Established in 1996, Hyundai’s first car in India, the Santro, is still in production although in a slightly different guise. The Korean automotive giant is India’s second largest automotive manufacturer and it has held that spot since the turn of the 21st century. Hyundai in India currently sells a mix of hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. Hyundai's hatchback portfolio includes the Eon, the Santro, the i10, the i10 Grand, the extremely successful Elite i20 and the Active i20 cross hatchback. The sedans include the sub-4-meter Hyundai Xcent, the popular Hyundai Verna, the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Sonata. SUVs include the range topping Santa Fe and the Upcoming Creta.
Hyundai offers a good mix of petrol and diesel engines in all their cars excluding the Eon and the Santro that get only petrol motors. Hyundai also offers both manual and automatic gearbox options in most of its cars. Hyundai is also the biggest exporter of cars from India. Currently, it exports cars to over 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To cater to rising demand, Hyundai commissioned its second plant a few years ago, which produces an additional 300,000 units per year nearly doubling total output for capacity.
Hyundai cars are also famously easy to service and cheap to fix in case something does go wrong. Hyundai has over 450 dealerships and more than 650 Authorized Service Centers in over 350 cities and towns across the country. They also operate their own dealerships known as Hyundai Motor Plazas in large metros across India.Read MoreRead Less