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Hyundai sets all-time sales record

A Hyundai worker puts together a Sonata sedan. Hyundai is having its best sales ever. A Hyundai worker puts together a Sonata sedan. Hyundai is having its best sales ever.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Consumers are scooping up Hyundai automobiles almost as fast as the company can make them. That means the company's Montgomery plant is back to a five-day work week.

Tuesday the company announced an all-time sales record, some 60,000 units sold for the month of August. That number was a 47 percent increase of the same time last year and a 33 percent jump from July.

Hyundai says it has made sales gains year-over-year for the for last eight consecutive months.

"August was a shot-in-the-arm for the industry, and a great month for Hyundai and our dealers, with all-time sales records for the Hyundai brand, Elantra and Genesis," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.

The Cash for Clunkers program is being credited for some of the sales gaines. "Elantra was well-positioned to take advantage of the CARS program with its fuel-efficiency and J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey award," said Krafcik, "while Genesis, the North American Car of the Year and the most-awarded new car of 2009 with over 20 awards, continues to attract smart consumers looking for outstanding value and quality in premium market segments."

"The successful Cash for Clunkers program stimulated the auto industry in time for the summer selling season, and we will work to continue that momentum through the fall," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president of sales.

CARLINE

AUGUST/2009

AUGUST/2008

CY/2009

CY/2008

ACCENT      

10,099

6,455

50,661

 41,379

SONATA

11,815

11,477

85,677

88,813

ELANTRA   

21,673

10,031

75,193

82,463

TIBURON

45

984

8,542

7,053

SANTA FE

10,791

7,675

51,057

51,953

AZERA

336

703

2,593

12,954

TUCSON

2,531

1,685

11,189

14,953

ENTOURAGE

20

391

3,395

3,905

VERACRUZ

841

552

8,130

7,600

GENESIS

2,316

1,177

14,269

1,826

TOTAL

60,467

41,130

310,706

312,899

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