FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2006 – Hyundai Motor America sold 30,479 units during the month of October, up 3.6 percent over October 2005. With the strong sales of the Elantra and the all-new 2007 Santa Fe, sales were up 13.5 percent and 22.2 percent respectively over October 2005. The Hyundai Azera also continued to perform well, up 48.3 percent compared with October 2005 XG350 sales.
“We are very pleased to see a strong start to the fourth quarter of 2006 as we close in on our year-end sales targets and as our dealer inventory of ’06 models continues a strong selldown,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “Our model line-up will get a boost from the all-new 2007 Elantra entering dealerships this month and we look forward to a strong end to the sales year.”
All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Hyundai buyers are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty and 5-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance protection.
Following is the sales breakdown for October 2006: