HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS FEBRUARY SALES

  • Weather wreaks havoc on sales nationwide

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 3, 2014 – Hyundai Motor America announced February sales of 49,003, down six percent from a year ago while up 11 percent over January.

“I don’t like to make excuses, but the awful weather we saw across the country really hurt traffic to our dealerships and ultimately kept our sales at a pace well below what we were expecting,” said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of sales. “They say ‘If you want to see the sunshine you have to weather the storm,’ so we’re all looking forward to some sunshine in March.”

Despite a tough month, Hyundai saw sales of its two smallest cars, Accent and Veloster, up 20 percent and two CUVs, Santa Fe and Tucson, up 12 percent.

CARLINE

Feb. 2014

Feb. 2013

CY 2014

CY 2013

ACCENT

5,925

4,750

10,165

8,245

SONATA

11,190

16,007

21,005

29,254

ELANTRA

16,393

16,219

31,719

28,393

SANTA FE

6,993

6,339

13,714

12,330

AZERA

596

795

1,358

1,592

TUCSON

3,956

3,444

7,489

6,937

VERACRUZ

0

65

1

97

VELOSTER

2,083

1,905

3,904

3,664

GENESIS

1,607

2,517

3,066

4,989

EQUUS

260

270

587

523

TOTAL

49,003

52,311

93,008

96,024

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

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 more than 820 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 new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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