In a bid to help promote the Make-in-India campaign, Hyundai recently commenced overseas exports of its premium hatchback, the i20. The cars, all being manufactured in India is going to be exported to markets such as South Africa, Peru as well as Chile.
“The all-new i20 has surpassed customer expectations in India becoming one of the highest-selling models in its segment. We are delighted to mark our renewed commitment to ‘Make in India’ with the commencement of exports of the all-new i20 in the global markets.” “With 5.16 lakh exports since its first launch, the i20 is already a brand to reckon with even in the Global markets. We are confident that the advanced and hi-tech feature-packed all-new i20 will continue to drive customer delight” said SS Kim, who is the MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
Hyundai also stated that the start of exports to international markets showcases the brand’s commitment towards the government’s vision of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ wherein products are made in India, rather than being exported from external markets. The company has been exporting the i20 from India to various international markets since the hatchback’s first launch in 2007. Hyundai stated that the company has already exported over 5.16 lakh units of the older-generations i20 until November 2020, which is a massive feat.
For those unaware of the new i20, The new-generation Hyundai i20 comes with a completely new and refreshed design, updated interiors packed with modern features, equipment and connected technology coupled with a new set of more powerful and efficient engine options, optimised for BS6 norms.
Sales for the i20 have been quite good, since the car has over 35,000 bookings since it’s launch two months ago, which is an incredible fact, given that Covid has had a massive impact on the Indian automotive market and led to reduced sales.
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