India vehicle database: 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.

Cars database

India car databaseDownload FREE samples (from December 2020 redesign):
Car make, model, version, no specs (5 columns)
Car make, model, version, basic specs (25 columns)
Car make, model, version, full specs & features (211 columns)

Old format offered in 2015-2020:
Car make, model, version, no specs (5 columns)
Car make, model, version, basic specs (28 columns)
Car make, model, version, full specs & features (188 columns)
Alternate formats: CSV and SQL (full specs & features)

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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 productiuon.

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

Bikes database

India car databaseDownload FREE sample (one make):
Bike make, model, version, full specs (93 columns)

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Coverage: since NO bike have production years indicated, I cannot answer which is oldest bike included in database, but I assume that 2000s-present at least.

Makes included: Aprilia, Ather, Avan Motors, Avanturaa Choppers, Bajaj, Benelli, BMW, Cleveland CycleWerks, Ducati, F.B Mondial, Harley-Davidson, Hero, Hero Electric, Hero Honda, Honda, Hyosung, Indian, Jawa, Kawasaki, KTM, LML, Mahindra, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Okinawa, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, SWM, Tork, Triumph, TVS, UM, Vespa, Yamaha, Yo.

Description & sources of data

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.

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. See list of updates.

Car data fields included

Naming: ID, Make, Model, Version, Status 100%.
Price: Production cars 30.65%, Discontinued cars (last recorded price) 69.35%.
Body: Length (mm) 99.70%, Width (mm) 99.70%, Height (mm) 99.67%, Wheelbase (mm) 99.54%, Ground clearance (mm) 59.27%, Kerb weight (kg) 61.11%, Bootspace (litres) 48.75%, No of doors 99.54%, Seating capacity 99.57%, No of seating rows 72.36%.
Engine: Displacement (cc) 99.21%, Max power (bhp) 99.43%, Max power (rpm) 99.21%, Max torque (Nm) 99.43%, Max torque (rpm) 99.73%, Transmission type 99.78%, No of gears 97.15%, Drivetrain 86.74%, Engine type 87.39%, Cylinders 72.17%, Bore x Stroke (mm) 13.18%, Compression ratio 9.16%, Valves per cylinder 69.73%, Dual clutch 60.92%, Sport mode 61.74%, Fuel system 31.33%, Turbocharger/supercharger 50.60%, Turbocharge type 50.16%, Driving modes 51.01%, Manual shifting for automatic 50.03%, Engine start-stop 49.78%.
Fuel: Fuel type 99.67%, Alternate fuel type 63.53%, Mileage (kmpl) 87.31%, Fuel tank capacity (litres) 96.30%.
Drivetrain: Suspension front 91.30%, Suspension rear 90.68%, Brake type front 98.48%, Brake type rear 98.23%, Steering type 50.87%, Turning radius (m) 80.14%, Wheels 50.95%, Spare wheel 68.53%, Tyres front 71.28%, Tyres rear 71.22%.
Others: Colour names 93.89%, Colour RGB 93.89%, Image URL 87.85% (you can use Tab Save extension for Chrome to download image files).
Features: 131 columns, see SAMPLE file, I do not list them here to overload the page with too much text.
Bonus: Car class, Body style 100.00% (these 2 columns are NOT sourced from Carwale, but added manually from my personal experience, available ONLY in new+old cars package).

Percentages as 1 January 2017 (3680 cars).

Note: Car class and Body style are NOT available in new cars only package, because would take a lot of time to re-add them for 1200 cars every monthly update, so I add them only in new+old cars package for the cars added each month (about 20-50 cars per monthly update). Cars launched after June 2019 have some engine columns merged into 1 column due to changes in Carwale website.

Car engine codes database

Database made 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

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India Car Models Engines Database SAMPLE.xls

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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. I updated them again in May 2020. Due to low sale volumes, I will do updates on request basis rather than monthly like in case of India Car Database.

Download FREE samples:
India Trucks Database SAMPLE.xls
India Buses 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. Here are the databases containing dealer name, street address, email and phone number. Sales been LOW (in whole year 2019 not even a single person purchased dealers database) so I won’t update them unless someone else purchase and ask for update.

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

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50 thoughts on “India vehicle database: 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.

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