motorcar, which was based on the design of Morris Oxford. Many Indian politicians still drive in Ambassadors.
The organization likewise partners with other prominent makers. These incorporate Isuzu and Mitsubishi. Together, they are mostly in charge of making motors for Hindustan Motors. The Mitsubishi joint venture that was established in 1988 is still situated in Tamil Nadu and produces famous cars like Mitsubishi Outlander, Pajero, Lancer, and a few others.
Founded: 7 September 1948
Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Parent: Hinduja Group
Situated in Chennai, Ashok Leyland is among the leading organizations for business vehicles in India. The organization doesn’t really fabricate passenger vehicles, however, is popular for delivering great business vehicles. It is the second biggest business vehicle producer in India and runs six manufacturing plants over the country. The organization sells roughly 7,000 motors and 80,000 business vehicles every year and is the pioneer in this area.
Probably the most famous vehicles produced by Ashok Leyland include the Comet, The Hino Bus, the U-Truck, Dost Truck, and Boss Truck. The organization is additionally acclaimed for creating solid military vehicles, and Indian agile rocket launcher. Aside from military vehicles, the organization likewise fabricates health units, rail transports, and double-decker buses.
Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
Founded: 02 October 1945
Founder: M. G. Muhammad; J. C. Mahindra; K. C. Mahindra
Headquarters: Gateway Building, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, India
Parent: Mahindra Group
Headquartered in Maharashtra, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited is a large and well-established Indian vehicle maker. It’s one of the biggest maker and dealer of tractors over the world and is one of the greatest vehicle producers in India. The organization is a piece of the Mahindra Group and is a direct rival of Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, and Ashok Leyland.
The most prominent autos produced by Mahindra incorporate the e20, Renault Verito, Xylo, Mahindra Thar, Bolero, and Scorpio. The vast majority of the vehicles delivered by Mahindra are SUVs and pickups. The company is known for building very strong engines
Bajaj Auto Limited
Founded: November 29, 1945
Founder: Jamnalal Bajaj
Headquarters: Pune, India
Parent: Bajaj Group
This company is a standout amongst the most mainstream vehicle producers in India. The organization initially began off selling bikes and three-wheelers and before long started its way up to the assembling of vehicles. Bajaj is the world’s third-biggest producer of motorcycles and three-wheelers as well as budget-friendly vehicles. Just as of late, the organization has presented a compact vehicle known as the RE60 which is exceedingly eco-friendly and quite cheap.
Headquarters: Delhi, India
Parent: Sonalika Group
ICML Motors stands for “Universal Cars and Motors Limited” – it’s an affiliate of the Sonalika Group. The organization, for the most part, spends significant time in assembling traveler vehicles (SUVs) and business vehicles (tractors). In 2012, the organization had achieved the fourth spot in the rating of the biggest tractor producer from the sales standpoint. The organization has recently presented the ‘Extreme MUV’ model.