HYUNDAI INDIA ROLLS OUT 7 MILLIONTH CARPosted On: November 22, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
A white Hyundai Creta Automatic had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the 7 millionth car, rolled off the production lines at Hyundai Motor India’s state of the art facility in Sriperumpudur near Chennai, India.
With this, Hyundai Motors India achieved the distinction of being the second best position amongst its overseas peers, only after China, in Hyundai Motor Group and the first auto manufacturer, in India to achieve this feat in a record time within 18 years of commercial operation, proving once again that HMI can cross the 1 million mile stone, at an average of every 18 months.
HMIL rolled out its first million car, a Santro, in 2006 just 8 years after commencement of commercial production in 1998. Thereafter, production picked up momentum, with the next million milestone being achieved within an average of 18 -19 months. The 5 millionth car was flagged off in October 2013 by Hyundai’s brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan.
HMIL has held the top exporter position consistently for 12 years since 2004 with a volume of 24,64,723 to date, while being instrumental in making Chennai port vibrant.