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Tata Motors is one of the largest vehicle manufacturing companies in the world. This Indian multi-national company manufactures a variety of automobiles including passenger cars, trucks, buses and military vehicles. In the past decade, this Tata subsidiary has acquired international automotive firms like Jaguar Land Rover and Daewoo. Popular Tata automobiles include Nano, Indigo, Starbus and Sumo.
Maruti Suzuki is the largest car manufacturer in India and holds 37% market share in the passenger car segment (as of Nov 2012). This automobile giant is a subsidiary of the Japanese automobile firm Suzuki Motor Corp. Since its inception 1981, the company has over 10 million cars till date. Alto, Swift, Estilo and SX4 are some of the popular Maruti cars.
Mahindra is a well known automobile company in India, famous for its utility vehicles. Starting with selling jeeps in 1947, the company today manufactures and exports tractors, passenger cars, buses and trucks to India and other countries in the world. It has associations with global auto firms like Renault and Ford. Xylo, Bolero, XUV 500 and Maxximo are popular Mahindra automobiles.
Ashok Leyland is one of the leading automobile companies in India, known for manufacturing reliable and sturdy commercial vehicles. Based in Chennai, it manufactures buses, trucks and military vehicles in plants located in India and abroad. It also exports its products to other countries like Nigeria, Egypt, UK, Nepal, Ghana and Sri Lanka.
Established in 1958 in Pune, Force Motors is a manufacturer of light to heavy commercial vehicles including those for agricultural and logistics purposes. Its brands include Man Force Trucks, Balwan Tractors, Traveller School Bus and Trax Cruiser. Recently in 2011, the company launched their first personal utility vehicle called Force One.
Among the largest automobile companies in the world in terms of sale of vehicles, South Korean auto giant Hyundai has a major presence in India. It has manufacturing plants here for small cars and a research & development facility as well. Popular Hyundai cars are i10, Santro Xing, Verna, Getz and Eon. The new Hyundai car, Eon was launched in October 2012.
Chevrolet, a popular automobile company in India, majorly sells passenger cars in the hatchback, sedan and utility vehicle segments. It is part of General Motors. The company operates manufacturing units and a technical facility in India, but most of the models sold in the country are imported and/ or assembled here. Well known Chevrolet automobiles include Beat, Cruze, Aveo, Spark and Tavera.
American automobile giant, Ford Motors is one of the leading car brands in India with the popular hatchback Figo. It entered the Indian market in 1995 as Mahindra Ford, as collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra. In the present, the company is called Ford India, as a result of Ford Motors attaining higher stakes in the company. It operates a manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu.
Honda is a Japanese automobile company present in India as a subsidiary. It is a popular car brand in the country with cars like Honda City, Accord, Brio and Civic in the market. Honda has manufacturing units in Greater Noida and Bhiwadi.
Toyota is a popular automobile brand in India. Headquartered in Bangalore, Toyota was founded in the country in 1997. It was formed as a result of the joint venture between the Japanese vehicle company Toyota Motors and the Indian conglomerate Kirloskar Group. Toyota has cars brands including Etios, Corolla, Camry and Innova.
Some other famous automobile companies are:
It is market leader among the automobile companies in India. The Bajaj Group's flagship company is Bajaj Auto. It is the fourth largest two-wheeler and four-wheeler manufacturer in the world. The Bajaj Brand is renowned in countries like US,Europe,Latin America etc .It is also among the top ten Indian companies in market capitalizaion. The company has products in the segments like scooters,mopeds,motorcycles,three wheelers.
The company is the result of the amalgamation between Japanese Honda Motors Company and India's Hero Honda Group in 1993.This is the single largest two-wheeler company of India. Hero Honda Motors Ltd is the market leader for being the largest Indian motorcycle company for selling CBZ and also the most fuel efficient one.
The leading manufacturer of Electric Motors in India is Hindustan Motors. The first Car Company of India to start the manufacturing process of cars in India in the year 1942 is Hindustan Motors. The company has a strong network of 115 dealers and 60 Parts Dealers and 4 regional offices. The new model,Ambassador Nova was launched by this company.
A significant name in the two wheeler industry is TVS Motors. The first two seater moped of India was manufactured by this company. The company has always worked for innovation in the arena of motor cycle. India's first 140cc motor cycle,Suzuki Shaolin,was developed by TVS Suzuki. Another remarkable success of the company is TVS Scooty. It ranks third among the largest manufacturers of two-wheelers in India.
It is an interesting thing to note that there is a 50:50 partnership between General Motors and SAIC. According to sources, General Motors India Private Limited is the fifth largest automobile company in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors and Mahindra.This company has launched vehicle manufacturing plants in Halol, Gujarat and Talegaon Dabhade, Maharastra. The company has its headquarter in Gurgaon and Halol.
It is the flagship company of the $500MN Firodia Group of companies which was founded in the year 1972 by Mr. HK Firodia who is known as the doyen of the Indian Automobile Industry. It has the products that range from gears, shafts, axles etc, engine components (crankshafts, cylinder heads, camshafts etc), complete gearbox & engine assemblies for auto & non auto products. Check this site out for more information.
The main aim of the company is INNOVATION. The continuos efforts of the company has made it verry popular in the automobile sector. The company is working with the aim of becoming 'the most admired company in the country'.
Last Updated On : 03/Jan/2013