As India became one of the largest automotive markets in the world, the manufacturers started research, development and design centers in India. The following are some of the design studios/ facilities in India by manufacturers.
• TATA ELXSI, BANGALORE
Tata Elxsi (Electronics and System integration) is a design company and a part of the Tata Group. It was founded on 1989. Tata Elxsi concentrates in the communications, consumer products, defense, healthcare, media, and transportation sectors. This is backed by a network of design studios, development centers and offices worldwide. Tata Elxsi’s headquarters in Bangalore, India. They also have a design studio in Pune.
• RENAULT DESIGN STUDIO, MUMBAI
In February 2008, Renault-Nissan Alliance set up a manufacturing plant in Oragadam, Chennai. Renault Design India was the first ever vehicle design studio by a foreign manufacturer in India, was established in Mumbai in September 2008. It has taken part in major projects like Renault Kwid.
• GM DESIGN STUDIO, BANGALORE
In 2003, the GM opened its technical operations center in Bangalore, which included research and development and vehicle engineering works. The technical center was expanded to take care of purchasing, financial support services for General Motors operations outside of India in 2006, vehicle engine and transmission design in 2007 and a vehicle design studio in 2007.
• MAHINDRA DESIGN STUDIO, MUMBAI
Inaugurated in 2015, the state of the art design studio of Mahindra is situated in M&M factory campus in Kandivili.
• HERO MOTOCORP DESIGN STUDIO, JAIPUR
Hero MotoCorp started its 'Global Centre of Innovation and Technology' in Jaipur, in 2016. It was built with an investment of Rs 850 crore. The facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, test track, and design studios under one roof.