Hyundai Motor India becomes the
Most Awarded Auto Brand in 2014-15
• Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) Earned 32 awards to become the Most Admired, Proud to own and Trendsetter Brand
• Super Performer Brand: Elite i20 adjudged with the “Indian Car of the Year 2015” and the winner of 5 “Car of the Year awards”
Feb. 16, 2015 - Hyundai Motor India Ltd., India’s leading car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has been honored with the range of prestigious awards for the trendsetter products like Elite i20, Xcent as and Santa Fe for the year 2014-15. Earning the country's most prestigious automotive award Indian Car of the Year 2015 (ICOTY) for Elitei20, Hyundai Motor becomes the only auto brand to win two consecutive ICOTY awards. The award symbolizes Hyundai Motor’s commitment to Indian customers by offering world class standards of quality products, design and experience.
The adulation for brand Hyundai saw the company win as many as 32 prestigious awards from the country’s leading automotive media. The awards have been instituted by the most eminent jury of all the prominent automotive publications in the country like Top Gear, AutoCar, Motoring World, Car India, Zigwheels, Overdrive, Auto Bild, AutoX, Hindu Business Line, NDTV, EVO, Motorbeam, Vikatan Group, Flywheel and Car Dekho. Earmarking 2014 as the Year of Excellence, Hyundai Motor India had set record sales in 2014 at over 4.10 lakh units driven by growth across segments like the Grand i10, Xcent, Santa Fe and recently launched Elite i20.
Celebrating this moment of success, Mr. B S Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are overwhelmed by winning an unprecedented number of awards and recognitions from India's most respected and influential automotive media. These awards demonstrate strong appreciation and acceptance of our trendsetter products and making them a huge success. With this, we intend to thank all our customers, media and jurors who have chosen our products making Hyundai as the most loved, caring and trusted car manufacturer in India. We intend to continue with our growth in 2015 by entering newer segments and will continue to offer world class products to the Indian market.”
As a commitment to the Indian market, Hyundai launched the Elite i20 within 5 months of the successful launch of Xcent and Santa Fe improving the domestic volumes and increasing market share. Earlier, Hyundai Grand also received strong customer and media response making it the Indian Car of the Year in the year 2014. The Elite i20 has a strong fan following and is seen as “Elite companion”. Hyundai’s signature design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 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.
Hyundai Xcent with its premium features and stylish design has made its mark amongst the first time buyers of compact sedan, up-graders and additional car buyers. Xcent has generated high interest level amidst the young families in metros as well as Tier II cities.
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.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:
http://worldwide.hyundai.com or www.hyundaiglobalnews.com