Hyundai Canada records 17th straight month of sales increases in June

Sonata and Tucson lead company to best June ever

MARKHAM, ON, June 30 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced it recorded its 17th straight month of sales increases. With 11,501 units sold in June 2010, the company surpassed the same month last year by 13.8 percent.

Hyundai has sold 62,214 units year-to-date, representing an increase of 18.6 percent over the first six months of 2009.

"When Hyundai began developing the all-new Tucson crossover and Sonata sedan, we wanted them designed to make a strong visual impact on the road," said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "We believed consumers were looking for a vehicle that not only fit into their lives, but also offered more styling presence than what's currently in the market. Based on recent sales performance, it's clear that Canadians do indeed want the kind of style, quality and value that the Tucson and Sonata can deliver."

The Tucson, Sonata and Genesis Coupe vehicles in the Hyundai line-up showed strong sales in the market, recording increases of 154, 99 and 66.1 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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                             June     June
    Nameplate                2010     2009   % Change   Notes
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    Accent                  2,498    2,575    - 3.0 %
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    Elantra                 2,258    2,491    - 9.4 %
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    Elantra Touring         1,046      753   + 38.9 %
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    Sonata                  1,447      727   + 99.0 %
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    Genesis                    56       84   - 33.3 %
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    Genesis Coupe             543      327   + 66.1 %   Best month ever
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    Tucson                  1,539      606  + 154.0 %
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    Santa Fe                2,008    2,254   - 10.9 %
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    Veracruz                  100      168   - 40.5 %
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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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