Hyundai Motor America Reports May 2009 Sales image

Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 36,937 vehicles in May, a nine percent increase over April and a 20 percent decline versus a record-setting May 2008.

“Record sales of our new Genesis and Elantra Touring models, and continued strength of core models like the Alabama-built Sonata and Santa Fe, lift our retail market share to its highest level of the year,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America vice president of national sales. “What’s even more heartening for us is that May marks the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year monthly retail share gains, even as we’ve been steadily reducing our incentive spending.”

  CARLINE         MAY/2008     MAY/2009     CY/2008    CY/2009
  -------         --------     --------     -------     ------
  ACCENT           6,941        5,877       21,270      24,789
  SONATA          13,620       11,059       49,052      48,531
  ELANTRA         13,645        6,932       47,496      33,411
  TIBURON          1,023        1,640        3,988       7,903
  SANTA FE         6,604        6,486       31,547      26,325
  AZERA            1,221          346        9,698       1,638
  TUCSON           2,049        1,346        9,783       6,452
  ENTOURAGE          491          129        2,533       3,300
  VERACRUZ           821        1,043        5,666       6,294
  GENESIS              0        2,079            0       8,100
  TOTAL           46,415       36,937      181,033     166,743