Hyundai Has Sold 10 Lakh Made In India SUVs Till Now; Creta Grabs 60% Share In India, Globally
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is in celebration mode as it has accomplished the feat of having sold 1 million units in India.
The automaker now bears the prestigious title of being the No 1 “Made in India” SUV manufacturer.
A big chunk of the sales was driven by its Creta SUV which has sold over 8.1 lakh units cumulatively since its 2015 launch.
It has sold 5.5 lakh units in the Indian domestic market and over 2.2 lakh in the export market.
The Hyundai Venue has also made a significant impression in the Indian auto market as it has sold over 1.8 lakh units since its launch in 2019.
Its Status in the Indian Market
Hyundai’s lineup also includes the Tucson and Kona Electric in the SUV segment and is gearing up for the worldwide launch of its 7-seater SUV Alcazar.
Tarun Garg, HMIL’s director for sales, marketing and service has corroborated the same by saying that his firm has consistently adhered to the Make In India principle during its existence in the country.
He has also said that this accomplishment just goes to further prove its enduring popularity in India and admiration of Hyundai vehicles along with its manufacturing prowess.
He also expressed his gratitude towards the Indian fans who have embraced the brand and extended their love, support and loyalty.
He acknowledged the earlier days when Hyundai introduced the Tucson, Santa Fe and Terracan and the successes that have followed with the Venue and Creta.
The Indian auto market is banking on SUVs due to its high volume generation and profitability.
The Creta is officially the top selling SUV in India.
Currently HMIL faces competition from Maruti which is planning to launch its own SUV car which will be inspired by the Baleno.
It will be developing the car jointly with Toyota in Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL)’s Karnataka manufacturing facility.
Tata Motors is also speculated to enter the fray with its (codenamed) Blackbird, positioned to take on the dominance enjoyed by the Creta and Kia Seltos.
Creta fans and owners can look forward to a sequel of sorts.
Hyundai will launch the Alcazar on April 6, 2021.
It is a 7-seater SUV based on the Creta.
It will likely have a 1.5 l naturally aspirated or diesel or a 1.4 l turbo engine coming with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Other features include a touchscreen infotainment system, a new steering wheel, a 360 degree camera and a panoramic sunroof.
It will be positioned to take on the Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus.