HistoryThe first car ran on Indias roads in 1897. Until the 1930s, cars wereimported directly, but in very small numbers.
* 1897 First Person to own a car in India - Mr. Foster ofM/s Crompton Greaves Company, Mumbai * 1901 First Indian to own a car in India - Jamshedji Tata* 1905 First Woman to drive acar in India - Mrs. Suzanne RD Tata
The Growth Journey Pre 1983 1983-1993 1993-2007 2007-PreClosed market Japanisation - GOI- Suzuki Delicensing of sector in joint venture to form Maruti 1993 Udyog • Global major OEMs start• Growth of market assembly in India (Toyota,limited by supply • Joint ventures with GM, Ford, Honda, companies in commercial Hyundai)• Outdated models vehicles and components • Imports allowed from Era of globalisationPlayers and Players April 2001; alignment of• Hindustan Motors duty on components and evolution of India as • Maruti Udyog a global• Premier parts to ASEAN levels • Hindustan Motors manufacturing hub• Telco • Implementation of VAT • Premier• Ashok Leyland • Telco• Mahindra & Mahindra • Ashok Leyland • Mahindra & Mahindra
About Automobile IndustryIn 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 ismanufacturing over 11 million vehicles and exporting about 1.5 million every year.
Automotive Companies in India Major Indian Companies Major Multi-national companies
Top Automobile Players in IndiaMaruti Suzuki India LimitedHyundai Motor India Limited Tata MotorsMahindra & Mahindra Limited
General Motors India Private Limited Honda Siel Cars Inia LimitedToyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited Hindustan Motors