Hyundai Pleased with US June Sales

The United States market is showing the first signs of recovery, with many automakers selling cars in the country posting improved sales in June. Hyundai Motor America is one of them, with the South Korean company revealing an increasing deliveries by three percent over May. Unfortunately, June 2009 brought a 24 percent decline versus June 2008, despite Hyundai outselling Dodge for the first time last month.

Hyundai is currently the number-six best-selling brand in the United States, according to release rolled out by the South Korean company.

"Through the first six months of 2009, Hyundai has achieved an all-time high market share of about 4.2 percent, up from 3.1 percent for the same period last year. That's a 35 percent improvement, which we believe to be the single best year-over-year share improvement in the industry," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president of Hyundai Motor America.

"And while our sales fell from last year, June 2008 was an all-time, any-time record sales month for Hyundai that was accomplished in a markedly different business climate, with high gas prices fueling huge demand for our fuel-efficient lineup."

"Our retail momentum is strong - we've grown retail market share over 2008 each month this year," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

"We're kicking off the second half of the year with a full tool kit -- J. D. Power's endorsement as the highest ranking non-premium brand in the 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS), improving availability of our award-winning Genesis models, our innovative $1.49/gallon Assurance Gas Lock program, and the new CARS program, which Hyundai is uniquely well positioned to benefit from with our fuel-efficient lineup."

Sonata is the best-selling model in the US lineup of Hyundai, with 11,950 units delivered last month, while Accent comes second with 8,139 delivered units. Santa Fe is third with 7,148 units, followed by Elantra with 6,493 delivered vehicles.
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