Hyundai Motor India sales up 12%

Hyundai Motor India sales up 12%

New Delhi: The country’s second-largest carmaker Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Saturday reported 12.4% increase in total sales to 57,808 units in September.

The company sold 51,444 units in the corresponding year-ago period, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a statement.

In the domestic market, the company’s sales grew by 13.2% to 35,955 units from 31,756 units in same month last year, it added.

Exports of the company also increased by 11% during the month under review to 21,853 units from 19,688 units in the year-ago period, the statement said.

Commenting on the sales performance, HMIL director (marketing and sales) Arvind Saxena said: “We will launch our much awaited compact car Eon this month. In spite of a sluggish market we expect Eon to boost our sales and increase market share."

In the A2 segment (Santro, i10 and i20), the company sold 49,552 units, while in the A3 segment (Accent and Verna), sales stood at 8,051 units.

The A5 segment (Sonata Transform) of HMIL witnessed sales of seven units, while its new SUV Santa Fe attracted 198 buyers during the month.