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Tips On Buying Your First Car

Getting your first car is an incredibly exciting endeavor. There are tons of reasons you want to make sure that you’re getting the best car you can at your budget. There are tons of things to block you from doing that, though. From confusing information to bad car dealers, you want to be sure that you are prepared for anything when buying a new car. The first, and most important thing when it comes to getting the best car at your budget is to be prepared for just about anything. You want to be sure that you have all the information you can to make the right decision. Although you may just want to get it over with so that you can get your new car, it’s very important that you spend time learning what you can to get the best deal on the best car. If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to do just that keep reading!

The first thing you should do when you’re looking to get a new car is to make sure that you do sufficient research on the car you want to get. While it may depend on the kind of car you’re interested in, it’s all really important to make sure that you do this ahead of time. There are two ways that people generally buy themselves a car, and that is either through a dealer, or through another person that wants to sell their car. This is important to look at as a standard when buying your car, as car dealerships generally have more information, though they can be a bit more expensive. When it comes to buying a car from another person, it’s integral to the process that you do research on the car first, and make sure it has had a checkup within the last week, as well as a history report. This is because while a car may look like it is in excellent shape, there are actually tons of things that can break down a car over time. For example, cars that have been in floods are much more likely to take time to break down, but do break down very fast over time. This can cost a ton of money in the future to get fixed, so it’s very important to get the information you need before progressing any further.

Speaking of research, you want to do as much as you can on the kind of cars available in your area and in surrounding areas before making a purchase. Although you may be smitten with a certain kind of car or a car manufacturer brand, it’s actually incredibly important to look at your options. This is especially true if you’re buying a used car, where the prices can vary widely from car to car. You just want to make sure that you’re getting a car with the least amount of miles and that will last you the longest, while also having the amenities that you want in a car. Once you get your car you should always protect your eyes from the sun when you’re driving, which will make it last longer because of you’ll have less of a chance of getting in wreck. Shop Sunglasses Hut for awesome deals on awesome shades.

Smart Reasons To Buy A Used Car

We’re going to overview some used car wisdom and give you 4 great reasons to go pre-owned on your next car.

1. They’re Less Expensive

Let’s get the obvious out of the way – in most cases you’re going to save money to buy your car used and probably quite a bit of money at that. Once you buy a brand-new car and take it around the block it’s no longer new and that value drops quickly. According to Consumer Reports your car new car on average will be worth 54% of the original purchase after just 3 years – that hurts!

The average cost of a used car is predictably well below that of a new car model and that’s not the only space for savings. Logically you’ll pay less taxes on a lower priced car and it’s often more affordable to insure them as well. However, you should take note of the vehicle’s mileage because the distance driven and the remaining warranty will likely impact your maintenance expenses.

2. Financing Rates & Terms

With low manufacturer financing rates and longer terms available dealers are able to show you some very attractive monthly payments on a new car but don’t forget to do the math. Even a lower rate can really add up over a 7 or 8 year financing term and the growth of certified pre-owned ( CPO ) programs has really narrowed the gap. Not only do banks offer aggressively low used car rates but certified used cars offer even lower rates still plus the added bonus of additional warranty coverage and extensive vehicle inspections. The new car advantage is really starting to fade with exceptional used car financing options available.

3. Vehicle History Reports

Maybe your hesitation about buying a used car is that you just don’t know where it’s been or what you’re getting and that’s understandable, but with transparent reporting using tools like CarProof you get a very good idea of what you’re dealing with. Vehicle history reports might not catch everything but you’ll usually get some essential information like

The number of previous owners
Any accident or damage history with details
Previous registration status ( Personal, Lease, Taxi, Rental etc.. )
Mileage validation and maintenance records

4. Reliability

If you’re thinking it might be a risk to buy a used car because it won’t last long then you should do some research. According to several studies the average vehicle on the road today is over 10 years old and that numbers continues to rise as car manufacturers continue to improve their line-ups. Modern cars, trucks, and SUVs simply have a longer life-span than they used to and that’s great news if you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle.

Car Safe Electronic Thieves

I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.

Let me explain: In recent months, there has been a slew of mysterious car break-ins in my Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles. What’s odd is that there have been no signs of forced entry. There are no pools of broken glass on the pavement and no scratches on the doors from jimmied locks.

But these break-ins seem to happen only to cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs. It happened to our neighbor Heidi, who lives up the hill and has a Mazda 3. It happened to Simon, who lives across the street from me and has a Toyota Prius.

And it happened to our Prius, not once, but three times in the last month.

The most recent incident took place on a Monday morning 10 days ago. I was working at my kitchen table, which overlooks the street in front of my house. It was just after 9 a.m., when one of my perky-eared dogs started to quietly growl at something outside.

I watched as the girl, who was dressed in a baggy T-shirt and jeans, hopped off her bike and pulled out a small black device from her backpack. She then reached down, opened the door and climbed into my car.

As soon as I realized what had happened, I ran outside and they quickly jumped on their bikes and took off. I rushed after them, partly with the hope of catching the attempted thieves, but more because I was fascinated by their little black device. How were they able to unlock my car door so easily?

When the police arrived, they didn’t have much of an answer. (The thieves didn’t get away with anything; after all the break-ins, we no longer keep anything in the car.) I called Toyota, but they didn’t know, either (or at least the public relations employee didn’t know).

When I called the Los Angeles Police Department’s communications desk, a spokesman said I must have forgotten to lock my car. No, I assured him, I had not. But his query did make me question my sanity briefly.

I finally found out that I wasn’t crazy in, of all places, Canada.

The Toronto Police Service issued a news release last Thursday warning that thieves “may have access to electronic devices which can compromise” a vehicle’s security system. But the police did not specify what that “device” actually was.

Thieves have been breaking into and stealing cars with the help of electronic gadgets for several years now. Jalopnik, the car blog, has written about a “secret device”used to unlock cars. And dozens of other websites have told stories about burglars hacking into cars. As these reports illustrate, and videos online show, in some instances thieves are able to drive away with the cars without needing a key.

Still, I continued my search. Diogo Mónica, a security researcher and chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Public Visibility Committee, said that some sophisticated thieves have laptops equipped with a radio transmitter that figures out the unique code of a car’s key fob by using “brute force” to cycle through millions of combinations until they pick the right one.

But none of the contraptions Mr. Mónica or others told me about seemed to be what those teenagers used.

A more likely answer came from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a trade group for auto insurers and lenders, which issued a warning last month about a “mystery device” that can emulate a key. In one YouTube video, the group compiled surveillance footage that showed thieves using the gadget to open doors with ease.

Similar reports have surfaced on The Register, a technology news site, and on car message boards, about a simple $30 device made in China and Eastern Europe that allows thieves to break into and steal BMWs. Since I don’t own a BMW, that wasn’t right, either.

I finally found what seems like the most plausible answer when I spoke to Boris Danev, a founder of 3db Technologies, a security company based in Switzerland. Mr. Danev specializes in wireless devices, including key fobs, and has written several research papers on the security flaws of keyless car systems.

Old Cars Safer

Shane Coulter wants his 16-year-old daughter’s car to be as safe as possible when she takes to the road. But like many older vehicles, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler that he bought for her lacked many high-tech safety features, like a rearview camera, that are increasingly found in newer cars.

But that didn’t mean he had to be left out of the technological revolution. Audiovox makes a rearview camera that can be added on.

“I actually put it on my daughter’s Jeep,” said Mr. Coulter, who lives in Warner Robins, Ga.

The rearview camera is one of the most popular of a growing list of add-on devices and services that promise to bring modern features to aging jalopies.

“Lane departure and collision warning, pedestrian warnings, high-beam control and traffic sign recognition — all of those can be retrofitted in a customer’s car,” said Elad Serfaty, a vice president at Mobileye, whose technology is built into a variety of vehicles from BMW, Volvo and other carmakers that offer collision detection and prevention.

Consequently, many car accessory companies are joining the driver assistance trend. Garmin, hoping to resuscitate flagging sales of portable navigation devices, has incorporated such technology in its $400 nüviCam LMTHD. The navigation device has a built-in video camera that scans the road ahead, offering not only directions but also chimes and yellow icon warnings whenever a driver drifts out of the lane or starts tailgating.

Usually cited as a major distraction to drivers, smartphones are also being enlisted to create alert systems. One of the earliest and most extensive driver assistance apps was iOnRoad, now owned by Harman International. Using a smartphone’s built-in camera, the app monitors the car’s speed and distance from the vehicle ahead, sounding a loud alarm if the distance shrinks too quickly or the driver fails to brake sufficiently.

Using the app can feel like having a digital back-seat driver that chides you every time you drift too close to the fog line. But iOnRoad’s constant pings can work to adjust driving habits, like improving driver alertness and increasing the following distance between cars.

“If you have a teenage driver, the app will allow you to analyze driving habits,” said Alon Atsmon, vice president for technology strategy at Harman. “It can log events, such as tailgating and lane departure warnings, then score his driving compared to other drivers around the world.” The basic app is free; a premium $5 version adds dashcamlike video recording and speed limit sign recognition.

Many customers decide to upgrade the older family car when it gets handed down to a new teenage driver, according to Keith Imbriglio, the manager at Long Radio, an installation firm in Hadley, Mass.

Among the most popular add-ons, he said, are rearview cameras like the one Mr. Coulter installed on his daughter’s Wrangler. They all but eliminate blind spots behind vehicles.

The Audiovox ACA900, which Mr. Coulter purchased, is a $129 wide-angle backup video camera with an ultrasonic sensor. It mounts in a rear license plate bracket and sounds proximity warnings and displays a picture in a dashboard LCD screen or replacement rearview mirror.

When the car is put into reverse, the rearview picture appears, including distance and parking guidelines. If the driver gets too close to a pedestrian or nearby obstruction, the system beeps loudly and powerfully and shows a red “STOP” alert on the video monitor.

The biggest problem with the systems, Mr. Imbroglio said, is that they take a lot of time to install. Labor can add $70 to $100 to the price for consumers, many of whom may balk at sinking more money into an aging vehicle with tens of thousands of miles on it.

So some drivers opt for do-it-yourself tracking and car monitoring devices that simply plug into the onboard diagnostic or OBD-II port under the dashboard of cars built from 1996 onward. The proliferation of OBD II devices include models like those pitched by insurance companies promising to lower rates for good driving habits or those from Silicon Valley start-ups looking to capitalize on the connected car trend.

Supply Chain and Logistics

The holiday hiring season is underway and it looks like it’s getting bigger. TargetCorp. TGT 0.82% says it will boost its hiring of temporary seasonal workers by 40% this year, adding about 100,000 jobs, the WSJ’s Khadeeja Safdar reports, in the latest sign of growing confidence in the retail sector. Target’s hiring in its logistics operations won’t be as strong as last year—4,500 more workers are coming in after adding 7,500 to its distribution centers in the 2016 season—but Target had opened three fulfillment centers a year ago that it was staffing up. The scramble for holiday-season workers has been intensifying steadily in recent years, fueled by the growth of online shopping and by what companies say is trouble filling the warehouse positions and getting new workers trained. Retailers have been pushing more goods into those distribution centers: The National Retail Federation says imports into the biggest U.S. ports jumped 5% from June to July and 9.2% from a year ago.

Seadrill Ltd. is looking for a swift pass through a bankruptcy to make way for new money to save the fleet of one of the world’s biggest offshore drilling companies. The business controlled by Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas, the WSJ’s Peg Brickley reports, in the latest fallout from falling oil prices and an upheaval in energy markets. The company operates 68 rigs and drillships for customers including Total SA, TOT Petrobras Brasileiro SA and Exxon MobilCorp. The company is looking to exit bankruptcy in less than a year, with a longer timeline on $5.7 billion in bank loans and more than $1 billion in new financing to see it through the current downturn. A Texas court was due to review a bankruptcy plan that would leave shareholders with 2% of the business while giving Mr. Fredriksen and his allied Centerbridge Partners generous slices of the new business.

 The European Union’s top executive thinks President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies could open trade opportunities around the world for Europe. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says countries around the world “are knocking at our door in order to sign trade agreements with us,” the WSJ’s Valentina Pop and Emre Peker report, and that trade deals with Mexico and South America’s Mercosur countries are in the works. Those talks and Mr. Juncker’s confident outlook reflect a transition in the tenor of world-wide trade as the White House advances a new American agenda while the EU looks for stronger economic links from Asia to Latin America


Federal and state officials have given truckers until December to install electronic monitors that track their time on the road. The new devices are meant to make highways safer by keeping drivers from overshooting the hours they are supposed to drive.

But some truckers who get paid by the mile could see their incomes drop with a more accurate accounting of the time it took them to make a delivery. And lower pay could exacerbate a driver shortage in an industry with a reputation for high turnover.

 “You’ll see smaller carriers leave the business,” said Rod Nofziger, chief operating officer for the Missouri-based Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which has 158,000 members.

Since 2003, truckers have been limited to 11 hours of driving during a 14-hour on-duty stretch. Waiting at a loading dock or getting stuck in traffic counts against that time. That tempts truckers to say in their logs that deliveries happened faster than they did. Driving-log violations are the largest share of citations that police issue during truck inspections, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

 Even modest fudging can add up to hundreds of hours of unlawful driving. Road-safety advocates say off-book driving pushes up highway accident rates. The motor-safety agency estimates electronic logs will save 26 lives and prevent 562 injuries annually.

“The only reason anyone would oppose this technology is to skirt the hours of service,” said Chris Spear, chief executive of the American Trucking Associations in Virginia.

Some smaller companies that operate just a few trucks and independent drivers are resisting the switch.

He and other smaller fleet operators say allegations of cheating on paper logs are exaggerated and the safety benefits overstated.

With drivers paid an average of 40 cents a mile, small operators say the $1,000 cost for an electronic log and the monthly service fees of around $40 per truck to process the data is a financial burden. Small fleets and owner operators account for about half of the 1 million heavy-duty trucks for-hire in the U.S.

Acknowledging those concerns, the consortium of state and federal law enforcement agencies overseeing the change said last month that they will fine truckers found without electronic logs starting in December but won’t force their trucks off the road until April. Fines for log violations are based on state statutes and vary from state to state.

Honda’s packs N-Box

Honda Motor Co. wants to change their dowdy image on both counts with its next-generation N-Box, the best-selling nameplate in that uniquely Japanese niche segment.

The redesign, which hit the market Sept. 1, gets a revamped engine that prioritizes acceleration over fuel economy. It also gets the company’s latest advanced safety system, Honda Sensing, which includes such features as emergency automatic braking and lane-keep assist.

The flourishes are rarities in the world of Japanese minicars.

But Honda’s deployment underscores the proficiency of Japanese automakers in migrating higer-end features into down-market, downsized vehicles.

Honda hopes such upgrades will help the N-Box keep its title as Japan’s best-selling minicar for a third straight year, despite sluggish demand in the segment.

On the performance side, the N-Box sheds about 176 pounds by employing a new platform. Engineers also re- evaluated about 90 percent of the outgoing car’s components to find new opportunities for light-weighting.

Its naturally aspirated engine features variable valve timing and lift electronic control system, while the turbo version gets an electric wastegate for better turbo boost. Both are firsts for a Japanese minicar, Honda says.

The N-Box also goes high-tech with Honda Sensing coming standard on all grades

The N-Box has been a salvation for Honda’s minicar business. Prior to the first generation’s debut in December 2011, Honda was losing money in the segment and had even considered withdrawing, Chief Engineer Kiyonari Shirato said. The floundering minicar unit began to undermine profitability of domestic production.

But Honda redoubled its focus by developing the all-new N-Box series from scratch.

Since then, Honda has sold 1.67 million units. The model has captured the best-selling minicar title in fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016, according to the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association and the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.Sales of the outgoing N-Box surged 11 percent in July to make it the nation’s

Dealers say the Auto

The newly launched Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index, released today, is the equivalent of a consumer confidence index, showing how U.S. dealers feel about the current automotive market and prospects for the next 90 days. It also identifies which factors are most significant in driving dealers’ optimism or pessimism, as well as variations by region. Automotive News is the first publication to carry the survey’s results.

The index measures dealer perceptions of current retail auto sales and sales expectations for the next three months as “strong,” “average” or “weak.” The responses are used to calculate what’s known as a diffusion index, where any number over 50 indicates that dealers view conditions as strong, rather than weak.

The third-quarter index rose one point from the second quarter to 55 in the latest online survey, which was conducted from July 31 to Aug. 7.​

Cox surveyed 1,033 dealers. Cox calculated overall results, as well as separate ones for new-vehicle franchise dealers and independent dealers. This report focuses on the results from the 564 franchise dealers surveyed.


Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive’s chief economist and the chief architect of the survey, said the results were in line with industry trends Cox has seen.

“To see that franchises were positive and continue to be positive about the future is really reflective of a year that, from a volume perspective, is benefiting them,” Smoke said. “To see them more positive about used sales makes complete sense. While retail demand is down about 2 percent year over year, I think they’re more than making up for that on the used market side.”

Franchise dealers’ views on the used-car sales environment were positive, with an index of 68, down slightly from 70 the previous quarter. Interestingly, independent dealers were less bullish on their used-car sales.

Franchise dealers’ sentiment around new-car sales scored lower than used vehicles, remaining unchanged at 57.

The index score for dealer profits in the past three months ticked upward by two points in the third quarter to 50.

In contrast, franchise dealers indicated barely any concern about dealership systems or tools, interest rates or credit availability to their businesses.

While dealers had a positive view of the market overall, they weren’t enthused about customer traffic to their stores. The score on that factor, 42, indicates that more dealers viewed customer traffic as weak than strong. But this could be a side effect of consumers doing more research online and visiting fewer dealerships, Smoke said.

Face of Toyota design

From the drool-worthy FT-1 Concept to the funky C-HR compact crossover, and even the new “sexy” Camry sedan, the brand is looking much less ho-hum and way more oh-yum.

Part of that new vibe is coming from a star American designer who is pushing the brand’s styling to new limits under Akio Toyoda’s decree for “no more boring cars.”Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it’s clearly his California flair that’s giving his U.S. studio outsized influence at Japan’s No. 1 carmaker at the moment.

He and his colleagues at the Calty design center in Newport Beach, Calif., are shaking things up.

The in-your-face C-HR and the curvaceous new Camry are two recent hits. So is the FT-4X Concept, a Tonka-truck trail hawk shown in New York last April. Watch for more handiwork soon when Toyota unveils, as early as this fall, an all-new Supra sports car as previewed by the sublime FT-1.

Cartabiano, 43, a laid-back, blue-eyed, bearded stylist who joined Toyota in 1997, had a hefty hand in all of them — as well as in the super svelte Lexus LC sports coupe. But the veteran designer credits the surge in emotional design to two factors: CEO Toyoda and new modularized platforms.

Car-crazy Toyoda unchained designers to break boundaries by demanding hotter-looking rides. And thanks to the Toyota New Global Architecture, a series of revamped vehicle underpinnings that allows Toyota’s cars to be lower, wider, leaner and ​ meaner, designers are free to deliver.

“The era of boring cars, of bland cars and anonymous design is over,” Cartabiano said at the Japanese carmaker’s global headquarters here. “It’s what Akio expects. When the president says something like that, it really allows designers to feel creative freedom.”

Impossible to miss

The clearest sign of changing times: Toyota’s sizzling show cars aren’t getting watered down. The production versions of the Toyota C-HR and Lexus LC are spitting images of their edgy concept cars.

The metamorphosis is getting noticed.

“It’s almost impossible to miss or ignore Toyota’s products anymore,” said John Manoogian, a professor of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and a former General Motors designer. “It’s so difficult to get a large corporation to understand the importance of design as a strategic tool and a product differentiator. Apple understands this. Mr. Toyoda understands it as well and has unleashed Toyota’s designers to be as creative as possible.”

Toyota is also spending more time and money to make it happen.

Switching to the modularized architecture allows engineers to drive down costs by using a common parts bin for a wider array of nameplates. Executives had promised the savings would be channeled back into better vehicles with sexier designs and more cutting-edge technology. And corporate cost-control managers are making good on that pledge.

For the C-HR alone, the design budget was increased 25 percent, Cartabiano said.

“It’s brought down cost in some areas, which allows more cost to be spent on more expressive design,” he said of the modular architecture. “It’s something that wouldn’t happen in the old way of doing things.”

‘Crazy-ass shape’

Cartabiano glides his hand along the undulating curves of the C-HR’s rear quarter-panel, which boasts some of the deepest, most intricate stamping in the Toyota lineup. The wild fender flares slither from around the tailgate and under the taillamp before blending into a heavy door crease.

The deep draw of the stamping required delicate tooling and flawless production processes to make sure the sheen of reflected light seamlessly follows the creases from one panel to the next.

Cartabiano on the C-HR: More money for “more expressive design.”

On the Camry, a key sticking point was the aerodynamics of the C-pillar. The pillar gets a twist in the middle to allow the rear window to curl around the sides of the car. That kink also is a demarcation for a color option with a blacked-out roof that gives the Camry sportier proportions akin to a rear-wheel-drive sedan. Designers at first assumed the flourish was a pipe dream.

“In the beginning, it was like, ‘Oh that would be cool, but they’ll never make anything like this,’ ” Cartabiano recalls. “But then, engineering’s getting excited and we’re figuring out ways to do it.”

Toyota splurged on design extras for the Camry. Aside from the blacked-out roof option, the XLE and XSE grades get different front bumpers, rear bumpers and rocker panels, as well as four wheel choices.

“We can make this kind of sculpture, but still make lots of product and keep our costs down,” Cartabiano said.

“The design budget was increased, and a lot of that was because of TNGA.”

Toyota boosted design spending on everything from the Camry’s boomerang taillamps to the door handles. The door handle took four months to design, said Cartabiano, who penned the initial 2-inch sketch of the new Camry in the margins of his calendar journal.

Automobile Manufacturing Companies

Automotive companies sector has mushroomed over the years into a mature and well established industry. Innovation and manufacturing of vehicles has helped the industry to grow into a profitable one. Automobile companies have contributed significantly to the development of the world’s economy by creating jobs paying lots of taxes and earning loads of foreign exchange. There are several automobile manufacturing companies in the world that produces vehicles in a large quantity.

1) Tata Motors:
Tata Motors is the Asia’s largest and 17th largest automobile manufacturing company in the world. This company is known for its production of cars, trucks, vans, coaches and so on. Tata Motors record the highest sales and is widely popular across the country in 2017.

This company is passionate about anticipating and providing the best commercial and passenger vehicles globally as
Tata Motors can be found on and off-road in over 175 countries around the globe. Cars, buses and trucks of Tata Motors roll out at 20 locations across the world, seven in India and the rest in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia.

2) Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd:
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd is a US $19 billion global federation of companies. This company is the world’s largest tractor manufacturing company and also India’s second largest vehicle manufacturing company. Mahindra & Mahindra is India’s top SUV manufacturing company that produce two wheelers, bus, pickup, tempo, trucks, and commercial vehicles.

This company commits to invest in technology and grow global presence. Mahindra & Mahindra aims to multiply output both in quantity and quality with a major focus on manufacturing excellence. This company has created several industry-leading and category-defining brands.

3) Maruti Suzuki:
Maruti Suzuki had brought a big revolution in the automobile industry. This is one of the old companies that expertise in the field of production of cars. This company has manufactured cars such as Alto, Omni, Estilo and so on. The total annual production capacity of this company is about 14, 50,000 units.

Maruti Suzuki works with a mission to provide a car for every individual, family, need, budget and Way of Life. For this, it offers 15 brands and over 150 variants ranging from Alto 800 to the Life Utility Vehicle Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

4) Hero MotoCorp Ltd:
Hero MotoCorp Ltd is one of the best companies in India. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Formerly Hero Honda Motors Ltd.) is the world’s largest manufacturer of two – wheelers, based in India.

This company achieved the coveted position of being the largest two-wheeler manufacturing company in India in 2001 and the ‘World No.1’ two-wheeler company in terms of unit volume sales in a calendar year. Hero MotoCorp two wheelers are manufactured across 4 globally benchmarked manufacturing facilities.

5) Bajaj Auto Limited:
Bajaj Auto Limited is one of the leading business houses and the company’s flagship company, Bajaj Auto, is ranked as the world’s fourth largest three and two wheeler manufacturer.

The Bajaj brand is well-known across several countries in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia. Their flagship company produces Chetak scooters which were the top seller in the Indian market. The company even made the bikes like pulsar and now they are still working on it.

6) Toyota Motor Corporation:
Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the top most automobile manufacturing companies in the world. This company designs, manufacturers and markets various automobile product ranges from SUVs, minivans, luxury & sport utility vehicles, trucks and buses among others.

Toyota Motor Corporation has other vehicle manufacturing subsidiaries which include Daihatsu Motor for the production of mini-vehicles and Hino Motors for the production of buses and trucks. Toyota car engines are fixed with either combustion or lately the hybrid engines such as the one in the Prius.