HYUNDAI CANADA ACHIEVES NEW JANUARY SALES RECORD

Extends streak to 25 months of consecutive year-over-year sales growth

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today it had sold 6,684 units in January, surpassing the company's previous January sales record set in 2010 by 9.9 percent.

"Hyundai has been able to achieve 25 months straight months of sales growth through an aggressive new product introduction strategy," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO, Hyundai Canada. "While the all-new Tucson and Sonata have been performing extremely well in the market, the all-new Elantra exceeded all of our sales expectations in its first full month of sales. In fact, the Elantra more than doubled our previous sales record for January and the full marketing launch won't begin until Super Bowl Sunday."

Already the recipient of numerous international awards, the Hyundai Sonata was awarded another one with the "Special Total Value Award" by Strategic Vision in the US this month, besting all other segments and achieving the highest score in the history of the study.  The company unveiled its new 2012 Veloster and the all-new 2012 Accent at the Auto Shows in Detroit and Montreal, respectively. As well, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada identified the Tucson as one of three finalists for the coveted Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award.

Quick Facts:

Month 2011  2010  % Change    Notes
January 6,684    6,084    + 9.9 %  Best January Ever       
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          TOTAL 6,684 6,084 + 9.9 %   

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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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

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


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