Hyundai India has wheeled out the 7 millionth vehicle from the state of the art facility in Sriperumpudur near Chennai. The coveted vehicle was a top of the trim, white Creta AT, which rolled off the production lines with MD, Mr. Y.K Koo and VP production, Mr. Ganesh Mani S. in the driver’s seat. The South Korean automaker aims to achieve sales landmark of 10 Million units by First half of 2021. Just so you know, the 5 millionth car was flagged off in October 2013 by the company’s brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan.
At an intimate event, congratulating employees on this very significant achievement, an exuberant Mr. Y.K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “ HMIL has always set new benchmarks in terms of quality and customer delight by introducing new products with new technology and design to the Indian market, demonstrating superior manufacturing prowess. Our ‘Made in India’ products have impressed global and Indian customers alike. We now have to move to realize our vision as announced during our 20th year of foundation on May 6th 2016, of being the Market Leader, Great place to work, Most loved and trusted brand with Modern premium brand essence to touch 10 million units within the first half of 2021. I thank each one for his commitment towards making HUYNDAI, the most loved and trusted brand in India.”
He further expressed on behalf of Hyundai, his sincere appreciation and gratitude to the government of Tamil Nadu for their contribution in the company's success. The South-Korean automaker has held the top exporter position consistently for 12 years since 2004 with a volume of 24,64,723 to date, while being instrumental in making Chennai port vibrant. Also with this feat, the company achieved the distinction of being the second best position amongst its overseas peers, only after China, in Hyundai Motor Group and the first auto manufacturer, in India to achieve this feat in a record time within 18 years of commercial operation, proving once again that it can cross the 1 million mile stone, at an average of every 18 months. The company rolled out its first million car, a Santro, in 2006 just 8 years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. Thereafter, production picked up momentum, with the next million milestone being achieved within an average of 18-19 months.