One can say without too much doubt that Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have been the two states that attracted the most number of automobile manufacturers.  However Gujarat and Karnataka are also emerging as manufacturing destinations.  Honda Motorcycles and Scooters has announced that it will be setting up its next plant in Karnataka, while Toyota is already there.  In Gujarat, apart from GM at Halol, Tata have their Nano plant in Sanand and it is being said that Maruti Suzuki and Ford have evinced setting up new plants in this state.  The latest news now is that Hero Honda or Hero MotoCorp now, is interested in setting up a plant either in Karnataka or Gujarat.  Will Hero set up a factory near that of its erstwhile collaborator Honda?  Only time will tell.