Hyundai Canada sets all time sales record in May

Breaks previous monthly sales record for the second time

MARKHAM, ON, May 31 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced it recorded its second consecutive month of record-breaking sales and its 16th straight month of best-ever sales increases. With 12,620 units sold in May 2010, the company surpassed its previous company record set in April 2010 by 125 units.

The May 2010 performance represents an increase of 12.6 percent over the same month in 2009. Hyundai has sold 50,713 units year-to-date, representing an increase of 19.7 percent over the first five months of 2009.

"Hyundai products are clearly resonating with Canadian customers," said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "With the high-profile launch of the all-new the Tucson and Sonata garnering attention for the whole Hyundai brand, customers are discovering our strong line-up of products deliver unmatched quality, value and style. We've also brought to market the Hyundai Smart Advantage. By offering customers lower prices combined with 0% financing, we're able to take the tremendous value equation of our vehicles and make them more affordable."

The Elantra Touring, Sonata and Tucson vehicles in the Hyundai line-up showed strong sales in the market, recording increases of 42.2, 61.5 and 74.6 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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    Nameplate       May 2010    May  2009   % Change    Notes
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    Accent             2,950        3,175    - 7.1 %
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    Elantra            2,613        2,501    + 4.5 %
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    Elantra Touring    1,109          780   + 42.2 %
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    Sonata             1,573          974   + 61.5 %
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    Genesis               57          112   - 49.1 %
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    Genesis Coupe        373          396    - 5.8 %
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    Tucson             1,283          735   + 74.6 %
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    Santa Fe           2,514        2,159   + 16.4 %
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    Veracruz             110          168   - 34.5 %
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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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