Hyundai Completes 25 Years In India; Has Sold Over 9 Million Cars To Date
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Hyundai Completes 25 Years In India; Has Sold Over 9 Million Cars To Date

Being the second-largest automaker in the whole of India, Hyundai is a brand known to everyone. The Korean auto giant began its India mission back in May 1996 when its first facility began taking shape in Tamil Nadu. Official operations of the facility commenced in September 1998 and it went on to become Hyundai’s first integrated car manufacturing plant outside South Korea. In its 25 years of operations in the country, Hyundai has sold over 9 million (90 lakh) cars, invested over USD 4 billion, and has an export-market share encompassing 88 countries. From beginning its operations in the 1990s until the end of 2020, Hyundai India had already exported over 3 million (30 lakh) cars.

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Hyundai Santro Xing
The Xing was the successor to the original Santro

Hyundai’s locally-made cars accounted for 500,000 (5 lakh) exports back in 2008, that’s just a decade into its India story. In the next two years, by 2010, the automaker had moved a total of 1 million (10 lakh) units abroad. And by 2014, Hyundai had managed to export a total of 2 million cars to various foreign nations from India. As for its presence in the country itself, Hyundai currently boasts a sales distribution network of 1,154 official outlets. Moreover, the brand’s vast service network consists of a total of 1,298 official outlets dotted all over India. And in 2020, Hyundai bagged the title of the nation’s number one SUV brand by selling a total of 180,237 units.

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2020 Hyundai Creta front
The Creta is Hyundai’s best-selling car in India

Commenting on the occasion was S. S. Kim, MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. He said,

“Envisioning India at the heart of global manufacturing and commerce, Hyundai began its journey with the country 25 years ago towards mutual progress. Today, it gives us immense pride to have come this far together, developing a sustainable and thriving ecosystem leading to the collective evolution of the Indian Automotive Industry. Under the aegis of our global vision ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor India will continue to drive excitement across the market through innovation in products and services. As a part of our commitment to the nation, we will continue our efforts towards the betterment of society and communities ensuring the fruition of a brighter and greener future for the generation to come.”

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2020 Hyundai Santro
The all-new Santro

The very first Hyundai to be sold in India was the extremely popular and much loved Santro. Interestingly, the Santro was the first car developed in India which came with MPFI technology. MPFI stands for Multi-Point Fuel Injection and it was a big deal back in the noughties and early 2000s. Unlike a carburetor-based system, an MPFI system squirts fuel into the car’s engine in a more controlled and precise manner. This allows for better fuel efficiency, fewer emissions, and better thermal management of the engine. Today, Hyundai has a much wider choice of cars for the Indian market – including the all-new Santro. In total, there are currently about 11 different Hyundai models on sale in India.

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All-New Hyundai i20 front three quarter
The all-new i20 has witnessed strong sales

Of these, the all-new Hyundai Santro costs from Rs 4.67 Lakh to Rs 6.00 Lakh. Its elder sibling, the Grand i10 Nios is priced between Rs 5.19 Lakh and Rs 8.41 Lakh. The all-new i20 costs between Rs 6.80 Lakh to Rs 11.33 Lakh and the Verna between Rs 9.11 Lakh and Rs 15.20 Lakh.

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The all-new Verna’s sales have been decent

The Hyundai Aura costs from Rs 5.92 Lakh to Rs 9.30 Lakh, with the Elantra costing between Rs 17.83 Lakh and Rs 21.10 Lakh. Where the Venue is priced between Rs 6.87 Lakh and Rs 11.67 Lakh, the Creta costs from 10.00 Lakh to Rs 17.54 Lakh. Hyundai’s flagship, the Tucson, costs between Rs 22.55 Lakh and Rs 27.33 Lakh, with the Kona Electric retailing for between Rs 23.76 Lakh and Rs 23.95 Lakh.

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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric front three quarter
The facelifted Kona Electric will come to India

The only other Hyundai on sale in India is the Xcent Prime, which is meant for commercial operators. It costs between Rs 6.39 Lakh to Rs 7.23 Lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi. Aside from its current line-up, Hyundai has a few new cars coming to our market. This includes the facelifted Kona Electric and possibly the new i20 N-Line. Either way, India remains one of the Korean automaker’s prime markets anywhere in the world.

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