Hyundai Motors India noted a 15 percent dip in sales in September 2019 with total sales of 40,705 units as compared to 47,781 units sold in the same period of the previous year. What is good news is that the sales are on the increase, on MoM basis. Compared to sales in Aug 2019, sales in Sep 2019 were higher by 7%.
Sales of the i20 were at the top in the Hyundai sales charts. Sales of the Hyundai i20 for the month stood at 10,141 units, as against 12,380 units in same month last year. On the second place for Hyundai, was the Grand i10 + Nios. Sales of the existing Grand i10 along with its Nios variant crossed the 9,300 mark.
On the third spot was the Hyundai Venue with 7,942 units sold. Top three cars for Hyundai remained same, but their order have changed for Sep 2019. Below is the detailed sales report of Hyundai cars for Sep 2019.
On the 4th spot is the Creta, which is nearing its end of life for current generation. In Sep 2019, Hyundai sold 6,641 units of the Creta. This is about 40% decline in sales. Creta is now being offered at discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh. In addition, Hyundai has launched a more affordable variant of Creta 1.6 liter diesel engine to boost sales.
Next in the list is the Hyundai Santro. This small car has failed to live up to sales expectations. Last month sales stood at 3,502 units. Sales of Verna, Elantra and Tucson increased in September 2019 over sales in the August 2019.
Hyundai also sold 47 units of the Kona EV in September 2019 in the first batch having received over 300 bookings till date. This EV has a range of 452 kms making it the highest of all electric vehicles sold in the country. Its 39.2 kWh battery offers 136 PS power and 395 Nm torque with acceleration from 0 -100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. Its price at Rs.23.71 lakhs also makes it one of the most expensive electric vehicles sold in India.
The Hyundai Elantra facelift was launched earlier this month at Rs.15.89 lakhs. This updated sedan available in three variants – S, SX and SX(O) comes in with new styling updates, better onboard equipment and is offered with a BS VI compliant 2.0 liter petrol engine. This engine offers 152 hp power and 192 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual or 6 speed torque converter automatic. Upgradation to BS VI norms has not seen any change in fuel efficiency with mileage pegged at 14.6 kmpl.