Hyundai Cars in India

Hyundai Motors

Hyundai was founded in 1947 in South Korea. Hyundai Motor Company is one of the most well-known companies of the Hyundai group and it is one the four largest automakers in the world as far as selling units is concerned. Hyundai Motor Company’s headquarters are situated in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyundai Motor Company History

Hyundai was founded in 1947 but Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967 and launched its first model Cortina in 1968. The model was in collaboration with Ford Motor Company. Hyundai released the first Korean car named Pony in 1975, in 1983 Pony was exported to Canada. Pony became one of the top selling cars in the Canadian car market at that time.

Hyundai Motor Company started selling cars to the United States of America in 1983. Hyundai cars were very affordable for Americans and thus the company became very successful. This success made Hyundai manufacture a variety of models and more units as well. Hyundai started this operation with the launch of midsize car Sonata in 1985.

Hyundai in India

Hyundai was established in India in 1996 known as Hyundai Motors India Limited and it installed a production plant at Irrungattukotai in Chennai.

Hyundai Motors India Limited is wholly supported by Hyundai Motor Company and is India’s second largest automobile manufacturer, next only to Maruti Suzuki. Hyundai was the newest brand in India during its launch period (1996). The first new car of Hyundai Motors India Limited is the Santro, which was unveiled in the year 1998. The Santro was hugely successful and catapulted Hyundai into a next league within this country.

Just a few months after the Santro’s launch, Hyundai Motors India Limited became the largest automobile exporter of India. Currently Hyundai Motors India Limited has two manufacturing plants in India, both the plants are situated in Tamil Nadu. The most notable thing of these manufacturing plants is that they are capable of manufacturing 6 lac units annually including 1.3 lac transmission systems and engines, and 1.2 lac cars.

Hyundai Motors Founder

Chung Ju-Yung, a successful business tycoon is the founder of Hyundai group and his brothers are the co-founders. Hyundai Groups was divided into several satellite groups in the 1980s. H.W. Park is the Director and CEO of Hyundai Motors India Limited. He plays a great role in developing small cars for India and he constantly focuses on the domestic market.

Park is trying his level best to make Hyundai Motors India Limited come to the top position. A few months ago, in a press conference in Chennai he announced that the organization plans to develop cars that will be smaller and cheaper than their current popular model, the Santro.

Hyundai Motor India Limited motive

South Korean multinational group Hyundai Motor Companies established Hyundai Motors India Limited. The South Korean giant planned to capture an Indian market and started this organization. Indo-Korean partnership drives success to the company. The combination of Korean technology and design with Indian workmanship and skill results in fine Hyundai cars in India. The Indian Hyundai cars are strong competition for others in the same segments. Hyundai Motors India Limited was started in 1996 but in the very next year sales resulted in a revenue of 8.24 billion.

Hyundai Fun, facts, trivia

Hyundai’s slanted “H” logo symbolizes two people shaking hands. (Here, the two people stand for the customer and company). “Hyundai” is a Korean word and it means, “Modernity.”

Hyundai Motor Company functions in 193 countries world-wide and has 6, 000 showrooms and dealerships across the globe. A total of 75, 000 employees are working for the organization.

Hyundai Dealer network in India

Hyundai Motors India Limited has over 250 dealers throughout the country.

The most popular Hyundai dealers are – DSC Hyundai, HMP, K.U.N. Hyundai, Advaith Hyundai, Trident Hyundai, Shrayu Hyundai, Deep Hyundai, Hans Hyundai, Himgiri Hyundai, MGF Hyundai, Rishabh Hyundai, Samara Hyundai, Sunrise Hyundai, A. M. Hyundai, A1 Hyundai, Asset Hyundai, Continental Hyundai, Jaybharat Hyundai, Shreenath Hyundai, Bengal Hyundai, Mukesh Hyundai, Saini Hyundai, Lakshmi Hyundai, Talwar Hyundai, Concept Hyundai, Planet Hyundai, Sharma Hyundai, Planet Hyundai.

Hyundai Used Car Market

India’s used car market is rapidly growing. Most of the leading car companies are launching used car centers where people can buy certified pre-owned cars. Similarly, Hyundai has also launched several used car centers everywhere. The brand name of Hyundai’s used car program is ‘Advantage’. Most Hyundai used cars enter ‘Advantage’ and skilled engineers and technicians check 147 points for quality and renew these cars into once again sellable items. Once these processes are over, the used cars are certified. Smart buyers buy these cars with much satisfaction. Apart from that, Hyundai cars anyway have very good resale value in India.

Hyundai Future Plans

Hyundai Motors plans to production of a small car with an investment of Rs. 800 crores. The main target of this small car will be India. Initially, the plan was to sell this small car only in India, however, now Hyundai Motor Company will export this car to various countries as well.

Hyundai announced that during the end of 2010, the organization plans to unveil the new i40 or Sonata, i30, which will be based on a mini MPV, new i20 mini MPV and Veloster sports by 2011.

In 2010, Hyundai will unveil the new Sonata sedan, Tucson SUV and Equus luxury sedan and by 2011, Hyundai Motors plans to release the Elantra Compact, Accent subcompact, and Veloster sports coupe.

The latest Sonata upgrade will have a 2.0 liter turbo engine that produce 250 horsepower and the model will come with a five or six speed transmission.. More information of the Sonata Turbo and Sonata Hybrid will be revealed when they make their debuts in the New York Auto Show.

Hyundai Current Models

Most of the current Hyundai models are very successful. They are – Hyundai Accent, which was launched in 1999, Hyundai Santro Xing launched in 2003, Hyundai Verna in 2006, Hyundai i10 IN 2007, Hyundai Getz Prime in 2007, Hyundai i20 in 2008 and Hyundai Sonata Transform in 2009, all these models are manufactured by Hyundai India Private Limited. The Hyundai Tucson is an imported model that was launched in 2005.

Hyundai Santro Xing was introduced in 2003 after the discontinuation of the Hyundai Santro. Santro Xing is a hatchback car that boasts Hyundai’s eRLX technology, which gives better mileage and performance. Xing is a fuel efficient car that comes with a five speed transmission. In the Xing, five people can enjoy a comfortable ride. Presently, the Hyundai Santro Xing comes in four variants, whose prices range between 2.65 lacs and 4 lacs. The variants of Santro Xing are – Santro Xing AT, Santro Xing GL, Santro Xing GLS and Santro Xing non A/C.

The Hyundai i10 is another running model of Hyundai Motors and was launched in the year 2007. Hyundai’s i10 is sold not only in India but also world-wide. However, its units are manufactured only in India. The i10 iRDE has a 1.1 liter engine, i10 Kappa has a 1.2 liter engine. The i10 also comes with a diesel variant and i10 electric engine but i10 electric engine is not available now and it is expected to release in India only next year. Currently, in India there are totally six variants of i10s available. They are – i10 Asta 1.2 Kappa, i10 Sportz 1.2 Kappa, i10 Magna 1.1 Kappa, i10 Magna 1.1 iRde, i10 Era 1.1 iRde and i10 D-lite 1.1 iRde. The variants have a price range between Rs. 3.4 lacs and Rs. 5. 34 lacs.

Hyundai’s Sonata is another long run model from Hyundai and the model has been through six generations. The first generation Sonata model was launched in 1985 and this model was a mid-size sedan. The upgraded version of the Sonata is known as the Sonata Transform. There are three versions of Sonata Transform. They come with a 2.4 liter petrol engine that costs Rs. 13.90 lacs, 2 liter diesel engine with manual transmission variant which costs Rs. 14. 90 lacs and two liter engine with automatic transmission variant which costs 15.90 lacs. These are Delhi ex-showroom prices.

Hyundai Car Models

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Hyundai Eon

The first time buyers, who wants to buy a car which offers modern styling, decent space and good amount of advanced features, Hyundai Eon is a perfect vehicle to drive home. With a power output of 55bhp, the hatchback offers an impressive mileage of 21.1kmpl which is best in its league. Its steering wheel feels very light, which makes it easier tomanoeuvrethe vehicle in busy city roads. However, it is quite difficultto drive this model on high speeds.

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Hyundai Santro Xing

Hyundai Santro Xing is an upgraded version of the popular Santro, which was launched in 2003 after the immense success of the later. This hatchback from Hyundai comes in petrol version. It also comes in an LPG variant. It now has 1 DIN audio system, which has USB and AUX connectivity. For being most dependable compact car, Hyundai Santro Xing has received the JD Power Asia Pacific 2008 Award. In the Vehicle Dependability Study, Hyundai Santro was awarded the first position.

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Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 is a small car introduced in the hatchback segment of the Indian market. It is one of the most successful models of Hyundai in India. Although the car has a low price tag, it is loaded with several advanced comfort and safety features. The i10 comes in India is both petrol and LPG variants. For the safety of the passengers, dual safety airbags are provided in the i10. At CNBC TV 18 Auto Awards, the i10 was crowned as Car of the Year.

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Hyundai Grand i10

In a move that surprised many people in the auto market, Hyundai India is gearing up to launch the Grand i10 hatchback, which will be slotted between the current generation i10 and i20. The company is hoping to bank upon the success of the i10 model to drive sales for the Grand i10. Needless to say, the Hyundai i10 has performed exceptionally well in the Indian car market. Surprisingly, the South Korean auto maker has kept a low profile for the promotion of this new hatchback. According to reports, only a small gathering, comprising media professionals and company officials, was present at the unveiling of the Grand i10. There are strong indications that the company is likely to replace i10 in the global market with this new model while in India, these two are slated to co-exist.

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Hyundai Xcent

Hyundai Xcent is a superb car that is perfect for people who want a fuel efficient sedan for driving in cities. In the first place, it is a part of Hyundai’s portfolio, which is immensely trustworthy and reliable. Secondly, this model is based on the highly successful Grand i10 model that took the market by storm. This factor is likely to single-handedly and exponentially increase Xcent’s viability as a product. Apart from this, the fact that this segment is seeing constant growth will augur well for both customers and Hyundai. This model completely justifies its price, considering the kind of features it offers. Also, it is going to be a huge success in India and will be a big threat to all of its competitors. Hyundai is going to ride high on its brand value in the country to ensure that this car is a huge success.

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Hyundai Elite i20

The all new Elite i20 is a fun to drive hatchback. Its new sporty and bold look is quite appealing. The interior is rich and impressive. It has plenty of equipment and good rear seat space. There is generous space to stretch your legs, arms and shoulders. The new i20 is available with a 1.2L petrol and a 1.4L diesel engine options. The diesel engine is more efficient than the petrol one. The overall performance is acceptable, but isn't exciting. Refinement level is impressive. Ride is mature, and the handling is better than before. Driving is quite engaging. Hyundai’s after sales services will certainly delight you, and make the new Elite i20 an ideal pick for the urban families.

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Hyundai Fluidic Verna

Hyundai Verna launched by the South Korean car maker is a mid size luxury sedan. Available in petrol and diesel variants, the Hyundai Verna also delivers decent mileage. The 5-seater car is not only stylish in design but also has spacious interiors. The car also boasts of impressive safety systems. It has received Car of the Year award at NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2012 and Sedan of the Year 2011' Golden Steering Award.

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Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra

Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra is one of the most sought after sedan models in the D segment and flaunts a futuristic design language and sense of style. Offered in both petrol and diesel versions, this executive sedan offers a perfect mixture of engine performance and mileage. The stunner comes equipped with cruise control, engine Start-Stop button, rear parking camera, ABS, EBD and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

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Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata is a luxury sedan introduced in both manual and automatic versions. The car is available only in the petrol version in the automobile market of India. Sparkling new exteriors and liquid flowing design are the highlighting features of this luxury sedan. High intensity xenon headlamp provides a royal look to the new Sonata. Proper safety arrangements have also been made in the new Sonata. It now has Anti-lock Braking System including Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

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Hyundai Santa Fe

The third generation Santa Fe is a great value for money car. Its fluidic design and sporty styling address the young buyers. The interior and ride quality are certainly much better than its previous model. Loaded with a plenty of comfort and safety features, the new Santa Fe brings an immense pleasure of a great drive. However, the off-road capability isn’t up-to the mark. What makes it a more alluring deal is the offered three-year, 1-lakh kms warranty with service at 10, 000kms. The new Santa Fe is one of the best picks in its class, but its pricing could be a deal-breaker in the cost-conscious Indian market.

Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India

Hyundai Avante Images
The car market in India is all geared to experience the launch of some of the newest generation cars by some of the biggest car makers of the world. The focus is now upon the about upcoming Hyundai Avante Diesel, Petrol
Expected: 2015, 26 comments.
Hyundai i30 Images
Overview of Hyundai i30 Hyundai i30 is a big hatchback which is launched in B+ segment by Hyundai Motors. The all-new car, Hyundai i30, was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto about upcoming Hyundai i30
Expected: End 2015, 89 comments.
Hyundai Santro Xing Images
Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL), second largest automaker after Maruti Suzuki India Limited in India, is all set to introduce Hyundai Santro Xing Diesel. The car maker about upcoming Hyundai Santro Xing Diesel
Expected: end 2014, 129 comments.
Hyundai HND7 Images
Hyundai India showcased its vision of future mobility for young families at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo in the form of its HND7 concept model. Also called Hexa Space, this about upcoming Hyundai HND7
Expected: end 2014, 5 comments.
Hyundai Genesis Images
Hyundai Genesis is a luxury sports car that is expected to make in-roads into Indian luxury car segment. Already available in international markets as a sedan and a about upcoming Hyundai Genesis
Expected: Early 2014, 2 comments.
Hyundai i40 Images
Hyundai Motor Company based in Korea is the fourth largest car manufacturer across the globe. The prestigious automaker has unveiled Hyundai i40 concept at the international about upcoming Hyundai i40
Expected: End 2015, 14 comments.
Hyundai HB20S Images
Introduction of Hyundai HB20S Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s largest exporter and second largest passenger car maker, could introduce its i20-based HB20S about upcoming Hyundai HB20S
Expected: Early 2014, 0 comments.
Hyundai i45 Images
Hyundai Motor Company of Korean conglomerate Hyundai Group has been one of the illustrious car makers across the world. Indian division of Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor about upcoming Hyundai i45 2.0 L
Expected: Early 2014, 9 comments.
Hyundai i10 facelift Images
Hyundai Motor India Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of the South Korean automotive giant, Hyundai Motor Company. The company forayed in the Indian auto market in 1996 and about upcoming Hyundai i10 facelift
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Hyundai Compact SUV Images
Since last couple of years, Hyundai has witnessed an inspiring and globally acclaimed voyage. The auto company has adopted a highly robust strategy to increase its share in the about upcoming Hyundai Compact SUV
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Discontinued Hyundai Models

Hyundai Accent is the entry-level sedan in Hyundai`s Indian line-up, a car that has found many takers in the market. It is only available in one avatar in the country, a sleek model that is appreciated for its elegant looks and competitive pricing. The car possesses many interior, safety and convenience features that are usually available in models with higher price tags, thus proving to be a value-for-money option for buyers.

Fuel Type: CNG, Transmission: Manual

The new Elantra is one of the most stunning and feature-rich cars in its segment. The new petrol engine is more efficient and responsive than the diesel motor. The fuel efficiency and outright performance could have been better. It is easy to drive, but driving dynamics isn’t up-to the mark. The pricing and high maintenance cost could be deal-breakers.

Fuel Type: Diesel, Transmission: Manual

Hyundai Getz Prime is the compact hatchback, which is preferred by the youths. This car from Hyundai ruled the hearts of all car connoisseurs. Available in two petrol engines 1100 cc and 1300 cc, the Getz provide freedom of choice to the buyers. The compact car is offered to the customers in seven models in both petrol and diesel versions.

Fuel Type: Petrol, Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Petrol, Transmission: Manual

Hyundai i20, the premium hatchback has been launched by the South Korean automaker to strengthen its position in India. The new i20 is now sportier and has refined interiors. It is offered in both petrol and diesel engines. An automatic variant of the new i20 is also introduced in the Indian automobile market. For its unique looks, the i20 won 'Design of the Year award at NDTV Profit Car & Bike Awards 2010. At the Overdrive CNBC TV 18 Awards 2010, the i20 won Viewer's Choice Award.

Fuel Type: Petrol, Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Diesel, Transmission: Manual

Hyundai Tuscon, the compact crossover SUV is no less in terms of style and power. This car is favoured by the youths and adventurous minded people. With the redesigned 2005 Kia Sportage, the crossover shares its Elantra based platform. Power and torque generated by the engine of this car is also amazing.

Fuel Type: Diesel, Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Diesel, Transmission: Automatic

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