Mumbai, Feb. 17 -- Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is celebrating the silver jubilee of its existence in the Indian automobile industry since it's entry in the year 1996.

The South-Korean car manufacturer began its operations journey in September 1998 with the manufacturing facility at Irungattukkottai in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The first model to roll off the production line was the iconic 'Santro' followed by the i20 hatchback. By the CY 2020, Hyundai holds 17.4 per cent market share in the automobile market.

Another milestone that Hyundai has achieved is a total sales of nine million units in 25 years with an annual output of 7.5 lakh units. Presently, the brand has 1,154 sales and 1,298 service outlets in the country.