Double-digit growth continues at Hyundai Canada

TEN STRAIGHT RECORD MONTHS

MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. continued its trend of double-digit year-over-year growth in November and looks set to wind down the year in the same strong fashion. With 7,022 units sold, November 2009 was the company's best November ever, beating a record set back in 1985 with the venerable Pony. November's strong results represent a 26.2 per cent increase over November, 2008.

With this accomplishment, Hyundai has recorded eleven straight months of double-digit sales increases and ten straight record-breaking months. The company surpassed its best year ever, recorded in 2008, with its September year-to-date results.

"We've been working very hard at proving to Canadians that Hyundai is the smart choice," said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Our efforts are paying off. With everything that's happened with the economy this year, consumers have become more strategic with their purchase decisions. I think they've really come to recognize that driving a safe, high-quality vehicle with great fuel economy doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Buying a Hyundai is a smart purchase; it's everything a customer needs at a price they can afford. That equation has done extremely well for us throughout the year."

Hyundai has the wind in its sails as it approaches the end of 2009. The Santa Fe secured another best month on record, its eleventh straight month of best-ever sales. The company is ranked globally as the fourth largest automaker, and is Canada's sixth largest manufacturer by volume as of end-of-October figures. The brand as a whole is on the rise as well. J. D. Powers and Associates' 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM) ranked Hyundai as the top non-premium car company, and the brand moved up three places in Business Week/Interbrand's 2009 Best Global Brands survey, surpassing several well-known competitors such as Porsche, Lexus and Nissan.

    
    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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    August          10,418      7,530       + 38.4%     Best August ever
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    September       9,282       7,095       + 30.8%     Best September ever
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    October         8,415       5,885       + 43.0%     Best October ever
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    November        7,022       5,563       + 26.2%     Best November ever
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                    November    November
    Nameplate       2009        2008        % Change    Notes
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    Accent          970         1,509       - 35.7%
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    Elantra         1,693       510         + 232.0%
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    Elantra
     Touring        513         -           N/A
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    Sonata          802         1,391       - 42.3%
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    Azera           3           21          - 85.7%
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    Genesis         112         118         - 5.1%
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    Genesis Coupe   113         0           N/A
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    Tucson          680         581         + 17.0%
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    Santa Fe        2,042       1,046       + 95.2%     Best November ever
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    Veracruz        92          129         - 28.7%
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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: 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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