May 01, 2012

Hyundai Motor America reports best-ever April sales

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time April sales record of 62,264 units, up 1 per cent over last year's all-time April record, and the second best sales month in company history after last month’s all-time record. With three fewer selling days this April versus
last April, Hyundai's average daily sales rate improved 12 per cent.

"Never has a relatively flat sales month felt quite so good," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's Executive Vice-President of National Sales. "We definitely felt some pullback from an overheated March sales pace but really picked up some momentum at the tail end of the month and finished with a flurry to set another all-time volume record. Vehicle availability continues to improve and our announcement just last night of the assembly plant expansion in Alabama will provide much needed production increases for our highly fuel efficient Sonata and Elantra sedans, while generating nearly 900 new jobs for the local economy. ”

In its first month of sales, the all-new Azera is off to a torrid start with sales up 399 per cent over last April, while Hyundai’s family of RWD premium products, Genesis and Equus, continue to deliver outstanding sales results with volume up 36 per cent over a year ago. In an ongoing effort to meet retail demand, business to fleet accounts continues to run at less than a 10 per cent mix, amongst the lowest levels in the industry.


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