This news may come as a relief to people who have been criticizing the government for using only Hindustan Motors’ gas-guzzling Ambassador cars. A fleet of Hyundai Accent GLE cars will soon be used by all government departments in India.
Hyundai Motors India (HMI) has bagged an order to supply 1000 cars per year to the Indian government. This is the first order from the government to Hyundai since it entered India in 1996. The order has been passed by the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D). The same wing is also considering other Hyundai models like Verna and Sonata Embera for registration as approved cars for government purposes.
Talking to media persons about it, Mr. Aravind Saxena, Senior vice-president off sales and marketing at Hyundai Motors said “We will be part of the DGS&D list of approved car manufacturers catering to the Indian government.”
He said that the Accent was successful in India because of its fuel efficiency, consistent performance, compact size, and pricing. Hyundai plans to supply the Accent to both the levels of government - the Centre and state/union territories - at a special rate, which has not yet been disclosed. In the retail market, Accent GLE is priced at Rs 5.32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).