In the last financial year, export of cars from India to global markets has been on the rise, which showcases the technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities of the country.
Many of the car manufacturers believe that India is a destination for building affordable yet valuable products and worthy enough to be sold to other countries. Here are the top five most shipped cars in the last financial year.
5. Hyundai Grand i10
After Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai's name is synonyms to the Indian market and customers. The Grand i10 is much loved here in the Indian market and has found a place in the top five to be sold outside India.
The country's second largest car manufacturer shipped more than 44,000 units of the hatchback, this is despite a slide in the exports compared to the previous year.
4. Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Alto continues to be the largest selling car in India and contributes to the exports as well. What is significant of the Maruti Alto is the 70 percent increase in the exports compared to the previous financial year.
Maruti Suzuki exported 54,656 units in the financial year, which is a milestone for the country's largest car manufacturer.
3. Volkswagen Vento
Despite the 'dieselgate' emission scandal, Volkswagen continues to sell many cars worldwide. In India, the German car major started to export cars from last five years.
In the financial year 2016, the Vento was the major contributor with 63,157 units being exported from India.
2. Nissan Micra
Nissan has not made inroads in the Indian automobile industry and might not be as successful as its French partner Renault. However, its exports from India has paid off and Nissan is reaping benefits.
Nissan shipped 75,456 units of Micra and in the July, it became the largest exported car from India. The Made in India Micra is being exported to more than 100 countries. The Micra has helped Nissan with record sales in 2015, which made it the top-selling Asian car brand in Europe.
1. Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport might be facing some serious heat from its rivals in the domestic market, however, in exports, the EcoSport is the numero uno car.
In the 2015 financial year, Ford's EcoSport was the fifth most exported car from India, in 2016, Ford witnessed a growth of 51 percent and surged to the top spot.
Ford sold 83,325 units of the ‘Made in India' EcoSport to the global market and dethroned Nissan Micra from the top spot.
Car manufacturersfind India's automotive industry lucrativefor not just sales in the domestic market but a great source for manufacturing and selling it abroad as well.