The 3 millionth Hyundai car for export was the Aura compact sedan.
Hyundai India has rolled out its 3-millionth made-in-India car for export from its Chennai plant. To top it off, the milestone car is the carmaker’s recently launched compact sedan, the Aura. As of now, Hyundai Motor India exports 10 models- the Atos (Santro), Grand i10, Xcent, Grand i10 (Nios) and Grand i10 (Aura), Elite i20, i20 Active, Accent (Verna), Venue and Creta.
Globally, the Chennai-based carmaker exports made-in-India cars to 88 countries across Latin America (33 countries), Africa (28 countries), Asia Pacific (26 countries) and Europe (1 country).
In the APAC region, specifically in Saudi Arabia, both the Creta and Accent are the respective leaders of their segments with 40% and 33% market share, respectively. In Nepal, Hyundai is the leading brand in the overall passenger car market with a market share of 29%. In Africa, specifically in Libya, Hyundai says it is the No. 1 brand with 80% market share.
It was in the year 1999 that Hyundai began exporting cars. The first order? A batch of 20 Santros to Nepal. The brand had hit its first milestone of exporting 1 lakh cars in 4 years and 10 months, in October 2004. The milestone of exporting 5 lakh cars was achieved in March 2008, followed by 10 lakh cars and 20 lakh cars exported mark in February 2010 and March 2014 respectively.
In the calendar year 2019, Hyundai had a 26% market share in total exports of passenger cars from India.
Hyundai Export Milestone
– Hyundai has rolled out its 3-millionth made-in-India car for export
– The milestone car is the Hyundai Aura
– Hyundai began exporting cars in 1999