In July 2020, Hyundai Motor India sold 38,200 units compared to 39,010 units in July 2019
Like every other automaker in India, Hyundai has been facing troubled times. 24 March 2020 saw a nationwide lockdown being imposed in view of COVID-19 pandemic. This led to plants and showrooms’ shutdown, eventually resulting in zero sales in April 2020. However, Hyundai Motor India managed to achieve decent sales numbers thanks to products such as new Creta, Verna and Venue.
Hyundai Creta leads July 2020 sales
The South Korean company sold 38,300 units in July 2020; down by just 2.1% as against 39,010 units in July 2019. Meanwhile, this is a massive 79.2% sales increase when compared to 21,320 units in June 2020. New Hyundai Creta contributed the highest numbers or in order words, almost one-third of total sales.
Hyundai Motor India sold 11,549 units of Creta in the past month. This is up by 75% when compared to 6,585 units sold in July 2019 and a 60% increase as against 7,207 units sold in June 2020. Hyundai Creta’s diesel variant garnered the highest interest.
Hyundai Grand i10 also saw positive sales in the past month, at 8,368 units. Sales in July 2019 had stood at 5,081 units while sales in June 2020 hit 3,593 units. New Grand i10 Nios is clearly one of the best choices in its segment.
Hyundai Venue is a formidable player in the subcompact SUV segment. The newly introduced clutch-pedal-free transmission technology called iMT (intelligent Manual Transmission) has increased the attention it usually receives. The company sold 6,734 units of Venue last month — lower than 9,585 units sold in July 2019, but up by 63% when compared to 4,129 units in June 2020.
Sales of Hyundai i20 Elite (new generation in the works) dipped by 30% and hit 6,344 units when compared to sales in July 2019, but surged 133% as against 2,718 units sold in June 2020. Verna and Aura sales saw positive growth in July 2020, over both July 2019 and June 2020. However, the same could not be said for Hyundai Santro which noted 1,352 units in July 2020, or down by 75% as against 5,309 units sold in July 2019. Sales had hit 1,513 units in June 2020.
Hyundai Tucson sales were at 63 units in July 2020. Numbers have fallen by 34% as against 47 units back in July 2019. It was only recently that 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift was launched as a rival to Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen T-Roc.
Finally comes Kona EV and Elantra at 26 units and 20 units, respectively. Compared to June 2020, sales went up by 63% and 33% each. in July 2019, Hyundai Kona’s (one of the very few electric four-wheelers in India) sales were down by 16 units while Elantra saw 34 units more.