Hyundai claims that this is the fastest five million mark achieved by any manufacturer in the Indian passenger vehicle market.
Hyundai has produced a total of five million vehicles in India since it started producing cars in the country in 1998. The milestone car was a Hyundai Verna.
Hyundai rolled out its 1st millionth car, a Santro, in 2007 - in 8 years and 7 months post the commencement of its commercial production. The Korean company is India’s second largest car manufacturer, and has around 2,200 sales and service stations in the country as of now, including 422 rural outlets.
Commenting on the milestone, Y. K. Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “Hyundai has a remarkable journey in India by becoming the most loved and trusted brand by customers, partners and experts. Today we are very happy to roll out the 5 Millionth car with the next gen Verna in the Indian market, the fastest in the Industry symbolizing Hyundai's long-term commitment to the Indian market. Hyundai’s modern premium brand direction is a commitment to offer world class and benchmark products meeting customers aspirations. We will continue this momentum with strong efforts towards customer delight through unique experiences to customers. We thank our valuable customers and partners for their support and trust in Hyundai”.
Hyundai India currently exports to around 87 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. The company also has a R&D centre in Hydrabad. Presently, Hyundai’s present Indian portfolio includes the Eon, Grand i10, Xcent, i20, i20 Active, Verna, Creta, Elantra and Tucson.