Starting from the 90s of the XXth century, the cars of India became ingrained in everyday life of the numerous population of the country and its neighborhood.
Admittedly, the Indian autos can yet boast neither radical design, nor an unearthly set of functions, nor outstanding quality. However, Indian producers do not despair and make all attempts for promotion of their production in the world market. Cars, as well as light and heavy trucks are manufactured in the country.
The make belongs to the company AMW Motors Ltd. AMW (Asia Motor Works) started to produce trucks in 2005. The plant of the company in city Bhuj, Guarat, has constructors’ and testing laboratories, an assembly line, and a finished-products storage area. The plant forms the basis of Indian trucks production. The company also produces a number of components for some world-known manufacturers.
Hindustan Ambassador is the only car manufactured by the automobile plant Hindustan Motors. Its production began in 1957 and continued with insignificant changes and improvements until 2014. The model was created on the base of English Morris Oxford III made by the company Morris Motors Limited from 1956 to the 1959. In different years, it was modernized, acquired different prefixes (Mark-I, Mark-II, Mark-III, Mark-IV, Ambassador Nova and others), but remained almost unchanged. The Hindustan emblem is represented in form of white and yellow geometrical figures on a blue background.
Mahindra & Mahindra
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is an Indian unit of Mahindra Group involved in automotive industry, farm equipment, financial services, trade, logistics, car components and spares production. The company was founded in 1945 as Mahindra & Mohammed. Later, after division of India, Gulam Muhammad returned to Pakistan and became its first Finance Minister. Since that moment, in 1948, the company was renamed Mahindra & Mahindra. Its emblem is represented as an ellipse-like red figure, which changes in its bottom part into three stripes, apically narrowing. It symbolizes an infinite road and future prospects.
Once it was a well-known and now it is rather humble carmaker from Mumbai. In the 40s of the XXth century, it began with the production of trucks under Chrysler’s license, then it collaborated with Peugeot and Fiat. Now Premier sells its single model RiO, which is a compact crossover representing a revamped Japanese Daihatsu Terios of the first generation. The knock-down kits come for it, admittedly, not from Japan, but from China, where they know old Terios as Zotye 5008.
Táta Mótors Ltd. is the biggest Indian automobile industry company belonging to Tata Group, which was previously known under the name of TELCO. Tata Group in India is one of the largest monopolists, which is represented in all important spheres of economy of the country. The group Tata is composed of 93 operational companies in 7 sectors of business: car building, new materials, chemical industry, energy, consumer goods and the service sector, information systems and telecommunications.
Indian concern, Bajaj Group includes 26 different manufacturing companies, one of which is Bajaj Auto. However, from the moment of its opening in 1926, the company was engaged only in import of motorcycle appliances from other countries. Today, all the sales of Bajaj are sales of its own production. The company is engaged in its own inventions and supplies consumers of both inexpensive and high-quality facilities in India and in many countries of the world.
Parent company: Sundaram – Clayton Limited
The company TVS Motor in its modern state was formed in the 1979. TVS Motors is involved in the production of two-wheelers, car components, components distribution, financial services, computer peripherals, software development and contract manufacturing services. The head office of TVS Motors is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 1982, TVS Motor formed the joint venture, which received the name of TVS-Suzuki. But in 2001, that company ceased to exist.
Parent company: Mahindra & Mahindra
REVA produces technological, stylish electric cars in the Indian city, Bangalore. Thus, in 2007, REVA presented an experimental sample of REVA-NXG. The car model is equipped with a computer with a GPS navigator, and the ability to reproduce MP3. The charge of REVA-NXG batteries is enough for 200 km; and it can build up the speed of 120 km per hour.
Founded: February 17, 2011
Headquarters: Chennai, India
Owner: Daimler AG
Parent: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
Founder: Dr. Abhay Firodia
Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Owner: Siddhartha Lal
Headquarters: Gurgaon, India