Hyundai Reports January Sales Increase in the US

It’s not a secret that Hyundai had a great year in the US. The Korean manufacturer managed to top its 2008 sales and continue growing, thanks to its new line up and affordable prices. Though 2009 was great, it seems that 2010 started even better for the auto manufacturer.

Just today, Hyundai Motor America announced it sold 30,503 vehicles in January, up 24 percent compared to January 2009. This report announces Hyundai’s thirteenth consecutive month of market share gains.

"While we were surprised and disappointed in the overall weakness of the industry in January, we are encouraged by our strong performance at both ends of the market spectrum.  Our fuel-efficient Accent and Elantra entries were up 61 and 133 percent respectively, while our flagship Genesis recorded its best-ever retail segment share," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's vice president of national sales.

"In addition, we are exceptionally well poised for the first quarter of 2010.  The red-hot and completely redesigned 2010 Tucson hit dealer lots in January and recorded a 128 percent sales increase in its first month.”

“Vehicle availability is rapidly improving to meet overwhelming consumer demand and, at the same time, we are introducing the all-new, game-changing Sonata to our expanding product lineup this week.  Both vehicles deliver striking styling and an unprecedented combination of quality, performance and fuel economy at a very affordable price. We fully expect both vehicles to significantly bolster our sales momentum throughout 2010."

Hyundai’s future looks even better, as the Koreans announced they will launch 7 new models in the next 24 months. The Sonata and the Tucson will be the first two models launched in the “24/7 Version 2.0” campaign.
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