• Soaring demand leads to all-time record May sales
  • Design, residual values, and fuel economy clicking with customers

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 2, 2010 - Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 49,045 vehicles in May, a 33 percent increase versus May 2009 and an all-time May sales record for Hyundai. The all-new Sonata and Tucson saw sales soar 92 percent and 227 percent, respectively, over last May. This marks the seventeenth consecutive month of year-over-year retail market share gains for Hyundai and the best share month this year. Year to date, Hyundai sales are up 23 percent compared with 2009.

“As we continue to refresh and expand our model line-up, we are clearly appealing to customers who have placed Hyundai on their shopping list for the very first time,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s vice present of national sales. “This considerable broadening of our customer base comes at a time when we are continuing to reduce our fleet mix, thus improving the overall quality of our market share.

“For the third straight month, our all-new Sonata is the third-best selling mid-size car in the country in retail sales, well ahead of strong rivals such as Nissan Altima, Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion,” Zuchowski added. “Sonata is the number one researched car at for the eleventh straight week and consumers love Sonata’s breakthrough design, 35 mile-per-gallon fuel economy, and lower depreciation than Honda Accord.”

On a year-over-year basis, Elantra, Sonata and Tucson sales increased 30, 47 and 153 percent, respectively. Genesis achieved an all-time monthly sales record, with sales up 27 percent, marking the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gain.


CARLINE May-10 May-09 CY/2010 CY/2009
ACCENT 4,185 5,877 22,463 24,789
SONATA 21,195 11,059 71,478 48,531
ELANTRA 9,781 6,932 43,319 33,411
TIBURON 0 1,640 0 7,903
SANTA FE 6,157 6,486 36,790 26,325
AZERA 218 346 1,153 1,638
TUCSON 4,395 1,346 16,307 6,452
ENTOURAGE 0 129 0 3,300
VERACRUZ 634 1,043 2,745 6,294
GENESIS 2,480 2,079 10,322 8,100
TOTAL 49,045 36,937 204,577 166,743

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 through almost 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit