April 04, 2012

Hyundai Motor America breaks all-time monthly sales record

Hyundai Motor America, the most fuel-efficient automaker in the US, announced an all-time monthly sales record of 69,728 units, up 13 per cent over last March, which held the previous record. For the first quarter, Hyundai sales were up 15 per cent over 2011.

was the best month in Hyundai's history and capped the best first quarter we've ever recorded," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's Executive Vice-President of National Sales. "Improving vehicle availability, particularly among our most fuel-efficient vehicles, Sonata, Elantra, Accent and Veloster, has fueled this record growth.”

Overall retail sales through dealerships rose 33 per cent over last March. Sales of Accent, Sonata and Elantra saw sales increases y-o-y of 28 per cent, 6 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively. Fleet mix remains low at 11 per cent for the month.

“As Hyundai continues to offer more fuel-efficient vehicles, we are seeing more and more consumers in our showrooms, resulting in greater 40 mpg highway vehicle sales than ever before,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Our 40 mpg vehicle sales are up an astonishing 67.5 per cent over last March.”

Hyundai’s RWD premium products, Genesis and Equus, saw an outstanding sales increase of 30 per cent over March 2011 and are up 35 per cent over February


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