- Sales of 33,200 units during July, up 10% compared to July 2011 - Models manufactured in Europe represent 70% of sales in the region - New Generation i30 wagon and New Generation Santa Fe to provide further boost during third quarter
Offenbach, Germany -- Hyundai sold 33,200 units in Europe during July, 10% ahead of the same month last year. For the year to date, Hyundai has sold 266,243 vehicles in Europe – an increase of 15% over the first seven months of 2011.
In July, 70% of cars sold in Europe were manufactured at the company’s European production facilities in Nošovice, Czech Republic, and ?zmit, Turkey. These factories are home to five Europe-focused products: New Generation i30 five-door and wagon, ix20 compact MPV and ix35 compact SUV (Nošovice), and New i20 (?zmit).
Of these models, ix35 (7,213 units) and New Generation i30 (6,232 units) remain the best-sellers in the month. Sales of the New Generation i30 will be boosted this quarter when the wagon body style reaches European showrooms. Hyundai’s performance will receive a further lift when its SUV range is enhanced by the arrival of the New Generation Santa Fe in September.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “Our sales performance in July continues a positive trend for Hyundai, thanks to the consumer appeal of cars designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, providing a boost to the region’s economy.”
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