Hyundai sets new annual sales record in 2012

Strong December sales driven by AJAC award-winning Elantra and Santa Fe models 
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today 
that it had set a new annual record in 2012 with total sales of 136,283 units, 
an increase of 5.4% from the previous record set in 2011. The company's strong 
sales performance can be attributed in part to the introduction of 
award-winning new products like the 2013 Elantra GT and 2013 Santa Fe. Both 
were named Canadian Car of the Year category winners by the Automobile 
Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) in 2012. 
December marked the company's 48(th) consecutive month of year-over-year sales 
growth with an increase of 21.2%, to 7,863 units. At 3,182 units, sales of the 
Elantra line-up grew by 61.1% relative to the same month in 2011. The 
nameplate set a new annual record in 2012 with sales of 50,950 units, up by 
13.3%, following the introduction of new two-door Coupe and five-door GT 
variants. December was also an impressive month for the Santa Fe with 1,971 
units sold, an increase of 107.7% year-over-year. Both nameplates, along with 
the Sonata intermediate sedan, set new all-time December sales records. 
"Despite facing a number of challenges in the past year, the strength of our 
product line-up has carried Hyundai to another annual sales record," said 
Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Our continued 
growth is driven by products offering an unparalleled combination of style, 
performance, versatility, and value. Backed by a world-class dealer network 
and one of the best warranties in the business, Hyundai provides an ownership 
experience that truly resonates with Canadian car buyers." 
Kelleher added that he was looking forward to the early 2013 introduction of 
the all-new Santa Fe XL, an extended-wheelbase version of the Santa Fe with 
three rows and space for up to seven passengers. "From fuel-efficient 
compacts, to versatile crossovers, to powerful luxury sedans and sports cars, 
Hyundai's broad product range has something for everyone." 
The company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program sold 654 units for the month 
to bring the year-to-date total to 11,836, an increase of 175% from the total 
in 2011. 
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               |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|November |10,101 |8,417  |+ 20.0 %|Best November ever              |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|December |7,863  |6,490  |+ 21.2 %|Best December ever              |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________|
|    TOTAL|136,283|129,240|+ 5.4 % |New annual sales record         |
|_________|_______|_______|________|________________________________| 
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|Nameplate      |Dec. 2012|% Change |YTD 2012|% Change |Notes         |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Accent         |696      |- 49.9 % |22,581  |+ 1.4 %  |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Elantra        |3,176    |+ 87.9 % |43,668  |+ 25.9 % |Best Dec. ever|
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Elantra Touring|6        |- 97.9 % |7,282   |- 29.2 % |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Veloster       |353      |- 13.1 % |5,741   |+ 201.8 %|              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Sonata         |852      |+ 19.8 % |14,572  |- 10.8 % |Best Dec. ever|
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Genesis Coupe  |56       |- 52.9 % |1,773   |- 36.9 % |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Genesis        |50       |- 2.0 %  |1,206   |+ 47.8 % |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Equus          |5        |- 16.7 % |116     |0.0 %    |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Tucson         |597      |- 21.8 % |13,969  |- 2.4 %  |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Santa Fe       |1,971    |+ 107.7 %|23,394  |- 3.0 %  |Best Dec. ever|
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________|
|Veracruz       |101      |- 16.5 % |1,981   |+ 29.9 % |              |
|_______________|_________|_________|________|_________|______________| 
Certified Pre-Owned Sales 
 ______________________________________________
|         |Dec. 2012|% Change|YTD 2012|% Change|
|_________|_________|________|________|________|
|CPO Sales|654      |- 7.5 % |11,836  |+ 175 % |
|_________|_________|________|________|________| 
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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