If you are thinking that India is just a country for motorcycles, then think again. This beautiful and progressive country also has a number of car companies that are offering its people excellently engineered cars that they can afford to buy, may it be luxury or just ordinary cars. In this regard, here are the top 10 famous car companies in India you must take note of:
10. Fiat India Automobiles
FCAIAPL of FCA India Automobiles Private Limited was formerly called FIAL or Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. It’s a subsidiary of the well-known Italian car company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It was founded way back on January 2, 1997. In terms of sales, this car company is in the 9th places within India.
9. GM India Private Limited
General Motors India Private Limited was founded in the year 1995 through the partnership of SAIC and General Motors. However, General Motors was actually doing business in the country since 1928, providing Chevrolet cars, buses, and trucks to the Indian people. Currently, the president of GM India Private Limited is a famous Indian businessman, Kaher Kazem.
8. Volkswagen India
Way back in the year 2007, Volkswagen India Private Limited was established as Volkswagen India Group’s division. It has its manufacturing facility in Pune Chakan in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Every single year, the estimated number of vehicles produced by this car company is around 200,000.
7. Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited is a multinational automotive company in India, which is previously called TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company). Its headquarters can be found in the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This car company was founded way back in the year 1945.
6. Honda Motors India
This excellent and world-renowned car company is actually a subsidiary of the Honda Motors, which is a Japanese company that is known not only in manufacturing automobiles, but motorcycles as well. It was in the year 1995 when Honda Motors India was founded. Its headquarters is perfectly situated in Greater Noida.
5. Ford India
Ford India Pvt. Limited has Ford Motors Company as its parent company. The headquarters of this car company can be found in the city of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Currently, this is ranked on the 6th places as the largest car company within the entire India. Its foundation day can be traced back on October 1995.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. is Toyota Motor Corporation’s subsidiary, which is a very famous Japanese car company. The minority owner of this company in India is the Kirloskar Group. This company has its headquarters in the city of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka.
3. Mahindra & Mahindra
M&M or Mahindra and Mahindra Limited was founded in the year 1945 in Ludhiana, but its headquarters can now be found in the city of Mumbai. It is a pure Indian car company that is currently serving the entire world. This company is well-known as the largest tractor manufacturer in the entire world.
Hyundai Motor India Limited is a subsidiary of the world-famous car company known as Hyundai Motor Company based in South Korea. It is ranked on the 2nd place as the biggest car corporation within India. The foundation day of this company can be traced back on August 24, 2013. Some famous car models in this company are Elantra, i20, and Elite.
1. Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a well-known subsidiary of the Japanese company, Suzuki Motor Corporation. Originally, Maruti Suzuki was famously called Maruti Udyog Limited. Its headquarters can be found in the city of New Delhi, and it was established in the year 1981. As of 2014, the revenue of Maruti Suzuki India Limited being recorded is around $6.4 billion. The chairman of this car company is R. C. Bhargava.
These are the top 10 famous car companies in India. These companies have already proven their worth in the car manufacturing industry.