Automobile Companies in India

In recent years the automobile industry in India has grown by leaps and bounds. This phenomenal growth rate is owing to two factors mainly, which are better standard of living of the Indian middle class and a subsequent rise in their disposable income which in turn increases the purchasing power adding to the growth of the automobile industry as a whole and the automobile companies in particular. According to a market survey results the sale of passenger cars have increased by three folds than what it used to be five years down the line. Apparently there are 1 million passenger cars already on the Indian roads and the figure only promises to increase as the days go by. Be it small cars, medium cars or luxury cars all have their target customers and all do well in the market so much so that global giants from USA and Japan are entering the Indian automobile sector and working in collaboration with the Indian automobile majors.

Tata Motors : Tata Motors in one of the major players of the automobile manufacturing companies in India. It has three different manufacturing units in India they are, Jamshedpur in the East, Pune in the West and Lucknow in the North and all three manufacturing units specialize in the manufacturing of different automobile like Jamshedpur unit produces trucks, engines and axles, the Pune unit caters to the production of Medium Heavy Commercial vehicles and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, utility vehicles and passenger cars and the Lucknow unit produces MCVs, Tata Sumos along with a number of spare parts. Some of the well known cars manufactured by Tata Motors are: Tata Indica, Tata Indigo, Tata Indigo Marina, Tata Sumo and Tata safari.

Hindustan Motors Limited: Hindustan Motors Limited is one of India's pioneering companies in manufacturing passenger cars Ambassador, Multi Utility Vehicles (Trekker, Porter, and Pushpak) and the mid segment premium car Mitsubishi lancer. It is because of Hindustan Motors that we see the Mitsubishi Pajero a great sports car on the Indian roads.

Ashoke Leyland: Ashoke Leyland is famous for its world class passenger buses, along with that it manufactures transport trucks and imported military vehicles. Ashoke Leyland has definitely left no stone unturned to make its presence felt in the Indian automobile industry by some of its exquisite Engines with power ranging from 40 PS to 200 PS, productions like: Cheetah Bus-III, Panther BS-II Lynx BS-II, Muti-axle Vehicles, Tractors and Ecomet, Diesel and Natural Gas gensets from 15KVA to 250KVA. Ashoke Leyland also holds to its credit of providing the largest logistics vehicles to the Indian army.

Maruti Udyog Limited: By far the most trusted and best known car manufacturer in India. Maruti Udyog manufactures a host of SUVs, Sedans and passenger cars. Some of Maruti's most popular cars are: Maruti 800, Alto, Omni, Gypsy, Zen, Wagon R, Versa, Esteem, Baleno and Swift.

Bajaj Auto: The Bajaj Group is amongst the top 10 business houses in India and its automobile segment known as Bajaj Auto is the largest two wheeler and 3 wheeler manufacturers in India and one of the biggest in the globe. Some of its popular two wheelers which took the youth completely by surprise are: Pulsar 220DTS and Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

Below is a table representing the net profits of the above automobile companies in the year 2009.

Company Profit
Tata Motors Rs 400.14 crore
Hindustan Motors Limited 27.42 crore
Ashoke Leyland 104.63 crore
Maruti Udyog Limited 400 crore
Bajaj Auto 403 crore

Last Updated on 1/2/2012