Hyundai India bids goodbye to 2020 with a remarkable achievement of highest-ever monthly production figure in December 2020. Read the complete report here.
Hyundai India’s manufacturing facility is on a speed run it seems. The Chennai based plant of the South-Korean carmaker outperformed itself by manufacturing a total of 71,178 units in December last year, thus making a remarkable end to the year 2020. With these figures, December 2020 becomes the month when Hyundai India achieved the highest-ever production number in a month ever since the carmaker started its India operations. Moreover, we thought of using our calculators, which were left unattended since our engineering days to figure out that Hyundai India rolled off a car every 40th second in Dec 2020. Further calculations reveal that around 95 cars were manufactured every hour or say 2,296 units rolled off the production line every day.
In fact, the carmaker registered a YoY growth of around 25 per cent in December 2020 with a sales figure of 47,400 units. It seems like the formula of launching a new car every 2nd month worked well for the Hyundai. The carmaker launched the Aura, new-gen Creta, Verna facelift, Grand i10 Nios Turbo, Venue iMT, Tucson facelift, Elantra facelift, and new-gen i20 in the Indian market this year. In simple words, the carmaker has revamped its complete lineup except for the puny Santro, which isn’t doing great on the sales chart as well. The affection of Indian buyers for the SUVs has also worked well for the South-Korean carmaker. The brand sold a total of 1.80 lakh units of Venue, Creta, and Tucson combined, in 2020.
In the year 2021, the carmaker is likely to launch the Hyundai Alcazar in the market, which is the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta. While it will be underpinned by the same platform as the Hyundai Creta, it will boast of an increased length and height. Design-wise, it will look identical to the Creta till the B-pillar, after which the things would start taking an upright stance. Powertrain options on the 7-seater Creta will be borrowed from its 5-seater counterpart itself. However, it is speculated to get a bigger 2.0L turbo-diesel from the Tucson in a detuned avatar to lug around the extra weight. Once launched, it will rival the likes of MG Hector Plus and upcoming Tata Gravitas and new-gen Mahindra XUV500.