Hyundai’s Chennai plant gearing up to produce Electric Vehicles


Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) is celebrating 20 years of operations in the country and as part of the celebrations, the company has shared few updates.

To begin with, the 435-acre Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai is “Future Ready” to meet the Safety and Emission Norms well in advance before its mandatory industry implementation in 2019. The plant is running at almost 100% capacity utilization and is equipped with over 590 robots, quality & testing capabilities along with engine plants to cater to global markets as well.


The company further said that its “Smart Plant” is gearing up to produce Electric Vehicles in India.

Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Said – “As a young and dynamic brand, Hyundai has implemented Smart Manufacturing 4.0 Practices with focus on Digitalization, Big Data and Data Analytics to produce superior and Zero Defect Cars with Robust and Fool-Proof Quality Checks and Assurance Systems. At our plant, the seamless synergy between human intelligence and precision of machines is a combination of science and arts to create the finest cars that are loved by the customers across the world.”

“As we look forward to the journey of next 20 Years, we will strengthen our commitment to the Indian market by launching 8 new products between 2018 – 2020 including an Electric SUV,” Koo added.

Hyundai has a couple of electric offerings in the international markets, one of which is the all-electric Kona that was revealed earlier this year. The company also has electric versions of Kia Niro and Kia KX3, both are based on the Creta platform.

Also Read: Hyundai produces 8 million cars in India in less than 20 years

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