SUVs drive Hyundai Motor India's diesel model sales to three-year high

The local arm of Hyundai Motor has benefitted after some leading manufacturers pulled the plug on diesel models amid tightening regulations

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The share of diesel variants in the overall sales mix at Hyundai rose to 27.4 per cent in the first five months of the current calendar year.

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
A strong demand for diesel SUVs has bumped up the contribution of these variants to Hyundai Motor India’s sales to a three-year high, a company top official told Business Standard.

The local arm of the South Korean carmaker has benefitted after some leading manufacturers — including car market leader Maruti Suzuki — pulled the plug on diesel models amid tightening regulations.

Hyundai has also gained from the changing travel preference —people are frequenting getaways and taking to the road a lot more than what they did before the pandemic. This trend has been fuelling overall SUV sales.

SUVs outpaced hatchbacks

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 10:15 PM IST

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