Hyundai reports record 2011 sales in the U.S. image

Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 645,691 units in 2011, up 20 percent versus 2010.

In December, Hyundai’s U.S. subsidiary sold 50,765 vehicles, 13 percent more than in the same month from 2010. Sales to fleet accounts represented just 10 percent of total sales for 2011 and three percent for the month of December.

“We finished 2011 with solid momentum and much improved inventory levels and are enthusiastic about our prospects for 2012 as we continue to launch a broad array of new product entries,” said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America’s executive vice president of national sales.

The best-selling Hyundai model in the U.S. last year was the Alabama-built Sonata, with sales of 225,961 units, an increase of 15 percent. North American Car of the Year finalist Hyundai Elantra sold 186,361 units, a whopping 41 percent rise over 2010. The all-new Accent saw a sales increase of 7 percent over 2010, to 55,601 units.

“December was another record-setting month and 2011 a record-setting year for Hyundai. Hyundai sold a record 645,691 units this year, built over 420,000 cars right here in the U.S., and achieved an industry-leading 36.1 miles per gallon CAFÉ level doing it,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.