The Exter, Venue, Venue N-Line, Creta, Alcazar, Tucson, Kona Electric, and Ioniq 5 are among the SUVs offered by Hyundai.
Here Discussed About MD & CEO Unsoo Kim claims that there is now a Hyundai SUV for everyone:
Managing Director (MD) and CEO Unsoo Kim of Hyundai Motor India claims that the business now offers an SUV for everyone, ranging from the entry-level Exter to the high-end electric flagship, the Ioniq 5.
Launched in July 2023, the Exter is Hyundai’s most economical SUV. The ex-showroom pricing range is between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10.15 lakh.
The automaker debuted the Ioniq 5 at the Auto Expo in January 2023. There is only one fully loaded variant available, and it costs Rs 45.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
The SUV lineup of the South Korean automaker’s Indian division includes the Venue, Venue N-Line, Creta, Alcazar, Tucson, and Kona Electric in addition to the Exter and Ioniq 5.
In a special press briefing, Kim stated, “At Hyundai, we take pride in being a full-range SUV manufacturer,” adding that “there is a Hyundai SUV for everyone” ranging from our newest SUV, the Exter, to the all-electric flagship Ioniq 5.
He claimed that since the Exter’s release, sales have accelerated for Hyundai over this holiday season due to the tremendous demand it has generated from customers.
Already, the Exter has around 100,000 reservations. Hyundai sold 31,174 Exter units between July and October: 7,000 units in July, 7,430 units in August, 8,647 units in September, and 8,097 units in October.
“At our Sriperumbudur production plant, We’ve begun putting industry 4.0’s automated processes and digital changes into practice. As Unsoo Kim pointed out, this has assisted Hyundai Motor India in increasing capacity and streamlining production.
The automaker recently increased the number of units it can produce annually by 50,000 to 820,000 at its Sriperumbudur facility. By 2025, it hopes to reach one million units, nevertheless.
“Hyundai Motor India is working hard to meet its goal of cumulatively generating one million units each year. We intend to accomplish this by adding capacity to our planned Talegaon plant, where production is expected to start in 2025, and optimizing capacity at our Sriperumbudur plant,” Unsoo Kim said.
According to Unsoo Kim, in order to enhance the safety aspect of Hyundai cars, we also gave top priority to standardizing essential safety features in our cars, such as 3-point seatbelts and seatbelt reminders for every seat in the Hyundai model lineup.
Additionally, Unsoo Kim said, Hyundai broke with the conventional quo by proactively introducing six airbags as standard equipment on all model versions.
Hyundai has 13 models for sale in India. The Grand i10 Nios, i20, i20 N-Line, Aura, and Verna are the other models in addition to the ones already named. Six airbags are now standard on all 13 Hyundai vehicles.
Within the next three years, Hyundai intends to install advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on every vehicle in its lineup. Presently, the company offers this technology in five of its vehicles: the Venue, Venue N-Line, Verna, Tucson, and Ioniq 5.