/R E P E A T -- Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Records Best-Ever July/



    2009 A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR KOREAN MANUFACTURER

    MARKHAM, ON, July 31 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. continued its
record-breaking sales trend for 2009 by producing another tremendously strong
month of sales for July. With sales of 10,488 units, Hyundai recorded its best
July on record, surpassing July 2008 by over 37 per cent.
    As the South Korean manufacturer moves into the second half of 2009,
year-over-year increases continue at double-digit rates, as they have every
month this year. Since February of this year, Hyundai has recorded best-ever
months, with being the best in the company's 25 year history.
    "Sales figures like these are not a passing fad," said John Vernile, vice
president, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "July marks seven straight months of
sales increases for this company. And if you look at 2008, we were up almost
every month then, too. This success isn't a fluke. It is the result of an
automotive company providing what people want at the price they can afford,
topped off with award-winning quality and gorgeous design."
    July also represents the best month ever for the Santa Fe. Sales for this
model were up almost 96 per cent compared to July 2008 with 2,520 units sold.
Elantra sales were also up over 123 per cent compared to July 2008.
    Hyundai's sales climb has been a bright spot in the Canadian automotive
industry throughout 2009. For the first half of the year, Hyundai was up over
21% while the industry was down almost the same amount. The company credits
its success not only to the strength of its models, but also to the growing
strength of the Hyundai brand overall. In J.D. Power and Associates
most-recent Initial Quality Study(SM), the brand ranked fourth overall behind
only Lexus, Porsche and Cadillac. It was the top-ranked non-premium nameplate,
ahead of both Honda and Toyota.

    
    Quick Facts:
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    Month          2009       2008      % Change      Notes
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    January        4,607      3,874      + 18.9%
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    February       6,912      5,326      + 29.8%      Best February ever
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    March          8,818      7,029      + 25.5%      Best March ever
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    April          10,809     9,412      + 14.8%      Best April ever
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    May            11,204     9,508      + 17.8%      Best month on record
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    June           10,104     8,049      + 25.5%      Best June ever
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    July           10,488     7,611      + 37.8%      Best July ever
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    Year-to-
     Date Total    62,942     50,809     + 23.9%      Best 1st 6 months ever
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                   July       July      % Change      Notes
    Nameplate      2009       2008
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    Elantra        2,882      1,287      + 123.9%     April 2009 was best
                                                       Elantra month
                                                       on record
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    Santa Fe       2,520      1,287      + 95.8%
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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 170 dealerships nationwide.





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For further information: For interviews or additional information,
please contact: Barb Pitblado, Manager, Public Relations, Hyundai Auto Canada
Corp., Office: (905) 948-6712, Cell: (416) 559-9640, Email:
bpitblado@hyundaicanada.com, www.hyundainews.ca


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