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Hyundai Canada achieves new sales record in August

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MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today sales of 11,717 units in August, a new record for the month and an increase of 1.8% as compared to the same period last year. The company's year-to-date sales now stand at 96,209 units, up 3.5% from the first eight months of 2011.

The popularity of Hyundai's unique Veloster three-door coupe continued in August with a new monthly sales record of 691 units. Sales of the Elantra nameplate saw similar gains, climbing by 11.1% over an already-strong month of August in 2011. This accelerated sales pace can be attributed in part to the recent addition of the new two-door Elantra Coupe and 5-door Elantra GT.

"Though I'm proud of our continued success this year, I remain even more optimistic about the next four months," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "In September we'll be shaking up the crossover segment with the introduction of the all-new, third-generation 2013 Santa Fe. With bold styling, powerful but fuel efficient engines, and an unprecedented level of premium features, we think the Santa Fe brings welcome evolution to a traditionally staid and boring category."

In August, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 56.2% of total sales. The Accent subcompact, Elantra family of compacts, Veloster 3-door coupe, and Sonata Hybrid intermediate sedan all consume fuel at rates of 5.0 L/100 km or less on the highway.

The company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 988 units for the month to bring the year-to-date total to 8,383, representing increases of 89.3% and 466%, respectively.

Quick Facts:

Month 2012 2011 % Change Notes
January 7,460 6,684 + 11.6 % Best January ever
February 9,266 8,700 + 6.5 % Best February ever
March 12,605 11,668 + 8.0 % Best March ever
April 14,301 14,267 + 0.2 % Best month ever (prev. Apr. '11)
May 14,249 13,967 + 2.0 % Best May ever
June 13,761 13,435 + 2.4 % Best June ever
July 12,850 12,753 + 0.8 % Best July ever
August 11,717 11,507 + 1.8 % Best August ever
TOTAL 92,209 92,981 + 3.5 %  

Nameplate August 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change Notes
Accent 2,172 + 0.9 % 17,780 + 12.6 %  
Elantra 3,644 + 15.1 % 27,108 + 11.1 %  
Elantra Touring 616 - 14.6 % 7,056 - 17.3 %  
Veloster 691 + 17,175 % 4,116 + 102,800 % Best month ever
Sonata 1,139 - 19.9 % 10,830 - 8.6 %  
Genesis Coupe 76 - 75.9 % 1,409 - 33.5 %  
Genesis 95 - 5.0 % 847 + 70.1 %  
Equus 7 - 30.0 % 80 + 5.3 %  
Tucson 1,352 + 67.3 % 10,494 + 0.5 %  
Santa Fe 1,725 - 35.6 % 15,061 - 17.6 %  
Veracruz 200 + 55.0 % 1,428 + 49.4 %  

  August 2012 YTD 2012
Vehicles that consume
5.0 L/100km or less
6,584 49,278
Mix of total sales 56.2 % 51.2 %

Certified Pre-Owned Sales

  August 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change
CPO Sales 988 + 89.3 % 8,383 + 466.0 %

Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and serviced through more than 200 dealerships nationwide.

 

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.



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