Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales

Sixth Straight Month Breaking the 60,000 Mark
Best-Ever August Sales
Third Shift at Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Begins Production Today

COSTA MESA, Calif., September 4, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time August sales record of 61,099 units, a four percent increase compared with the same period a year ago and the best August sales level in company history, even topping the Cash for Clunkers mark set in 2009.

“We feel really good about the way August shaped up as our overall inventory situation continued to improve and consumer response to the all-new Santa Fe has been nothing short of remarkable,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales.

The all-new Azera continued its strong sales pace resulting in an incredible 977 percent gain over last August. The Elantra family and Tucson saw sales gains of 19.5 percent and 29 percent, respectively, over the same period a year ago, and Veloster remains red hot as customers now have a choice of both turbo and non-turbo models of the innovative three-door coupe. Hyundai fleet sales and mix remained relatively low at seven percent mix for the month and a nine percent mix year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

Carline AUG/2012 AUG/2011 CY/2012 CY/2011
ACCENT 5,398 5,289 47,125 36,245
SONATA 19,624 20,682 158,014 156,580
ELANTRA 17,989 15,054 134,270 133,536
SANTA FE 4,524 8,828 43,583 51,768
AZERA 959 89 5,102 1,328
TUCSON 5,376 4,156 33,271 31,172
VERACRUZ 963 857 6,116 6,019
VELOSTER 3,708 n/a 25,318 n/a
GENSIS 2,262 3,253 24,347 22,224
EQUUS 296 297 2,643 1,991
TOTAL 61,099 58,505 479,789 440,863




  AUGUST CAFE (mpg) 2012 CYTD CAFÉ AUGUST Window Label Combined MPG 2012 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG
Car 38.3 38.1 28.9 28.7
Truck 29.3 28.9 22.2 22.0
Hyundai Brand 37.6 37.3 28.4 28.1


  August 2012 CYTD
40-MPG Sales 23,887 185,326
Mix Of Total Sales 39% 39


In keeping with its industry-leading fuel efficiency status, Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.6 (EPA estimated 28.4 MPG window label value) in August, while selling 23,887 vehicles (39 percent of total sales) with EPA estimated 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.

“With today’s launch of the third shift at our Alabama plant where the Elantra and Sonata are built, and the launch of our all-new Santa Fe, built in Georgia, we’re feeling better about our ability to meet consumer demand for Hyundai cars and crossovers,” said John Krafcik president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.


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 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.