Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time Record October Sales

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.

“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 14,512 209,469 167,087
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

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