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Hyundai i20 Flagged for First Shipment

By Motortrend India Staff   |   05 November,2008

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has rolled out the first batch of Hyundai i20 from its HMIL’s Sriperumbedur plant. This batch of i20 comprising 2,820 cars is all set for cruising to European car market.

Hyundai i20 is believed to be a highly remarkable addition to the Hyundai’s car portfolio with which the company has achieved another milestone in its 10 year old and successful journey.

Manufactured at the Indian facility of HMIL, Hyundai i20 will be exported to various countries in Europe including United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Austria, Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Holland, and Hungary. The company has targeted Europe for its first shipment because it is one such Continent where Hyundai accounts for more than 50% of its total car exports.

The new i20 is available in three variants, 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre, that includes both petrol and diesel version. The first export consignment also includes a mixture of these variants.

Mr. H.S. Leem, Managing Director of HMIL said that the company has fixed an export target of 120,000 Hyundai i20 for 2009. He also declared that the car will make its debut in the Indian market by early January 2009.

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