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Old 22nd April 2009, 21:30   #16
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- Sipani D1 (Looked like a 800 - was probably a 4 door version of the dolphin)
- San Storm
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Tempo trax
tata specio
tata estate
audi a4, 6, 8,
mahindra classic
maruti versa
mahindra marshal
hindustan traker
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1990s HM Contessa
I think Contessa came out in 80s not in 90s,
Wikipedia shows it was launched in 1982
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awesome list and sure does bring back memories of my childhood and my early passion for cars. Maybe once its comprehensively listed an excel sheet can be created and also a photo thread of the list
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I think Contessa came out in 80s not in 90s,
Wikipedia shows it was launched in 1982
Thanks for the correction---but this is news to me! Was it launched in India in 1982?

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awesome list and sure does bring back memories of my childhood and my early passion for cars. Maybe once its comprehensively listed an excel sheet can be created and also a photo thread of the list
Good suggestion. We can give it a try after some more corrections and responses. But the question is --how to display the excel sheet on this thread? I've not done it so far.
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Here is the list again. I've added a lot more. Corrections & additions are welcome.


1950s Plymouth Savoy
1953-1959 Standard Eight
1954-1960 Standard Ten
1954 Hindustan Landmaster
1957-1960 Standard Pennant
1958 HM Ambassador
1960s Standard Herald
1963 HM Ambassador Mark II
1964 Fiat 1100D
1965 Mahindra FC 150
1968 Premier Padmini
1971-1977 Standard Gazelle
1974 Mahindra CJ4A
1975 Mahindra FC260 & CJ500D
1975-1982 Sipani Badal
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1982–2002 HM Contessa
1983 Maruti 800
1983 Mahindra FJ460
1984 Maruti Omni
1985-1987 Standard 2000
1985 Mahindra MM540, NC640DP & MM440
1985 Maruti Gypsy
1986 Mahindra CJ640DP
1986 Premier 118NE
1987 MM540DP
1989 Mahindra CJ340DP
1990 Maruti 1000
1991 Mahindra CJ 500 DI, Commander 650 DI, 750 DP/HT
1991 Tata Sierra
1992 Tata Estate
1993 Sipani Montana
1993 Mahindra Armada
1994 Tata Sumo
1994 Rover Montego
1994-1997 Peugeot 309
1994-1997 Daewoo Cielo
1995 Rover Montego Clubman
1995 Maruti Esteem
1995 HM Mitsubishi Lancer
1995 Maruti Zen
1995 Ford Escort
1996-2002 Honda City (OHC)
1996 Opel Astra
1997 Fiat Uno
1997 Mahindra Voyager
1998 Fiat Sienna
1998 San Storm
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tatamobile
1998 Tata Indica
1998 Chevrolet Optra
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
1999 Daewoo Matiz
1999 Maruti WagonR
1999 Maruti Baleno
1999 Fiat Palio
2000 Fiat Sienna Weekend
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Maruti Baleno Altura
2000 Mahindra Marshal Di Deluxe 2000, Savari
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Opel Corsa, Corsa Swing
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Mahindra bolero
2001 Reva
2001 Mercedes Benz C-class
2001 Ford Mondeo
2002 Maruti Esteem Diesel
2002 – 2008 Honda City (NHC)
2002 Opel vectra
2002 Chevrolet Forester
2002 Tata Indigo
2002 HM Mitsubishi Pajero
2002 Toyota Camry
2003 Maruti Versa
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Honda Accord
2003 Honda CR-V
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2003 Hyundai Terracan
2003 Mercedes Benz C-Class Kompressor
2003 Ford Endeavour
2003 Toyota Corolla
2004 Fiat Petra
2004 Chevrolet Tavera
2004 Nissan X-Trail
2004 Mercedes Benz E-Class
2004 Maybach
2004 Ford Fusion
2004 Tata Indigo Marina
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyunda Tucson
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2005 Bentley Arnage RL
2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class
2006 Chevrolet Aveo
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2006 Honda Civic
2006 Chevrolet U-VA
2006 Chevrolet SRV
2006 BMW 3series, 5 series
2006 Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago
2006 Maserati Quattroporte
2006 HM Mitsubishi Montero
2007 Porsche Cayenne
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Palio Stile
2007 Mahindra Renault Logan
2007 Hyundai i10
2007 ICML Rhino
2007 Chevrolet Spark
2007 Chevrolet Optra Magnum
2007 Suzuki Grand vitara
2007 Mercedes SLK, CLS
2007 Volkswagen Passat
2007 Volvo XC90, S80
2007 Porsche Boxster
2007 BMW X5
2007 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway
2007 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
2008 Nissan Teana
2008 Porsche 911 GT2
2008 Palio MJD
2008 Chevrolet Captiva
2008 Hummer H3
2008 HM Mitsubishi Outlander
2008 Honda City (ANHC)
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2008 Audi A4, A6, A8, R8, Q7, TT
2008 Tata Sumo Grande, Indigo CS
2008 Tata Indica Vista
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2008 Maruti A-Star
2008 Volkswagen Jetta
2008 FIAT Linea
2008 BMW M3
2009 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Tata Xenon
2009 BMW X6
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano
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Here is the list again. I've added a lot more. Corrections & additions are welcome.
1999 Fiat Palio
Tata Nano
Wow, that's a huge addition. Thanks.
But you are wrong about the Palio---it was introduced in October 2001, not in 1999. I was waiting for its launch, but as it got delayed, I ended up buying a WagonR in July, 2001
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Good suggestion. We can give it a try after some more corrections and responses. But the question is --how to display the excel sheet on this thread? I've not done it so far.
Instead of selecting quick reply, use advanced reply and there you will get an option to add an attachment to your reply. Try using that to upload the excel file.
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Maruthi Suzuki Esteem (Carb) was launched in 1993 ! I have a copy of Auto India magazine carrying out a road test on it that time.

The First Esteem came out in 1994. It was the Maruti Zen which came out in 1993.

As far as I remember the Contessa was launched in 1985 with the old Amby engine initially.
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Zen Estilo and zen Classic are missing. not sure of the years in which they were released. i think Estilo was in 2007.
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Was HM Landmaster the car also known as Baby Hindustan? Tatamobile predates Tata estate and Sierra.

Anyway, I think your list is covering the 99% chunk of the cars released (By Indian Manufacturers). But since you have also included CBU imports, I think you will be way way late.

Indians have had cars since 1898. The Maharajas etc. and others too. There were Imported cars with offices of every major manufacturer, in Deli, Mumbai, Kolkatta & Chennai. There were some other direct importers too. Infact my great grandfather had bought his 1st car in 1931 (and we have always had cars since then).

There are enough records, photographs & movies of that time to show the presence of these cars. A lot of those cars have been associated with many stories too, especially Rolls.

Infact I am posting the following from another internet site:


It was in 1898 that the first motorcar rode down India’s roads. From then till the First World War, about 4,000 cars were directly imported to India from foreign manufacturers. The growing demand for these cars established the inherent requirements of the Indian market that these merchants were quick to pounce upon.

The Hindustan Motors (HM) was set up in 1942 and in 1944, Premier Autobackmobile (PAL) was established to manufacture automobiles in India. However, it was PAL who produced the first car in India in 1946, as HM concentrated on auto components and could produce their first car only in 1949.

It was left to another company, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) to manufacture sturdier utility vehicles, namely the American Jeep.

In the 50s, the Government of India granted approval to only 7 car dealers to operate in India - HM, API, ALL, SMPIL, PAL, M&M and Telco.

The protectionist policies continued to remain in place. The 60s witnessed the establishment of the two-three wheeler industry in India and in the 70s, things remained much the same.

Since the 80s, the Indian car Industry has seen a major resurgence with the opening up of Indian shores to foreign manufacturers and collaborators.

The 90s have become the melting point for the car industry in India. The consumer is king. He is being constantly wooed by both the Indian and foreign manufacturers. Though sales had taken a dip in the first few months of 1999, it is back to boom time. New models like Maruti’s Classic, Alto, Station Wagon, Ford’s Ikon, the new look Mitsubishi Lancer are all being launched with an eye on the emerging market.

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Indians have had cars since 1898. The Maharajas etc. and others too. There were Imported cars with offices of every major manufacturer, in Deli, Mumbai, Kolkatta & Chennai. There were some other direct importers too. Infact my great grandfather had bought his 1st car in 1931 (and we have always had cars since then).
Exactly alankarm. My grandpa was a dealer for Ford cars in North AP and Orissa. Cars were imported from a Ford unit based at Ontario, Canada to Vizag by ship. My dad and uncles used to drive them to dealerships in Vizag, Vizianagaram, Berhampur (HQ), Cuttack and Rourkela.
From what my dad told me, they used to sell at around 9 to 10 k INR, and the dealer's commision was around 40%! Now I know why gramps was such a rich man!
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The First Esteem came out in 1994. It was the Maruti Zen which came out in 1993.

As far as I remember the Contessa was launched in 1985 with the old Amby engine initially.

1992 Maruti 1000, a friend of mine stil has, MH01-B thats 1992.
1995 if i can recollect, first esteem, only difference, definetly the engine and GB, and small logo on front left fender '1.3l'
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-Zen Carbon and Zen Steel limited editions
-Amby Avigo
-Sonalika Rhino
-..... ill add more when more of these names come to mind.
great thread. its nice to have an archive.
i guess it should be made sticky once the excel sheet is drawn out and the sheet must be updated regularly.
also, the best way to get the list of ALL the cars in india is to get a list of cars ARAI has homologated. i guess that should do it.
i checked on the arai website but there is no such list. Hence might mail them asking for it.
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Here is the list again. I've added a lot more. Corrections & additions are welcome.



1995 Maruti Esteem-1994 i guess
1995 HM Mitsubishi Lancer-it was 98 or 99 but not 95 for sure
1995 Maruti Zen-1993-am i right?
1996-2002 Honda City (OHC)-1998 not 96
1998 Tatamobile-i think this was launched in early nineties
2001 Mahindra bolero-April-May-2000
altered years reply in bold
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