The year 2018 turned out to be filled with success for the Korean carmaker Hyundai in India. The company launched the Hyundai Santro — the car that started it all for the carmaker twenty years ago — with a new, more modern approach. 2018 also witnessed the launch of the Hyundai Creta facelift and the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift.
In total, the company managed to sell 7.1 lakh units, out of which 1.6 lakh were exports whereas 5.5 lakh cars (550,002 to be exact) were sold in India. That is an increase of 4.3 per cent in comparison to the January – December 2017 sales of 527,320 units. The exports also increased by 6 per cent: from 150,901 units to 160,010 units. The cumulative sales of 710,012 in this year represents a growth of 4.7 per cent over the 678,221 units HMIL sold last year. In December 2018, the company despatched 42,093 cars, which is again an increment of 4.8 per cent.
HMIL’s National Sales Head, Vikas Jain said, “The Calendar Year 2018 has been an Year of Achievements for Hyundai Motor India, registering highest-ever domestic volume of 550,002 units with a growth of 4.3% on strong performance of the newly launched India’s Favourite Family Car – All New SANTRO along with GRAND i10, ELITE i20,CRETA and Next Gen VERNA under the Modern Premium Brand Direction with Best After Sales Service. Our blueprint for 2019 is to develop innovative mobility solutions and technologies that combine smart, connected and intelligent driving and transform peoples’ lives to A Happy Life.”