Hyundai maintains momentum entering 2010
KICKS OFF NEW YEAR WITH BEST JANUARY EVER
MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. kicked off 2010 by recording its best January ever. With 6,084 units sold, the company beat its previous best January by nearly 1,300 units. That record was set back in 1986.
With a year-over-year increase of over 32 per cent, January marked twelve straight months of best-ever months for Hyundai, and thirteen straight months of double-digit sales increases for the South Korean company.
“We have a lot to be proud of at Hyundai right now,” said Steve Kelleher, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “We’ve just come off our best year ever, and things look very promising for 2010 as well. I’m confident that we will be able to achieve another year of double-digit sales growth and that we’ll break the 100,000 unit barrier again.”
Kelleher believes the company’s new Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy will help the company achieve its goals in 2010. The all-new 2010 Tucson is in dealerships now and is the first model to sport this new design theme. Tucson sales in January were up 153 per cent compared to January 2009. The all-new 2011 Sonata – which will be shown for the first time in Canada at the Canadian International Auto Show later this month – is another model created under the Fluidic Sculpture umbrella and will go on sale within the next two months. Sonata is one of Hyundai Canada’s strongest models; with an increase of over one hundred per cent from January 2009, the completely overhauled model holds significant potential once it goes on sale.
The refreshed-for-2010 Santa Fe recorded a significant increase in sales as well. With its new six-speed transmissions, new four-cylinder engine, and an enhanced V6 powertrain with increased power and improved fuel economy, the 2010 Santa Fe promises to make an impact in the compact SUV segment. Sales in January were up over 48 per cent compared to January, 2009.