May 02, 2013

Hyundai Motor America announces 2 per cent increase in April sales

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 63,315 units, up two per cent versus the same period in 2012.

"April is always a transitional month going into our peak selling season and we were pleased with the strength that both the industry and our award-winning lineup of
vehicles exhibited," said Dave Zuchowski, Executive Vice-President of National Sales. "Through the first four months of this year, HMA has shattered its all-time volume mark, and with strong economic signals, improving availability and a historically strong selling season directly in front of us, we fully expect to continue this record-setting trend for the first six months of the year."

Elantra sales for the month were 24,445 units, up 45 per cent over last April and up 29 per cent year-to-date. The all-new award-winning Santa Fe, which is offering families a fresh alternative in this highly competitive segment, had sales of 6,940 units for the month, up 10 per cent over April 2012 and 27 per cent for the year.

"While we did a decent job matching production levels with strong demand for Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe, our US-built Sonata inventories remain among the lowest in the segment, and we continue to work to meet demand for all variants of our fast-turning mid-size sedan," said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Our new Sonata Hybrid has been a focus model for us though, and here we've been able to support a 40 per cent year-over-year sales increase with additional production and high consumer interest in our upgraded hybrid powertrain with its industry-leading Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty."

Fleet mix was 16 per cent for both the month and the year, among the lowest in the industry. Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 6,218, an April record, up 33 per cent over April 2012


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