Hyundai Elite i20 “Super Performer Brand” Achieves 1 lac
milestone in 11 months
- Indian Car of the Year 2015: Elite i20 is the finest expression of “New Age Hyundai”-
- Established Strong Connect and became Preferred Choice of Indian Youth for
New Delhi, 22, June 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium vehicle
manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, has achieved yet another milestone
for the Elite i20 cumulative sales of 100,000 units in India. Marking the World Premiere of the
2nd Generation of i20 in India on August 11, 2014, this landmark figure was achieved within
the 11 months of launch. Winning 25 awards in the year 2014-15 including the prestigious
Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2015, the un-compromising Elite i20 has been the most
recognized and awarded car of the year 2014-15.
Elite i20 is the only product to achieve an outstanding sales mark in the industry, further
strengthening Hyundai’s position as a premium car manufacturer in India across segments.
Elite i20 has struck a chord with Indian customers who have desired for high-tech product
that delivers superior quality and excellent value, while emphasizing distinctive style and
dynamic driving performance. Elite i20 sets new premium standards and recognition in terms
of design, safety and innovation. Premium hatchback’s engines and transmissions boast
major engineering and has incorporated new technologies.
Celebrating this moment of success, Mr. B S Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are
overwhelmed with the customer’s response by receiving over unprecedented 100,000 sales
for the Elite i20 in 11 months. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence on
Hyundai products. We thank customers, channel partner, employees and media who have
chosen our product Elite i20 making it as a super performer brand in India and who have
contributed to this landmark achievement.”
Elite i20 created a new benchmark in the automotive industry by foraying into the list of top
10 most selling brands in India within the second month of its launch. It also received wide
appreciation and acceptance by the Indian audience owning to its premium ownership
experience, features and technology offering higher value proposition.
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. The frugal diesel and petrol engines in the Elite i20
are true examples of engineering excellence of Hyundai Motor Company. The engines offer
best in class mileage of 18.60 kmpl (Era/Magna - ARAI Certified) 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa
petrol and a mileage 22.54 kmpl (Era/Magna – ARAI Certified) for the powerful and refined
2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine. The new Elite i20 offers a bold design, stunning
looks and strong driving dynamics.
Elite i20 video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEge2pgLnmQ
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 has nine car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent,
Verna, Elantra and 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 85 countries
across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s
number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans,
HMIL currently has 423 dealers and more than 1,100 service points across India. In its commitment to
provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar
R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile
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