Hyundai Delivers Strong October Sales, Earns Two AJAC Awards

MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today sales of 10,707 units in October, an increase of 4.5% over the same month in 2011 and the company's 46th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. Hyundai has sold 118,319 vehicles in Canada year-to-date, a gain of 3.5% relative to the first 10 months last year.

In October, Hyundai also received two major awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). After being comprehensively tested by over 70 automotive journalists during a week-long event known as Test Fest, the 2013 Elantra GT and Santa Fe were named Best New Small Car over $21,000 and Best New SUV/CUV $35,000-$60,000, respectively. In just the past two years, Hyundai has earned five AJAC category wins in addition to the title of 2012 Canadian Car of the Year with the Elantra sedan.

"The AJAC testing method is one of the most rigorous in the world," noted Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "The Elantra GT and Santa Fe came out on top by virtue of their style, versatility, and value. These two all-new vehicles are a perfect representation of the continued evolution of the Hyundai brand."

The company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 1,027 units for the month to bring the year-to-date total to 10,286, representing increases of 40.7% and 268%, 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
September 11,403 11,110 + 2.6 % Best September ever
October 10,707 10,242 + 4.5 % Best October ever
TOTAL 118,319 114,333 + 3.5 %  

Nameplate Oct. 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change Notes
Accent 1,303 - 26.0 % 20,760 + 6.1 %  
Elantra 4,236 + 42.2 % 36,398 + 19.7 % Best October ever
Elantra Touring 40 - 90.5 % 7,263 - 24.7 %  
Veloster 394 - 7.3 % 5,025 + 404.0 %  
Sonata 1,042 - 18.3 % 12,832 - 12.2 %  
Genesis Coupe 94 - 54.8 % 1,629 - 35.7 %  
Genesis 101 + 9.8 % 1,058 + 50.7 % Best October ever
Equus 8 - 27.3 % 98 - 6.7 %  
Tucson 1,137 + 18.2 % 12,468 - 0.4 % Best October ever
Santa Fe 2,184 + 12.3 % 19,029 - 13.3 %  
Veracruz 168 + 5.0 % 1,759 + 42.3 % Best October ever

Certified Pre-Owned Sales

  Oct. 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change
CPO Sales 1,027 + 40.7 % 10,286 + 268.0 %

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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