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Hyundai 'satisfied' though sales are down

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CAL. - Hyundai Motor America announced Wednesday that it sold 40,721 vehicles in March, a five percent decline versus March 2008 but a 33 percent increase over February volume levels. 

"We are satisfied with our overall performance in this difficult business climate," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America vice president of national sales. "The fact that we experienced only a nominal decline from an all-time March sales record in 2008 is acceptable to us. Even with continued economic stress and industry uncertainty, this performance is a clear indication that the Hyundai brand is sustaining its momentum and expanding its relevance." 

"As we enter the important spring selling season, we fully expect to build on our one percent year-over-year sales increase for the first-quarter of 2009 with continued consumer interest in our Hyundai Assurance Program, growing recognition and acceptance of Genesis as North American Car of the Year, and terrific new models like the new Elantra Touring and Genesis Coupe which will be entering full launch mode."

Hyundai's only North American plant is located in Montgomery.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 780 dealerships nationwide.

Here's how the companies vehicle models have sold.                               

CARLINE

MAR/2008

MAR/2009

CY/2008

CY2009

ACCENT      

3,938

5,829

10,214

13,723

SONATA

11,306

12,406

24,431

25,657

ELANTRA   

11,505

9,510

23,870

21,795

TIBURON

829

1,891

2,071

2,910

SANTA FE

7,972

5,866

17,691

16,113

AZERA

2,922

387

5,706

1,003

TUCSON

2,427

1,346

6,013

3,678

ENTOURAGE

627

273

1,542

2,985

VERACRUZ

1,270

1,587

3,800

4,045

GENESIS

0

1,626

0

3,945

TOTAL

42,796

40,721

95,338

95,854

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