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Hyundai Motor America Has Best Year Ever

- December also the best in company history

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan., 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales for the month of December of 63,005 units, up six percent versus the same period in 2013, representing the best December in company history and the first December to break the 60,000 mark.  Annual sales were 720,783 units, up 2.5 percent over a record setting 2012.

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"An exceptionally strong post-Christmas sales blitz enabled Hyundai to shatter our annual sales record which was set just last year," said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.  "All year-end indicators appear to be signaling a robust economic environment for 2014. Home prices are back to their pre-recession levels, jobless rates are continuing to decline, and consumer confidence is on the upswing.  This is welcome news for the automotive sector and at Hyundai we're particularly excited to be ringing in the New Year."

Hyundai's all-new Genesis sedan will launch later this month at the North American International Auto Show and the completely redesigned Sonata will arrive later in the spring, taking the breadth and depth of the Hyundai line-up to unparalleled heights.

The U.S.-built Elantra and Santa Fe families set full-year records with sales of 247,912 and 88,844, up 23 percent and 25 percent, respectively.  Sonata Hybrid finished the year up 26 percent over 2012 with sales of 22,716.   

Fleet sales represented 21 percent of total sales in December and 17 percent for the full year.  Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales for the month were 6,029 down six percent; full year sales were 75,941, up eight percent over 2012.                     

CARLINE

DEC/2013

DEC/2012

CY/2013

CY2012

ACCENT       

7,100

2,933

60,458

61,004

SONATA

14,479

20,826

203,648

230,605

ELANTRA    

21,692

19,024

247,912

202,034

SANTA FE

8,249

7,279

88,844

71,016

AZERA

1,092

847

11,221

8,431

TUCSON

3,714

3,745

41,906

48,878

VERACRUZ

0

58

175

8,232

VELOSTER

3,047

1,976

30,711

34,862

GENESIS

3,280

2,397

32,330

33,973

EQUUS

352

350

3,578

3,972

TOTAL

63,005

59,435

720,783

703,007

SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY


November  Window Label Combined MPG

December Window Label Combined MPG

2013 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG

Car

27.6

28.0

28.1

Truck

21.2

21.2

21.8

Hyundai Brand

27.3

27.7

27.9

 

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.    

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