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India is currently in a lockdown that will last until 3rd of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business entities including automobile manufacturers have come forward to help in whatever way they can during this situation. Hyundai Motor India (HMI), once again has come forward to support the Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
The company has distributed PPE kits, masks (3-Ply & N-95), sanitizers and dry rations worth more than Rs 9 Crore. Also, Hyundai has donated Incinerators to hospitals in Tamil Nadu for the safe disposal of all medical waste.
Commenting on the initiative, SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, "Being a longstanding partner in India's growth over two decades, we stand united with the Government of India through these trying times and offer assurance of our utmost commitment. In the battle against COVID-19, our initiatives are aimed at lending support to our frontline champions, medical staff, support workers and those sections of society that have been severely impacted by this crisis."
This is not the first time Hyundai has come forward to lend a helping hand. The company recently donated Rs 7 Crore to the PM CARES Fund for the COVID-19 crisis. It also donated Rs 5 crore to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Relief Fund and handed over imported COVID-19 advanced diagnostic test kits worth Rs 4 crore. The company even partnered with Air Liquide Medical Systems recently to scale-up the production and supply of ventilators.
In other recent Hyundai news, the company recently launched the Santro BS6 models in India at a starting price of Rs 4.57 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). Powering the Hyundai Santro is a BS6 compliant 1.1-litre engine that is available in petrol and CNG options. The petrol unit produces 68bhp of power and 99Nm of peak torque.
The CNG engine pumps out 58 bhp of power and 84Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. An automatic transmission is available as an optional for the petrol unit.
Thoughts About The Donations Made By Hyundai Amidst COVID-19
Along with other automobile manufacturers, Hyundai has also contributed a lot, to support the government in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. With all these contributions, we hope that the pandemic gets over soon.