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Top Car Manufacturers in India

Car manufacturing industry in India has come a long way since the time of its inception in the latter part of 1940s. In the very beginning, most of the car manufacturers in India depended on foreign technologies. At present, Indian car manufacturing companies are implementing their own technologies to make different types of cars. Given below are the names of the top car manufacturers in India:

  • Tata Motors
  • Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  • Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Hyundai Motors India Ltd.
  • Hindustan Motors

Tata Motors

Tata Motors is the biggest automobile company in India. The company was founded in 1945. It was originally known as TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO). The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India and is a multinational corporation. Tata Motors has achieved the position of a market leader in commercial vehicles and is one of the top passenger vehicle companies. The company offers products in the compact, midsize, and utility vehicle categories. Tata Motors ranks as the second biggest bus manufacturer and fourth biggest truck manufacturer in the world. Since 1954, the company has manufactured and sold more than 4 million cars in India. The company has entered into joint ventures with a number of foreign car manufacturers such as Fiat and Daewoo. The company has become quite popular after manufacturing Nano, a cheap and small car, in 2008.

The car manufacturing and assembling facilities of Tata Motors are located in the following areas: In India
  • Pantnagar
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ahmedabad
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Sanand
International locations
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Thailand

Products of Tata Motors

Given below are the automobile products of Tata Motors:

Passenger cars and utility vehicles

  • Tata Nano Europa
  • Tata Xover
  • Tata Marcopolo buses in the Delhi BRT
  • Tata Starbus Low Floor 1610
  • Tata Safari
  • Tata Sumo/Spacio
  • Tata Vista
  • Tata Indica
  • Tata Manza
  • Tata Indigo
  • Tata Winger
  • Tata Indigo Marina
  • Tata Nano
  • Tata Magic
  • Tata Aria
  • Tata Xenon XT
  • Tata Pratul
Concept vehicles
  • Aria Coupe
  • Aria Roadster
  • Tata Indigo Advent
  • Tata Indiva
  • Tata Cliffrider
  • Tata Xover
  • Tata Pr1ma
  • Tata Elegante
  • Tata Essota
  • Tata Versa
Commercial vehicles
  • Tata TL/207 DI Pickup Truck/Telcoline
  • Tata Ace
  • Tata 709 Ex
  • Tata 407 Ex and Ex2
  • Tata 909 Ex and Ex2
  • Tata 809 Ex and Ex2
  • Tata 1510/1512 (Medium bus chassis)
  • Tata 1109 (Intermediate truck)
  • Tata 1618 (Semi Low Floor bus chassis)
  • Tata 1612/1616 (Heavy bus chassis)
  • Tata 1613/1615 (Medium truck)
  • Tata 1610/1623 (Rear Engined Low Floor bus chassis)
  • Tata Starbus (Branded Buses for city, inter city, standard passenger transportation and school bus)
  • Tata 2515/2516 (Medium truck)
  • Tata Hispano Globus (Rear Engined Inter city coach)
  • Tata Globus (Variety of integrally built deluxe coaches)
  • Tata 3015 (Heavy truck)
  • Tata Marcopolo Bus (Standard passenger transportation buses and also Low Floor, Semi Low Floor buses for Mass Rapid Transit)
  • Tata 3516 (Heavy truck)
  • Tata 3118 (Heavy truck) (8X2)
  • Tata 4018 (Heavy truck)
  • Tata 4923 (Ultra-Heavy truck) (6X4)
  • Tata Prima (The World Truck designed by Tata Daewoo and Tata Motors)
  • Tata Novus (Heavy truck designed by Tata Daewoo)
Military vehicles
  • Tata Mine Protected Vehicle (4x4)
  • Tata LSV (Light Specialist Vehicle)
  • Tata 407 Troop Carrier (in soft top, hard top, 4x2 and 4x4 versions)
  • Tata 2 Stretcher Ambulance
  • Tata LPT 709 E
  • Tata LPTA 713 TC (4x4)
  • Tata LPTA 1615 TC (4x4)
  • Tata SD 1015 TC (4x4)
  • Tata LPTA 1615 TC (4x2)
  • Tata LPTA 1621 TC (6x6)
  • Tata Winger Passenger Mini Bus

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. was previously known as Maruti Udyog Ltd. It is a division of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan. It is the biggest passenger vehicle company in India. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. holds more than 45% of the market share of the domestic vehicle market in India. The car manufacturer offers a comprehensive variety of cars, which includes entry level cars, trendy hatchbacks, sedans, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). Maruti is headquartered in New Delhi. The company is famous for bringing an automotive revolution to India. The manufacturing facilities of Maruti Suzuki are located in Gurgaon and Manesar.

Products of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

The major automobile products offered by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. are as follows:
  • Omni
  • 800
  • WagonR
  • Gypsy
  • Swift
  • Alto
  • SX4
  • Estilo
  • A-star
  • Swift DZire
  • Eeco
  • Ritz
All the cars mentioned above are manufactured locally. Only the Grand Vitara is imported.

Mahindra and Mahindra

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited is one of the top car manufacturers in India. It is the car manufacturing division of the Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai. Originally, the company only manufactured general-purpose utility cars. Subsequently, Mahindra and Mahindra diversified into manufacturing of agricultural tractors and LCVs (light commercial vehicles). Currently, the company is a market leader in the utility vehicle section in India with its flagship product UV Scorpio. The company is also a stakeholder in REVA Electric Car Company.

Products of Mahindra and Mahindra

The major automobile products of Mahindra and Mahindra are listed below:
  • Mahindra Bolero
  • Mahindra Bolero Inspira
  • Mahindra Bolero Camper
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Mahindra Bolero Stinger Concept
  • Mahindra Scorpio First
  • Mahindra Scorpio Getaway
  • Mahindra Legend
  • Mahindra Xylo
  • Mahindra-Renault Logan (in collaboration with Renault)
  • Mahindra MM550 XD
  • Mahindra Major
  • Mahindra Axe
  • Mahindra Commander
  • Mahindra Souvenir Concept
  • Mahindra Cab Chassis
  • Mahindra DI

Hyundai Motors India Ltd.

Hyundai Motors India Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Hyundai Motor Company in India. The company was founded in 1996. Hyundai Motors India Ltd. is the 2nd biggest passenger car manufacturer in India following Maruti Suzuki. The manufacturing facilities of the company are located in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

Products of Hyundai Motors India Ltd.

The important automobile products of Hyundai Motors India Ltd. are as follows:
  • Hyundai Santro Xing
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Verna Transform

Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors is a division of the Birla Technical Services Industrial Group. It was established in 1942. Prior to the growth of Maruti Udyog Ltd., Hindustan Motors was the biggest vehicle manufacturer in India. The company is famous for manufacturing the Ambassador car, which is frequently used as a taxicab. The manufacturing facility is located in Hindmotor, West Bengal.

Products of Hindustan Motors

The automobile products of Hindustan Motors are as follows:
  • Hindustan Ambassador
  • Mascot T-480 FC Commercial Truck
  • Hindustan Winner – Small Truck
  • RTV Trucks – Can be used as ambulance or school bus
The company has also entered into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors and the manufacturing facilities are situated in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The plant manufactures the following models:
  • Mistubishi Cedia
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Mistubishi Montero
  • Mitsubishi Pajero
  • Mitsubishi Outlander