Friday, July 06, 2007

Hyundai Closes First Half of 2007 With an All-Time Record

Hyundai Closes First Half Of 2007 With An All-Time Record

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 07/03/2007 Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 49,368 vehicles for the month, which was Hyundai's all-time, anytime, record sales month. Hyundai sales are up 12 percent month-over-month and 11 percent over last June on the strength of the growing Hyundai model line up.

Hyundai's all-new 2007 Santa Fe continued it strong pace with an increase over June 2006 of 37 percent, followed closely by Sonata which experienced a 28 percent sales increase. Our 2007 fuel-efficient Elantra kept the momentum going in its segment increasing sales 8 percent over June 2006, along with the Entourage that more than doubled its sales over the same period last year.

"The first half of 2007 was the most successful in Hyundai history," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. "Our second quarter sales rebounded strongly and resulted in first half sales which were up 1 percent over record 2006 levels. We are encouraged by this strong momentum and are well positioned for continued growth in the second half."

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty™. Hyundai buyers are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.

Following is the sales breakdown for June 2007:

CARLINE JUNE/2007 JUNE/2006 CY2007 CY2006
ACCENT 4,067 5,848 18,296 17,446
SONATA 15,080 11,739 67,658 87,361
ELANTRA 9,617 8,868 49,932 52,661
TIBURON 1,670 2,135 7,395 9,154
SANTA FE 8,460 6,156 44,372 24,289
AZERA 1,807 2,778 12,539 13,918
TUCSON 3,639 5,474 20,350 26,620
ENTOURAGE 3,479 1,510 11,946 2,704
VERACRUZ 1,549 n/a 3,477 n/a
TOTAL 49,468 44,580 236,595 234,035

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