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Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Mr. Mong-Koo Chung meets India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi

No. 14519 05 20152 hit

- Discussion on mutual cooperation between Korea-India auto industry
- Hyundai Motor ranks second in vehicle sales, first in car exports, and boasts highest market share for EMU (Electronic Multiple Unit) operating in India
- Chairman Chung, “While Chennai plant is a symbol of Korea-India’s economic cooperation, I hope to further expand it in areas such as construction and railway to aid in Korea and India’s mutual economic development”


             On 19th of May, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development.
India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has promoted market-friendly policies to boost growth in India’s economy. India’s auto industry’s annual sales have increased 3.2% under Mr. Modi’s strong leadership, this year projected to be 2.74 million units, a 7.8% increase from last year.
Chairman Chung mentioned, “Hyundai Motor’s Chennai plant is a symbol of Korea-India economic cooperation and I thank the Indian government for its support in Hyundai Motor’s growth in the Indian Market.”
Chairman Chung commented “I hope in the future Hyundai Motor Group will be able to continue its cooperation with India in other areas such as construction and railway to play a more meaningful role in Korea-India’s mutual economic development.”
India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi replied “It is a great pleasure to meet with Chairman Chung. Hyundai Motor plays a key role in India’s auto industry. India will actively seek possible ways to continue its cooperation with Hyundai Motor. I hope Hyundai Motor will become a leading global company through its success in India.”
Hyundai Motor, in its first year in the market, ranked second among the car brands in India. It continued to launch strategic models specifically targeting India and now leads the market by selling 400,000 vehicles annually.
The Indian plant can currently produce up to 650,000 units operating on three shifts and improving the UPH (unit per hour) within its two plants.
Hyundai Motor Group started its railway business in India with Hyundai Rotem securing its first order in 2001. By securing subsequent orders such as Bangalore and Hyderabad metro deals, Hyundai Motor Group has the largest market share in India’s EMU market.
In the construction business alone, Hyundai Motor Group has successfully secured business in bridges, harbors, and power plants. Hyundai Motor Group is aiming to expand its business as the Indian government is actively investing in infrastructure projects.
In the auto component business, Hyundai Motor is helping its business partners in its expansion into the Indian market. Currently, 71 component suppliers including 42 1st tier suppliers have expanded into the Indian market along with the Hyundai Motor and continuing its growth in the market.
As the auto industry output continues to increase Hyundai Motor will support its component suppliers to attain business with other global auto companies in India.





Hyundai Motor donates US$ 300 thousand for Nepal Quake Relief

No. 14412 05 201528 hit

• Hyundai Motor delivers US $300 thousand to Nepal Red Cross Society
• Carmaker contributes to international humanitarian aid effort

May 12, 2015 - Hyundai Motor Company is donating US$ 300 thousand for humanitarian relief and rebuilding projects in quake-hit Nepal. The donation to Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) will support those parts of the country devastated by last month’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.


Image 1 - HMC Nepal Donation: From left to right, Sanqmin Park (Head of Hyundai Motor Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters), Sanjeev Thapa (Chariperson, NRCS), Ganesh Bahadur Shrestha (Chairman, Laxmi Group), Seunghwan Nam (Deputy General Manager, Hyundai Motor Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters)

“We would like to express our sincere condolences and best wishes to the thousands of people affected by the earthquake, as well as our hopes that the damage can be repaired as soon as possible,” said Sanqmin Park, Head of Hyundai Motor’s Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters at the handover on May 11. “The global response to this tragedy has been extraordinary, and Hyundai Motor will be looking into additional ways to support the ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts.”


Image 2 - HMC Nepal Donation : From left to right, Dev Ratna Dhakwa (Secretary General, NRCS), Ganesh Bahadur Shrestha (Chairman, Laxmi Group), Sanjeev Thapa (Chariperson, NRCS), Sanqmin Park (Head of Hyundai Motor Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters), Joonmo Ahn (Deputy General Manager, Hyundai Motor Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters)

Alongside its donation to NRCS, Hyundai Motor will be assisting motorists in Nepal, for example with the Before Service – repairing damaged cars, and through special discounts on service and parts.

As part of its global CSR initiatives, Hyundai Motor Group has donated to a number of projects bringing much needed relief to areas affected by large-scale natural disasters, including the earthquake in Indonesia’s Yogyakarta in 2006; forest fires at Ileia, Peloponnese, Greece in 2007; China’s Sichuan earthquake in 2008; Haiti’s earthquake in 2009; Chile’s earthquake in 2010; tornados in the US in 2011; and the typhoon in Thailand in 2013.



Hyundai Domestic Sales Grow by 9.5%

No. 14304 05 201570 hit

New Delhi, May 01, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, registered the domestic sales of 38,601 units and exports of 12,904 units with cumulative sales of 51,505 units for the month of April 2015.

Commenting on the April sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, “Hyundai with a volume of 38,601 units continued the growth momentum with 9.5% increase over last year on the strength of strong and young product portfolio led by 12,425 units of Elite i20 and i20 Active in a challenging market conditions especially in the rural market".


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Hyundai launches the ‘2015 Elantra’

No. 14220 04 2015107 hit

• Modern & Stylish sedan is set to redefine premium segment in India
• To offer an unparalleled 3D Excellence - Delightful performance, Design finesse & Driving pleasure

New Delhi, April 20, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today announced the launch of stylish, distinctive and premium 2015 Elantra. First Introduced in the year 2004, the new Elantra aims to set a higher standard in the premium sedan segment. With the launch of new Elantra, Hyundai now presents the complete new portfolio of the new generation Modern Premium products to Indian customers.

2015 Elantra promises to create a new benchmark and strives to set a high standard of premium for its class in India with its modern aesthetic design, high-class interiors and cutting-edge technology. Its features include exemplary safety and high efficiency, while boasting of sporty and agile handling. The efficient and high-performance engineering incorporated in Elantra delivers a higher level of driving pleasure.

On the launch of the 2015 Elantra Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elantra has always been the trendsetter in its segment and is now set to offer high standard in the premium segment. The 2015 Elantra will delight our customers with its high-class appeal and agility. Elantra being a global model is Hyundai’s first car and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry to reach over 10 million sales globally. Designed in line with a vision of creating cutting edge driving innovations and delivering outstanding comfort features, the new Elantra is engineered for excellence to cater to various needs of the customers.”

The Premium Fluidic Design Philosophy
The Elantra features a "wind craft" design inspired by nature's contours, dynamic curl of an ocean wave, flowing lines of canyon walls. Called as ‘fluidic sculpture’, the Elantra continues this design philosophy that injects sophistication and dynamic angles into the shape of a vehicle. The sleek dynamic lines and deep grooves create a modern and futuristic look.

Stylish Evolved Exteriors
The 2015 Elantra portrays a truly modern design philosophy through its distinctive exterior styling. Evoking a premium feel, the design cues display the Hyundai family aesthetics, featuring a striking hexagonal radiator grille. Sleek lines flow from front to rear with a sporty profile and dynamic rear end.

The newly-designed stylish bold front bumper and the grille depicted in chrome, as well as adoption of projector headlamps with LED light guide and trendy fog lamps adds a dynamic and high-tech feel to the 2015 Elantra.

The 16-inch newly designed 10 spoke alloy wheels and chrome moulding on its belt line accentuates the Elantra’s sporty and premium image. The new two-tone rear bumper and chrome tipped exhaust boost the sporty appeal of the car while the LED effect wrap around rear combination adds to the hi-tech and premium imagery.


Below are some key exterior elements:

• Stylish bold Front bumper with chrome insert grille
• Projector Headlamp with LED Guide Light
• New Trendy Fog Lamps
• Chrome Window belt-line
• Chrome Tip Exhaust
• New Design 10 spoke 16” alloy wheels
• Electrically adjustable and retractable outside rear view mirror
• New LED effect rear combination lamps & sporty dual tone rear bumpers
• Chrome Door Handles
• Rear Parking Assist System (Rear sensors and rear camera)

Plush Interiors
The 2015 Elantra’s premium interior comes with host of segment-first features. The High-tech elements and sportiness strikes the best sense of the luxury. With exciting flowing shapes and high-grade materials interprets contemporary premiumness of the car. The new Elantra seats feature comfortable upholstery and ergonomic contours. Attractive seats covered in full leather exude modernity.
The spacious cabins & innovative features that blend perfectly with the exteriors, have been designed to create an environment of breath-taking refinement, while the lines on the interiors of the doors give the Elantra a premium appeal.


Interior appeal of the 2015 Elantra gets a boost with:

• Sporty black interiors
• Leather seats
• Metallic Scuff plates
• Sporty Aluminium pedals and ergonomically positioned console box with arm rest and rear AC vents

The interior skilfully combines a newly interpreted, sporty and flowing centre console design. The sportily designed, width-emphasising dashboard, newly integrated control and display system represents the modern premium philosophy.

The multimedia system combines entertainment, information and communication: The new generation audio features now an entirely new designed user interface and graphics, 4.3”color TFT LCD display and steering mounted controls also enables networking with mobile devices via Bluetooth® and rear camera display capable.

The Feature rich Masterpiece
To ensure enhanced comfort and convenience the 2015 Elantra offers a large array of Hi – tech features
• Auto Headlamps
• Smart Key with push button start
• Electric Heated Outside Rear View Mirror
• Supervision Cluster
• Electro Folding Mirrors
• Auto Cruise Control
• Bluetooth with controls on steering
• 10 way power seats with lumber support
• New generation touch audio with 4.3” colour TFT LCD
• Rear AC Vents


Safety and Assistance Systems
The integral safety concept from Hyundai combines together all active and passive safety components into a well knitted system – for the safety of the vehicle occupants and other road users. All new Elantra expands the already comprehensive list of available active and passive safety equipment by introducing new segment unique technologies. The body of the 2015 Elantra meets the most stringent requirements and in combination with highly efficient restraint systems, ensures the maximum possible protection for vehicle occupants.

Safety features include:
• 6 Airbags
• Vehicle stability Management
• Electronic Stability Control
• ABS with EBD
• Hill Assist Control
• Electro Chromic Mirror
• Rear view Camera
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Front and rear disc brake




Capacity (cc)

Maximum Power (ps/rpm)

Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)

1.8 Dual VTVT Petrol




1.6 VGT CRDi Diesel







ARAI (Certified figures)
(6 Speed MT)

ARAI (Certified figures)
(6 Speed AT)

1.8 Dual VTVT Petrol

16.3 Kmpl

14.34 Kmpl

1.6 VGT CRDi Diesel

22.7 Kmpl
(Best in segment)

19.11 Kmpl


 Segment Exclusive Premium Features

A high-grade, functional segment unique features underlines the Elantra's premium quality claim
• Front Seat Ventilation
• Advanced safety feature - Vehicle stability Management
• Silica Tyres
• Solar Glass
• Aluminium pedals
• Metallic Door scuff plates

The 2015 Elantra will be available in 06 premium colours.












Elantra (Rs.)








* Ex-showroom Price (Delhi)




Hyundai Motor Makes an Amazing Connection by Sending 'A Message to Space’

No. 14113 04 201599 hit

• Hyundai Motor uses ‘New Thinking’ to send a special message to space
• Daughter’s note to astronaut father seen from the International Space Station
• 11 Genesis cars create a record-breaking 5.5 km-square image in Nevada desert

April 13, 2015 - Hyundai Motor has used the brand’s ‘New Thinking’ approach to connect the most distant of families, setting a novel world record in the process. When the daughter of an astronaut on the International Space Station had a special hand-written letter to send to her father, Hyundai Motor found an ‘out of this world’ way to share her message.

The newly launched campaign, entitled ‘A Message to Space’, revolves around a 13-year-old girl from Houston, Texas whose father is an astronaut and often away on space missions for many months at a time. Hyundai Motor conceived of a way for her to stay in touch with her father while he is gone by writing a personal message in giant lettering, big enough to be read from space.

Using the Delamar Dry Lake, Nevada, US as a blank canvas, Hyundai Motor dispatched 11 Genesis cars to write an epic message covering an area more than one and a half times that of New York City’s Central Park. Capturing the message from his daughter, Stephanie, from the International Space Station, the astronaut was able to demonstrate the enormous scale of the mission.

Measuring 5.55 km2, the creation has been officially recognized as ‘the largest tire track image’ ever by Guinness World Records, proving that distance is no obstacle for Hyundai when uniting loved ones.

Describing the brand’s philosophy of caring for its customers, Scott Noh, Head of Overseas Marketing Group, Hyundai Motor Company said, “Keeping in line with Hyundai Motor’s corporate vision of being a ‘lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond’, the campaign highlights our philosophy of caring for customers through emotional interaction and becoming a brand beyond simply a means of transportation. Although sending a message to space with our Genesis cars was not an easy challenge, it enabled us to demonstrate our caring vision to our customers.”

Experts from Korea, Europe, and the United States gathered to successfully deliver the ambitious project. Firstly, the team had to identify optimal locations based on numerous geographical and meteorological factors. After several expeditions to various locations, and analyzing global weather data, Delamar Dry Lake in Nevada was selected as the most optimal destination.

The whole event proved challenging and required a vehicle with outstanding engine performance, precise handling, a proven powertrain, and excellent driving stability to cope with the rough surface while creating the elaborate message. Perfect synchronization was required to perform the tire track writing, so the team decided that the Hyundai Genesis was the ideal automobile for the challenge.

To view the ‘A Message to Space’ video, visit either the official campaign website or the YouTube channel

 Hyundai is also helping people all over the world to connect with friends or families by creating a virtual message, like Stephanie’s, which can be shared online via the official website, which also features interviews and behind the scenes footage of how the Nevada image took shape.




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