Hyundai Drives Sales Growth Streak Into 41st Consecutive Month

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.

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
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 Coupe 1 N/A 1 N/A  
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
7,595 29,855
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.



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