HMIL begins Hyundai AURA exports to 88 countries; showcases the BS 6 engine line-up that is manufactured at the flexible engine plant
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today rolled out of its 3 millionth vehicle for export - a Hyundai AURA global compact sedan headed to Colombia, from its plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai. Hyundai Motor India has achieved this export milestone in a period of a little over 20 years, which it claimed as a first in the country.
HMIL began its exports business in 1999 with a batch of 20 Santro hatchbacks to Nepal, and reached to first milestone of exporting 100,000 cars in October 2004. In 2008 Hyundai India exported its 500,000th car, followed by the 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 marks in 2010 and 2014, respectively. The company has retained its position as the leading exporter of passenger cars since inception for the last 20 years. In CY 2019, HMIL has exported 181,200 units, giving it a market share of 26 % when compared to the total exports of passenger cars from India. These export cars included 792 customised variants according to country-specific preferences.
Hyundai Motor India currently exports 10 models, namely ATOS (SANTRO), GRAND i10, XCENT, GRAND i10 (NIOS) and GRAND i10 (AURA), ELITE i20, i20 ACTIVE, ACCENT (VERNA), VENUE and CRETA. The company exports cars from India to 88 countries in four continents, with Latin America comprising the most markets.
SS Kim, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL, said the fastest Made-in-India 3 millionth export roll-out is a significant milestone as it showcases the global success story for brand Hyundai. The company began export operations in 1999 and created many milestones for which it thanks all its global customers and overseas distributors, he added.
Hyundai also showcased its flexible BS 6 engine plant, which produces both petrol and diesel engines. Hyundai also said its cars with BS 6 engine are compatible with both BS 6 and BS 4 fuels (petrol and diesel). The company’s R&D teams in Namyang (South Korea) and Hyderabad (India) have collaboratively worked to optimise and tune the BS 6 technology for its engines as per Indian driving conditions for maximum efficiency and cost-efficiency.