The company has achieved this milestone within nineteen and a half years. The celebratory unit was the new facelifted Hyundai Creta that was launched just last month.


Hyundai started producing cars in India in 1998, beginning with the Hyundai Santro. Its first millionth car, which it rolled out seven and a half years later, in 2006, was also the Hyundai Santro. The following production milestones took notably lesser time, as seen in the table below:

1 Million 2006 7 Yrs 6 Months

2 Million 2008 2 yrs 7 Months

3 Million 2010 1 Yr 9 Months

4 Million 2012 1 yr 7 Months

5 Million 2013 1 Yr 6 Months

6 Million 2015 1 yr 7 Months

7 Million 2016 1 Yr 5 Months

8 Million 2018 1 yr 7 Months

Total 19 Years 6 Months

Hyundai produces vehicles in India in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The first plant here was commissioned in 1998, and the second plant followed in 2008 for a cumulative production of 7,00,000 vehicles a year. The vehicles produced in India serve both domestic and export markets.

Hyundai commenced exports of India-made vehicles beginning with the Hyundai Santro in 1999. The first lot comprised only 20 units, and it was shipped to Nepal. By now, the company has exported 2.7 million vehicles. Currently, around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia-Pacific import Hyundai vehicles from India.


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