HYUNDAI CONTINUES CANADIAN PASSENGER CAR SALES LEADERSHIP

Automaker is now fifth largest in Canada by sales volume

MARKHAM, ON, May 3 /CNW/ - After the first four months of 2011, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. is the best-selling passenger car brand in Canada with sales of 28,406 units. Having sold a total of 41,319 light vehicles year-to-date, the automaker outpaced Honda (including the Acura brand) by 2,007 units to become the fifth largest in the country by sales volume.

Thanks to the best month of sales in the nameplate's history, Sonata was once again the number-one selling model in the intermediate segment in April. Similarly, Accent continued its two-year streak as the leader of the subcompact segment, outselling each of its competitors by a factor of almost two-to-one during the past month. All-time record sales of Elantra and Elantra Touring have further contributed to the company's position as an industry leader in passenger car sales.

"As the year progresses, Canadians looking for new ways to reduce their gasoline expenses are discovering Hyundai," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Canada. "In addition to achieving some of the best fuel economy scores in the industry, our cars deliver an unparalleled combination of value, versatility, style, and safety."

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 195 dealerships nationwide.

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

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Chad Heard, Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Office: (905) 948-6712, Mobile: (416) 559-9640, Email: cheard@hyundaicanada.com

Patrick Danielson, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Office: (905) 948-6876, Email: pdanielson@hyundaicanada.com


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