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Hyundai Motor America Reports Record July Sales - Newly launched Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe push Elantra sales up 22 percent

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time July sales record of 62,021 units, up four percent over last year's all-time July record and up 9.5 percent, year-to-date.

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"July was another solid month for Hyundai with surging consumer demand dampened a bit by ongoing shortages of core products like Accent, Elantra, and Sonata.  Our 27 day supply of vehicles is lowest of all brands and less than half of industry average inventory levels," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "This is a challenging situation in this hyper-competitive retail environment, so we are looking forward to August with great anticipation.  Relief is definitely on the way with the first shipments of our all-new Santa Fe, built in West Point, Georgia, heading to dealers now and improved availability of recently launched and red hot Veloster Turbo, Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe."

The all-new Azera continued its strong sales pace resulting in an incredible 578 percent gain over last July.  The Elantra family and Tucson saw sales gains of 22 percent and 17 percent, respectively, over the same period a year ago.  Hyundai fleet sales and mix remained relatively low at 12 percent mix for the month and a 9.7 percent mix year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

CARLINE

JULY/2012

JULY/2011

CY/2012

CY/2011

ACCENT      

5,257

6,938

41,727

30,956

SONATA

20,978

20,884

138,390

135,898

ELANTRA   

18,512

15,181

116,281

118,482

SANTA FE

4,619

8,119

39,059

42,940

AZERA

977

144

4,143

1,239

TUCSON

4,062

3,479

27,895

27,016

VERACRUZ

1,370

997

5,153

5,162

VELOSTER

2,781

n/a

21,610

n/a

GENESIS

3,103

3,517

22,085

18,971

EQUUS

362

302

2,347

1,694

TOTAL

62,021

59,561

418,690

382,358

 

SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY


JULY

CAFE
(mpg)

2012 CYTD

CAFE

JULY Window
Label Combined
MPG

2012 CYTD
Window Label
Combined MPG

Car

37.9

38

28.6

28.6

Truck

28.5

28.8

21.7

22.0

Hyundai Brand

37.1

37.2

28.0

28.0

 


JULY

2012 CYTD

40-MPG Sales

23,517

161,439

Mix of Total Sales

38%

39%

 

In keeping with its industry-leading fuel efficiency status, Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.1 (EPA estimated 28 MPG window label value) in July, while selling 23,517 vehicles (38 percent of total sales) with EPA estimated 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.  

"With the imminent addition of the third shift at our plant in Alabama increasing Elantra and Sonata production, and the launch of the new Santa Fe in Georgia underway right now, we'll be better able to meet demand for our core products in the coming months," 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

Journalists are invited to visit our news media website:  www.hyundainews.com

 

SOURCE Hyundai Motor America



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