List of all car Companies in India, List of all car brand names in India
Here is a list of all car Companies and car brand names in India arranged from A to Z. Following that there is a brief history of each Indian car Company with links to pages where all models of cars with prices of that car brand in India is listed.
Car Brands in India, Websites of cars in India
Here is a brief description of all car companies in India with their history. Each name in the Indian car brand names list below is a clickable link which takes you down on this page to a brief description of the particular car brand with a link to the seperate page with all models of cars currently available with that company cpmplete with specs and price.
We will now give a brief introduction to all the Car Brands available in India
Audi Company was founded in Germany by August Horch in 1910. Due to the 1st world war defeat of Germany, Audi had a tough time for survival and Audi had to form a union with three other auto companies DKW, HORCH and WANDERER in 1931. The union of these four companies is what makes the Audi of today. The 4 rings in the emblem of Audi represents the union of the 4 Companies DKW, HORCH, WANDERER and Audi. For more on the history of Audi visit our Audi History page
Audi, the famous German Car manufacturing Company, has been selling their cars in India from 2004. In March 2007 Audi registered its Company in India. Audi has a factory in Aurangabad, India and is assembling the Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi Q3, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 there. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Audi cars available in India with price and specs
Bentley and Rolls-Royce were part of the Rolls Royce Group. The interesting story of how the Rolls-Royce group was broken up and some parts of Rolls Royce went to BMW and some to the Volkswagen group is told in our history of Bentley cars page.
BMW is the abbreviation for "Bayerische Motoren Werke" which in English translates to "Bavarian Motor Works". BMW was officially founded on March 3, 1916 and started as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. In 1919 Germany lost World War 1 and Germany was barred from producing Aircraft engines. So BMW tries manufacturing other items but eventually starts producing the BMW car in 1928. For more on the history of BMW visit our BMW History page
BMW Germany set up 'BMW India Pvt Ltd' a 100% BMW owned Company in India in 2006. BMW India Pvt Ltd has its headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana and has a factory in Chennai which officialy started production in India on 29th March 2007. BMW initially started production and assembly in India by importing from Germany completely knocked down (CKD) BMW cars. The first BMW cars to be produced in India was the BMW 3 Series and 5 Series. BMW are adding more models to its made in India models with major parts imported from Germany and slowly increasing the Indian produced content of their cars made locally according to BMW standards. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new BMW cars available in India with price and specs
Chevrolet was founded in the USA in 1911 to produce cars by Louis Chevrolet (a Swiss race car driver who immigrated to America) and William C. Durant, the founder of the General Motors (GM). Chevrolet became a part of GM in 1918. For a detailed history of the Chevrolet Company visit our Chevrolet History page
Chevrolet is actually the oldest foreign car company to set up production facilities in India. Chevrolet had a assembly line way back in 1928 in Bombay. In the early 1950s when the Indian Government asked all the foreign car companies to quit India, Chevrolet ceased it operations in India. When the Indian Government liberalised the car industry in India in 1993, General Motors (GM) the parent company of Chevrolet made a 50-50 joint venture with Hindustan motors. Later GM went on their own and set up their 100% Indian Company "Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited" with its head office in Gurgaon near Delhi. GM Chevrolet have their factory in Halol, Gujarat making Chevrolet cars in India. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Chevrolet cars available in India with price and specs
FIAT was founded in Italy by Mr. Palazzo Bricherasio on 11 July 1899. In 1902 Mr. Giovanni Agnelli became the Managing Director of FIAT. The first FIAT factory was established in 1900 and employed 150 workers and produced 24 cars in the first year. Those first cars had no reverse gear, to go backwards meant pushing the car. In 1908 Fiat opened a branch in USA called Fiat Automobile Co.
Fiat first arrived in India as the 'Fiat 1100 Delight', a car produced in India by Premier Automobiles Ltd. under license from Fiat. Later the name of the car was changed to Premier Padmini. The Premier Padmini car was in production in India from 1964 to 2000. In those early days there were only 3 models of cars available in India: Premier Padmini, Hindustan Ambassador and Standard Herald.
Fiat now has a joint venture with the Tata group with Fiat managing the joint venture Company called Fiat India Automobiles Limited (FIAL). Fiat India was officially formed on 2 January 1997 and later a modifed Joint Venture agreement between Fiat S.p.A (Italy) and Tata was signed on 19 October 2007. FIAT has its factory in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra, and as of today can produce 135,000 cars and 200,000 engines. Fiat has plans to double the production capacity in the near future. This Car factory makes both Fiat and Tata cars and some of the models from this factory are the Fiat Avventura, Fiat Punto EVO, Fiat Linea Face lift and Tata Zest. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Fiat cars available in India with price and specs
The Ford Motor Company was formed in the USA in the year 1903 and the Company's first car was called the Ford Model 'A'. Ford Motors was the first to introduce the concept of an assembly line for manufacturing cars in 1913. This innovation helped Ford Motors to reduce the labour and other costs per car and helped Ford to sell even more cars and become one of the leading Car Company in the world. For more on the history of Ford Motor Company visit our page on the Ford Motor Company History
Ford India Private Limited has been in India for a long time from 1926, but had to stop operations in 1954 due to the Indian Government policies. When the Indian Government liberalised the Car market in India, Ford came back to India in October 1995. They first had a joint venture with Mahindra called Mahindra Ford India Limited. Now Ford India Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company in India with its headquarters in Chengalpattu near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Ford India has its main production facilities in Maraimalai Nagar about 50 km from Chennai. The Maraimalai Ford Factory can produce unto 200,000 cars. Ford India is now the sixth largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki, Tata, Hyundai, Mahindra and Chevrolet. Recently Ford inaugurated its new engine and car manufacturing factory in Sanand, Gujarat. Ford Motor's Chief Executive, Mark Fields was there at the inauguration ceremony and said that Ford's vision is to make India its export hub for small cars and small engines. They are targeting to triple exports from India over the next five years. Ford India now exports 77,000 vehicles a year.
To see all the models of cars Ford India is selling in India please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Ford cars available in India with price and specs
Honda is now the world's eighth largest car maker in the world after Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and Peugeot Citroën. Honda has subsidiary in India established in 1995 known as Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) and makes good cars in India which is considered as well made reliable cars in India. Honda has two factories in India, one in Greater Noida since 1997 with an annual production capacity of 120,000 cars and the second factory in Tapukara Rajasthan since September 2008 with annual production capacity of 120,000 units. For all the latest models of Honda Cars visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Honda cars available in India with price and specs
Hyundai Motor India Limited, formed on 6 May 1996, is a 100% owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai India has the credit of being the largest exporter of passenger cars from India for the last 10 years running. Hyundai has their factory making cars in Sriperumbudur near Chennai and a modern multi-million dollar automobile engineering R&D facility in Hyderabad. Hyundai is the second largest automobile manufacturer in India after Maruti in terms of volume of cars.
Hyundai's first car in India was the Hyundai Santro which was first sold in India from 23 September 1998. The Hyundai Santro did very well in India to make Hyundai the second largest car maker in India within a few months of the Hyundai Santro Model's introduction. Now Hyundai has several models of cars in all segments of the Indian car industry. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Hyundai cars available in India with price and specs
Jaguar Cars is a well known UK car company that was famous as a sports car manufacturer. Jaguar is now a part of the Jaguar Land Rover Group and is owned by Tata Motors from 2008 onwards. When Tata bought Jaguar in 2008 it was a sick company not having enough sales for its cars. Within a few years, Tata Motors has turned the fortunes of this British Company and is now one of the most profitable car companies in the world. Jaguar cars are now in great demand. To view the complete list of all the latest models of Jaguar available in India please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Jaguar cars available in India with price and specs
Land Rover is a brand of SUVs made by the British Jaguar Land Rover Group. Land Rover specialises in four-wheel-drive SUVs and has its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, England. Tata Motors bought the Jaguar Land Rover Group in 2008. Land Rover was a Jeep like 4 wheel drive model SUV launched by the Rover Company in 1948. This Land Rover SUV became world famous as tough SUV capable of going cross country over any sort of terrain, be it rocky or muddy or flooded, etc. With all the mergers and acquisitions which happened in the UK motor industry, Land Rover became the name of the Company that produced the famous Land Rover SUV. Now Land Rover has many models and is considered a luxury SUV. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Land Rover SUVs available in India with price and specs
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) started operations in India in 1947 making Jeep utility vehicles in India under license from Willys Jeep Company of USA. They still are one of the leading makers of SUVs in India with models like the Scorpio, Bolero and Thar SUVs. M&M bought out the Indian Electric car manufacturer REVA and now offer Eco friendly Electric cars as well. In 2011 M&M bought the famous Korean SUV manufacturer Ssangyong Motor Company and have the Ssangyong SUVs in their product range. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Mahindra cars and SUVs available in India with price and specs
Maruti became Maruti Suzuki when Suzuki car company of Japan took majority share in the Company. Prior to that Maruti was known as Maruti Udyog, with the Government of India holding 74% of the shares and Suzuki 26%. Sanjay Gandhi, the younger son of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, started the Maruti Company in June 1971. When Sanjay died in a plane accident on 23 June 1980, Indira Gandhi encouraged the formation of a new Company called Maruti Udyog Ltd and entered into an agreement with Suzuki of Japan to jointly produce cheap small cars in India. The first car produced by Maruti was the Maruti 800 and it was an instant runaway success in India. Maruti now has many models cars as can be seen from our page listing all Maruti car models with price and specifications.
Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar in India with a total production capacity of 14,50,000 cars in a year. Maruti is planning a 3rd factory in Mandal near Ahmedabad in Gujarat on a 600 Acre plot. For a complete history of Maruti cars in India visit our page about the History of Indian car industry
Mercedes-Benz has been operating in India for over 60 years. They started in India in 1954 in partnership with the Tatas for making commercial vehicles under the trade name Tata-Benz. In 1994 Mercedes Benz signed an agreement with the Tatas to produce luxury cars in India and in next year 1995, the first Mercedes Benz car made in India, the Mercedes Benz model E220 were sold in India.
These first Indian made Mercedes Benz cars were assembled from completely knocked down (CKD) kits imported from Germany. In the year 2000 Mercedes bought out the shares of Tatas in their joint venture, and Mercedes Benz's operations in India became 100% Owned by Mercedes under their Indian Company Mercedes-Benz India Pvt.Ltd. Mercedes Benz now has two factories in India, one in Chakan, Pune for car production and another factory in Oragadam, Chennai for commercial vehicles. ........More
For a full list of all the latest models of Merces Benz cars and SUVs available in India visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Mercedes Benz cars and SUVs available in India with price and specs
Mitsubishi Motor started in Japan in 1917 and was Japan's leading car company till the end of the second world war. After the second world war Japan's biggest industrial groups like Mitsubishi was split up. Mitsubishi Motors emerged from this split up process. By the end of the 1970s, Mitsubishi vehicles were picking up Global awards in many countries like South Africa's 1977 "Car of the Year" (Galant), the 1979 "USA Pick-up of the Year" (L200). In 1982 Mitsubishi launched the Pajero a 4x4 which immediately grabbed world headlines by winning the Paris-Dakar rally. In European countries the 'Pajero' is known as 'Shogun', because the word Pajero sounded offensive in some European languages. The Shogun (Pajero) won the "4x4 of the Year" awards in Britain, France, Australia, Spain and West Germany. In India Mitsubishi motors used to produce their sedan cars earlier, but now they just have one model for sale in India, their star performer, the Mitsubishi Pajero. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Mitsubishi Pajero SUV available in India with price and specs
Nissan is a famous Japanese car company founded in 1911 by Masujiro Hashimoto as the 'Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works' and their first car was named 'DAT'. This company name evolved after many mergers and acquisitions to become 'Nissan' in the 1930's. Nissan Motor of Japan was not doing well in the 1990s and so Nissan entered into a partnership with Renault of France under the name 'Renault–Nissan Alliance'. Under this partnership agreement Renault has a 43.4% voting rights in Nissan Motors Japan and Nissan Motors Japan has 15% non-voting shares in Renault. Mr. Carlos Ghosn is CEO of both Nissan and Renault and has been credited with making the two companies very successful. The famous brand names of Nissan Motors are 'Nissan', 'Infiniti', and 'Datsun'.
Nissan motors established their Company in India called Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd. in 2005. Nissan entered into an agreement with Tamil Nadu Government in 2008 to set up their factory in Oragadam, near Chennai. The factory was inaugurated and started production in 2010. Nissan uses two brands in India: 'Nissan' and 'Datsun'. Please visit our page with detals of all new models of Nissan cars available in India with price and specs
Porsche India Pvt. Ltd. is a division of the German car manufacturer Porsche who are now a part of the Volkswagen Group. Porsche India is importing and selling its range of sport luxury cars – the 911, Boxster, Cayman and Panamera. But here we are concentrating on the superior Porche SUVs known as Macan and Cayenne. Please visit our page with detals of all new models of Porche SUVs available in India with price and specs
Range Rover SUVs are the top end luxury SUVs of the Land Rover Company. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Range Rover SUV cars available in India with price and specs
Renault India Pvt Ltd is a 100% owned subsidiary of Renault S.A., France with their production facilities in Oragadam near Chennai, with annual production capacity of 480,000 vehicles. The Renault Duster model SUVs produced in India are now being exported to many countries from the Renault factory in India. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Renault cars available in India with price and specs
Rolls Royce cars in India were the favourite cars of the Maharaja's of India
Škoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Škoda Auto of the Czech Republic. Skoda India started operations in India from November 2001. Skoda Autos are a part of the Volksvagen group. Visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Skoda cars available in India with price and specs
Tata Motors emerged from the company TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company) that was established in 1945 in India to manufacture train steam engines or locomotives. In 1954 TELCO entered into collaboration with Mercedes Benz to manufacture lorries or commercial vehicles in India. Tata Motors made their first passenger vehicle, an SUV named Tata Sierra in 1991. Then in 1998 the Tata Indica was launched. Tata Indica is the first fully Indian engineered car with no foreign collaborations. On 11th January 2008 Tata Motors launched the cheapest car in the world, the Tata Nano. The Tata Nano made world headlines and Tata Motors got world recognition. For more about the history of Tata Motors visit our page on History of Tata Motors
For details of all the latest models of Tata Cars visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Tata cars available in India with price and specs
Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in Japan by Mr. Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937. Mr. Kiichiro Toyoda started the Toyota Production System based on the "just- in-time" philosophy. Now Toyota is the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles and the largest car company in the world. Toyota entered the Indian market in partnership with Kirloskar Group and set up Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd which is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan with the Kirloskar Group holding minority shares. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Toyota cars and SUVs available in India with price and specs
Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and began operations in India in 2007. Volkswagen India has an ultra modern manufacturing facility for cars in Chakan near Pune in Maharashtra which was inaugurated on March 31, 2009. The plant has a production capacity of 130,000 cars in a year. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Volkswagen cars available in India with price and specs
Volvo Car Corporation is a Swedish car company founded in 1927 and is now 100% owned by the Chinese Company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Volvo used to belong to Ford and Ford sold the Volvo Car Corporation in 2010 to Geely Automobile of China for $1.8 billion. Note that Volvo Cars is a separate company and has noting to do with Volvo Trucks and Buses, which is a separate entity and is affiliated to the Renault Nissan Group with Renault being AB Volvo's biggest shareholder with 21.7% of the shares. Please visit our page with detailed list of all models of new Volvo cars and SUVs available in India with price and specs