In a scant 14 months since its launch, Hyundai Motor India’s Elite i20 hatchback has driven past the 100,000 unit sales landmark in the domestic market.
Till end-May 2015, the car had clocked total sales of 100,506 units – 51,326 of them petrol and 49,180 diesel variants. This clearly points to the return of petrol in the car market as a result of the tightening price gap between the two fuels.
Launched on August 11, 2014, the second-generation i20 model has seen its sales consistently grow month on month. From its opening sales of 809 units in July 2014, the car has seen its maximum sales of 12,812 units in March 2015. In May 2015, the Elite i20 sold a total of 10,334 units.
Commenting on the landmark sales, B S Seo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said: “We are overwhelmed with the customer’s response by receiving over unprecedented 100,000 sales for the Elite i20 in 11 months. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence on Hyundai products.”