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2005



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Year Date Milestone
2005
November 29, 2005
HMI exports its first shipment to UK
2005
November 1, 2005
All time high cumulative sales in October.
2005
October 18, 2005
HMI exported its 200,000th car to the overseas market
2005
September 26, 2005
Sania Mirza was signed as Brand Ambassador of Hyundai Getz
2005
August 18, 2005
Hyundai Motor India introduced the export variant of its premium hatchback, Getz, in the Indian market,Getz-GLE.
2005
August 17, 2005
Launch of Sonata Embera
2005
June 8, 2005
Hyundai Motor India launched three new variants of the Santro Xing with eRLX technology(XK-non AC,XK, XL)
2005
April 6, 2005
HMIL launches the GDMS – Global Dealer Management System , a software that will help its dealers stay connected with the company in real time.
2005
April 6, 2005
Launch of SUV – Hyundai Tucson
2005
February 1, 2005
HMIL was declared the “Star Company” amongst the unlisted companies by Business Standard
2005
January 1, 2005
Accent CRDi – was awarded the 'No 1 Midsize Diesel Car' by TNS Automotive, India
2005
January 1, 2005
Accent Petrol – was awarded the 'No 1 Entry Midsize Car' by TNS Automotive, India
2005
January 17, 2005
Getz awarded ‘Car of the Year 2005” by CNBC – TV 18, Auto Car Auto Awards.
2005
January 1, 2005
Santro once again becomes the largest selling brand in its segment.

2004



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Year Date Milestone
2004
December 25, 2004
Getz awarded “Car of the Year” 2005 by Standard Motoring Magazine
2004
December 1, 2004
Santro becomes India’s largest selling single brand across segments with 12,061 units.
2004
November 17, 2004
HMIL introduced India’s Best Warranty for the 1st time in the history of Indian Automotive Industry – 4 years/80,000 km warranty for Sonata & Elantra.
2004
October 31, 2004
HMIL crossed the figure of 1, 00,000 vehicles in export and emerged as the largest exporter in the automobile industry.
2004
September 10, 2004
Launch of Hyundai Getz
2004
April 15, 2004
Launch of Hyundai Elantra
2004
March 1, 2004
Santro crossed the figure of 1,00,000 sales in terms of annual sales. The first Indian car to do so in its segment.
2004
January 15, 2004
Launch of Accent Viva CRDi

2003



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Year Date Milestones
2003
December 11, 2003
Hyundai rolls out 500,000th vehicle in India
2003
August 12, 2003
Export shipment of 1,500 Santro Xing cars leave for Europe, HMI becomes small cars export hub for HMC
2003
August 4, 2003
Hyundai Motor India launches its premium SUV, Terracan
2003
June 1, 2003
Hyundai Motor India wins the Business Standard Motoring Jury Award for the Accent CRDi.
2003
May 22, 2003
Hyundai Motor India launches Santro Xing, the global small car
2003
May 8, 2003
Hyundai Motor India rolls out 400,000th car
2003
March 18, 2003
Hyundai Motor India awarded ISO 14001 for sustainable Environment Management
2003
March 13, 2003
Hyundai Motor India commences exports to Latin America
2003
February 5, 2003
Hyundai Motor India declared ‘Car Maker of the Year’ at the ICICI Overdrive Awards
2003
January 14, 2003
Hyundai Motor India awarded ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the CNBC Autocar India Awards for the second year in a row

2002



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Year Date Milestone
2002
December 1, 2002
Hyundai Motor India rolls out 350,000th car in a short period of 50 months
2002
November 1, 2002
Santro bags top honours in J D Power Asia Pacific 2002, tops both IQS & APEAL for 3rd time in a row & Accent ranked No. 1 in APEAL for 2nd time in a row
2002
October 23, 2002
Hyundai Motor India launches Sonata 2.7 V6
2002
October 10, 2002
Hyundai Motor India launches Accent CRDi
2002
September 6, 2002
Hyundai Motor India launches Santro Automatic Transmission
2002
August 16, 2002
Hyundai Motor India launches Accent VIVA
2002
June 26, 2002
Hyundai Motor India rolls out 3,00,000th car
2002
March 18, 2002
Global launch of 1.1 Litre E-Epsilon engine on the new Santro Zip Plus

2001



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Year Date Milestone
2001
November 26, 2001
Both Santro & Accent ranked No. 1 in JD Power Asia Pacific 2001 “APEAL” study
2001
November 22, 2001
Santro ranked No 1 in JD Power Asia Pacific 2001 “Initial Quality” study
2001
July 18, 2001
Hyundai Motor India launches luxury sedan Sonata
2001
July 11, 2001
Hyundai Motor India introduces new look Santro
2001
June 12, 2001
Hyundai Motor India rolls out its 200,000th car in 32 months
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