Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. Hailing from South Korea, the company was established in India in 1996 and it launched its first product, Santro in September 1998. After a successful run in the country for 16 years, Hyundai discontinued the model in December 2014. The current line of products in Hyundai India’s portfolio includes hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. Hyundai India started exporting cars to overseas countries in 1999 and currently it ships some of its popular models to vital international markets in Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. Hyundai’s avant-garde manufacturing facility is located near Chennai and the research and development centre, ‘Hyundai Motor India Engineering’ (HMIE) is located in Hyderabad.