Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Reports Best-ever August



    SEVEN STRAIGHT RECORD-BREAKING MONTHS

    MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. recorded its
seventh straight record-breaking month with its August 2009 sales results.
Monthly sales for the South Korean automaker totalled 10,418 units, helping
Hyundai Canada achieve its best August on record, and surpassing August 2008
by over 38.4 per cent.
    "Hyundai was ranked fourth in global sales at the end of the first half
of 2009," said John Vernile, vice president, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Here
in Canada, August was our eighth straight month of sales increases, and our
seventh straight month of broken records. I think these results are helping
people take notice of us. On top of these achievements, we're working hard to
differentiate ourselves and to give back to Canadians in a meaningful way. For
example, we recently introduced our Clean Air Commitment, a financial top up
to incentives available through the federal government's Retire Your Ride
program. The Clean Air Commitment is offered on top of our already-existing
incentive programs, and makes a direct impact on the air Canadians breathe by
helping remove older, more-polluting, less fuel-efficient vehicles from our
roads. And that's just the beginning; we have other products and programs
coming."
    Both Elantra and Santa Fe enjoyed record-breaking sales in August as
well, with Elantra and Elantra Touring selling a total of 3,325 units and
Santa Fe selling 2,540. These numbers represent increases of 235.2 and 84.1
per cent respectively compared to August 2008.

    
    Quick Facts:
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    Month          2009         2008         % Change    Notes
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    January        4,607        3,874        + 18.9%
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    February       6,912        5,326        + 29.8%     Best February ever
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    March          8,818        7,029        + 25.5%     Best March ever
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    April          10,809       9,412        + 14.8%     Best April ever
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    May            11,204       9,508        + 17.8%     Best month on record
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    June           10,104       8,049        + 25.5%     Best June ever
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    July           10,488       7,611        + 37.8%     Best July ever
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    August         10,418       7,530        + 38.4%     Best August ever
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    Nameplate       August 2009  August 2008  % Change  Notes
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    Accent          2,667        2,866        - 6.9%
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    Elantra         2,223        992          + 124.1%  Best August ever
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    Elantra Touring 1,102        -            N/A       Best month since
                                                        launch (January 2009)
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    Sonata          630          1,112        - 43.3%
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    Azera           8            33           - 75.8%
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    Genesis         91           30           + 203.3%
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    Genesis Coupe   286          -            N/A
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    Tucson          696          766          - 9.1%
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    Santa Fe        2,540        1,380        + 84.1%  Best month ever
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    Veracruz        124          104          + 19.2%
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    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 170 dealerships nationwide.





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For further information: For interviews or additional information,
please contact: Barb Pitblado, Manager, Public Relations, Hyundai Auto Canada
Corp., Office: (905) 948-6712, Cell: (416) 559-9640, Email:
bpitblado@hyundaicanada.com, www.hyundainews.ca


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