Hyundai registers record July sales

MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced sales in July of 12,850 units, representing a 0.8% increase over the same month last year. The July sales figure represents a new record for the company. Year-to-date, Hyundai's 84,492 units sold equates to an increase of 3.7% over the first seven months of 2011.

"Despite constrained global supply, demand for Hyundai vehicles remains incredibly strong and has driven our company to record 43 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "A number of vehicles were responsible for last month's performance, including the Sonata mid-size, Tucson compact SUV, and the arrival of new vehicles such as the European-style Elantra GT 5-soor and Elantra Coupe."

With sales of 1,940 units in July, the Tucson had its best month since the nameplate was launched in 2004. The Sonata also registered its best July ever with sales of 1,357 units. Further, the company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 1,052 units for the month to bring the year-to-date total to 7,393, representing an increase of 242% and 821%, respectively.

In July, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 46.3% 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 less 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
June 13,761 13,435 + 2.4 % Best June ever
July 12,850 12,753 + 0.8 % Best July ever
TOTAL 84,492 81,494 + 3.7 %  

Nameplate July 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change Notes
Accent 2,088 - 10.5 % 15,608 + 14.4 %  
Elantra 3,323 - 3.3 % 23,464 + 10.5 %  
Elantra Touring 996 - 25.2 % 6,440 - 17.5 %  
Veloster 616 N/A 3,425 N/A  
Sonata 1,357 + 17.0 % 9,691 - 7.1 % Best July Ever
Genesis Coupe 133 - 67.4 % 1,333 - 26.0 %  
Genesis 110 + 35.8 % 752 + 88.9 %  
Equus 12 + 100 % 73 + 10.6 %  
Tucson 1,940 + 71.5 % 9,142 - 5.1 % Best Month Ever
Santa Fe 2,067 - 23.7 % 13,336 - 14.5 %  
Veracruz 208 + 34.2 % 1,228 + 48.5 %  

  June 2012 YTD 2012
Vehicles that consume
5.0 L/100km or less
5,953 42,699
Mix of total sales 46.3 % 50.5 %

Certified Pre-Owned Sales

  July 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change
CPO Sales 1,052 + 242 % 7,393 + 821 %

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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