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April 2015: Hyundai Motor America

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Hyundai Motor America Reports Record April Sales

  • Four models have their best-ever April sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported its best April ever, selling 68,009 units, a three percent increase compared with sales in April 2014 and up, year-to-date, six percent. 

 

"For six years in a row we've set April sales records going into the spring selling season.  With the launch of our all-new Sonata Hybrid and first Sonata Plug-In Hybrid this month, we are well poised to keep this momentum going," said Bob Pradzinski, vice-president National Sales, Hyundai Motor America.

 

Genesis sedan, led by the popularity of Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel drive system, once again was at the forefront with a 142 percent increase over last year, followed by the Sonata Hybrid, up 21 percent, Elantra sedan, up 16 percent and the Santa Fe, up 10 percent – all setting their best-ever April sales record.

 

The Azera saw sales gains of 30 percent and the sub-compact Accent was up 28 percent.

 

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