The Chennai-based Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second largest passenger car manufacturer and the largest exporter has won the prestigious NDTV Car of the Year 2014 award for Hyundai Grand, according to a company statement. The auto maker is all the more happy as the Auto Expo is nearing and what a time it is winning more accolades for its compact car!
Hyundai has also won two other category awards: Car manufacturer of the Year, Entry hatchback of the Year for Grand. The NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2014 truly exemplify the experts’ and customers’ admiration and trust in the product.
Since its launch the Grand has received an overwhelming response entering the charts of top five selling car brands in India. Hyundai Grand with its premium features and stylish design has made its mark amongst the first time buyers, up-graders and additional car buyers. Over 44,885 units have already been delivered to happy customers across India. Grand provides an optimal combination of design, performance, fuel efficiency and value exceeding customer expectations.
Expressing delight on the awards, BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, “We are humbled and honored to win the prestigious automotive awards – NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2014: Car Manufacturer of the Year, Car of the Year and Entry Hatchback of the Year for Grand. With the recent 5 millionth car roll-out HMIL has strengthened its commitment to the Indian market offering Modern-Premium world class products. We would like to thank our customers, media, business partners and employees who have supported and shown trust in Hyundai brand in this competitive market scenario. We affirm our commitment to the industry and will continue to invest in offering high quality products to the customers.”
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets nine car models across segments – in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10, Grand and the i20, in the A3 segment the Verna, in the A4 segment the Elantra, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the past eight years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 382 dealers and more than 1000 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.