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Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales - Core vehicles lead the charge with Sonata up 18 percent, Santa Fe up 36 percent

- Auto show season brings more product news and a big announcement in L.A.

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales for the month of October of 53,555 units, up seven percent versus the same period in 2012, representing the best October in company history.

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"October was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the entire automotive sector so we feel pretty good about exceeding prior year sales results and posting our best-ever October performance," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales.  "We expect continued economic and political stabilization throughout the final two months of 2013, which should ease uncertainty, boost consumer confidence and restore a robust growth curve for new vehicle sales."  

The core vehicles in the Hyundai line-up all saw sales gains during the month of October.  Accent, Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe sales were up 7, 18, 3 and 36 percent, respectively, with Sonata and Santa Fe aided by the arrival of freshened 2014 models with high-demand features like blind spot detection. The new 2014 Equus continues its roll, with sales up 14 percent. Azera, Tucson, Genesis and Veloster 2014 models are just now arriving at Hyundai dealerships.

"Consumers sidelined during the government shutdown took to showroom floors later in the month, with Hyundai sales pacing well over prior year levels in the last two weeks," said John Krafcik, president and CEO.  "While we continue to rebuild dealer inventories on core models like Sonata and Santa Fe, we're also looking forward to the Los Angeles Auto International Auto Show in a few weeks, where we'll be introducing a refreshed 2014 Elantra line-up and our take on the next generation of electric vehicles."

Fleet sales represented 18 percent of total sales in October.

Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales for the month were 6,405 a gain of 106 percent.

CARLINE

OCT/2013

OCT/2012

CY/2013

CY2012

ACCENT       

3,605

3,373

48,717

54,811

SONATA

19,872

16,773

172,574

192,119

ELANTRA    

14,876

14,512

209,469

167,087

SANTA FE

8,194

6,022

70,938

56,983

AZERA

512

840

9,617

6,833

TUCSON

2,016

3,451

34,907

41,295

VERACRUZ

0

343

175

7,683

VELOSTER

2,175

2,464

25,448

30,802

GENESIS

1,944

2,175

27,061

29,191

EQUUS

361

318

2,867

3,281

TOTAL

53,555

50,271

601,773

590,085

 

SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY


 

 

September
Window Label
Combined MPG

October Window
Label Combined
MPG

2013 CYTD Window
Label Combined MPG

Car

28.1

27.6

28.2

Truck

21.8

21.4

22.0

Hyundai Brand

27.9

27.4

28.0

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.    

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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