Hyundai’s multi-award winning i30 range has continued to win fans, leading its segment for the first time in March with a sales result of 3,678 units and a 16.4% segment share.
Hyundai also posted its best ever March result since the brand started selling cars in Australia in 1986. The sales result of 7,797 units was also its second best monthly sales result since the factory established the wholly owned subsidiary Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
In a total market that has increased +25.2% (March 2010 v. March 2009), Hyundai Motor Company Australia has achieved an overall increase in sales of +58.9% (representing 15 consecutive months of month-on-month sales growth).
“The team at Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealer network are delighted that more and more Australians are discovering the quality and value of today’s Hyundai range. Over 800,000 new Hyundais have now been delivered to Australian customers since the brand entered the market,” said Damien Meredith, Hyundai’s Director of Sales. “Today, the i-series range of products continues to grow. We will be launching the new i45 mid-sized sedan next month followed by the i20 compact hatch in the middle of the year.”
Meanwhile overseas, Hyundai Motor Company’s global sales increased +35.7% (March YTD 2010 v. March YTD 2009). Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time sales record for both the first quarter and for the month of March, selling 47,002 vehicles, up +15.4% (March YTD 2010 v. March YTD 2009). Based on retail-only sales data, the new i45 sedan – known as Sonata in North America - emerged as America’s third best-selling mid-size sedan
Hyundai’s Australian highlights include:
Hyundai’s result in March of 7,797 units (8.2% share) represents a +58.9% volume increase over its achievement of 4,907 units (6.5% share) in March 2009.
The i30 range ranked first in the small car segment, posting a best ever sales result of 3,678 units and a 16.4% market share.
Getz ranked second in the light car segment achieving 1,836 vehicle sales and a 15.1% market share.
In its first full month on sale, the all-new ix35 compact SUV achieved 533 units.
iLoad ranked second in the van segment after posting a sales result of 629 units and a 28.7% market share.
iMax ranked second in the people mover market, posting its best ever sales result of 290 units and market share of 23.5%.
Hyundai’s global March 2010 highlights include:
Hyundai’s South Korean domestic sales rose +20.7%% to 59,275 units in March from 49,114 units a year earlier, aided by two all new models, ix35 compact SUV and the all-new i45 mid-sized sedan.
In South Korea last month the all-new i45 mid-sized sedan, which went on sale in September 2009, sold 14,575 units – making it South Korea’s best selling model.
Total overseas sales, including both exports from South Korea and sales from overseas plants, rose by +39.6% to 258,698 units in March, up from 185,260 units a year earlier.
Exports were up +36.4% in March as compared to a year earlier.
Sales from overseas plants rose 41.6% percent to 163,559 units, led by China, India and The Czech Republic.
Hyundai’s global 1st quarter 2010 highlights include:
Hyundai’s South Korean domestic sales rose +29.9% to 168,030 units January to March YTD from 129,358 units a year earlier.
Total overseas sales, including both exports from South Korea and sales from overseas plants, rose by +37.8% to 672,228 units January to March, up from 487,879 units a year earlier.
Exports were up +22.6% January to March as compared to a year earlier.
Sales from overseas plants rose +47.2% percent to 442,803 units, led by China and India.
Hyundai Motor Company’s March 2010 global results
Unit = one vehicle
1. Commercial Vehicles (CV) include buses & trucks.
2. Hyundai Motor currently has 5 overseas plants in China, India, Turkey, the U.S.A and the Czech Republic.