Every year, we have a great production of cars in India. Their make, built and engine definitely get us swooning, as the key players in the country adapt to the technology of recent times to make cars more premium, and convenient to use. As much as these are necessities today, they were once a luxury and only belong to upper-class Indians at one point. At that time, seeing a car on the road was a rare sight that usually turned heads. So what makes our Indian car models unique? Here are some interesting facts about some of the best ones made,
The first car ever made in India
The ambassador has lived to be the first car ever made in India, and was once a great option for families. The first one was released in 1957, nearly 70 years back. It had adapted to our culture really well and is still fondly remembered by all of us.
Tata Sumo and Its Unusual Name
The former MD of Tata Motors, Sumant Moolgaonkar helped in naming one of the finest Indian cars ever named, the Tata Sumo. This name was kept in his remembrance and dedication to the company and has given birth to the best car made once upon a time.
The first convertible India Received
There’s something really fun and romantic about convertibles. The Standard Herald released in 1965 was loved by many Indians, despite the country not ready for open weather cars and the heat. But it is a beautiful choice for friends and families who want to travel together. This car was seen on many Indian roads for decades.
The most popular mass-produced car in India
Remember the Maruti 800? Two decades ago, this was the most frequently seen model on the roads. Almost every Indian had one, since it was affordable and just the perfect size for a small family. It was launched in 1983 and the first ever make and model was handed over to Mr. Harpal Singh, to whom Prime Minister Indira Gandhi handed the keys.
First indian Formula 1 Racer
We have a number of Formula 1 fans in India, but did you know it is actually the toughest sport out there and involves a lot of risk? The first Indian to ever partake in these races was Narain Karthikeyan who made his debut in 2006. Over the years, more and more individuals have been very well resonating with the sport and popular Bollywood celebrities and Indian businessmen have stakes in it as well.
Source: The Better India