HYUNDAI CANADA BREAKS ALL-TIME SALES RECORD IN APRIL

Three models attain their best-ever month of sales

MARKHAM, ON, May 2 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today that it has broken its all-time one-month sales record, selling 14,267 units in April for a gain of 14.2% over the same period last year. With this most recent result, the company now stands at 28 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth.

Compared to the first four months of 2010, Hyundai Canada's 2011 year-to-date sales have increased by 8.5% to 41,319 units.

April was characterized by all-time record sales for three of Hyundai's most popular models. Having set a new one-month record in March, Sonata once again had the best month in its history with sales of 2,362 units in April. Posting sales of 3,118 units, Elantra continued its strong pace and broke the all-time monthly record set this past February. The final best-ever sales result was achieved by Elantra Touring with sales of 1,434 units in April. Tucson also posted a strong month with 1,755 units sold. From a year-over-year perspective, April sales of Sonata, Elantra, Elantra Touring, and Tucson grew by 70.4%, 13.0%, 40.5%, and 57.1%, respectively.

"Our tremendous sales success is a reflection of the quality, styling, safety, and value found throughout our product line," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Even after almost two-and-half years of uninterrupted growth, we feel our long-term outlook is stronger than ever. Over the next few weeks we'll be launching the all-new Accent subcompact and the redesigned Genesis luxury sedan, followed by the new Veloster three-door coupe a few months later. All will play a critical role in maintaining Hyundai's sales performance."

In April it was announced that Equus had joined Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, and Tucson as a "2011 Top Safety Pick" according to the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Elantra was also recognized by Ward's Automotive on their "10 Best Interiors" list. "While we're honoured to be selected for such awards, they're not our motivation. As always, our goal is to offer the best possible value to the consumer no matter the vehicle they choose," said Kelleher.

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        
June        
July        
August        
September        
October        
November        
December        
TOTAL 41,319 38,093 + 8.5 %  

Nameplate Apr. 2011 % Change YTD 2011 % Change Notes
Accent 2,406 - 15.6 % 6,781 - 20.9 %  
Elantra 3,118 + 13.0 % 10,942 + 53.2 % Best month ever
Elantra Touring 1,434 + 40.5 % 3,586 + 10.1 % Best month ever
Sonata 2,362 + 70.4 % 6,263 + 48.8 % Best month ever
Genesis 57 - 54.8 % 158 - 55.6 %  
Equus 7 N/A 27 N/A  
Genesis Coupe 318 - 3.3 % 649 - 16.1 %  
Tucson 1,755 + 57.1 % 5,014 + 13.1% Best April ever
Santa Fe 2,735 - 1.7 % 7,565 - 14.9 %  
Veracruz 67 - 40.2 % 311 - 29.0 %  

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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