Car Logos In India: Do You Know Their Meanings And History?

by Mohammed Burman | 24/07/2020
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This article is going to provide you with a list of car logos in India, some of the special car logos in the country and explain some popular car brands' logos in the country. Read on to discover.

The Indian auto market is one of the largest ones in the world with many major automakers. Car logos are usually the representation of car manufacturers' products and services. Each car logo brings a hidden meaning and history behind it. If you want to discover car logos in India as well as knowing the meaning and history behind them, do not hesitate to read this article.

car logos in india

Popular auto brands in India and their logos

The table below lists out popular auto brands in India, their logos, countries and car types that they produce.

Brands

Logos

Countries

Car types

Maruti Suzuki

maruti suzuki logo

India

Mass-market cars

Hyundai

 hyundai logo

South Korea

Mass-market cars

Mahindra

mahindra & mahindra logo

India

Mass-market cars

Toyota

toyota logo

Japan

Mass-market cars

Tata Motors

tata logo

India

Mass-market cars

Honda

honda logo

Japan

Mass-market cars

Ford

ford logo

America

Mass-market cars

Renault

renault logo

France

Mass-market cars

Volkswagen

volkswagen logo

Germany

Mass-market cars

Kia

kia logo

South Korea

Mass-market cars

Nissan

nissan logo

Japan

Mass-market cars

Skoda

skoda logo

Czechia

Mass-market cars

MG Motors

mg motors logo

China

Mass-market cars

Audi

audi logo

Germany

Luxury vehicles

BMW Germany Luxury vehicles
Mercedes-Benz  Germany Luxury vehicles

Chevrolet

chevrolet logo

America

Mass-market cars

Isuzu

isuzu logo

Japan

Mass-market cars

Jeep

jeep logo

Italia - America

Sport Utility Vehicles

Special car logos in India

In India, each automaker comes with its own car logo with its own identity and uniqueness. Nevertheless, some of the most outstanding figures on the logos are wing, horse and crown. For car logos with wings, we have Bentley and Mini; for car logos with horse, Porsche and Ferrari are two representatives; for car logos with crown, we have Toyota Crown, a subsidiary of Toyota. The articles which focus on the logos with each of these figures are also available on IndianAuto. Click the respective links to discover more.

Popular car logos in India

Car logos usually become popular as a result of the popularity of the auto brands. In this session, we are going to further discuss some of the most popular car logos in India, which are also the logos of popular auto brands in the country.

Maruti Suzuki Limited

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is the subsidiary of the Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan. Established in early 1981, the company has dominated the Indian car market since then up to now. The car logo of the company has experienced alterations throughout the years. In the previous logo, the names of the two companies were placed on top of each other. In the meanwhile, in the new logo, the names of these companies are positioned side by side. The font has remained unchanged, but the colour becomes lighter, which makes the logo livelier. The tag line “Count on us” has been changed to “Way Of Life”. Throughout the evolution of the logo, Maruti Suzuki has also introduced many car models which satisfy the customers’ requirements.

maruti suzuki logo

Noteworthily, although the brand logo includes two companies’ name side by side, the car emblem of Maruti cars only include the Suzuki logo. Why? One possible explanation for this is that Suzuki stakes account for up to more than 56%. Nevertheless, the cars manufactured by this company still come with Maruti before Suzuki and then the model because of Indian customers’ sentiments in which Maruti is more well-known than Suzuki.

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Hyundai Motor India Limited

  • Years:  1996 - Now

  • Parent Company: Hyundai Kia Automotive Group

  • Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Website: https://www.hyundai.com/in/en

Hyundai is the largest automaker in South Korea and the seventh-largest car manufacturer in the world. The logo of Hyundai is an italic H letter which is embedded into an oval. It is claimed by the South Korean automaker to represent two human figures: the customer and the company shaking hands with each other, symbolizing mutual respect and trust. Generally, the Hyundai logo gives a smooth and fluid impression, which creates an attractive and friendly image of the brand. Although the Hyundai logo was initially confused with Honda one, the South Korean company has been recognized as a major automaker; as a result, people gradually become familiar with the logo. The colour combination in the Hyundai logo is also so elegant. While the blue colour shows excellence, reliability and supremacy, the silver colour stands for creativity, perfection and sophistication.

hyundai logo

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M)

  • Years: 1945 - Now

  • Parent Company: Mahindra Group

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • Website: http://www.mahindra.com/

Being an Indian multinational carmaker, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is headquartered in Maharastra. It is the largest tractor manufacturer and seller in the world and one of the largest auto brands in India. Despite being quite simple in comparison with other car logos, the Mahindra logo represents an important philosophy of the car company. The “M” identity of the logo represents three equal divisions pointing upwards, which looks like an ape on its tip. These three divisions are products, services and possibilities. Moreover, they also follow the three basic tenets: driving positive change, thinking alternatively and accepting no limits. These make the Mahindra logo stand out from other car logos. In the Hindu language, Mahindra means God, King or great Indra of the Earth.

mahindra & mahindra logo

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Being a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is currently the fourth-largest automaker in India. The Toyota logo consists of three ovals which are combined in a horizontally symmetrical layout. The two perpendicular ovals which are positioned inside the larger oval stand for the customer’s heart and the company’s heart. These two ovals are overlapped with each other to represent a win-win relationship between the customers and the company. These two ovals also symbolize the “T” for the Japanese automaker. The largest oval represent the world which embraces Toyota. Each oval is designed with different stroke thickness, which bears a strong resemblance to the brush art in the Japanese culture. The space inside the logo represents the values that the Japanese automaker always make every effort to achieve: social responsibility, the environment, integrity in safety, innovation, the joy of driving, value beyond expectation and superb quality.

toyota logo

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Tata Motors Limited

  • Years: 1945 – Present

  • Founder/Parent Company: Tata Group

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • Website: http://www.tatamotors.com/

Tata Motors Limited is headquartered in Mumbai, India and is an Indian multinational automotive corporation. The company sells passengers, trucks, vans and coaches. It is the largest automaker in Asia with excellence in commercial vehicles. Tata logo is quite simple, compared with that of other car companies. Nevertheless, it serves as a visual representation of the domestic car manufacturer. Tata logo consists of an image which looks like a capital letter “T” and the company name “Tata” at the bottom. Tata logo comes with a blue paint scheme. The logo represents adaptability and fluidity. It is also claimed to exhibit a tree of trust which provides shelter for people. The blue colour symbolizes strength, reliability and excellence of the company’s models.

tata logo

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Honda Cars India

Honda is also one of the leading car companies in India with a wide range of products in the country.  The logo of the company is very simple and leaves no doubts or puzzles. It includes the capital letter H in the simplest design. The thick and wide letter reflects reliability, durability and trustworthiness. The H is narrower at the top and broader at the top, which looks like arms rising towards the sky, which is harmonious with the company’s motto: “The Power of Dreams”. The logo includes black, red and silver colours, which represent sophistication, passion, and elegance, respectively. Throughout almost half a century, the Honda logo has remained unique and simple.

honda logo

Above is a collection of car logos in India, some special car logos and the explanation of some popular car logos. Which one in the above impresses you the most? Do not hesitate to write to us to share your feelings.

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