Hyundai India has crossed the 8 million cars production milestone in India today. With this the Korean car maker becomes the second largest automaker in India after Maruti Suzuki.
Hyundai now has around 16 per cent of all car sales in the country with this feat. Maruti Suzuki had announced their 20 million production milestone just a few days back and today Hyundai did their 8 million mark. It may be recalled that Hyundai started making cars in India in 1998 and the Santro was their very first model. Hyundais 8th millionth car to roll out from the production line was the 2018 Creta.
The Santro sold more than 1.85 Million units worldwide from the Hyundai India manufacturing Plant. The Korean giant rolled out its first Million car as the Santro in 2006 which was just 8 years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. Hyundai Motor India has sold 5,300,967 unitsin the Indian Market and 2,703,581 unitsin exports globally.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, 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. Thanking 8 Million Customers and remembering their Brilliant Moments with Hyundai cars, we will be launching a series of activities and Emotionally Connecting Campaigns to mark the 20th year of excellence in Sales and Production in India. “
Hyundai Motor India’s Sales Milestones
|1 Million||2006||7 Yrs 6 Months|
|2 Million||2008||2 yrs 7 Months|
|3 Million||2010||1 Yr 9 Months|
|4 Million||2012||1 yr 7 Months|
|5 Million||2013||1 Yr 6 Months|
|6 Million||2015||1 yr 7 Months|
|7 Million||2016||1 Yr 5 Months|
|8 Million||2018||1 yr 7 Months|
|Total||19 Years 6 Months|