Hyundai Getz on with the job

June 3, 2010 - Hyundai’s Getz light car continues to retain a strong fan base, ranking first in the light car segment with a sales result of 1,957 units and achieving a monthly market share of 17.6%. 9,629 Getz have been sold May YTD 2010.

Hyundai also posted its best ever May result since the since the brand started selling cars in Australia in 1986, posting a sales result of 6,378 units.

In a total market that has increased +18.3% (May 2010 v. May 2009), Hyundai Motor Company Australia has achieved an overall increase in sales of +23.2% (representing 17 consecutive months of month-on-month sales growth).

"The team at Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealer network are especially pleased with the continuing interest in the Getz line-up,” said Damien Meredith, Hyundai’s Director of Sales. “Customers are now receiving their new i45 sedans and the team is preparing for the launch of the exciting new i20 compact hatch which will be a highly competitive entrant to the light car segment when it goes on sale in July.”

Overseas, Hyundai Motor Company’s global sales increased +19% (May 2010 v. May 2009) to 298,036 units. Hyundai Motor America posted its best ever May result as consumers continue to respond positively to the company’s all-new i45 and ix35 models. In May, the company sold 49,045 vehicles in the U.S., up +33% (May 2010 v. May 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 for the third month in a row.

Hyundai’s Australian highlights include:

  • Hyundai’s result in May of 6,378 units (7.1% share) represents a +23.2% volume increase over its achievement of 5,178 units (6.9% share) in May 2009.
  • Getz ranked first in the light car segment achieving 1,957 vehicle sales and a 17.6% market share.
  • In the SUV medium segment, Santa Fe posted its best ever sales result of 539 units, since the model first came to Australia in 2000.
  • iLoad ranked second in the van segment after posting a sales result of 437 units and a 21.3% market share.

Hyundai’s global May 2010 highlights include:

  • Hyundai’s South Korean domestic sales declined -22.7%% to 49,228 units in May from 63,718 units a year earlier, due to market stimulation activities in May 2009.
  • Total overseas sales, including both exports from South Korea and sales from overseas plants, rose by +33.3% to 248,808 units in May, up from 186,710 units a year earlier.
  • Exports were up +51.4% in May as compared to a year earlier.
  • Sales from overseas plants rose +23.9% percent to 152,630 units.

Hyundai’s global May YTD 2010 highlights include:

  • Hyundai’s South Korean domestic sales rose +13.4% to 272,597 units May YTD from 240,415 units a year earlier.
  • Total overseas sales, including both exports from South Korea and sales from overseas plants, rose by +35.3% to 1,177,673 units May YTD, up from 870,593 units a year earlier.
  • Exports were up +32.9% May YTD as compared to a year earlier.
  • Sales from overseas plants rose +36.6% percent to 750,626 units.

Hyundai Motor Company’s May 2010 global results



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Hyundai Motor Company Australia
Established in 1967, the Hyundai Automotive Group is the world’s fifth largest and fastest growing major automotive manufacturer. Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on October 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality and safety, with innovations such as ESC Stability Control and Australia’s first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres.

2008 marked Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s entrance into the Light Commercial Vehicle market in Australia. For more information visit: www.hyundai.com.au to learn more about Australia’s fastest growing automotive company.

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