5 Best Car Brands In India In 2024

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Updated on: 6th January, 2024 IST

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India is one of the biggest car markets in the world, 4th, to be precise. Our country has been on a car buying spree for the last couple of yea₹ Yes, the pandemic did slow down the sales, but not as much as you’d think. And after the pandemic, the numbers have been through the roof. Today, a new customer in the market has tons of options, irrespective of the segment they’re looking at. To help narrow down your search, here are the 5 best car brands in India you need to check out in 2024!

Top 5 Car Brands in India:

  1. Maruti Suzuki
  2. Hyundai 
  3. Tata
  4. Mahindra
  5. Kia 

Let’s dig deeper into these best car brands in India, and see what they’re all about.

1. Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki

Numbers are loud, but nothing is louder than at least 5 Maruti Suzuki cars at every traffic signal! This is inarguably the biggest car manufacturer in India and holds a market share of 41.6%. Maruti Suzuki is known for affordable, efficient, easy-to-maintain, and reliable ca₹ It has the largest sales and service network in India, which helps it amplify the number of custome₹ 

In 2022, Maruti Suzuki sold over 15,000,000 units in India, 15% more than what it sold in 2021. Growth has always been consistent for this brand and in 2024, Maruti Suzuki is expected to continue its trajectory.

List of cars offered by Maruti Suzuki in India:

Car NamePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Alto ₹3.54 lakhs to ₹5.13 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 ₹3.99 lakhs to ₹5.95 lakhs
Maruti S-Presso ₹4.25 lakhs to ₹6.10 lakhs
Maruti Eeco ₹5.25 lakhs to ₹6.51 lakhs
Maruti Wagon R ₹5.53 lakhs to ₹7.41 lakhs
Maruti Celerio ₹5.35 lakhs to ₹7.13 lakhs
Maruti Ignis ₹5.55 lakhs to ₹7.87 lakhs
Maruti Swift ₹6 lakhs to ₹8.98 lakhs
Maruti Dzire ₹6.44 lakhs to ₹9.31 lakhs
Maruti Baleno ₹6.56 lakhs to ₹9.83 lakhs
Maruti Vitara Brezza ₹8.19 lakhs to ₹14.04 lakhs
Maruti Ertiga ₹8.35 lakhs to ₹12.79 lakhs
Maruti S-Cross ₹8.59 lakhs to ₹12.56 lakhs
Maruti Ciaz ₹9.20 lakhs to ₹12.19 lakhs
Maruti Grand Vitara ₹10.45 to ₹19.65 lakhs
Maruti XL6 ₹11.41 lakhs to ₹14.67 lakhs

Check out our collection of used Maruti Suzuki cars in India.

2. Hyundai

Hyundai

Next up on this list of best car brands in India is Hyundai. The Korean manufacturer has made a very strong mark in the Indian market over the last two decades with cars like the Santro, i10, i20, Verna, and the Creta. Today, Hyundai holds a market share of 14.6% in India and has a massive fanbase. What sets Hyundai apart is its design language, the features its cars offer, and the VFM they bring into the picture. 

Hyundai sold over 5,50,000 units in India in 2022, which was up by 9% when compared to 2021. 

Some of the cars that Hyundai offers are:

Car NamePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios ₹5.68 lakhs to ₹8.46 lakhs
Hyundai Aura ₹6.30 lakhs to ₹8.87 lakhs
Hyundai i20 ₹7.19 lakhs to ₹11.83 lakhs
Hyundai Venue ₹7.68 lakhs to ₹13.11 lakhs
Hyundai Verna ₹9.64 lakhs to ₹15.72 lakhs
Hyundai i20 N Line ₹10.16 lakhs to ₹12.27 lakhs
Hyundai Creta ₹10.64 lakhs to ₹18.68 lakhs
Hyundai Venue N Line ₹12.60 lakhs to ₹13.74 lakhs
Hyundai Alcazar ₹16.10 lakhs to ₹20.65 lakhs
Hyundai Tucson ₹28.50 lakhs to ₹35.34 lakhs
Hyundai Kona Electric ₹23.84 lakhs to ₹24.03 lakhs
Hyundai iONIQ 5 ₹44.95 lakhs

Check out our collection of used Hyundai cars in India.

3. Tata Motors

Tata Motors

Tata has completely revamped itself in the last five years. A brand that was once associated with trucks and buses is now looked at as one of the best manufacturers in India and holds a market share of 13.9%. Tata is also heavily playing the EV game with the Nexon, Tigor, and Tiago EV. This OG Indian manufacturer has really focused on quality and has consistently been delivering some of the safest cars in each segment. 

Tata Motors sold over 5,20,000 units in 2022, this was up by a massive 59% as compared to 2021!

Here’s a list of Tata cars in India:

Car NamePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Tiago ₹5.54 lakhs to ₹8.05 lakhs
Tata Punch ₹6 lakhs to ₹9.54 lakhs
Tata Tigor ₹6.20 lakhs to ₹8.90 lakhs
Tata Altroz ₹6.45 lakhs to ₹10.40 lakhs
Tata Tiago NRG ₹6.62 lakhs to ₹7.95 lakhs
Tata Nexon ₹7.80 lakhs to ₹14.30 lakhs
Tata Tiago EV ₹8.69 lakhs to ₹11.99 lakhs
Tata Tigor EV ₹12.49 lakhs to ₹13.75 lakhs
Tata Nexon EV Prime ₹14.49 lakhs to ₹17.50 lakhs
Tata Harrier ₹15 lakhs to ₹22.60 lakhs
Tata Safari ₹15.65 lakhs to ₹24.01 lakhs
Tata Nexon EV Max ₹16.49 lakhs to ₹18.99 lakhs

Check out our collection of used Tata Motors cars in India.

4. Mahindra

Mahindra

Just like Tata, Mahindra has come a long way in terms of quality, customer experience, and overall brand image. Today, Mahindra cars are considered to be premium, and the company holds about 8.9% of the market share. Products like the XUV700 and the ScorpioN still have a massive waiting period, with thousands of customers eagerly waiting in line to get their hands on a Mahindra SUV!

Mahindra sold over 3,30,000 units in India in 2022; here are some of the cars in its lineup:

Car NamePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Mahindra KUV100 NXT ₹6.18 lakhs to ₹7.84 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 ₹8.41 lakhs to ₹14.07 lakhs
Mahindra Bolero ₹9.53 lakhs to ₹10.48 lakhs
Mahindra Bolero Neo ₹9.48 lakhs to ₹11.99 lakhs
Mahindra eVerito (Electric) ₹9.13 lakhs to ₹9.46 lakhs
Mahindra Scorpio-N ₹12.74 lakhs to ₹24.05 lakhs
Mahindra Marazzo ₹13.71 lakhs to ₹16.03 lakhs
Mahindra XUV700 ₹13.45 lakhs to ₹25.48 lakhs
Mahindra Scorpio Classic ₹12.64 lakhs to ₹16.14 lakhs
Mahindra Thar ₹9.99 lakhs to ₹16.49 lakhs
Mahindra XUV400 EV ₹15.99 lakhs to ₹18.99 lakhs
Mahindra Alturas G4 ₹28.77 lakhs to ₹31.77 lakhs

Check out our collection of used Mahindra cars in India.

5. Kia

Kia

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia came to India in 2019 with the Seltos and it was an instant hit. Just like Hyundai, Kia cars offer excellent features, design, and VFM, This helped Kia quickly race up to being one of the best car brands in India. Despite a relatively small list of cars, Kia has managed to get a hold of 6.7% of the Indian car market share, which is phenomenal for such a young brand. 

In 2022, Kia sold over 3,36,000 units, which mainly comprised compact SUVs. Below is a list of Kia’s offerings in the Indian market:

Car NamePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Kia Sonet ₹7.69 lakhs to ₹14.39 lakhs
Kia Seltos ₹10.69 lakhs to ₹19.15 lakhs
Kia Carens ₹10.20 lakhs to ₹18.45 lakhs
Kia Carnival ₹30.99 lakhs to ₹35.49 lakhs
Kia EV6 ₹60.95 lakhs to ₹65.95 lakhs

Check out our collection of used Kia cars in India.

Apart from these, India still holds a lot of good manufacturers that are worth mentioning. Some of them are:

  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • MG
  • Volkswagen
  • Skoda

Some notable luxury car brands in India are:

  • Mercedes Benz
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Land Rover
  • Volvo

With multiple brands to consider when looking for a new car, we hope this article helps you find the right brand for you! Which of these best car brands in India do you think stays true to the title?

FAQs

Q. Which car brands manufacture the safest cars in India?

Tata and Mahindra have the most number of highly safe cars in India.

Q. Which car brand in India has the lowest maintenance cost?

Maruti Suzuki makes some of the cheapest to maintain cars in India. 

Q. Which are the most reliable Indian car brands?

Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda are some of the most reliable car brands. 

Q. Which car brand has the best resale value in India?

Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, and Hyundai cars hold their values very well when compared to other brands. 

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