There was a time when India was moving on bullock-carts. Cars were a thing of luxury. And this is just a few decades back. But now, India has become one of the top markets but above that, the manufacturer’s favourite. Be it the lower labour costs, abundant availability of raw material or space, India has been home to many manufacturing plants. So, let’s take a look at 10 Made-in-India cars that are sold globally. #LOCALFORGLOBAL!
A company that was down on knees a few months back due to low sale figures is now rejoicing. All thanks to the new sub-compact SUV, the Magnite. The numbers are growing, as Magnite is a Value For Money SUV. And Nissan has also announced that the ones made in their Chennai plant will be exported to their Global markets, ensuring the global standards here in India.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
It is one of the most awaited cars from India’s largest carmaker. But, as for now, Indians will have to wait a bit more before we get to ride the Jimny. Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki has started to manufacturer the off-roader here in India and export it to other countries. All I have is one question: WHY? Why not launch it here in India too!
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India in October 2020 announced the roll-out of 500,000th Made-in-India car and it was the popular sedan, Vento. It is currently exported to over 60 countries across South & Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Caribbean region. This German carmaker surely loves the Indian market as it is going to launch a car soon, fully developed in India for India.
The Korean carmaker Kia Motors has been earning immense success in India. It has become the fastest carmaker to cross a cumulative sales of over 2 lakh vehicles, majorly comprising of Seltos and Sonet. The latest edition to its lineup in India, Kia Sonet is also exported across countries outside India.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
India’s largest carmaker started a new venture of premium cars back in 2015. It is the NEXA channel. Maruti Suzuki revived the Baleno brand ina hatchback avatar through NEXA. Not only is the hatchback iteration of Baleno one of the most popular cars in India, but it is also exported to various markets of Suzuki.
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The American carmaker has its manufacturing plant setup in Pune. Jeep currently exports the right-hand driven Compass to markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand.
The design 2.0 language of Tata Motors is surely a gamechanger, Tata Harrier depicts this belief. And when it comes to the road presence, Harrier surely makes a name for it. Tata Motors has also unveiled the 6-7 seater version of Harrier and very cleverly named it Safari. Tata Motors also exports the SUV to major Asian markets.
Ecosport has had a good run in the Indian market. Moreover, Ford has also been exporting the Made-in-India Ecosport to over 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, etc. After being developed in Brazil, India got the second iteration of Ecosport.
It was this compact SUV from Kia that took the market by storm back in 2019. Kia Seltos has been one of the best-selling SUVs in India, thanks to the plethora of features it has to offer. Kia exports Made-in-India Seltos to parts of South Africa, Latin America, Middle East and South Asian markets.
Korean carmaker Hyundai launched its first sub-compact SUV back in 2019 and it began with a good sales figure. Hyundai Venue is still one of the most sought-after in its segment. Hyundai has been at the forefront of our #LOCALFORGLOBAL campaign from a long time, being India’s largest exporter in the industry. The Venue is one of the cars that this carmaker exports. Hyundai exports Venue to Bhutan, Nepal, Mauritius etc.
So these are 10 Made-in-India cars that are sold globally. There is much more to the list for sure. Do you know such cars? Do let us know in the comments section below.