Mumbai: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest Exporter since inception, today announced the emphatic significance of 2021 marking 25 Years of excellence in India and celebrating its Silver Jubilee.
Commenting on the occasion, S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Envisioning India at the heart of global manufacturing and commerce, Hyundai, began its journey with the country 25 years ago towards a mutual progress. Today, it gives us immense pride to have come this far together, developing a sustainable and thriving ecosystem leading to collective evolution of the Indian Automotive Industry. Under the aegis of our global vision ‘Progress for Humanity’ Hyundai Motor India will continue to drive excitement across the market through innovation in products and services. As a part of our commitment to the nation, we will continue our efforts towards the betterment of society and communities ensuring the fruition of a brighter and greener future for the generation to come.”
S S Kim, added, “We aim to become India’s most beloved and trusted automotive brand, offering smart mobility solutions to our valued new age Indian customers.”
On 6th of May 1996, HMIL officials laid the foundation of Hyundai Motor India’s manufacturing facility at Irungattukkottai in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Over the last two and a half decades, this facility has advanced from strength to strength, emerging as the hub of manufacturing excellence, symbolizing strong synergies of development of a shining India. Operations for the manufacturing facility began on September 1998 with the commissioning of Hyundai’s first integrated car manufacturing plant outside Korea.
Since then, from the rollout of products such as India’s iconic ‘tallboy’ SANTRO – the first car in India to be developed with an MPFI engine, to creating new segments like Premium Hatchback with the i20, Hyundai has been redefining experiences and creating memories for a Happy Life. Hyundai became a household name in India defining mobility excellence across segments, achieving its highest ever market share of 17.4 % in CY2020.
Over the last 25 Years, Hyundai has relentlessly strived towards realizing the dream of ‘Make in India’ and has continued to sustain its position as India’s leading exporter of cars, surpassing the 3 million vehicle export milestone in 2020.