Hyundai seeks to sell 100,000 units of the new i20 model in 2009

 13 Dec 2008 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+

South Korean auto maker Hyundai has the objective of selling 100,000 annual units of its new i20 model in the European market. The first cars will go on sale on January 15, according to Rafael Agullo, general manager product at Hyundai Motor Europe. He announced that in a presentation of the new Hyundai’s vehicle.

Hyundai seeks to sell 100,000 units of the new i20 model in 2009

Agullo explained that with the new i20, the company seeks to surpass the sales achieved by its predecessor (Getz): 500,000 units of the Gets model were sold in the European continent. In addition, he confirmed that Hyundai hopes this new model becomes the most sold car in its class.

On the other hand, Vice president of Hyundai Motor Europe Alan Rushforth pointed out that the launching of the i20 is good in order to complete the series “i” of Hyundai and, at the same time, to increase the global sales of this company. This way, he explained that this car will help to Hyundai to conserve its market share.

Rushforth said the objective of the company is to reach a production rate of six million units worldwide in 2010. Also, he explained that as part of the strategy, Hyundai beganĀ  commercial production at the new assembly plant in Nosovice (Czech Republic) in last November. Once this plant is fully operating, Hyundai will manufacture 300,000 annual units of its i30 (five-doors) and Cross Wagon.

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