Hyundai crosses 25 lakh car production

Hyundai crosses 25 lakh car production

New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer, crossed the 25 lakh cars mark from its production facility at Sriperumbedur, close to Chennai.

Hyundai Motor India started production at Sriperumbedur in 1998 and the first car launched was Santro. Till date its total cumulative sales are around 15 lakh units.

Out of the total 25 lakh units that were produced approximately 16 lakh units were sold in the country while as the remaining 9 lakh units were exported. The exported models include Santro, i10, i20, Accent and the Getz.

“It is a proud moment for Hyundai as it is not only the second manufacturer to have achieved this but also the fastest," said Arvind Saxena, senior vice president, marketing and sales.

He attributed the success of Hyundai India to its overseas market. “Our achievements have to be seen in the context of what we have also achieved in the overseas market. Before Hyundai Motor India started exporting ‘Made-in-India’ cars hardly had any presence in the international market.Today they are present in over 100 countries and Indian made cars are acceptable in terms of quality and performance," he said.