India

http://pykmax.com/category/merch/ In 1897 a resident of Calcutta brought the first car to India. In 1898, there were four cars in Bombay (Mumbai) and the first pneumatic tyres arrived, with Dunlop opening an office in the city.

In 1893 the American Ransom Eli Olds obtained his first export order, a 4 wheeled Olds steam car which was dispatched by ship to India – but it didn’t arrive. The ship sank on the way there. This was the first car exported from the USA.

The Maharaja of Patiala (Punjab) imported the first motor car into India in 1892. It was a French De Dion Bouton. The Indian Maharajas were introduced to Rolls-Royce cars by the British and they took an instant liking to these expensive vehicles. By the late 1920s, hundreds of Rolls Royce cars were owned by Maharajas across India and when these Maharajas realized that all the other Maharajas were buying Rolls Royce cars, they began to order customized cars to differentiate themselves. By the 1940s, there were more than a thousand Rolls Royce cars in India.

Through the 1930s, cars were imports only, and in small numbers. The landmark decade in the manufacturing process was that of 1940s. Hindustan Motors was launched in 1942. Production of their first car, the Hindustan 10 based on the British Morris 10, did not start production until 1949. Premier Automobiles was formed in 1944 and by about 1949 it was building the Plymouth car under license from the Chrysler Corporation (USA). In 1948/49 the Union Motor Company reached an agreement with Standard Motors (UK) and by about 1950 they started to assemble 2088 cc Vanguard cars. Established in 1945, Mahindra & Mahindra started to produce utility vehicles.

Tata Group was formed in 1868. Tata Motors was founded in 1945, as part of the Tata Group, to manufacture locomotives, the company was formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company. Tata Motos began manufacturing commercial vehicles in 1954 with a 15-year collaboration agreement with Daimler-Benz of Germany. Tata Motors made their first passenger vehicle, an SUV named Tata Sierra in 1991.

In 2008, Ford sells Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata in a £1.15bn ($2.3bn) deal. The Tata Nano car was launched in January 2008 as the cheapest car the world priced at £1,250 ($2,500).

As of 2017, the top 10 Car manufacturing companies in India that have recorded highest sales in the country (source: http://www.trendingtopmost.com/):

The Tata Nano car was launched in January 2008 as the cheapest car the world.

As of 2017, the top 10 Car manufacturing companies in India that have recorded highest sales in the country (source: http://www.trendingtopmost.com/):

1. Maruti Suzuki
2. Hyundai
3. Toyoyta
4. Ford
5. Honda
6. Tata Motors
7. Volkswagen
8. Mahindra & Mahindra
9. Renault
10. General Motors – Chevrolet