You cannot buy happiness, but you can buy cars and that is kind of the same thing. Beautiful, elegant and powerful, these adjectives are perfect to express the magnificence of a Car. A car can be your companion for daily commute and your go to friend for a long drive.
India is one of the largest automotive markets in the world. India provides wide opportunity for every class of Car manufactures. From Sedan to SUVs, small to mid size and even luxury cars, there are around 50 global companies in India.
In last financial year, around 11 million cars were manufactured in India. With ever growing competition in car market, it is very difficult to trust a company.
Here we have listed top 10 bets Indian car companies in 2017-2018
1. Maruti Suzuki
Every Indian had once in his life time has owned a Maruti. Formerly known as Maruti Udyog, Maruti Suzuki is a joint venture between Indian Company Maruti and Suzuki, a Japanese automobile manufacturer. Maruti Suzuki’s first car model Maruti 800 is considered as the most successful car in India. One can easily spot this car on Indian roads even after 7 years of its shutting down of the last production unit. Maruti Suzuki believes in employing automobile technology and creating designs for Indian buyers. Maruti Suzuki without any doubt is the most trusted brand in Indian Market. Some of popular car models of Maruti Suzuki include Alto, Swift, Ertiga and Celerio.
2. Tata Motors
Tata Motors is an Indian multinational automotive company. It was established in 1945 and is a part of Tata groups. Tata Motors limited is very well received in Indian markets for providing great features at optimum prices .Tata Motor owns Six assembly units in India and four in other countries. Tata Motors claims to be the largest automobiles manufacturing company in Asia. Apart from cars, the Tata Motor also manufactures trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Tata Motors is the leading bus and truck manufacturer in the country. Tata motors successful models include Tata Safari, Tata Nano, Tata Iris, Zest and Tata Sumo.
Honda, a multinational automobile manufacturer, established 1946 and the subsidiary was launched in India in 1995 by the name of Honda Cars India Limited. Honda apart from beautiful cars also manufactures motorcycles, mountain bikes, engines, solar cells and ATV. Honda, at present, holds a significant share in car segment market. Honda is very well known for their elegant looks, fuel efficient engines and Reasonable prices. The only drawback of Honda is that they sell spare Parts of cars as comparatively high prices. Some of the most successful car models of Honda includes Accord , Amaze , Brio, Civic and Jazz.
A globally acclaimed American car manufacturer, Ford was established in 1903.One of the most popular names around the globe, Ford continues to provide world class vehicle. Ford entered the Indian car market in 1995 under the name Ford India. It is headquartered in Chennai. To please the Indian masses, ford heavily relies on its high quality engines. Apart from this Ford is known for salient features in cars such as interior space, fuel efficient performance and affordable prices. Some of the successful car models includes Classic, Figo , Ecosport, Endeavour, and Fiesta.
Hyundai is a well known car company based in South Korea. Endorsed by none other than Shahrukh Khan, Hyundai is very popular cart brand among urban buyers. In the last decade, Hyundai has emerged as biggest competitor of Maruti Suzuki in all segments. Hyundai entered the Indian car market in 1996 by the subsidiary name Hyndai Motor India Limited. Hyundai Santro was the very first car launched by the company in India way back in 1998. The company holds many elegant and affordable models in their portfolio like Eon, Santro, Grand i10, Xcent , i20 and Verna .
6. Renault India
Renault India private Limited, is a fully owned subsidiary of a French automobile giant Renault. It was founded in 2005 with it’s headquarter in Oragadam, Chennai. The company is famous among the masses for its range of compact SUVs. Duster has been the most successful car for Renault India Private limited. Renault is very well known for cars with better mileage and performance as compared to its counterparts. Renault also has higher caps on their cars but provides better features. Apart from Duster, Renault has launched Scala, Pulse, Koleos and Fluence .
A German multinational car manufacturer, Volkswagen entered the Indian car market very late in 2007. Volkswagen India has so far had captured a significant share in Indian car market. All the models of Volkswagen attract the Indian public by decent engine performance and above average mileage. But a major setback is the limited supply of spare parts in India. The successful models of Volkswagen include Vento and Polo.
8. Mahindra & Mahindra
Mahindra and Mahindra, an Indian automobile giant, is a leading car and tractor manufacturer. The company was established in 1945 and had it’s headquarter in Mumbai. Mahindra and Mahindra is known for SUVs, tractors, pickups and commercial vehicles. Mahindra and Mahindra take prides in being the largest tractor manufacturer in the world. Durability and strong structure are the unique selling points of Mahindra and Mahindra. The company has launched successful models likes Scorpio and Bolero.
Toyota, a very well known automobile company is known for its state of the art technology. Toyota was established in 1937 and is based in Japan. Toyota reached the Indian market in 1997 via its subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar. The company has produced various successful models like Altis, Corolla, Etios, Fortuner , and Qualis . Toyota holds very significant share in car market but the only thing holding them back is that it has no diesel powered car models and a very limited production line.
Chevrolet is not purely a company but a brand of famous American multinational auto maker “General Motors”. The American Giants GM sells their products under 13 brands in more than 120 countries. In terms of Sales and Production, General Motors is world’s largest auto manufacturer. Chevrolet is trusted for providing quality performances cars in different categories. From sedan to hatchbacks, and compact cars to SUVs, Chevrolet provides wide range of variety to Indian public. Some of the successful car models of the company are Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Sail and Chevrolet Tavera.
The Indian Car market provides one many varieties and options for consumers. But, people still trusts the brands rather than the models. Each brand comes with its own uniqueness and offers quality services. At present, India houses more than 50 global car companies that sells or manufactures numerous models in every price range. A market with variety of options is considered as a consumers market and that what India is gradually going to be .