Hyundai sold a total of 5,10,260 units last year as against 5,50,002 units during the same period the previous year with 7 per cent de-growth
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) retained its second position in Calendar Year 2019 among manufacturer sales as 5,10,260 units were sold against 5,50,002 units during the twelve-month period the previous year with Year-on-Year volume decline of 7 per cent.
Every carmaker faced massive difficulties last year due to the unfavourable circumstances and negative sentiments prevailed in the industry. For Hyundai, despite the sales drop, it managed to gain 0.5 per cent market share due to the arrival of timely new products such as the Venue and Grand i10 Nios.
The South Korean auto major introduced the Venue by the middle of 2019 and it became an instant hit story. The compact SUV was responsible for garnering 70,443 units and it did beat the segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza for a couple of months. Their rivalry will get intensified this year as the Brezza facelift is arriving soon.
|Model||2019 Sales||2018 Sales|
|Hyundai Elite i20||1,23,201 Units||1,41,104 Units|
|Hyundai i10 Grand||1,02,693 Units||1,34,249 Units|
|Hyundai Creta||99,736 Units||1,20,905 Units|
|Hyundai Venue||70,443 Units||New Launch|
|Hyundai Santro||64,729 Units||24,741 Units|
|Hyundai Verna||28,190 Units||42,605 Units|
|Hyundai Xcent||19,215 Units||41,476 Units|
|Hyundai Tucson||970 Units||1,826 Units|
|Hyundai Elantra||791 Units||1,415 Units|
|Hyundai Kona||292 Units||New Launch|
The Elite i20 was the most sold model within the brand’s domestic portfolio as 1,23,201 units were retailed with 13 per cent YoY de-growth and its facelift is being prepared for debut sometime this year. The Grand i10, which had the Nios third generation launched in 2019, finished second with 1,02,693 units and volume drop of 24 per cent.
The Creta could not breach the one lakh mark due to the heavy competition in the mid-size SUV segment. It racked up 99,736 units with 18 per cent decline. The second-generation Creta will be introduced in the coming months, likely following the 2020 Auto Expo debut and it will take the fight to Kia Seltos with a complete overhaul.
The Santro registered 64,729 units in 2019 while the Verna’s numbers plummeted to 28,190 units with 34 per cent de-growth. With just 19,215 units, the Xcent’s huge decline in volumes was there for everyone to see as it recorded 54 per cent YoY slump. As part of the recovery process, it will be replaced by the Aura on January 21.
The Elantra and Tucson’s numbers stood at 791 and 970 units respectively with 44 and 47 per cent de-growths. The Kona Electric has been well-received among customers as the zero-emission SUV found 292 takers in 2019.