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Hyundai Motor Reports April 2021 Global Sales Results

2021.05.03 18:00:00 No. 16657
  • · 2021 April global sales totaled 345,777 units, up 106.2% Y/y 
  • · Sales outside of Korea increased 185.1% to 275,558 units
  • · Sales in Korea down 1.2% to 70,219 units
  • · Hyundai expects renewed sales momentum with new models, IONIQ 5 and KONA N

SEOUL, May 3, 2021 – Hyundai Motor Company today announced global sales results for April 2021. The company globally sold 345,777 units last month, a steep increase of 106.2 percent from a year earlier. Its global sales are gaining momentum as customer demand recovers in markets worldwide.


Overseas Sales

The company sold 275,558 units outside of Korea, a 185.1 percent increase from a year earlier. Robust demand drove increased sales in many global markets, including India, Russia and especially North America and South America where market conditions have improved.


Korea Sales

Sales in Korea decreased 1.2 percent year-over-year to 70,219 units. Sedan models including Grandeur (known as Azera in some markets) and Avante (known as Elantra in some markets) led sales momentum in Korea. Genesis luxury brand models also maintained steady sales with Genesis G80 sedan selling 6,009 units.


Overall, Hyundai’s global sales showed solid improvement as the global automotive industry has experienced a strong rebound from slow auto demand and production disruptions that occurred during the outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago.


Hyundai will focus on maintaining steady growth, driven by its new models, such as IONIQ 5 and the all-new KONA N, Hyundai N brand’s third model, which successfully debuted at the Hyundai N Day event last month. 


■ Sales Results (Units)

Y/Y Change
M/M Change2021 YTD2020 YTDYTD Change
Korea Sales70,21971,042-1.2%73,810-4.9%255,632230,10311.1%
Overseas Sales275,55896,651185.1%304,513-9.5%1,090,428840,95429.7%
Global Sales345,777167,693106.2%378,323-8.6%1,346,0601,071,05725.7%

* 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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About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe.

Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. 

In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.

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