The Kuttukaran Group

Kuttukaran is the parent company of leading automobile dealerships for global brands across Kerala and beyond. Our experience of over 75 years uniquely positions us to expand our footprint across the country. Building on the foundation of our automobile business, we have diversified in different directions.

We believe that we are defined not only by where we want to go, but what kind of a traveller we want to be.




In the year 1939, Mr. K. P. Paul started his business career with Popular Washing Home. He dared the tradition and society in this path breaking venture. It was a roaring success in six months time. This venture brought forth his daring nature that remained the backbone of his life and business in the years to come. He was a born leader and believed in employee empowerment and satisfaction. He had motivated employees who delivered impeccable customer service.

Mr. KP Paul was a visionary. In the year 1941 he diversified into tyre , tube vulcanizing and battery restoration business. When the 2nd world war came to a closure, he found ample opportunity in the spare parts business by procuring the surplus spare parts of military vehicles. In the year 1944, he established Popular Automobiles, perhaps India’s largest chain store dealing in spare parts. The business grew by exponential proposition and catapulted him to fame. He further forayed into imported and new automobile parts. It had a pan India presence with offices at Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Calcutta.



Where we want to go

Our Vision

Kuttukaran will be the world’s most admired corporate by progressively delivering greater value through entrepreneurship within.

How we will get there


With you in your first car for a nervous spin, through flat tyres, servicing and unexpected turns. We share your joy and are ready with the tool box before you know you need it. Every part must be genuine – in automobiles and in business.

Individual integrity and complete transparency are non – negotiable at Kuttukaran.

Up and running at a moment’s notice, always ready to go where you want to go; automobiles inspire us to be just like them – dependable, active and happy to go that extra mile.

Service doesn’t stop with our customers. We care for us people, enabling growth for our workforce and beyond.

We share your passion for adventure and the beauty of the automobile – whether it is enabling your foray into new territory in business or an eventful road trip.

Entrepreneurship drives us. We have always dared to pave our own path.

We know our cars, our business and our land like the back of our hand. Besides experience, we have the enthusiasm to share it. In our pursuit of excellence, knowledge is key.

The best journeys are those where everyone has a part to play. We value our fellow travellers (employees, associates and partners), their goals and wisdom.

Kuttukaran is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity.

The parts of

Our Group

Today Kuttukaran is a highly diversified business Group with a combined turnover of over 5000 crores, employing over 10,000 people across Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Led by the second and third generation of entrepreneurs after K.P. Paul, Kuttukaran is one of the largest networks of automobile retailers, associated with brands like Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars, Jaguar and Land Rover, TATA Motors, Bharat Benz, Ather and Piaggio. The education wing of Kuttukaran houses the Kuttukaran Institute for HRD a vocational training centre and the Kuttukaran Polytechnic College, offering Diploma courses in various engineering disciplines. K. P.Paul Foundation is the charity arm of the Group, empowering women to start their own entrepreneurship, thereby providing jobs to other women as well.

The business verticals under the Dealership business of the Group include New Vehicle Sale, Automobile Service, Bodyshop, Used Vehicle Sale, Driving School, Spares and Accessories, Vehicle Insurance and Vehicle Finance. A 24x7x365 Customer Care Centre ensures instant reach for the Customers to any of our services on offer.

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Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025

Vision Honda

Riva Towers
33/2303A, Palm Street, Swamipady,
Perandoor Road, Elamakkara,
Ernakulam – 682026


Jaguar Land Rover
Sy No 8/2, Near Venkatala
Bagalur cross, Yelahanka
Bengaluru – 560064


Riva Towers
33/2303A, Palm Street, Swamipady,
Perandoor Road, Elamakkara,
Ernakulam – 682026

Prabal Trucking

Prabal Motors Private Limited,
Sf.No.149/2, Arasur Village, Avinashi Main Road,
Near Reliance Petrol Bunk, Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu – 641407.

Popular Auto Dealers

Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Ernakulam – 682025


Door no: 67, 1532, Chittoor Rd,
Kacheripady, Ernakulam – 682018

KIHRD corporate office

Kuttukaran Institute for Human resource development
Manakkappadi-Manjaly Road
Karumalloor P O, N.Paravur
Ernakulam -683511
Ph : 0484-2390516

Kuttukaran Polytechnic College

Kuttukaran Technical campus -1
Manakkappadi – Manjaly road,
Karumalloor P O
N. Paravur
Ernakulam -683511


Popular Vehicles was amongst the first batch of dealers appointed by Maruti Suzuki in the country, Established in the year 1984 by opening Maruti’s 1st outlet in the State of Kerala at Trivandrum. Our company has evolved rapidly over the years and we have grown from strength to strength. Our dedication and innovation have ensured synonymy of Popular with Maruti in Kerala. After establishing the business in Kerala we forayed into Chennai in the year 2002, perhaps the first dealer in the country to be offered a territory outside its home state. We have one of the largest networks for Maruti in the country consisting of 7 Arena, 5 NEXA, 1 Commercial, 42 Service centers, 6 Used Car outlets and 6 Driving Schools. We have always been the top of the mind dealer for Maruti and have been rated amongst the best for Innovation, Human Resource Development, Operating System and Consistency of performance.

We have always functioned as an Automobile Corporate by employing professionals to run the business and this is amply reflected in the empowerment and entrepreneurship we bestow on our employees. The company has always stuck to its core values of Respect for people, Customer Focus, Honesty & Trust, Knowledge & Expertise and Entrepreneurship. Our endeavour is to attain leadership in the country by keeping the focus on customer satisfaction and setting benchmarks for others to tread. Owing to our uniqueness our success story has been adopted by IIM Ahmadabad as a case study for aspiring Management Students.

We are employee intensive and we strongly believe that it has always been our inherent strength. We will continue on our endeavour to nurture and develop our employees by providing them with immense opportunities to grow and take up higher and challenging responsibilities and be a part of the success and growth of our Organization.


1. John K Paul (Managing Director)
2. Francis K Paul (Whole Time Director)
3. Naveen Philip (Director)
4. Jacob Kurian (Independent Director)
5. Preeti Reddy (Independent Director)
6. Rahul G Kurup (Nominee Director)


Popular Vehicles & Services Ltd
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
Phone: 0484 2341134, 2340143
Fax: 0484 2340755


Prabal Trucking started operations in the last quarter of the calendar year 2012. We operate in 14 districts of western Tamil Nadu for BHARATBENZ with 2 world class Sales & Service infrastructure at Coimbatore & Salem .Our command area includes key markets of Coimbatore,Sankari, Namakkal .Our Sales & Service infrastructure at Coimbatore & Salem have helped Prabal in redefining the way CV trucks are sold & serviced in Tamil NAdu. We offer a world class state of the art service infrastructure with 24 bays to offer service our customers.Over the last 24 months Prabal has helped over 1000 truck owners to experience the international brand of Daimler and become proud owners of BHARATBENZ trucks . Our delivery process is a benchmark in the industry to welcome a customer in to the BHARATBENZ family.Prabal has been taking an innovative approach to drive up the adoption rate of BHARATBENZ in our command Area of Western Tamil Nadu across markets like Salem, Nammakal, Sankari, Tiruppur , Coimbatore and Hosur.The focus is on seeding the BHARATBENZ trucks in Large Fleet ( LFO) customers enabling them experience the BHARATBENZ brand . We have pioneered the innovative concept of master Driver Trainers .Post the delivery of the vehicles to customers, Our Master Driver Trainers travelled on vehicles & guided the customers’ drivers to extract quality performance from the vehicle in the initial trips. Effort is being made to make update the customers drivers driving skills & re orient their driving habits. This enable the customers driver to obtain significantly better performance from their vehicles.We also offer back to back loaded trials for customers on routes his current vehicles are plying and establish performance .Under this a BHARATBENZ demo truck is offered to customer to transport his payload on proof of concept using our demo vehicles. This gave the customer a no commitment opportunity to experience the brand.Prabal has focussed on customers ‘needs and help him providing a trucking solution. We have essentially helped our customers to focus on their business while we take care of their transportation needs. We have helped BHARATBENZ bring in a “‘ whole new trucking experience” for the Western Tamil Nadu truck customer.We have been awarded BHARATBENZ Trajectory Next Award by BHARATBENZ for being part of the state team to cross 1000 vehicles.The focus is on offering a right product and then partner the customer in helping him derive value from his BHARATBENZ trucks..Towards this we have consistently been with the customer helping him attain better performance thru the BHARATBENZ way of trucking. Our Sales teams track the customer operations before sale and after he has come in to the BHARATBENZ family. We offer a unique service of our master driver trainers to coach & mentor our customer’s drivers to get better fuel mileage of the trucks.The relationship start with the customer buying the truck and then we track and manage the customer during his entire life cycle with BB. Our telecalling teams interact with customers on regular basis educating them on service requirement. Our feedback tracker both at the time of sales and subsequent service visit enable us to understand customer perceptions and offer greater customer experience.We track their usage..vehicle performance and thru the BB centralised Pan India call centre offer Break down assistance across the country.We at Prabal have focussed on offering great customer experience to our customers . We have been rated in the top 3 dealership on customer Service experience ..We have been awarded BB Trajectory award for being a topper in offering assistance for our customer in the event of break down .We reach the customer within 4 hours and ensure that the vehicle is back on road in over 90% f the instances within 24 hours…The customer has acknowledged this thru his repeated purchase of trucks from us.BHARATBENZ Trajectory Next Award 20141. 24*7 RSA – Achieved recovery in 24 hrs. (Service)
2. 24*7 RSA- Achieved < 4 hrs reach time. (Service)
3. State to cross 1000 sales Tamilnadu.