Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Friday reported a 2.2 per cent decline in total sales at 63,610 units in October. The company had sold 65,020 units in the same month last year, HMIL said in a statement. Domestic sales were 3.8 per cent down to 50,010 units as against 52,001 units in October 2018, the company added.
Exports, however, grew 4.5 per cent to 13,600 units last month as compared to 13,019 units in the year-ago period, HMIL said. Hyundai Motor India’s National Sales Head Vikas Jain said the automaker has performed well despite the ongoing slowdown in the market. The company’s cumulative sales last month were highest during the year so far, he added.
Recently, the South Korean automaker launched the updated i20 Active at the starting price of Rs 7.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is to be noted that the 2019 Hyundai i20 Active, which is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, comes in three variants - S, SX, and the SX dual-tone.
Visually, the 2019 Hyundai i20 Active continues to sport the same design language and comes loaded on the feature front complete with projector lens headlamps with LED DRLs and cornering lamps, fog lamps, LED taillights, shark-fin antenna, rugged plastic body cladding and diamond-cut alloy wheels on the top variants.
The 2019 Hyundai i20 Active gets new safety systems to meet the new mandatory safety norms including reverse parking sensors, reverse camera, speed alert system, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and more, as part of the standard kit.On the inside, the recently-launched car comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push-button start, keyless entry, auto climate control, rear AC vents, wireless charging and more.
Under the hood, the 2019 Hyundai i20 Active has 1.2-litre petrol motor that churns out 82 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Also, there is an 1.4-litre diesel which develops 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Importantly, the diesel version is only available in the range-topping SX trim.
(With inputs from PTI)