Hyundai Motor Achieves 10 Million Sales in America

hyundai10millionHyundai Motor has achieved a monumental milestone in the United States, selling its 10 millionth vehicle, since its entry into the market 29 years ago.Hyundai entered the United States market in 1986 with the subcompact Excel, and with very little awareness of the Hyundai brand or its products, customer response was immediate — Hyundai sold 168,882 Excels right out of the gate. Within seven months, Hyundai sold its 100,000th Excel, helping to set an industry record for the most first-year sales for an import car company.hyundaiexcel

Hyundai Excel

Hyundai Motor has been one of the fastest-growing automobile companies in America, due to its current lineup of Accent, Azera, Elantra, Equus, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, Sonata PHEV, Tucson and Veloster. This diverse lineup incorporates new levels of quality, safety, performance and luxury, all while retaining Hyundai Motor’s legacy for great value.hyundai10million1

Road to 10 Million: Top Five Nameplates

Model

 Percentage of Sales  

 No. of Units

 Best-Selling Year

Sonata

 24.98%

 2,498,203

 2012

Elantra

 24.85%

 2,484,788

 2013

Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport

 12.45%

 1,244,934

 2004

Excel

 11.47%

 1,146,962

 1987

Accent

 11.03%

 1,103,337 

 2001

Ten years ago, Hyundai expanded its operations to include building cars in the United States when it opened the doors of its Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant in 2005. Through today, HMMA has built 2,660,314 vehicles, including two of Hyundai’s all-time best-selling models: Sonata, which comprises 64 percent of total production at HMMA, and Elantra with 23 percent.

Hyundai shocked the automotive industry in 1998 when it introduced its warranty program, which is known today as Hyundai Assurance or America’s Best Warranty. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the United States are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai also challenged the industry in 2011 with the introduction of Blue Link®, the telematics platform exclusive to Hyundai models.

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