Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Monday said it has cumulatively sold over 10 lakh ‘Made in India’ sport utility vehicles (SUV) to date in domestic as well as export markets.
The Hyundai Creta has been a best seller for the company since its launch in 2015, recording cumulative sales of over 5.9 lakh units in the domestic market and over 2.2 lakh units in the export market. Similarly, HMIL has sold over 1.8 lakh units of Venue, introduced in 2019, in the domestic market.
Besides Venue and Creta, the company also has Tucson and Kona Electric in its SUV range, while its 7-seater SUV Alcazar is expected to make a global debut soon.
Hyundai’s started its journey in the SUV segment with the Terracan in 2003 and it was a premium offering at that time. Later, with the arrival of Santa Fe and Tucson models, Hyundai became India’s favorite brand for the SUV segment. Then came Hyundai Creta and Venue which changed the game for Hyundai.
Commenting on the landmark achievement, Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India, said, “We are extremely grateful for the love and trust our customers have presented in Hyundai branded SUVs. As frontrunners in the introduction of revolutionary technologies, we continue to establish new milestones and redefine benchmarks across segments. With over 1 Million cumulative SUV sales in domestic and export markets, we have reiterated the promise of Make-in-India over nearly two and a half decades of our presence in India. This achievement also epitomizes our manufacturing excellence and the unconditional admiration for the Hyundai brand in India. Our journey towards SUV leadership was initiated by brands such as Tucson, Santa Fe, and Terracan. Now we have witnessed exponential growth in the segment with the launch of contemporary brands like Creta and Venue that have quickly gone on to become well-established household names”.