Hyundai Canada sales streak hits 18th record month

Sonata and Tucson remain in high demand through summer months

MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced it had sold 11,503 units in July 2010, representing an increase of 9.7 percent over the same month last year and the 18th month of year-over-year sales gains.

Year-to-date, Hyundai has sold 73,717 units, an increase of 17.1 percent over the first seven months of 2009.

"In order to sustain a year-and-a-half of monthly sales gains, companies simply must offer great products," said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "To that effect, more and more people are putting Hyundai vehicles on their shopping lists as we launch all-new vehicles such as the Sonata and Tucson. The quality, style and value proposition of Hyundai products are clearly resonating with Canadians."

The Tucson, Sonata and Genesis Coupe vehicles in the Hyundai line-up showed strong sales in the market, recording increases of 71.9, 37.4 and 28.9 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 (Prev. Feb. '09)
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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 (Prev. Apr. '10)
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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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    Nameplate  July     July    % Change  Notes
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    Accent     2,733    2,705   + 1.0 %
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    Elantra    2,269    2,140   + 6.0 %
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    Elantra
     Touring   954      742     + 28.6 %
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    Sonata     1,162    846     + 37.4 %
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    Genesis    122      99      + 23.2 %
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    Genesis
     Coupe     499      387     + 28.9 %
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    Tucson     1,250    727     + 71.9 %
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    Santa Fe   2,351    2,520   - 6.7 %
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    Veracruz   158      161     - 1.9 %
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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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