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Hyundai Marches past another record

Hyundai sells 8,709 vehicles in March
Highest March sales on record for Hyundai in Australia
Hyundai ranked third overall for total sales in March
Hyundai ranked second overall for passenger car sales in March
Hyundai ix35 No.1 selling Small SUV <$40k in March
Hyundai i20 No.1. selling Light Car <$25k in March
Hyundai Veloster No.1. selling Sports Car <$80k in March
Five Hyundai models achieved top-three results in their respective segments

8th April 2015 - Hyundai Motor Company Australia has finished March in third position in the overall sales ranking, with sales of 8,709 units, an increase of +1.2% YOY and equating to an 8.3% market share. Hyundai’s passenger car sales of 6,381 units placed the brand in second position ahead of Holden, Volkswagen, and Mercedes Benz, with a 13.2% market share.

Hyundai’s ix35 has secured the No.1. selling model Small SUV <$40k this month, joined by Hyundai Veloster in the Sports Car <$80k segment and Hyundai’s i20 which secured No.1. selling Light Car <$25k for the month of March. A further three Hyundai models achieved podium results with iLoad finishing in second place, while iMax and i30 both achieved third place ranking in their respective segments

Hyundai claimed its dominance of the Light Car <$25k segment with 1,591 unit sales of i20 model achieving a 14.9% market share ahead of Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 in March.

In the competitive Small SUV <$40k segment ix35 once again took first place for No.1. model sales in the segment with 1,344 units sold and a market share of 15.6%.

The Veloster returned to the spotlight in the Sports Car <$80k segment securing No.1. selling model with unit sales of 347 and a market share of 28.5%.

“Our March results are an excellent way to finish the first sales quarter of the year with another consistent month, buoyed by excellent results for i20, ix35 and Veloster,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia COO, John Elsworth. “Taking second place in passenger car sales is also a significant achievement for the brand.”

Hyundai Motor Company Australia – March 2015 Results:

Light Cars <$25k: i20 ranked 1st with sales of 1,591 units, while combined sales of i20 (1,591 units) and Accent (902 units) achieved a total of 2,493 units and a combined market share of 23.3%
Small Cars <$40k: i30 ranked 3rd with sales of 2,098 units, while combined sales of i30 (2,098 units) and Elantra (894 units) achieved a total 2,992 units and a combined segment share of 15.1%
Medium <$60k: i40 ranked 6th with sales of 209 units and 4.6% segment share. All-new Sonata ranked 8th with sales of 110 units and a market share of 2.4%
Large <$70k: Genesis ranked 4th with sales of 59 units and 1.7% segment share
SUV Small <$40k: ix35 ranked 1st with sales of 1,344 units and 15.6% segment share
SUV Large <$70k: Santa Fe ranked 7th with sales of 598 units and 5.9% segment share
Sports Cars <$80k: Veloster ranked 1st with sales of 347 units and 28.5% segment share
People Movers <$60K: iMax ranked 3rd with sales of 171 units and 18.4% segment share
Van/CC 2.5-3.5t: iLoad ranked 2nd with sales of 386 units and 26.9% segment share
Hyundai Motor America reported its best month ever sales result in company history, selling 75,019 units for the month of March, +12% versus the same period last year. Genesis led the charge with +141% increase YOY, followed by Elantra reporting +34% increase over last year.

Hyundai Motor Company – Global March 2015 Result


Mar-15

YoY

Mar-14

Domestic Sales

Passenger Cars

30,383

8.8%

27,921

SUVs

11,239

-12.7%

12,875

CVs

16,343

-4.0%

17,016

Total

57,965

0.3%

57,812

Overseas Sales

Exports

105,624

-4.6%

110,691

Overseas Plants

273,230

3.2%

264,682

Total

378,854

0.9%

375,373

Global Sales

436,819

0.8%

433,185

 

1. Commercial Vehicles (CV) include buses & trucks.

2. Hyundai Motor currently has overseas plants in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S.

※Excludes CKD (Complete Knock Down) unit sales.

 

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