Hyundai Achieves 32 Months of Sales Growth in August

MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today the 32nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth.  Hyundai sold 11,507 units in August, a 0.9% increase over the same month last year and set a new company record for the month.

Year-to-date, Hyundai vehicle sales have increased 9.2% to 92,981 units.  Hyundai is also Canada's best-selling passenger car brand.  With passenger car sales reaching 63,274 year-to-date, Hyundai leads all other automotive companies in the category.

"Hyundai products are in high demand around the globe and our manufacturing facilities are building vehicles at maximum capacity," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Delivering high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with stand-out design at accessible prices is how Hyundai defines value for Canadian consumers. It's an unmatched combination in the industry and has been the fuel for Hyundai's growth in Canada for nearly three years."

August also marked the beginning of sales for the company's new Veloster 3-door coupe. With aggressive Fluidic Sculpture design, a fuel-efficient 138-horsepower engine and Hyundai's first EcoShift dual clutch transmission, the Veloster is the ideal choice for consumers searching for a stylish vehicle to battle an urban landscape.  Added Kelleher: "The Veloster is a vehicle that will shift many preconceptions consumers may have about Hyundai. With its versatile-yet-stylish 3-door coupe design, Veloster is a new type of vehicle that will appeal to a new demographic of consumers."

As part of the company's commitment to leading the industry in fuel efficiency, Hyundai Canada is also announcing the sales figures of vehicles that achieve a rating better than 5.0 L/100 km (40 US miles per gallon).  "Where cars that consume less than 5.0 litres of fuel per 100 km used to be reserved for a select few subcompacts, Hyundai today offers a subcompact, compact, 3-door coupe and intermediate sedan that surpass the new threshold for excellent fuel economy," Kelleher said.

In August, no less than 44.5% of sales were from Hyundai vehicles that consume less than 5.0 L/100 km. The Sonata Hybrid intermediate sedan, Elantra compact sedan, Accent subcompact and Veloster 3-door coupe consume fuel at a respective rate of just 4.6, 4.9, 4.8 and 4.9 L/100km on the highway.

Quick Facts:

Month 2011 2010 % Change Notes
January 6,684 6,084 + 9.9 % Best January ever
February 8,700 8,502 + 2.3 % Best February ever
March 11,668 11,012 + 6.0 % Best March ever
April 14,267 12,495 + 14.2 % BEST MONTH EVER (Prev. May '10)
May 13,967 12,620 + 10.7 % Best May ever
June 13,435 11,501 + 16.8 % Best June ever
July 12,753 11,503 + 10.9 % Best July ever
August 11,507 11,403 + 0.9 % Best August ever
September        
October        
November        
December        
TOTAL 92,981 85,120 + 9.2 %  

Nameplate Aug 2011 % Change YTD 2011 % Change Notes
Accent 2,152 - 9.4 % 15,790 - 17.5 %  
Elantra 3,165 + 34.7 % 24,409 + 46.8 %  
Elantra Touring 721 - 19.0 % 8,528 + 17.5 %  
Veloster 4 n/a 4 n/a First month of sales
Sonata 1,422 - 14.5 % 11,851 + 17.9 %  
Genesis 100 + 81.8 % 498 - 22.9 %  
Equus 10 n/a 76 n/a  
Genesis Coupe 316 + 2.3 % 2,118 - 15.2 %  
Tucson 808 - 19.4 % 10,446 + 9.9 %  
Santa Fe 2,677 + 1.0 % 18,268 - 0.8 %  
Veracruz 129 + 26.5 % 37 - 48.6 %  

  Aug 2011 YTD 2011
Vehicles that consume less than 5.0 L/100km 5,122 27,166
Mix of total sales 44.5 % 29.2 %

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 195 dealerships nationwide.

 

 

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

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For interviews or additional information, please contact:

Chad Heard, Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Office: (905) 948-6712, Mobile: (416) 559-9640, Email: cheard@hyundaicanada.com

Patrick Danielson, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Office: (905) 948-6876, Email: pdanielson@hyundaicanada.com


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