Hyundai Elantra US Sales Capped by Production Capacity
In 2011, Hyundai sold 186,361 units in the United States alone, helping the company on to a better than average 20 percent sales increase overall. The problem now lies with the Montgomery, Alabama, factory, which that makes the mid-size model, as this plant was already 10 percent over official capacity last year.
“The growth will be capped only because of production capacity,” Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s executive vice president of national sales, said today in a Bloomberg interview at the Washington Auto Show. "We're going to sell what we did last year but our growth curve will plateau just because of capacity.”