1980 till Todayo More importance is given to safety as the worldwide production of the vehicles continues.o Standardized platform of vehicles was established.o Consumers wished for cars that would transport load and lots of passengers. In recent years, high fuel costs caused customers to alter their priorities, and fuel-efficient vehicles were demanded.o With the inflated stress on fuel economy, several automotive firms began to supply different fuel vehicles. choices vary from hybrids just like the Toyota Prius to plug-in vehicles and cars that burn bio-diesel or fossil fuel.o Throughout the Nineteen Eighties, 1990s, and 2000s, automatic options began to seem in cars.Potential of the Indian Automobile Industry Automotive industry offers huge growth potential, be it production, sales, exports, FDI employment, revenue generation or its overall contribution to the economy.? PRODUCTION TRENDS IN INDIAThe industry produced a total of 25,316,044 vehicles, including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheeled vehicles, four-wheel drive and quad bikes in April-March 2017 compared with 24,016,599 vehicles in April- In March 2016, registering a growth of 5.41 percent over the same period last year.? DOMESTIC SALES TRENDS Sales of passenger cars rose 9.23 percent in April-March 2017 compared to the same period last year. Among passenger cars, passenger cars, used cars and vans rose 3.85 percent, 29.91 percent and 2.37 percent, respectively, from April to March 2017 compared to the same period last year.The public sector of commercial vehicles grew by 4.16% in April-March 2017 compared to the same period last year. Medium and heavy commercial vehicles grew by 0.04 percent, light commercial vehicles grew by 7.41 percent during the period from April to March 2017 compared to the same period last year.Sales of three wheels fell by -4.93 percent in April-March 2017 compared to the same period last year. Sales of passenger transport decreased by (8.83%) and sales of transport companies increased by 12.75% in April-March 2017 in April-March 2016.Sales increased by 6.89 percent during April-March 2017 between April and March 2016. Within this sector, wheel bikes, motorcycles and motorcycles grew by 11.39 percent, 3.68 percent, And 23.02 per cent. One hundred consecutive in April – March 2017 in April – March 2016.? EXPORT TRENDS IN INDIAIn April-March 2017, total car exports fell by (-4.5%). Exports of passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles grew by 16.20 percent and 4.99 percent, respectively. Exports of three wheels and two wheels decreased by 32.77 percent and (-) 5.78 percent respectively in April-March from 2017 in April-March 2016.Automotive sector in India may be classified under 4 segments as followsMaruti SuzukiMaruti Suzuki India Limited is a holding company. The company is dedicated to manufacturing, buying and selling cars, components and spare parts (cars). Other activities include facilitation of used car sales, fleet management and car financing. Its geographical segments include the local sector, which includes sales to customersIn India, and the overseas sector, which includes sales to customers outside of India. The company’s products portfolio includes Alto 800, Alto K10, R wagon, Celerio, Ritz, Swift, Dzire, Ertega, Omni, Eeco, Gypsy and Ciaz. Maruti Financial Services offers real value, genuine Maruti spare parts, genuine Maruti accessories, Maruti Suzuki Car Card and Maruti Driving School. It has nearly five factories, located in Palam Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon, Haryana, and in Manesar Industrial City, Gurgaon, Haryana, with the installed capacity of more than 1.5 million cars.? Domestic sales Domestic passenger car sales of Maruti Suzuki India Limited increased by 10% year on year in 2015-16, which is higher than the industry’s growth of 7.3%. The strong growth in the Celerio, Ciaz and Desire Tour led to healthy growth in cars, while recently launched Omni, Eco, S-Cross and Vitara Breza helped growth in used car sales (Off). Total exports increased by 20% compared to last year, mainly due to the growth of exports of passenger cars, where the company started to export Celerio, Baleno and Ciaz from 2014-15. The company continues to focus on Africa, Latin America and the Middle East markets.? Capacity and dealership network Maruti has a combined production capacity of 1.5 million cars annually in its factories in Gurgaon and Manesar. The company has a large dealer network of 1619 dealers all over India.Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd M & M was founded sometime before autonomy in 1945 in Ludhiana, Punjab. It is the largest producer of tractors in the world and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It is the highest UV producer in India with a variety of vehicles in this section. Its various components are commercial vehicles, trucks, timbo, vans, buses, two wheels, military vehicles, tractors and other types of agricultural equipment. They have an annual turnover of more than 40 billion people and are very close to all aspects of India, both urban and urban. In addition to the residential market, it has connected with many international organizations and offers its products in many countries of the world.? Key developments M & M plans to invest 4 billion rupees in 7 years to double capacity at the Chakan plant. Capacity and Location M & M manufactures almost all of its almost multi-purpose vehicles, sports cars and some commercial vehicles at the Chakan plant, which has an annual production capacity of 3.2 million. The company manufactures passenger car, Verito, and some ultraviolet radiation at Nasik plant.Toyota Toyota’s domestic sales volume fell 9.1% year-on-year in 2015-2016, after rising by 10% in 2014-2015, due to lower sales of commercial vehicles by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. The National Green Court (NGT) banned all diesel vehicles for passengers exceeding 2000 Cessi in the Necker region in December 2015. Thus, the sales volumes of Innova and Fortuner fell sharply, and the company’s market in the UV sector contracted by 210 basis points year-on-year. Exports continued to fall (16.2% year-on-year) due to weak demand from major export markets; demand was low for Liva and Etios.