Hyundai produces Creta’s top-end version as its 7 millionth car, it has achieved 70 lakh production milestone
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Monday achieved 70 Lakh production milestone within 18 years of rolling out its first ever vehicle in the country. The company’s manufacturing facility at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on Monday rolled out the seven -millionth vehicle, which was the top variant of its sports utility vehicle Creta.
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“HMIL has always set benchmarks specifically in terms of quality and customer delight by introducing various new products with new technology and design in the Indian market, demonstrating superior manufacturing prowess,” HMIL Managing Director and CEO Y K Koo said.
The Hyundai company’s ‘Made in India’ products have impressed international and national customers alike, he added. “We now have to move to apprehend our vision as announced on May 6, 2016 during our 20th year of foundation. Our vision of being a market leader, having a great place to work, being the most loved and trusted brand with modern premium brand essence to touch 10 million units within the first half of 2021.
Earlier, in 2006 Hyundai had rolled out its first million car, a Santro, just eight years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. Thereafter, the production picked up momentum, with the next million milestone being achieved within an average of 18-19 months. The five -millionth car was flagged off in October 2013 by the company’s brand ambassador ShahRukh Khan. The maker of Grand i10 and Creta has held the top automobile exporter position consistently over the past 12 years since 2004 with having dispatched 24,64,723 units till date to overseas locations.
According to a report, the company is looking forward to release an upgraded model of Santro. This new model will be based on a new platform and is likely to be powered by an 800cc or a 1.0 litre Kappa petrol engine and will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Unlike the previous Santro, the new model will give away the tall-boy stance and the company will also make changes to its exterior as well interiors to attract more buyers. The new Hyundai Santro will be larger than the older model and is expected to look more up market than the older version.
Description: Hyundai produces its 7 Millionth Car in India.