Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second-largest carmaker in the country in terms of volumes sold, released its sales report for March 2021. The South Korean carmaker registered a cumulative sales of 64,621 units for the month, as against 32,279 units for the same period last year, which translates to year-on-year growth of about 100 per cent. In the domestic market, HMIL sold 52,600 units in March 2021 as compared to 26,300 units in March 2020. Hyundai Motor India Ltd is the largest exporter in the country which also gets reflected in the export figure, which stood at 12,021 units for March 2021 as against 5,979 for the same period last year. The company mentioned that models like Creta, Venue, Verna, Nios and the all-new i20 accounted for the maximum of the sales.
The Upcoming 7-Seater SUV ‘Alcazar’
In terms of exterior design, Alcazar will have a lot of resemblance with the Creta, plus a longer rear end to accommodate the third row of seats. The engine options still remain in doubt, as sources suggest that the SUV could come with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine borrowed from the Elantra. There is strong speculation that Alcazar will also offer the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, the same as the ones in the new Creta. Alcazar will have two seating options, a 6-seater form with second-row as captain seats and a 7-seater form with a bench in the second row. Hyundai recently released some official images of the interiors and exteriors of the 6-seater version, which shows a large armrest in the centre for the 2nd row of seats, a cubby hole in the centre that may have a wireless charging option.
Hyundai India And Its Road Ahead
In terms of sales figure, HMIL is putting on some great numbers, especially in the SUV segment with Creta and Venue. Creta is selling like hot pancakes in the country with waiting time crossing 9 months in few cities. With the launch of Alcazar, Hyundai Motors India Limited will look to lure in more customers to its showrooms and grab a larger market share.