FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2009 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 401,742 for 2008, a decline of 14 percent over 2007.
“While 2008 was a tough year, we are encouraged that Hyundai was once again able to outperform the general market and increase our market share in the midst of unprecedented market conditions,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of national sales.
“We are looking forward to 2009,” added Zuchowski. “In fact, to help us build on the tenth anniversary of Hyundai’s industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, the ‘Hyundai Assurance Program’ has just been announced. The Hyundai Assurance Program provides new car buyers and lessees who lose their income protection against negative equity and credit rating concerns. With these two great tools in place and the strongest product lineup in our history, we are cautiously optimistic going into the New Year.” For details about the Hyundai Assurance Program please visit www.hyundaiusa.com.
Sales for December were 24,037, up 25 percent over November.
All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Hyundai buyers are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 790 dealerships nationwide.