Hyundai i20 compact surpasses 1 million sales mark

The total sales of Hyundai i20 have crossed one million units globally ever since its launch in 2008. Touted to be the country’s second largest premium compact hatchback, the i20 was initially launched in 2008 followed the launch of hatchback’s second generation variant in 2014. As of writing this, the Hyundai i20 has received over 34 awards, which includes the second generation i20 and the i20 Active.

Commenting on the development, YK Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd revealed that the arrival of one million sales mark is a pure testament to Hyundai i20’s aggressive power. Moreover, the vehicle appeals to global auto enthusiasts because it delivers sporty design, functionality and class performance. The product team including the management are delighted that i20 models have performed well above out expectations by delivering one million global sales. Moreover, the i20 not only met the aspirations of India-based customers but also global.

Koo also added that the company is committed to fulfilling the aspirations of customers and will continue to develop quality products as per the changing market and technological trends.

The figures released by the company reveals the fact that the gross domestic sale of Hyundai i20 accounts to 367,146. However, the total number of units exported from India reached 389,889, which is higher than the domestic sales. This shows how popular the Hyundai i20 is among the global audience.


While the domestic sale of Hyundai Elite i20 reached 205,441, which is comparatively higher than 16,603 units exported from the country. The least number of sale emerged for i20 Active, which got only 30,877 customers in India with around 7,154 units shipped to countries outside India. Based on the above calculations, the grand sales total of Hyundai i20 series accounted to 10,17,110.

Available in 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT 5-Speed Transmission and 1.4L U2 CRDi 6-Speed Transmission engines, the second generation Hyundai Elite i20 was unveiled in India in August 2014 and has been the top 2 best-selling models from the manufacturer. Moreover, the i20 was the premium hatchback in India till the Maruti Suzuki Baleno arrived in India.

Hyundai Elite i20 is available starting at Rs. 6.65 lakh (Bangalore) in a wide range of variants, features, and specifications.