The Indian car market in the past few years has grown manifold and is expected to grow more in the upcoming time. There are more than 50 global companies that manufacture or sell cars in India.
They offer different cars in all the segments, from small to luxury one, mid sized to sedan & SUVs. As more and more people are looking for the top car companies in India that are into the manufacturing or selling of the cars.
We decided to do a thorough research on these companies and provide you the list of top 10 Car Companies in India. So, lets start the list:
1. Maruti Suzuki
When we think about a car, the first name that comes in our mind is the leader of an Indian car market ‘Maruti Suzuki’. Maruti Suzuki is a joint venture between ‘Maruti’, an indian company, and the Suzuki, a Japanese automobile manufacturer.
Maruti Suzuki started out with its first car model “Maruti 800”, which was the most successful car in India till 2010. From hatchbacks to sedans, from SUVs to MUVs, Maruti Suzuki manufactures cars for all the sections of the society.
Hyundai, a globally renowned car maker has occupied second place in the list of top 10 car companies in India. Hyundai made debut in India through its Indian subsidiary, Hyundai Motor India Limited in the year 1996.
Hyundai Santro was the first car launched by the company in India, which was introduced in 1998. Today, the company holds numerous car models in their respective portfolios, including: Eon, Santro, Grand i10, Xcent, Verna, i20, Creta, etc.
Toyota is a Japanese Multinational Corporation incorporated in the year 1937 and known for making automotive products packed with the cutting edge technology. Toyota made debut in India through its subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor in 1997.
Their car portfolio include: Liva, Etios, Etios Cross, Corolla Altis, Qualis, Fortuner etc. Toyota, within two decades has made a strong hold in the car segment in the country and its sales have increased manifold.
Ford India has a manufacturing facility at Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai, which has a capacity of making more than 1.6 Lac cars. Their fleet of cars in India includes:
Honda Cars India Limited is a subsidiary of Japanese Multinational Corporation, Honda. The subsidiary was formed in 1995 and presently holds a significant share of a car segment in the country. Honda also manufactures other products like Power equipment, Engines, Solar cells, Mountain bikes and ATV.
6. Tata Motors
A part of Tata Group, Tata Motors Limited is next on this list, which is a leading automobile company in the country. Incorporated in the year 1945, Tata Motors Limited is known for making cars packed with great features at optimum prices.
Apart from cars, the company also manufactures trucks, buses, construction equipment and military vehicles. Also, the company stands among the leading bus and truck manufacturer in the country.
A German multinational car maker, Volkswagen stands at 7th in the list of top 10 car companies in India. The company operates in India through its subsidiary, Volkswagen India, which was formed in 2007.
The company, within a short span of time has managed to capture a significant market share of a car segment in the country. Vento, Jetta and Polo are some of the car models launched by the company in India.
8. Mahindra & Mahindra
Mahindra & Mahindra is the second Indian automobile maker in this list, which came into existence in 1945. Headquartered in Mumbai, Mahindra & Mahindra is a leading car and tractor manufacturer in the country.
The company manufactures and sells SUVs, tractors, pickups, commercial vehicles, and recently entered into the segment of ‘two wheeled motorcycles’.
Renault India Pvt Ltd was started in India in 2005 and ranked ninth in the list of top 10 car companies in India. Headquartered in Oragadam, Chennai, Renault has seen a great success with its compact SUV “the Duster”, one of the most successful car model of the company. Other cars under their banner include: Fluence, Koleos, Pulse and the Scala.
In 2011, it was the third largest auto manufacturer in Europe and ninth in the world, by production.
10. General Motors – Chevrolet
Chevrolet is not exactly a company, but a brand, of American multinational auto maker ‘General Motor’ (GM). The company sells its products under 13 brands in more than 120 countries. If we talk specifically about GM, it is the world’s largest auto manufacturer, by sales.
The company manufactures numerous car models from sedan to hatchback and from compact cars to SUVs. It includes:
- Chevrolet Spark
- Chevrolet Beat
- Chevrolet Sail
- Chevrolet Sail
- Chevrolet Tavera
- Chevrolet Enjoy and many more
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