Updated January 8th, 2024 at 12:18 IST
Hyundai sells its car manufacturing unit in Russia
Hyundai has taken a hit of $219.19 million (approx Rs 1,830 crore) on selling the plant.
Plant sell-off: Hyundai Motor Company announced that it has sold-off its car manufacturing plant in Russia. The South Korean carmaker had stopped building vehicles at the St Petersburg plant in March 2022, shortly after the commencement of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Hyundai has taken a hit of $219.19 million (approximately Rs 1,830 crore) on selling the plant.
This plant was building the Creta, the previous-gen Verna (Solaris) and the Kia Rio sedan. The new Verna is now exclusively built in India for domestic and export markets.
In an official statement, Hyundai said in a board of directors meeting, the plan to sell its entire stake in Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus (HMMR LLC) to Art-Finance LLC was approved.
Currently, Hyundai is making the final arrangements with Art-Finance for details of the deal.
The company added that it will continue to provide after sales services and other customer care businesses to Hyundai vehicle owners in the country.
With this decision taken, Hyundai joins a list of other carmakers that are exiting the Russian market.
These include the likes of Volkswagen, Skoda, Stellantis, Suzuki, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Audi.
(With Reuters Inputs)
Published January 7th, 2024 at 19:26 IST