Hyundai Motors India, The country's second largest carmaker and the largest passenger car exporter registered aggregate sales of 54,354 units (52,521 units) in June, up 3.5 % from the same month last year. Domestic sales were up 0.2% at 30,450 units against 30.402 units last year. Exports stood at 23,904 units against 22,119 units, up 8.1%.
Commenting on the sales, Hyundai Motors Marketing and Sales Director Arvind Saxena said: "The general inflationary trend, high fuel prices, interest rates that are still high are keeping sentiment low. Unless any triggers get activated, sentiment is not expected to improve very much." Speaking about the growth in exports, Mr Saxena said,
Saxena further spoke about the growth in exports: "We are witnessing good volumes in South America and Africa. The Eon is being particularly well received in Africa and the i10 is strong in South America."
The segment-wise cumulative sales for June 2012 are: A2 segment 44,046 units (Eon, Santro, i10, i20); A3 Segment 10,182 units (Accent and Verna); A5 segment 39 units (Sonata); SUV 87 units (Santa Fe).