Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception announced the top level management changes with immediate effect. Mr. Seon Seob Kim will assume the responsibilities of ‘MD & CEO’ from Mr. Young Key Koo who is set to return to Hyundai Motor Company Head Quarters, Seoul after 3 years in India.
Mr. Y K Koo completed 3 years’ successful tenure to lead Indian operations and under his able Visionary Thought Leadership, Hyundai Motor India has achieved many new milestones.
Out of his 35 years of professional career with Hyundai Motor Company, Mr. Y K Koo had been the part of the Senior Management for long 12 Years in India with a strong understanding and orientation of Indian Auto Industry. In his first stint from 1997-2001, Hyundai established itself as a household name with the launch of 1st generation ‘SANTRO’ and ‘ACCENT’ while he strengthened the sales and marketing operations during his second tenure from 2008-2011 and again headed the Indian operations in his 3rd tenure from November 2015 to November 2018.
Mr. Koo strengthened the India operations with focus on efficiency and smart manufacturing practices leading to the roll-out of 8-Millionth Car in 20 years 9 months – fastest-ever in the Indian auto industry. During his tenure – our commitment towards strong service was strengthened with Hyundai Motor India ranking No.1 in JD Power CSI survey consecutively in 2017 and 2018.
To strengthen Hyundai’s commitment towards society, Mr. Koo also initiated several Corporate Social Responsibility Activities like Safe Move – Road Safety Campaign and Swachh Can – Clean India Campaign benefiting the people from Urban to Rural areas.
With a strong outlook towards Product and Sales, Mr. Y K Koo devised strategic long term road map for Hyundai Motor India setting strong foundation for future. HMIL has achieved year on year the record domestic sales in 2016, 2017 & 2018 along with 8 Successful Products launches like All New ELANTRA & VERNA, All New TUCSON, 2017 GRAND i10, 2017 All New XCENT, New 2018 ELITE i20, New 2018 CRETA and what is more the comeback of the Legend – India’s Favorite Family Car – the All New SANTRO with over 41,000 bookings within 40 days. To celebrate 20 years of journey, Hyundai Motor India launched the India’s most innovative and emotional campaign – Brilliant Moments in 2018 garnering 500 Million views within 4 months.
Hyundai Motor India will continue its journey towards achieving newer milestones in future to create brilliant moments in the customers’ life and always be their lifetime partner in automobile and beyond.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception in India. It currently has ten car models across segments – EON, All New SANTRO, GRAND i10, ELITE i20, ACTIVE i20, XCENT, VERNA, ELANTRA, CRETA & TUCSON. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 495 dealers and more than 1,309 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.
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