The South Korean automaker has achieved a very important threshold: for the first time one of its vehicles has been sold in more than 10 million units globally.
We’re talking about the award-winning Elantra – also known as the Avante in certain parts of the world. The car has all the glory to itself – it’s the only Hyundai that has achieved the milestone and joins a select, double-digit club of cars that have surpassed the mark. In order to achieve the feat, the Elantra, which has been revealed back in the distant year of 1990 (24 years ago), sold an average of 420,000 units per year, or approximately 1,100 each single day.
Together with the Sonata, Elantra is a big volume maker for Hyundai on the US market, where it also won the prestigious North American Car of the Year accolade two years ago. The model is produced locally at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama, US. The South Korean automaker raised across the ranks from the affordable underdog to the status of the world’s fifth-largest automaker (together with affiliate Kia Motors) by offering a mix of great model design, increased functionality and performance. The brand is also keen to promote its reliability, offering in the US – for example – a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty or a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.