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Hyundai Produces Best Ever October Sales Result

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SYDNEY - Nov 6, 2013: Hyundai Motor Company Australia finished October in third place overall in the market, ahead of Mazda, Ford and Nissan, with total sales of 8,130 units (8.8% market share), achieving a record sales result for the month.

For passenger car sales, Hyundai’s total of 5,957 vehicles placed the brand in third position with 12.7% market share.

The i20 and ix35 continue to be the number one selling vehicles in their segments, with 1,732 units sold (17.2% market share) and 1,480 units sold (26.6% market share) respectively in October.

Another four Hyundai models also achieved podium results in October, with the iLoad, iMax and Veloster all finishing in second place in their respective segments, and the i30 finishing third in its segment.

Total industry sales for the month of 92,603 were down -3.1% YOY while Hyundai total sales achieved a growth of +7.3% over the same period, the highest growth of any brand.

“Hyundai’s October sales result provides a solid springboard for the final quarter-year, which is traditionally price sensitive and competitive for manufacturers as they chase down end of year targets,” said Damien Meredith, Director of Sales, Hyundai Motor Company Australia. “Our consistently strong results prove we have a winning formula of price, value, and package.”

Hyundai Motor Company Australia October Summary:

  • Light Cars <$25k: Hyundai ranked first with combined sales of i20 (1,732 units) and Accent (365 units) totalling 2,097 vehicles sold and a segment share of 20.8%
  • Small Cars <$40k: Hyundai ranked third with combined sales of i30 (2,379 units), and Elantra (798 units) totalling 3,177 vehicles sold and a segment share of 15.7%
  • Medium <$60K: i40 ranked third with sales of 197 units and a 4.5% segment share
  • SUV Small <$40k: ix35 ranked first with sales of 1,480 units (26.6% segment share), up +66.4% YTD
  • SUV Large <$70k: Santa Fe ranked seventh with sales of 436 units (4.8% segment share), up +40.8% YTD
  • Sports Cars <$80k: Veloster ranked second with sales of 379 units (23.2% segment share)
  • People Movers <$55K: iMax ranked second with sales of 107units (15.8% segment share)
  • Van/CC 2.5-3.5t: iLoad ranked second with sales of 257 units (21.4% segment share)