Podium finish in May for Hyundai

News media release 4th June, 2014


  • Hyundai ranked third overall for total car sales in May
  • Hyundai ranked second overall for passenger car sales in May
  • 24th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth for Hyundai Australia – two full years of growth
  • Highest May sales result for Hyundai on record – 22nd consecutive record-breaking month
  • Two Hyundai models achieved first place results in their respective segments
  • Hyundai ix35 remains the top selling Small SUV for 15th consecutive month


Hyundai Motor Company Australia has finished May celebrating its 24th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth, placing third overall with 8,403 total sales, equating to 8.9% market share. Total industry sales for the month of 94,562 were down -2.3% compared with the same month last year. Hyundai’s May result is up +4.7% compared to the same period last year, making it the highest May sales result for the brand on record – and the 22 nd consecutive record-beating month.

For passenger car sales, Hyundai’s total of 6,047 units placed the brand in second position, with a 13.8% market share, up +2% on the same period last year, overtaking Mazda in year to date total passenger car sales.

Hyundai models placed first in two segments, with another three models ranking top three for their respective segments.

The ix35 continues to be the number one selling vehicle in the competitive Small SUV <$40k segment with 1,405 units sold in May, achieving a 20.4% segment share. This is the 15th consecutive month the ix35 has led the segment.

The light <$25K segment was dominated by Hyundai’s i20, selling 1,406 units and achieving a 16.4% segment share with sales of i20 and Accent (599 units) combined to achieve a segment share of 23.4%. May was the fifth consecutive month of Hyundai being in the number one position in the light segment.

Another four Hyundai models also achieved podium results in May, with the Veloster and iLoad finishing in second place, and the i30 and iMax finishing in third place in their respective segments.

“Hyundai Australia is all about solid, sustainable growth,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Office, John Elsworth. “To achieve 24 consecutive months of year-on-year growth is outstanding. It’s a great tribute to all our national staff and our highly effective dealer network that we continue to buck the market trend and deliver results like this – and we are clearly providing products that Australian customers love.”

Hyundai Motor Company Australia – April Results:

  • Light Cars <$25k : i20 ranked first with sales of 1,406 units and 16.4% segment share
  • Small Cars <$40k: i30 ranked third with sales of 2,553 units and 13.3% segment share
  • Medium <$60K : i40 ranked fifth with sales of 205 units and 5.3% segment share
  • SUV Small <$40k : ix35 ranked first with sales of 1,405 units and 20.4% segment share
  • SUV Large <$70k: Santa Fe ranked eighth with sales of 561 units and 5.8% segment share
  • Sports Cars <$80k: Veloster ranked second with sales of 300 units and 23.2% segment share
  • People Movers <$55K: iMax ranked third with sales of 152 units and 17.4% segment share
  • Van/CC 2.5-3.5t: iLoad ranked second with sales of 390 units and 27.8% segment share

Hyundai Motor America announced its best month ever with May sales of 70,907 units sold, up +3.7% versus the same period in 2013, setting an all-time record. Both premium sedans, Equus and Genesis, experienced sales gains up 26 and 24 percent, respectively for the month.