There is only one country where the Santro Xing is manufactured and exported worldwide and it is India!.The "Xing" website says it all...."Made in India, exported worldwide".The car is a vast improvement over the old design, is fuel efficient and if customers in Pak want to pay almost PKR 6 lacs for an old hand-me-down model i will not stand in the way!!.The local importer/assembler in Pak will not approve, i'm sure!.lol!......Hyundai exported 113,000 plus Santro cars from it's Madras plant last year worldwide!.This figure does not include domestic sales in India of another 120,000 plus Santro cars!.
Hyundai Santro cars parked at Chennai Harbour for export. Photo: Vino John 24-02-2005
From Hyundai News.....
2nd January , 2007
Hyundai Motor India achieves its target for CY2006
Sells 299,513 units in year 2006
Highest ever sales in the overseas market in Dec’06
New Delhi, January 2, 2007: Hyundai Motor India, continuing its trend of fastest growing passenger car manufacturer, registered a combined sale of 299,513 vehicles in CY2006, an increase of 18.5 % over the year 2005. In the domestic market it clocked a growth of 19.1 % with 186,174 units. And the overseas sales grew by 17.4% with 113,339 units as compared to year 2005.
The segment-wise cumulative sales in the CY2006 are as follows: A2 Segment: 255,240 units, A3 Segment: 41,307 units, A4 Segment: 1,927 units, A5 segment: 506 units, SUV Segment: 533 units.
1st February , 2007
Hyundai records 49% increase in domestic sales in January 2007
Santro sales up by 78% in the domestic market
New Delhi, February 1, 2007: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer, had a remarkable start to the new year as it registered a 49% increase in its domestic vehicle sales with 17,460 units for the month of January 2007 over January 2006. The total sales of 26,661 vehicles in January 2007, is an increase of 33 percent over the corresponding month in 2006. In the export market it clocked a growth of 11 percent compared to 2006, with 9,201 units exported.
The sales in January 2007 have been the highest in the month of January till date for HMIL with Santro, the flagship car from the Hyundai stable, clocking a domestic growth of 78 percent in comparison to January 2006
The rest of the world seems to like the Xing!...