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Hyundai Best-Selling Passenger Car Brand In Canada

2011.07.04 00:00:00 No. 1003

HYUNDAI BEST-SELLING PASSENGER CAR BRAND IN CANADA


 

MARKHAM, Ontario (July 4, 2011) – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today that after the first six months of 2011 the company is Canada’s best-selling passenger car brand. Further, its 2011 year-to-date sales have increased 10.5% to 68,721 units.

 

In the month of June Hyundai sold 13,435 units, representing a 16.8% increase over the same month last year and setting a new company record for the month.  The company has now achieved 30 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth. Hyundai also remained the best-selling import company for the second consecutive month in June.

 

“Hyundai’s sales in June epitomized the company’s performance in the first half of 2011,” said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “Hyundai vehicles are really resonating with Canadian shoppers with an unmatched combination of quality, design and value. Consumers are also recognizing that Hyundai offers tremendous fuel economy. They notice that we offer fuel-saving technologies as standard equipment, unlike some of our competitors that add thousands of dollars in extra costs for a special ‘eco’ trim.  Consumers in the compact and subcompact segments want to save money on fuel, and at Hyundai, best-in-class fuel efficiency is standard with the Elantra and Accent.”

 

Kelleher added that in response to growing consumer interest in fuel efficient vehicles, the company will begin announcing the percentage of total sales that are of vehicles with fuel efficiency ratings better than 5.0 L/100 km (40 US miles per gallon).  “Hyundai is dedicated to leading the industry in fuel efficiency by implementing the latest in fuel saving technology into its vehicles. Where cars that consume less than 5.0 litres of fuel per 100 km used to be reserved for a select few subcompacts, Hyundai today offers a subcompact, compact and intermediate sedan that surpass the new threshold for excellent fuel economy.”

 

In June, no less than 33.2% of sales were from Hyundai vehicles that consume less than 5.0 L/100 km. The Sonata Hybrid intermediate sedan, Elantra compact sedan and Accent subcompact consume fuel at a respective rate of just 4.6, 4.9 and 4.8 L/100km on the highway.

 

Quick Facts:

 

Month

2011

2010

% Change

Notes

January

6,684

6,084

+ 9.9 %

Best January ever

February

8,700

8,502

+ 2.3 %

Best February ever

March

11,668

11,012

+ 6.0 %

Best March ever

April

14,267

12,495

+ 14.2 %

BEST MONTH EVER (Prev. May ’10)

May

13,967

12,620

+ 10.7 %

Best May ever

June

13,435

11,501

+ 16.8 %

Best June ever

July

 

 

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

68,721

62,214

+ 10.5 %

 

 

 

Nameplate

June 2011

% Change

YTD 2011

% Change

Notes

Accent

2,351

- 5.9 %

11,304

- 19.4 %

 

Elantra

3,502

+ 55.1 %

17,807

+ 48.3 %

Best Month Ever

Elantra Touring

1,473

+ 40.8 %

6,476

+ 19.7 %

Best Month Ever

Sonata

1,005

- 30.5 %

9,269

+ 28.2 %

 

Genesis

90

+ 60.7 %

317

- 32.4 %

 

Equus

22

n/a

60

n/a

 

Genesis Coupe

374

- 31.1 %

1,394

- 17.5 %

 

Tucson

1,809

+ 17.5 %

8,507

+ 17.3 %

 

Santa Fe

2,603

+ 29.6 %

12,883

- 4.0 %

 

Veracruz

204

+ 104 %

672

+ 3.7 %

 

 

 

 

May 2011

YTD 2011

Vehicles that consume less than 5.0 L/100km

4,435

16,896

Mix of total sales

+ 33.2 %

+ 24.6 %

 

 

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.

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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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