SEOUL, June 3, 2019 – Hyundai Motor Company announced today global sales results for May 2019, during which a total of 357,515 units were sold.
Domestic sales recorded a 9.5 percent year-over-year increase in May, reaching 67,756 units. The sales surge was led by the Sonata, which regained the title as best-selling model for the first time since November 2015. Sales of Grandeur (called Azera overseas) also remained strong, contributing to the increase.
Sales in overseas markets decreased by 11 percent compared with May 2018, totaling 289,759 units sold, mainly affected by weakening demand in China as well as emerging markets such as Turkey.
Hyundai expects to gain and maintain sales momentum with the Palisade which is scheduled for launch in the U.S. this month. The company will also swiftly respond to market trends by introducing vehicles tailored to meet customers’ demands.
* Monthly sales figures provided in this press release are unaudited and on a preliminary basis.
1. Sales in Korea is based on retail sales while Overseas Sales (Global Sales excluding Korea) is based on wholesales.
2. Sales result includes entire sedan, SUV and CV models produced by Hyundai Motor.
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