Sign in to follow this  
William Maley

November 2016: Hyundai Motor America

2 posts in this topic

William Maley    410

Hyundai Motor America Reports Record November Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by CUVs and Hyundai's smallest cars, Accent and Veloster, Hyundai had its best November ever, with overall sales of 62,507, up four percent over one year ago.

Hyundai Division posts sales of 61,201 units
"With gas prices remaining relatively low throughout the year and a rather robust economy, our Tucson and Santa Fe CUVs, with sales up 10 and 18 percent, respectively, continue to be the shining stars in the Hyundai line-up," said Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America.   

Genesis Division posts sales of 1,306 units
"As dealers' inventory continues to improve, with more G80 and G90 models arriving weekly, sales for the brand were up nine percent over October," said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market.

SALES BY BRAND

 

NOV/2016

NOV/2015

CY/2016

CY/2015

HYUNDAI    

61,201

60,007

707,485

698,202

GENESIS

1,306

0

5,215

0

TOTAL

62,507

60,007

712,700

698,202

MODELS

CARLINE

NOV/2016

NOV/2015

CY/2016

CY/2015

ACCENT      

6,909

5,041

75,607

58,768

SONATA

15,363

16,732

185,614

190,483

ELANTRA   

15,796

17,634

188,763

227,464

SANTA FE

10,786

9,156

120,395

108,616

AZERA

424

299

4,558

5,181

TUCSON

7,616

6,906

81,037

55,280

VELOSTER

3,721

2,204

27,354

21,999

GENESIS

560

1,837

22,804

28,280

EQUUS

26

198

1,353

2,131

G80

1,005

n/a

4,812

n/a

G90

301

n/a

403

n/a

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      The head of Hyundai's N performance division, Albert Biermann said luxury automakers are too focused pm technology that doesn’t give value to customers.
      “It’s all marketing, first of all. “How many people really buy it later on? Much of this exists for media, to give a hype, to show the technology level. But how many people really buy it later on?" said Biermann to Australian outlet Drive.
      “If the tech will fail, you’re just adding the burden to the buyer, right?”
      We can assume some of the tech Biermann is referring to are things like gesture controls for the infotainment system or perfume diffusers. Biermann also brought up the example of a camera that looks at the road and makes adjustments to the suspension, calling it stupid.
      “In our G90 you will not find any air suspension, or active roll-bars, or active whatever. A camera sensing the road, and this stuff. It’s stupid. We have a solid Hyundai steel platform, tonnes of high-strength steel – okay, it’s a little bit heavier than the other cars – and we have adjustable shock absorbers, and that’s it. We still outpace the S-Class in the double lane-change in the Consumer Reports. We almost beat the BMW, without all the fancy stuff,” said Biermann.
      Biermann explained that Genesis will be focusing on simple technologies to make them reliable. He said Hyundai's chairman, Chung Mong-koo said he wants all Hyundai and Genesis models to be “like new” after a decade on the road.
      On one hand, Biermann has a point. Luxury cars are notorious for being expensive to keep on the road, partly due to all the technology equipment fitted to them. On the other hand, those technologies are a big selling point on these vehicles. Buyers use these to justify the price and they are a cool party trick to show to friends and family.
      Source: Drive.com.au

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      The head of Hyundai's N performance division, Albert Biermann said luxury automakers are too focused pm technology that doesn’t give value to customers.
      “It’s all marketing, first of all. “How many people really buy it later on? Much of this exists for media, to give a hype, to show the technology level. But how many people really buy it later on?" said Biermann to Australian outlet Drive.
      “If the tech will fail, you’re just adding the burden to the buyer, right?”
      We can assume some of the tech Biermann is referring to are things like gesture controls for the infotainment system or perfume diffusers. Biermann also brought up the example of a camera that looks at the road and makes adjustments to the suspension, calling it stupid.
      “In our G90 you will not find any air suspension, or active roll-bars, or active whatever. A camera sensing the road, and this stuff. It’s stupid. We have a solid Hyundai steel platform, tonnes of high-strength steel – okay, it’s a little bit heavier than the other cars – and we have adjustable shock absorbers, and that’s it. We still outpace the S-Class in the double lane-change in the Consumer Reports. We almost beat the BMW, without all the fancy stuff,” said Biermann.
      Biermann explained that Genesis will be focusing on simple technologies to make them reliable. He said Hyundai's chairman, Chung Mong-koo said he wants all Hyundai and Genesis models to be “like new” after a decade on the road.
      On one hand, Biermann has a point. Luxury cars are notorious for being expensive to keep on the road, partly due to all the technology equipment fitted to them. On the other hand, those technologies are a big selling point on these vehicles. Buyers use these to justify the price and they are a cool party trick to show to friends and family.
      Source: Drive.com.au
    • By William Maley
      The head of Genesis, Manfred Fitzgerald reiterated that the brand would not be getting N performance models. 
      “I don’t think so right now,” he said to Motoring at the unveiling of the G70.
      We first reported that Genesis wasn't going to get any N models back in May.
      Fitzgerald's reasoning as to why Genesis will not see any N models is interesting, to say the least. He sees electrification as the equalizer on performance, making high-performance variants kind of moot as they might not be faster than the standard models.
      “Performance will not be on the same forefront of differentiator as it is today for ICEs [internal combustion engines]. Everybody is capable of doing an electric motor and putting it in a car, so the performance values will almost be the same. Nobody’s going to be interested in ‘A’ or ‘B’, so I think that will come down to a level playing field," said Fitzgerald.
      “If you look at the performance value of an electric vehicle today, there are a lot of ICEs that really struggle to keep up with that.” 
      The countless videos of Model S sedans smoking performance vehicles on the dragstrip attest to this train of thought. 
      But many will argue that outright performance is only one part of high-performance models. There is also the character, handling, and heritage these models have. Fitzgerald acknowledges this, but he sees a change incoming. One where tech and environmental concerns take the spotlight.
      “I grew up in that era… that was all right at the that time. I’m just looking forward to the future and I just don’t believe that that will still have the same power and same meaning as it did back then.”
      Genesis is working on two dedicated platforms for electric vehicles that are expected to debut in 2021 or 2022.
      Source: Motoring

      View full article
  • My Clubs

  • Who's Online (See full list)