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India's auto industry

Which was the first car produced in India?
Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about India's automobile indutry.

1. Which Indian car is inspired by the Italian car Millicento?
a) Ambassador
b) Hyundai Santro
c) Premier Padmini

2. Hyundai Santro's design is referred to as Tall Boy. What is Maruti Zen's design referred to as?
a) Jelly bean
b) Work Horse
c) Flat body

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Jelly bean .
Jelly bean is an internationally accepted aerodynamically viable design followed by many manufacturers. Although it is quite an old car its design still has takers.
Correct!
Jelly bean is an internationally accepted aerodynamically viable design followed by many manufacturers. Although it is quite an old car its design still has takers.

3. Which was the first car manufactured in India?
a) Premier Rover
b) Hindustan 10
c) Austin A 40

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Wrong! The correct answer is Hindustan 10.
Hindustan Motors manufactured the Hindustan 10 (or the Morris 10) in association with Nuffield of United Kingdom. Ghanshyamdas Birla in 1942 incorporated the first HM plant at Okha, Gujarat.
Correct!
Hindustan Motors manufactured the Hindustan 10 (or the Morris 10) in association with Nuffield of United Kingdom. Ghanshyamdas Birla in 1942 incorporated the first HM plant at Okha, Gujarat.

4. Premier automobiles assembled the De Soto and Plymouth cars in association with which company in 1946?
a) Ford Motor Company
b) Cadillac
c) Chrysler

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Wrong! The correct answer is Chrysler .
Walchand Hirachand started Premier Automobiles Ltd (PAL) in 1942. They were the first to kick off the automobile revolution in India by assembling De Soto and Plymouth cars in 1946 in association with Chrysler from the United States.
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Walchand Hirachand started Premier Automobiles Ltd (PAL) in 1942. They were the first to kick off the automobile revolution in India by assembling De Soto and Plymouth cars in 1946 in association with Chrysler from the United States.

5. With whom did BMW, the luxury car manufacturer from Germany sign an agreement for a manufacturing plant but later retreated ?
a) Tatas
b) Birlas
c) Munjals

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Munjals .
BMW signed an agreement with the Munjals for a joint venture company, BMW India, which envisaged an investment of Rs 300 crore, but they retreated fearing a dull market for their luxury cars in India.
Correct!
BMW signed an agreement with the Munjals for a joint venture company, BMW India, which envisaged an investment of Rs 300 crore, but they retreated fearing a dull market for their luxury cars in India.

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Sub: that was really informative

hi! I have never came accross the car named millicento, before getting in to answering this quiz. Really that was very informative to me. Thanks.


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