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Old 22nd April 2009, 16:11   #1
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Default Cars released in India from the Flintstone's era till date

Guys,
I don't think there is a thread available on this forum on when car manufacturers released their cars in India. Below is some statistical information that has approximate values. The point to note is that the number of models released post y2k far exceeds those in the period of 5 decades before it. This, of course, is directly attributable to the tight regulations the Government had in those days.

I'd appreciate corrections and additions to this information. I guess all one needs to do is to use the quote function and make his corrections or additions.
Thanks

1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Standard 2000
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat 118 NE
1990s Fiat Uno
1990s Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990s Tata Sierra
1990s Tata Safari
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2002 Maruti Versa
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Hyundai i10
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20

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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1962 Premier Padmini
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Maruti Omni
1984 Standard 2000
1985 Maruti Gypsy
1986 Premier 118NE

1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat Uno
1990s Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990 Maruti 1000
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruti Esteem
1990s Tata Sierra
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tata Indica
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
1999 Daewoo Matiz
2000 Maruti Alto
1999 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2003 Maruti Versa
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Hyundai i10
2007 Chevy Spark
2007 Suzuki Grand vitara
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2008 Maruti A-Star
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano

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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Standard 2000
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat 118 NE
1990s Fiat Uno
1990s Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990s Tata Sierra
1990s Mahindra Armada - Armada Grand
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruthi Zen
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Mahindra Bolero
1998 Tata Indica
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2002 Maruti Versa
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Hyundai i10
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano

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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Standard 2000
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat 118 NE
1990s Fiat Uno
1990s Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990s Tata Sierra
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruti Zen
1996 Opel Astra
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tata Indica
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2001 Opel Corsa
2002 Maruti Versa
2002 Opel Vectra
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Hyundai i10
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano

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Cars Missing

Honda - Civic, CRV, Accord
Opel - Astra, Corsa, Sail, Vectra
Chevy - Forrester, Optra, Aveo, UVA, SRV, Tavera, Spark
Daewoo - Matiz, Nexia
Skoda - Laura, Fabia
Ford - Fusion, Endeavour
Hyundai - Tucson

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Cars Missing

Opel - Astra, Corsa, Sail, Vectra
Chevy - Forrester, Optra, Aveo, UVA, SRV, Tavera, Spark
Daewoo - Matiz, Nexia
Thanks Fountainheader! Clean slipped my mind---may be signs of growing older! Can you please insert those into the list?
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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1962 Premier Padmini
1965 Mahindra FC 150
1974 Mahindra CJ4A
1975 Mahindra FC260 & CJ500D
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1983 Mahindra FJ460
1984 Maruti Omni
1984 Standard 2000
1985 Mahindra MM540, NC640DP & MM440
1985 Maruti Gypsy
1986 Mahindra CJ640DP
1986 Premier 118NE
1987 MM540DP
1989 Mahindra CJ340DP
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1991 Mahindra CJ 500 DI, Commander 650 DI, 750 DP/HT
1990s HM Contessa
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat Uno
1990s Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990 Maruti 1000
1993 Mahindra Armada
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruti Esteem
1995 Maruti Zen
1996 Opel Astra
1990s Tata Sierra
1997 Mahindra Voyager
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tata Indica
1998 Chevrolet Optra
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
1999 Daewoo Matiz
2000 Maruti Alto
1999 Maruti WagonR
1999 Fiat Palio
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Opel Corsa
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Mahindra bolero
2001 Reva
2002 Opel vectra
2002 Chevrolet Forester
2002 Tata Indigo
2002 HM Mitsubishi Pajero
2003 Maruti Versa
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 chevrolet Aveo
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Mahindra Renault Logan
2007 Hyundai i10
2007 Chevrolet Spark
2007 Chevrolet Optra Magnum
2007 Suzuki Grand vitara
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2008 Maruti A-Star
2008 VW Jetta
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano

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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Standard 2000
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat 118 NE
1993 Sipani Montana
1994 Rover Montego
1995 Rover Montego Clubman

1997 Fiat Uno
1998 Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990s Tata Sierra
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruti Zen
1996 Opel Astra
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tata Indica
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2001 Opel Corsa
2002 Maruti Versa
2002 Opel Vectra
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Palio Stile
2007 Hyundai i10
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 Palio MJD
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano
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1950s-1970s Standard Herald
1970s Standard Gazelle
1950s-1980s HM Ambassador
1950s-1980s Fiat 1100
1980s Sipani Dolphin
1983 Maruti 800
1984 Standard 2000
1990s Daewoo Cielo
1990s HM Contessa
1990s HM Mitusubishi Lancer
1990s Peugeot 309
1990s Fiat 118 NE
1993 Sipani Montana
1994 Rover Montego
1995 Rover Montego Clubman
1997 Fiat Uno
1998 Fiat Sienna
1990s Honda City (OHC)
1990s Tata Sierra
1994 Tata Sumo
1995 Maruti Zen
1996 Opel Astra
1998 Tata Safari
1998 Tata Indica
1999 Hyundai Santro
1999 Ford Ikon
2000 Maruti Alto
2000 Maruti WagonR
2000 Hyundai Accent
2000 Toyota Qualis
2001 Maruti Baleno
2001 Fiat Palio
2001 Opel Corsa
2002 Maruti Versa
2002 Opel Vectra
2003 Skoda Octavia
2003 NHC
2003 Honda Accord
2003 Honda CR-V
2003 Mahindra Scorpio
2005 Toyota Innova
2005 Maruti Swift
2005 Ford Fiesta
2005 Hyundai Getz
2005 Hyundai Sonata Embera
2006 HM Mitsubishi Cedia
2006 Hyundai Verna
2006 Honda Civic
2007 Maruti SX4
2007 Palio Stile
2007 Hyundai i10
2008 Maruti A Star
2008 Palio MJD
2008 ANHC
2008 Maruti Swift Dzire
2008 FIAT Linea
2009 Fiat Linea
2009 Mahindra Xylo
2009 Hyundai i20
2009 Tata Nano
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Why are Merc,Beamers,Volvos etc not in the list?
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Why are Merc,Beamers,Volvos etc not in the list?
Ford Escort and Daewoo Nexia.
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Man, going through that list is like taking a walk down memory lane. So many memories with so many cars
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Man, going through that list is like taking a walk down memory lane. So many memories with so many cars
Yup, I had no work at all today, and I was remembering my dad, who had a passion for cars. I was motivated to creating this list thereafter, purely based on my memory.
If my dad were alive, he'd have added plenty of info to this thread--even cars of the pre-independence era, as he was the son of an automobile dealer, and himself a scooter dealer.

Thanks to all those who have responded. Please do feel free update the year of release of many cars that I've merely mentioned as '1980s' or '1990s'.
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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.
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Sienna Weekend, Palio Adventure, Indigo Marina, Skoda Octavia Combi. Yeah I like wagons!

And Corolla altis, VW passat.
And..
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