Hyundai Motor India’s (HMI) cumulative production and sales has passed the 3m mark, parent Hyundai Motor said on Thursday.

HMI is the second Indian unit of a foreign carmaker to break the 3m mark after Maruti Suzuki.

Established in 1996, HMI is Hyundai’s second oldest overseas subsidiary with production facilities and the first to produce and sell over 3m vehicles.

The company, the small car base of Hyundai’s global network, also became the first India-based carmaker to export over 1m units last February.

Hyundai assembled cars in Bromont, Quebec, Canada between 1989 and 1993 and an overseas production subsidiary was set up in 1995 in Turkey. The Indian unit began producing vehicles in 1998 and currently operates two production facilities each capable of producing 300,000 vehicles a year.

The two plants produce the Santro city car, Accent and Verna subcompacts, the Sonata and the widely exported i10 and i20.