Hyundai saw its U.S. sales grow by 30 percent last month (compared to the same month of last year), managing to post a total volume of 44,023 vehicles. April also marked the sixteenth consecutive month of year over year market share gain for Hyundai.
"Despite an overall industry increase in the level of sales to fleet accounts, we remain extremely focused on reducing our fleet mix, improving the quality of our market share, and driving more retail volume through Hyundai dealerships," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's vice present of national sales. "Widespread acceptance of our new products and growing recognition of our brand's inherent value has also allowed us to significantly reduce incentive spending at a time when some of our top competitors were taking a different approach," Zuchowski added.
"For the second straight month, our all-new Sonata is the third-best selling mid-size car in the country in retail sales, well ahead of strong rivals such as Nissan Altima, Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion. We're glad to see Sonata's unique combination of great design and segment-leading 35 mpg fuel economy is resonating with America's car buyers."
Year over year, Sonata and Tucson sales were up 57 and 271 percent respectively, while the Santa Fe was up 59 percent and Genesis posted a nine percent growth.