Santro to Alcazar: Hyundai Motor India launches 10 million cars


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Chennai| India’s second largest carmaker Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Wednesday produced 10 million cars at its plant here.

While the small car Santro was the first model to be taken out of the plant about 25 years ago. It was the company’s latest model ‘Alcazar’ which came off the assembly line as a magical 10 million car.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, who was present at the plant, signed the bonnet of the car to mark the momentous occasion.

As the country’s largest exporter of automobiles, Hyundai Motor crossed the 3 million vehicle export milestone in early 2020, exporting to 88 countries and registering several export milestones over the years. 5 lakh exports in March 2008, 10 lakh exports in February 2010, 20 lakh in March 2014.

In the last financial year, the company had shipped 1,04,342 units.

Except for the first two million cars that took more than two years, Hyundai Motor rolled out one million cars in a row in less than two years.

Hyundai Motor on Wednesday also announced community development programs such as; Inauguration of Dream Village Project 2.0 – Child Care Center benefitting 500 people annually and Community Hall with a capacity to accommodate 1,500 people at Katarambakkam village in Sriperumbudur; Launched an income-generation program (dairy farming) for rural women benefiting 200 families in Kancheepuram district and formed a self-help group to set up a mobile catering service in Vallakottai village near Sriperumbudur.

–IANS

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