Hyundai Motor Reports May Global Sales

SEOUL, Korea, June 1, 2010 - Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, reports its domestic and overseas sales results for May 2010.

May 2010 Results

Hyundai Motor Reports May Global Sales - inlinetitle

May 2010 Highlights (year-on-year)

  • Domestic Sales
  • Down 22.7%
  • In May 2009, thanks to government incentives and tax benefits, Hyundai recorded a one-time gain in domestic sales. (63,718 units)

Overseas Sales

  • Up 33.3%
  • Exports from domestic plants up 51.4%, sales of overseas plants up 23.9%.

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group which was ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 3.1 million vehicles globally in 2009, posting sales of US$41.8 billion (including overseas plants, using the average currency exchange rate of 1,276 won per US dollar). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products are available at