Hyundai Motor exports rise, GM India and Maruti hit home runs in sales, TVS 2 wheelers skid 9 per cent

Altogether, HMIL sold 28,136 units this October, with the domestic market accounting for 18,207 units, and exports totalling 9,929 units.

For October 2006, the cumulative sales stood at 26,110 units, while domestic sales accounted for 18,603 units and the exports for 7,507 units.

Overall sales at Hyundai Motor India grew 7.8 per cent in October 2007 as compared to the same month last year.

Commenting on the October sales, Arvind Saxena, vice-president of marketing and sales at HMIL, said, "Export sales have been good for Hyundai Motor India this month, and we feel that with the launch of the new compact car i10 and the onset of the festive season we will be further able to boost our sales in the coming month both in the domestic and overseas market".

The segment-wise sales distribution for the month of October 2007 for HMIL was as under:

  • A1 Segment — 24,016 units;
  • A2 Segment — 4,061 units;
  • A3 Segment — 18 units;
  • A4 Segment — 31 units;
  • SUV Segment — 10 units.

For its part, General Motors India has seen a never-before record growth of 95 per cent in sales in October 2007, compared to the corresponding period last year.

GM India sold 6,139 units in October 2007, against 3,153 units during the same month last year, making it the highest-ever monthly sales figure achieved by GM India since its inception.