Superior engineering, reliability and value for money define Hyundai cars in India. It’s for these characteristics that they struck an instant chord with the Indian customers, especially with the middle class customers with its models in the B segment such as the Santro and the i10.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), is the second largest car manufacturer in India and the largest passenger car exporter. It currently has 10 car models across segments – Eon, Santro, i10, Grand i10, i20, Xcent, Verna, Elantra, Sonata and Santa Fe. HMIL has consistently been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years and accounts for 48 per cent of the total exports of passenger cars from India.
- HMIL has a modern multimillion dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad
- HMIL has consistently been India’s number one car exporter for the last 10 years
- It has a market share of 48 per cent of the total exports of passenger cars from India
- HMIL currently has 388 strong dealer network and more than 1000 strong service points across India
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
HMIL forms the major chunk of HMC’s global exports, with supplies to around 85 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL began exporting cars in 1999 when it exported a batch of 20 Santros to Nepal and it reached the first milestone of exporting 100,000 cars in four years and 10 months in October 2004. In October 2005, it exported its 200,000th car followed by its 300,000th and 400,000th car in October 2006 and August 2007 respectively. By exporting the millionth car in February 2010, HMIL became the ‘fastest’ Indian passenger car manufacturer to achieve this stupendous milestone in a record time.
To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has a 388-strong dealer network and more than 1000 service points across India which will see further expansion. HMIL also operates its own dealerships known as Hyundai Motor Plazas in large metros across India. HMIL has the second largest sales and service network in India.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) was formed in the year 2006 with the purpose of giving back to society and to initiate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). HMIF, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, organises the ‘Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers camp’. As part of the initiative, students from India and Korea are work together towards a common cause of community development. The activities in the camp are focussed on education and renovation activities.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai has advanced production mechanism and testing capabilities. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a centre of excellence in automobile engineering.
Hyundai Motors deploy cutting-edge materials and new technologies in the development of chassis parts to secure unrivalled riding comfort, driving performance and safety. Chassis parts that have undergone advanced virtual analyses and passed numerous tests and standards to deliver world class performance.
Their top priority is developing vehicles that offer greater protection to its occupants. In addition to satisfying all of the particular crash requirements of various countries around the world, they also receive top marks in new car assessments from prominent safety institutions in those countries and secured the highest safety ratings in all regions.