In a significant achievement, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has reported its highest-ever monthly domestic sales in January 2024. The automaker revealed that it sold a total of 57,115 units of passenger vehicles in the Indian domestic market during the month. The overall sales, including both domestic and export numbers, reached 67,615 units. This remarkable performance reflects a 14% year-on-year growth compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Hyundai attributes this success to the robust demand for SUVs in the Indian market, with models like Creta, Alcazar, and Exter leading the way.
Hyundai’s Chief Operating Officer, Tarun Garg, expressed his satisfaction with the impressive sales performance in January 2024. He mentioned that the automaker has kicked off the year on a high note by achieving its highest-ever monthly domestic sales of 57,115 units. Garg specifically pointed out the strong demand for the recently updated Hyundai Creta, which has garnered nearly 50,000 bookings within a short span after its launch. Additionally, the entry-level SUV Exter continues to perform well, achieving remarkable sales figures and earning prestigious auto awards in the country.
Let’s dive into the details of the two noteworthy models that contributed to Hyundai’s outstanding sales figures:
Hyundai Creta: The Hyundai Creta, priced between ₹11.00 Lakhs and ₹20.15 Lakhs, stands out as a subcompact SUV that seamlessly combines style, ample space, and dynamic performance. It caters to a slightly higher price bracket compared to its competitors. With multiple engine options, including Petrol, Diesel, and Turbo Petrol, the Creta appeals to those seeking a diverse driving experience.
Featuring spacious interiors and a generous boot space, the Creta is an ideal choice for small families or individuals with a penchant for road trips. Packed with premium features like a large touchscreen infotainment system, advanced safety features, and a panoramic sunroof, the Creta offers a luxurious feel.
Hyundai Exter: For those looking for a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient SUV, the Hyundai Exter comes into play. Starting at a more affordable price point of ₹6.13 Lakhs, this compact SUV provides practical features and decent performance. Equipped with a single 1.2L engine available in Petrol and CNG options, the Exter delivers impressive fuel economy, especially in the CNG variant.
Essential features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning, and safety features are included in the Exter. The Exter serves as an excellent choice for urban commutes and individuals prioritizing affordability and fuel efficiency over extensive features and larger dimensions.
Hyundai’s impressive sales performance, driven by the popularity of models like Creta and Exter, highlights the robust demand for SUVs in the Indian automotive market. As the automaker continues its optimistic outlook for 2024, these two SUVs are likely to play a pivotal role in maintaining this momentum in the months to come.