The Make in India initiative was launched by the central government back in 2014, which covered more than 25 sectors of the Indian economy and the automobile sector is one of them. Indian government encourages the automobile manufacturer to build their vehicle in India and since then the production of vehicles in India has boosted up which will, in turn, help the Indian economy to boost as well, we here put Top 5 locally made Indian cars.
Since the launch of this makes in India Initiative many automobile manufacturers have started establishing more and more large-scale production factories and which had made them compete on a neck-to-neck competition against the foreign brands in numerous ways possible. This initiative gave us the first Indian manufactured vehicle to be rewarded with a 5-star safety rating at the Global NCAP crash safety test, and now more and more Indian manufactured vehicles are reaching new heights at safety tests. “Go vocal for local”: –
- Tata Nexon
Back in 2019, Tata Motors India launched the compact SUV Nexon in the Indian market and by the end of the year, Nexon set the benchmark in terms of safety to be prescribed and desired. Tata Nexon was the first car to be rewarded with a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash safety test. However, it should be noted that for the first round Tata Nexon scored a 4-star rating however for the second round Tata updated the Nexon and sent it back, which scored the 5-star rating. Now in its facelift avatar, Nexon comes powered by a BS6 1.2 Litre three-cylinder iTurbo charged petrol engine, rated at 120PS and 170 Nm, and a 1.5 Litre diesel engine. Tata retails Nexon between Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 12.95 lakh ex-showroom. Recently, Tata officials announced that Nexon has completed the 2-lakh production milestone at the Pune plant.
- Tata Tiago
Just like its bigger sibling Nexon, Tiago also is the most loved hatchback in terms of build quality and safety rating. Tiago is the best value for money car in the segment, in terms of features, powertrains and equipments. Tiago comes equipped with a 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, that is rated at 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque when mated with 5-speed MT or an optional 5-speed AMT. it is currently priced between Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.95 lakh ex-showroom.
- Mahindra XUV500
Mahindra XUV500 was the first locally manufactured Mid-Size SUV in the Indian market launched back in 2011. The SUV was loaded with tons of new features and equipment’s since then and was initially priced at Rs 10.80 lakh ex-showroom, along with a powerful mHawk 2.2 Litre oil burner. Over the years the UV expert hasn’t launched any new-generation update of the SUV. Back then the SUVs weren’t the hot topic of the industry and the car wasn’t rivalled in India by anyone else at that time. Currently, Mahindra retails XUV500 with a base price of Rs 15.52 lakh, which goes up to Rs 20.03 lakh ex-showroom. Although, as per reports the manufacturer going to launch the new generation of XUV500 next year and with that more premium XUV700 later this year. test mules have already been spied many a time in India.
- Tata Harrier
Tata first introduced Harrier back in 2019 with a little features list and equipment. However, after realizing the competition in the space, the brand ended up updating the Harrier with tons of new changes in 2020 and which was well appreciated by customers as well. As of now, tata retails Harrier with a base price of Rs 14.29 lakh, which goes up to Rs 20.81 lakh ex-showroom. The manufacturer currently offers it a sole 2.0 Litre Kryotec diesel engine, which belts out 170 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain comes coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox system and an optional 6-speed torque converter. Here
- Mahindra XUV300
Mahindra Compact SUV XUV300 is currently the safest UV in the segment. It scored a 5-star rating on the Global NCAP crash safety test. Mahindra sells the XUV300 with a starting price of Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 13.09 lakh for the top-end variant ex-showroom. The SUV comes powered by a two-engine option – a 1.2 Litre four-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5 Litre oil burner. The former rated at 110 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque, while the latter motor develops 116 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. The powertrain comes mated with 6-speed MT as standard and optional 6-speed AMT for a diesel engine as well.
Here we have put the Top 5 locally made indian cars, which are performing well in India.