MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today presented an award to Mississauga Hyundai for the dealership's exceptional sales and fundraising performance in 2013. With sales of 1,990 vehicles and $22,063 raised in support of the national Hyundai Hockey Helpers (HHH) initiative, Mississauga led all Canadian Hyundai dealerships in both metrics.
"Mississauga Hyundai's accomplishments in 2013 demonstrate that sales success and community engagement truly go hand-in-hand," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "The dedication of partners like [Dealer Principal] Nav Bhatia and his Mississauga dealership has helped cement Hyundai's position as a leader in the Canadian automotive industry. This challenging spirit is reflected in every Hyundai vehicle and every Hyundai dealer across Canada."
Mississauga Hyundai's year-end sales total of 1,990 new vehicles represents an increase of 5 percent over their 2012 result. In second and third place by total 2013 sales volume were Quebec dealerships Hyundai Gabriel (Montreal) and Hyundai de Mascouche who ended the year with sales of 1,965 and 1,769 vehicles, respectively.
The $22,063 raised by Mississauga Hyundai in support of Hyundai Hockey Helpers will be used to help deserving children in the Mississauga area play hockey this year. With an incredible 47-percent increase over their 2012 fundraising result, Mississauga Hyundai was the country's top fundraising dealership for the second consecutive year. Run in partnership with KidSport, the HHH program provides grants to deserving kids nation-wide to subsidize the cost of hockey equipment and league registration fees. In 2013, Hyundai Canada and its network of 210 dealerships donated an estimated $1-million to provide grants for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons.
Karl Subban, Hyundai Hockey Helpers Ambassador and father of Montreal Canadiens Defenceman P.K. Subban, expressed his gratitude for the dealership's efforts: "It's rewarding to see a local business giving back to the community in such a profound manner. In addition to the positive health benefits of physical activity, organized sport teaches important lessons about teamwork, commitment, and the value of hard work. Thanks to the efforts of dealerships like Mississauga Hyundai, the HHH initiative is investing in future of children across Canada."
HYUNDAI AUTO CANADA CORP.
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 210 dealerships nationwide. Learn more at www.HyundaiCanada.com.
Image with caption: "Nav Bhatia, dealer principal of Mississauga Hyundai (http://www.mississaugahyundai.com/), presents a $22,063 donation for the Hyundai Hockey Helpers (http://www.hyundaihockey.ca) initiative to Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. (http://www.hyundaicanada.com) President and CEO Steve Kelleher, Hyundai Hockey Helpers Ambassador Karl Subban, and KidSport Canada representatives. (CNW Group/Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140123_C4801_PHOTO_EN_35809.jpg
SOURCE: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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