Hyundai registered a total of 43,110 units in February 2019 as against 44,505 units in the same month last year with 3 percent YoY drop
The second largest automaker in the country has made a decent start to 2019 and in February 43,110 units were sold at marginal YoY decline of 3 percent. With Eon taken out of the equation as zero dispatches were made, the new Santro fills up the slot quite convincingly. Hyundai has been expecting 9,000-10,000 unit sales of the Santro every month and is appears to be doing quite the job.
Last month, 6,875 units of the Santro were retailed but at a month-on-month de-growth of 14 percent. In the entire range, no model had posted YoY sales increase barring Creta. The compact premium hatchback was the second most sold Hyundai in February 2019 as 10,206 units were sold while the Grand i10 and Elite i20 registered 11 and 14 percent de-growth respectively.
The Elite i20 has certainly been facing the heat from Maruti Suzuki Baleno as the once non-existed gap is continuously widening despite the mid-life facelift came into the market just over a year ago. The Elite i20 will have to deal with Tata’s Altroz waiting to go on sale in the second half of this year. Hyundai is reportedly working on the next generation Elite i20 to tackle the increasing competition.
|S.No||Hyundai Car Sales February 2019||No. Of Units Sold|
|1.||Hyundai Elite I20||11,547|
|3.||Hyundai Grand I10||9,065|
The Grand i10 recorded 9,065 units last month as against 10,198 in the corresponding month last year. Just as Elite i20, the Grand i10 is expected to get a brand new avatar towards the end of 2019. Looking elsewhere, the Verna posted the best sales among C-segment sedans but since the popularity of the segment is shrinking, 18 percent YoY sales slump was seen.
A total of 3,299 Vernas were sold in February 2019 against 4,001 units in the same month last year. The Korean carmaker has already been spotted testing the facelifted Elantra and is expected to launch in the second half this year and last month only 82 units were recorded.
However, the biggest launch is reserved to the QXi as Hyundai is inching closer to debut a subcompact SUV rivalling Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300. Hyundai will also introduce the electrified Kona likely by the middle of this year and it will act as a technology showcase with limited production run.