Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales - Sixth Straight Month Breaking the 60,000 Mark

- Best-Ever August Sales

- Third Shift at Hyundai's Alabama Plant Begins Production Today

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time August sales record of 61,099 units, a four percent increase compared with the same period a year ago and the best August sales level in company history, even topping the Cash for Clunkers mark set in 2009.

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"We feel really good about the way August shaped up as our overall inventory situation continued to improve and consumer response to the all-new Santa Fe has been nothing short of remarkable," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. 

The all-new Azera continued its strong sales pace resulting in an incredible 977 percent gain over last August.  The Elantra family and Tucson saw sales gains of 19.5 percent and 29 percent, respectively, over the same period a year ago, and Veloster remains red hot as customers now have a choice of both turbo and non-turbo models of the innovative three-door coupe.  Hyundai fleet sales and mix remained relatively low at seven percent mix for the month and a nine percent mix year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

CARLINE

AUG/2012

AUG/2011

CY/2012

CY/2011

ACCENT      

5,398

5,289

47,125

36,245

SONATA

19,624

20,682

158,014

156,580

ELANTRA   

17,989

15,054

134,270

133,536

SANTA FE

4,524

8,828

43,583

51,768

AZERA

959

89

5,102

1,328

TUCSON

5,376

4,156

33,271

31,172

VERACRUZ

963

857

6,116

6,019

VELOSTER

3,708

n/a

25,318

n/a

GENESIS

2,262

3,253

24,347

22,224

EQUUS

296

297

2,643

1,991

TOTAL

61,099

58,505

479,789

440,863

 

SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY


AUGUST

CAFE
(mpg)

2012 CYTD

CAFE

AUGUST Window
Label Combined MPG

2012 CYTD
Window Label
Combined MPG

Car

38.3

38.1

28.9

28.7

Truck

29.3

28.9

22.2

22.0

Hyundai Brand

37.6

37.3

28.4

28.1

 


AUGUST

2012 CYTD

40-MPG Sales

23,887

185,326

Mix of Total Sales

39%

39

In keeping with its industry-leading fuel efficiency status, Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.6 (EPA estimated 28.4 MPG window label value) in August, while selling 23,887 vehicles (39 percent of total sales) with EPA estimated 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.  

"With today's launch of the third shift at our Alabama plant where the Elantra and Sonata are built, and the launch of our all-new Santa Fe, built in Georgia, we're feeling better about our ability to meet consumer demand for Hyundai cars and crossovers," said John Krafcik president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

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 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. 

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

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SOURCE Hyundai Motor America



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