Accent, Elantra and Sonata lead their respective segments

MARKHAM, ON, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - With May industry car sales entered into the record books, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has further secured its spot as Canada's best-selling passenger car brand for the first five months of 2011. In the month of May, the Accent, Elantra (including Elantra Touring) and Sonata rose to the top of the sales charts for the subcompact, compact and intermediate segments, respectively. As a result, the Hyundai brand led passenger car sales for May and continues its leadership year-to-date.

May marked the third consecutive month that Hyundai has led all manufacturers in passenger car sales. Hyundai Canada offers a complete passenger car line-up ranging from the Accent subcompact to the Equus full-size luxury sedan, including the rear-wheel drive Genesis Coupe.

"Subcompact, compact and intermediate cars are among the largest segments in Canada," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "To have a Hyundai vehicle at or near the top of all three segments clearly shows Hyundai's combination of quality, safety, fuel economy, styling and value is resonating with consumers."

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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