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Hyundai Climbs Beyond 45th Consecutive Month of Sales Growth

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today 
that it sold 11,403 units in September, an increase of 2.6% year-over-year. In 
doing so, the company has extended its sales growth streak to 45 consecutive 
months. Heading into the fourth quarter of 2012, Hyundai has sold 107,612 
vehicles in Canada, 3.4% more than in the same period last year. 
With sales of 5,054 units, September was by far the best month in the history 
of the Elantra nameplate, eclipsing the previous record by over 17%. "Though 
the fourth-generation Elantra sedan has sold extremely well since its release, 
the recently-introduced five-door Elantra GT and two-door Elantra Coupe have 
really shifted sales into a higher gear," said Steve Kelleher, President and 
CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. 
"With these two new variations, we've taken everything that's made the sedan a 
success and provided our customers with more choice. On one hand, we have the 
European-designed Elantra GT with five-door practicality and enjoyable driving 
dynamics. On the other is the sleek two-door Elantra Coupe, perfect for buyers 
who want the style and fuel economy of the sedan but aren't ready for the 
'family car' image." 
In September, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 
64.1% of total sales. The Accent subcompact, Elantra family of compacts, 
Veloster 3-door coupe, and Sonata Hybrid intermediate sedan all consume fuel 
at rates of 5.0 L/100 km or less on the highway. 
The company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 876 units for the month 
to bring the year-to-date total to 9,259, representing increases of 50% and 
348%, respectively. 
Quick Facts: 
 ___________________________________________________________________
|Month    |2012   |2011   |% Change|Notes                           |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|January  |7,460  |6,684  |+ 11.6 %|Best January ever               |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|February |9,266  |8,700  |+ 6.5 % |Best February ever              |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|March    |12,605 |11,668 |+ 8.0 % |Best March ever                 |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|April    |14,301 |14,267 |+ 0.2 % |Best month ever (prev. Apr. '11)|
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|May      |14,249 |13,967 |+ 2.0 % |Best May ever                   |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|June     |13,761 |13,435 |+ 2.4 % |Best June ever                  |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|July     |12,850 |12,753 |+ 0.8 % |Best July ever                  |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|August   |11,717 |11,507 |+ 1.8 % |Best August ever                |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|September|11,403 |11,110 |+ 2.6 % |Best September ever             |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|    TOTAL|107,612|104,091|+ 3.4 % |                                |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________| 
 ____________________________________________________________________
|Nameplate    |Sept. 2012|% Change|YTD 2012|% Change |Notes          |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Accent       |1,677     |- 17.0 %|19,457  |+ 9.2 %  |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Elantra      |5,054     |+ 67.3 %|32,162  |+ 17.3 % |Best month ever|
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Elantra      |167       |- 75.9 %|7,223   |- 21.7 % |               |
|Touring      |          |        |        |         |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Veloster     |515       |- 9.3 % |4,631   |+ 709.6 %|               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Sonata       |960       |- 35.6 %|11,790  |- 11.6 % |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Genesis Coupe|126       |- 38.8 %|1,535   |- 34.0 % |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Genesis      |110       |- 1.8 % |957     |+ 56.9 % |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Equus        |10        |- 44.4 %|90      |- 4.3 %  |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Tucson       |837       |- 24.3 %|11,331  |- 1.9 %  |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Santa Fe     |1,784     |+ 2.1 % |16,845  |- 15.8 % |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________|
|Veracruz     |163       |+ 35.8 %|1,591   |+ 47.9 % |               |
|_____________|__________|________|________|_________|_______________| 
 __________________________________________
|                      |Sept. 2012|YTD 2012|
|______________________|__________|________|
|Vehicles that consume |7,311     |56,589  |
|5.0 L/100km or less   |          |        |
|______________________|__________|________|
|Mix of total sales    |64.1 %    |52.6 %  |
|______________________|__________|________| 
Certified Pre-Owned Sales 
 ________________________________________________
|         |Sept. 2012|% Change|YTD 2012|% Change |
|_________|__________|________|________|_________|
|CPO Sales|876       |+ 50.0 %|9,259   |+ 348.4 %|
|_________|__________|________|________|_________| 
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham, 
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles 
are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and 
serviced through more than 200 dealerships nationwide. 
For interviews or additional information, please contact: 
Oles Gadacz, Public Relations Director, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Office: 
(905) 948-6819, Mobile: (416) 571-8273, Email:ogadacz@hyundaicanada.com 
Chad Heard, Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Office: (905) 
948-6712, Mobile: (416) 559-9640, Email:cheard@hyundaicanada.com 
Patrick Danielson, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada  Corp. 
Office: (905) 948-6876, Mobile: (416) 518-5852, 
Email:pdanielson@hyundaicanada.com 
SOURCE: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. 
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CO: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT ERN  
-0- Oct/02/2012 19:09 GMT
 
 
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