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September 2017: Hyundai Motor America


William Maley

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Hyundai Motor America Reports September Sales

  • Best All-Time Tucson and CUV September Sales
  • Three-Millionth Elantra Sold During the Month And Donated to a First Responder Hero in Baytown, Texas
  • Genesis Sales Up 43 Percent

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported September sales of Hyundai and Genesis branded vehicles of 57,007 units, a 14 percent decline compared with the company's best all-time September in 2016. CUV sales continue to grow with both Tucson and Santa Fe up compared with a year ago and Tucson achieving a record September, up 38 percent year-over-year. The overall monthly sales decline continues to be attributed to a reduction in fleet sales that were down 37 percent from a year ago.

SALES BY BRAND

 

Sept-17

Sept-16

2017 YTD

2016 YTD

Hyundai

55,271

65,399

496,638

584,980

Genesis

1,736

1,211

15,102

2,708

TOTAL

57,007

66,610

511,740

587,688

 

HYUNDAI BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
"The Hyundai Tucson continues to be a standout with another month over 10,000 units, leading to our best CUV September of all time," said John Angevine, director, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. "While our car-to-SUV mix is improving, it's still in an inverse position to the industry. Despite that, we've retained our retail market share for the year."

September was a busy month for Hyundai with several significant product and technology launches, and corporate initiatives. On the product and technology front, the all-new 2018 Accent made its U.S. debut at the Orange County Auto Show, a new Rear Occupant Alert system was unveiled, Elantra was named highest in overall owner experience for vehicle technology by J.D. Power and the first SEMA display car was released, the i30N that successfully competed in the 24-hours of Nurburgring. Hyundai Motor America also welcomed its new president and CEO, Kenny Lee, opened more than 100 EV charging stations at its headquarters, gave its three-millionth Elantra sold to a first responder hero in Texas and is preparing a major announcement for its renowned Assurance program on Oct. 10.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai's non-profit organization committed to the fight against pediatric cancer, launched its annual campaign in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September as well. Throughout the month, Hope On Wheels awarded 40 research grants to children's hospitals across the country, adding $8.5 million in critical funds to the field of pediatric cancer research.

HYUNDAI MODELS

Vehicle

Sept-17

Sept-16

2017 YTD

2016 YTD

Accent

7,379

7,495

44,641

62,200

Azera

237

419

2,611

3,775

Elantra

14,401

19,382

143,067

157,050

Equus

1

60

20

1,297

Genesis

4

845

1,132

21,663

Santa Fe

11,420

11,350

95,655

98,298

Sonata

9,889

15,347

107,718

155,279

Tucson

10,118

7,333

82,839

65,333

Veloster

685

3,168

10,526

20,085

Ioniq

1,137

0

8,429

0

 

GENESIS BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
September Genesis sales totaled 1,736, a 43 percent increase over last year.

"Our G80 and G90 sedan lineup saw strong demand as the summer sales season wound to a close," said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market. "Additionally, we couldn't be more proud of the accolades our brand collected during that time. Our brand or products gathered awards from distinguished third parties like J.D. Power, AutoPacific and Strategic Vision while our product's safety capabilities were recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."

GENESIS MODELS

Vehicle

Sept-17

Sept-16

2017 YTD

2016 YTD

G80

1,367

1,201

11,856

2,698

G90

369

10

3,246

10

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