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Hyundai Moves up to 5th Best Selling Brand

May 6th, 2009
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Following a strong 1st quarter performance, Hyundai has continued its progressive growth in April.

Hyundai was the only top 10 brand to post a sales increase in both April as well as the first four months of 2009 compared with the same period last year, realising a 12.3% (April 2009 v. April 2008) and 12.2% (April YTD 2009 v. April YTD 2008)  increase.  Market share for the first four months of 2009 was 6.1% with 16,895 cars sold.

Highlights include:

  • The multi-award winning i30 range ranked third in the small segment with an 11% market share after posting a sales result of 1,491 cars (including 235 new i30cw wagons).
  • The iLoad van range, Delivery Magazine’s ‘Best Medium Van 2008’ ranked equal second (up from 3rd in March) in the van segment, achieving 147 sales
  • The iMax 8 seat shuttle, Australia’s Best Cars ‘Best People Mover 2008’ ranked 4th (up from 5th in March) its segment.
  • As in March, Getz ranked 2nd and Tucson ranked 3rd in their respective segments.
  • With 4,136 vehicles sold, Hyundai achieved a 6.5% market share in April, the best April sales result since 1999.
  • Hyundai ranked fifth in the passenger car market with an 8.4% market share (the highest passenger car market share since December 2001) and 5th overall for the month.
  • In terms of YTD total sales, Feb YTD positioned Hyundai at 8th overall, March YTD saw the brand climb to 6th.and April YTD sees Hyundai move up to 5th overall.

“April’s results send a strong signal that the Hyundai brand is breaking old prejudices and winning new customers with a world class multi-award winning range of product that offers consumers outstanding value, low cost of ownership, as well as high levels of safety technology,” commented Kevin McCann, Director of Sales and Marketing.

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