Hyundai i20 models surpasse 1 million unit sales
Hyundai i20 models surpass 1 million unit sales.PR Handout

Hyundai i20 models have crossed a cumulative sale of 1 million units, the South Korean automobile major announced on Thursday, July 21. Hyundai has three models in its i20 line up — i20, Elite i20 and i20 Active.

Launched in India in 2008, the i20, which is still a favourite model of auto-lovers in the country, has got 367,146 takers in the domestic market and 389,889 in the export markets. The company introduced in 2014 the second generation avatar of the i20, dubbed the Elite i20. The premium hatchback, Elite i20, has registered a sale of 205,441 units in the Indian market and together with export of 16,603 units, contributed 222,044 units to the sales chart. The third in the line-up, the i20 Active, a crossover based on the i20, made its market entry in 2015. The company has so far sold 30,877 units of the i20 Active in India.

"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," YK Koo, the MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), said. "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 now expected to launch the automatic variant of the Elite i20 in India. The existing model of the Elite i20 gets 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.4 litre CRDi diesel motor. Hyundai is also said to be working on the facelift version of its Elite i20 hatchback.

Models Launched Domestic Exports Total
i20 29 Dec, 2008 367,146 389,889 757,035
Elite i20 11 Aug, 2014 205,441 16,603 222,044
i20 Active 17 Mar, 2015 30,877 7,154 38,031
Grand Total ----- ---- ---- 1,017,110