• Sonata up 161 percent over 2009
  • Genesis sets an all-time sales record of 3,230

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2010 – HyundaiMotor America today announced all-time record September sales of 46,556, up 48 percent versus 2009. Retail sales were up 73 percent. For the year, Hyundai has reported total cumulative sales of 410,047, up 20 percent versus the same period in 2009, with retail sales up 26 percent. Fleet mix for the month was 14 percent.

“We are enthused to be actually building momentum as we exit the traditionally strong third quarter selling season and enter the fourth quarter under a full head of steam,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales, Hyundai Motor America. “September’s growth was led by a 161 percent sales increase by our game-changing 2011 Sonata and an all-time volume record for Genesis. In the fourth quarter, we expect continued growth as our 2011 Georgia-built Santa Fe reaches dealerships along with our all-new Alabama-built Sonata turbo producing 274 horsepower (more power than any V6 in the segment), while retaining 4-cylinder fuel-economy of 33 miles per gallon.”

Comparing calendar year-to-date results for 2010 with 2009, Elantra, Sonata, Tucson and Genesis sales increased 22 percent, 59 percent, 131 percent, and 34 percent, respectively. Genesis sales of 3,230 represent an all-time sales record, and mark the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.

CARLINE Sep-10 Sep-09 CY/2010 CY/2009
ACCENT 4,885 4,864 39,767 55,525
SONATA 20,639 7,898 149,123 93,575
ELANTRA 10,062 7,513 101,022 82,706
TIBURON 0 37 0 8,579
SANTA FE 3,719 7,010 60,829 58,067
AZERA 299 339 2,439 2,932
TUCSON 2,730 1,583 29,460 12,772
ENTOURAGE 0 28 0 3,423
VERACRUZ 992 574 6,088 8,704
GENESIS 3,230 1,665 21,319 15,934
TOTAL 46,556 31,511 410,047 342,217

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 about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance, and the job-loss vehicle return program. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit