Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has produced over 8 million cars in the country ever since its inception in 1998. The 8 millionth car was the new Creta.
HMIL has sold 53,00,967 units in the Indian Market and 27,03,581 units in exports globally. The company targets to achieve 10 million units in the first half of 2021.
Hyundai rolled out its first millionth car, Santro, in 2006, just 8 years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. The Hyundai R&D Centre was set-up in Hyderabad in 2006 to offer steady support to Namyang R&D center and Hyundai Motor India plant.
Speaking of which, the plant is spread over 535 acres. A second plant in the same vicinity was setup in 2008 to meet the growing demands from domestic and overseas markets. Cumulative production capacity stands at 700,000 cars per annum.
“Hyundai is the only manufacturer to achieve this feat in the shortest span of time,” commented Y.K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL.
“Thanking 8 Million Customers and remembering their Brilliant Moments with Hyundai cars, we will be launching a series of activities and Emotionally Connecting Campaigns to mark the 20th year of excellence in Sales and Production in India,” he added.