MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - A strong commitment to providing
Canadians with high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with stand-out
design has led Hyundai Canada to see tremendous growth in the Canadian
automotive sector in 2011. With a 9.2 per cent sales increase
year-to-date, Hyundai was recently named the best-selling passenger car
brand in Canada. Hyundai is celebrating by adding its 200th dealership and a new vehicle, the three-door Veloster coupe, to its
"At Hyundai Canada, we understand that the modern consumer is looking
for elements like fuel-efficiency, design and quality. We're thrilled
to offer vehicles including the Equus, Genesis and new Veloster that
satisfy these preferences," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Because of this, the perception of the
Hyundai brand is changing. We now have one of the highest quality
ratings in the industry."
August 2011 marked the 32nd consecutive month of sales growth for Hyundai Canada with 11,507 units
sold. Year-to-date, Hyundai vehicles have increased 9.2 per cent to
92,981 units. To support the increase in sales, Hyundai launched its
200th dealership in Winnipeg on September 9.
Also helping to boost Hyundai's position in the automotive market this
year was the introduction of two new Hyundai models, the Genesis and
the Veloster. The launch of the Genesis raised the bar with
high-quality, bold design and breakthrough levels of refinement and
performance at an affordable price. The brand new Veloster 3-door
coupe launched sales in August. With its Fluidic Sculpture design,
fuel-efficient engine and compact size, it's a perfect vehicle for an
Hyundai car sales prove to be an indicator of Canadian consumers'
commitment to sustainability - fuel efficient vehicles make up nearly
50 per cent of total sales. The 2011 Sonata Hybrid, Accent subcompact,
Elantra compact and Veloster 3-door coupe all consume less than
5.0L/100km on the highway. Environmental consciousness will remain at
the forefront of Hyundai's business strategy and is expected to
continue to drive sales.
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham,
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea.
Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto
Canada and are sold and serviced through 200 dealerships nationwide.
SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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