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Hyundai Next Gen VERNA Wins Prestigious ‘Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2018’ Award

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- Only Manufacturer to win 5 ICOTY Awards
- 5th Generation VERNA has over 26,000 booking within 3 months - Segment Leader
- Mid Size Sedan Segment Grew by 30% after Next Gen VERNA Launch
- Next Gen VERNA Offers Futuristic Design, Superior Dynamics, High Safety, New Age Technology and Advanced Features
- Next Gen VERNA is the only sedan to bag highest export order of 10,500 unit from middle east market

New Delhi, December 14, 2017: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception has won the most coveted Indian Car of the Year 2018 (ICOTY) award for the Next Gen VERNA. As the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motor India has won 5 ICOTY Awards for its products: VERNA, CRETA, ELITE i20, GRAND i10 and i10 for the year 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2008 respectively.

The ICOTY award is adjudged by a diverse group of 18 Jurors of all the prominent automotive publications in the country: Jury Members: Bob Rupani (Chairman- ICOTY), Yogendra Pratap (Auto Today), Rahul Ghosh (Auto Today), Dhruv Behl (autoX), Ishan Raghava (autoX), Girish Karkera (BBC Top Gear India), Agasti Kaulgi (BBC Top Gear India), Aspi Bhathena (Car India), Sarmad Kadiri (Car India), Sirish Chandran (evo India), Aninda Sardar (evo India), Pablo Chaterji (Man’s World), Kartik Ware (Motoring World), Raunak Ajinkya (Motoring World), Rohit Paradkar (OVERDRIVE), Muralidhar Swaminathan (The Hindu Business Line), Vikrant Singh (CarWale, BikeWale and CarTrade) and Hani Musthafa (Flywheel).

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “We are honoured to win the most prestigious automotive award – ‘Indian Car of the Year 2018’ for our Make-in-India, Made-for-the-World product- Next Gen VERNA. The 5th generation Next Gen VERNA is a true expression of a Superior Sedan crafted with perfection and excellence in Engineering with highest levels of refinement. Launched in August 2017, the Next Gen VERNA has become a trendsetter in the Indian market and heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world. Winning the 5th ICOTY award symbolizes the trust and faith of customers in Hyundai brand. We thank all our Customers, Partners, Media and Jurors for choosing Next Gen VERNA as the Indian Car of the Year 2018 and made Hyundai the Most Loved and Trusted car manufacturer.”

Congratulating the winners, Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited said, “The prestigious ICOTY and IMOTY awards have become synonymous with excellence in the Indian automobile industry, honoring cars and bikes for now for over a decade. Every year these coveted awards recognize the best in class efforts in engineering, design, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions and above all customer satisfaction. As the proud associate of these awards since their inception in 2005, JK Tyre has always endeavored to take these awards beyond mere plaudits to a true recognition of merit.
I congratulate Hyundai Verna and KTM 390 Duke for being recognized as the Indian Car of the Year 2018 and Indian Motorcycle of the year 2018. Their commendable efforts bring to the customer best-in-class cars and motorcycles, which have been selected by automobile experts who constitute the esteemed jury after a critical scrutiny. I would also like to congratulate all contenders for putting their sincere effort in producing these remarkable vehicles.”

Congratulating the winning car Next Gen VERNA Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury 2009, 2013, and 2015 to 2018, Indian Car of the Year 2018 said, "Congratulations to the Hyundai Verna for becoming the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY). It won by the narrowest of margins ever. Yes, in the closest contest we have still witnessed at an ICOTY Jury Voting Round, it edged past its nearest rival by just 1 point ! In all 18 jury members cast their votes and the fact that the Hyundai VERNA emerged winner after such a close fight, is a testimony to its technical strengths and impressive design.”

Hyundai is a New Age brand and under the Modern Premium brand direction, Next Gen VERNA has redefined the Sedan segment. The Next Gen VERNA has received over 26,000 bookings and 200,000 enquiries in India and Over 10,500 Units of order from global markets. The Next Gen VERNA is engineered to deliver excellence in all core areas of Styling, Performance, Technology, Safety and Ride & Handling creating a new benchmark in the sedan segment.

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Photo Caption: Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury, Mr. Yogendra Pratap, Editor Auto Today & ICOTY Jury Member along with Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd awarded the Hyundai Next Gen VERNA, Indian Car of the Year 2018. The award received by Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr S J Ha – ED- Sales and Marketing, HMIL and Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Director-Sales & Marketing, HMIL

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Photo Caption: Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr S J Ha – ED- Sales and Marketing, HMIL and Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Director-Sales & Marketing, HMIL along with the jury members of Indian Car of the Year 2018. 

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Hyundai Introduces 1.4 L Petrol Engine in the Super Sedan Next Gen VERNA

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- Perfect combination of Performance and Fuel Efficiency

New Delhi, 10 January, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest passenger car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception today introduced two new variants with 1.4 L New Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine in the Next Gen VERNA.

Launched in August 2017, the Next Gen VERNA has become a trendsetter in the Indian market and heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world. It has received over 30,000 bookings and 2,00,000 enquiries in India and over 10,500 Units of export order from global markets. It has been the most awarded car of 2017 winning 10 awards including the prestigious “Indian Car of the Year 2018”.

Commenting on the new engine introduction Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director-Sales & Marketing, HMIL said, “The Next Gen VERNA is a super sedan and has established its supremacy in the market since its launch in August 2017. The Next Gen VERNA with 1.4 L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine is the perfect combination of performance and fuel efficiency and showcases Hyundai’s commitment to provide products based on customers aspirations. We are sure this addition will strengthen VERNA’s popularity and offer the customers a wider option to own and experience the super sedan.”

The 1.4 L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine is offered with an output of 100PS @ 6000 RPM and torque of 13.5 Kgm @ 4000 RPM. The fuel efficiency of the new variant has been further improved by 8% to an impressive 19.1 KMPL. The Next Gen VERNA with 1.4L Petrol Engine will be offered in two trims E and EX with 6-speed Manual Transmission.

Next Gen VERNA is admired brand globally and is beyond the ordinary. The Next Gen VERNA is a technological marvel developed with Futuristic Design, Dynamic Performance, Super safety, New Technology & Advanced Features setting a new benchmark in the sedan segment.

Current Variants and Prices:    

Ex Showroom Price Delhi (Rs)

Fuel Type

Transmission

E

EX

SX

SX+

SX(O)

Petrol (1.4L)

MT

7,79,990

9,09,990

-

-

-

Petrol (1.6L)

MT

-

-

9,68,990

-

11,34,990

AT

-

10,48,990

-

-

12,48,990

Diesel (1.6L)

MT

9,42,990

10,24,990

11,37,990

-

12,68,990

AT

-

11,67,990

-

12,87,990

-

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Hyundai Registers Highest Ever Cumulative Sales of 6,78,221 Units in CY 2017

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- Record Domestic Sales of 5,27,320 Units Grew By 5.4% in CY 2017-
- Surpasses CY 2017 Business Plan of 6.72 Lakh Units-
- Mid-Size Sedan Segment Grew by 30% after Next Gen VERNA Launch-

New Delhi, January 1, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception, registered the Record sales by surpassing its Calendar Year 2017 Business Plan with highest-ever Domestic Sales of 5,27,320 Units and Cumulative sales of 6,78,221 Units.

Commenting on CY 2017 Performance, Mr. YK Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The Calendar Year 2017 has been an Year of Performance for Hyundai Motor India Surpassing its Business Plan of 2017 registering highest-ever domestic volume of 5,27,320 units, a growth of 5.4% on strong performance of the newly launched Super Sedan Next Gen VERNA along with GRAND i10, ELITE i20 and CRETA. The positive momentum in Urban and Rural retail sales supported with strong After-Sales Service and Low-cost of ownership has gained customer confidence to become most loved and trusted brand in India.”

“Hyundai became the most awarded Auto manufacturer by winning prestigious awards for Next Gen VERNA, Best After-Sales Customer Satisfaction, Segment-level APEAL awards and highest ranking in Initial Quality Study in 2017. Hyundai is a lifetime partner in automobile and beyond of its customers and will continue this momentum with strong efforts towards customer delight through unique experiences and a socially responsible corporate” he added.

Calendar Year 2017:

 

HMIL sales

CY2016

CY2017

%

Domestic

5,00,539

5,27,320

5.4

 

 

 

December 2017:

 

HMIL sales

Dec 2016

Dec  2017

%

Domestic

40,057

40,158

0.3

Exports

17,107

22,741

32.9

Total

57,164

62,899

10

 

 

 

Hyundai Motor India Crosses 10 Million Fans on Facebook

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- The Biggest Automotive Social Community in India

New Delhi, December 30, 2017: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter since inception has crossed the 10 Million Fan mark on Facebook and continue to be the Biggest Automotive Social Community in India.

Commenting on the milestone Mr. Puneet Anand, Sr. General Manager and Group Head, Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “Hyundai is a new age brand with a strong focus towards digitalization and continuously enhancing customer experience through innovative and engaging campaigns. The 10 Million fans on Facebook is an expression of Hyundai brand affinity on Social Media Network. Every fan and enthusiast shares a bond of love and trust with Hyundai. We will continue to reciprocate this affinity creating engaging and superior content through youth-centric innovative campaigns to engage the new age customers.”

To celebrate this milestone, Hyundai has launched a Unique campaign with Hyundai’s Corporate Brand ambassador, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan inviting users to comment and unlock a surprise. Fans who comment will get a personal thank you message with his/her profile picture and a personalized note from Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. This first-of-its-kind campaign is yet another example of fan engagement on Social media.

The growth rate of Hyundai India’s digital presence has been the highest in the digital space amongst any automobile manufacturer. HMI’s continuous endeavor is to enhance the customer connect through continuous innovation & evolve as a youthful & exciting brand.

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  Watch the Campaign on: www.facebook.com/HyundaiIndia

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Hyundai enhances “Service Brand Image” in 2017, launches innovative campaigns to delight customers

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- Number 1 in JD Power 2017 India Customer Service Index (Mass Market) study
- Over 62.5 lakh cars serviced in 2017, a growth of over 16% in 2016
- Inauguration of India Quality Center (INQC), 5th Hyundai Quality Canters worldwide to focus on Zero Defect
- Launched Perfect 10 campaign and Hyundai Customer care Program (HCCP)
- Engaged with over 7 Million Hyundai owners to create awareness on road safety

New Delhi, December 28, 2017: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception, launched a series of service initiatives in 2017, which were in line with the brand’s commitment to customer happiness beyond automobiles and further reiterates its image as the most loved and trusted brand resulting in Number 1 rank in JD Power 2017 India Customer Service Index (Mass Market) study 2017 accumulating 923 points, the highest ever for any manufacturer.

Commenting on the Service initiatives in 2017, Mr. YK Koo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai is a Caring, Responsible and Customer Centric brand, committed to the highest quality of customer service at every touch point. Through the unique campaigns in 2017 we further strengthened our commitment of not only making the highest quality cars but also best in after sales services for the customers. We will continue the momentum in coming year and delight our customers with best services.”

Over 62.5 lakh cars were serviced in 2017 through the vast network of 1300 Service Outlets across 740 cities in India.

The launch of Perfect 10 campaign focused on customer delight through efficient processes - “Fix it Right First Time” to ensure best quality service. The unique service package ‘Hyundai Customer Care Program (HCCP)’ was launched at Mega Before Service TM Camp and routine Free Car Care Clinic organized to ensure long term customer association with the brand. Organized at 616 locations for the first time in India, the Mega Before Service TM Camp was attended by over 17,791 happy customers.

The Inauguration of India Quality center (INQC) at Faridabad, Hyundai’s Global Quality and Training Centre in India, solidifies our commitment to the Indian market and our focus on finest quality for ‘Zero Defect’ vehicles. State of Art Bodyshop Academy, Polytechnic and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) tie-ups were few among the several initiatives for skilled manpower and high standards of servicing.

As a part of Hyundai’s commitment to be a responsible brand, we launched a digital campaign ‘Jal Bacha Ke Chal’ urging our customers to opt for dry wash and help save the environment by cutting down approximately 120 liters of water per car.

Hyundai observed road safety week with Safe Move Campaign across Pan India Service Networks with an effort to outreach 7 Million Hyundai owners through a week long engagement camp conducted at all workshops across India, residential colonies and high footfall centers in the cities .
                                                                                         

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Campaign

Milestone

Perfect 10

Customer Delight with Perfect 10 Rating resulting Number 1 in JD Power 2017 India Customer Service Index (Mass Market) study

Mega Before Service camp

616 locations attended by 17,791 customers; Launch of Hyundai Customer Care Program

Free Car care Clinic

Across the vast network of 1300 Service Outlets across 740 cities in India

INQC / Training Centre

Inauguration of Hyundai’s 5th Quality Centers Worldwide to focus on Zero Defect Vehicles and trained manpower

Workshop Referral

Touching 4000+ Retails through Workshop Referral in Sep'17 & Oct'17

Save Water Campaign

Jal Bacha Ke Chal’ campaign, digitally amplified with our Corporate Brand Ambassador Mr. Shahrukh Khan, on world environment day.

Safe Move campaign

Road safety week across Pan India Service Networks to engage with 7 Million customers

 

 

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