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June Delivers Podium Finish for Hyundai

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SYDNEY – July, 2013 8: Hyundai Motor Company Australia finished the 2012/2013 financial year with a string of all-time best results for the month of June. With total month end sales of 9,914 Hyundai finished in third place overall ahead of Ford and Mazda, and achieved a market share of 8.3% in a month which saw the industry hit an all-time high of 118,758 units sold. The strong result produced an all-time best quarter for the period April-June 2013, with 25,256 units sold in the period.

Although classified as different vehicles, combined Hyundai i30 hatch/Elantra sedan sales numbered 4,598 units for June, putting Hyundai ahead of Toyota Corolla sedan & hatch, and Mazda 3 sedan & hatch in Australia’s biggest market segment

Passenger car sales of 7,037 units in June sees Hyundai take second position overall, with a market share of 12.2%, ahead of Mazda, Holden, and Ford.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia June highlights:

  • Small Cars <$40k: Hyundai ranked first with combined sales of i30 (3,664 units) and Elantra (934 units) totalling 4,598 vehicles sold, and a segment share of 17.6%
  • SUV Small <$40k: ix35 ranked first with total sales of 2,225 units and a segment share of 28.5%
  • Sports Cars <$80k: Veloster ranked second in the segment posting 367 sales and a share of 24.2%
  • Light Cars <$25k: Hyundai ranked second with combined sales of Accent (318 units) and i20 (1,367 units) totalling 1,685 vehicles sold and a combined segment share of 12.9%
  • Van/CC 2.5-3.5t: iLoad ranked third in the segment achieving 180 sales and a segment share of 11%

    “Hyundai has sold more vehicles in the first six months of 2013 than we did in all of 2008,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Sales Director Damien Meredith. “This is not only a reflection on the strength of the product, but a great credit to our sales and marketing teams and our national dealer network. Continued sustained and measured growth will hold us in good stead as we enter a challenging second half of 2013.”

    Hyundai Motor America has reported another best ever month end sales result with a total 65,007 units sold in June an increase of +2% YOY with the Elantra model enjoying a +26% increase over the same period 2012. Year-to-date total sales achieved another record with a total of 361,010 units sold.

    Globally, Hyundai Motor Company sold 404,368 units in June, an increase of, +8.2% over the same period in 2012.