Hyundai India registers 10 percent growth in domestic sales

Hyundai India marked its five millionth car milestone with a Next Gen Verna in November. Also last month, 2,022 units of the new Verna were dispatched to Middle East market.

By: | Published: December 1, 2017 3:58 PM

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has registered domestic sales of 44,008 units for the month of November 2017 registering a growth of 10% over November last year, when the company sold 40,016 units. Just recently the South Korean brand marked its five millionth car milestone with a Next Gen Verna. Hyundai rolled out its 1st millionth car, a Santro, in 2007 in 8 years and 7 months post-commencement of commercial production in 1998 and continued the trend of setting benchmarks in the industry with its 3 millionth mark in less than 2 years and 8 months in July 2013 followed by next fastest 4 million mark in 2 years and 4 months in November 2015.

Commenting on the November sales performance, Rakesh Srivastava, Director - Sales & Marketing, HMIL, said “Hyundai volume of 44,008 units is a growth of 10% with a strong performance of the newly launched bestseller Next Gen Verna along with GRAND i10, ELITE i20 and CRETA. Due to the strong pull of festive demand on the strength of buoyant Rural markets, we hope to build on this positive momentum with cumulative retail sales of 200,000 units for the period September to December 2017. We have also strengthened our export with the first dispatch of 2,022 units of Made-in-India Next Gen VERNA to Middle East market from November 2017.”

Hyundai launched the next-gen Verna in India in August this year, and it went on to become an instant hit. There were 7000 bookings recorded for the new Verna in less than a month. Besides a fresh design and the 1.6-litre engine, some of the segment-first features that the Verna is equipped with led to its instant popularity.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna gets new features in its segments like front-ventilated seats and rear curtains. Also, it gets an eco-coating that controls and eliminates foul smell if any from the cabin. In terms of safety, the sedan gets active and passive safety features that include ISOFIX as standard, impact sensing auto-door lock and cornering lamps. Other than the new Verna, the Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta helped drive a strong sales performance for Hyundai.

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