HYUNDAI CANADA RECORD SALES STREAK EXTENDS TO MONTH 19

Sonata and Tucson demand remains high

MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced it had sold 11,403 units in August 2010, representing an increase of 9.5 percent over the same month last year and the 19th month of year-over-year sales gains.

Year-to-date, Hyundai has sold 85,120 units, an increase of 16 percent over the first eight months of 2009.

"Demand for the all-new Sonata and Tucson remain incredibly high," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "While we've achieved strong sales results with our newest models, we've also seen success with some of our existing nameplates. For example, the Santa Fe is the best-selling import SUV in Canada and remains one of the reasons we've enjoyed balanced sales growth."

The Sonata and Tucson vehicles in the Hyundai line-up showed strong sales in the market, recording increases of 164.1 and 44.1 percent, respectively.

    
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    Month               2010       2009      % Change     Notes
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    January             6,084      4,607      + 32.1%     Best January ever
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    February            8,502      6,912      + 23.0%     Best February ever
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    March              11,012      8,818      + 24.9%     Best March ever
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    April              12,495     10,809      + 15.6%     BEST MONTH EVER
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    May                12,620     11,204      + 12.6%     BEST MONTH EVER
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    June               11,501     10,104      + 13.8%     Best June ever
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    July               11,503     10,488       + 9.7%     Best July ever
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    August             11,403     10,418       + 9.5%     Best August ever
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                       August     August
    Nameplate           2010       2009      % Change     Notes
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    Accent              2,375      2,667      - 10.9%
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    Elantra             2,350      2,223       + 5.7%
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    Elantra Touring       890      1,102      - 19.2%
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    Sonata              1,664        630     + 164.1%
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    Genesis                55         91      - 39.6%
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    Genesis Coupe         309        286       + 8.0%
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    Tucson              1,003        696      + 44.1%
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    Santa Fe            2,650      2,540       + 4.3%
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    Veracruz              102        124      - 17.7%
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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 180 dealerships nationwide.

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

For further information: For further information: 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


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