SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s leading automaker, saw its January sales in India grow over 9 percent on-year thanks in part to robust demand for the Creta crossover SUV, industry data showed Thursday.
According to the data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, Hyundai Motor sold a total of 38,016 cars in India last month, up 9.3 percent from a year earlier.
Its market share there also increased by 1.3 percentage points to 16.5 percent over the same period, the data showed.
The brisk January sales were driven in part by strong demand for the Creta, a crossover SUV model Hyundai Motor developed to target local customers in India and other overseas markets.
Last month, Hyundai Motor sold 6,589 Cretas in India, which ranked first in the SUV segment, elbowing out the Bolero of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra.
The Creta led the local SUV market from its launch in India last July to September but lost its position to the Bolero for the following three months.’