Hyundai Motor India Limited
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|Founded||May 6, 1996|
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Mr. Y. K. Koo (CEO)|
|Parent||Hyundai Motor Company|
Hyundai Motor India Limited was formed on 6 May 1996 by the Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea. When Hyundai Motor Company entered the Indian Automobile Market in 1996 the Hyundai brand was almost unknown throughout India. During the entry of Hyundai in 1996, there were only five major automobile manufacturers in India, i.e. Maruti, Hindustan, Premier, Tata and Mahindra. Daewoo had entered the Indian automobile market with Cielo just three years back while Ford, Opel and Honda had entered less than a year back.
For more than a decade till Hyundai arrived, Maruti Suzuki had a near monopoly over the passenger cars segment because Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra were solely utility and commercial vehicle manufacturers, while Hindustan and Premier both built outdated and uncompetitive products.
HMIL's first car, the Hyundai Santro was launched on 23 September 1998 and was a runaway success. Within a few months of its inception HMIL became the second largest automobile manufacturer and the largest automobile exporter in India. Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), South Korea and is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. HMIL presently markets 10 models - Eon, Grand i10, Xcent, Elite i20, i20 Active, Verna, Elantra, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe.
HMC has set up a research and development facility (Hyundai Motor India Engineering - HMIE) in the cyber city of Hyderabad.
As HMC’s global export hub for compact cars, HMIL is the first automotive company in India to achieve the export of 10 lakh cars in just over a decade. HMIL currently exports cars to more than 87 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Australia. It has been the number one exporter of passenger cars of the country for the eighth year in a row.
To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 475 strong dealer network and more than 1,226 strong service points across India, which will see further expansion in 2017.
HMIL has two manufacturing plants in Sriperumbudur, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu.HMIL’s manufacturing plant near Chennai claims to have the most advanced production, quality and testing capabilities in the country. To cater to rising demand, HMIL commissioned its second plant in February 2008, which produces an additional 300,000 units per annum, raising HMIL’s total production capacity to 600,000 units per annum.
Current Production Capacity with these 2 plants in Kancheepuram increased to 7,00,000 cars per year.
Hyundai Motor India Engineering (HMIE) is a fully owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea, which is located at Hyderabad, Telangana. HMIL established HMIE in November 2006 and contributed to the development of Hyundai Motors' popular new models for the Indian market starting with the Eon and followed now by the "i" series, and also in SUV segments like the Creta.
Hyundai Motors' other overseas R&D centres are located in the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China.
- Hyundai Eon (Launched 2011)
- Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift (Launched 2017)
- Hyundai Xcent (Launched 2014)
- Hyundai Elite i20 (Launched 2014)
- Hyundai i20 Active (Launched 2015)
- Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna (Launched 2015)
- Hyundai Elantra (Launched 2016)
- Hyundai Creta (Launched 2015)
- Hyundai Tucson (Launched 2016)
- Hyundai Santa Fe Third Generation (Launched 2014)
- Hyundai Santro (1998–2014)
- Hyundai Santro Xing (DISCONTINUED)
- Hyundai Accent GTX (1999–2002)
- Hyundai New Look Santro (2001–2003)
- Hyundai Sonata Gold (2001–2005)
- Hyundai Sonata (Launched 2012)
- Hyundai Accent Viva (2002–2004)
- Hyundai Accent CRDi (2002–2006)
- Hyundai Terracan (2003-2007)
- Hyundai Getz (2004–2007)
- Hyundai Accent GLS (2004–2005)
- Hyundai Sonata Embera (2005–2009)
- Hyundai Accent GLE (2006–2011)
- Hyundai Verna (2006–2010)
- Hyundai Getz Prime (2007–2010)
- Hyundai i10 (2007-2010)
- Hyundai Verna Transform (2010-2011)
- Hyundai Elantra (2004–2010)
- Hyundai Tucson (2005–2010)
- Hyundai Sonata Transform (2010–2011)
- Hyundai Santa Fe Second Generation (2010-2013)
- Hyundai Accent Executive (2011-2013)
- Hyundai i20 (2008-2014)
- Hyundai Verna (2011-2015)
- Hyundai Elantra (2012-2016)
- Hyundai i10 (2010-2016)
- Hyundai Grand i10 (2013-2017)
Sales and service network
HMIL has 475 dealers and more than 1,226 service points across India. HMIL also operates its own dealerships known as Hyundai Motor Plazas in large metros across India. HMIL has the second largest sales and service network in India after Maruti Suzuki.
HMIL currently exports vehicles to over 92 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia. It has been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. HMIL has been consecutively awared "Top Exporter Of The Year" for 10 years by EEPC.The Highest Exported volume was 2,70,017 in year 2009.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, registered 4.6% growth in exports for the month of May 2013. The domestic sales accounted for 32,102 units and exports stood at 24,754 units. sales 476000 in 2015 domestic sales 17.1% market share.
In 2016 It sold 30K units more thereby hitting the 5 lakh mark. Hence domestic sales stood at 500537 which is an increase by 5.2% compared to last year,with 17.13% market share. "2016 has been an Year of Excellence for Hyundai in India achieving various milestones - Celebrating 20 years in India, the roll out of 7 Millionth car in November'16, crossing the 5 lakh domestic sales in CY2016 and the fastest 50,000 unit sales in the month of October," YK Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, in a statement. 
Awards and Achievements
- Indian Car Of The Year (ICOTY)
- 2008 — Hyundai i10
- 2014 — Hyundai Grand i10
- 2015 — Hyundai Elite i20
- 2016 — Hyundai Creta
The carmaker gets Shah Rukh Khan on board as its brand ambassador for the Hyundai Xcent,the company’s recently launched sub-compact sedan in India. Back in 1998, SRK shot his first TVC for the Hyundai Santro, and his association with the car brand has now turned 18.
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