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Hyundai Motor India Surpasses 1 Million Unit Sales of i20 Models

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• Introduced in 2008, i20 embraces Hyundai’s modern premium brand direction
• i20, Elite i20 & i20 Active Cumulative sales Crossed 1 Million

New Delhi, July 21, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter today announced that its premium compact hatchback i20 has achieved 1 million units in global sales. “Made in India and Made for the world” i20 is the most awarded car in the Indian automobile landscape winning as many as 34 awards since inception. The premium Elite i20 also won the prestigious Indian Car of the year (ICOTY) in 2015. i20’s winning prestigious ICOTY award is a true expression of Hyundai’s commitment to become a Modern Premium Brand adding Brilliant Moments to its customers’ lives.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Y.K. Koo - MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), said, “Reaching this historic mark is a testament to Hyundai i20’s staying power and the global appeal of a vehicle that delivers sporty design, functionality and class-leading performance.We are extremely delighted that i20 models have achieved this milestone of 1 million global sales and met the aspirations of Indian and Global customers. Hyundai is Modern Premium brand that offers quality, innovation and value for money with awards winning cutting-edge technology, styling and performance. Hyundai is committed towards fulfilling the customers’ aspirations and will continue to evolve its products as per the ever changing market trends.”

i20 was launched in India in 2008 with its most acclaimed fluidic sculpture design language. Since its introduction, the i20 has redefined the premium compact category and offered a sporty, dynamic and an innovative driving experience to customers in India and overseas. Today the i20 stands for Hyundai’s Make in India-Made for World, manufacturing excellence and company’s commitment to provide world class mobility solutions to customers across the globe.

Sales details:
 

Brand Launched Date Domestic Exports Total
i20 29 Dec,2008 367,146 389,889 757,035
Elite i20 11 Aug,2014 205,441 16,603 222,044
i20 Active 17 Mar,2015 30,877 7,154 38,031
Grand Total 1,017,110

 

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Hyundai Launches 2nd Phase of ‘Happy Move – Save Our Heritage’ Initiative

No. 21812 07 201639 hit

·         HMIL associates with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) for the awareness drive

·         17th Happy Move - Over 100 Global Youth Volunteers Camp to support the initiative at 4 heritage sites & 4 schools in Delhi

New Delhi, July 12, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched its Second Phase of its global CSR campaign - Happy Move - ‘Save Our Heritage’ at 4 heritage sites in Delhi. The initiative is undertaken in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and involves a School Contact Program for reaching out to schools students.

Hyundai will conduct awareness drive (July 11- 21, 2016) with over 100 Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers (80 from S.Korea and 24 from India) at the heritage sites of Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Old Fort and Hauz Khas. The volunteers will undertake maintenance activities to preserve the amenities, gardens and will conduct awareness drives to educate the visitors about the value of our heritage.

Further to spread the message amongst children, volunteers will also conduct School Contact Programme at 4 Delhi-Tamil association (DTEA) Senior Secondary School at Lodhi Estate, R.K.Puram, INA Market and Mandir Marg. Volunteers will conduct school premises cleaning, school wall designing, maintenance of gardens and design competitions to generate a creative and innovative study environment.

On the occasion of the launch of 2nd phase, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava Sr. VP - Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India is leading to make an on-ground impact in thinking and generating importance for our rich heritage. This association for ‘Save Our Heritage’ campaign will help us to reach out to masses on the significance of our heritage. We believe heritage is a universal asset that influences and inspires people of all ages and backgrounds. ‘Happy Move’ is a step to ‘Save Our Heritage’ by sensitizing the people to understand the value of our heritage in our lives for which, we are conducting maintenance and awareness programs at four heritage sites of national significance.”

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official said, “We are happy to associate with Hyundai Motor India for this noble cause of preserving heritage monuments. Earlier this year, the activity was conducted at 4 monuments and we are positive that such initiatives will bring the change in public outlook towards heritage. We believe, there is an immediate need to create awareness at different intervals amongst people to make them understand the value of heritage”.

Earlier this year the 16th Happy Move volunteer campaign was conducted at 4 heritage sites Safdarjung Tomb, Qutub Minar, Old Fort and Firoz Shah Kotla. Alongside, the program also reached out to over 2,300 students across 4 schools close to these monuments in Delhi through School Contact Program which also involved cultural exchange with the volunteer Korean students.

The Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers are selected by Hyundai Motor Company with a view to create a global community around the principals of sharing. Currently in its 17th edition, the volunteer program has sent over 3,000 volunteers to India till date who have been instrumental in creating a meaningful difference to lives of people in over 65 villages around Chennai. The Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers have helped create sanitation facilities for over 500 families, provided school infrastructure that has helped 180 schools and over 90,000 students.

 

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Photo Caption: Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Senior VP Sales & Marketing Hyundai, Mr BS Jong Director Sales & Marketing, Hyundai, Janhwij Sharma Director, Culture & World Heritage

 

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Hyundai Honors Ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal With 1st Anniversary Edition of The Indian Car of the Year 2016 - CRETA

No. 21708 07 201669 hit

New Delhi, July 07, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest car manufacturer today honored Ms. Saina Nehwal by handing-over the 1st Anniversary Edition of Indian Car of The year - Creta. Celebrating the grand success of the most awarded SUV of the year - CRETA, Hyundai is proud to present the 1st Anniversary Edition to the Badminton Icon of India - Ms. Saina Nehwal, for celebrating her win in Australian Open Championship.

Saina Nehwal (26) is amongst the most decorated athletes in the country having won Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan in 2016 besides winning an Olympic Bronze at the 2012 London Olympiad for India.

Commenting on occasion, Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Ms. Saina is Badminton Icon of India. Her consistent performance has elevated this sport’s enthusiasm to a great level of admiration among badminton lovers globally. Creta - the Perfect SUV and the Indian Car of the Year 2016, is an ICON in SUV segment. Creta with its superior performance and style along with strong body structure is a Perfect SUV for global customers. ”

On the occasion, Ms. Saina Nehwal said, “It is an honor and wonderful experience for me and I would like to thank Hyundai for honoring me with the 1st Anniversary Edition of Creta. It’s motivation for every athlete to receive the recognition for his/her hard-work and achievements. I am quite confident and will give my best efforts in upcoming tournaments to bring pride to my nation and fellow countrymen.”

Hyundai has always connected with sports enthusiasts by its presence in global sporting activities like FIFA World Cup and UEFA championship, Golf, World Rally Championship across world markets and earlier ICC cricket championship.

Recently Hyundai has Officially Partnered with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the next four years across the three formats- Test, One day and T20. The rationale behind these associations is to make fans explore and ‘Experience Hyundai’.

 

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Photo Caption:  Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. presenting Hyundai Creta 1st Anniversarry

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Photo Caption: Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. presenting Hyundai Creta 1st Anniversarry

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Hyundai Motor India Domestic Sales Grew by 9.7%

No. 21601 07 2016101 hit

New Delhi, July 1, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 39,806 units and exports of 15,907 with cumulative sales of 55,713 units for the month of June 2016.

Commenting on the June sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai volumes grew by 9.7% with sales of 39,806 units with strong pull performance of volume models the Grand i10, Elite i20 & Creta and on the buildup of positive environment with good beginning of monsoons, the announcement of 7th Pay commission for Central Government Employees.”  

HMIL sales June 2015 June 2016 (%)
Domestic 36,300 39,806 9.7
Exports 15,762 15,907 0.9
Cumulative 52,062 55,713 7

 

 

Hyundai Motorsport Scores Victory as Thierry Neuville Shoots the Winner in WRC Rally Italia

No. 21513 06 2016142 hit

·         Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third WRC win as Thierry Neuville stormed to victory at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna

·         Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for the fourth rally in a row, and moves up into second place in the 2016 Drivers Championship

·         New Generation i20 WRC is once again proven as a performance oriented and a class-leading competitive rally machine 

June 13, 2016 - Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second victory of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season with a dominant performance by the Hyundai Motorsport team’s Thierry Neuville in WRC Rally Italia Sardegna (June 9~12).

Thierry Neuville has been on sublime form throughout the rally, extending his lead over Volkswagen Motorsport’s Jari-Matti Latvala on the final day to win the rally by 24.8 seconds.

The result marks the second victory for the New Generation i20 WRC this season, and the team’s third win in total after Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and Rally Argentina back in April.

Hyundai Motorsport team driver Dani Sordo also had a trouble-free run to claim his fourth consecutive fourth place position. Kevin Abbring, meanwhile, was on top of their game to finish second in the Power Stage, securing their first WRC points.

For Thierry Neuville, the victory is the result of a concerted team effort as well as the improved performance of the New Generation i20 WRC, and marks his first victory in WRC since Germany 2014. It is the most accomplished performance of his career with nine stage wins within his rally history.

Thierry Neuville commented: “A truly fantastic weekend! Great things come to those who earn them, and it’s definitely a nice feeling to share this victory with an amazing team. The New Generation i20 WRC has performed very well, class-leading. It’s been great fun to drive and we’ve felt comfortable. We didn’t feel too much pressure in final stages, but just focused on getting the car safely through to the end. We did everything we needed to and we can now celebrate our second WRC victory.”

Hyundai Motorsport has now taken podiums in five out of six rallies this season, with two victories, making it the team’s most successful WRC season even before reaching the halfway point. Next round of the FIA WRC, WRC Rally Poland, takes place from June 30 to July 3, and will mark the halfway point of the 2016 WRC Championship.

Video materials of the winning ceremony can be accessed through the following links:

·         https://mab.to/MEVIcJRYQ

·         https://mab.to/RXm0WSKlz

 

 

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