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6th June, 2010

Hyundai’s Getz continues to retain a strong sales base, ranking first in the light car segment with a sales result of 1,957 units last month and achieving a monthly market share of 17.6%. Some 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.”

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Globally, Hyundai Motor Company’s 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.


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