Hyundai Elantra, Azera and All-New Santa Fe, receive ALG’s award for the highest residual value in their class; all post solid sales gains

Elantra sees sales gain of 28 percent

COSTA MESA, Calif., December 3, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 53,487 vehicles in November, an eight percent total sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales are also up eight percent for the first eleven months of the year.

“The Black Friday sales period once again provided a strong boost for Hyundai in the back half of the month and helped break our all-time November sales record,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. “We were also very encouraged by the strong sales recovery experienced in those northeastern regions that were ravaged by Super Storm Sandy and expect continued momentum there for the balance of the year.”

The recent recipients of ALG’s award for the highest residual value — Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe — all experienced solid sales gains over last November, with Elantra up 28 percent. Sonata sales continue to be strong registering a 13 percent uptick for the month. Additionally, the new three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe made its world debut at last week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, joining the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, and will be on sale early 2013.

“We’re encouraged that the 10 percent month-over-month lift firms like Compete have seen in our shopper counts has translated to our best-ever November retail sales and total sales,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “With increased Elantra availability, thanks to the recently added third shift in our Alabama plant, and demand high for everything in our lineup from Accent to Equus, we’re looking forward to breaking our all-time annual sales record early in December.”


CARLINE NOV/2012 NOV/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 3,260 4,682 58,071 50,285
SONATA 17,660 15,668 209,779 208,621
ELANTRA 15,923 12,414 183,010 173,336
SANTA FE 6,754 6,129 63,737 69,309
AZERA 751 58 7,584 1,506
TUCSON 3,838 4,101 45,133 42,774
VERACRUZ 491 1,018 8,174 8,603
VELOSTER 2,084 2,538 32,886 7,096
GENSIS 2,385 2,702 31,576 30,528
EQUUS 341 300 3,622 2,868
TOTAL 53,487 49,610 643,572 594,926



  February Label Combined MPG March Window Label Combined MPG 2013 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG
Car 27.9 27.7 28.0
Truck 22.6 22.6 22.1
Hyundai Brand 27.7 27.5 27.6



Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.