MARKHAM, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today that it had achieved 41 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth, selling 14,249 units in May. Through the first five months of the year, Hyundai's sales have risen by 4.7%.
"As proud as I am of our continued strong performance, I'm particularly optimistic looking ahead to the second half of the year," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Over the course of the next month we'll be adding two new members to the highly-acclaimed Elantra family in the form of the five-door Elantra GT and two-door Elantra Coupe. With a stylish sedan, a European-designed hatchback, and a sleek coupe under one nameplate in the compact segment, Hyundai offers Canadians the most comprehensive and versatile line-up in the industry."
With sales of 151 units, May marked the best month of sales in the history of the Genesis luxury sedan. In addition, the radically-styled Veloster three-door coupe saw its best month yet with sales of 613 units. At 2,131 units sold year-to-date, Veloster is one of the top-selling vehicles in the Canadian small sporty car segment. It was also announced in May that the Sonata Hybrid was the top-rated Hybrid/EV in the U.S.-based AutoPacific and Autobytel "2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards". In doing so, the Sonata Hybrid outranked well-known competitors like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Lexus CT200h.
In May, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 53.3% 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 below on the highway.
|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|
|TOTAL||57,881||55,286||+ 4.7 %|
|Nameplate||May 2012||% Change||YTD 2012||% Change||Notes|
|Accent||3,520||+ 62.1 %||10,818||+ 20.8 %|
|Elantra||3,346||- 0.5 %||16,420||+ 14.8 %|
|Elantra Touring||1,260||- 11.1 %||4,422||- 11.6 %|
|Veloster||613||N/A||2,131||N/A||Best month ever|
|Sonata||1,390||- 30.5 %||6,999||- 15.3 %|
|Genesis Coupe||302||- 18.6 %||937||- 8.1 %|
|Genesis||151||+ 118.8 %||462||+ 103.5 %||Best month ever|
|Equus||9||- 18.2 %||46||+ 21.1 %|
|Tucson||1,361||- 19.2 %||5,783||- 13.7 %|
|Santa Fe||2,123||- 21.8 %||9,019||- 12.3 %|
|Veracruz||173||+ 10.2 %||843||+ 80.1 %||Best May ever|
|May 2012||YTD 2012|
Vehicles that consume
5.0 L/100km or less
|Mix of total sales||53.3 %||51.6 %|
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.