Hyundai is India’s second largest car manufacturer after Maruti Suzuki in India. The carmaker has rolled out its 8 millionth production unit, in India, which is the new 2018 Creta. The 8 million cars include sales in the domestic market and exports. Notably, Hyundai is the largest exporter of cars from India. The Korean manufacturer has sold 5,300,967 units of cars in the Indian market and exported 2,703,581 units globally.
The Korean brand entered India with the Santro hatchback in 1998, and touched the 1 million unit production mark after 8 years, in 2006. Since then, Hyundai has been producing 1 million cars in just 18-19 months, on an average, which shows the growing demand for the brand.
Mr. Y.K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said,
“Evolution of a Revolution is Hyundai’s DNA. Today marks a momentous and landmark day in the history of Hyundai Motor India with the achievement of 8 Millionth Milestone. Hyundai is the only manufacturer to achieve this feat in the shortest span of time while strengthening our Manufacturing Excellence, Customer Experience, Marketing Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility. In our evolving journey to becoming India’s most Loved and Trusted brand, we have pushed the boundaries and taken on new challenges at every step. Our vision is to deliver on the promise of becoming the ‘Lifetime Partners in Automobile and beyond’. I dedicate this achievement to our valuable customers and every member of the Hyundai family.”
Currently, Hyundai offers a range of cars in the Indian market starting with the Eon. The Hyundai Tucson is its top-of-the-line product, in India. The manufacturer offers a long list of features through the model line-up that attracts a lot of customers.
The brand recently launched the new Creta with features like a sunroof, wireless phone charging and cruise control. Soon, an all-new hatchback will be launched in India, which is codenamed AH2 and is likely to be called Santro. Hyundai also plans to launch a sub 4-meter SUV and Kona electric in the Indian market, in the future.