Car Manufacturers

The Indian car industry has undergone tremendous change in recent times in terms of innovative designs, concepts and technology. The efforts of the car manufacturers in India also started reflecting in the sales figures. In 2009, the festive season brought cheers in the car market for major players like Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), General Motors India (GMI) and Hyundai India boosting their sales records. The trend is still ticking in the same spirit and the year 2010 is also expected to yield good results for the automobile industry in India with touching 10 to 12% growth.

There are some of the car manufacturing companies in India like Toyota, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Ford and Skoda which hope to make it big in next few years. These and other major players such as M&M and Hindustan Motors are devising new techniques to accelerate growth. Many of them have already launched the new luxury to economic class car models in India and many others are in the process to tap the market with their new offerings.

To know what the top car manufacturing companies of India have offered us so far and what are their future plans, you can read below.

Top Car Manufacturers in India

Mahindra and Mahindra:

This flagship company of Mahindra group was built in 1945 to manufacture vehicles for general use. Today, it has become the 10th biggest car manufacturing company in India in the private sector. The company manufactures tractors and general & commercial utility vehicles. Some of the popular car brands offered by the company are:

  • Mahindra Bolero
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Mahindra Xylo
  • Mahindra Renault Logan

Maruti Suzuki:

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. was founded in the month of December in 1983. In the year 1994, the company outshined others by manufacturing 1 million vehicles. Maruti soon became a household name in the Indian car market coming up with affordable range of vehicles. The year 2010 proved bright for this major car player as it posted 50.6% increase in sales. In its long journey, the company provided us:

  • Maruti 800
  • Maruti Gypsy
  • Maruti Alto
  • Maruti Omni
  • Maruti Wagon-R
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift
  • Maruti Grand Vitara XL-7
  • Maruti Grand Vitara
  • Maruti Zen Estilo
  • Maruti Versa
  • Maruti DZire Sedan Version
  • Maruti Suzuki SX4

Hyundai Motors India Ltd: This Indian unit of the Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea was started in 1996. The car sales figure of the company jumped by 46.1% in 2010 as against 42.8% in 2009. Some of the top cars of the company are:

  • Hyundai Santro
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai Getz
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai Verna
Tata Motors:

Among the top Indian car manufactures, Tata Motors Ltd. in recent times is well recognized for providing us with 'Tata Nano' the cheapest car model ever in the nation. The company was built in 1945 to manufacture commercial as well as general utility vehicles. Some of the top car models by Tata Motors that we have include:

  • Tata Indica V2
  • Tata Indica Vista
  • Tata Indigo
  • Tata Indigo CS
  • Tata Indigo Marina
  • Tata Safari
  • Tata Sumo Grande
  • Tata Nano

Skoda Auto India Private Ltd:

Skoda Auto in India is a sub division of the SkodaAuto a.s. (Volkswagen Group). In the year 2001, the car company had started its operations with Greenfield plant in Aurangabad. This automobile company was given the 'Most Technologically Advanced Car' award for its Skoda Laura version and 'Best Variant' for its version of Skoda Superb Turbo Diesel in the year 2006. Continuing with the pace, the company won many more awards in the automobile segment of India. Today, you would find as many as 65 dealership outlets of this company spread across 50 cities and towns of India. Some of the car models provided by this company are:

  • Skoda Octavia Classic
  • Skoda Laura
  • Skoda Octavia Combi
  • Skoda Fabia

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (HSCI):

HSCI is one of the prominent premium car manufacturers in India. This company was started in 1995 by Honda Motor Co. Ltd (Japan) in collaboration with Siel Limited to offer latest models of passenger vehicles to the customers in India. The company has been continuing with its robust performance since the time of its inception and it is this reason why in 2010 also it looks stronger with 24% increase in the sales record. Some of the favorite car models offered by the company are:

  • Honda City
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic Hybrid

Latest Car Models 2010 India

There are many new cars to be launched in India in the year 2010 by some of the prominent car manufacturers. You can take a look at the table below that features the fresh entries in this segment.

Top Car Manufacturing Companies Car Models 2010
Fiat Fiat Palio CNG
Hyundai Motors India Ltd Hyundai Avante (Price Range - 11,00,000)
& Hyundai i30
Volkswagen Sedan Phaeton
Tata Motors Tata Indicruz & Tata Aria
Skoda Auto India Private Ltd Fabia Combi (Price Range - Rs 10 lakh) &
Skoda Yeti (Price Range - 10,00,000)
Maruti Suzuki Maruti Kizashi (Price Range - Rs. 10 lakh) &
Maruti Cervo
Ford India Ltd. Ford Figo
Price Range - Rs 3.5 to Rs 4.5 lakhs.

Last Updated on 1/2/2012