This study has shown that the Indian automobile industry started importing luxury vehicles for royal families. During the 1950s, India began assembling foreign cars in our country. Later some Indian automobile manufacturers brought successful British family cars to the Indian market. These vehicles further evolve with Indian conditions. The Indian car industry started to thrive in the l980s.
The change in design with change in generation, curves were gone to make way for a sharp and edgy design. The round lamps are replaced by the rectangular ones, same with the tail lamps. Suddenly chrome disappeared from the car, and black finishing took its place. At the end of the 1990s, we saw Indian car makers started designing cars indigenously. Also, the 1990s and 2000s were dominated by the small hatchback Maruti 800, which shows the Indian need for an affordable, practical, and personal car. From the 2010s to 2020s, we have seen amazing designs and innovations from Indian carmakers such as Nano, Avanti, Shul, Harrier, Morris, and e2o. Also, facelifts, sharp lines, large grilles, dual-tone colours, floating roofs, led DRL, etc. become an essential element of design improvement in the last decade. In recent years Indian automotive industry is rapidly growing with emerging electric car makers and automotive design studios are increasing.