Hyundai Delivers Strong October Sales, Earns Two AJAC Awards

MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today 
sales of 10,707 units in October, an increase of 4.5% over the same month in 
2011 and the company's 46(th) consecutive month of year-over-year sales 
growth. Hyundai has sold 118,319 vehicles in Canada year-to-date, a gain of 
3.5% relative to the first 10 months last year. 
In October, Hyundai also received two major awards from the Automobile 
Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). After being comprehensively tested 
by over 70 automotive journalists during a week-long event known as Test Fest, 
the 2013 Elantra GT and Santa Fe were named Best New Small Car over $21,000 
and Best New SUV/CUV $35,000-$60,000, respectively. In just the past two 
years, Hyundai has earned five AJAC category wins in addition to the title of 
2012 Canadian Car of the Year with the Elantra sedan. 
"The AJAC testing method is one of the most rigorous in the world," noted 
Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "The Elantra GT 
and Santa Fe came out on top by virtue of their style, versatility, and value. 
These two all-new vehicles are a perfect representation of the continued 
evolution of the Hyundai brand." 
The company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 1,027 units for the 
month to bring the year-to-date total to 10,286, representing increases of 
40.7% and 268%, respectively. 
Quick Facts: 
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|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             |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|October  |10,707 |10,242 |+ 4.5 % |Best October ever               |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|TOTAL    |118,319|114,333|+ 3.5 % |                                |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________| 
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|Nameplate      |Oct. 2012|% Change|YTD 2012|% Change |Notes       |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Accent         |1,303    |- 26.0 %|20,760  |+ 6.1 %  |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Elantra        |4,236    |+ 42.2 %|36,398  |+ 19.7 % |Best October|
|               |         |        |        |         |ever        |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Elantra Touring|40       |- 90.5 %|7,263   |- 24.7 % |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Veloster       |394      |- 7.3 % |5,025   |+ 404.0 %|            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Sonata         |1,042    |- 18.3 %|12,832  |- 12.2 % |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Genesis Coupe  |94       |- 54.8 %|1,629   |- 35.7 % |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Genesis        |101      |+ 9.8 % |1,058   |+ 50.7 % |Best October|
|               |         |        |        |         |ever        |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Equus          |8        |- 27.3 %|98      |- 6.7 %  |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Tucson         |1,137    |+ 18.2 %|12,468  |- 0.4 %  |Best October|
|               |         |        |        |         |ever        |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Santa Fe       |2,184    |+ 12.3 %|19,029  |- 13.3 % |            |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________|
|Veracruz       |168      |+ 5.0 % |1,759   |+ 42.3 % |Best October|
|               |         |        |        |         |ever        |
|_______________|_________|________|________|_________|____________| 
Certified Pre-Owned Sales 
 _______________________________________________
|         |Oct. 2012|% Change|YTD 2012| % Change|
|_________|_________|________|________|_________|
|CPO Sales|    1,027|+ 40.7 %|  10,286|+ 268.0 %|
|_________|_________|________|________|_________| 
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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