Hyundai Motor India Ltd has recorded sales of 52,005 units in the domestic market and also exported 8,100 units, registering a cumulative sales of 60,105 units in January 2021. The brand shows 23.8% growth when compared to the sales from January 2020, which were 42,002 units in the domestic market. Furthermore, Hyundai exported 19% fewer units compared to the same period recording 10,000 units sold in January 2020. Cumulatively, Hyundai has pegged 15.6% growth with 60,105 units sold in January 2021 compared to 52,002 units sold in January 2020.
The high double-digit growth at the beginning of the Calendar Year 2021 is credited to the brand’s innovative products such as the all-new Creta SUV, the new Verna sedan and the all-new i20 hot hatchback, showcasing domination over a range of segments. Hyundai retails 11 vehicle models in its India portfolio which includes the entry-level hatchback Santro, Grand i10, Grand i10 NIOS, the all-new i20 premium hatchback, Hyundai Aura compact sedan, the Venue compact SUV, the new Verna sedan, the all-new Creta SUV, Elantra premium sedan, the new 2020 Tucson SUV and the Kona all-electric SUV.
Recently, Hyundai announced that the Click to Buy platform had received over 4,300 bookings and registered over 7 million visitors with more than 54,000 enquiries, since its inception. The Click to Buy platform has also been revamped last month with a better user interface and enhanced for better functioning which involves fewer interventions and reduced dependency from the Sales Consultants. The On-Road price of the cars is also available without having the user to log-in to the application. The new digital platform allows customers to explore and book Hyundai cars from the safety of their homes, especially in the COVID-pandemic situation.
In addition, Hyundai undertook the first-ever eco-friendly export operation via railways to Nepal and became the first manufacturer to export vehicles from India via the route. The first consignment of 125 vehicles was loaded from Walajabad Railway Hub situated close to Hyundai’s Irungattukottai production facility in Chennai and the vehicles were transported to Nautanwa in Sonauli, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border. Apart from being eco-friendly, the export time has also been cut down from 8 days to 5 days.