Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hyundai wants to sell 7 million cars in 2012

A few days ago, Hyundai released some information about new technology that will soon appear in its latest cars and crossovers. The eco-friendly technology and a slew of new models will, according to the carmaker, help it to boost overall yearly sales to as much as 7-million units in 2012.

Hyundai aims to increase its sales by 12 percent in the States and another 10 percent in Europe, where it plans to launch an i30 hatchback. The all-new i30 hatch, which made its official premiere at Frankfurt Auto Show last month, is slated to go on sale in Europe in the first quarter of 2012.

Hyundai projects i30 sales to hit around 120.000 units in Europe and another 100.000 units on markets outside of Europe (Korea, China, Australia).

In addition, Hyundai's sister company Kia Motors plans to release a brand-new cee'd hatchback early next year (see the very-first rendering at car shipping companies website) and Kia Optima 2012 to sustain its growth in Europe and USA.

This year, Hyundai and Kia sales will surpass the 6.5 million sales mark, which means the carmaker will rank as fifth largest carmaker on the planet.

If the company achieves sales of 7 million cars next year, they will surpass the Renault-Nissan as the fourth largest carmaker on the planet.

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