Here’s India’s Most Exported SUV; And It’s Not Kia Seltos Or Maruti/Tata!

Here's India's Most Exported SUV; And It's Not Kia Seltos Or Maruti/Tata!
Here’s India’s Most Exported SUV; And It’s Not Kia Seltos Or Maruti/Tata!

By registering a growth of 26.17% YoY, Hyundai’s  5 seater SUV,  Creta has become the country’s most exported SUV in 2021. 

Hyundai – Leading The Game

Last year, 32,799 units of the SUV were exported overseas from India. 

Prior to this, as many as 25 995 units of Creta were exported in the year-ago period.

The car manufacturer has in total exported 42 238 SUVs from India, last year. This included the models such as Venue and Creta Grand.

In the case of Venue, the exports figure stood at 7,698 units. At the same time for Creta Grand, it stood at 1,741 units.

Committing To Make In India Mission

Considering this milestone achievement for the calendar year 2021, Hyundai maintained its SUV leadership position in the domestic market.

It doesn’t end here as the company also claims that Creta encapsulates its commitment to the government’s ‘Make-in-India’ vision.

So far, the South Korean carmaker has already shipped over 2.62 lakh units of SUVs overseas.

In this, Creta has contributed over 93% to the total figure, along with Venue.

This way, the automaker becomes one of the leading SUV exporters in the country.

Hyundai Creta – A Big Success

The MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited, Un Soo Kim said, “Ever since its global debut, Creta has been a runaway success in domestic and international markets alike. It has (played a) strategic role in Hyundai’s Global SUV portfolio,”.

While expanding its export outreach, Hyundai India has launched models such as Creta, i20, Verna and Alcazar in select global markets last year. 

The company has also begun shipments of the new N Line and LPG variants of its existing models in some key markets abroad such as  South Africa and Peru, respectively.

Apart from this, the carmaker has added four new markets to its list of export countries including Chad, Dominica, Ghana and Laos.

Despite the global semiconductor crisis and intermittent lockdowns in various global markets last year, Hyundai India’s cumulative exports stood at 1,30 380 units registering a growth of 31.8 % over the year-ago period. 

This way, Hyundai witnessed a growth of 91 % in its export order book, which is partly caused by the pent-up demand of customers.

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