Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Ashok Leyland, M&M are up 3-6% on BSE.
Shares of auto makers are in focus on the bourses on hopes of a stimulus package from the government to revive the sector.
Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra and Mahindra and Bajaj Auto are trading higher by 1-6per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The BSE Auto index was up 2.6 per cent as compared to 1.9 per cent rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex at 1137 hours.
Praful Patel says the heavy industries ministry is working to help auto industry get a stimulus package from the government, a PTI report suggests.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers is looking at a package similar to one given during the 2008-09 downturn, in which excise duty on two-wheelers, small cars and commercial vehicles was reduced to 8 per cent, added report.
Car sales in the country fell for record nine month in a row in July, declining 7.4 per cent, as the economic slowdown and low consumer sentiment hit demand.
Among the individual stocks, Tata Motors has rallied nearly 6 per cent to Rs 314, its highest level since June this year on BSE.
Hero MotoCorp and Ashok Leyland are up 4 per cent each at Rs 1,963 and Rs 12.54 respectively, while M&M gained 3per cent at Rs 789.