2018 Hyundai Creta facelift
2018 Hyundai Creta facelift gets massively reworked front-end
  • Hyundai Motor India rolled out a new Creta SUV as the milestone car
  • Hyundai sold over 53 lakh cars in India so far
  • Hyundai rolled out its millionth car, a Santro, in 2006

Hyundai Motor India Limited, the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars in India, has marked a production milestone of eight million. The South Korean carmaker's Indian arm produced a 2018 Creta as its 8 millionth car. Hyundai took only 19 years and six months to achieve this feat, making it fastest four-wheeler brand in India.

Hyundai Motor India Limited started operation in 1998 and has sold 5,300,967 units in the domestic market while 2,703,581 units were exported to global markets. Hyundai had rolled out its millionth car, a Santro, in 2006, just 8 years after commencement of commercial production. The company reached the next million milestones within an average of 18 -19 months.

Hyundai Motor India's sales milestones
1 Million 2006 7 Yrs 6 Months
2 Million 2008 2 yrs 7 Months
3 Million 2010 1 Yr 9 Months
4 Million 2012 1 yr 7 Months
5 Million 2013 1 Yr 6 Months
6 Million 2015 1 yr 7 Months
7 Million 2016 1 Yr 5 Months
8 Million 2018 1 yr 7 Months
Total 19 Years 6 Months

"Evolution of a revolution is Hyundai's DNA. Today marks a momentous and landmark day in the history of Hyundai Motor India with the achievement of 8 Millionth milestone. Hyundai is the only manufacturer to achieve this feat in the shortest span of time while strengthening our manufacturing excellence, customer experience, marketing innovation and corporate social responsibility," said YK Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited

2018 Hyundai Creta
2018 Hyundai Creta variants

"In our evolving journey to becoming India's most loved and trusted brand, we have pushed the boundaries and taken on new challenges at every step. Our vision is to deliver on the promise of becoming the 'lifetime partners in automobile and beyond'. I dedicate this achievement to our valuable customers and every member of the Hyundai family," he added.

Continuing the positive run, Hyundai had posted its highest-ever domestic sales of 5,36,241 units – a growth of 5.2 percent – in the financial year 2017-18.