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Indian Car Brands Names – List And Logos Of Indian Cars

With the growth of the Indian car market, many people have started looking for vehicles that have been manufactured in India. Are you planning on purchasing a vehicle from one of the Indian car brands? If so, then here is a guide to the best car manufacturers in India:


These are all the auto manufacturing companies we could find from India.


  • Years: 1945 – Present
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Founder/Parent Company: Jamshed ji Tata
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  • More Information: Tata Motors Logo, History and Models

Formerly known as ‘Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO), Tata Motors is one of the leading Indian car companies. The company was founded way back in 1945 and was first a manufacturer of locomotives, having introduced its first commercial vehicle in 1954. The automotive industry is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and has numerous assembly and manufacturing plants in Pune, Dharwad, Sanand, Lucknow, Pantnagar, and Jamshedpur.

Additionally, the Tata Motors also has manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom, Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina. The company is known for producing some of the most fuel-efficient and reliable vehicles. Recently, the company has introduced the Tata Nano, the world’s most affordable car. Apart from the Nano, the Tata Indica is another famous car that reached the top spot in the best-selling cars in India.

Popular commercial vehicles include the Tata Prima, Marcopolo, Starbus, Semi-Forward Cab, Tata Ace, Novus, Ultra, Tata Telcoline, and Tata Prima LX. The manufacturer is also known for producing military vehicles. Some of the most popular include the Tata Xenon and the Tata Sumo 4*4.


  • Years: 1981 – Present
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • Founder/Parent Company: Suzuki
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  • More Information: Suzuki Logo, History and Models

Formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, Maruti Suzuki is one of the most popular Indian car manufacturers. It is a subsidiary of the popular Japanese motorcycle and automobile brand, Suzuki. The vehicle company is known for its reputation for producing some of the most budget-friendly vehicles. It was founded in 1981 and manufactured its first vehicle in 1984. It has more than 933 dealerships across 666 cities and towns in India with 3,060 service stations around 1,454 towns and cities and 30 Express Service Stations around 30 National Highways.

Some of the most popular vehicles produced by Maruti Suzuki include Omni (Minivan), Gypsy (SUV), Zen (Hatchback), Wagon R (Hatchback), Grand Vitara (Mini SUV), Swift DZire (Sedan), and Ritz (Hatchback). The latest vehicles, manufactured and released in 2014, include the Stingray (Hatchback), Ciaz (Sedan), and the Celerio (Hatchback). However, the company doesn’t only stay limited to manufacturing vehicles and also provides insurance, financing, car parts and accessories, and even has many driving schools. In other words, it is a diverse group of companies under one banner.


  • Years: 1942 – Present
  • Headquarters: Kolkata, India
  • Founder/Parent Company: CK Birla Group
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Hindustan Motors was founded way back in 1942 and is an automotive manufacturer that is based in Kolkata, West Bengal of India. The company was the most popular and largest car brand in India until 1980 when Maruti Suzuki took its place by producing some of the most fuel-efficient and budget-friendly vehicles. Hindustan Motors is generally the producer of the famous Indian Ambassador motorcar, which was inspired by the design of Morris Oxford. Most of the politicians in India still travel around in Ambassadors.

The company also has numerous joint ventures with other popular manufacturers. These include Isuzu and Mitsubishi. The Isuzu Joint Venture is located at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, and is known for making the first 1.8-Liter petrol and 2.0-diesel engine in India. This joint venture is mainly responsible for creating engines for Hindustan Motors.


  • Years: 1948 – Present
  • Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Founder/Parent Company: Hinduja Group
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Based in Chennai, Ashok Leyland is among the leading companies for commercial vehicles in India. The company doesn’t actually manufacture passenger vehicles, but is popular for producing some of the best commercial vehicles. It is the 2nd largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and has six operating plants across India. The company sells approximately 7,000 engines and 80,000 commercial vehicles annually and is the leader in the bus segment.

Some of the most popular vehicles manufactured by Ashok Leyland include the Comet (Semi-Trailer), The Hino Bus, the U-Truck, Dost Truck, and Boss Truck. The company is also famous for producing strong military vehicles such as the Stallion Kavach 4*4 and Indian road-mobile missile launcher. Apart from military vehicles, the company also manufactures health units, rail buses, double-decker buses.


  • Years: 1945 – Present
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Founder/Parent Company: Mahindra Group
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Headquartered in Maharashtra, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is in Indian multination car manufacturer. It is by far the largest manufacturer and seller of tractors across the world and is one of the biggest vehicle manufacturers in India. The company is a part of the Mahindra Group and is in constant competition with Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, and Ashkok Leyland.

Some of the most popular cars manufactured by Mahindra include the e20, Renault Verito, Xylo, Mahindra Thar, Quanto, XUV 500, Bolero, and Scorpio. Most of the vehicles produced by Mahindra are SUVs and pickups and the company has earned a strong reputation for manufacturing some of the best and most powerful engines.