Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales - Core vehicles lead the charge with Sonata up 18 percent, Santa Fe up 36 percent - Auto show season brings more product news and a big announcement in L.A. PR Newswire COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai ^ Motor America today announced sales for the month of October of 53,555 units, up seven percent versus the same period in 2012, representing the best October in company history. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131002/LA90771LOGO-b) "October was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the entire automotive sector so we feel pretty good about exceeding prior year sales results and posting our best-ever October performance," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. "We expect continued economic and political stabilization throughout the final two months of 2013, which should ease uncertainty, boost consumer confidence and restore a robust growth curve for new vehicle sales." The core vehicles in the Hyundai line-up all saw sales gains during the month of October. Accent, Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe sales were up 7, 18, 3 and 36 percent, respectively, with Sonata and Santa Fe aided by the arrival of freshened 2014 models with high-demand features like blind spot detection. The new 2014 Equus continues its roll, with sales up 14 percent. Azera, Tucson, Genesis and Veloster 2014 models are just now arriving at Hyundai dealerships. "Consumers sidelined during the government shutdown took to showroom floors later in the month, with Hyundai sales pacing well over prior year levels in the last two weeks," said John Krafcik, president and CEO. "While we continue to rebuild dealer inventories on core models like Sonata and Santa Fe, we're also looking forward to the Los Angeles Auto International Auto Show in a few weeks, where we'll be introducing a refreshed 2014 Elantra line-up and our take on the next generation of electric vehicles." Fleet sales represented 18 percent of total sales in October. Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales for the month were 6,405 a gain of 106 percent. CARLINE OCT/2013 OCT/2012 CY/2013 CY2012 ACCENT 3,605 3,373 48,717 54,811 SONATA 19,872 16,773 172,574 192,119 ELANTRA 14,876 14,512 167,087 167,087 SANTA FE 8,194 6,022 70,938 56,983 AZERA 512 840 9,617 6,833 TUCSON 2,016 3,451 34,907 41,295 VERACRUZ 0 343 175 7,683 VELOSTER 2,175 2,464 25,448 30,802 GENESIS 1,944 2,175 27,061 29,191 EQUUS 361 318 2,867 3,281 TOTAL 53,555 50,271 601,773 590,085 SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY September October Window 2013 CYTD Window Window Label Label Combined Label Combined MPG Combined MPG MPG Car 28.1 27.6 28.2 Truck 21.8 21.4 22.0 Hyundai Brand 27.9 27.4 28.0 HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com Please visit our media website at www.hyundainews.com and our blog at www.hyundailikesunday.com Hyundai Motor America on Twitter | YouTube | Facebook SOURCE Hyundai Motor America Website: http://www.hyundainews.com Contact: Jim Trainor, (714) 594-1629, (714) 316-6421, email@example.com
Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales
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