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Hyundai Sets New Half-Year Sales Record

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MARKHAM, ON, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced that its sales of 71,642 units during the first six months of 2012 has set a new company record with an increase of 4.3% over the same period last year. During the month of June, the company sold 13,761 units representing an increase of 2.4% over the same month last year.

"June was a pivotal month for Hyundai," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "We extended our streak of monthly sales increases to 42, set a new record for half-year sales, and launched two new members of the Elantra family: a sporty Elantra Coupe and the European-style Elantra GT 5-door. With a sedan, coupe, and GT now available at dealers nation-wide, the Elantra now represents one of the most comprehensive offerings in Canada's critical compact segment."

With sales of 180 units, June marked a new best month for sales in the history of the Genesis luxury sedan (previously May, 2012). Similarly, the radically-styled Veloster three-door coupe saw its best month yet with sales of 678 units, as did the Elantra family, including the North American and Canadian Car of the Year (the Elantra Sedan), with 3,720 units sold.

In June, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 52.4% 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
TOTAL 71,642 68,721 + 4.3 %  

Nameplate June 2012 % Change YTD 2012 % Change Notes
Accent 2,702 + 14.9 % 13,520 + 19.6 %  
Elantra 3,720 + 6.2 % 20,141 + 13.1 % Best Month Ever
Elantra Touring 1,022 - 30.6 % 5,444 - 15.9 %  
Veloster 678 N/A 2,809 N/A Best Month Ever
Sonata 1,335 + 32.8 % 8,334 - 10.1 %  
Genesis Coupe 263 - 29.7 % 1,200 - 13.9 %  
Genesis 180 + 100 % 642 + 102.5 % Best Month Ever
Equus 15 - 31.8 % 61 + 1.7 %  
Tucson 1,419 - 21.6 % 7,202 - 15.3 %  
Santa Fe 2,250 - 13.6 % 11,269 - 12.5 %  
Veracruz 177 - 13.2 % 1,020 + 51.8 %  

  June 2012 YTD 2012
Vehicles that consume
5.0 L/100km or less
7,209 36,589
Mix of total sales 52.4 % 51.3 %

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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