Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Thursday reported 16.41 per cent growth in its total sales in September at 53,804 units, the highest ever monthly sales since the company first rolled out its car in India 11 years ago.

HMIL had sold a total of 46,218 units in the same month last year.

Domestic sales stood at 27,803 units against 22,311 units, up 24.61 per cent. Exports were at 26,001 units compared with 23,907 units in September last year, up 8.75 per cent, HMIL said in a statement.

“We not only recorded the highest figures in our 11 years of operations but also this year the festive season has been encouraging as customers returned to the showroom,” HMIL Senior Vice-President Arvind Saxena said. He hoped this will be the turning point for the automotive industry and if sales remained strong during the coming Deepavali, “we can look at double digit growth figures for the current year”.

In its A2 segment (Santro, i10, i20 and Getz Prime) the company sold 49,482 units, while in the A3 segment (Accent and Verna) sales were at 4,269 units. In the A5 segment (Sonata Transform) 52 units were sold while one unit of SUV Tucson was sold during the month.