Hyundai Elite i20 wins Indian Car of the Year 2015 award (ICOTY)
• Only Auto manufacturer to win two successive ICOTY Awards
• Only manufacturer to win 3 ICOTY awards in 10 years
• Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design Language captured Indian Elite Customers
Mumbai, December 18, 2014: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has won the most coveted Indian Car of the Year 2015 (ICOTY) award for the Elite i20. Within the second month of its launch, the Elite i20 forayed into the list of top 10 most selling brands in India receiving overwhelming appreciation and response. The un-compromising Elite i20 has received 60,000 bookings and has become the choice of 32,000 happy families within 4 months of launch.
Hyundai Elite i20 has earned the country's most prestigious automotive award in a most competitive and rapidly growing market. The ICOTY award has been instituted by the most eminent jury of Senior Editors of all the prominent automotive publications in the country like Top Gear, Motoring World, Car India, Overdrive, Auto Bild, AutoX, Hindu Business Line and EVO.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. BS Seo-MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are honored to win the most prestigious automotive award - The Indian car of the Year 2015 for our world-class product Elite i20. Winning 2 successive ICOTY awards symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering world class standards of quality products, design and branding. With this, we intend to thank all our customers, media and jurors who have chosen Elitei20 as the Indian Car of the year and made Hyundai as the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India and global markets. With such a challenging spirit, we will be consistently pursuing the development of Modern Premium technologies to innovate at every step to strengthen our brand globally and our brands with the customers.”
Congratulating the winning car Elite i20, Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury, Indian Car of the Year 2015 said, “The 2015 "Indian Car of the Year" title represents the most prestigious recognition for the Elite i20, which embodies the Hyundai’s values of excellence. In our collective votes it has come out on top as a whole package which has led its way from innovation, design, superior technology, safety and value for money. It was very challenging to select one product for from the entire line-up of the contenders, since all the products have done very well in their respective segments and I am happy to see a car as good as the Elite i20 being awarded as ICOTY 2015"
Hyundai’s signature design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 symbolized by its hexagonal grille, has captured the attention of customers and has created a new design benchmark in the segment, setting a trend of future cars that Hyundai is making for global markets. The Elite i20 has a strong fan following and is seen as “Elite companion”. The Elite i20 comes with great combination of power, performance, mileage, comfort, driving pleasure and un-paralleled value proposition
India plays important role in the market for Hyundai Motor Company, and Hyundai Motor India has been serving Indian customers with high quality products. As a commitment to the Indian market, Hyundai has launched the Elite i20 within 5 months of the successful launch of Xcent, improving the domestic volumes and increasing market share. Earlier, Hyundai Grand received positive and appreciative media response making it the Indian Car of the Year in the year 2014. The Grand got overwhelming customer response with a landmark sales of 100,000 units in 10 months, the fastest by any Indian auto brand in the Indian automobile market.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets ten car models across segments - in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10, Grand, Elite i20 and Xcent, in the A3 segment the Verna, in the A4 segment the Elantra, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the past eight years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 397 dealers and more than 1037 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.
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