India cars, bikes, trucks, buses

For Indian automobile market I provide databases with vehicle specifications and features for cars (source: Carwale), bikes (source: Bikewale), trucks and buses (source: Cardekho), plus car / bike dealers database.

I DO NOT provide car owners / registration data, please don’t waste my time and your own time asking me to give you such personal data.

India car database

Download FREE samples (from December 2020 redesign):
Car make, model, version, no specs (5 columns)
Car make, model, version, basic specs (23 columns)
Car make, model, version, full specs & features (210 columns)
Alternate formats: CSV and SQL (full specs & features)

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Last update: 1 October 2021 (list of updates).

Coverage: oldest car included in database that indicate year is Daewoo from 1994, the FIRST foreign car manufacturer to enter in Indian market, followed by Ford and Opel (1996), Fiat (1997), Honda and Hyundai (1998). It may include pre-1994 models from Indian domestic brands but they do not indicate exact years of production.

Car makes included: Ashok Leyland, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Caterham, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Datsun, DC, Eicher Polaris, Ferrari, Fiat, Force Motors, Ford, Haval, Hindustan Motors, Honda, Humber, Hyundai, ICML, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Mahindra, Mahindra-Renault, Maini, Maruti Suzuki, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Premier, Renault, Rolls-Royce, San, Skoda, Ssangyong, Tata, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Willys..

India bike database

Download FREE sample (one make):
Bike make, model, version, full specs (110 columns)

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Last update: September 2021 (list of updates).

Coverage: I cannot answer which is oldest bike included because none of them indicate launch or production years, but I assume that 2000s-present at least.

Bike makes included: 22Kymco, Ampere, Aprilia, Ather, Avan Motors, Avanturaa Choppers, Bajaj, Benelli, Benling, BGauss, BMW, CFMoto, Cleveland CycleWerks, Ducati, EeVe, Evolet, F.B Mondial, Gemopai, Harley-Davidson, Hero, Hero Electric, Hero Honda, Honda, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Indian, Jawa, Joy e-bike, Kawasaki, KTM, Lectro, LML, Mahindra, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Odysse, Okinawa, PURE EV, Revolt, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, SWM, Techo Electra, Tork, Triumph, TVS, UM, Vespa, Yamaha, Yo.

Trucks and buses databases

Source of data: CarDekho.com, I made these 2 databases in September 2016 at request from a customer who just wasted my time and never purchased databases. First sale I done in January 2018 so I updated them for first time. I updated 1 more time in April 2018, then in August 2018 I noticed that CarDekho made each version URL to redirect to main model URL, effectively making me impossible to scrap specifications of other versions than base version. Poor sales of database made me to abandon them.

Somewhere in late 2019 or early 2020 CarDekho changed coding again making scraping specifications by version feasible again. Due to low sale volumes, I will do updates on request basis rather than monthly like in case of India Car Database. I updated them again in May 2020, then August 2020, and last update August 2021.

Download FREE samples:
India Trucks Database SAMPLE.xls
India Buses Database SAMPLE.xls

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Car engine codes database

Database made in 2019 from Boodmo.com, at request for someone who wanted production years for every model and engine, and engine codes, and posted here for other people who may be interested in same thing.

In 2020 the source website Boodmo.com changed data from HTML into JSON so is no longer possible to extract with “universal scraper”, to continue updating database I need a custom JSON scraper which cost me $200, given by the fact that only 2 people paid $70 for this database, it does not worth continuing project.

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India Car Models Engines Database SAMPLE.xls

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Bikes and cars DEALERS database

In 2016 someone asked me to scrap dealer information from Carwale and in 2018 someone wanted the same from Bikewale. As 2018 car dealers database contained dealer name, street address, email and phone number, same for bikes except email. Sales were low and nobody asked for updates until September 2021. Current database have only phone contact (no email) because Carwale removed emails probably to prevent spamming.

Download SAMPLES:
India Car Dealers SAMPLE.xls
India Bike Dealers SAMPLE.xls

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Description & history

India Car Database was the first project I done using an automated software to extract data from websites, opposite of European car databases that I am making since 2003 entering data manually from books and magazines.

In August 2015, after finishing a new phase of development of European car databases, I went into web scraping and after a week of learning and experiments, I managed to grab all data from www.carwale.com website, new and old cars. I was not aware that Carwale website been just redesigned between 14-18 August 2015 according www.archive.org.

I made it from my personal interest, because many people from India been asking if I have / can make a database for their country, and I though that there is big potential, but I was WRONG, just a small percentage of indians are willing to pay for data.

One of the people who visited me in August 2015 (and purchased India car database afterwards) wrongly understood that I created India Car Database “just for him” and asked me to make a 2-wheeler database too. I rejected, because my interest was only for cars, but once I mastered my data scraping skills and reduced effort to create a database to <1 day, I decided to offer web scraping as service. In January 2016 a second customer wanted bike specifications, this was the moment I made a scraper for www.bikewale.com too.

After doing 3 updates in 8 months, database been purchased by 7 people and that was enough to offer monthly updates on 1st day of month, since May 2016.

This was sample of 2015-2020 format, Carwale website underwent few changes: they hide URLs leading to discontinued models in February 2017, then removed unique IDs in November 2017, forcing me to change procedure, instead of updating by re-scraping all cars I has been adding new cars monthly, bearing risk of inconsistency between new and older cars.

Carwale re-added (some of) discontinued models in October 2020. I emailed update notifications to 30+ customers asking if I should continue adding new cars into existing database each month, bearing risk of inconsistencies, OR start a new database containing new and discontinued cars that are shown on Carwale (2000 cars less) with consistent data in each column and without duplicates. I emailed ~30 customers (subscribers) and only 2 replied choosing option 2. Another 2 new customers also choose option 2. So in December 2020 I made a new database format, solving problems of inconsistency.

Car data fields included

56 columns of specifications:

Naming: Source URL 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Version 100%, Status 100%, Notes 83.21%, Price 100%, Image URL 100%

Key Data: Key Price 95.15%, Key Mileage (ARAI) 83.79%, Key Engine 95.67%, Key Transmission 96.69%, Key Fuel Type 96.58%, Key Seating Capacity 96.08%

Engine & Transmission: Engine 96.03%, Engine Type 86.75%, Fuel Type 96.57%, Max Power 95.69%, Max Power rpm 95.18%, Max Torque 95.69%, Max Torque rpm 95.58%, Performance on Alternate Fuel 0.86%, Max Engine Performance 0.37%, Max Motor Performance 0.58%, Mileage (ARAI) 83.79%, Power Consumption / Mileage 0.37%, Driving Range 20.02%, Drivetrain 89.07%, Transmission 96.66%, Emission Standard 39.32%, Turbocharger/Supercharger 45.19%, Battery 1.30%, Battery Charging 0.34%, Electric Motor 0.75%, Others 18.36%, Alternate Fuel 1.84%.

Dimensions & Weight: Length 96.18%, Width 96.17%, Height 96.16%, Wheelbase 96.07%, Ground Clearance 64.63%, Kerb Weight 59.57%.

Capacity: Doors 96.05%, Seating Capacity 96.08%, No of Seating Rows 81.72%, Bootspace 62.55%, Fuel Tank Capacity 93.13%.

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres: Front Suspension 90.23%, Rear Suspension 89.74%, Front Brake Type 95.53%, Rear Brake Type 95.42%, Minimum Turning Radius 76.42%, Steering Type 71.00%, Wheels 71.18%, Spare Wheel 78.33%, Front Tyres 94.98%, Rear Tyres 90.67%.

On-road prices (for current models only): Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad%, Chennai, Kolkata.

136 columns of features: see them in sample Excel to not overload this page with too much text.

Percentages as 8 July 2021 update.

51 thoughts on “India cars, bikes, trucks, buses”

  1. I am writing to congratulate, as well as register a protest.

    Your databases are excellent and I have just purchased a couple of them. Keep up the great work! I am sure I am going to come back for more purchases.

    My protest is about your prejudicial statement that “the only country in the world where people have no respect for personal data and email/SMS spamming is national sport”. A data collector is expected to view at things objectively. You seem to be “branding” a population of 1.3 billion, with a sample size of a dozen bad apples. Correlation is NOT causation.

    I don’t know where you’re from, but based on your site’s Visitor statistics and your predisposition to hate Indians, I am going to guess that you’re a Singaporean of Chinese origin. From my experience in working across the world, I have come across Chinese-origin people who are friendly, neutral, or arrogant. Based on the third category (which is about 40 people) and based on the auto-parts fraud committed on me by a couple of Singaporean guys in Australia, may I call all Chinese-origin people as “the only people who have zero respect for the rights of any other human being”? Would it be okay with you? I wouldn’t do it; just driving home my point. If you want to look at the racial mirror, here are some links: https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3015206/chinas-economic-census-undercovers-more-fake-data-officials, https://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/energy_watch/china-exposes-rampant-data-fraud-in-provinces-07092018105131.html, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/20/c_138242744.htm.

    Please stop stereotyping people. There’s a mix of good and bad in all groups of people. Try to be nice to everyone at least in public, as times can change and you may come to depend on those you once insulted.

    Peace.

    1. I do not want to call all 1.3 billion India population as spammers, instead I want to say that 90% of people asking me for email/phone numbers database to spam them are from India. Also how do you explain that my conversion rate (sales vs total people contacting me) is 1:20 in India vs 1:4 in the rest of world? How do you explain that my Australia database sell better than India database, despite of having only 1/50 population? Indians are champions in asking questions off-topic my website content: https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/funny-messages/

      In the same time I am hiring indians for making scrapes for me due to their cheap prices, so please don’t think that I totally hate them.

      PS: I receive a lot of SPAM emails from China sellers of various products, but so far I did not had problems with chinese scammers. China is also a controversial country because their car production is highest in the world but also worst quality cars. There are less or more scammers all over the world anyway.

  2. Hi:

    I am from India, but i am seriously looking for some data on Trucks and Buses Sold. If possible, I would like to have some pictures of the Engine as well. Regarding the data, what you have provided is excellent. But can the image be provided as well?

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