Hyundai ramping up diesel Verna, i20 supply

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 16, 2012 Published on April 16, 2012

Waiting period on Verna to halve

To match the sharply increased demand for popular diesel variants of the i20 hatch and the Verna sedan, Hyundai Motor India has increased the supply of such models by 50 per cent.

This is expected to halve the waiting period on the diesel Verna, while bringing down the delivery date for new diesel i20 to a month.

“Increased supply will ease the waiting period substantially. Our customers have shown great patience, they have waited for many months,” Mr Arvind Saxena, Director, Marketing and Sales, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said.

The Korean carmaker has been encouraged by the Government’s move to not put an additional tax on diesel cars in the Budget last month despite pressures. It is thus increasing the supply of the diesel versions of the two models together to 10,500 units a month, from the current 7,500 units by ramping up diesel engine imports from South Korea.

In 2011, Hyundai’s domestic sales rose 5 per cent to 3.73 lakh units.

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Published on April 16, 2012
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