If you are a car enthusiast or not, owning a car is still a dream for many. However, when it comes to choosing the right car brand in India, it can be a real head-scratcher. The options are many, and each brand has cars with their own sets of benefits and perks.
In this article, we will help you make the choice easier by talking about the top 10 car brands in India.
Maruti Suzuki | Market share 41.80%
Maruti Suzuki is, if not the most popular, then one of the most desired car brands in India. It is so famous because it has a wide range of cars available for people belonging to different social standings. It offers middle-class families vehicles ranging from small-city hatchbacks to premium SUVs.
Formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, Maruti Suzuki India was founded in 1980, and until 2003 was owned by the Government of India, before being sold to the Japanese automobile company Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Hyundai | Market share 14%
Despite being a Korean-based manufacturer, Hyundai has been ruling the Indian automobile industry for more than 2 decades. Apart from having a wide range of cars, they have also managed to tie down the biggest personality in India, Shah Rukh Khan, as their brand ambassador.
They offer affordable premium hatchbacks, SUVs, and Sedans, such as i10, i10 N Line, Verna, Venue, Venue N Line, Santro, Grand i10 Nios, Tucson, Alcarez, Aura, and Kona Electronic.
Tata Motors | Market share 13.43%
The journey of Tata Motors over the years is nothing short of an inspirational story in itself. In their earlier days, they were famous for making cars like Indigo, Indica, trucks, buses, vans, and other vehicles.
However, when Tata acquired Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, the whole company turned upside down and began to move upwards. Its launch of the popular compact SUV, Nexon, saw its sales skyrocketing.
The company offers many cars, such as Nexon, Punch, Harrier, Tigor, Tigor EV, Nexon EV, Altroz, and much more. All the cars are known for their safety features as well as their signature road looks.
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Mahindra & Mahindra | Market share 9.72%
Mahindra is another Indian automobile brand that has been ruling the industry for many years due to its wide range of vehicles. They are famous for manufacturing passenger cars, commercial vehicles, tractors, buses, motorcycles, vans, and even land defense vehicles.
If you want a tough and strong vehicle, Mahindra is the brand you should look for. One of their most famous cars, Thar, is known for its masculinity and off-road ability.
Some of the other vehicles that they offer are Scorpio N, XUV 700, XUV 300, Bolero, etc.
Kia | Market share 7.28%
In our opinion, nobody in the history of the Indian automobile industry (probably after Maruti Suzuki) has made such a big name for itself after just a few years of entering the market, as the Korean automobile company, Kia Motors has done.
They are famous for manufacturing the most premium range of SUVs and flagship models. Nobody in the current market offers premium features at such a low price. This is what made them the fastest manufacturer to reach the milestones of one, two, and three lakh domestic sales.
They entered the market with Seltos, but now they also offer Sonet, Carnival, Carnes, and EV6.
Toyota | Market share 4.33%
This Japanese automobile manufacturer, TOYOTA, is known to be one of the best car brands all around the world, especially in the racing business. The amount of 24 Hours Le Mans races this brand has won, talks about how reliable their engines are.
It has a strong foothold in the Indian automobile industry as well. Known for its affordable pricing, after-sale service, and reliability, it has made a recent shift towards premium luxury cars, with improved design, quality, and features.
The cars they have to offer are Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Camry, Hyryder, Glanza, Vellfire, and the Hilux.
Honda | Market share 2.46%
After its return to Formula 1 helped Red Bull Racing snag one driver title in 2021, it announced to the world that the Japanese automobile manufacturer can still perform at the highest level.
Talking about the Indian market, Honda has had a strong foothold in the hearts of Indian car drivers for the last 20 years. The cars they manufacture are known for their dependence, reliability, and design.
Apart from their most famous car, City, they also offer cars such as Amaze, WR-V, and the Jazz.
Renault | Market share 2.15%
Duster was the car that put the French automobile manufacturer, Renault on the Indian map. After that, the company managed to achieve stable and continuous success period in the Indian automobile industry.
Renault is known for its engine and affordable pricing. However, they have been let down due to their poor after-sales service.
This doesn’t take away credit from the good quality cars they manufacture, which include Kwid, Triber, Kiger, and Duster.
Volkswagen | Market share 1.16%
The German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen is known to offer one of the
finest passenger cars in India. With Polo being a favorite among the youth of the country, the company has managed to have its share of success.
They are known for their build quality and premium features.
After the discontinuation of the Polo, the company offered cars such as Virtus, Taigun, and Tiguan.
MG Motor | Market share 1.07%
Right from the Benedict Cumberbatch commercial that aired a few years ago, MG Motors has been the talk of the town ever since. It is a subsidiary of the Chinese auto manufacturer SAIC Motors. They use the British MG marque to market their vehicles in India.
They made their entry into the Indian market with the popular MG Hector, which was known for its best-in-class features.
Later on, they introduced other cars, such as Astor, Hector Plus, Gloster, and the ZS EV.
*The following mentioned data of Market Shares is represented from October 2022 sales.