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Hyundai Elite i20 Sets Record Milestone

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-Elite i20 commands 66% market share in premium compact segment

-Achieves record domestic sales of 150,000 units since its launch

-Stays true to the ‘Indian Car of the Year 2015’ Award

New Delhi, Nov 25, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Limited today announced the landmark success of its most loved and trusted Elite i20, which sold over 150,000 units since its launch in March 2014.

Since, 15 months, the Elite i20 continues to be the most preferred premium hatchback for the customer. Elite i20 now commands 66% market share in the premium compact segment in the Indian auto market.

The Elite i20 has been a super performer brand in the domestic and export market meeting and exceeding customer expectations setting new benchmarks of design, style, driving dynamics and performance globally.

Commenting on the strong sales performance and brand success, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HMIL said, “We are overwhelmed with the customer’s response by receiving unprecedented 150,000 domestic sales for the Elite i20. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence on Hyundai products. We thank customers, channel partner, employees and media who have chosen our product Elite i20 making it as a super performer brand in India and who have contributed to this landmark achievement.”

Hyundai is a new age brand and under the modern premium brand direction has set benchmarks in the segment. With Elite i20, HMIL has fortified its position in the premium compact segment in India and has demonstrated excellence of ‘Made in India’ products with global standards. Hyundai will always aim to be the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India.




Hyundai CRETA Receives Overwhelming Response Globally

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-Export Demand rising with over 15,770 units of ‘Made in India’ CRETA-

-More than 70,000 bookings and 340,000 enquiries from India-

New Delhi, November 24, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Limited today announced the success of Hyundai Creta launched in July. Hyundai CRETA- the Perfect SUV- has received an overwhelming response and has recorded over 70,000 bookings and 340,000 enquiries in India and over 15,770 orders globally.

Commenting on the global success of Creta, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing, HMIL said, “The Hyundai CRETA launched in July as the perfect SUV is a trendsetter in the Indian market. CRETA heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world showcasing HMIL’s success of ‘Make in India’ manufacturing initiative. Now the CRETA goes global and we have received strong response from world markets. Our goal is to maximise our production to make 10,000 units of CRETA to meet the global customers’ demand while maintaining our leadership position in the domestic market. With another success story of CRETA, Hyundai reassures its commitment to the Indian market and promises to develop truly world class products.”

Hyundai is a new age brand and under the modern premium brand direction has set benchmarks in the SUV segment. With Creta, HMIL has strengthened its position in the SUV segment in India and has demonstrated excellence of ‘Made in India’ products as per global standards. The Creta has received an overwhelming response in the Indian market and also in global markets such as Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama), Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). Hyundai will continue to maintain its leadership position in the export market with the strong sales of Creta and will export to new markets soon.

The Creta is available in three engine options – 1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT, 1.6 U2 CRDi VGT, 1.4 U2 CRDi – and each has been tuned for best performance and fuel efficiency. Based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy, Creta demonstrates all the essential attributes of dynamism, comfort, safety and style making it a revolutionary product in the Indian car market.

Hyundai Motor India Ltd effects changes in top management

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Chennai Nov 2, 2015: Hyundai Motor India today announced the following top level management changes. Mr. Y.K. Koo, will assume the responsibilities of ‘Managing Director’ from Mr. B.S. Seo, who is set to return to the Hyundai Motor Company Head Quarters, Seoul after 5+ years in India. Mr. Koo has served earlier in India and is back again for his third stint.

In other changes, Mr. B.S. Jeong will assume the charge of Executive Director Sales & Marketing, relieving Mr. Y. J. Ahn, who will henceforth lead the Corporate Affairs team of HMIL, replacing Mr. Y.K. Lee, who is set to return to Korea.

The changes are effective from 8th Nov 2015.

Hyundai Motor records All-Time High Domestic Sales with 47,015 units

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- Domestic sales grew by 23.7%; Overall growth of 10.3%

New Delhi, November 02, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter recorded highest-ever domestic sales of 47,015 units and exports of 14,777 units with cumulative sales of 61,792 units for the month of October 2015.

Commenting on the October sales, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, "Hyundai sales of 47,015 units are all-time highest with an all-time high sales of Grand i10 with 14,079 units & continued strong performance of Modern Premium Brands CRETA & Elite i20/Active with 18,244 units with maximised production to meet the strong demands of the Customers so as to minimise the waiting period as we expect the growth momentum to continue in the coming months with improving customer sentiments."

HMIL sales October 2014 October 2015 (%)
Domestic 38,010 47,015 23.7
Exports 18,009 14,777 -17.9
Cumulative 56,019 61,792 10.3

Fantastic Spanish podium for Hyundai Motorsport as Dani Sordo takes third place

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- Hyundai Motorsport has come away from a competitive performance in Rally de España(WRC Spain Rally) with a fantastic 3rd place podium finish for local hero Dani Sordo
- Hayden Paddon claimed sixth place overall while Thierry Neuville finished eighth after a tough final day with the Hyundai i20 WRC

October 27, 2015 - The Hyundai Motorsport team has come away from a competitive Rally de España with a well-deserved podium finish following a dramatic Power Stage, the last stage of the rally, which promoted Hyundai Motorsport’s Spaniard Dani Sordo into third position.

All three of the Hyundai Motorsport team’s drivers had demonstrated good pace, and the retirement of rally leader Sébastien Ogier in the Power Stage clinched the final podium spot for Dani Sordo.

The result keeps Hyundai Motorsport in third place in the Manufacturers’ Championship with the deficit to four points to reach second, with just one rally remaining - WRC Wales Rally GB in November 12 to 15.

Dani Sordo has been on consistently competitive form in Spain, giving the local crowd plenty to cheer about as he was regularly among the front-runners. He fought hard for a podium and was richly rewarded for his efforts alongside co-driver Marc Martí.

Dani Sordo said: “I am so happy with this result and our performance. We fought hard for a podium result and it was looking like we were going to have to settle for fourth place, which would still have been a great result. Of course it is never nice to benefit from the misfortune of others but to be on the podium in front of the Spanish crowd is just fantastic. We knew it would be hard to break into the top-three but we never gave up and the outcome of this rally shows that you can never be sure of anything until the very end. We have some important points for the Championship and something nice to celebrate with the team and with the fans. It’s a positive thing to take into the final rally of the season, which will be decisive in our push for Hyundai Motorsport to second in the Manufacturers’ Championship.”

Hayden Paddon and his fellow co-driver John Kennard have used the asphalt stages of the weekend’s rally as another valuable learning experience. The duo claimed a joint stage win on Friday’s opening stage and finished sixth overall.

Hayden Paddon commented: “I am happy with how our weekend has gone overall. We made a good start on the mixed surface on day one and we have certainly shown a good improvement on tarmac compared to this time last year. We had a decent Sunday and were able to finish sixth place after the incident in the final stage. All in all, it’s not been a bad weekend, although there is always room for improvement. We now look forward to the gravel of WRC Wales Rally GB with our focus on helping the team in the fight for second in the Manufacturers’ Championship.”

Thierry Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul finished eighth overall with improved feeling and confidence during the weekend. They reclaimed one position from ninth to eighth at the conclusion of the Power Stage.

Thierry Neuville said: “We had a difficult start but gradually found more confidence from the car, which led to us improving on Saturday. Thankfully we got the car in good condition and could gain a position at the end to finish eighth. We have one round of the season left and I am focused on continuing to find the confidence to reach good results.”

The current podium marks the third event of 2015 in which Hyundai Motorsport has stepped onto the podium following Sweden and Sardinia, and the first top-three of the year for Dani Sordo. The team still holds third in the Championship, and sets up a tantalising battle for second in the season finale.

The final round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB, takes place in Great Britain from November 12-15.





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