A top-end trim level, white Creta automatic, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines at the Hyundai Motor India facility on the outskirts of Chennai yesterday.
Hyundai Motor India has become the second member of the Hyundai Motor Group (after Hyundai China) to achieve this milestone within 18 years of commercial manufacturing. HMIL rolled out its 1 millionth car, a Santro, in 2006 just 8 years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. Thereafter, production picked up momentum, with the next million milestones being achieved within an average of 18-19 months.
Y.K. Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said: Hyundai Motor India has always set new benchmarks in terms of quality and customer delight by introducing new products with new technology and design to the Indian market. Our made in India products have impressed global and Indian customers alike. We now have to move to realize our vision as announced during our 20th year of foundation on May 6th, 2016 to touch 10 million units within the first half of 2021. HMIL has also held the top exporter position consistently for 12 years since 2004 with a volume of over 24 million units.