Until the 1930s, cars were imported directly, but in very small numbers.
* 1897 First Person to own a car in India - Mr. Foster of M/s Crompton Greaves Company, Mumbai * 1901 First Indian to own a car in India - Jamshedji Tata * 1905 First Woman to drive a car in India - Mrs. Suzanne RD Tata
The Growth Journey Pre 1983 1983-1993 1993-2007 Era of globalisation and evolution of India as a global manufacturing hub Closed market Growth of market limited by supply Outdated models Players Hindustan Motors Premier Telco Ashok Leyland Mahindra & Mahindra Japanisation - GOI- Suzuki joint venture to form Maruti Udyog Joint ventures with companies in commercial vehicles and components Players Maruti Udyog Hindustan Motors Premier Telco Ashok Leyland Mahindra & Mahindra Delicensing of sector in 1993 Global major OEMs start assembly in India (Toyota, GM, Ford, Honda, Hyundai) Imports allowed from April 2001; alignment of duty on components and parts to ASEAN levels Implementation of VAT About Automobile Industry
In recent years the automobile industry in India has grown by leaps and bounds.
In India it is one of the largest in the world and one of the fastest growing globally.
The Indian Automobile Industry is manufacturing over 11 million vehicles and exporting about 1.5 million every year.
About 91% of the vehicles sold are used by households and only about 9% for commercial purposes.
Two wheelers with a market share of over 76.49%, passenger cars with a market share of about 15.96% &Commercial vehicles and three wheelers share about 7.55% of the market between them.
In 2009, India emerged as the fourth largest exporter of automobiles.
Automotive Companies in India Major Multi-national companies Major Indian Companies Top Automobile Players in India
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Hyundai Motor India Limited
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Hero Honda Motors Limited
General Motors India Private Limited
Honda Siel Cars India Limited
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Maruti Suzuki India Limited is leading the automobile industry in India for quite a longer number of years.
The company began its journey in the year 1981 with its name as Maruti Udyog Limited.
The company began to attract the market when it introduced its popular four-wheeler model Maruti 800.
It got its present name in the year 2007.
Market Share: Passenger Vehicles 46.07%
Board of Directors Hyundai Motor India Limited
Company was founded in the year 1998 and it is second largest car manufacturing company in India
Was established as a subsidiary of auto giant of Korea, Hyundai Motor Company.
The company captured the hearts of Indian car lovers with the introduction of its Santro car model.
Market Share: Passenger Vehicles 14.15%
Chung Ju-yung The founder and honorary chairman of Hyundai Group till 2001 TataMotors
Tata Motors holds the third position in the automobile industry
The company has occupied the first position in the commercial car manufacturing section.
In the luxury car segment, the company has a market share of 6.4%
In case of multi-utility vehicles, its market share is 31.2%.
Board of Directors Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is the flagship company of the Mahindra Group.
The company was set up in 1945 in Ludhiana as Mahindra & Mohammed by brothers K.C. Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed.
The company changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948.
Mahindra & Mahindra is a major automobile manufacturer of utility vehicles, passenger cars, pickups, commercial vehicles, and two wheelers.
The company competes in the passenger car segment through another joint venture subsidiary Mahindra Renault.
Is a collaboration between Honda and Hero Group is one among the la rg est two-wheeler manufacturers in the w orl d and company holds the pride of introducing the most lovable motor cycle model called Hero Honda Splendor.
Hero is the brand name used by the Munjal brothers for their flagship company Hero Cycles Ltd.
A joint venture betw ee n the Hero Group and Honda Motor Comp anywas established in 1984 as the Hero Ho ndaMotors Limited At Dharuhera (Harya naDistrict) India.
In December 2010, the Board of Directors of the HeroHon da Group have decided to terminate th ejoint venture between Hero Group of India and Honda of Japan in a phased manner.
Hero Group bought the shares held by Honda.
In August 2011 the company was renamed Hero MotoCorp with a new corporate identity.
Market Share: Two Wheelers 41.35%
Board of Directors Bajaj Auto
After Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto is the second largest motor vehicle manufacturing company in India and fourth largest in the world.
Bajaj auto is a subsidiary of the world famous Bajaj Group.
Started by Jamnalal Bajaj from Rajasthan in the 1930s.
Bajaj Auto makes and exports automobiles scooters, motorcycles and the auto rickshaw.
Market Share: Two Wheelers 26.70%, Three Wheelers 58.60%
Board of Directors General Motors India Private Limited
General Motors India Private Limited is a subsidiary of the giant in automobile industry known as giant General Motors.
It is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Founded in 1908, General Motors Corporation, one of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide.
Daniel F. Akerson (GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) Honda Siel Cars India Limited
This company is joint venture between an Indian company called Siel limited and Japanese company Honda Motor Company ltd., which began its journey in the year 1995.
It currently is the 8th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.
Mr.Takashi Nagai Chairman & CEO Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Is a joint venture between Kirloskar Group and Toyota Motor Corporation belonging to Japan.
It currently is the 7th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, Chevrolet, and Ford.
Toyota Motor Corporation entered India in 1997 in a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group.
Akio Toyoda Chairman & CEO Hindustan Motors
Hindustan Motors are the manufacturers of the great car, which can still be found in Indian roads named as Ambassador.
Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India.
Founded in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Birla
It is part of the Birla Technical Services industrial group.
Ambassador car, widely used as a taxicab and as a government limousine.
Mr.C. K. Birla, Chairman About automobile market
After de-licensing in July 1991 has grown at a spectacular rate on an average of 17% for last few years.
Auto industry is likely to clock a turnover in the range of Rs 2,04,000 crore to Rs 2,10,000 crore in 2011-12, up by 12-15 per cent.
Domestic car sales in August went on a down-slide, with the big three makers -- Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai Motor India and Tata Motors.
In July this year, domestic passenger car sales had fallen for the first time after 30 months of continuous growth, registering a 15.76 per cent decline