Top 10 Automobile Companies in India 2016

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1. Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki, Headquartered at Delhi is a merger of Maruti Udyog & Suzuki Motor Corporation, a Japanese automobile firm. Maruti was started in the year 1981.

For the first 2 years, Maruti Suzuki did not produce any cars and they imported 40,000 cars annually & sold them in India. It was in 1983, their first car In India Maruti 800 was released.


Until 2007, Government of India had 74 % share on Maruti Suzuki which it sold completely to financial institutions. Maruti Suzuki holds 47 % of the market share in India & they have produced more than 13 million cars up to date. They employ close to 13500 people in India.  In the year 2000, Maruti became the Pioneer to launch call centers for customer complaints. Maruti Suzuki’s ALTO has been the top selling car (By volume) for the past 10+ years with sales of 249507 units in 2015 alone. As we can see it from the market share, Maruti tops a minimum of at least 4 cars out of top 10 selling cars every single year. Maruti Suzuki’s Profit after Tax (PAT) was 45,714 Million INR in 2015-2016 which was a whopping 23.17 % rise in their profit than 2014-2015.Maruti Suzuki has more than 3060 service stations across 1454 towns in India & its service stations are one of the major revenue generator for it. Maruti also introduced a service to its customers called Maruti true value which allows its customers to buy, sell & exchange used Maruti Suzuki vehicles. Maruti Suzuki was placed at 11th position among the most trusted brands of India in the year 2014 by The Brand trust report.

Units Sold:1400000

Market Share:48%


1: Sample size of 15 automobile companies was taken

2: Data on units sold and market share was collected for latest FY

3: Companies were ranked on composite score