Monday, September 5, 2011
Hyundai Sales 2011
Hyundai of USA reports 9 percent increase in sales in August 2011!
Hyundai Motor America announced recently it has sold 58.505 new cars, SUVs and crossover vehicles in the U.S. market during the month of August 2011. The number represents 9 percent increase in sales compared to the same month a year ago.
Leading the carmaker's US sales last month was the Sonata mid-size sedan with 20.682 units sold. Following the popular Sonata sedan was another US-produced model, the Elantra compact car, which recorded sales of more than 15.000 units.
The Santa Fe SUV, which is going to be replaced with a newer model late next year, and Tucson CUV saw their sales increase 55 and 24 percent, respectively. The all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent, which went on sale in June, saw its sales soar 38 percent in August. Just for your record, the 2012 Hyundai Accent was the best-selling compact car in the States in July 2011!
According to Dave Zuchowski, demand for Hyundai vehicles remained strong last month despite tough market conditions. "We are still seeing consumer demand increasing, with Hyundai consideration rates now at an all-time high. This should drive continued sales momentum for Hyundai through the rest of 2011, even if the industry struggles a bit," added Dave.
With the new Veloster just around the corner, Hyundai expects the demand for its fuel-savy cars will continue to rise through the rest of the year. The company also believes the group of 40-mpg cars will further increase its sales. Last month, Hyundai sold 20.600 vehicles with 40-mpg fuel economy rating in the USA. Those cars include the all-new Hyundai Elantra, 2012 Accent and new Sonata hybrid car.