Huge chunk of petrol cars sold in 2019 by Hyundai.
The Indian car market is witnessing a substantial change in trend towards petrol cars. The shrinking price gap between petrol and diesel fuel price is further affecting the sales of diesel cars. Not to forget, the high pricing of a diesel variant, which is around Rs. 1 lakh more expensive than its petrol counterpart.
72.70 percent of Hyundai cars sold in 2019 were petrol while 27.30 percent were diesel units and 0.1 percent electric. 3,70,903 units of petrol cars were sold, 1,39,605 units of diesel and 292 units of electric (Hyundai Kona).
Hyundai’s top seller for 2019 was the Elite i20 with 1,23,201 units out of which 83 percent sales were from petrol. The Hyundai Grand i10 including Nios came in a close second selling 1,02,693 units with a whopping 97 percent sales from petrol.
The Hyundai Creta took the third spot scoring 99,736 units and here the diesel variants dominated with 69 percent sales coming from the oil burner. We can expect a spike in sales of Creta in 2020 with the new gen coming in.
The Tucson sales also witnessed majority share of diesel units at 59 percent. Santro is the only car in Hyundai’s lineup which doesn’t get a diesel engine option, hence 100 percent petrol sales. The electric-only Kona managed 292 units in 2019.
Hyundai Sales 2019
– 27.30 percent Hyundai cars sold in 2019 were diesel
– Hyundai Elite i20 was the top seller of the company
– Hyundai sold a total of 5,10,260 units in 2019