Hyundai Motor America Reports Record January Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 – Coming off a record 2012 sales year, Hyundai Motor America today announced a continuation of that momentum by setting a new all-time record for January sales with 43,713 units, up 2.4 percent versus 2012.

Improved availability on key volume vehicles at Hyundai dealers across the nation played a substantial role in achieving yet another all-time monthly sales record. Fleet mix was 15 percent for the month.

The same trend held true with Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales as 2012’s record January was immediately eclipsed this year with a best ever 5,393 CPO units, up 16.8 percent versus 2012.

“Despite some lingering economic concerns, January turned out to be a solid first month for us,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president, national sales. “The all-new Santa Fe Sport, recently named Best New Crossover in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and the Elantra GT, Best New Car Under $20,000, both continue to do quite well with the Santa Fe selling 5,991, and the Elantra family totaling 12,174, up 24.4 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively, over the same period last year. We look forward to adding the all-new seven passenger Santa Fe to our line-up next month, allowing growing families an opportunity to experience the Hyundai brand.”

“We’ve got a solid foundation going into the new year,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve got a great line-up of vehicles and we’re looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday when we’ll share with upwards of 110 million viewers our all-new Santa Fe, our premium Genesis sedan and the surprising Sonata 2.0T.”


CARLINE JAN/2013 JAN/2012 CY/2013 CY/2012
ACCENT 3,495 4,341 3,495 4,341
SONATA 13,247 14,489 13,247 14,489
ELANTRA 12,174 10,900 12,174 10,900
SANTA FE 5,991 4,818 5,991 4,818
AZERA 797 18 797 18
TUCSON 3,493 3,116 3,493 3,116
VERACRUZ 32 736 32 736
VELOSTER 1,759 1,693 1,759 1,693
GENSIS 2,472 2,291 2,472 2,291
EQUUS 253 292 253 292
TOTAL 43,713 42,694 43,713 42,694



  February Label Combined MPG March Window Label Combined MPG 2013 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG
Car 27.9 27.6 27.6
Truck 22.9 22.9 22.9
Hyundai Brand 27.7 27.4 27.4



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.