I am used to looking for new stuff and doing research on the things that are popular on the web. One of the facts of blogging in India or blogs is India that I was yet to understand was the popularity of automobile related sites on the web. Indian auto market is one if the largest in world and nearly all leading companies that exist in India, so the popularity is observed on the web too. I was aware of few sites that I had referred to when I planned my auto buying few years back but now when I could try and check out few of the best automobile blog or websites, I had more than expected options available.
Now you must have understood that Indian automobile industry and the usage of internet for information has grown a lot in India and also that I could not afford a new vehicle in recent time(LOL). Though things are said very casually here but one thing is a fact that with the growth in auto industry in India the number of automobile blogs has increased seriously.
I though of compiling a list of auto blog in India and now we have this. A list of automobile blogs in India as of May 2013.
List of best Indian auto blogs in 2013
Before we proceed to any listing I have a declaration as usual. I generally do not like to rank people or identities and here also I have listed the blogs in alphabetical order. Some blogs listed here belong to websites providing automobile services, some are large auto blogs and few can be auto blogs by individuals or a small group. In most of the cases links to the sites will point to the blog maintained by them.
Autocar India is a very known offline publication and also has online presence. The site offers review, advice about Indian automobiles, displays photos and showcases videos of Indian automobile, new launches etc. The site also offers discussion forum and operates a blog.
Bike advice is a team blog founded by Deepak Raj way back in 2008. The inspiration for creation of this blog was that Deepak himself did not have any online resource when he planned his first bike purchase in 2005. Well done Deepak but as we know that there no lack of online resource for automobile in India.
Bike India is online presence of the Bike magazine in India. The blog publishes about auto news, reviews, test rides, specs of Indian bikes.
Business standard motoring is an Indian auto magazine that also provides online portal that publishes reviews, comparisons and much more about automobiles in India. The site also maintains a blog.
Car blog India is an online publication type team blog founded by Rohit Khurana. The blog publishes about latest auto launches, comparisons and reviews
People behind CarDekho.com claim that they are India’s number one car portal. The stats justify their claim too. Cardekho offers various online automobile related services and also maintain a blog just like may other sites do.
Car experts offer automobile advice, car comparison, an Android application and a listing of car dealers. They also maintain a blog to publish about latest news.
Crazy about cars is also an India automobile portal offering many services about automobile in India. The site maintains a blog too.
Drive Inside is an online portal launched with the intention of providing readers and buyers a scope to take informed decision about their automobile endeavors. The site maintains a blog. too.
India mart is a popular B2B portal that operates an auto section. The auto section of Indiamart is bit different from other auto sites and offers details about automobiles by various auto companies in India and also maintains a profile of auto companies in India. The site maintains a blog too.
The name itself is sufficient to make it clear that Indian Autos Blog is all about publishing information on Indian automobile industry. The blog is one of the largest auto blogs in India. The blog is maintained by a team of automobile enthusiasts.
Motor Beam is a team blog founded by Faisal Ali Khan in 2008 and maintained by a team of automobile enthusiasts.
OverDrive is a very popular name in Indian auto publishing. It is generally known to every Indian auto enthusiast. They have their online presence which does not seem to be as popular as they are offline but they are publishing quality information about various aspects of Indian automobile. OverDrive is maintained by Network 18, a leading name in news and publishing in India.
Team BHP is an online community rather a publication. The community consists of Indian auto lover and enthusiasts. They have active community, forum and because they are a community they declare themselves unbiased. They also do not accept any auto advertisements too.
As per the information provided by the site administrator Vicky.in is India’s #1 car and bike store. The site provides information about various automobile in India and you can also submit inquiry for a dealer to contact you. The also maintain a blog straight from the heart (very unique URL).
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