Tamil Nadu is one of the top 10 automobile hubs in the world

Number 1 in tyre manufacturing

Chennai has an annual installed capacity to produce 1.71M units of vehicles

200+ automobile engineering colleges and 800+ electronics engineering colleges in the state

Major OEM companies like Hyundai Motor Co., BMW, Daimler, Renault-Nissan, Ford Motors, Ashok Leyland, TVS motors & Yamaha Motors, etc. are present here

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Motorcycles sold per minute

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Scooter sold every 2 minutes

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Car sold every 3 minutes



India to be world's 3rd largest automotive market by 2026 (by volume)


Indian automobile industry to reach $135 Bn by 2020 and $300 Bn by 2026


100% FDI allowed under automatic route without prior approval required from Gol or RBI

Clusters in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

State largest auto hub, also known as Auto capital of India

Tamil Nadu is one of the top 10 automobile hubs in the world. With a well-developed auto ecosystem, Tamil Nadu accounted for 45% of India's motor vehicle/car exports in 2017-18 and 35% of India's auto component production. Tamil Nadu is also the largest tyre manufacturing state in the country.

Industry Product

$ 229.70 bn

GSDB,Current price (2019-2020)

$ 2,284

Per State income Current price(2019-2020)


GSDB,growth rate, YoY (2019-2020)

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Tamil Nadu’s Pride


Hyundai Motors India Limited

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has their fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. HMIL is the second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception in Tamil Nadu, India.

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Ford India Pvt Ltd

Ford India has its integrated manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company, since its entry in Tamil Nadu in 1995, has committed to building a sustainable, profitable business in one of the world's fastest-growing auto markets. Today, Ford India’s integrated manufacturing facility at Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai, produces its award-winning range of products including the Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavour.

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MRF Limited is an Indian multinational and the largest manufacturer of tyres in India and the fourteenth largest manufacturer in the world. It is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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TVS Motor Company

TVS Motor Company (T.V.S) is an Indian multinational motorcycle company headquartered at Chennai, India. It is the third largest motorcycle company and 2nd largest exporter in India with exports to over 60 Countries.

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Renault Nissan

Renault Nissan Automotive Pvt Ltd

Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited have their manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant has a capacity of 400,000 vehicles per annum. Nissan and Renault's Global Technical and Development Center is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Daimler India

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV) is a subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres including a highly modern test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D and training operations. DICV represents an overall investment of more than INR 3,000 crores in Tamil Nadu

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Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield (Eicher Motors Limited)

Royal Enfield is the global leader in middleweight motorcycles. It operates in India and over 60 countries around the world with modern development facilities in Chennai and Leicestershire, UK. Royal Enfield makes its motorcycles in Chennai, Tamilnadu for the world

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BMW India

BMW India Pvt Ltd

German luxury carmaker BMW has its India manufacturing plant at Oragadam, Chennai. BMW Chennai plant locally produces 11 of its variants.

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India Yamaha Motors Ltd

A Leading two wheeler manufacturer has one of its major plants in Chennai. Chennai plant is a first in the Yamaha Motor Group which has a Vendor park in its nearby vicinity.

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Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland Ltd

2 nd Largest Manufacturer of commercial vehicle in India, the 3 rd Largest manufacturer of Buses in the world and the 10 th largest manufacturers of truck. Headquartered in Chennai and has 4 plants in Tamilnadu out of its total 11 plants located around the world

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Investment Opportunities

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-  Presence of 1300+ Auto Factories in Tamil Nadu provides a well developed value chain of Automobile ecosystem

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-   Setting up a dedicated EV park

-   Formation of Steering Committee for EV & Charging Infrastructure

-   Tamil Nadu EV Policy was launched in 2019 with Special Manufacturing Incentives Package

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-   Presence of Auto Cluster and three major Ports in Tamil Nadu provides a easy gateway for exports and imports with dedicated berths for automobile exports

-   Auto exports worth more than USD 6 billion every year in Tamil Nadu

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-   Mahindra Research Valley – Asia’s Largest R&D

-   Daimler R&D center for Vehicle design

-   Ashok Leyland R&D & Technical center

-   Renault & Nissan R&D Center

-   Hyundai Vehicle Development

-   Ford Technical Support Center

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-   More than 200 Automobile Engineering colleges

-   One of the highest student enrolment in the country with 59 universities and 2400+ colleges in the state

-   Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation and the Department of Employment and Training provides necessary skill training

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-   NATRiP & CVRDE facilities in the state are used for testing of automotive safety, emission & performance standards in India