SEOUL, October 5, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company announced September global sales of 360,757 units, which is a 5.3-percent decline from a year earlier. The decrease mainly stems from the slowdown in economic activities resulting from COVID-19 pandemic.
Sales in Hyundai’s home market increased 33.8 percent year-over-year to 67,075 units. Grandeur sedan (sold as Azera in some markets) continues to lead domestic sales with 11,590 units. Other models, such as Elantra sedan (sold as Avante in Korea) and Palisade SUV, also helped to maintain sales momentum in Korea.
In markets outside of Korea, Hyundai recorded sales of 293,682 units, a 11.2-percent decrease from a year earlier. The decrease is mainly from the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hyundai Motor will continue to proactively manage risks and minimize the business impact of COVID-19. The company has implemented various measures to take care of its customers, such as extending warranty periods, and is launching new models online. In September, Hyundai launched ‘Channel Hyundai’, an interactive app for experiencing the brand in a new way in the COVID-19 era.
Sales Results (Units)
* 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 results include entire sedan, SUV and CV models produced by Hyundai Motor.
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Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of world-class vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. Hyundai Motor sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. The company is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through the process Hyundai aims to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity’ with smart mobility solutions that vitalize connections between people and provide quality time to its customers.
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