The automobile industry in India is definitely on a roll. Forecasted to become the third largest automobile market in the world by 2016 India currently manufacturers over 11 million vehicles a year. The automobile industry in India proved beneficial for most of the foreign car manufacturers most of whom have opened their own manufacturing units in different parts of the country. Due to the increase in income levels the demand for four wheelers has increased immensely.
Almost synonymous with the automobile industry in India Suzuki Motor Corporation does not need any introduction. The company began operations in India in 1909 and later on it entered into joint venture with the government of India and came to be known as Maruti Udyog Limited in 1981. This is the company that truly deserves the credit for revolutionizing the four wheeler market in India with the introduction of the Maruti 800 which till today is a rage because of its umpteen qualities and specifications. Some of the other important models manufactured by Maruti Udyog Limited include Maruti 1000, Esteem, Zen, WagonR, Gypsy, Baleno, Grand Vitara, Versa, Alto, Estilo, Swift, SX4, Swift DZire and Ritz.
Established in 1998 Hyundai Motor India Limited is one of the most successful car brands in the country. Reputed for its fuel efficient car models both hatchback and sedans Hyundai Motors takes the second slot as far as top car brands in India are concerned. Models like Santro and i20 have almost created a revolution in the Indian automobile industry. Some of the popular Hyundai models are the Santro, i10, i20, Accent, Verna, Sonata and the Tucson. Hyundai cars are known for performance.
Honda Motor Company is among the top car brands in India. Originally a Japanese company Honda Motors is the world's seventh largest car manufacturer. Ranging from hatchbacks to luxury sedans the cars manufactured by Honda are known for their élan and space. Presently Honda sells five car models in India which include Jazz, Accord, City, CR-V and the Civic.
Last Updated on 20/06/2011