Indian Automobile Industry The high growth in the Indian economy has resulted in many foreign car manufacturers

entering the Indian market. Rolls Royce, Bentley and Maybach are examples of the few high end automobile manufacturers to enter India in the recent years. Chennai is the automobile capital in India. It has a lot of foreign direct investment in automobile industry. Chennai is often called as the 'Detroit of Asia There were only a few handful of cars in the Indian market in the 1980s. Most of these were outdated models like Hindustan Motors' Ambassador (which is still produced and sold). The only car with the latest technology then was the Maruti 800. It became very popular because of the low price, high fuel efficiency and good reliability. Since then the market has grown with over 20 manufacturers and hundreds of models and variants. The Maruti 800 is at the lower end of the price range costing approx US $5,000 and Bugatti Veyron at the other with a price tag of over 2 Million US dollars. The Indian automobile industry has matured over the years and is now highly comptetitive with major Japanese, Korean, European and Indian companies all holding significant market shares.[1] In addition to foreign models like the Hyundai Santro and the Ford Escort various indigenous cars like the Tata Indica and the Mahindra & Mahindra SUV, the Scorpio are also popular. These cars exported to the markets worldwide. An electric car is also manufactured by a local company, REVA. Tata Motors plans to produce the world's first air powered in partnership with MDI of France. The passenger vehicle sales in India crossed the one million mark in 2005. This segment grows at 10-15% annually. Around 85% of the cars sold in India are financed as against the global average of 70%. In neighbouring China,only 1520% vehicles are financed. There are only three cars in India for 1000 people as compared to the other extreme 500 cars for 1000 people in the United States. Goldman Sachs has predicted that India will have the maximum number of cars on the planet by 2050 overtaking the United States.

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1 Timeline • 2 Production Facilities o 2.1 BMW o 2.2 Chevrolet o 2.3 Fiat o 2.4 Ford o 2.5 Honda o 2.6 Hyundai o 2.7 Mahindra o 2.8 Mahindra-Renault o 2.9 Mercedes-Benz o 2.10 San o 2.11 Suzuki o 2.12 Tata o 2.13 Toyota • 3 Domestic o 3.1 Austin o 3.2 BMW o 3.3 Chevrolet o 3.4 Chinkara o 3.5 Daewoo o 3.6 Dodge o 3.7 Fiat o 3.8 Force Motors o 3.9 Ford o 3.10 Hindustan Motors o 3.11 Honda o 3.12 Hyundai o 3.13 International Cars & Motors o 3.14 Mahindra & Mahindra Limited o 3.15 Renault o 3.16 Mercedes-Benz o 3.17 Mitsubishi Motors o 3.18 Opel o 3.19 Plymouth o 3.20 Premier Automobiles o 3.21 Peugeot o 3.22 Renault (Mahindra Renault) o 3.23 REVA o 3.24 Rover o 3.25 San o 3.26 Sipani o 3.27 Škoda o 3.28 Standard Motors o 3.29 Maruti Suzuki o 3.30 Tata Motors o 3.31 Toyota

4 Imports o 4.1 Audi o 4.2 BMW o 4.3 Land Rover o 4.4 Mercedes-Benz (Daimler Chrysler) o 4.5 Nissan o 4.6 Porsche o 4.7 Rolls Royce o 4.8 Volvo

Timeline - Indian Automobile Industry: 1897 First Person to own a car in India - Mr Foster of M/s Crompton Greaves Company, Mumbai 1901 First Indian to own a car in India - Jamshedji Tata 1905 First Woman to drive a car in India - Mrs. Suzanne RD Tata 1905 Fiat Motors 1911 First Taxi in India 1924 Formation of Traffic Police 1928 Chevrolet Motors 1942 Hindustan Motors 1944 Premier Auto Limited 1945 Tata Motors 1947 Mahindra Motors 1948 Ashok Motors 1948 Standard Motors 1974 Sipani Motors 1981 Maruti Udyog 1994 Rover Motors 1994 Mercedes Benz 1994 Opel 1995 Ford Motors 1995 Honda SIEL 1995 Reva Electric Car Company 1995 Daewoo Motors 1996 Hyundai Motors 1997 Toyota Kirloskar Motors 1997 Fiat Motors (Re-Entry) 1998 San Motors

1998 Mitsubishi Motors

Production Facilities:

BMW

Chennai,Tamil Nadu

Chevrolet

Halol,Gujrat

Fiat

Pune-Ranjangaon,Maharashtra

Ford

Chennai,Tamil Nadu

Honda

Noida,Uttar Pradesh

Hyundai

Chennai,Tamil Nadu

Mahindra

Nashik,Kandivili,Maharashtra

Mahindra-Renault

Nasik, Mahrashtra & Chennai, Tamilnadu (Under construction)

Mercedes-Benz

Pune,Maharashtra

San

Verna,Goa

Suzuki

Gurgaon,Haryana

Tata
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Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh Pune,Maharashtra Jamshedpur,Jharkhand Singur,West Bengal

Toyota

Bangalore,Karnataka

Domestic
Austin

Six (Discontinued)

BMW

BMW is manufacturer of prestigious sport sedans that are known for their nimble handling. BMW enjoys good brand recognition in India,thanks to Indian movies and the rich who have been importing these cars for decades. It has set up a plant in Chennai,Tamil Nadu to manufacture cars locally exclusively for the local market with no plans for export.It set up a plant locally to circumvent the high import duties.
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3 Series 5 Series

Chevrolet
Chevrolet has been one of the most recognized brands in India for several decades. They were made popular as the vehicle of choice of the heroes in Bollywood movies. The model lineup consists of vehicles from cheaper sister brands like Daewoo. General Motors initially entered India with the Opel brand, but the Opel brand was dropped in March 2006 because sales were at an all time low due to high prices and General Motors wanted to focus more on their Chevrolet brand. Since the Chevrolet brand was introduced in India, there have been no new Opel products. GM's Indian operations were originally a JV between Hindustan Motors and GM, with most of GM's vehicles assembled at Hindustan's plant in Halol, Gujarat. Since then, GM India is now wholly owned by GM. Cars from Chevrolet are:
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Tavera - Rebadged Isuzu Panther Aveo - Second Generation Chevrolet Aveo sedan Aveo UV-A - First Generation Chevrolet Aveo hatchback Forester - (Discontinued) Rebadged First Generation Subaru Forester Optra - Rebadged Daewoo Lacetti SRV - Rebadged Daewoo Lacetti Spark - Formerly Daewoo Matiz in India

Chinkara
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Roadster Jeepster

Daewoo
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Cielo (Discontinued) Matiz (Discontinued, Now re-launched as Chevrolet Spark)) Nexia (Discontinued)

Dodge

Kingsway (Discontinued)

Fiat
Fiat India has struggled in India since its inception. The Fiat Uno was one of the first products to be introduced. The Fiat Palio was later introduced and was initially a big hit with its style and ride comfort coupled with solid build but has slowly lost its sheen due to low fuel efficiency. Other models were introduced such as the Palio Weekend and Siena. Fiat tried re-branding of the Fiat Siena to Fiat Petra without much success. It roped in Sachin Tendulkar as one of its brand ambassadors. Even Michael Schumacher appeared in an ad for the Palio. It has entered now into an alliance with Tata Motors to jointly manufacture cars at its plant in Ranjangaon, near Pune. The facility will enable the two companies to make about 200,000 cars per annum, and also house an engine manufacturing unit with a capacity of 250,000 units per annum. The alliance will also see Tata Motors use Fiat's diesel technology - the 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine - for its own vehicles. The two companies also have a distribution and service partnership.
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Uno(Discontinued) Palio Palio Stile Siena(Discontinued) Siena Weekend (Discontinued) Petra(Discontinued) Adventure

Force Motors
Force Motors was formerly known as Bajaj Tempo Ltd. Founded in 1958, it is located in Akurdi, a Pimpri-Chinchwad neighbourhood of Pune, India. They manufacture three wheelers, multi utility and cross country vehicles, light commercial vehicles, tractors and now heavy commercial vehicles.
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Gama, Cruiser Trax, Toofan, Challenger

Ford
Ford entered India in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra in 1995 with a major plant in Tamil Nadu. The first model was the Escort.

Escort (Discontinued) - It was offered with a 1.3 Liter petrol termed Alpha

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and 1.5 Liter Diesel engine termed Orion, and at a time when the car wars in India had just begun. The diesel version was fancied by many due to the fact that diesel was available at half the price of petrol(gasoline/gas) in India at that time. Among the famous owners of the Ford Escort was Azim Premji who drove a black one for almost eight years until he traded it for a Toyota Corolla. The Ford Escort 1.8 was ranked the highest in the J.D. Power and Associates 1997 Indian Customer Satisfaction Study. It was also voted the Best Quality Car in the J.D. Power India Initial Quality Study. Ikon - Was launched to phase out the Escort, known for the Rocam engine, available with a choice of petrol and diesel version, the car did well. Ford is known for launching new versions with some minor cosmetic changes every now and then. Mondeo (Discontinued) - Was Ford's offering to the D segment in India in 2001, was brought in as a CBU from Belgium with Ghia being the only trim version available. It was available with both 2.0L Duratorq diesel and 142 bhp 2.0L petrol Duratec engines. It was the first car to be offered with Xenon HID headlamps in India. It is alleged that the Mondeo performed better than the 2.3 L Accord available in India at that time. But buyers stayed away as it was more expensive than the Accord. The diesel version was phased out in 2003. Endeavour - Sold as the Ford Everest in other parts of Asia and based on the Ranger pickup, it was offered in both 4X4 and 4X2 options but with only a 2.5 L, 4 Cylinder In-line, Turbocharged & Inter cooled Diesel Engine and manual transmission. Fusion - was launched as a Urban Activity Vehicle available with a 1.6 L , 4 cyl 101 bhp engine with 5 speed manual transmission. Fiesta - Launched in November 2005 and was Ford's fifth model in India, and is available in 1.6 L petrol and 1.4 L diesel engines. Bill Ford made a personal visit to launch the car in India.

Hindustan Motors
Hindustan Motors is one of the oldest Indian car manufacturers. It is best known for the Ambassador which has been virtually unchanged for about 30 years. It is still very popular as a taxi and is widely used by Indian politicians. Many people have come to associate India with Ambassador and is a prominent part of the Indian landscape.
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Trekker (Discontinued) Landmaster (Discontinued) Contessa (Discontinued) - 5th Generation Vauxhall Victor Ambassador - a version of the 1950s Morris Oxford.

Honda
Honda Siel Cars entered India in 1995. It sells 4 cars in India - the City, Civic,

Accord, and CR-V. The manufacturing plant of Honda Siel is located in Greater Noida. The model of Accord sold in India is the 2003 model. The most inexpensive car from Honda - The City. The most Expensive - The Honda Accord V6.

Accord - It was introduced in India in July 2001. It is sold in three versions Accord VTi-L M/T, Accord VTi-L A/T and Accord V6 A/T. Both the engines, the standard i-4 and V-6 have be de-tuned which produce less power compared to the American models, the I-4 produces 142 bhp while the V6 produces 221 bhp, de-tuned for better fuel efficiency. City - Was launched in India in December 1997 ,initially offered in two options. A 1.3 liter engine producing 90 bhp and a bigger 1.5 liter producing 100 bhp. Two years later a VTEC option was also offered. All were four cylinder engines. In October 2003 the City underwent a major revamp and is popularly called as New Honda City (NHC). Surprisingly Honda gave the new City less powerful engines and decided to improve the fuel efficiency. The new City features a 1.5 liter engine producing 77 bhp. It offered more interior space and with bright and refreshing interiors. About two years later, a face lifted version - CITY ZX - was introduced. At the same time, a VTEC engine model too was introduced. Civic - Was launched in July 2006 in India 6 months after the international debut. The car is the first in this segment in India to offer unprecedented safety features like ABS, EBD as standard. It is also the first in its class to feature reverse swing windshield wipers. The only problem with the car with respect to India is its low ground clearance. CR-V - It was introduced in India along with the Accord. It was and is still offered with a 2.4 liter i-VTEC engine producing 152 bhp.

Hyundai
When Hyundai entered India, the brand was virtually unknown in the Indian market. They signed up Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and their excellent advertising campaign made Hyundai a household name and helped it reach the second place behind market leader Maruti Suzuki.
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Santro - second generation Hyundai Atos Accent - second generation Hyundai Accent sedan Sonata - sold as the Sonata Embera Verna - third generation Hyundai Accent sedan Getz - sold as the Getz Prime Elantra - 3rd generation Hyundai Elantra sedan Terracan (discontinued) Tucson

International Cars & Motors:

Rhino

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
The automotive section of Mahindra started off when a first batch of seventy five Utility Vehicles (UVs) was imported in CKD condition from Willys in 1947. It has come a long way, not just manufacturing Jeeps but also agricultural equipment and light trucks.
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Armada (Discontinued) Voyager Discontinued) Bolero Commander CL MaXX Scorpio Mahindra and Mahindra Classic This was an open jeep with good off roading capabilities, a 4*4 and 4*2 option, huge headlamps and roof mounted lights.

Renault

Logan

Mercedes-Benz
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M-Class S-Class E-Class C-Class

Mercedes-Benz has had to cater to the ever growning luxury segment in India, in a much better fashion now, especially after the arrival of the other luxury German manufacturers. Now, Mercedes-Benz cars are launched in India soon after the worldwide launch and homologation as opposed to earlier, when Mercedes-Benz had monopolized the niche Indian market.

Mitsubishi Motors
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Lancer - Sixth Generation Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia - Seventh Generation Mitsubishi Lancer Pajero - Second Generation Mitsubishi Pajero Montero - Third Generation Mitsubishi Pajero

Opel
General Motors' Opel no longer functions in India after its Corsa's production stopped in March 2006. GM is instead focusing on its Chevrolet brand for the Indian market.
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Corsa (Discontinued) - 2nd Generation Opel Corsa Corsa Sail (Discontinued) - 2nd Generation Opel Corsa Corsa Swing (Discontinued) - 2nd Generation Opel Corsa Vectra(Discontinued) - 3rd Generation Opel Vectra Astra(Discontinued) - 1st Generation Opel Astra

Plymouth

Savoy (Discontinued)

Premier Automobiles
Walchand Hirachand started Premier Automobiles Ltd (PAL) in 1942. They were the first to kick off the automobile revolution in India by assembling De Soto and Plymouth cars in 1946 in association with Chrysler from the United States. They also manufactured the famed Premier Padmini which was a version of the Fiat 1100.
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Padmini (Discontinued) 118 NE (Discontinued) Premier Sigma

Peugeot
Tied up with Premier Automobiles Ltd to manufacture the Peugeot 309. The car was popular but labour problems resulted in it being discontinued and PAL's relation with Peugeot turned sour. After which there was no car launched from the joint venture. Even the existing owners find it difficult to find spares.

309 (Discontinued)

Renault (Mahindra Renault)

Logan

REVA

REVA

Rover

Montego (Discontinued)

San

Storm

Sipani
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Badal (Discontinued) Badal 4 (Discontinued) Dolphin (Discontinued) - a version of the Reliant Kitten, a Reliant Robin with 4 wheels and Triumph inspired front suspension. Montana (Discontinued) Montana D1 (Discontinued)

Škoda
Škoda is an important car manufacturer of India. It recently launched the Laura, the Octavia still continues to exist. Skoda also offers the Superb in India but it's not too popular.
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Octavia Superb Laura

Standard Motors
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Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Vanguard (Discontinued) 8 (Discontinued) 10 (Discontinued) Penant (Discontinued) Herald (Discontinued) Gazel (Discontinued) 2000 (Discontinued) - Rebadged Rover SD1

Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Udyog was formed as a partnership between the Government of India and Suzuki of Japan. It brought India its first "affordable" car, the Maruti 800. It is the biggest car manufacturer in India and especially dominant in the small car sector. After the Maruti 800, it launched the Maruti 1000, followed by the Maruti Esteem the European version of the Suzuki Swift . With the launch of Cielo from DCM Daewoo, Maruti decided to up the game and launched the Maruti Esteem VX, it

was followed by the AX version but was dropped later on due to poor sales. Maruti once had a market share of approximately eighty percent, but facing competition with companies like Tata, Hyundai etc. Maruti Udyog's market share has dropped to around forty percent. According to AutoCar India, the only Maruti Suzuki car worth buying is the new Maruti Swift. Maruti Zen's production stopped because of the success of Swift, but it has been revived as the Zen Estilo.
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800 Omni 1000 (Discontinued) Maruti Zen (Discontinued, but revived and re-branded as the Zen Estilo) Alto Esteem Baleno - (Discontinued) Baleno Altutra - (Discontinued) Gypsy Swift SX4 WagonR Versa Zen Estilo - First Generation Suzuki MR Wagon Grand Vitara - First Generation Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tata Motors
Tata Motors, also known as Telco is the third largest car producer in India after Maruti and Hyundai. It was responsible for developing India's first indigenous vehicle, the Indica. It has proved to be a success in the market after initial quality problems. The company also exports the car to many countries. Tata Motors also has an interest in the commercial vehicle segment of which it controls around 70%.
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Estate(Discontinued) Sierra (Discontinued) Sumo Safari Indica Indigo Indigo Marina TL

Toyota
Toyota Kirloskar sells 4 car models in India. It stopped producing the Toyota Qualis

to make way for the Toyota Innova, which was launched in India in 2005. The most expensive car from Toyota is a very powerful SUV - The Land Cruiser Prado. Toyota Kirloskar Motors LTD is a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and the Kirloskar Group.
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Qualis (Discontinued) - 3rd Generation Toyota Kijang Camry - 6th Generation Toyota Camry Corolla - 9th Generation Toyota Corolla Innova Land Cruiser Prado - 3rd Generation Toyota Prado

Imports
Audi
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Audi Audi Audi Audi Audi

A4 A6 A8 TT Q7

BMW
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BMW 7-Series BMW X5 BMW X3

Land Rover
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Range Rover Range Rover Sport

Mercedes-Benz (Daimler Chrysler)

CLS-Class

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SL-Class S-Class SLK Class

Nissan
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Teana X-Trail

Porsche
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911 Boxster Cayenne Cayman

Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce is perhaps the most respected and prestigious car in automotive history and it is available in India at a price tag of 35,000,000 Rupees.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Volvo

Volvo XC90

Indian Automobile Industry Growth The passenger car and motorcycle segment in Indian auto Industry is growing by

8-9 per cent.

Current Scenario
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The Indian Automobile Industry crossed a landmark with total vehicle production of 10 million units. Car sales was 8,82,094 units against 8,20,179 units in 2004-05. The two-wheeler market grew by 13.6 per cent with 70,56,317 units against 62,09,765 units in 2004-05. Commercial vehicles segment grew at 10.1 per cent with 3,50,683 units against 3,18,430 units in 2004-05.

Overview Snippets
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India, sourcing base for global auto majors. Passenger car and motorcycle segment is set to grow by 8-9%. The two-wheeler segment will clock 11.5% rise by 2007. Commercial vehicle to grow by 5.2 per cent. Estimated component market size is US$ 6.7 bn.

Facts & Figures India, in auto sector, is turning to be a sourcing base for the global auto majors. The passenger car and the motorcycle segment is set to grow by 8-9 per cent in coming couple of years, says the ICRA report. The industry is likely to maintain the growth momentum picked up in 2002-03. The ICRA's analysis points on the auto sector that the passenger car market in the country was inching towards cars with higher displacements. The sports-utilityvehicle (SUV) that was getting crowded everyday, would witness intense competition as many SUVs had been competitively priced, the report said. Honda Suzuki, Generl Motors,and Hyundai, the global automakers had already launched their premium SUVs in the market to broaden their portfolio and create product excitement in the segment estimated at about 10,000 units annually. In the two-wheeler segment, according to the report, the motorcycles would clock 11.5 per cent rise during 2004-2007 over its siblings-scooters and mopeds. Scooters sales would decelerate and mopeds would also see the same. Overseas market would present huge opportunities for the two-wheeler makers.

The commercial vehicles are likely to grow at a CAGR of 5.2 per cent. Heavy commercial vehicles market would rise at 5.5 per cent and sales of light buses and trucks would achieve 4.7 per cent growth. For the tractors, the report predicts a growth at 4.6 per cent. Indian Auto Market Growth for the year 2005-06
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The domestic automobile industrysales grew 12.8 per cent at 89,10,224 units as against 78,97,629 units in 2004-05. The automotive industry crossed a landmark with total vehicle production of 10 million units. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), car sales was 8,82,094 units against 8,20,179 units in 2004-05. The growth of domestic passenger car market was 7.5 per cent Car exports stood at 1,70,193 units against 1,60,670 units in 2004-05. The two-wheeler segment, the market grew by 13.6 per cent with 70,56,317 units against 62,09,765 units in 2004-05. Motorcycles had the upward march, 17.1 per cent in domestic market touching 58,15,417 units against 49,64,753 units in 2004-05. Scooter segment grew by 1.5 per cent, fall at 9,08,159 units against 9,22,428 units in 2004-05. Commercial vehicles segment grew at 10.1 per cent with 3,50,683 units against 3,18,430 units in 2004-05. Medium and heavy commercial vehicles managed a growth of 4.5 per cent against 23 per cent growth in the year ended March 31, 2005. Light commercial vehicles sales growth was 19.4 per cent at 1,43,237 units against 1,19,924 units in 2004-05. Three-wheelers sales rose by 17 per cent at 3,60,187 units against 3,07,862 units in 2004-05.

Auto Component Market The Indian auto parts industry is significantly fragmented with a large number of players having a turnover of less than US$10 million per year. The industry directly employs about 2,50,000 people and has an annual turnover over US$ 56.3 billion.
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Estimated market size - US$ 6.7 bn Estimated market size by 2012 - US$ 17 bn Projected CAGR - 15%

Note: Nearly two-thirds of the auto component production is consumed directly by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Market Advantage

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Fast paced urbanisation to rise from 28% to 40% by 2020. Upward migration of household income levels. Middle class expanding by 30-40 million every year. Growing working population.

Industry Overview Since the first car rolled out on the streets of Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1898, the Automobile Industry of India has come a long way. During its early stages the auto industry was overlooked by the then Government and the policies were also not favorable. The liberalization policy and various tax reliefs by the Govt. of India in recent years has made remarkable impacts on Indian Automobile Industry. Indian auto industry, which is currently growing at the pace of around 18 % per annum, has become a hot destination for global auto players like Volvo, General Motors and Ford. A well developed transportation system plays a key role in the development of an economy, and India is no exception to it. With the growth of transportation system the Automotive Industry of India is also growing at rapid speed, occupying an important place on the 'canvas' of Indian economy. Today Indian automotive industry is fully capable in producing various kinds of vehicles and can be divided into 03 broad categories : Cars, two-wheelers and heavy vehicles.

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The first automobile in India rolled in 1897 in Bombay. India is being recognized as potential emerging auto market. Foreign players are adding to their investments in Indian auto industry. Within two-wheelers, motorcycles contribute 80% of the segment size. Unlike the USA, the Indian passenger vehicle market is dominated by cars (79%). Tata Motors dominates over 60% of the Indian commercial vehicle market. 2/3rd of auto component production is consumed directly by OEMs. India is the largest three-wheeler market in the world. India is the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world. India is the second largest tractor manufacturer in the world. India is the fifth largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world.

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The number one global motorcycle manufacturer is in India. India is the fourth largest car market in Asia - recently crossed the 1 million mark.

Segment Knowhow Among the two-wheeler segment, motorcycles haVE\\ve the major share in the market. Hero Honda contributes 50% motorcycles to the market. In it Honda holds 46% share in scooter and TVS makes 82% of the mopeds in the country. F40% of the three-wheelers are used as goods transport purpose. Piaggio holds 40% of the market share. Among the passenger transport, Bajaj is the leader by making 68% of the three-wheelers. Cars dominate the passenger vehicle market by 79%. Maruti Suzuki has 52% share in passenger cars and is a complete monopoly in multi purpose vehicles. In utility vehicles Mahindra holds 42% share. In commercial vehicle, Tata Motors dominates the market with more than 60% share. Tata Motors is also the world's fifth largest medium & heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer. Miscellaneous Hyderabad, the Hi-Tech City, is going to come up with the first automobile mall of the country by the second half of 2008. It will be set up by the city-based Prajay Engineers Syndicate in an area of more than 35 acres. This 'Autopolis' will have facilities for automobile financing institutions and insurance services to create a complete range of services required for both auto companiesand customers. It will also have a multi-purpose convention centre for auto fairs and product launches. Cars by Price Range Under Rs. 3 Lakhs
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Maruti 800, Alto, Omni Reva Ambassador Fiat Palio Hyundai Santro, Getz Chevrolet Opel Corsa Maruti Zen, Wagon R, Versa, Esteem, Gypsy Ford Icon & Fiesta Tata Indica, Indigo Mahindra Bolero Chevrolet Swing, Optra, Tavera

Rs. 3-5 Lakhs

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Rs. 5-10 Lakhs

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Hyundai Accent, Elantra Mahindra Scorpio Maruti Baleno Toyota Corolla, Innova Tata Safari Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Cedia Honda City Ford Mondeo & Endeavour Chevrolet Forester Skoda Octavia Classic & Combi Honda Civic & CR-V Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hyundai Sonata Embera, Terracan & Tucson Mitsubishi Pajero Audi A4 Opel Vectra Honda Accord Mercedes C Class Toyota Camry Audi A6, A8 & TT BMW X5, 5 Series & 7 Series Mercedes E Class, S Class, SLK, SL & CLS-Class Porsche Boxster, Cayenne, 911 Carrera & Cayman S Toyota Prado Bentley Arnage, Continental GT & Flying Spur Rolls Royce Phantom Maybach

Rs. 10-15 Lakhs

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Rs. 15-30 Lakh

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Rs. 30-90 Lakhs

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Above Rs. 1 Crore

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The segregation is made on Ex-Showroom price of base models. The following links will give you the complete picture of Indian Auto Industry: The first auto vehicle rolled out in India at the end of 19th century. Today, India is the the 2nd largest tractor and 5th largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world. Hero Automobile History Honda with 1.7M motorcycles a year is now the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Industry Investment On the cost front, OEMs eyeing India in a big way to source products and components at significant discounts to home market. On the revenue side, OEMs are active in the

booming passenger car market in India. The passenger car and motorcycle segment in Indian auto market is growing by 8-9 per cent. The two-wheeler segment will clock 11.5% rise by 2007. Commercial vehicle to grow by 5.2 per cent. India is the 11th largest Passenger Cars producing countries in the world and 4th largest in Heavy Trucks. Maruti Udyog Ltd. is the leading 4-wheelers manufacturer. Hero Honda is the leading 2-wheelers manufacturer. Passenger vehicle exports have grown over five times and two-wheeler exports have reached more than double. Exports of auto components, whose manufacturing costs are 30-40 per cent lower than in the West, have grown at 25% a year between 2000 to 2005. Hero Honda is the largest manufacturer of motorcycles. Hyundai Motors India is the second largest player in passenger car market. Tata Motors is the fifth largest medium & heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world.

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