Hyundai December sales up by 5.6%

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (UNI) Country's second largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today said its December sales increased 5.6 per cent to 24,664 units from 23,355 units in the same period a year ago.

On the domestic front, riding high on the newly launched i10, HMIL clocked an impressive growth of 18.2 per cent at 13,078 units, a company statement said.

The exports stood at totaled 11,586 units in December 2007.

The annual sales registered a hike of 9.2 per cent in 2007 at 3,27,160 units. The domestic market clocked a growth of 7.6 per cent with 2,00,412 units, while exports grew by 11.8 per cent with 1,26,748 units compared to 2006.

The segment-wise cumulative sales in the month of December 2007 in the A1 segment stood at 22,510 units, for A2 segment at 2,117 units, for A4 segment at 28 units, while the SUV segment sold nine units.

''The year 2007 has been a significant year for HMIL. We achieved a commendable landmark by rolling out the fastest 1,500,000th car, in the month of September 2007. Also, with a spate of new launches in the year 2007 right from Sonata CRDi, Getz Prime, Santro CNG, Sonata AT and i10, HMIL was able to offer a variety of options to its ever-expanding consumer base,'' said company Senior Vice President (Marketing and Sales) Arvind Saxena.

i10 was the first car from the Hyundai stable that made its world debut in the country, which will also be the sole production and export hub for the car.

The company has also expanded its dealer network across the country during the year 2007.

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