Hyundai's premium hatchback, the i20 has clocked 1 million sales across the globe. The figure includes sales of the original i20, the Elite i20 and the i20 Active as well. Notably, the vehicle was first introduced in 2008 and is built in India for international markets.
The Elite i20 has dominated the B-segment landscape in India. The Indian Car Of The Year (ICOTY) for 2015, the Hyundai has caught the fancy of a large set of buyers thanks to the styling and features on offer. Commenting on the achievement, Y.K. Koo - MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), said, “Reaching this historic mark is a testament to Hyundai i20’s staying power and the global appeal of a vehicle that delivers sporty design, functionality and class-leading performance."
Here's a quick glance at the figures Hyundai has clocked over the past eight years:
Only a small fraction of the original i20's production was earmarked for India, saving the most for exports. However, the demand from the domestic market exceeded the Korean automaker's expectation. Hyundai duly met the increased demand, and the rest is history! "We are extremely delighted that i20 models have achieved this milestone of 1 million global sales and met the aspirations of Indian and Global customers. Hyundai is Modern Premium brand that offers quality, innovation and value for money with awards winning cutting-edge technology, styling and performance. Hyundai is committed towards fulfilling the customers’ aspirations and will continue to evolve its products as per the ever changing market trends," Koo added.
The latest iteration of the hatchback was first introduced in 2014, and was given a mild facelift earlier this year. With prices starting at Rs 5.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Figo.
Source : CarDekho