Beats all-time sales record for the first half of the year
Best June ever
Equus has best month ever

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 3, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America, the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S., today announced an all-time June sales record of 63,813 units, up eight percent over last year’s all-time June record. Retail-only sales were up nine percent. For the first half of the year, sales are up 10 percent to a record 356,669 units, with retail sales up 13 percent.

“Despite a slight softening in May and June from the surprisingly strong industry retail sales pace for the first four months of the year, the Hyundai brand continues to build retail sales momentum and consistently achieve all-time monthly volume records,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. “We expect continued sales growth during the robust summer selling season, with help from three recent and extremely exciting new additions to our line-up of industry-leading fuel-efficient vehicles: our all-new Veloster Turbo, the Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe.”

The all-new Azera, recently named an IIHS’ Top Safety Pick, continued its strong sales pace resulting in a 350 percent gain over last June. Accent and Sonata saw sales gains of 57 percent and 12 percent respectively, over the same period a year ago. Elantra sales declined 12 percent purely as a function of very low inventory levels, with just 8,160 Elantra sedans in dealer stock nationally at month-end. Hyundai’s family of premium products, Genesis and Equus, continue to deliver outstanding sales results finishing the month up 11 percent. Contrary to industry trends this month, Hyundai fleet sales and mix were once again down from last year, to an 11 percent mix for the month and a nine percent mix year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

Carline JUNE/2012 JUNE/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 5,660 3,612 36,470 24,018
SONATA 20,931 18,644 117,412 115,014
ELANTRA 17,655 19,992 97,769 103,301
SANTA FE 6,703 7,987 34,440 34,821
AZERA 1,001 222 3,166 1,095
TUCSON 4,231 4,406 23,833 23,537
VERACRUZ 671 976 3,783 4,165
VELOSTER 3,232 n/a 18,829 n/a
GENSIS 3,374 3,149 18,982 15,454
EQUUS 355 221 1,985 1,392
TOTAL 63,813 59,209 356,669 322,797




  AUGUST CAFE (mpg) 2012 CYTD CAFÉ AUGUST Window Label Combined MPG 2012 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG
Car 37.8 38 28.5 28.6
Truck 28.8 28.9 22 22
Hyundai Brand 37 37.2 28 28


  JUNE 2012 CYTD
40-MPG Sales 24,140 137,922
Mix Of Total Sales 38% 39%


In keeping with its industry-leading fuel efficiency status, Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.0 MPG (28.5 MPG label value) in June, while selling 24,140 vehicles (38 percent of total sales) with 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.

“June was another month for us to salute the dedicated Hyundai manufacturing teams for their efforts to keep up with consumer demand, and our hard-working dealers for their efforts matching consumers with light on-ground and inbound inventory,” said John Krafcik president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “With retail inventories of just 28 days, we’re doing our best to meet demand and appreciate the patience of Hyundai shoppers looking to put a new Hyundai in their driveway.”


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 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the 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.