Hyundai gets past 70 lakh production milestone

Hyundai had rolled out its first million car, a Santro, in 2006 just eight years after commencement of commercial production in 1998.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 21, 2016 8:10 pm
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Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Monday crossed the 70 lakh production milestone, within 18 years of rolling out its first vehicle in the country. The company’s manufacturing facility at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on Monday rolled out the seven millionth vehicle, a top variant of its sports utility vehicle Creta.

“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,” HMIL Managing Director and CEO Y K Koo said in a statement.

The company’s ‘Made in India’ products have impressed global and Indian customers alike, he added. “We now have to move to realise our vision as announced during our 20th year of foundation on May 6, 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,” Koo said.

Hyundai had rolled out its first million car, a Santro, in 2006 just eight 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. 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 for the past 12 years since 2004 with having dispatched 24,64,723 units till date to overseas locations.