Top 10 Car (Automobile) Companies in India 2017

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The Indian automobile sector has consistently shown an upward trend, and continues to do so. With the opening up of global economies, a lot of international players forayed in the Indian car segment as India is a lucrative market for sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs. Apart from international players, some of the top Indian car manufacturers have catered to Indian as well as global audience. The top car companies in India include names like Maruti, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors followed by Honda, Toyota, Ford etc. Here is the list of the top 10 car companies in India 2017 as per Units Sold and Market Share.

India has been a huge market for the largest car companies owing to the huge population having a high purchasing power. Over the years however, even the best automobile brands in India have gone global and captured a strong market overseas. India is one of the rare few markets where Indian as well as international vehicles sell equally well. The biggest car companies in India not only give attractive prices and EMI solutions, but have also prioritized on giving good after sales service to customers.

Quick Glance at Top Car Companies in India 2017

1st place: Maruti Suzuki

2nd place: Hyundai Motor India

3rd place: Mahindra and Mahindra

4th place: Tata Motors

5th place: Honda

6th place: Toyota

7th place: Renault India Pvt. Ltd.

8th place: Ford

9th place: Nissan Motor India

10th place: Volkswagen

For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.

10. Volkswagen

Volkswagen, a German automobile company, is known worldwide for their up-class German engineering and the European class that adorns all their car models.

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Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd is a division and a branch of the Volkswagen Group India, which entered India in the year 2007 Some of its famous models here in India are Jetta, Vento, Beetle and Polo. With a vast distribution network of around 119 showrooms spread across 101 Indian cities, it is headquartered at Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra, also where their state of the art manufacturing plant is also located.


The Volkswagen Group in India is presented by 5 large automobile brands of the world – SKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini and 1 motorcycle brand – Ducati. Highest sales by volume is of the Volkswagen in the group, which represents both, high class premium segment cars as well as high volume compact and affordable models, but each car manufactured by them is convincingly worthy of its place on the roads. With Polo and Jetta being the maximum selling car models in India, they are the kings of the roads because of their award winning TSI engine which has won “International Engine of the Year” for 8 times in a row. Their engines are known for their low fuel consumption, being environment friendly and giving out lesser emissions.

Lately Volkswagen was enrobed in an emission scandal where its vehicles were convicted of emitting more air pollution than the permitted levels, which did hit their market share but soon they coped up and gracefully came out of this controversy. The TDI engine badge that adorns this company tells of a powerful R&D arm that this company can boast of. With many modern German technologies like Auto Hold, electric sunroof, coming home leaving home lights, 12 way adjustable seat with memory, steering mounted audio control,  best transmission and air conditioning system, Volkswagen cars make their concept of Intelligent Mobility a reality. With safety features like Anti theft sensor and interior surveillance monitor, ABS and Airbags, their cars are not only modern but also the safest cars in the world. All its plants are vertically integrated, which have a local manufacturing or atleast and an assembly plant in each country to save additional costs borne in transportation and exports.  It does a whole lot of CSR activities in India and promotes sustainability by manufacturing safe, environment friendly and highest quality products.

Number of cars sold: 48820

Market Share: 1.63%

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