Hyundai sales jump 42% in Jan 2010

Hyundai sales jump 42% in Jan 2010

New Delhi: The country’s second largest carmaker, Hyundai Motor India, on Monday reported 41.60% growth in sales at 52,635 units in January 2010.

The company had sold 37,171 units in January 2009.

Domestic sales during the month rose by 40.85% to 29,601 units compared to 21,016 units in the same month last year, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a statement.

The domestic sales in January are the highest since 1998 when HMIL launched its flagship Santro in September, it added.

“We have started the year on a right note and we hope the momentum will continue with the help of the stimulus package offered by the government," HMIL director (Marketing and Sales) Arvind Saxena said.

Exports of the company grew 42.58% to 23,034 units from 16,155 units in the year-ago period, it added.

In its A2 segment (Santro, i10, i20 and Getz Prime), the company sold 47,104 units, while in the A3 segment (Accent and Verna) sales were at 5,502 units.

The A5 segment (Sonata Transform) of HMIL witnessed sales of 29 units, while its SUV Tucson had no takers during the month.