10 Different Types of Vehicles Available in India

Automotive industry of India is one of the major automobile players in the world and also a prominent auto exporter as well as commercial vehicles. Here we have listed 10 different types of vehicles found running on the Indian roads, used as either passenger vehicles or commercial vehicles.

Two Wheel Vehicles

Aprilia Motorcycles

India is one of the largest producer of two wheel vehicles including scooters, motorcycles, Scooty and Mopeds. Top five best motorcycle manufacturers in India are Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, TVS Motor Company, Yamaha Motors and Bajaj.

Three Wheel Vehicles

Three Wheel vehicles or three wheelers are actually motorized tricycles also known as auto rickshaws in India, mostly used for public transportation and as pickup truck fir commercial uses.


Auto rickshaw is the most common public transport in India, used in the cities for short distances. Bajaj Auto is the largest manufacturer of auto rickshaw in the world and other auto rickshaw manufacturers in India are Mahindra & Mahindra, Piaggio Ape and Kerala Automobiles Limited.


Tempo was a German automobile company that produce Hanseat and Matador. Hanseat also called three wheeled car, extremely common on the streets of Indian cities as goods carrying vehicle and also as passenger vehicles.



Jugaad is an innovative vehicle used mostly in small villages of India and very popular in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Four Wheeler

Four wheel vehicles or four wheeler are the largest leader of the Indian Automobile market, cars, SUV and other commercial vehicles are export to several other countries.

Car – Passenger Vehicles


There are different types of cars available in India such as Hatchback, Sedan, minivan, Crossover, multi purpose vehicle, sports utility vehicle and Adventure Utility Vehicle plus commercial vehicles.

Pick Up- Commercial Vehicles


Commercial vehicles are used for transporting goods and has a broad definition. The most popular commercial vehicles in India are Mini Van, Mini Trucks like Tata ace, Pick Up Truck and Eicher Polaris.

Bus – Road Vehicles

Bus is the most common road vehicle in India, used for public and school transport with a limited capacity of passengers. The most common type of bus in India are double decker, minibuses, Traveller bus and single decker bus.

Trucks – Motor Vehicles


Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are the largest manufacturers and supplier of trucks across India. Most common trucks in India are Tipper, Trailer, lorry, dumper and equipment heavy duty trucks.

Tractor – Agricultural Vehicles

Tractor is the most common agricultural equipment vehicle and India is world’s largest producer of four wheel tractors. Tractors in India is a major industry and current manufacturers of tractors in India are Eicher, Escorts, HMT Tractors, Mahindra Tractors, Swaraj Tractors, and John Deere tractors.

Backhoe – Heavy Duty Vehicles

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Heavy Duty Vehicles are used at building sites in order to prepare a construction ground. Most common and different types of construction heavy duty vehicles available in India are Bulldozers, Backhoes, excavators and loaders.

Defence Vehicles

Defence vehicles belong to armed forces and the attached equipment used by the Indian Army. The Mine protected Vehicle, Artillery Tractor and Heavy Utility Trucks can be seen sometime.

Equipment Vehicles

Heavy equipment and heavy duty vehicles like Concrete mixer,water tanker, Bore Well drilling truck and Drill Trucks are also available in India.

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