New Delhi: Korean car major Hyundai said on Wednesday it has got approval for supplying vehicles to government institutions for the first time since it set up shop in India in 1996.
The mid-sized sedan Accent GLE, has been selected by the Government of India for its fleet of official cars, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a statement.
The Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) in the Department of Supplies under the Ministry of Commerce, the central purchase and quality assurance organisation of the Union Government, has approved the Accent GLE for use by all government departments across the country, it added.
Commenting on the development, Arvind Saxena, senior vice-president (marketing and sales), HMIL, said it was a welcome acknowledgement of the company’s products.
“This (government supplies) is an important market for us and the Accent is the right product for this category of users with its compact size, high fuel efficiency and time tested performance,” he added.
With this, Hyundai Motor India, which currently sells around 1,000 units of the Accent GLE a month, expects to increase the user base of the sedan, the statement added.
The Accent will be supplied to all government agencies at the Union and state levels at a special rate, it said without specifying details.
The DGS&D is also currently evaluating the Hyundai Verna and Sonata models for registration as approved automobiles for acquisition by government bodies, it added.