Hyundai maintains 3,3% market share in Europe year-to-date
Outperforms overall European new-car market for 41 consecutive months
Set to achieve 3,5% market share by year-end
Offenbach, 15 June 2012
Hyundai has continued its strong growth in Europe, maintaining a 3,3% share of the European new car market for the first five months of the year – according to figures released by European motor industry body ACEA.
Hyundai has also now outperformed the European market trend for 41 consecutive months, after registering 36.506 new cars last month – an increase of 7% over May 2011, compared to a market that decreased by 8,4%. For the year to date, 187.667 Hyundai models have been registered in Europe, 9,8% up on the brand’s performance in 2011 while the market has declined by 7,3%.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “Our continued success in Europe this year is thanks to demand for our European models – cars such as the New Generation i30 and recently-launched New i20 that have been designed and engineered at our European studios.
“Both of these are also among the models manufactured in the region that account for 70% of our sales so far this year. With further new product launches over the next six months we expect to achieve 3,5% European market share by the end of 2012.”
All new Hyundai models sold in Europe come with Five Year Triple Care, Hyundai’s award-winning customer care package that includes a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.